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New leaders named for Junior League’s 92nd year

New leaders named for Junior League’s 92nd year

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Katie Young McCullough is the new president of the Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA). The league, now in its 92nd year, is headquartered on Larchmont Blvd., almost next door to the Larchmont Chronicle. In an interview about her goals for this year, President McCullough first stressed the League’s essential mission of empowering women and […]

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Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

After more than a decade of neighbors’ complaints, cleanup is underway at the unsightly house at 610 S. Van Ness Ave. Surrounded by palm-frond fences, the derelict structure adjoins two lots previously filled with a collection of rusty old cars. In mid-July, demolition of the house finally was underway. When the three lots have been […]

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Sicilian carts are at Italian American Museum

Sicilian carts are at Italian American Museum

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the newest museums in Los Angeles is IAMLA — Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. Located in the historic Italian Hall on Main St., backing up to Olvera St., the museum opened to the public in 2016. However, its gestation goes back almost as far as I can remember. Certainly to about 1978, […]

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Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

Children’s Chain luncheon helped hospital

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of 10 members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles support group, Children’s Chain (“a chain is as strong as its weakest link”) organized a luncheon and fashion show to benefit the hospital at the end of May. The 59-year-old group’s event featured a talk by interior (and fashion) designer Mark D. Sikes. A […]

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Locals attend preservation awards lunch

Locals attend preservation awards lunch

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not only did a Larchmont Boulevard architectural firm win one of this year’s Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards, there were lots of locals attending the luncheon to applaud that project and the seven other award winners. The restoration of CBS Columbia Square, on Sunset Blvd. and Gower St., won a project award for its developer, […]

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AIA honored Paul Williams, Frank Clementi: Area homes, Grand Park among their works

AIA honored Paul Williams, Frank Clementi: Area homes, Grand Park among their works

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The most prestigious individual award of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is its Gold Medal. Since 1907, the medal has been awarded to individuals whose significant bodies of work have had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. This year, the Gold Medal was awarded posthumously to Los Angeles architect Paul […]

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