Archive for August, 2018

Power outages leave locals seeking relief

Power outages leave locals seeking relief

| August 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Angelenos battled a blistering three-digit heat wave with around-the-clock air conditioning July 6, but beginning around 5 p.m, aging infrastructure gave out, resulting in widespread power outages. Although power was restored for most neighborhoods within hours, Hancock Park, Windsor Square and Larchmont felt the consequences of the blackout for most of the sticky weekend, and […]

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‘Tulips’ in new exhibit

‘Tulips’ in new exhibit

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever,” 2011, by Tokyo-based artist Yayoi Kusama is in a new exhibit at the Marcianao Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd. The oversized flower-potted tulips in the work are made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic and painted with the same red polka dots as the floor, ceiling and walls. […]

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Larchmont Village and the Chronicle’s Jane Gilman: a love affair

Larchmont Village and the Chronicle’s Jane Gilman: a love affair

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

You might recognize her name as the co-founder and former publisher of the Chronicle, or recognize her face as a volunteer for a number of clubs and organizations. That’s because Jane Gilman has been a fixture on Larchmont for more than five decades. Her love for Larchmont first began in 1963, the year that she […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Telling the stories of Los Angeles through preservation of its buildings is often hard work.  There are the formal processes:  Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines and the people to implement them, nomination of individual buildings (CBS Television City and the Musician’s Union, most recently) to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Many committed people throughout the […]

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Shenanigans and Improv are on his calendar

Shenanigans and Improv are on his calendar

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bill Devlin is a quintuple threat. Not only is he a popular and admired on-tour comedian, he is an actor, a writer, a professional photographer and a talented percussionist. However, he is most well-known for his comedy. “He came on and kept us all laughing right until we walked out,” said Pam Rudy, who saw […]

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Lynn Russell found new perspective, hope at Downtown Women’s Center

Lynn Russell found new perspective, hope at Downtown Women’s Center

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lynn Hall Russell’s blue eyes sparkle when she tells of the founding of the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) 40 years ago. As the story goes, an outreach worker on Skid Row, Jill Halverson, befriended a woman living out of two shopping carts. She found Rose to be a bright, loving and interesting woman. She was […]

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