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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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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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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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St. Vincent ‘March for Meals’ promotes friendship with sustenance

St. Vincent ‘March for Meals’ promotes friendship with sustenance

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (SVMOW), 2303 Miramar St., which has been called the country’s largest (approximately 2,000 daily clients) privately funded senior nutrition program, observes “March for Meals” this month with other MOW programs across the country. The month-long celebration encourages people to participate by hosting a fundraising event, volunteering to deliver or serve meals […]

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Teens, hospital, patients benefit from volunteer program

Teens, hospital, patients benefit from volunteer program

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of teenagers choose to drive, each week, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Grove. As part of the hospital’s Teen Volunteer Program, these teenagers don blue-and-white striped jackets and step into the bustling hospital campus to assist with clerical and clinical tasks. With over 2,000 total volunteers helping hospital staff, teen volunteers make up […]

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