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Where Everybody Belongs – Hawthorne 8th grade student leaders (pictured) helped incoming middle school students acclimate this year

Hawthorne 8th grade student leaders (pictured) helped incoming middle school students acclimate this year as part of the school’s WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) peer mentoring program. Top row (from left): Marissa Terranova (teacher), Evan Shaham, Edward Kim, Dylan Van Rossum, Jonathan Saboorian, Natasha Jadidolahi, Rena Nassirzadeh and Marissa Long (teacher). Bottom row, from left: Jacqueline Cohen, Alexandra Bakshian, Nikki Bennett, Ben Padilla, Julia Tabatabai and Taylor Rubin.

Beverly Hills High Principal Mead Talks Academics, Security

Now starting in on his second year as head of Beverly Hills High School, Principal Mark Mead is no stranger to education.

Grand Jury Report Tells of 300 Predator Priests in Pennsylvania

Beverly Hills News – USC Suspends Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center Names

USC's Annenberg School of Journalism announced Wednesday it has temporarily suspended the name of the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center while Moonves, CBS' chief executive, is being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment involving his tenure at the network.

Higher Education Notes —Locals Graduate From Northfield Mount Hermon

Andrew Kim and Alfred Luessenhop have graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon.

Six More Former USC Students File Lawsuit Against USC Doctor for Misconduct Allegations

Six more former USC students filed a lawsuit against the school and a former USC gynecologist Friday, alleging gross sexual misconduct and sexual assault on campus by the doctor, who worked at the Student Health Center for nearly 30 years.

Two Local Students Named Semifinalists In Music Center’s Annual Spotlight Program

Two local  students—Hannah Kanter and Kate Froemmling— are among the 113 students named as semifinalists in The Music Center's 30th annual Spotlight program, a free nationally known scholarship and arts training program for teens.

Mr. Novak, a Piece of Television History and a Piece of Personal History

I rarely speak from a personal point of view, as journalism calls for objectivity. And I never insert myself into a story. 

Summer Programs—Luxury Or Necessity? Tips On Making Summer Count

Parents can get ideas on how to make their children's/teen's summer the most productive and enjoyable at the 2018 Summer Overnight Camp and Teen Program's Fair, Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Archer School For Girls Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Academic Center

The Archer School For Girls celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Academic Center. Construction began in December, and once completed the center will feature 30,000 square feet of flexible and light-filled spaces that offer a wide variety of learning opportunities both indoors and out.

Beverly Hills News – Bosse Spreads the Joy with Chopra Sunday and Villaraigosa Monday

With the spectacular BOLD holiday kick-off performance of Robin Thicke on Rodeo Drive Thursday, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse has barely started spreading the joy: Sunday evening at 5 p.m. in Beverly Canon Garden she joins Dr. Deepak Chopra for the Gift of Meditation in the park, and Monday, at 8:30 a.m., Walk with the Mayor she will host special guest gubernatorial candidate and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as she walks to the Good Shepherd Church and the Dina Collection, home of  Yossi Dina and Reelz' Beverly Hills Pawn, the pawnbroker to the rich and famous.

Bestselling Author Jennifer Senior To Discuss ‘The Paradox of Modern Parenthood’

Author Jennifer Senior will discuss “All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood”—also the title of her bestseller—Nov. 15 at The Willows Community School.

Love Beckons for Recovering Chimp in Brazil Refuge

Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Not yet. He may be handsome, but she has suffered a lot and isn't ready for a relationship.

Griffith Observatory Prepares for Huge Crowds for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

Griffith Observatory officials Monday cautioned those planning to attend a free public viewing of next Monday's solar eclipse to prepare for "very large crowds," and to take all necessary precautions to protect their eyes from direct exposure to the sun.

Higher Education Notes—

Local earns Dean's Award at Colgate University, graduate from Hofstra University.

Temple Emanuel Welcomes Rabbi Educator Adam Lutz As New Religious School, Lifelong Learning Director

After putting planes in the sky, former Aerospace Engineer, Adam Lutz, embraces his Jewish identity as new Religious School, Lifelong Learning director at Temple Emanuel.
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