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Santa on way through sleet, snow, pandemic

Santa on way through sleet, snow, pandemic

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Winter is upon us, and the pandemic continues to cast a shadow on the holidays. But there is plenty of reason to be of good cheer. Resilient and resourceful Angelenos are finding many ways to assist the less fortunate. • • • Imagine LA promises its most magical event yet, Winter Wonderland, the Drive-Thru Edition […]

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Snow and Santa at The Grove nightly

Snow and Santa at The Grove nightly

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., which is dressed up in its holiday finest. See snowfall and Santa Claus twice nightly at 7 and 8 p.m. through Fri., Dec. 25. Santa will make his special appearance from aboard the Grove’s trolley. On weekends, visitors also can […]

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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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