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Fuel cells, plug-ins and print-‘ems at Auto Show

Fuel cells, plug-ins and print-‘ems at Auto Show

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

There was a time when the Los Angeles Auto Show showcased the U.S. land yachts that cruised along the highway lapping up 10-15 mpg with a V8 or 6. “Foreign cars” saw an opportunity and slowly infiltrated the U.S. car market with small car technology squeezing out 20 to 30 mpg from their efficient four […]

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Barn Find in Hancock Park: Ian Fleming 1953 R-Type Bentley

Barn Find in Hancock Park: Ian Fleming 1953 R-Type Bentley

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the 110th annual Los Angeles Auto Show opening from Nov. 18 to 27, and with the local Petersen Automotive Museum launching its new exhibit, “Art of Bugatti,” this seemed like an appropriate time to learn about a local auto discovery made recently. To report, we welcome guest writer Leslie Kendall. The term “barn find” […]

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Ed Edelman: Los Angeles has lost a giant of a man

Ed Edelman: Los Angeles has lost a giant of a man

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ed Edelman died in September at age 85. The Larchmont Chronicle asked local resident Zev Yaroslavsky to share the eulogy he gave at the funeral. In this era, when political vulgarity is de rigueur, it is hard to imagine there was a time when political discourse could be intelligent and civil. Well, there was such […]

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Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brooks Dry Cider is the creation of Brooks Bennett, who grew up in Hancock Park, Windsor Square, and for six years, London. In London, living with his sisters and parents, Carolyn and Jamie Bennett, now of Hancock Park and Ojai, Bennett became aware of drinking cider, available in pubs (where the drinking age for cider […]

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Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout Los Angeles, trees are in decline. It is a quiet crisis, and it’s accelerating. Losing trees begins a vicious cycle of creating an ever-hotter and drier urban climate that threatens public health and the very livability of our city. Last year, I attended a presentation by the Urban Forester of Santa Monica, who said […]

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Bridging the political divide for teenagers around the world

Bridging the political divide for teenagers around the world

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a time of political divisiveness, Windsor Square resident and Marlborough student Clara Nevins has created a platform to openly discuss politics and opposing points of view. Together, she and her friend Joseph Touma launched the website, Bridge the Divide, in the beginning of August, and  hundreds of people have participated so far. After completing […]

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