Archive for August, 2017

Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

See Craftsman-style homes from the early 20th century, watch a marionette show, hear a barbershop quartet and enjoy refreshments at the homes tour and block party on St. Andrews Pl. between Second and Third streets Sun., Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. “An Afternoon on St. Andrews Place” — sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock […]

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Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, art and gourmet food trucks will be featured at TarFest at La Brea Tar Pits Park Sat., Sept. 16 from 2 to 10 p.m. Open to all ages and free, the 15th annual event celebrates local artists, musicians and culture. The event is curated by Launch LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, and will […]

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‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Readers of the Larchmont Chronicle were calling in frustration.  “What are we going to do about the homeless? They are panhandling up and down the boulevard.” The newspaper’s publishers were aware of the problem, but not the solution. They urged readers not to give money, but a voucher for a meal at McDonalds instead. It […]

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Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

These days, Tom Brandlin of Park La Brea serves as a not-for-profit consultant at the Soldiers Project in North Hollywood and other agencies, as well as deacon at St. Basil’s Parish on Wilshire Blvd. Then In 1965, he was a high school sophomore at St. John Vianney High School (in the process of being renamed […]

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Local students report from annual political convention

Local students report from annual political convention

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Some of the biggest names in politics descended on the Pasadena Convention Center July 29-30 for the third annual Politicon, a non-partisan event that brings together politicians, pundits and media personalities. Two local students who attended the conference give their perspectives on what it was like to watch people of all political stripes come together […]

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Home Ground: Architect brought Pueblo Deco to Union Station

Home Ground: Architect brought Pueblo Deco to Union Station

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By the time Los Angeles’ Union Station opened for business in 1939 with the distinctive geometry of the Pueblo-Deco commercial spaces designed by Mary Jane Colter, the transformation of American life by rail travel was not only complete, but on the decline. Union Station was the last of the grand railway stations to be built […]

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