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McMansion law revised; ‘compromise’ reached

McMansion law revised; ‘compromise’ reached

The City Planning Commission moved one big step forward last month to protect neighborhoods from more McMansions by approving amendments to the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance. A major part of the plan — counting the number of square feet of attached garages in allowable total floor area  — was the subject of a compromise. Proponents of […]

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Paramount plan considered at City Hall

Paramount plan considered at City Hall

The Los Angeles Planning Commission held a public hearing in the John Ferraro Council Chambers at City Hall on July 14 to consider the Paramount Pictures Master Plan. Following all presentations and testimony, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a proposed sign district and the use of super graphics and digital displays. The Commission […]

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Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

The city Office of Historic Resources is holding two public hearings this month to review a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the Miracle Mile and a recently completed draft of a Preservation Plan. A public workshop to review the Preservation Plan is tentatively set for Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Temple […]

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Bidding farewell to some favorite mom and pops

Bidding farewell to some favorite mom and pops

After working at Village Footwear for the past 19 years, Wendy pretty much knows everyone’s shoe size and foot issue. “I’m the ‘shoe whisperer,’” said the store manager, who asked not to use her last name. Customers came from far and wide over the years to find the perfect shoe; one lady brought her friend […]

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‘Remarkable Women’ talk at Chevalier’s Books Aug. 24

‘Remarkable Women’ talk at Chevalier’s Books Aug. 24

Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung will present a short illustrated talk about her book, “Remarkable Women of California,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 24 at Chevalier’s Books at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. Mrs. DeYoung will stay to sign books. For further information, call Chevalier’s at 323-465-1334. Several prominent local women grace the pages of new […]

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‘Taste of Larchmont’ to celebrate Los Angeles Rams return

‘Taste of Larchmont’ to celebrate Los Angeles Rams return

Can’t decide where to eat on Larchmont? Hope-Net has the answer. Sample food from 13 food establishments on the boulevard at the 24th annual “Taste of Larchmont” on Mon., Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme, “Kickoff on Larchmont,” salutes the return of the Los Angeles Rams to the city and members of […]

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Howard hits the beat for the LA Phil

Howard hits the beat for the LA Phil

A local resident has been tapped for the coveted position of principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Matthew Howard will replace Raynor Carroll, who is retiring after 32 years with the orchestra. Born and raised in Brookside, Howard attended Hamilton High Music Academy. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree at USC Thornton […]

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New book on preservation of Los Angeles Central Library

New book on preservation of Los Angeles Central Library

Stephen Gee, writer of “Los Angeles Central Library, A History of its Art and Architecture,” will present a short illustrated talk about the book and the library Mon., Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. Mr. Gee will stay to sign books. For further information, call Chevalier’s at 323-465-1334. […]

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Jill Bauman helps families exit homelessness with ‘Imagine’

Jill Bauman helps families exit homelessness with ‘Imagine’

Jill Bauman is passionate about solving family homelessness. Seated in her art-lined and book-filled living room, Bauman recounts the road to becoming head of Imagine LA, the non-profit agency that is using creative methods to remedy the homeless dilemma. Born in Pasadena and raised in Santa Barbara, she briefly lived on June St. Bauman graduated […]

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Regina Chung found a house and true love in Windsor Square

Regina Chung found a house and true love in Windsor Square

When Regina Chung saw a home for sale in Windsor Square in 1984, she had barely ventured into the neighborhood, mostly admiring its tree canopy-lined streets from afar. Interest rates were a whopping 18 percent, but Regina and her husband Jim were undeterred, and with help from relatives, they were able to raise enough money […]

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Academy diversifies under Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ watch

Academy diversifies under Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ watch

Cheryl Boone Isaacs lives in exciting times, perhaps among the most exciting in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nearly 90-year history. As president, the Windsor Square resident heads the organization which recently changed up its membership and governing board. Nearly half of the latest class of new members is now women and […]

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Mother relocates office, home after discovering Larchmont

Mother relocates office, home after discovering Larchmont

When Vivian Gueler signed a lease for office space on Larchmont Blvd. in 2011, she knew she had stumbled onto something special. Five years later, she is a local resident, has a child enrolled in a nearby preschool, and is volunteering to help organize the Larchmont Family Fair. “The neighborhood is really unique,” says Gueler, […]

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Real Estate News

A look at some of the real estate options on Wilshire Boulevard

A look at some of the real estate options on Wilshire Boulevard

If you’ve passed the corner of Rimpau and Wilshire recently you will have noticed a new development springing up on the northwest side where a vacant lot used to be. This is, in fact, only one of several real estate options new to Wilshire Blvd. So to get an idea of what’s out there, the […]

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Metro is decking as Purple Line extends on Wilshire

Metro is decking as Purple Line extends on Wilshire

Decking for the Wilshire / La Brea Purple Line station has been underway since June. Of the scheduled 22 weekends of street closures, 16 weekends remain. There will be no work over Labor Day weekend. At a project update meeting held on July 21 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Metro officials and contractor representatives described […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 363 S. Las Palmas Ave. 237 S. Hudson Ave. 248 S. Van Ness Ave. 439 S. Orange Dr. 517 N. Gower St. 158 N. Highland Ave. 338 S. Orange Dr. 346 N. Arden Blvd. 449 S. Orange Dr. 435 N. Arden Blvd. 939 S. Highland Ave. 157 N. Citrus […]

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Cisco Kid ‘was a friend of mine,’ and other recollections . . .

Cisco Kid ‘was a friend of mine,’ and other recollections . . .

The west side of Raleigh Studios, facing Bronson Avenue between Clinton and Melrose, never fails to fascinate. I walk by it in the early morning and admire its tongue-and-groove construction (though there is some stucco on the section just north of Clinton) and its intriguing fenestration: 31 windows on the upper story and 40 on […]

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Jill Bauman helps families exit homelessness with ‘Imagine’

Jill Bauman helps families exit homelessness with ‘Imagine’

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jill Bauman is passionate about solving family homelessness. Seated in her art-lined and book-filled living room, Bauman recounts the road to becoming head of Imagine LA, the non-profit agency that is using creative methods to remedy the homeless dilemma. Born in Pasadena and raised in Santa Barbara, she briefly lived on June St. Bauman graduated […]

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‘Remarkable Women’ talk at Chevalier’s Books Aug. 24

‘Remarkable Women’ talk at Chevalier’s Books Aug. 24

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung will present a short illustrated talk about her book, “Remarkable Women of California,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 24 at Chevalier’s Books at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. Mrs. DeYoung will stay to sign books. For further information, call Chevalier’s at 323-465-1334. Several prominent local women grace the pages of new […]

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A look at some of the real estate options on Wilshire Boulevard

A look at some of the real estate options on Wilshire Boulevard

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve passed the corner of Rimpau and Wilshire recently you will have noticed a new development springing up on the northwest side where a vacant lot used to be. This is, in fact, only one of several real estate options new to Wilshire Blvd. So to get an idea of what’s out there, the […]

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Metro is decking as Purple Line extends on Wilshire

Metro is decking as Purple Line extends on Wilshire

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Decking for the Wilshire / La Brea Purple Line station has been underway since June. Of the scheduled 22 weekends of street closures, 16 weekends remain. There will be no work over Labor Day weekend. At a project update meeting held on July 21 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Metro officials and contractor representatives described […]

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