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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Los Angeles Walks advocates for pedestrian safety

It turns out the saying “Nobody walks in L.A.” is a myth. Apparently lots of people walk in L.A., going to and fro as they go about their busy day. In 1998, urban designer Deborah Murphy founded Los Angeles Walks along with friends who were focused on fostering a more livable city. The nonprofit is Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Shoes That Fit helps needy kids with footwear

One night, Elodie Silva McGuirk was having dinner at a restaurant in Claremont, when a school secretary in the next booth started talking to a colleague about a little boy who came to her office crying because his feet hurt. Turns out his parents had folded his toes under so that he could fit into Read More…

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St. Anne’s mission is strengthening families

MAKING A DIFFERENCE The mission of St. Anne’s is to work together to build safe, fostering, resilient families from pregnancy to parenthood and from childhood to adulthood — for generations to come. So when one of their participants delivers a healthy baby or graduates high school, attends college, gets a job, does well financially and Read More…