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briefs cont. from page 5 said. "My parents had thick accents when they spoke, and it was I who often would write the letters to my school for them, as they always felt somewhat self conscious that my handwriting was better than theirs. I had no idea then, that Henrietta Szold [founder of Hadassah] was the pioneer who created English as a second language class- es for immigrants much like my parents." Bosse expressed her disbelief at how far she has come. "This little girl from Queens could never have imagined that I would be standing here as Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills, California, celebrating the festival of lights Hanukkah luncheon with the Haifa and Maika Groups of Hadassah!" she said. Nevertheless, she always remembers her roots. "Growing up in a holocaust survivor family, Judaism and Israel and the power of women helping each other and community is what really helped my family survive. It's something that was really engrained in the fiber of my being." Waxman addresses needs of veterans and investigation of Santa Monica Airport crash On Monday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D - Los Angeles) addressed two issues in separate letters to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Deborah Hersman. In the letter to Shinseki, Waxman request- ed informa- tion about the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) short, mid, and long- term plans for innovation to address the needs of veter- ans at the West Rep. Henry,4. Waxman Los Angeles Rep. Henry Waxman VA Medical Center. In the letter Waxman writes, "From Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to mental health and substance abuse challenges to trauma from sexual assault, the veteran community has an array of complex health problems. Developing a comprehensive plan would allow the VA to become better equipped to deliver more effec- tive, integrated care to veterans." The West LA VA completed a master plan in 2011, which provided a loose framework of projects to be considered for the campus. The VA has not yet released a detailed blue- print for uses of underutilized buildings and other resources to serve the exclusive needs of veterans. Waxman confirmed in his letter that he is reviewing legislative language to give the VA narrow authority to allow for public private partnerships to renovate and oper- ate Buildings 205 and 208 for long-term therapeutic housing for chronically homeless Horace Mann parent Romi Azevedo with first grade students (left to right) Leia Math, Caio Max Azevedo, and Presley Frankel. Festivities for Horace Mann students Horace Mann School students enjoyed a variety of activities at the annual Husky Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, November 15 at the Horace Mann School playground. Students enjoyed driving on the go-kart track, climbing the rock wall, jumping in bouncers, making arts and crafts, and other games and sports. Participants also enjoyed Korean BBQ and got to attend a free movie screening of Turbo, sponsored by Board of Education member Howard Goldstein. veterans. In a letter to Hersman, Waxman, reiter- ated his request for a thorough investigation of the fatal Santa Monica Airport crash on September 29. Waxman initially requested the investiga- tion on October 2, during the government shutdown. Hersman's response to the October 2 let- ter confirms that "safety was compromised by stopping the investigation" as a result of the government shutdown, undermining the ability of the NTSB to collect evidence in a timely manner. "I urge you to redouble your efforts on this briefs cont. on page 8 Conference Calling Local Numbers Throughout California Reservation-based or Reservationless Recording Capability 5 / minute Local Access I0 C/minute Toll Free Access San geles Atlanta San Diego New Yor Chicago The Telephone Connection 310 -789 -7900 Page 6 Beverly Hills Weekly ANDAZ MAUl WAILEA 6 TH NIGHT FREE PLUS $100 resort credit per day! Book by 12/17/13 for bavel through 12/20/13 at ...................................... 1677 Inckkm FREE nnt, $100 resort ormt p day, and oompllmenm wR md s# PLUS d lS & yourr my FREE Hy Grid Passpo mb =o m 1,000 po= per n VacaUon Jde 6 nts" accommoda taxes and mo .............................................................. d I AAA TRAVEL A N A Z. "'' at WAILEA 8761 Santa Monica Bird West'Hoilywood. CA 90069 323-525-0018 #2 RaU quoud t pm ponm, trod br,  ou am aitum u olmuae UNImL lill id '' d 11/t2/1    . .   tazl  m m.l CST# lOOJHO-'l Ll# il 8' 3g. TM d Cop'iOM p ZOI3 PII H LLC. M   IIIII I r