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  • Melding Together Snakes, Gangs and Torah

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 2, 2013 | 10:18 am

    As a social worker, community organizer and social justice advocate, I recently felt drawn to get involved in some community building for an area of Central LA that has a very high population of gang members.  For the sake of developing awareness and increasing safety measures, I...

  • Big Sunday looks good in green

    By Jay Firestone

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Environmentalism may be trendy, but expensive hybrid cars and solar paneling aren't the only ways of being fashionably green.

    Big Sunday, an annual citywide volunteer community service event scheduled for May 3-4, is adding a Green Sunday option, which groups together environmental...

  • 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...

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