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Hollywood Children’s Book Fair

2015-book fair-revWe are sooooo excited for the Hollywood Children’s Book Fair this Saturday the 14th from 12-4 at Cheremoya Elementary! We have lots of cool activities, FOUR delicious food trucks (The Deli Doctor, Dogtown Dogs, Los Ruiz, The S’Cream Truck), Skylight Books selling books– and TEN fabulous authors!! The event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, Cheremoya Foundation as well as the UPS Store, Kettle Glazed Donuts, and The Oaks Gourmet (and US, of course!)

The following are the approximate times authors will take the stage to speak, but they’ll also be signing throughout the day. Come say hi!

12:00 Cecil Castellucci
12:35 Eugene Yelchin & Mina Javaherbin
1:00 Girls and Diversity in Children’s Books author panel with Karen English,
Cecil Castelucci and Sherri L. Smith
1:25 Oliver Chin
1:50 James Burks
2:15 Dan Santat
2:40 Sherri L. Smith
3:05 Luis Rodriguez
3:30 Elise Allen

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The 2nd Hollywood Children’s Book Fair

2015 book fair posterREVISEDpsdIt delights us to no end to announce our sponsorship of the second Hollywood Children’s Book Fair! This awesome event features NINE incredible, award-winning, best selling children’s authors and illustrators including:
Dan Santat – The 2015 Caldecott Winner!!
Luis Rodriguez- The 2015 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
Elise Allen, Karen English, Sherri Smith, Oliver Chin, Eugene Yelchin, James Burks and Cecil Castellucci.

The event will be held Saturday, November 14th from Noon – 4:00pm (doors open at 11:30) at Cheremoya Avenue Elementary. There will be books for sale from Skylight Books and author readings/signings (times be posted prior to the event) as well as food trucks and activities for the kids.

We are delighted to have such a talented, diverse group of authors confirmed for the book fair. Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

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Organic Salsa for Homeless Breakfast

IMG_20150917_085948One thing we forget about when we think of homeless people is how difficult it becomes to eat well. Readily available food that’s affordable is often over processed, full of sodium, fat and sugar, and far from your mama’s cooking. We try to do something special every month at our homeless breakfast service, in addition to serving a balanced homecooked meal.

We were incredibly lucky to have Muir Ranch in Pasadena donate two cases of organic peppers in September. Our friend, chef Jonathan Pimental turned them into a delicious salsa, which they loooooved!

Even the pictures are mouth-watering! We’re looking forward to doing more cool things in October!IMG_20150917_091222IMG_20150920_085225IMG_20150920_121557

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