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Wilshire police issue stolen and burglarized vehicle advisory

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wilshire police issue stolen and burglarized vehicle advisory

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public to remain more vigilant about vehicle-related thefts and burglaries in the Wilshire area. Vehicle thieves are targeting 1990s to early 2000s Hondas and Toyotas. The theft of catalytic converters is also on the rise, possibly because they contain precious metals. In addition, third-row seats from Chevrolet […]

Critiquing open houses: confessions of a serial lookie loo

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Critiquing open houses: confessions of a serial lookie loo

By Renee Ridgeley, Guest Columnist I have a confession to make: every Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m., I sneak away from my cozy family life and roam the streets of Hancock Park, where I covet, fantasize and flirt with other people’s homes.  I’m an open-house junkie and “Guest Search” on themls.com will lead me […]

Filming in the neighborhood reels in both cash and complaints

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Filming in the neighborhood reels in both cash and complaints

By Helene Seifer, Columnist It’s a familiar sight. A row of vans and equipment trucks signaling a film shoot in progress. Recently such a lineup was stationed outside Tony Filosa’s Highland Ave. home. “It was on my bucket list to one day be on a television show.”  And now the retired superior court commissioner is […]

Real estate sales for December, 2013

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Real estate sales for December, 2013

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 553 S. Windsor Blvd. 128 N. June St. 368 S. Rimpau Blvd. 435 S. Rossmore Ave. 276 S. Windsor Blvd. 225 N. Norton Ave. 140 S. Larchmont Blvd. 112 N. Lucerne Blvd. 130 S. Citrus Ave. 408 N. Arden Blvd. 5016 Rosewood Ave. 949 S. Highland Ave. 815 S. […]

Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop 10 seeks former members to attend its centennial celebration

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop 10 seeks former members to attend its centennial celebration

Members of Troop 10 are seeking former Boy Scouts and adult leaders to celebrate the local group’s centennial May 3 at St. James’ Parish Hall.  The oldest continuously sponsored Boy Scout troop in the U.S., it is sponsored by St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and St. Andrews Pl. Over […]

Testing for cookbook ‘Sweet’ made good home cook into an excellent baker

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Testing for cookbook ‘Sweet’ made good home cook into an excellent baker

Peggy Giffin cooks a lot. Known for her elaborate dinners, she and husband Bob Wyman, an attorney who writes for online food magazine “One for the Table,” are big foodies. “It’s our hobby and a large part of our lives,” said Giffin, one of four co-chairs on the food and wine committee at the Ebell […]

Lucy’s El Adobe in 50th year serving families, celebrities

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lucy’s El Adobe in 50th year serving families, celebrities

It’s been a neighborhood hangout for 50 years, and on Tues., Feb. 11 the Casado family, owners of Lucy’s El Adobe at 5536 Melrose Ave., will host a benefit for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to celebrate the milestone. Two days later, the restaurant is holding a fundraiser for Sister Servants of Mary. In May, […]

Valentines speak of love, marriage and e-mail letters

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Valentines speak of love, marriage and e-mail letters

Absence made the hearts grow fonder They met while working in Washington, D. C. in 1998 on the Jim Lehrer News Hour, dated, and a year later, went separate ways. Laura first socialized with Michael Million at a party the staff attended. Several weeks later “we had our first date—going  to  a  sushi  restaurant  in  […]

How will our City Council members handle the truth?

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
How will our City Council members handle the truth?

“Los Angeles is barely treading water while the rest of the world is moving forward. We risk falling farther behind in adapting to the realities of the 21st century and becoming a city in decline.” This opening statement in the Los Angeles 2020 Commission’s report, “A Time for Truth,” is the first of many salvos […]

Expect lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Expect lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard

A construction project to convert curb lanes into peak-hour bus-only lanes is impacting traffic on Wilshire Blvd. between St. Andrews Pl. and Lorraine Blvd. Expect one or two closed lanes, temporary bus stops and sidewalk detours through mid-February. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday […]