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Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

Park Mile Design Review Board welcomes newest member

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the regular meeting of the Park Mile Design Review Board on Feb. 21, the board consulted with property owner CIM Group and its architectural and landscape advisers concerning proposed additions and renovations to CIM’s three-story office building at 4750 Wilshire Blvd. Joining the board for his first meeting was Tae-Kyung (Ted) Park, recently appointed […]

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History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The three-story, gray office building at 4484 Wilshire Boulevard with the Mercury Insurance sign might look unremarkable from the outside. But, it houses a rich history of Mercury Insurance’s presence in the local community and its founder, George Joseph, who is now the United States’ oldest billionaire. Joseph was born in 1921 to Lebanese immigrants […]

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Cerrell CFO Steve Bullock installed as head at BizFed

Cerrell CFO Steve Bullock installed as head at BizFed

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Steve Bullock, chief financial officer and co-owner of Cerrell, the public relations and government affairs agency at 320 N. Larchmont Blvd., is the incoming chair of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation). Bullock was installed at Biz Fed’s 11th anniversary celebration in January at Nixon Peabody LLP in Downtown Los Angeles. Commerce-based BizFed represents 180 […]

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‘Visionaries’ at Assistance League improving children’s lives for 100 years

‘Visionaries’ at Assistance League improving children’s lives for 100 years

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Visionaries“ not only describes the women, past and present, responsible for one of our nation’s important charitable undertakings, it also is the name of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program, “Visionaries” that, since 1995, has been highlighting the rarely told stories of nonprofit organizations around the world. Hosted by actor Sam Waterston, each show is […]

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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathleen and Robert Barnes met on a rainy winter evening in Washington, D.C., where Kathleen was attending the University of Maryland and Robert was working on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. At the time, Kathleen was going out with Robert’s best friend from grade school, but when Robert met her that evening he knew […]

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