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826 franchise for EP

Friday 1714 Sunset looked like no more than a storefront hidden by a metal roll-down between Fiesta Discount and the Jensens building -- at the same spot or next door to Sea Level records (RIP). But the storefront soon will house a new 826 -- a multi-centered literary service project associated with Dave Eggers and other literary lights. There's an 826LA at SPARC in Venice and the original in San Francisco, others in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Ann Arbor. One of the websites describes 826 as "A writing center for kids, dedicated to helping them improve their written communication skills through free tutoring, mentoring" as well as workshops and other resources. It's good to report what looks like good news for a change.

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