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McMansion law revised; ‘compromise’ reached

McMansion law revised; ‘compromise’ reached

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The City Planning Commission moved one big step forward last month to protect neighborhoods from more McMansions by approving amendments to the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance. A major part of the plan — counting the number of square feet of attached garages in allowable total floor area  — was the subject of a compromise. Proponents of […]

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Paramount plan considered at City Hall

Paramount plan considered at City Hall

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Planning Commission held a public hearing in the John Ferraro Council Chambers at City Hall on July 14 to consider the Paramount Pictures Master Plan. Following all presentations and testimony, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a proposed sign district and the use of super graphics and digital displays. The Commission […]

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Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The city Office of Historic Resources is holding two public hearings this month to review a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the Miracle Mile and a recently completed draft of a Preservation Plan. A public workshop to review the Preservation Plan is tentatively set for Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Temple […]

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Bidding farewell to some favorite mom and pops

Bidding farewell to some favorite mom and pops

| July 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

After working at Village Footwear for the past 19 years, Wendy pretty much knows everyone’s shoe size and foot issue. “I’m the ‘shoe whisperer,’” said the store manager, who asked not to use her last name. Customers came from far and wide over the years to find the perfect shoe; one lady brought her friend […]

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Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

| June 30, 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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Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation is expected to premiere its first exhibit later this year, or early 2017, according to a recent report in “Art News.” Philipp Kaiser will reportedly curate the museum’s inaugural exhibition of works from the Marciano collection. Kaiser is a former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]

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