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Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Finally under construction across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a new retail, dining and entertainment destination, to be accompanied by attractive and usable open space, a 309-room hotel and 400 luxury apartments, 20 percent of which will be rented at affordable rates. Dignitaries and just plain “Downtowners” celebrated the milestone groundbreaking under a […]

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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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Addressing homeless housing locally

Addressing homeless housing locally

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gathered in an historic Hancock Park apartment building last month were about 20 community members and local religious leaders. The tea-time topic was how residents and local faith organizations can work together to address homelessness in the Greater Wilshire and Wilshire Center Koreatown areas, especially to provide needed “bridge housing” to move people off of […]

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St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (MOW) has served homebound seniors in Los Angeles since 1977, when a registered dietician and Daughter of Charity, Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founded the organization by serving a single pot of stew to 83 seniors in a church basement. Quinn, affectionately known as Sister SAM, or just SAM, was the […]

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The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was in 1954 that the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car “3 Line” ceased traveling from downtown, east along Sixth and Third Streets, and up Larchmont Boulevard to Melrose Avenue. Then, a decade passed. And then, in the autumn of 1963, two entrepreneurial young women, Jane Gilman and Dawne Goodwin, founded a community newspaper. […]

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Barbara  Yaroslavsky mourned

Barbara Yaroslavsky mourned

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Family, friends and community leaders throughout the Southland were shocked and saddened upon hearing of the death of Mid City West neighbor Barbara Yaroslavsky, 71, who unexpectedly died Dec. 26 during her sixth week recuperating from West Nile virus diagnosed in November. The unhappy news was learned just as this January issue of the paper […]

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