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Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

As the City of Los Angeles continues to roll out a long-range plan to fix the city’s buckling sidewalks, Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg asks: Who’s looking out for the trees? At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s (GWNC) June 19 Transportation Committee meeting, Stromberg, committee chair, invited Gayle Greenberg, representing the Bureau of Engineering, to […]

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Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

Word of the death of Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founder 40 years ago and executive director until this week of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, came just as the Chronicle went to press. Her health had been in decline, and she died of natural causes. Mass and burial were on June 28. The day before […]

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SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

A group of Larchmont Village residents continues to campaign against a new 52-unit mixed-use development planned for the corner of Beachwood Dr. and Melrose Ave. that is working its way through the planning process. At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) board meeting last month, Tracey Clarke, organizer of the opposition campaign, asked board members […]

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Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

Elected officials on a city committee have generated controversy by loosening a proposed Citywide Sign Ordinance to permit digital billboards both within sign districts and outside of them. According to the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight, if the committee members’ proposed changes are approved by the full City Council, billboards would be permitted in “commercial” […]

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New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is releasing new exhibits to the public this month. A plot of the Museum’s above-ground fossil excavation, titled Project 23, is opening for excavation, and includes the site’s most recent finds. This section of land is identified as Box 13 and will allow visitors to observe the excavation process […]

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Bankruptcy, sale leave Lenin statue homeless

Bankruptcy, sale leave Lenin statue homeless

The future of the towering chrome sculpture of Lenin’s head at 400 S. La Brea Ave. is in limbo, as Ace Museum, which has been renting space in the building that the bust fronts, has been evicted. The museum actually never did open but served as a storage facility and, at the corner of 4th […]

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Petersen opens low-rider exhibit

Petersen opens low-rider exhibit

The Petersen Automotive  Museum launched its summer  exhibit featuring low-rider cars from the 1940s and 1950s called “The High Art of Riding Low” on June 19. The exhibit, curated by Cal State Northridge professor of Chicano studies, Denise Sandoval, takes a look at Chicano and Latin culture in Los Angeles through the premise of classic […]

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Pink’s Hot Dogs ranked in top 15

Pink’s Hot Dogs ranked in top 15

Pink’s Hot Dogs was recently named one of the best casual restaurants in Los Angeles by The Daily Meal. Other local winners were Mozza Pizzeria, Canters, and Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. There were many criteria that The Daily Meal went through when ranking the Los Angeles restaurants: price, ambiance, and reputation. Pink’s Hot Dogs, 709 […]

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Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

A group of 10 members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles support group, Children’s Chain (“a chain is as strong as its weakest link”) organized a luncheon and fashion show to benefit the hospital at the end of May. The 59-year-old group’s event featured a talk by interior (and fashion) designer Mark D. Sikes. A […]

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Brookside neighborhood hosts 38th annual block party

Brookside neighborhood hosts 38th annual block party

Brookside residents were set to gather on June 25 on the 800 block of Muirfield Road to enjoy their 38th annual summer block party. The event was to include a barbecue, a bounce house, face painting, pie-eating contests and a live auction featuring items such as passes to the Magic Castle. The party was sponsored […]

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Pets of Larchmont: therapist, friends among group

Pets of Larchmont: therapist, friends among group

Meet our readers’ furry and feathered friends, from a pair of parakeets who sing in Park La Brea to a number of dogs and cats who seem to enjoy the good life as much as we do. Sparky and her pal, fellow golden doodle Brandy, have been friends since puppyhood, explains Nanci Leonard, Brookside. So […]

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Libraries team up with Dodgers for reading challenge

Libraries team up with Dodgers for reading challenge

Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Dodgers want people to read more this summer. The library is launching its summer reading challenge, “Reading by Design,” emphasizing expanding imagination, learning, exploration and creativity through reading. Patrons of all ages can sign up at lapl.org/summer, or by visiting a local branch. Participants are asked to […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 624 S. Rimpau Blvd. 322 Lorraine Blvd. 925 S. Muirfield Rd. 917 S. Longwood Ave. 533 N. Cherokee Ave. 135 N. St. Andrews Pl. 317 N. Van Ness Ave. 921 S. Citrus Ave. 224 N. Gramercy Pl. 626 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 809 3rd Ave. 206 N. Lucerne Blvd. 632 N. […]

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Landmark status for Miracle Mile building moves forward

Landmark status for Miracle Mile building moves forward

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted last month to consider the Berger-Winston apartment building, located in the Miracle Mile at 744 S. Ridgeley Dr., as an Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). Constructed in 1937, the property was designed in the Chateauesque style by the first female licensed architect in Los Angeles, Edith Northman. Testifying in support […]

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Hancock Park: small-lot homes ready for sale

Hancock Park: small-lot homes ready for sale

Hancock Park’s newest residential development, featuring seven three-story single family homes, is set to hit the market later this month. To get a sneak peek, the Chronicle met with developer Guy Penini and real estate broker Diana Knox for a pre-release tour. Located at 4701 Wilshire Blvd., The Sevens is a collection of small-lot homes […]

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Local architect drawing Harvey House final touches

Local architect drawing Harvey House final touches

Last month we asked our readers to send us their memories of the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station. While we didn’t receive any reminiscences about one of the last Harvey Houses in operation before it closed in 1967, we did hear from Richard Herman, A.I.A., the architect working on the site’s renovation. “It’s been […]

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New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is releasing new exhibits to the public this month. A plot of the Museum’s above-ground fossil excavation, titled Project 23, is opening for excavation, and includes the site’s most recent finds. This section of land is identified as Box 13 and will allow visitors to observe the excavation process […]

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Brookside neighborhood hosts 38th annual block party

Brookside neighborhood hosts 38th annual block party

| June 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

Brookside residents were set to gather on June 25 on the 800 block of Muirfield Road to enjoy their 38th annual summer block party. The event was to include a barbecue, a bounce house, face painting, pie-eating contests and a live auction featuring items such as passes to the Magic Castle. The party was sponsored […]

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Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of 10 members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles support group, Children’s Chain (“a chain is as strong as its weakest link”) organized a luncheon and fashion show to benefit the hospital at the end of May. The 59-year-old group’s event featured a talk by interior (and fashion) designer Mark D. Sikes. A […]

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Bankruptcy, sale leave Lenin statue homeless

Bankruptcy, sale leave Lenin statue homeless

| June 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

The future of the towering chrome sculpture of Lenin’s head at 400 S. La Brea Ave. is in limbo, as Ace Museum, which has been renting space in the building that the bust fronts, has been evicted. The museum actually never did open but served as a storage facility and, at the corner of 4th […]

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