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Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Yasiel Puig gave advice on selecting a baseball glove to a group of kids from Boyle Heights on a shopping spree at Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Dodger star Yasiel Puig takes a busload of kids shopping in Burbank

The Sports Authority teamed up with Dodger star, Yasiel Puig, for a special event yesterday. It was a shopping spree to benefit the Lou Costello Recreation Center in Boyle Heights. Earlier this month, Puig took photos with fans to collect donations for the event.  The shopping spree fund was sweetened by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Wasserman Foundation. They matched the donations collected by Puig.  On Saturday, around 80 kids from the recreation center were bused to the Sports Authority to take part in the... Read More →

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon to publish book together

Entertainers, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, have a new project together. The happily married twosome have signed on with Scholastic to published a children’s picture book, “Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas,” featuring the couple’s twins Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe). “We are so excited to work with the Scholastic team on our Roc and Roe picture book and we can’t wait until this holiday season!” said Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey said in a news release. In the book, the twins put their own special spin on... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn: Generation gaps

Have you ever experienced the effects of generation gaps? First generation immigrants like me, with children who grow up in America, experience a significant generation gap with their children. A generation that knows what it’s like to go hungry has a much different experience of life than following generations who have never gone hungry. If you add cultural differences on an already existing large generation gap, it can become very difficult for immigrant parents to see eye to eye with their Americanized children. I read an article about how the... Read More →

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A stocking stuffed with Christmas gifts clipart

Holiday Highlights: Gifts needed for special kids

We’re coming down to the wire for Christmas — with just a few more shopping days to the big holiday. Counseling4Kids, a mental health program, is collecting gifts for over 500 children in foster care and is still in need of donations.   “Oftentimes children in foster care receive very little during the holidays.  Foster parents often have several children in their home at one time, and it can be very challenging for them to purchase gifts for all of them given limited foster care stipends.  Providing a... Read More →

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Guest Blogger: Our children and the American culture

It is almost time for the kids to go back to school. So today, I want to talk about our children. Immigrants like myself with children who were born or grew up in the United States have particular concerns about their children. No matter how hard I try, I could never be as Americanized as my kids. Nevertheless, we desire our children to be as much a part of the American culture as needed to have happy and successful lives here in this country. So, we... Read More →

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Photo: White House Blog --World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Cares, and President Obama come together for a day of education and service projects with some Washington DC youngers December 13, 2010

President Obama teams up with the Los Angeles Lakers

The repeat World Champion Los Angeles Lakers went  to the White House to celebrate a championship win last year. So this time around, they did something different to honor their latest accomplishment. Earlier this month, on December 13, the Lakers visited with members of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Part of the time was spent with the kids assembling care packages and writing letters to wounded military men and women, as well as putting together special gift kits for the homeless in DC. For fun, the players and coaches... Read More →

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Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images/ --First Lady Michelle Obama tours New York herb garden with local school children and some First Ladies from various countries September 24, 2010

Photo Gallery: The Michelle Obama website

Catching up on some of the activities of First Lady and Health Advocate, Michelle Obama.  Mrs-O, a website dedicated to the first lady’s fashion, style, and special interests, is a faithful follower of almost everything Michelle. Also there’s a ton of comments, from some of the thousands of Michelle fans, on the two-year-old site. I’m a Michelle follower and an occasional visitor to Mrs-O. In the photo above, Mrs. Obama toured an herb garden with a group of curious school children, last Thursday, September 24. Several First Ladies, from a... Read More →

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Cover of President Obama's new children's book, "of THEE I SING"

President Obama’s hot new children’s book

President Barack Obama has another bestselling book to his credit without going on a promotional tour or doing any of those author interviews. In fact the picture book, “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters,” doesn’t hit store shelves for another two months, but it’s already a hot seller. President Obama was inspired to write the book by his daughters, Malia and Sasha. “Of Thee I Sing” is a tribute to 13 Americans, including trailblazers Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackie Robinson, and George Washington, as well as to the... Read More →

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Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House --First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let's Move" event in New Orleans, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Photo Gallery: First Lady Michelle Obama shows some speed

First Lady Michelle Obama really got involved in the launch of a “Let’s Move” event with current and former members of the National Football League in New Orleans yesterday. During an exercise, Mrs. Obama surprised some by taking the pigskin and running with it! Among those showing their support, Ex-NFL Coach Tony Dungy and Former Tennessee Titans Running Back, Eddie George (27).

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Barack Obama gives a pep talk to some aspiring tennis stars at the White House, August 3, 2010

Photo Gallery: President Obama & some aspiring tennis stars

Catching up on a photo of interest.  The South Lawn of the White House was the scene of a “Let’s Move” tennis clinic on August 3, 2010. President Barack Obama delivered some encouraging words to some possible tennis stars of tomorrow.   Developing a good backhand swing is a bonus  —  getting  kids to exercise and eat healthy are the main goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.

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