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Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1944, anticipating a housing boom when World War II would end, Roy Shewfelt opened the doors to the Wilshire Escrow Company. Today, Roy’s descendants preside over the business, which is now the oldest operating independent escrow company in Los Angeles. In an interview last month at the company’s headquarters, located at 4270 Wilshire Blvd., […]

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Petersen Automotive Museum marks 25 years on the Mile

Petersen Automotive Museum marks 25 years on the Mile

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Petersen Automotive Museum, located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. To celebrate, the museum is hosting events all year long.  Brief history The Petersen Automotive Museum first opened to the public on June 9, 1994 on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire in a building that previously housed the […]

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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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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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Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of concerned residents and city staff members attended a presentation last month at City Hall to learn the first steps toward developing a citywide approach to improved urban forestry. Environmental consulting firm Dudek presented its findings and recommendations at the Dec. 4 event following a yearlong investigation into the City of Los Angeles’ programs, […]

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Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will return to the Wilshire Country Club April 22 to 28, 2019. The tournament will feature 144 of the world’s best female professionals competing over four rounds of golf for a share of the $1.5 million purse. Last year, locals were among the thousands of spectators to descend on […]

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