Archive for June, 2016

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The squire of the landmark La Casa de las Campanas (House of the Bells) on N. June St. and a leader in the national movement to protect the zoning of single-family neighborhoods, Leonard F. Hill, died peacefully at his home on June 7. A resident of Hancock Park since 1986, Leonard Hill long had a […]

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Design for Living; new kitchen adds light and space

Design for Living; new kitchen adds light and space

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Luckily, Allison Hawley Simmons’ newborn had perfect timing. Scarlett was born two weeks late, which turned out to be just in time for the finishing touches of the family’s kitchen remodel. Allison and her husband Mike had been living at their N. Irving Blvd. home while the four-months-plus project was underway; the holidays and the […]

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Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation is expected to premiere its first exhibit later this year, or early 2017, according to a recent report in “Art News.” Philipp Kaiser will reportedly curate the museum’s inaugural exhibition of works from the Marciano collection. Kaiser is a former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]

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Local architect on front lines of VA land planning in Westwood

Local architect on front lines of VA land planning in Westwood

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The long-neglected United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) campus in Westwood is finally getting a makeover, and Windsor Square resident and architect William Fain, FAIA, of Johnson Fain is helping to lead the charge. Fain, his wife, Jennifer, and their two grown daughters — Elizabeth Fain LaBombard and Margaret Fain Jenkins — have lived […]

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Premiere tour showed off natives, drip systems, birds and bees

Premiere tour showed off natives, drip systems, birds and bees

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some 20 neighborhood gardens showed off their native plants and colorful butterflies at the premiere Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainable Garden Tour on June 26. While some of the landscapes were professionally designed, many of the residents put on their own gloves, sought help from their gardeners and spent funds from the city’s rebate program. […]

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Dozen ‘for lease’ signs on Larchmont Blvd.

Dozen ‘for lease’ signs on Larchmont Blvd.

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The tenant mix on Larchmont is ever changing. Despite new stores like Perverse Sunglasses moving onto the street, visitors are seeing more vacancies than usual along the blocks of Larchmont north of First St. For ground-floor spaces, nearly 16 percent of the storefronts are now vacant (12 spaces of approximately 75). Lette Macarons recently closed, […]

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