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Scholarship fund established in name of Nick Fagnano

Scholarship fund established in name of Nick Fagnano

A scholarship fund for undergraduate transfer students has been established at the University of Southern California in the name of Nick Fagnano who was to begin his junior year there in the fall. A graduate of St. Brendan School and Notre Dame High School, Fagnano, 20, was electrocuted when a bolt of lightning struck the […]

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Activist credits cooperation for Robert Burns Park upgrades

Activist credits cooperation for Robert Burns Park upgrades

Margy Hudson isn’t through planning improvements for Robert Burns Park at Beverly Blvd. and Van Ness Ave. The community activist  has continued to  lobby for the recreation area since she first starting making daily visits the “poorly maintained park” seven years ago. Margy was honored by Councilman Tom LaBonge at a recent dedication for her […]

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Landmark Chandler estate sells for $9.5 million

Landmark Chandler estate sells for $9.5 million

The sale of the landmark home on Lorraine Blvd.  home in Windsor Square for $9.5 million (listed for  $10.6 mllion) marks one of the highest-priced transactions in the area. The home was one of the first to be built in the neighborhood which was being promoted as “an ideal location for the permanent residence of […]

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LACMA wing over Wilshire is so ‘L.A.’

LACMA wing over Wilshire is so ‘L.A.’

A recently released design aimed to transform the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and extend a wing across Wilshire Blvd. “is brilliant,” says architect Douglas Meyer, Windsor Square. “It is an iconic building that is so L.A. and so inviting and memorable and every other adjective you want to throw at it.” Preliminary plans call […]

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‘Come together’ for Hope-Net at Taste  of Larchmont Aug. 25

‘Come together’ for Hope-Net at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 25

Greek, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as samples from Village newcomers Burger Lounge and Salt & Straw will be on the menu of “Abbey Road to Larchmont.” The  annual Taste of Larchmont, founded more than 20 years ago by the Larchmont Chronicle, is on Mon., Aug. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The community […]

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Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

If it seems that we just covered the story of the Vine American party store’s 75th anniversary, you would be wrong. That was five long years ago. Now, as we move into the store’s 80th year, we can officially confirm that time waits for no one. Vine American opened its doors in 1934, providing tents, […]

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‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

On a recent day of errands with my daughter, we were suddenly hit with mid-afternoon munchies. The question was: what would satisfy our hunger yet not ruin our appetites for dinner? Sushi seemed the perfect answer. We headed to Sugarfish on La Brea, one of eight storefront locations of this raw fish restaurant. Eschewing fancy […]

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Brookside parties, Lillian Way marks 4th of July

Brookside parties, Lillian Way marks 4th of July

Residents on Lillian Way, Cahuenga Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. will celebrate Independence Day in style, and take some cues from their Brookside neighbors, who sure know how to throw a party. Lillian Way Lillian Way will be closed off for the 18th annual Fourth of July Block Party beginning at 4:30 p.m. It features the […]

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Local nurse marks 20 years with mobile care unit

Local nurse marks 20 years with mobile care unit

During her first trip to a public housing development, Michele Rigsby Pauley discovered five-year-old children there had never been immunized because the clinic down the road sat in rival gang territory. Suddenly, the need for a mobile health unit became crystal clear. “I am very proud that I can be a part of something that’s […]

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Turn nature’s leftovers in your yard into a party or ‘fruitanthropy’

Turn nature’s leftovers in your yard into a party or ‘fruitanthropy’

Tired of watching overripe bits drop to the ground in a gloppy mess? Here are some ideas on making the most of your bountiful backyard fruit trees. For the family Donick Cary and Kim Huffman of Rossmore Ave. enjoy a mulberry tree that the previous homeowner planted to the summertime delight of silkworms and local […]

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Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

Enrique Franco has gained loads of admirers in his 33- year career with the L.A. Unified School District. So it was no surprise that they came out in droves, along with family and friends—and even the family dog, Dino—to bid him farewell at a recent ceremony at Wilshire Park Elementary School marking his retirement. Franco […]

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New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

In the 1985 sci-fi classic film “Cocoon,” a group of senior citizens take a dip in an alien pool and emerge feeling young and frisky again. One rejuvenated couple, played by Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, discuss the miraculous results: “So you think we’re cheating nature?” “Yes.” “Well, I’ll tell ya, with the way nature’s […]

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Real Estate News

Statue of Jewish-American patriot Haym Salomon to receive new marker

Statue of Jewish-American patriot Haym Salomon to receive new marker

The Hancock Park-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is working to further the legacy of Haym Salomon, a Jewish hero of the American Revolution. Stephanie Boyd, a member of the LA-Eschscholtzia Chapter, was a delegate at DAR’s 123rd annual Continental Congress recently in Washington, D.C. While there she submitted a proposal to […]

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Plymouth home wins Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society award

Plymouth home wins Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society award

The house at 528 S. Plymouth Blvd. is one of the winners of the 2014 Historic Landmark Awards presented at the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society annual meeting on July 20 at the Wilshire Country Club. Owners of the land in the early 1920s were Elizabeth Boos, and then A. Hayes Busch, whose father Albert […]

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Real Estate Sales June 2014

Real Estate Sales June 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 455 Lorraine Blvd. 414 S. Irving Blvd. 444 N. McCadden Pl. 644 S. Orange Dr. 163 S. Larchmont Blvd. 347 S. Arden Blvd. 414 N. Arden Blvd. 146 S. Van Ness Ave. 560 N. Plymouth Blvd. 954 Keniston Ave. 891 S. Bronson Ave. 131 S. Wilton Pl. 357 S. […]

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Alternatives to Gas-Powered Blowers

Alternatives to Gas-Powered Blowers

California Greenin’ by Renee Ridgeley Here are some alternatives to using gas-powered blowers Science quiz: which emits more hydrocarbons into the atmosphere? A half-hour of yard work with a two-stroke leaf blower or driving a Ford F-150 truck from Texas to Alaska?  If you thought this a trick question, you’re right, because it’s the blower. […]

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Larchmont Bungalow seeks zone change after five years of legal battles

Larchmont Bungalow seeks zone change after five years of legal battles

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After almost five years of legal battles, the owner of the Larchmont Bungalow seeks a zone change to turn the licensed take-out into a restaurant. Albert Mizrahi, owner, is also requesting a liquor license for the eatery at 107 N. Larchmont Blvd. Since opening in 2009, the Bungalow has operated without a permit after the […]

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Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A two-block stretch on Bronson Ave.—the Boulevard Heights Historic District—was honored with its very own sign. Four signs to be exact.The recent unveiling completes the neighborhood’s journey for historic status. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. “It is a great honor. Our own Robby O’Donnell worked for several years […]

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Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Windsor Village Association filed an appeal June 13 of a proposed 32-unit condominium complex at 853 to 859 S. Lucerne Blvd. “The condo project is over-sized and not in scale, bulk, height, massing and design with the historic structures in the neighborhood,” said R.J. Strotz, WVA board member. Property owner Ik Kyoon Ahn of Morumbila […]

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Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

If your child was one of the 25,000 students who visits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each year, he or she was treated to a docent tour. One of those docents is Patsy Palmer, who gives a tour to a group of students 14 times during the school year. The Windsor Square resident […]

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