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  • Big Sunday Weekend goes beyond community service

    By Ryan Torok

    May 8, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Phil Rosenthal, creator and executive producer of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” was leading a game of Bingo in the annex dining room at Canter’s Deli on the morning of May 5 — not a bad way to spend Big Sunday Weekend, the annual festival of community service that featured...

  • Big Sunday’s day of community service commemorates 9/11

    By Ryan Torok

    September 13, 2011 | 2:30 am

    Families and friends of all ages boxed cans of tuna and beans and boxes of cereal. A former Red Cross volunteer drew a picture of someone inside the rubble of the Twin Towers following the attacks.

    They were volunteers at Big Sunday’s food drive and community breakfast, which...

  • Big Sunday Gets Bigger This Year

    By Naomi Glauberman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Months ago, David Levinson, the founder and chairman of Big Sunday predicted that the citywide day of volunteerism might grow from 8,000 participants to 25,000 -- now that the City of Los Angeles has joined the effort.

    He was so, so wrong.

    At the final gathering of the day, at the...

  • Perils of the ‘Perfect’ Student

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In New York, parents tell horror stories about the pressure to get their 5-year-old kids into the right kindergartens, the kind attended by Woody Allen's kids. In Los Angeles, the social cachet may be even more skewed.

    "So and so from the Lakers' kid goes to some school," says...

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  • Rewriting Lives

    By Rob Eshman

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    David Levinson, 44, has written for television, theater and feature films. He and his wife Ellen Herman, also a television writer, have crafted a good life from an unforgiving business, with a home in Hancock Park and three growing children, who, he informed me over lunch this week,...

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