Archive for June, 2017

Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Word of the death of Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founder 40 years ago and executive director until this week of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, came just as the Chronicle went to press. Her health had been in decline, and she died of natural causes. Mass and burial were on June 28. The day before […]

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SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of Larchmont Village residents continues to campaign against a new 52-unit mixed-use development planned for the corner of Beachwood Dr. and Melrose Ave. that is working its way through the planning process. At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) board meeting last month, Tracey Clarke, organizer of the opposition campaign, asked board members […]

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Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Elected officials on a city committee have generated controversy by loosening a proposed Citywide Sign Ordinance to permit digital billboards both within sign districts and outside of them. According to the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight, if the committee members’ proposed changes are approved by the full City Council, billboards would be permitted in “commercial” […]

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Local architect drawing Harvey House final touches

Local architect drawing Harvey House final touches

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month we asked our readers to send us their memories of the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station. While we didn’t receive any reminiscences about one of the last Harvey Houses in operation before it closed in 1967, we did hear from Richard Herman, A.I.A., the architect working on the site’s renovation. “It’s been […]

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Locals attend preservation awards lunch

Locals attend preservation awards lunch

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not only did a Larchmont Boulevard architectural firm win one of this year’s Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards, there were lots of locals attending the luncheon to applaud that project and the seven other award winners. The restoration of CBS Columbia Square, on Sunset Blvd. and Gower St., won a project award for its developer, […]

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First Congregational Church celebrates 150 years

First Congregational Church celebrates 150 years

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

First Congregational Church is the oldest Protestant church in continuous operation in Los Angeles. An organ concert, taiko drummers and choral music are part of the festivities to celebrate the first 150 years of the church at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. on Sun., June 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. A cultural as well as religious […]

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