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Blend students create and perform in musical

Blend students create and perform in musical

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

An original production of “Bug Boy: The Musical” was performed in the Van Ness Elementary School auditorium on May 27. The 30-minute show was directed by teacher Anne Bell and performed by students from the Visually Impaired Resource Room. Earlier this year, Van Ness received a grant from the John F. Kennedy Center for the […]

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One resident’s solution to texting drivers

One resident’s solution to texting drivers

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Driving down any thoroughfare in Los Angeles, you may notice the person driving 40 miles per hour next to you is texting on a cell phone. Concerned parent Margot Grabie, Citrus Ave., finally had enough and decided to do something about it. “After seeing near crashes by drivers who were texting and driving, I’ve […]

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Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

You might have noticed that the façade of 153 S. Irving is changing. But if you were alive and living in Windsor Square 100 years ago, this “new” look would be a mirror version of the old. That’s because designer and builder Michael Tuohy of CleverTwist Design, Inc., has been slowly, painstakingly bringing the Irving […]

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Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

When Los Angeles native Montrese Chandler returned from college in New York, she had a clear plan. “After graduating from Howard University in Washington D.C., I went to Parsons School for Design with the intention of pursuing jewelry-making and clothing design full-time. But when I returned to Los Angeles and settled in Marina Del Rey, […]

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Stand-up series draws comedy talent

Stand-up series draws comedy talent

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you hear the one about the British knight who started a comedy club in the middle of L.A.’s largest apartment complex? As they say in the world of stand-up: “True story!” The apartment complex is Park La Brea, the sprawling city-within-a-city. Once a month for the last three years the charming 100-seat Park La […]

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Girasole to re-open with new name, Vernetti

Girasole to re-open with new name, Vernetti

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you passed by the old Girasole restaurant recently, you noticed that there’s a whole lot of hammering and sawing and banging going on. Girasole closed its doors in September to undergo a complete remodel. The owners, Steve and Joanna Vernetti, are combining the space next door to upgrade and expand the kitchen, create a […]

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