Archive for January, 2015

Residents urged to start preservation process

Residents urged to start preservation process

| January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Miracle Mile will be requesting the city for an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) to protect their 80 and 90-year-old properties from McMansionization. Nearly 65 residents learned the steps necessary to create an HPOZ at a morning meeting sponsored by the Miracle Mile Residential Association on Jan. 10 at Leonardo’s nightclub. Board member Mark Zecca […]

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Cosmetic surgery on your lawn can pay off big time

Cosmetic surgery on your lawn can pay off big time

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Artificial turf is like cosmetic surgery for your lawn. You get it hoping it will look great but if it goes wrong, it can look just awful. Whether under the knife or under the spade, you can spot a bad job a mile away. A stroll through the plastic faces and puffy lips of Beverly […]

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Fickett built ‘palatial’ homes for everyone

Fickett built ‘palatial’ homes for everyone

| January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Edward Fickett built “palatial” homes for the middle class, world-class resorts, a residence on Switzerland’s Lake Geneva for Charlie Chaplin and renovated an historic L.A. Fire Station, for which he won one of his many awards. A book about his 50-year career was recently published by Rizzoli, “California Moderne and the Mid-Century Dream: The Architecture […]

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Real Estate Sales for December 2014

Real Estate Sales for December 2014

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 326 S. Windsor Blvd. 370 N. June St. 432 S. Citrus Ave. 439 S. Orange Dr. 612 N. McCadden Pl. 743 S. Longwood Ave. 574 N. Plymouth Blvd. 385 N. Ridgewood Pl. 925 S. Rimpau Blvd. 911 S. Tremaine Ave. 757 S. Bronson Ave. 456 N. Citrus Ave. 458 […]

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Valentines speak of chance encounters, whirlwind romances

Valentines speak of chance encounters, whirlwind romances

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couple brought together by riots Jack Merrick is fond of saying that Rodney King brought he and his wife Margot—”the love of my life”—together. “It was under the duress of the curfew imposed after the L.A. riots that I had the bright idea to head to Palm Springs with some buddies,” he recalls. “Within three […]

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Boy inspires sporting goods drive for youth center

Boy inspires sporting goods drive for youth center

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taking note of the obsolete sports equipment that was piling up in the garage of his family’s Windsor Square home, St. Brendan fifth grader Hunter Campen had an idea. “There must be kids somewhere who could take advantage of this stuff we outgrow,” he told his Dad, Chase. “The conversation quickly grew from that to […]

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