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Saddest casualty of all: The school play and the unknown loss

Saddest casualty of all: The school play and the unknown loss

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the pandemic hit in March (remember March?), theater productions everywhere were cancelled. Large theaters, 99-seat theaters, summer theaters, etc. all suffered devastating artistic and financial losses, from which many will never recover. Indeed, the entire play- (and concert-) going experience may be changed if not quite forever, then for a very long time to […]

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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 | 2 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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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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Takeout, delivery, creativity put food on the table during COVID-19 isolation

Takeout, delivery, creativity put food on the table during COVID-19 isolation

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The other day last month I attempted to do my grocery shopping before work. Not so long ago, it was perfectly reasonable to expect that one could run into the store, grab a package of chicken breasts and a bag of Brussels sprouts, pay and go in short order. Not so in these times of […]

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Novel times: COVID-19 on and off Larchmont Blvd.

Novel times: COVID-19 on and off Larchmont Blvd.

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Restaurants, shops and institutions nationwide and around the world have closed their doors or limited their hours and services in an all-out war against COVID-19. Larchmont Blvd. is no different. “Our doors are closed. I’m no longer open to the public, but I’m open for business,” said Joane Pickett of Pickett Fences. She reported sales […]

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