Tag: COVID-19

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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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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Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Virtual school started for students across the county as of the printing of this issue. While the construct of this is uniform, the experience of it certainly won’t be. Pods, “podding” or “pod learning” offer an opportunity for some children to do their virtual learning together. But is it a viable solution for everyone? My […]

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Residents come together to save ducks: ‘It was instantly clear the mom was in distress’

Residents come together to save ducks: ‘It was instantly clear the mom was in distress’

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the lonely days of the pandemic quarantine, June Street resident Ed Redlich last month discovered some surprising new company in the neighborhood. A mother duck and four of her ducklings had become hopelessly lost, wandering north on the west side of June Street between Rosewood and Clinton. “It was instantly clear that the mom […]

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Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ah, the great outdoors. Nothing like a pandemic to make you crave some fresh air and time in nature. And friends. All of these forces combined have elevated the oft-neglected front yard to its earlier prominence. Laura Dine Million and her husband Mike Million and son watched from their front porch on Wilton Drive as […]

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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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