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Building closures, tree removals told at Metro meeting

Building closures, tree removals told at Metro meeting

A parking lot closure and removal of three buildings on La Brea Ave. are in the works at the Metro station to be built at Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. The plans were announced at a community meeting at the Korean Cultural Center March 19. The parking lot at Wilshire and Detroit Ave. will […]

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Pilot program in Wilshire Park to thwart burglars

Pilot program in Wilshire Park to thwart burglars

Would-be burglars will have to look elsewhere if they are thinking of breaking into a home in Wilshire Park. That’s because Ring Industries, in cooperation with LAPD Olympic Division, is providing residents with a device to thwart burglaries at no cost, said Peter White, new president of the Wilshire Park Association. The device, demonstrated at […]

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Council candidates to debate prior to run-off

Council candidates to debate prior to run-off

Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu, candidates for the City Council Fourth District post, are scheduled for six debates before the run-off election on Tues., May 19. Among them is one at the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations forum at the Cinematographers Guild, 7755 Sunset Blvd., on Wed., April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Ramsay is […]

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Take outs cited for tables, chairs on Larchmont Blvd.

Take outs cited for tables, chairs on Larchmont Blvd.

Several takeouts on Larchmont Blvd. were recently cited for having tables and chairs, a fall-out from the city’s legal dealings with the Larchmont Bungalow, said Tom Kneafsey, owner of the building that is home to Jamba Juice, one of the businesses fined. While coffee shops and other licensed take-outs have had seating for years, their […]

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Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

View seven gardens along the Brookside stream on Sun., April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. Several houses will also be open, said co-chairmen Patricia Rye and Sandy Boeck. The tour begins at 8th St. and Longwood Ave., and follows […]

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Girls get dolled up for the prom

Girls get dolled up for the prom

Cinderella has nothing on these girls. And lucky for them, they won’t turn into pumpkins at midnight. On March 5, for the eighth year in a row, the Assistance League of Los Angeles collaborated with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for the Operation School Bell Prom Day. The annual event provides free prom […]

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Backyard chicken raising has come home to roost

Backyard chicken raising has come home to roost

Backyard Chickens aren’t just for farms anymore. A recent email chain sent out to Hancock Park block captains had this subject line: “Chicken Wandering on 4th & Rimpau.” That was followed a couple weeks later with another neighborhood email: “Chicken hens on Hudson and 2nd. Pets?” No longer limited to farms and factories, backyard chickens […]

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Sports scene:  Athlete of Month, three-star players

Sports scene: Athlete of Month, three-star players

Twins Alex and Shea Copeland, respective stars of the Harvard-Westlake boys varsity basketball team and girls track and field squad, are headed for the Ivy League. A 6-3 senior guard for the Wolverines, Alex was averaging 25.7 points a game in January and coming off a 40-point game against Alemany, when he was named “Athlete […]

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Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

Talia Bolnick’s enthusiasm for her new co-working space for writers is catching. Several locals have signed on for full and part-time memberships at the The Hatchery Press, 5611 Clinton St. at Larchmont Blvd. Day passes are also available to enter the light-filled, wi-fi-connected 2,000 square-foot open lounge, studio and conference room plus a rooftop deck. […]

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No running novice, Bland completes 30th Marathon

No running novice, Bland completes 30th Marathon

Dr. Stephen Bland has run in every Los Angeles Marathon since it first started in 1986. He joined 176 other “legacy runners” who have been over the 26.2-mile course ever since the Los Angeles event began 30 years ago. “I didn’t start running marathons until I was 45,” says the internist and rheumatologist who practices […]

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Principal changes at Immaculate Heart, Marlborough

Principal changes at Immaculate Heart, Marlborough

Sands tapped to head Marlborough School July 1 Priscilla Sands will become the ninth head of school on Wed., July 1 at Marlborough, the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California. “As a strong believer in the power of all-girls education, I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated administration, faculty, and staff […]

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Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

When Los Angeles native Montrese Chandler returned from college in New York, she had a clear plan. “After graduating from Howard University in Washington D.C., I went to Parsons School for Design with the intention of pursuing jewelry-making and clothing design full-time. But when I returned to Los Angeles and settled in Marina Del Rey, […]

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Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

The Norton triangle, a traffic island on Sixth St., has undergone a landscaping renovation that features plantings that will be self-sufficient once established. Larry Guzin, president, said the Windsor Square Association board of directors first began planning a renewal of the Norton triangle in 2011. However, the project—which took years to gain the city’s approval—was […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 133 Fremont Pl. 144 S. Plymouth Blvd. 241 S. Norton Ave. 537 N. Las Palmas Ave. 342 N. Highland Ave. 107 N. Lucerne Blvd. 120 Wilton Dr. 747 S. Bronson Ave. 202 N. Beachwood Dr. 513 N. Plymouth Blvd. 224 N. Gramercy Pl. 259 S. Gramercy Pl. 851 S. […]

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Ladybugs and marigolds can keep garden pests at bay

Ladybugs and marigolds can keep garden pests at bay

Spring vegetable gardening means delicious homegrown food for you… and for backyard pests. Be prepared: if you plant it, they will come. Slugs, ants, aphids, caterpillars, spiders, mites, they don’t even wait for tomatoes to ripen before they sink their teeth in for a fresh meal. It’s hard to grow food without inviting insects but […]

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Real Estate Sales for January 2015

Real Estate Sales for January 2015

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 133 S. Las Palmas Ave. 601 S. Windsor Blvd. 165 S. Hudson Ave. 126 Fremont Pl. 263 S. Muirfield Rd. 418 S. Arden Blvd. 315 N. McCadden Pl. 150 N. Gower St. 612 N. Las Palmas Ave. 823 S. Hudson Ave. 145 S. Arden Blvd. 245 N. Gower St. […]

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Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

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The Norton triangle, a traffic island on Sixth St., has undergone a landscaping renovation that features plantings that will be self-sufficient once established. Larry Guzin, president, said the Windsor Square Association board of directors first began planning a renewal of the Norton triangle in 2011. However, the project—which took years to gain the city’s approval—was […]

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Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

View seven gardens along the Brookside stream on Sun., April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. Several houses will also be open, said co-chairmen Patricia Rye and Sandy Boeck. The tour begins at 8th St. and Longwood Ave., and follows […]

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Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Talia Bolnick’s enthusiasm for her new co-working space for writers is catching. Several locals have signed on for full and part-time memberships at the The Hatchery Press, 5611 Clinton St. at Larchmont Blvd. Day passes are also available to enter the light-filled, wi-fi-connected 2,000 square-foot open lounge, studio and conference room plus a rooftop deck. […]

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Building closures, tree removals told at Metro meeting

Building closures, tree removals told at Metro meeting

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A parking lot closure and removal of three buildings on La Brea Ave. are in the works at the Metro station to be built at Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. The plans were announced at a community meeting at the Korean Cultural Center March 19. The parking lot at Wilshire and Detroit Ave. will […]

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