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Will the pandemic gobble up Thanksgiving get-togethers?

Will the pandemic gobble up Thanksgiving get-togethers?

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is second only to Christmas as America’s favorite holiday. This family gorge-fest has been widely celebrated since Sarah Josepha Hale, founder of “American Ladies Magazine” and writer of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Abraham Lincoln to declare it a national holiday in 1863. With this country in a second and perhaps third […]

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Daryl Twerdahl retires after 31 years with Meals on Wheels

Daryl Twerdahl retires after 31 years with Meals on Wheels

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Daryl Twerdahl, Hancock Park, a 1994 Larchmont Chronicle Woman of Larchmont, retired from St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (SVMOW) last month after a total of 31 years volunteering and working for the organization. Inspired by a meeting with SVMOW founder Sister Alice Marie Quinn, Twerdahl began volunteering with local support group, Cuisine á Roulettes, in […]

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Safer alternatives to trick-or-treating advised: Wear a costume and enjoy a safe, spooky holiday

Safer alternatives to trick-or-treating advised: Wear a costume and enjoy a safe, spooky holiday

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic does not need to mean “all dressed up and nowhere to go.” Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offer suggestions for how to enjoy a low-risk spooky holiday. Although not explicitly banned, traditional trick-or-treating and the modern […]

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Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday morning, Brookside resident Nanci Leonard spreads peanut butter and jelly on slices of bread. She makes 10 sandwiches, and she places each one in a bag with a snack, a drink and a note. Leonard likes to include inspirational quotes by Charlie Brown or Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others. Some […]

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Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is no stranger to local politics. Since 1991 he has held successive public offices as the City Councilman for Council District 8, state Assemblyman for the 48th District, state senator for the 26th district and he is currently is terming out as a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors […]

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Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former City Council President Herb Wesson couldn’t agree more with his opponent, he says. What distinguishes them is style. And, he adds, experience. “I’m an action, in-the-community, frontline kind of a person. And I think that’s what this community wants, needs and deserves… Somebody that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get […]

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