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Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

| April 1, 2020 | 2 Comments

As someone whose first memories of the restaurant business date back to 1933 (yes, among those “first” snapshot memories I fondly include El Cholo), who lived through all of the ups and downs that make up the rich tapestry of life, and who until last Monday, at the age of 87, was still thrilled to […]

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Virtual mentors at Imagine LA: Donations matched through April 3

Virtual mentors at Imagine LA: Donations matched through April 3

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Life will return to normal, eventually, and events, parties and galas will be on social calendars once more. Meanwhile, events are being postponed, some as late as the fall as other priorities take precedence. Family Emergency Fund Windsor Village resident and Imagine LA’s CEO Jill Govan Bauman said the nonprofit is growing its Family Emergency […]

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Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The world has changed very quickly within the span of a few weeks, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but as I sit here sequestered in my home, typing away on my computer, I am living with the knowledge and hope that someday (sooner than later, please?) our children will return to their school campuses, […]

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With social distancing decree, families begin work-from-home, homeschooling juggling act

With social distancing decree, families begin work-from-home, homeschooling juggling act

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child-rearing in the community On March 13 (eerily, a Friday), parents in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) received emails, texts, and robo-calls alerting them that school would be closed for two weeks beginning March 16, due to COVID-19. In the days prior, countless private and local charter schools had closed their doors as […]

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A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce (GMMCC) honored Mark Panatier, vice president of marketing and development at the A.F. Gilmore Company, at its annual Trailblazer Luncheon at The Ebell of Los Angeles. on Jan. 31. A fixture in the community, “Panatier’s track record for success, strong work ethic and convivial demeanor earned him the […]

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Books and Places: Fitzgerald wrote of Hollywood’s allure, and despair, 80 years ago

Books and Places: Fitzgerald wrote of Hollywood’s allure, and despair, 80 years ago

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sustaining an unqualified enthusiasm for all things Hollywood can be difficult; there’s often a disturbing tension between the romance of the movies and the social forces that underpin their making and distribution. For example, throughout this latest awards season that culminated last month with Oscar night, we were regularly reminded that Harvey Weinstein and his […]

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