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Short, short tale of loss is a big winner

Short, short tale of loss is a big winner

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A story inspired by a writing exercise in a class taught by Helene Seifer at The Ebell is among winners in the Summer 2020 Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) Short Story Contest. Seifer’s story, “The Last Time I Saw Her,” was one of 12 winners from among 265 entries. The winners are posted on the […]

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Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, I wrote the Larchmont Chronicle’s article celebrating Kip’s Toyland’s 70th anniversary. It’s now five years on, and life has changed quite a bit around the globe. But thankfully, not at Kip’s Toyland. “We just keep trucking along,” says Lily Kipper, the granddaughter and buyer / store-manager of store founder Irvin ‘Kip’ Kipper, […]

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Youth Sports: Talk about rough timing to start a column

Youth Sports: Talk about rough timing to start a column

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

I was invited to write the “Youth Sports” column for the Larchmont Chronicle after inquiring this summer if the publication could use another writer. I’ve been a columnist for “Drag Racer Magazine” and am presently assistant editor of “Amateur Wrestling News.” I also coached in St. Brendan’s boys’ basketball league so, of course, a local […]

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Nonprofits pivot for this year’s gala season — with success

Nonprofits pivot for this year’s gala season — with success

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cocktails, a fine dinner, a silent auction, live entertainment, celebrities and a glittering array of guests — a standard formula for major gala fundraising events for many organizations. But not this year. While many nonprofits are canceling or postponing such events, others are pivoting, creating gala-type events that take social distancing or virtual connection into […]

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Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween came early this year to Wilshire Park. In lieu of its annual Halloween Haunt, the neighborhood kicked off the season with an “in-your-own-front-yard” picnic and a scavenger hunt. And residents opened a ghoulish storefront, d’See’s, as in “deceased,” said Wilshire Park Association (WPA) board member Lorna Hennington. WPA Treasurer Roberta O’Donnell researched the history […]

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COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween is one of this community’s, and all of greater Los Angeles’, most beloved holidays. Maybe it’s our residents’ penchant for set and costume design or our balmy late October nights? Either way, the celebrations usually begin well before Oct. 31. As with all aspects of life in the COVID-19 era, things are a bit […]

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