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Critiquing open houses: confessions of a serial lookie loo

Critiquing open houses: confessions of a serial lookie loo

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Renee Ridgeley, Guest Columnist I have a confession to make: every Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m., I sneak away from my cozy family life and roam the streets of Hancock Park, where I covet, fantasize and flirt with other people’s homes.  I’m an open-house junkie and “Guest Search” on themls.com will lead me […]

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She shares empowerment philosophy in lecture series

She shares empowerment philosophy in lecture series

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beyond the mere window dressing afforded by lifts, tucks and injection, science is beginning to reveal the foundations of the aging process. We know the hazards of inflammation caused by alcohol, sun, sugar, and stress. It breaks down tissue and wrecks havoc in our bodies, causing cancer and, well yes, even wrinkles.  But even if […]

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Anderson Munger YMCA nears finish line

Anderson Munger YMCA nears finish line

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

April 2014 is the target date for the new Anderson Munger Family YMCA at Third St. and Oxford Ave. to open. “This is a project that has been in the works for 20 years!” proclaims Kitty Gordillo, the director of development for the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA. After securing the property in a land-swap with Los […]

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Reindeers, Carnation soda shop and other Miracle Mile memories

Reindeers, Carnation soda shop and other Miracle Mile memories

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Toby Horn, who grew up in the Miracle Mile, shared her early recollections. Carnation had the best chocolate chip ice cream in the whole world. Tiny flecks of chocolate that melted into the vanilla ice cream. The soda shop was the stopover on the way home from school, too. And if the moon was in […]

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‘World of Escrow’ appeals to four generations of Shewfelts

‘World of Escrow’ appeals to four generations of Shewfelts

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can you imagine working for your father at a company where your father worked for his father, and his father worked for his father? Well, that’s the story of one of the pillars of our local business community, the Wilshire Escrow Company. Co-founded by Roy Shewfelt and Dorothy Green back in 1944, Wilshire Escrow has […]

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Neighborhood ‘Cheers,’ small plates with Mid-Eastern flavor

Neighborhood ‘Cheers,’ small plates with Mid-Eastern flavor

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the great pleasures in life is having a neighborhood joint, a “Cheers,” where everyone knows your name. People expect such a convivial place to be a simple pub, but my haunt is a world-class restaurant that happens to be walking distance from my house—Hatfield’s. Sophisticated, yet friendly, Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s eponymous restaurant […]

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