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Residents come together to save ducks: ‘It was instantly clear the mom was in distress’

Residents come together to save ducks: ‘It was instantly clear the mom was in distress’

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the lonely days of the pandemic quarantine, June Street resident Ed Redlich last month discovered some surprising new company in the neighborhood. A mother duck and four of her ducklings had become hopelessly lost, wandering north on the west side of June Street between Rosewood and Clinton. “It was instantly clear that the mom […]

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Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ah, the great outdoors. Nothing like a pandemic to make you crave some fresh air and time in nature. And friends. All of these forces combined have elevated the oft-neglected front yard to its earlier prominence. Laura Dine Million and her husband Mike Million and son watched from their front porch on Wilton Drive as […]

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Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alexandria House held its annual “Women Speak” Luncheon June 4 the only way possible for the long-revered organization. Even with the limitations imposed by remote access, there were guest speakers: author, activist and former Alexandria House resident Keanakay Scott and Rabbi Sharon Brous, who once led the prayers at the Obama and Garcetti inaugurals. “My […]

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Pets of Larchmont: Therapy dogs lead the pack in Children’s Hospital program

Pets of Larchmont: Therapy dogs lead the pack in Children’s Hospital program

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wrigley takes his job as a therapy dog at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) “very seriously,” says his owner, Kate Buhrmaster. The eight-year-old Bernese mountain dog is among 127 “volunteer” dogs in the therapy program at CHLA. “He’s visited with — and hopefully helped lift the spirits of — thousands of people over the past […]

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Home life, homeschool: the series, Part III: Older students, friends at home too

Home life, homeschool: the series, Part III: Older students, friends at home too

| June 3, 2020 | 2 Comments

At this point, every student (and family) has come to terms with the fact that schools in Los Angeles County will not reopen their doors this school calendar year. As of our April 2020 edition, some private schools were still on the fence. Not anymore; with stay-at-home orders still in place, homeschool has become the […]

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1930s Depression: Surviving on pins and needles: Parable for weathering our modern-day crisis

1930s Depression: Surviving on pins and needles: Parable for weathering our modern-day crisis

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s a simple pincushion, standing 10 inches high, made of cardboard and covered with fabric. But, it was a lifesaver for Joan Allemand and her family in 1930 during the Great Depression. Her mother would sell each one for a whopping 50 cents — and when she sold 12, that was “a whole week’s wages!” […]

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