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Our contributors are not all bloggers, some write, some don’t. But they are all tapped into their community through their work and play. Our contributors represent different areas of town and different industries. Which he hope offers different perspectives.
We have asked these Moms to share with us events, classes and things to do in their neighborhoods so that we may continue to build our directories and offer you the most up to date information on Los Angeles.
West Side (Brentwood / Santa Monica / Pacific Palisades)
Laura Nix Gerson is the Founder and Editor of MomAngeles. Laura is also a marketing consultant, freelance web producer and contributing writer to CBS Local Los Angeles. As the playdate and social planner for her group of friends Laura is constantly looking for fun things to do in Los Angeles. Her energetic, very social 3 year old daughter attends school in West LA and attends lots of classes including art, gymnastics, ballet, soccer and hip hop dance.
Beverly Hills / Hancock Park / Culver City
Christina Simon knows what parents are looking for when it comes to private school, kids camps or fun! A mom of an 8 year-old son and an 11 year-old daughter, Christina, a native Angeleno, has experienced a great deal of what Los Angeles has to offer from baby groups to toddlerdom to full on kid fun. Christina sends us scoop about what moms in Beverly Hills, Hancock Park (her old stomping ground) and other parts of the city are doing with their kids, where they go and what’s coming up. Christina is also a published author and blogger. Her book “Beyond the Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles,” offers parents a helpful guide to navigating the super-competitive admissions process. She also blogs about this topic at www.beyondthebrochure.com.
East LA (Miracle Mile / Larchmont / West Adams / Downtown)
If you want to know what’s hip, happening and fun in East LA, Andrea Feldman Falcione is the well-connected MomAngeleno who gets all the best scoop. Her network of Mommie friends keep her supplied with info on fun events for kids and parents. Andrea is also a private Art Consultant, helping buyers find specific pieces for their collections or working with arts organizations to achieve specific goals. Andrea works with LACMA, the Getty and the Hammer Museum and serves on the planning committee for the Hammer Museum’s annual K.A.M.P. kids art event and fundraiser. How this Mom of 3.5 year old twins manages it all we will never know but we are so glad she is out there keeping the rest of us in the loop!
The East Valley (Sherman Oaks / Studio City / Toluca Lake / Burbank / Pasadena)
Lora Jakobsen is a resident of Toluca Lake and mother of two bright, energetic, fun loving boys. She is always in the know about events happening all over LA as well as on her side of town. As a Community Relations Consultant for Plum District, Lora is responsible for building awareness for the terrific daily deal site among LA Moms. Lora is also the founder of Zookies, creative and educational children’s products that encourage kids to explore their imagination, discover the arts, and find new forms of self-expression.