Tag: COVID-19

I volunteered at a COVID-19 vaccination site

I volunteered at a COVID-19 vaccination site

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

In February, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccination site through the Medical Reserve Corps of Los Angeles (MRCLA). The experience was rewarding on many levels and helped me to see the impressive inner workings of our public healthcare system. I wanted to volunteer because, after a year of living in suspended […]

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Joane Pickett was more than  a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

Joane Pickett was more than a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

To say that closing her beloved Larchmont Boulevard store of 27 years, Pickett Fences, was completely traumatizing, would be the understatement of the year. But that is what happened, and this is where we are. The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on many Larchmont businesses, both restaurant and retail, and as the pandemic wears […]

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Margaret Sowma, 105, community activist

Margaret Sowma, 105, community activist

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Margaret Sowma, 105, died Jan. 10 at St. John of God assisted living, after a battle with COVID-19. The longtime Windsor Square resident had been a block captain for the Windsor Square Association, an alternate director on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and a labor and community activist. Born in Connecticut, as a child she […]

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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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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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