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  • LAUSD board president Steve Zimmer talks about getting back to basics

    August 12, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Steve Zimmer was first elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board in 2009 after coming to town as a Teach for America trainee and then teaching for 17 years. Now he helps guide the nation’s second-largest public school system, serving nearly 700,000 students...

  • Consultant in courage

    May 15, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    Larry Dubey had every right to give up.

    The active and outdoorsy Mar Vista resident suffered a catastrophic snowboarding accident at Mammoth Mountain four years ago. In an instant, he broke his neck and crushed his spinal cord, becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. 


  • Crashing the Party

    By David Suissa

    June 30, 2010 | 12:28 am

    I fully expected last week to be kicked out of an activist meeting for a leftist group at a private home in Mar Vista. I wasn’t invited, but after hearing about the meeting from a friend, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to take my chances and go.

    I had promised...

  • Ohr HaTorah ends 15-year trip in a walk down Barrington to a new home [VIDEO]

    By Rachel Heller

    August 19, 2008 | 1:04 am

    It was a sight Mar Vista doesn't see every day -- a guitar-studded procession of more than 100 Jewish revelers marching jubilantly down South Barrington Avenue with five Torah scrolls.

    Members of Ohr HaTorah synagogue, which until this month held services at a church in West Los...

  • Healing Has a New Home

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Gateways Beit T'Shuvah dedicates its brand new Mar Vista-area facility on Nov. 14, it will be celebrating a colossal move upward for its residential therapeutic community. The much-lauded recovery center will architecturally expand from 3,500 to 40,000 square feet. And it will...