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Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

If your child was one of the 25,000 students who visits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each year, he or she was treated to a docent tour. One of those docents is Patsy Palmer, who gives a tour to a group of students 14 times during the school year. The Windsor Square resident […]

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Residents seek actions to stop illegal activity in home on Highland Avenue

Residents seek actions to stop illegal activity in home on Highland Avenue

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park residents have been frustrated in their attempts to stop illegal activity at 508 N. Highland Ave. that has become a haven for drug dealing and squatters. Other violations include suspected use as a boarding house, frequent yard sales, an illegal fence and general lack of maintenance. “We have contacted our Council office, city […]

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Family-owned  firm Lester Carpet boasts three generations

Family-owned firm Lester Carpet boasts three generations

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a customer went to Lester Carpet for a floor covering in a small area in his house, he was treated as if he were furnishing a castle. He is among the many satisfied clients who have been served by three generations of the Lester family, beginning with Larry Lester, founder of the carpet company […]

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CIM Group says ‘no plans for hotel’ in Park Mile area; protest letters attached

CIM Group says ‘no plans for hotel’ in Park Mile area; protest letters attached

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community outrage at plans to ignore the Park Mile zoning and build a hotel on the newly acquired Farmers Insurance property has halted the development. Residents petitioned the Fourth District Council office and the homeowners association to protest the planned project. A group from Brookside Homeowners Association recently met with executives of CIM Group which […]

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Lebanese-American group opens new center in Park Mile

Lebanese-American group opens new center in Park Mile

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It took 13 years of searching before the Lebanese American Foundation finally found a home for its community center. “Just last year we discovered the former Broadway Federal Savings bank building at 4800 Wilshire Blvd. was available,” said Judge James Kaddo, S. Larchmont Blvd., one of the Foundation founders. Kaddo said LAF wanted a secular […]

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Former Boy Scout Troop 621 leader G. Jerry Plotke dies

Former Boy Scout Troop 621 leader G. Jerry Plotke dies

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gunther Jerry Plotke, who guided local boy scouts for 30 years, has died. A Larchmont Blvd. resident, he was 90. Plotke was born in Berlin and was a plumber’s apprentice until, as a Jew, he fled Germany during World War II at age 17. He escaped via a route through Russia and Siberia to Japan […]

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