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Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

If it seems that we just covered the story of the Vine American party store’s 75th anniversary, you would be wrong. That was five long years ago. Now, as we move into the store’s 80th year, we can officially confirm that time waits for no one. Vine American opened its doors in 1934, providing tents, […]

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New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the 1985 sci-fi classic film “Cocoon,” a group of senior citizens take a dip in an alien pool and emerge feeling young and frisky again. One rejuvenated couple, played by Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, discuss the miraculous results: “So you think we’re cheating nature?” “Yes.” “Well, I’ll tell ya, with the way nature’s […]

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Violet is the new black, or is it grey in furniture design?

Violet is the new black, or is it grey in furniture design?

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last December, the Pantone Color Institute announced that 2014 would be the year of Radiant Orchid. This pinkish purple shade would reign on fashion runways and in furniture showrooms for the next 12 months.  Is violet driving our upholstery choices this season? What’s trending in furniture in our neighborhood? Hancock Park textile and interior designer […]

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Say goodbye to those big water bills, use native groundcover

Say goodbye to those big water bills, use native groundcover

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thirsty grass. Waterless months. What’s a homeowner to do? Crank open the lawn sprinklers and let the water flow while six percent of California farmland goes idle due to the drought? Keep your regular watering schedule and watch green grass turn chartreuse… then yellow… then ocre? How about a lawn remodel with the city of […]

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Homeless teens treated to a day of prom pampering; benefit May 3

Homeless teens treated to a day of prom pampering; benefit May 3

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Operation School Bell (OSB) is known for providing new school clothes to nearly 5,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students from impoverished circumstances. But each spring for the last three years, the charity has turned its attention to the homeless teenage girls in the community with a different focus in mind: prom. “Many of these […]

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Duo’s passion revives Tom Bergin’s beloved Irish Pub

Duo’s passion revives Tom Bergin’s beloved Irish Pub

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

To many in Miracle Mile, Derek Schreck and Jordan Delp—animated, passionate, and so in-sync that they can finish each other’s sentences—are nothing short of local heroes. After numerous fits and starts, the pair reopened Tom Bergin’s, the beloved Irish Pub in January, with an abiding commitment to honor its generational roots while making it precisely […]

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