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New things to come in 2021 for Scout troops and packs

New things to come in 2021 for Scout troops and packs

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, Boy and Cub Scouts still meet (albeit via Zoom), participate in activities together (outdoors and socially distanced), and explore new territory (though maybe closer to home). Cub Scouts Pack 16 Cubmaster Alexandra Liston of Cub Scouts Pack 16 (for grades kindergarten to 5th), which meets through St. Brendan School, said […]

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Same great bite-size joy, Girl Scout cookie sale

Same great bite-size joy, Girl Scout cookie sale

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Girl Scout cookies are always met with great delight, but especially with an ongoing pandemic, local Girl Scouts hope their cookie-sized bits of happiness will provide much needed smiles this season. “They bring people joy,” Hanna Allee of Troop 17125 said, “and they taste good, too.” The cookie kick-off began on Jan. 11, but nowhere […]

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As Shakespeare says, ‘They are all — all — honorable men’

As Shakespeare says, ‘They are all — all — honorable men’

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

For Valentine’s Day last year (O tempora, o mores!), the inestimable Mrs. F asked me what I would like to do. Rather than dining at one of our favorite restaurants (Petit Greek, Marino, Vernetti), I took the busman’s holiday option of going to the theater. I had read the “New York” reviews for Heidi Schreck’s […]

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Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The release of the new book on Paul R. Williams, Angel City Press’ newest volume in its “Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940” series, is an exciting start to 2021’s African American history month. This new work by Bret Parsons, Marc Appleton and Stephen Gee celebrates the life and work of Los Angeles’ and perhaps […]

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Finding hope in small things that can hold greatness

Finding hope in small things that can hold greatness

| December 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

Last month, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission recommended that the City Council designate the former print studio of Sister Mary Corita Kent, the “Pop Art Nun,” as an Historic-Cultural Monument — thus ending the year with a ray of hope. With all the challenges that our fair city has endured in the […]

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Great theater is ephemeral — you have to be there; look to Juno

Great theater is ephemeral — you have to be there; look to Juno

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

January, as Professor Know-It-All might have told us before he retired, is named after Janus, the Roman god of gates, doors, transitions and new beginnings. Representations of Janus show him looking simultaneously forward and backward, but, with only Google to rely on (or rather, DuckDuckGo) and not the inestimable Professor, it’s hard to know if […]

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