Archive for January, 2019

Six ficus trees on Larchmont  slated for wood chipper

Six ficus trees on Larchmont slated for wood chipper

| January 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

The city’s Urban Forestry Division announced Jan. 7 that it will consider a permit request to remove six healthy ficus trees at 606 N. Larchmont Boulevard. The mature side-by-side trees provide a lush canopy that is much needed on the eastern side of the 600 block of N. Larchmont, according to employees who work in […]

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New vista for mid-life divorcé, latest take on Anne Frank

New vista for mid-life divorcé, latest take on Anne Frank

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Linda Vista by Tracy Letts (author of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning “August: Osage County”) takes place at the titular Linda Vista (translation: nice view) located near San Diego, California. Wheeler (Ian Barford) is in a full-blown mid-life crisis. Fifty years old, recently divorced with a problem child, he is attempting to make […]

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At long last, Griffith Park gets its own exhibition

At long last, Griffith Park gets its own exhibition

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

How well do you think you know Griffith Park? Well, did you know that there was once an airfield inside the park? Or how about a speakeasy for golfers during the Great Depression? You probably knew about the ostrich farm, right? And the prison farm? Or what about that small town, called Rodger Young Village, […]

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Premium passes on sale for ladies’ golf

Premium passes on sale for ladies’ golf

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tourney at the Wilshire Country Club April 22 to 28.  In addition to daily and weekly grounds passes ($25/$40 daily; $99 weekly), this year’s ticket packages include two new options for fans interested in taking their LPGA experience to the […]

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Music-themed films top the list

Music-themed films top the list

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is my list of the most enjoyable films I saw during 2018. Even though I cut back on the number of films I saw this year, this list is much longer than it has been in the past. Am I getting soft? This is based only on films I saw and does not include […]

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Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1965, two eminent architectural historians, David Gebhard of UC Santa Barbara and Robert Winter of Occidental College, produced the local region’s first guide to significant architecture, “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” It was “the 1960s,” and the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage ordinance was only three years old. People were just beginning to talk […]

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