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Windsor Square discusses past year, announces ‘Squeaky Wheel’

Windsor Square discusses past year, announces ‘Squeaky Wheel’

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Windsor Square Association (WSA) held its annual Town Hall Meeting at The Ebell of Los Angeles on Nov. 15. President Larry Guzin welcomed residents and introduced WSA board members as well as District Four Councilman David Ryu and his field deputy Rob Fisher. Councilman Ryu spoke of the efforts made to save the trees […]

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Reagan romance blossomed at Chasen’s, now told on stage

Reagan romance blossomed at Chasen’s, now told on stage

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a Booth at Chasen’s, The Real-Life Hollywood Romance of Ron and Nancy Reagan, book by Sam Bennett, music and lyrics by Al Kash and Phil Swann, directed by Kay Cole, is a love story. The year is 1949, and Ron (Brent Schindele) and Nancy (Kelley Dorney) meet on an arranged first date at Chasen’s, […]

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New book on Mother Road: ‘66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey’

New book on Mother Road: ‘66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey’

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Terry Moore first rolled down the Mother Road, Route 66, in the back seat of a 1953 green Studebaker; he was nine years old. His family was on the move in the summer of 1953 from Minnesota to Claremont, Calif.; he still recalls the startling sight, in Cucamonga, of eucalyptus wind breaks on the side […]

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Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

My friend Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in 2013 was a recipient of the Rome Prize, awarded yearly by the American Academy in Rome to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standards of excellence in art and architecture. (Our own local residents Bill Fain and Elizabeth […]

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Slow-plucked chicken and M.F.K. Fisher’s anti-war essay

Slow-plucked chicken and M.F.K. Fisher’s anti-war essay

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a train, not a particularly good one, that stopped at Vevey about 10 in the morning on the way to Italy. Chexbres and I used to take it to Milano.” Thus begins the essay “The Flaw” by M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most subtle anti-war and anti-Fascist pieces of writing in English. “The […]

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TV costumes saluted, Tarfest, the arts celebrated at LACMA

TV costumes saluted, Tarfest, the arts celebrated at LACMA

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Television Academy joined forces with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum to present the 12th annual exhibit of the “Art of Television Costume Design” Aug. 18. Some 600 very lucky guests, honorees and designers descended on the downtown grounds of the Institute for a first look at Emmy-nominated costumes from nine […]

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