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Farmers Market — the original — is thriving

Farmers Market — the original — is thriving

When Earl Bell (E.B.) Gilmore agreed to open a Farmers Market on his Third Street and Fairfax Avenue dirt parking lot back in 1934, he probably never imagined its enduring legacy and the world-famous crown it would wear to this day. It was the height of the Great Depression when E.B. was approached by two […]

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After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

The precipitation in February in Los Angeles was 18 trillion gallons, or enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools, according to “The Los Angeles Times.” But is it enough to help increase the water levels in the brook in Brookside? A drop in water levels is being studied, according to Rob Fisher, field deputy at […]

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Bergin’s under historic review March 7; what to do for St. Patrick’s Day

Bergin’s under historic review March 7; what to do for St. Patrick’s Day

Sadly, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Tom Bergin’s House of Irish Coffee, 840 S. Fairfax Ave., is no longer an option. The historic pub was long a Los Angeles landmark for grabbing a Guinness or an Irish coffee until it was shuttered after last year. See below for where you still can celebrate St. Patrick’s […]

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Register, vote; GWNC election at Barking Lot

Register, vote; GWNC election at Barking Lot

Come to the Barking Lot, 336 N. Larchmont Blvd., just north of Beverly Blvd., to register and vote in the 2019 election of Directors for the Greater Wilshire neighborhood Council. Just as it was for the last election in 2016, voter registration tables and polling stations will be in the parking lot of the Barking […]

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Celebrate women’s history at Ebell, Downtown Women’s Center

Celebrate women’s history at Ebell, Downtown Women’s Center

Tours of the historic Ebell Club, the Downtown Women’s Center and Hollywood Studio Club are among events this month in honor of Women’s History Month. Los Angeles Conservancy tours of The Ebell have already sold out as the Chronicle went to press, but other events are still available, and one takes place at The Ebell, […]

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Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

It’s hard to believe that a “small” plate of spaghetti the size of my face could be so reasonably priced. Or so delicious. But that’s what Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is all about. Nestled between the Whole Foods and the News Stand off of Third St., Andre’s (6332 W. Third St.) is the ultimate […]

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The Huntington you may not know: Archer Huntington

The Huntington you may not know: Archer Huntington

Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955) had a young man’s dream — which he fulfilled after the death, in 1900, of his unimaginably wealthy father, Collis P. Huntington — to establish a microcosm of Spain in the United States. The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, in upper Manhattan, opened to the public in 1908, with the purpose […]

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Petersen Automotive Museum marks 25 years on the Mile

Petersen Automotive Museum marks 25 years on the Mile

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Petersen Automotive Museum, located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. To celebrate, the museum is hosting events all year long.  Brief history The Petersen Automotive Museum first opened to the public on June 9, 1994 on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire in a building that previously housed the […]

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Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

At the regular meeting of the Park Mile Design Review Board on Feb. 21, the board consulted with property owner CIM Group and its architectural and landscape advisers concerning proposed additions and renovations to CIM’s three-story office building at 4750 Wilshire Blvd. Joining the board for his first meeting was Tae-Kyung (Ted) Park, recently appointed […]

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History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

The three-story, gray office building at 4484 Wilshire Boulevard with the Mercury Insurance sign might look unremarkable from the outside. But, it houses a rich history of Mercury Insurance’s presence in the local community and its founder, George Joseph, who is now the United States’ oldest billionaire. Joseph was born in 1921 to Lebanese immigrants […]

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Cerrell CFO Steve Bullock installed as head at BizFed

Cerrell CFO Steve Bullock installed as head at BizFed

Steve Bullock, chief financial officer and co-owner of Cerrell, the public relations and government affairs agency at 320 N. Larchmont Blvd., is the incoming chair of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation). Bullock was installed at Biz Fed’s 11th anniversary celebration in January at Nixon Peabody LLP in Downtown Los Angeles. Commerce-based BizFed represents 180 […]

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‘Visionaries’ at Assistance League improving children’s lives for 100 years

‘Visionaries’ at Assistance League improving children’s lives for 100 years

“Visionaries“ not only describes the women, past and present, responsible for one of our nation’s important charitable undertakings, it also is the name of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program, “Visionaries” that, since 1995, has been highlighting the rarely told stories of nonprofit organizations around the world. Hosted by actor Sam Waterston, each show is […]

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Real Estate News

Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at  heart of Miracle Mile

Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at heart of Miracle Mile

At the heart of the Miracle Mile on 155 acres of land, from Third to Sixth streets and from Fairfax to Cochran avenues, sits Park La Brea, a collection of 4,248 apartment units in buildings that have been part of Los Angeles history for more than 70 years. The complex is at the center of […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Neighborhood Real Estate Sales for January Single Family Homes 5229 W. 2nd St. 464 S. Citrus Ave. 901 Muirfield Rd. 323 N. Citrus Ave. 338 N. Van Ness Ave. 931 S. Windsor Blvd. 437 N. Irving Blvd. $4,715,000 3,070,000 2,201,850 2,199,000 1,800,000 1,650,000 1,363,000 Miracle Mile Real Estate Sales* Single Family Homes 826 S. Spaulding […]

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Frieze Week Los Angeles art fair celebrated locally and citywide

Frieze Week Los Angeles art fair celebrated locally and citywide

Last month saw the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles contemporary art fair headquartered right here in our part of town — at Paramount Pictures Studios. The first Frieze Art Fair took place in London in 2003, with Frieze New York taking place each May since 2012. Jonathan Griffin, a contributing editor of the “frieze” magazine that […]

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Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

Finally under construction across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a new retail, dining and entertainment destination, to be accompanied by attractive and usable open space, a 309-room hotel and 400 luxury apartments, 20 percent of which will be rented at affordable rates. Dignitaries and just plain “Downtowners” celebrated the milestone groundbreaking under a […]

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Celebrate women’s history at Ebell, Downtown Women’s Center

Celebrate women’s history at Ebell, Downtown Women’s Center

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tours of the historic Ebell Club, the Downtown Women’s Center and Hollywood Studio Club are among events this month in honor of Women’s History Month. Los Angeles Conservancy tours of The Ebell have already sold out as the Chronicle went to press, but other events are still available, and one takes place at The Ebell, […]

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Farmers Market — the original — is thriving

Farmers Market — the original — is thriving

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Earl Bell (E.B.) Gilmore agreed to open a Farmers Market on his Third Street and Fairfax Avenue dirt parking lot back in 1934, he probably never imagined its enduring legacy and the world-famous crown it would wear to this day. It was the height of the Great Depression when E.B. was approached by two […]

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After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The precipitation in February in Los Angeles was 18 trillion gallons, or enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools, according to “The Los Angeles Times.” But is it enough to help increase the water levels in the brook in Brookside? A drop in water levels is being studied, according to Rob Fisher, field deputy at […]

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Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

| February 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that a “small” plate of spaghetti the size of my face could be so reasonably priced. Or so delicious. But that’s what Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is all about. Nestled between the Whole Foods and the News Stand off of Third St., Andre’s (6332 W. Third St.) is the ultimate […]

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