Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

RIP Roger Ebert

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This is the way I will remember Roger Ebert – as the robust, thumbs-up toting film lover who loved movies (perhaps) more than any of us. As the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and his own star …

4.5.13

TFS Subscriber Giveaway – Sleepover at the Skirball

A Night with the Redcoats – January 19, 2013

Sleepover at the Skirball

Have your kids ever slept over at a museum? It’s one of those indelible experiences that childhood in a big city allows. In conjunction with the Creating the United States exhibit,

1.14.13

Year End Charitable Donation Ideas that Affect the Lives Women and Girls in LA

I was lucky to be invited to “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a one-day conference organized by UPenn Nursing Science and LA’s UPenn community around the topic of LA and Urban Women’s Health. Without having much of a sense …

11.29.12

TFS Subscriber Profile – Julia Cotts

A few weeks ago, I attended a fundraiser for the Garden School Foundation, an LA-based charity that has a highly successful school-garden program at the 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams. We toured the lovely space and met …

11.14.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Desiree Lapin and the Parents Education League of LA

We caught up with Desiree Lapin, founder of the Parents Education League of LA, a non-profit organization that serves as a valuable resource for parents on all things having to do with their child’s education.  If you have young …

10.4.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Gayle Baigelman and BookEnds

I sat down with Gayle Baigelman last week, a former film executive and mother of a teenage girl, who has managed to turn a lifetime love of reading into a satisfying day job. How did she do that? She works …

8.8.12

Our friends at Coolhaus will meet Bill Clinton this week!

Two young women shared similar passions – ice cream and architecture. They had day jobs after college, but pursued their hobby to the extreme and were soon making architectural ice-cream sandwiches. This was the fall of 2008 and their second …

6.6.12

Things to Do in LA: TFS Subscriber describes her experience at Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Four friends, committed to social change and women’s rights, journeyed to the Skirball Center, recently to see Women Hold Up Half The Sky, based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas Kristof …

4.29.12