NEW START—Above and below, two brothers, who are Afghan refugees, ride a bike and a scooter donated in 2019 by the Women’s Interfaith Network. The organization delivered the gifts to the family while they were living in temporary housing in Thousand Oaks.Julianna Lorenzen was in fifth grade at Lorne Fundamental Magnet School in Northridge when she met Huvishka—a boy who had to flee Afghanistan with his family. To her classmates he was different, but to her he was a friend.
That was in 1986, and ...
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