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Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

| June 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

The squire of the landmark La Casa de las Campanas (House of the Bells) on N. June St. and a leader in the national movement to protect the zoning of single-family neighborhoods, Leonard F. Hill, died peacefully at his home on June 7. A resident of Hancock Park since 1986, Leonard Hill long had a […]

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Residents and city join forces to tackle Mansionization

Residents and city join forces to tackle Mansionization

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to know more about new zoning concepts and what they might mean for your neighborhood? Want to tell the city what you think? The City Planning Dept. is hosting a series of community meetings for areas protected with Interim Control Ordinances (limiting development) — including Larchmont Heights and La Brea-Hancock — to discuss issues […]

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Wilshire/La Brea weekend detours to start this month

Wilshire/La Brea weekend detours to start this month

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mid-June marks the scheduled start for 22 weekends of street closures and detours related to construction of Metro’s Wilshire/La Brea subway station. These closures will allow the installation of concrete decking on Wilshire Blvd. as a temporary (for several years) road surface. Detailed information and maps of the detour routes are included in a pullout […]

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Local resident holds reins of city Planning Dept.

Local resident holds reins of city Planning Dept.

| June 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

At the start of 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tapped a long-time Windsor Square resident to run the city’s Planning Department. Following his first several months in the position, the Chronicle sat down with planning director Vince Bertoni in his fifth floor City Hall office to talk city planning. “Twenty years in the same […]

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Paramount 25-year master plan is moving forward

Paramount 25-year master plan is moving forward

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Master Plan for Paramount Pictures received its first public hearing on May 16 as part of the city’s approval process, with more than 100 people in attendance. Held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, the three-hour meeting was a chance for the Dept. of City Planning to obtain testimony on the project’s […]

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New power poles come to Larchmont Blvd.

New power poles come to Larchmont Blvd.

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power will be coming to Larchmont Blvd. as early as next Mon., May 16, to replace power poles. Work is expected to continue through November. The power pole replacement will take place in the alley between Beverly Blvd. and 1st St., and will be Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. […]

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