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Vote for Carolyn Ramsay

Vote for Carolyn Ramsay

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our vote to replace termed-out Tom LaBonge for City Councilman goes to Carolyn Ramsay. Her experience as chief deputy for LaBonge as well as her deep commitment to community issues makes her a viable replacement. She has a proven track record in leadership roles, and she knows the Fourth District. She can take office without […]

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CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brookside residents heard plans for the future of the Farmers Insurance 10-acre property from Clyde Wood and Johannes Van Tilburg, representing the CIM group, new owners of the property. The plans include converting the offices of the nine-story former headquarters building into 54 luxury condominiums, and erecting 65 single family homes and duplexes on the […]

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Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside. A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea. The recent demolition of […]

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Residents urged to start preservation process

Residents urged to start preservation process

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Miracle Mile will be requesting the city for an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) to protect their 80 and 90-year-old properties from McMansionization. Nearly 65 residents learned the steps necessary to create an HPOZ at a morning meeting sponsored by the Miracle Mile Residential Association on Jan. 10 at Leonardo’s nightclub. Board member Mark Zecca […]

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Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Farmers Insurance building tower at 4680 Wilshire Blvd. is being considered to become a Historic Cultural Monument, and the application  was unanimously approved at a meeting of the Cultural Heritage Commission in December. The 1920s building and surrounding 10 acres were purchased by CIM developers in mid-year. Community residents attended the meeting to support the […]

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Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new owners of the home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. have been urged by the city, neighbors and preservationists to follow the guidelines required for an Historic-Cultural Landmark. But the change from natural stone to painted beige and white, the white iron fence around the perimeter and the statuary are not in keeping with […]

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