College Prep: Tackling the College Admission Essay

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BY MARILYN MORRISON There is nothing more terrifying to a high school senior than sitting down to write the essay portion of a college application.  The challenge of describing oneself in 500 words or less is indeed daunting, but the essay (also … [Read more...]

Author Lisa See at Oakwood School Library Tribute

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BY CAROLE ROSNER The Oakwood School Parent Organization presented its 23rd Annual Library Tribute and Breakfast featuring best-selling author, Lisa See, on October 27 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn. What started as a luncheon in a backyard years … [Read more...]

Sharpen your number 2 pencils…it’s college testing time!

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BY  MARILYN C. MORRISON Many parents, students, and educators would like to see standardized testing de-emphasized in the college admission process, but these exams are an inevitable hurdle that most college-bound students must overcome.  While … [Read more...]

Sisters at El Camino Real High School collect clothes for homeless peers

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Operation Dress Up, an organization founded by  sisters Megan and Phoebe Kertes, both students at El Camino High School in West Hills,  and their mom Julie Kertes, is holding its second clothing drive on Saturday, October 3 … [Read more...]

Nobel Middle School student on D.C. leadership conference

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Kayla Hamburg

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Kayla S. Hamburg, an 11-year old from Nobel Middle School in Northridge, is currently in Washington D.C. taking part in a six-day leadership conference called Voices of Leadership:  Reflecting on the Past to create the … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra: Calling All Musical Kids

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BY SANDI STEINBERG Many of pop music’s biggest sensations got their start with Classical music. Take Grammy-award winning singer Annie Lennox. Before she sang with the world-class pop rock group Eurythmics, or struck out on her own as a solo … [Read more...]

College Prep: The Parent’s Role in the College Admission Process

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BY MARILYN C. MORRISON After years of volunteering in the classroom, cheering from the sidelines at the soccer field, and ferrying kids from music lessons to the orthodontist’s office, parents often find it difficult to know where to draw the line … [Read more...]

Toluca Lake student produces play for breast cancer fundraiser

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Toluca Lake resident Riley Ceder, a senior theater student at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA),  is producing Woody Allen’s “The Floating Lightbulb,” on September 4-6  at  The Complex Theater in … [Read more...]

Birmingham Community Charter High School Grand Opening

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Students watch from bleachers.

BY KAREN PACKER The band played, cheerleaders cheered, and a stadium full of students and staff joined in the celebration under early morning gray skies as Birmingham High School began the 2009-2010 school year August 19 with its new charter status … [Read more...]

Hollywood Foreign Press presents $86K to CSUN Film Department

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HFPA Installation Luncheon

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Actress Evan Rachel Wood accepted an $86,000 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on behalf of  Cal State Northridge’s (CSUN) film department at  a star-studded luncheon at the  Beverly Hills Hotel on … [Read more...]