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Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Woolsey Fire swept through Malibu in the second week of November, losses included three popular Jewish camps: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp and Camp JCA Shalom. Reeling from the wildfire, yet determined to persevere, each camp has found a way to carry on its operations this summer. Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling […]

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Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Resilience — or grit — has been highlighted in recent years as an important character trait necessary for a happy, successful life. Christine Carter, Ph.D., in her book, “Raising Happiness,” sums it up well: “Grit makes our kids productive and successful because it allows them to reach their long-term goals despite life’s setbacks.” How can […]

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Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Away camp” provides very special experiences for youngsters. Harry Chandler, who lived on June Street, as did his mother (and his father lived for a while on Hudson) reminisced with me recently about four generations of his family experiencing camp, circa 1937, 1963 and 1990. His stories ring very true to me because I spent […]

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Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

| March 28, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Jane Club, an enterprise launched last year by producer and actress Jess Zaino and actress June Diane Raphael, moved to 429 N. Larchmont Blvd. last month. The mixed-use building, designed and built in 2000 by architect Scott Johnson, FAIA, of Johnson Fain for his family, has a high design element that the club is […]

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Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the regular meeting of the Park Mile Design Review Board on Feb. 21, the board consulted with property owner CIM Group and its architectural and landscape advisers concerning proposed additions and renovations to CIM’s three-story office building at 4750 Wilshire Blvd. Joining the board for his first meeting was Tae-Kyung (Ted) Park, recently appointed […]

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History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The three-story, gray office building at 4484 Wilshire Boulevard with the Mercury Insurance sign might look unremarkable from the outside. But, it houses a rich history of Mercury Insurance’s presence in the local community and its founder, George Joseph, who is now the United States’ oldest billionaire. Joseph was born in 1921 to Lebanese immigrants […]

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