High school volunteers host virtual summer courses for young students

In order to break down educational barriers and provide academic support for under-resourced students, some students have expanded their philanthropic organizations.    Founded by Hope Shinderman  ’21 after the COVID-19 outbreak, Bored of Boredom is an organization that serves elementary and middle schoolers. Shinderman said Bored of Boredom strives to bring enrichment opportunities to those who have […]

LA city officials seek to alleviate homelessness

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic hardship in Los Angeles, the homeless population has increased by 12.7%, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services. City officials and social service organizations, such as Homeless Health Care (HHC),  are currently focusing their resources to fight the dual crises of homelessness and COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, […]

Studio City adapts to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused Studio City’s stretch of Ventura Boulevard to transform throughout the summer, as businesses have adapted to stay afloat and provide for others in the community. Granville, The Village, Katsu-Ya Sushi and other restaurants have added tables outside and separated them with sneeze guards in order to maintain social distancing boundaries. As […]

Facing coronavirus together

Facing coronavirus together

Having experienced nearly a 90 percent drop in business, Dove Rose does not know how many clients to expect when she opens her computer for virtual wellness sessions.  As a private trainer who began teaching classes at just 15 years old, the North Hollywood-based owner of Dove’s Bodies had to adapt when the threat of […]

Should we be worried about our pets?

Should we be worried about our pets?

With an increasing number of people adopting or fostering animals over the quarantine, some may be worried about possible virus transmission through their new household pets. Articles published by the Veterinary Centers of America (VCA) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) suggest otherwise by saying that the transmission of COVID-19 through pets is highly unlikely. […]

City attorney petitions for dispersed flight path, reduced noise pollution in Studio City

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer issued a formal request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Oct. 18, demanding that, within the next 30 days, the organization enforce the airplane departure procedures implemented at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in 2017. The original departure procedures called for a dispersed route, in which all airplanes leaving […]

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding the climate crisis. Participants of the strike urged leaders to take meaningful initiative in order to help the environment, according to the Los […]

Flight plan raises new concerns

Studio City For Quiet Skies is encouraging residents to contact their local representatives in opposition to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newest proposition to increase aircraft departures from Van Nuys Airport.  The organization, whose mission is to reduce aircraft noise in the Los Angeles area, has also partnered with Former Executive Director of Bob Hope Airport Dan […]

Locals oppose new plans to expand Burbank airport

As part of their ongoing protest regarding recently increased air traffic, Los Angeles residents submitted comprehensive comments to the Federal Aviation Administration opposing its plans to expand the Bob Hope “Hollywood Burbank” Airport terminal March 1.  More than 1,600 residents have also signed an online petition created by Studio City for Quiet Skies, an organization […]

State halts high-speed railroad plan

With roughly 120 miles of track already under construction in the Central Valley of California, Governor Gavin Newsom decided to halt plans to build a high-speed railroad that would have spanned from Los Angeles to San Francisco. “The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long,” Newsom said during his first […]

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