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History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The three-story, gray office building at 4484 Wilshire Boulevard with the Mercury Insurance sign might look unremarkable from the outside. But, it houses a rich history of Mercury Insurance’s presence in the local community and its founder, George Joseph, who is now the United States’ oldest billionaire. Joseph was born in 1921 to Lebanese immigrants […]

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Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917, but they are now embracing social and technological change within the 21st century. Cookie season will run to Sun., March 10, and local booths will open on Fri., Feb. 8. Look for stands in front of Chevalier’s Books, Burger Lounge and Rite Aid on Larchmont Blvd. to […]

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Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Children running down Larchmont Boulevard, lathered in bubbles from a nearby foam pit, could only mean the Larchmont Family Fair. On Oct. 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m., the Boulevard hosted its 52nd annual celebration. The fair has become increasingly elaborate since its founding. This year, a pie-baking contest was added to an already impressive […]

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Musso & Frank nears its milestone 100th

Musso & Frank nears its milestone 100th

| November 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Musso & Frank Grill (commonly called Musso’s), 6667 Hollywood Blvd., is a living piece of Hollywood history — even a famous silent film star dined here. Now this historic restaurant is gearing up for its 100th anniversary next September with plans for a celebration. But there are plenty of reasons to dine there for your […]

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Tequila tasting at Antonio’s offers wide choices, is fun

Tequila tasting at Antonio’s offers wide choices, is fun

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Angelenos tend to love their Mexican food, and Los Angeles is home to numerous fantastic options specializing in this regional cuisine, each serving a variety of styles from Oaxacan to Monterrey, Tex-Mex and more. At a recent Saturday dinner with our dear friends Dia and Ray Schuldenfrei, we decided, however, to let the tequila help […]

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Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

| November 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Running on 36 years, Chan Dara has witnessed over three decades of Larchmont’s transformations, making it the longest-lived restaurant on the boulevard. Bhasuwongse (“Vavy”) and Sukhum (“Ken”) Kittivech opened the neighborhood Thai restaurant in 1983. They bought the 310 N. Larchmont Blvd. lot the year before from Vartkes and Alice Anivian, who had been leasing […]

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