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Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first week of March, Councilman David E. Ryu’s office contacted the president of the Windsor Square Association (WSA), Larry Guzin, regarding a request to remove a ficus tree at 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. Guzin and the WSA have been working with local stakeholders and the council office on Larchmont tree issues since January. […]

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Local architect designs a Brookside ‘Bridge House’

Local architect designs a Brookside ‘Bridge House’

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Longwood Ave. resident Dan Brunn has designed, and recently began construction on, a one-of-a-kind “Bridge House” to straddle the much-loved brook in Brookside. The 210-foot-long, 20-foot wide, single-story house, quite literally bridges a running stream and a 20-foot change in property grade. “I am really excited about this house,” Brunn tells the Chronicle. “The idea […]

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Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

Re-elections for mayor, CD5, CD13

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

None of the 10 challengers, including Windsor Square neighbor Mitchell Schwartz, was able to force Mayor Eric Garcetti into a run-off election. Garcetti received 81 percent of the votes cast in the March election. In Council District 5, incumbent Paul Koretz won with 66 percent of the vote. In adjoining Council District 13, Mitch O’Farrell […]

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Amended McMansion law has ‘sound foundation’

Amended McMansion law has ‘sound foundation’

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new and improved anti-McMansion ordinance passed last month by the City Council will make major improvements in neighborhoods near and far — throughout Los Angeles, according to advocates for the measure. “Great news!” is how the Los Angeles Conservancy called the “final push to curb mansionization and tear downs.” “It was such a grass […]

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Council okays historic zone for Miracle Mile

Council okays historic zone for Miracle Mile

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles City Council considered its 35th Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for the Miracle Mile area south of Wilshire Boulevard after the Chronicle went to press. Council consideration followed three years of money spent, city hearings, and community outreach — from neighbor to neighbor and also from Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and David Ryu. […]

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Parents protest possible charter at Third Street

Parents protest possible charter at Third Street

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hollywood chapter of a national network of charter schools is considering an offer from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to relocate some of its programming to Third Street Elementary School.  Under Proposition 39, approved by California voters in 2000, school districts are required by state law to share public school facilities “fairly” […]

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