While this 4th of July will be quieter for many due to the pandemic, leave it to Norbert the Ladera dinosaur to get in the spirit.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Norbert the dinosaur wishes everyone “Happy Earth Day!”

Walking the hills of the Ladera neighborhood this morning, we were instantly cheered by Norbert the dinosaur’s Earth Day outfit. He was sporting butterfly wings and was holding earth in his ample mouth. And here’s a couple more ways to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Nicole Kemeny, president of 350 […]

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Sonoo Thadaney champions physicians being present with patients with non-profit Presence

It’s rare when the name of an organization so squarely aligns with its purpose. But such is the case with Presence, which Ladera resident Sonoo Thadaney leads as Executive Director. She co-founded the organization with Dr. Abraham Verghese. “The business of medicine has taken over the practice of medicine,” she said in partial explanation of […]

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Grateful Dead in Ladera? Yes, it really happened 50 years ago

Although some might not believe it because it does not appear in any official Grateful Dead chronologies, the famous Bay Area band played at Ladera School for the Ladera Christmas Dance on the night of December 17, 1966. We have neighbors’ recollections and newspaper accounts to prove that the event was a wildly successful evening. Barbara Rusmore, […]

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