December 13, 2018

Leslee Komaiko

150 congregants attended the annual Hanukkah event at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana, about half of them kids.
Growing up in Cleveland, Justine Siegal dreamed of being a professional baseball player with the Cleveland Indians.
Nearly 300 people turned out on the morning of Oct. 28 to listen to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speak at Valley Beth
Vaping, Juuling, BHO, CDB, 710, e-juice. If those terms and abbreviations sound unfamiliar, there’s a good reason.
Most teenagers have a musical hero...But few get to meet their hero. However, San Fernando Valley resident Adam Chester gets to be his hero.
The prevailing wisdom is that junior year of high school is the toughest. However, Ross Mankuta, director of college counseling and academic
Two years ago, when Ira and Helen Laufer were in their 80s and had moved back to the Los Angeles area after living 20 years in Rancho
After years of working in advertising, Michele Prince decided to go back to school to pursue a joint master’s degree in social work.
By all accounts, Benjamin Beezy was an outstanding and accomplished man. The Los Angeles native attended Emek Hebrew Academy,
Earlier this month, members of Adat Ari El, a Conservative synagogue in Valley Village, received a letter informing them of “an...
Three years ago, Rabbi Paul Kipnes of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas received an out-of-the-blue text from one of his young congregants,
On a recent afternoon, just after dismissal at Valley Charter Middle School in Van Nuys, a small group of students, along with half...
Singing original, improvised music in front of a small crowd would be intimidating for most people. But the dozen or so autistic teens...
A Gospel Shabbat service at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village on Jan. 5 called to mind the alliance once forged between...
Evan Fox, 32, grew up in Arizona, but in his early 20s spent enough time in New York to fall in love with that city’s bagels.
At age 30, Los Angeles marriage and family therapist Carole Lieber Wilkins was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. She now counsels others...
It’s a sure thing to buy the Cuisinart or pillow shams on a couple’s wedding registry. You know they are going to like them.
When Los Angeles resident Suze Yalof Schwartz got the idea five years ago to open what has been called the world’s first drop-in meditation studio,
Dina and Fred Leeds have, arguably, the most glamorous sukkah in town. It has three chandeliers and a long, linen-topped table with seating for 40.
Morton, 66, is a member of the Malibu Search & Rescue team, a group of about 30 volunteers, who are paid $1 a year for their services.
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