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Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20
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The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson-Hernández

Local journalist chronicles the lives of the Compton Cowboys
7.10.20
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Digital Summer Camp with Children’s Authors

Excellent resources for summer activities from children's book authors and illustrators
7.10.20
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Giving Back: FarmLink

College kids transporting farm produce to cities during Covid supply chain disruption
7.1.20
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Wide Open School

New curated site for content
6.15.20

Pandemic CSA Boxes: A Delicious Learning Curve

The pandemic got me a bit nutty about who was touching my fruit and veggies. I decided that a CSA box would help reduce the number of hands touching what we were eating, and the box delivery would support local …

5.1.20

The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

Richard Powers’ The Overstory is a big long read, as massive as the redwoods that he chronicles so lovingly. It’s easy to put aside, which I did for about 9 months after it won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for

2.23.20

Tips for Museum Going with Kids (LACMA)

When visiting a museum with your kids, having a navigation plan is key.  Often we get so focused on logistics (traffic, parking), that we arrive on campus without a clue where to begin.

So it’s useful to have a simple …

8.11.19

Secret Staircase Adventure in Hollywoodland

Los Angeles has a web of short, steep staircases built into hilly neighborhoods. While it may be the case that the staircases are not so "secret" anymore, that doesn't actually seem like a bad thing.
10.11.18