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Los Angeles Weekend Freebies

Our 5 Fave Los Angeles Weekend Freebies (Jan. 19-20)

30-Minute Beach Cleanup and Polar SplashLong Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Let’s shake off the week’s rainstorms, get out and have some fun. This weekend, there’s a chilly chance at a beach cleanup, a couple of great MLK Day events, a cool peek at New Orleans parades and the musical debut of a new middle-grade novel. Yes, it’s chilly out. Make the most of it Saturday morning with a … Read Article

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New Treatment Shows Promise for Some with Peanut Allergy

One afternoon about five years ago, Danielle Darnault was shopping at a Target store in Culver City with her 1-year-old daughter Lila. Lila got hungry, so Darnault opened a box of granola bars she was tossing into her cart and handed one to her toddler. “Just holding the granola bar, her hand got really red,” Darnault says. “She put it to her mouth and her whole face blew up in hives, and she … Read Article

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Behold … Fatherhood!

Behold, the only thing greater than yourself.  That’s the only line I remember from the original “Roots” miniseries. Kunta Kinte’s father lifted him up to the Gambian sky and with those words declared his son’s horizon to be boundless.   Looking back on it, I suspect those words were more Hollywood scribecraft than west African wisdom. Still I hoped to say something similarly … Read Article

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MLK Day in Los Angeles: Live Like a King

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated on Jan. 21, and that three-day weekend promises a number of family-geared ways to honor Dr. King and his legacy. Saturday: Children’s Book World ( welcomes Ina Buckner-Barnette (aka the Sunshine Storyteller) at 10:30 a.m. for a free Dr. Martin Luther King-themed story time, movement and music for ages 5-10. Sunday: … Read Article