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Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

None of the 10 challengers, including Windsor Square neighbor Mitchell Schwartz, was able to force Mayor Eric Garcetti into a run-off election. Garcetti received 81 percent of the votes cast in the March election. In Council District 5, incumbent Paul Koretz won with 66 percent of the vote. In adjoining Council District 13, Mitch O’Farrell […]

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Council okays historic zone for Miracle Mile

Council okays historic zone for Miracle Mile

The Los Angeles City Council considered its 35th Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for the Miracle Mile area south of Wilshire Boulevard after the Chronicle went to press. Council consideration followed three years of money spent, city hearings, and community outreach — from neighbor to neighbor and also from Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and David Ryu. […]

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Amended McMansion law has ‘sound foundation’

Amended McMansion law has ‘sound foundation’

A new and improved anti-McMansion ordinance passed last month by the City Council will make major improvements in neighborhoods near and far — throughout Los Angeles, according to advocates for the measure. “Great news!” is how the Los Angeles Conservancy called the “final push to curb mansionization and tear downs.” “It was such a grass […]

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Parents protest possible charter at Third Street

Parents protest possible charter at Third Street

The Hollywood chapter of a national network of charter schools is considering an offer from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to relocate some of its programming to Third Street Elementary School.  Under Proposition 39, approved by California voters in 2000, school districts are required by state law to share public school facilities “fairly” […]

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What's Entertaining

Tickets going on sale for Last Remaining Seats

Tickets going on sale for Last Remaining Seats

Tickets go on sale to the general public Wed., April 5 for the popular Los Angeles Conservancy Last Remaining Seats screenings of classic films in the Broadway Historic Theatre District and other landmark venues. “L.A. Confidential” starts the series Sat., June 3 at 8 pm. at the Orpheum Theatre. The 1997 film-noir crime drama stars […]

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Marlborough students host fashion show for charity

Marlborough students host fashion show for charity

Violets’ Giving Circle (VGC), a charitable fund run by juniors and seniors at Marlborough School, hosted a series of three fashion shows at the event called, “Iconic American Women Through the Decades,” on March 19 at the Avalon Hollywood. The biennial fundraiser is loosely based on the popular T.V. show “Project Runway.” Twenty students designed […]

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Local resident named semifinalist in ‘Spotlight’ at Music Center

Local resident named semifinalist in ‘Spotlight’ at Music Center

Park La Brea resident Isabella Franco is among the 111 high school students named as semifinalists in the Music Center’s 29th annual “Spotlight” program. Approximately 1,300 students auditioned for the scholarship and arts training program, which names semifinalists in seven categories, including acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental. […]

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Local chefs nominated for James Beard Awards

Local chefs nominated for James Beard Awards

Several local chefs are among the nominees announced for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards. Margarita Manzke of République was nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Michael Cimarusti of Providence and Ludo Lefebvre of Trois Mec were nominated for Best Chef in the West (California, Hawaii and Nevada). Manzke was included in an article on Miracle […]

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Volunteer opportunities open to all at Big Sunday

Volunteer opportunities open to all at Big Sunday

Big Sunday, an independent nonprofit organization, is gearing up to host its biggest event of the year, A Month of Big Sundays (also known as MoBS), which hosts and/or sponsors charity projects every single day of the month of May. One of the hardest things about volunteering is getting started. There are thousands of nonprofit […]

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Happy campers to even happier camp counselors

Happy campers to even happier camp counselors

I remember when I was a camper at Camp TIOH (Temple Israel of Hollywood). It was called Camp Simcha [“joy”] back then, which is exactly how camp made me feel. At 10 years old, there was nothing I enjoyed more than spending time with all my friends, playing games all day and hanging out with […]

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Alexandria House among beneficiaries of NGA party goers

Alexandria House among beneficiaries of NGA party goers

“It’s a party! — for a cause,” exclaimed Kiel FitzGerald and Olivia Kazanjian, co-chairs of Needlework Guild of America, describing Hancock Park’s gala held at the Tagylan Complex on Vine St. on Feb. 24. So many in our neighborhood know that, when they come to this annual event, they are guaranteed to have FUN while […]

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Hollygrove’s Norma Jean Gala is set for May 18

Hollygrove’s Norma Jean Gala is set for May 18

Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove will hold its sixth annual Norma Jean Gala Thurs., May 18 at the W Hollywood Hotel. Dinner, entertainment and inspiration are on the bill. Hollygrove’s most famous alumna, Norma Jean Baker, was under the agency’s care as a child before she came to be known as Marilyn Monroe. Celebrating 150th […]

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Real Estate News

Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

Cecil B. DeMille’s newly restored 1934 film, “Cleopatra,” will premiere Mon., May 1 at The Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. The event — hosted by Hollywood Heritage, the TCL Chinese Theater and Universal Pictures — celebrates the 90th anniversary of the opening of the theater — one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks. It also […]

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Mixed-use, 52-unit project proposed

Mixed-use, 52-unit project proposed

A new mixed-use project planned for the corner of Beachwood and Melrose in Larchmont Village is working its way through the planning process. Replacing an auto repair shop, the project involves construction of a four- to five-story mixed-use building to include 52 apartments and more than 5,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property […]

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Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 370 N. June St. 121 N. June St. 526 S. Hudson Ave. 219 N. Norton Ave. 349 S. Mansfield Ave. 642 S. Sycamore Ave. 507 N. Lucerne Blvd. 901 S. Rimpau Blvd. 433 S. Highland Ave. 511 Lillian Way 877 S. Bronson Ave. 514 Lillian Way 837 S. Bronson Ave. […]

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Larchmont design firm among winners

Larchmont design firm among winners

Among the eight recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Awards is CBS Columbia Square, Hollywood. Larchmont-based architects and landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale Studios was part of the project team that rehabilitated and upgraded the entertainment icon, which is today known as NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd. The seven-story complex of sound stages and recording […]

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Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cecil B. DeMille’s newly restored 1934 film, “Cleopatra,” will premiere Mon., May 1 at The Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. The event — hosted by Hollywood Heritage, the TCL Chinese Theater and Universal Pictures — celebrates the 90th anniversary of the opening of the theater — one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks. It also […]

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Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

None of the 10 challengers, including Windsor Square neighbor Mitchell Schwartz, was able to force Mayor Eric Garcetti into a run-off election. Garcetti received 81 percent of the votes cast in the March election. In Council District 5, incumbent Paul Koretz won with 66 percent of the vote. In adjoining Council District 13, Mitch O’Farrell […]

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Volunteer opportunities open to all at Big Sunday

Volunteer opportunities open to all at Big Sunday

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Big Sunday, an independent nonprofit organization, is gearing up to host its biggest event of the year, A Month of Big Sundays (also known as MoBS), which hosts and/or sponsors charity projects every single day of the month of May. One of the hardest things about volunteering is getting started. There are thousands of nonprofit […]

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Happy campers to even happier camp counselors

Happy campers to even happier camp counselors

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I remember when I was a camper at Camp TIOH (Temple Israel of Hollywood). It was called Camp Simcha [“joy”] back then, which is exactly how camp made me feel. At 10 years old, there was nothing I enjoyed more than spending time with all my friends, playing games all day and hanging out with […]

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