Archive for January, 2017

Neighborhood Valentines tell how they met: Lyn MacEwen and Marc Cohen

Neighborhood Valentines tell how they met: Lyn MacEwen and Marc Cohen

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1973, Lyn MacEwen was a single mom working on Park Avenue, when she and a girlfriend stopped for a cappuccino at Caffe Reggio, in Greenwich Village since 1927. Standing at the end of a long line, her friend was soon engaged in conversation with a group of guys, one of whom was Marc Cohen. […]

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Neighborhood Valentines tell how they met: Bill and Sandy Boeck

Neighborhood Valentines tell how they met: Bill and Sandy Boeck

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sandy Larsen was at an after-service coffee hour at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills on a Sunday afternoon in 1993 when she met a single, orthopedic surgeon named Bill Boeck. “A mutual friend who had been on a prayer team for Bill’s mother introduced me to him,” explains Sandy. In that first conversation […]

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Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream closing after 80 years

Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream closing after 80 years

| January 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Bob Gill remembers the open land at Third and Fairfax before Farmers Market was built. “That’s how old I am,” he is quoted on the Market website. His dad Joe opened Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream in Farmers Market in 1937, and Bob started scooping ice cream there at age 14. The legendary pink-and-white striped […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Which Way SurveyLA? Staggering statistics tell the story

McAvoy on Preservation: Which Way SurveyLA? Staggering statistics tell the story

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of you may remember a groundbreaking initiative begun almost a decade ago when the J. Paul Getty Trust partnered with the City of Los Angeles to create the city’s first-ever citywide inventory of historic places. That effort, known as SurveyLA, has completed its field survey efforts and is wrapping up the data analysis that […]

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Local chocolatiers to visit — for Valentine’s Day — and beyond

Local chocolatiers to visit — for Valentine’s Day — and beyond

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

To celebrate Valentine’s Day in true chocolate style, why not go to the source? There are many local chocolatiers to visit, and there is one where you can have a “factory tour.” MAST chocolates, founded by brothers Rick and Michael Mast in Brooklyn, landed in Los Angeles last May, and the entire bean-to-bar process can […]

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Mardi ‘Mutti Gras,’ at Farmers Market

Mardi ‘Mutti Gras,’ at Farmers Market

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Farmers Market with food, music and a pet parade. Festivities take place the weekend of February 25-26 and Fat Tuesday Feb. 28. The free, family-friendly party will feature New Orleans staples of beads, beignets, Dixie beer and face painting. The Gumbo Pot will serve Cajun gumbo and jambalaya. See pets […]

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