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After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The precipitation in February in Los Angeles was 18 trillion gallons, or enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools, according to “The Los Angeles Times.” But is it enough to help increase the water levels in the brook in Brookside? A drop in water levels is being studied, according to Rob Fisher, field deputy at […]

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Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at  heart of Miracle Mile

Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at heart of Miracle Mile

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the heart of the Miracle Mile on 155 acres of land, from Third to Sixth streets and from Fairfax to Cochran avenues, sits Park La Brea, a collection of 4,248 apartment units in buildings that have been part of Los Angeles history for more than 70 years. The complex is at the center of […]

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Bergin’s under historic review March 7; what to do for St. Patrick’s Day

Bergin’s under historic review March 7; what to do for St. Patrick’s Day

| February 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

Sadly, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Tom Bergin’s House of Irish Coffee, 840 S. Fairfax Ave., is no longer an option. The historic pub was long a Los Angeles landmark for grabbing a Guinness or an Irish coffee until it was shuttered after last year. See below for where you still can celebrate St. Patrick’s […]

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31 years later, Professor still knows it all

31 years later, Professor still knows it all

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s February 2019 Larchmont Chronicle heralds the 31st year of William Bentley (a.k.a. Professor Know-It-All) regaling readers with fun word and phrase etymology based on questions readers pose to him.  Jane Gilman, founder and former publisher at the Chronicle remembers Bentley pitching her the idea for a column because he thought the paper needed […]

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Walking tours for health, interest

Walking tours for health, interest

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year was to amp up the number of steps you tread each day, try checking out the collection of guided and self-guided walking tours put together by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A Conservancy-guided walk can add about 3,000 steps, or about one and a half miles, to […]

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Stained glass panels honor alumni at Memorial library

Stained glass panels honor alumni at Memorial library

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Learn about the historic stained glass window panels and make holiday cards at Memorial branch library, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. Hear artist David Judson of Judson Studios talk about the branch’s stained glass window panels, which commemorate 20 Los Angeles High School alumni who died in World War I, Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. […]

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