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Landscape designers weave  together a variety of elements

Landscape designers weave together a variety of elements

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Clear sunny skies and balmy breezes have returned, bringing burgeoning gardens and the move to outdoor living that is quintessentially Los Angeles. Read on to learn about local landscape designers who know the neighborhood and the ins and outs of Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines … and who can help you whip your outdoor […]

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‘Façade lifts’ give older buildings new life

‘Façade lifts’ give older buildings new life

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bill McWhorter, Hancock Park, likes making things look better. From interior flooring and window treatments to the light and landscape of an exterior, McWhorter enjoys updating and sprucing up a building from the inside out, creating a flow out of the entire aesthetic of the space. Referring to his projects as “façade lifts,” McWhorter says […]

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Tom Bergin’s on tap for  historic status

Tom Bergin’s on tap for historic status

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Room 1010 at City Hall was full last month when the members of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously 5-0 to recommend Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) status for Tom Bergin’s Bar and Restaurant. Ken Hixon, of the Miracle Mile Residential Association, and Adrian Scott Fine, of the Los Angeles Conservancy, presented a case […]

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Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

| March 28, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Jane Club, an enterprise launched last year by producer and actress Jess Zaino and actress June Diane Raphael, moved to 429 N. Larchmont Blvd. last month. The mixed-use building, designed and built in 2000 by architect Scott Johnson, FAIA, of Johnson Fain for his family, has a high design element that the club is […]

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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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