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February Film Feast for Families

Arriving this month are two non-Hollywood movies that should interest cinemaphiles young and old. One is a small Swiss animated film and the other is a big IMAX movie, but both celebrate the human condition in their own unique ways. “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” the IMAX movie, will debut at the California Science Center (700 Exposition Park, L.A.; www.californiasciencecenter.org) Feb. … Read Article

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Simon Youth Foundation Offering College Scholarships to L.A. Seniors

The Shops at Montebello is once again offering scholarships to help deserving graduating high school seniors pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is looking for qualified applicants who live near The Shops at Montebello and in the surrounding community. Each year, Simon Youth Community … Read Article

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LBPD Officers Turn Disneyland Ripoff Into Birthday Gift

For many kids turning 5, Disneyland tickets are the perfect birthday gift. Joyce, a teaching aide at a Long Beach elementary school, had Eddie, a kindergartner, in mind when she was moved to a thoughtful act of kindness. After befriending the child on the playground, she learned his mother, Tiffany, was a single mom to four young children. Joyce took to an online app to buy tickets to the Happiest … Read Article

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Cal State LA First in the Nation in Upward Mobility

California State University, Los Angeles is ranked number one in the U.S. based on the upward mobility of its students, according to a study published in The New York Times. The study by The Equality of Opportunity Project examines the role of colleges and universities in helping individuals climb the income ladder. Cal State LA has propelled a higher percentage of students from the bottom … Read Article