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Local runners are eager for cross country season to begin

Local runners are eager for cross country season to begin

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I wrestled in high school and college. It was no picnic. Cutting weight, the grueling practices, and competing with injuries made it extremely challenging. Distance running kept our cardio up, especially off-season. In high school, I ran cross country during the fall to help prepare for the wrestling season. Some days we’d run 10-15 miles […]

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Resilience, staying connected in 2020

Resilience, staying connected in 2020

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been quite a year, what with a once-in-a-century pandemic and a presidential election like no other in recent memory, or maybe ever. There were shining moments too, some surprises and glimmers of hope. When the lockdown came, religious leaders probably said a quick prayer before moving their services outdoors and online. Programs online Wilshire […]

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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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