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Frieze Week Los Angeles art fair celebrated locally and citywide

Frieze Week Los Angeles art fair celebrated locally and citywide

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month saw the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles contemporary art fair headquartered right here in our part of town — at Paramount Pictures Studios. The first Frieze Art Fair took place in London in 2003, with Frieze New York taking place each May since 2012. Jonathan Griffin, a contributing editor of the “frieze” magazine that […]

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Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

Eighteen years in the making, centerpiece of Grand Avenue Project — ‘The Grand’ — finally breaks ground

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Finally under construction across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a new retail, dining and entertainment destination, to be accompanied by attractive and usable open space, a 309-room hotel and 400 luxury apartments, 20 percent of which will be rented at affordable rates. Dignitaries and just plain “Downtowners” celebrated the milestone groundbreaking under a […]

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Home Ground: What God hath intended: jellies, jams

Home Ground: What God hath intended: jellies, jams

| February 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

Pectin makes it all possible. Pectin is one of God’s best ideas, purveyed in fruity packages. No question: God intended us to have jellies and jams and marmalade. This is why I take my marmalade straight, by the spoonful. To that end, my friend and I, in Los Angeles, set out to make marmalade, inspired […]

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At long last, Griffith Park gets its own exhibition

At long last, Griffith Park gets its own exhibition

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

How well do you think you know Griffith Park? Well, did you know that there was once an airfield inside the park? Or how about a speakeasy for golfers during the Great Depression? You probably knew about the ostrich farm, right? And the prison farm? Or what about that small town, called Rodger Young Village, […]

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Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1965, two eminent architectural historians, David Gebhard of UC Santa Barbara and Robert Winter of Occidental College, produced the local region’s first guide to significant architecture, “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” It was “the 1960s,” and the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage ordinance was only three years old. People were just beginning to talk […]

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New Pavilion in park planned to help tell Holocaust story

New Pavilion in park planned to help tell Holocaust story

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Plans are underway to build a pavilion at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust on Grove Drive, south of the existing museum in Pan Pacific Park. The pavilion will expand the footprint of the existing museum. Together they “will help shape the future of not only this institution but of our greater community as […]

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