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  • Say ‘Hi’ to a College Before You Pick One

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Every year, the college tour is a rite of passage for students and parents alike, but for some it becomes an occupation. I wanted to make it simple, that is, wait until after my son was accepted, but before we had to give notification to colleges, a two-week period between April 15...

  • Sweet Sorrow

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A wall of neatly coiffed ladies charges up to the counter to place their orders for baked goods on one of the last days before the holidays and one of the last days before Brown's Bakery in North Hollywood closes its doors forever. Some of the customers have been buying their cakes,...

  • Voices of Peace

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the long view -- and who could have a longer view than the man who, until recently, was the U.S. State Department's Middle East negotiator for the past 12 years? -- Dennis Ross believes that diplomacy in the Middle East boils down to psychology. "The idea of taking politics out of...

  • Answering the Call

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A historic conference call recently took place between the six Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters (JBBBS) associations in America. The Jewish agencies had never spoken together outside of informal gatherings at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) conferences; in the past,...

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  • Centenarian Inspiration

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sam Dabby was 100 years old on Nov. 5, but he waited to celebrate with members of his family and friends at a Nov. 18 party given at Kahal Joseph Congregation Temple. Among the celebrants was his workout trainer, Jeremy Forte, who has been helping Dabby lift weights and exercise for...

  • East Ventura Bound

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    If you're looking to move into a new home in Los Angeles, good luck. Last month, the median sale price for an L.A. home jumped 10 percent to $213,000, setting an all-time record for L.A. County.

    But if you're looking to move into a new home in Oak Park, say your prayers. Finding a...

  • Arthritis Rumba

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Ouch," cried a perfectly coiffed, white-haired lady. "It hurts."

    "My fingers won't listen to me," a tall brunette complained.

    But Susanne Haymaker, their exercise teacher at the Jewish Home for the Aging, wouldn't listen. "Lift your fingers up if they're hurting, " Haymaker...

  • The 6 O’Clock Solution

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ralph Fertig, a retired judge and current community activist and novelist, has what a lot of progressive Californians are looking for: a solution to voting on Nov. 7.

    Fertig, a lifelong Democrat until four months ago, registered with the Green Party recently as a statement against the...

  • Community Briefs

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Shimon Paskow, 68, let down his guard the other day and began to reel off a few of the jokes he had told at his retirement dinner on Sun., June 25, honoring his 31 years of service at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.

    One goes like this: "You've heard the saying 'Old soldiers...

  • Ghosts on the Beach

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I arrived in Miami Beach one morning last week on a mission: to find the last kosher hotel in South Beach, an ultra-hip area of restaurants, clubs and shops that used to be the hub of Florida Jewish life.Today you can drive along Ocean Drive (inch along is more like it) and see...

  • Valley of Dreams

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On this Friday morning, Norm Katz, Bunny Schwartz and a guy named Joel are squeezed together like early hour commuters in a crowded subway. They're discussing the role of men and women in traditional Judaism, between the cash register and the reduced baked goods rack -- a space of...
  • Monsters on the Bench

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    My son and I have been wandering around the mall all afternoon looking for Pokémon cards. When we called last night, everyone had them, but today, nobody does.

    In one of the stores, I see two worried-looking parents, with their very pouty 7-year-old son, talking to the store manager....

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