Archive for October, 2014

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the past year, Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association board member Amy Vangsgard has passed out welcome bags to new area residents. “It’s my Midwestern roots,” she said with a laugh. “My parents were meeters and greeters and so am I.” Vangsgard was brainstorming with other LVNA members about ways to increase membership to the 250-person […]

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Real Estate Sales for September 2014

Real Estate Sales for September 2014

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 117 S. Las Palmas Ave. 519 S. Arden Blvd. 232 S. Van Ness Ave. 464 S. Highland Ave. 126 N. Norton Ave. 221 S. St. Andrews Pl. 911 S. Victoria Ave. 215 N. Gower St. 621 N. McCadden Pl. 301 N. Highland Ave. 845 S. […]

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Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

What do a founding father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? They all wrote or re-wrote their own versions of the Bible. And they meet in the brilliant new philosophical comedy by Scott Carter, “The Gospel According to Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.” “I found out about the […]

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Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former NBC Today health expert Dr. Art Ulene and his 13-year-old grandson Clay Skaggs, Plymouth Blvd., recently climbed the Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi. It was not the 78-year old Ulene’s first high-altitude climb. Everest was so much easier than he expected, a year later he celebrated his 75th birthday at the 19,341-foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. […]

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Drought tolerant idea: waterless dry stream bed

Drought tolerant idea: waterless dry stream bed

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

It appears, the heavens closed up the watering hole without announcing “last call” to all the thirsty California patrons. Angelenos have been asked to cut back another 20 percent on water usage…take that roses, hydrangeas and grass. We’re cutting you off! Xeriscaping (as close to zero watering as you can get) is the new native […]

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Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new owners of the home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. have been urged by the city, neighbors and preservationists to follow the guidelines required for an Historic-Cultural Landmark. But the change from natural stone to painted beige and white, the white iron fence around the perimeter and the statuary are not in keeping with […]

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