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Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

Enjoy live entertainment, games, raffles, food trucks and a family fun zone at the free Metro Purple Line Extension “Halfway There” event at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Sun., June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The party celebrates 50 percent completion of the Purple Line Extensions to Wilshire and […]

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Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

In a clever parliamentary maneuver, the land-use lawyer for the current owners of Tom Bergin’s, the restaurant and tavern located at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. since 1949, threw a monkey wrench into the process to declare the property a city Historic-Cultural Monument. Following a unanimous recommendation made in March by the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC), […]

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SB 50 delayed, not deceased

SB 50 delayed, not deceased

Through the leadership of state Sen. Anthony Portantino, resident and former mayor of La Cañada Flintridge, and who represents a broad swath of Los Angeles County, consideration of SB 50, proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, has been delayed temporarily. As chair of the state Senate’s Appropriations Committee, Sen. Portantino announced May […]

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American muscle cars at 25th Gilmore Auto Show

American muscle cars at 25th Gilmore Auto Show

See more than 100 classic cars on display at the 25th annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show at the Original Farmers Market Sat., June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This year’s theme, “American Muscle Cars,” will feature lowriders, hotrods, trucks and other classic cars from private collectors, including the 1957 Lincoln originally owned by Jayne […]

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Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet is being forced to vacate its studios at 731 S. La Brea Ave. after the property was sold last year to real estate firm Langdon Street Capital, which is reportedly repurposing the building as office space.  The ballet school — many of its 300 students live in the neighborhood […]

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Philippe’s welcomes exhibit. Are there changes at Langer’s?

Philippe’s welcomes exhibit. Are there changes at Langer’s?

Philippe The Original (1001 N. Alameda St.) is as doused in history as the famous “French Dipped Sandwiches” its original owner claimed to have created. Today, the 111-year-old establishment is showcasing another bit of history — Hollywood history — with its new exhibit, “Hollywood’s Golden Spike.” Established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, the restaurant has […]

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Gay marriage, a cigar factory and amazing magic take the stage

Gay marriage, a cigar factory and amazing magic take the stage

Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever takes place in the elegant townhouse of Daniel Bixby (Bill Brochtrup) and his partner, novelist Mitchell Howard (Tim Cummings). Terrific scenic / props design by DeAnne Millais.  Daniel and Mitch are entertaining Mitch’s agent Barry Dylon (Ed F. Martin) and his latest, very young boyfriend, professional caregiver Trip (Jose Fernando). […]

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Doggie fun in Pan Pacific Park

Doggie fun in Pan Pacific Park

Bring your leashed pooch and family and friends and have a blast at the K9 Connection Summer Fest Sun., June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pan Pacific Park, in field #2, next to the Grove. Parking is at 147 S. Gardner St. A doggie fun run and catch the disc are among games […]

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Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

USC history and accounting professor Jacob Soll and associate dean and director of the law library at Gould School of Law Pauline Aranas are two of the speakers addressing graduating seniors this month. Valedictorians, salutatorians, school heads and special presentations from senior classes are included in some of the other local ceremonies. Priscilla Sands, head […]

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Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) rolled out the red carpet for Music Director Designate Jaime Martin, welcoming him prior to the launch of his tenure next fall, and honored Margaret Batjer on her 20 years as LACO concertmaster at its annual concert gala May 2 at the downtown InterContinental Hotel. The evening’s musical centerpiece, led […]

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Nicholas Podany: The local boy who knew he could — and did

Nicholas Podany: The local boy who knew he could — and did

When young Nicholas Podany went to sleep each night at his family home in Windsor Square, it was to the sound of his mother, Amanda Podany, reading him imaginative tales, usually from his favorite Harry Potter books. From Kent, England, she would read each character in its own dialect, says Podany. “She was good!” he […]

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Local graduates reveal their choices for college

Local graduates reveal their choices for college

Off to Washington, D.C. to study government Larchmont Charter senior Annabella Hoge grew up in the neighborhood. She is a Larchmont Charter “lifer” and played in local AYSO softball leagues as a kid. “I’ve been lucky to have lived in Larchmont my entire life,” said Hoge. When asked about her senior year, Hoge said, “It […]

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Real Estate News

Retail building on Larchmont sold

Retail building on Larchmont sold

A retail building on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue recently was sold to real estate investment and development company MCAP Partners for $6.3 million. The building was home to several long-time Larchmont businesses, including Ampersand Boutique, Artworks Studios and Floret Floral Design. According to MCAP Partners Executive Vice President Alexander Massachi, the […]

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WS-HPHS gathered at H.W. O’Melveny house in May

WS-HPHS gathered at H.W. O’Melveny house in May

The H.W. O’Melveny house was the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WS-HPHS) venue for a talk by David Silverman May 19. Advertised as “An Afternoon on Architecture,” WS-HPHS president Richard Battaglia and his committee arranged for Silverman of LA House Histories to describe for members and guests the story of pioneer lawyer H.W. O’Melveny’s house, […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Single-family homes 72 Fremont Pl. 130 S. June St. 161 N. June St. 953 S. Longwood Ave. 722 S. Muirfield Rd. 621 N. McCadden Pl. 262 S. Irving Blvd. 107 S. Citrus Ave. 533 N. Arden Blvd. 838 S. Mullen Ave. 330 N. Lucerne Blvd. 544 Lillian Way 145 N. Arden Blvd. 107 N. Lucerne […]

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Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

A “Market Hall”-style microbrewery and three restaurants in the historic Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. are on tap to open in the first quarter of 2020, developer Brad Conroy of Conroy Commercial told us. “We’re happy it’s getting going,” he said of the project at the corner of Eighth Street and La Brea Avenue. The […]

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Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) rolled out the red carpet for Music Director Designate Jaime Martin, welcoming him prior to the launch of his tenure next fall, and honored Margaret Batjer on her 20 years as LACO concertmaster at its annual concert gala May 2 at the downtown InterContinental Hotel. The evening’s musical centerpiece, led […]

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Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

USC history and accounting professor Jacob Soll and associate dean and director of the law library at Gould School of Law Pauline Aranas are two of the speakers addressing graduating seniors this month. Valedictorians, salutatorians, school heads and special presentations from senior classes are included in some of the other local ceremonies. Priscilla Sands, head […]

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Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet is being forced to vacate its studios at 731 S. La Brea Ave. after the property was sold last year to real estate firm Langdon Street Capital, which is reportedly repurposing the building as office space.  The ballet school — many of its 300 students live in the neighborhood […]

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Retail building on Larchmont sold

Retail building on Larchmont sold

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A retail building on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue recently was sold to real estate investment and development company MCAP Partners for $6.3 million. The building was home to several long-time Larchmont businesses, including Ampersand Boutique, Artworks Studios and Floret Floral Design. According to MCAP Partners Executive Vice President Alexander Massachi, the […]

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