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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 | 0 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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History of past college pandemic responses as a guide for this fall

History of past college pandemic responses as a guide for this fall

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most universities have suspended in-person classes and sent students home to minimize potential spread of COVID-19, as the country mobilizes resources to care for growing numbers of infected patients. Officials have branded these efforts as part of their “war” against the virus, with President Donald Trump even calling himself a “war-time president.” The present circumstances […]

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Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

These past months have been harrowing, as we have worked together as a community to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, it has exposed many pre-existing vulnerabilities in our society — income inequality, educational disparities, weaknesses in our social safety nets — that have exacerbated the gravity of this crisis. What this virus […]

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Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every spring, the ladies of Larchmont lunch and bid on donated extravagant safaris and trips, art, and jewelry. It sounds frivolous, but for children’s charities, these events provide a financial lifeline that makes their various missions possible. All of these events have been cancelled or postponed. The marginalized youth of our city are going to […]

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Time for ‘spring clearing’? Call a pro

Time for ‘spring clearing’? Call a pro

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The first clue you might need help is that you have a junk drawer. It might be in the kitchen, or maybe it’s in the laundry room. “Everyone who calls has a junk drawer, maybe two or three,” says Regina Lark, a de-clutter expert and professional organizer and speaker — she spoke on “Spring Clearing” […]

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