Author Archive: Jane Gilman
Music rang through the shops as choruses from Wonderland and Third Street elementary schools’ choruses performed on Larchmont Boulevard at the Annual Holiday Open House on Sun., Dec. 8.
Steve and Joanna Vernetti had been eating at Girasole since they moved to the neighborhood 10 years ago. Steve, who has a background in the food industry, dreamed that one day he might own the restaurant. The opportunity came true recently when Sonia Tolot decided to step down. Sonia, widow of the restaurant founder/owner Ermanno […]
Pressure from residents has resulted in progress on repair and maintenance of the Highland Ave. median. After years of working with the city and the District Four Council Office on the restoration and upkeep of the center divider from Melrose Ave. to Wilshire Blvd., the hard work of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association est. 1948 and […]
Quality of life issues dominated the Hancock Park Homeowners Association meeting on Oct. 21. Close to 80 residents filled John Burroughs Middle School auditorium and peppered Councilman Tom LaBonge with questions about street and sidewalk repaving, pothole repair and median maintenance. LaBonge presented options concerning the more expensive concrete versus asphalt repaving on Hancock Park […]
“Buy the best and cook it simply” is the mantra at Taylor’s Steakhouse, celebrating its 60th year as a landmark restaurant in the Wilshire Center area. Bruce Taylor began helping out at the restaurant while he was a student at USC. Bruce’s dad opened Taylor’s on Western Ave. in 1953. He was a transplanted Texan […]