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Real Estate Sales June 2014

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Real Estate Sales June 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 455 Lorraine Blvd. 414 S. Irving Blvd. 444 N. McCadden Pl. 644 S. Orange Dr. 163 S. Larchmont Blvd. 347 S. Arden Blvd. 414 N. Arden Blvd. 146 S. Van Ness Ave. 560 N. Plymouth Blvd. 954 Keniston Ave. 891 S. Bronson Ave. 131 S. Wilton Pl. 357 S. […]

Alternatives to Gas-Powered Blowers

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alternatives to Gas-Powered Blowers

California Greenin’ by Renee Ridgeley Here are some alternatives to using gas-powered blowers Science quiz: which emits more hydrocarbons into the atmosphere? A half-hour of yard work with a two-stroke leaf blower or driving a Ford F-150 truck from Texas to Alaska?  If you thought this a trick question, you’re right, because it’s the blower. […]

Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

Enrique Franco has gained loads of admirers in his 33- year career with the L.A. Unified School District. So it was no surprise that they came out in droves, along with family and friends—and even the family dog, Dino—to bid him farewell at a recent ceremony at Wilshire Park Elementary School marking his retirement. Franco […]

Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

A two-block stretch on Bronson Ave.—the Boulevard Heights Historic District—was honored with its very own sign. Four signs to be exact.The recent unveiling completes the neighborhood’s journey for historic status. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. “It is a great honor. Our own Robby O’Donnell worked for several years […]

New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

In the 1985 sci-fi classic film “Cocoon,” a group of senior citizens take a dip in an alien pool and emerge feeling young and frisky again. One rejuvenated couple, played by Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, discuss the miraculous results: “So you think we’re cheating nature?” “Yes.” “Well, I’ll tell ya, with the way nature’s […]

Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

The Windsor Village Association filed an appeal June 13 of a proposed 32-unit condominium complex at 853 to 859 S. Lucerne Blvd. “The condo project is over-sized and not in scale, bulk, height, massing and design with the historic structures in the neighborhood,” said R.J. Strotz, WVA board member. Property owner Ik Kyoon Ahn of Morumbila […]

Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

If your child was one of the 25,000 students who visits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each year, he or she was treated to a docent tour. One of those docents is Patsy Palmer, who gives a tour to a group of students 14 times during the school year. The Windsor Square resident […]

New streetlights illuminate Wilton, Ridgewood Place

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
New streetlights  illuminate Wilton, Ridgewood Place

The nights are a lot brighter on Ridgewood Place and parts of First Street and Wilton Drive thanks to the tenacity of a group of area residents. A ceremony in June marked the culmination of two attempts over nearly a decade to have streetlights installed in the neighborhood just south of Beverly Blvd. Resident Nona […]

‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

On a recent day of errands with my daughter, we were suddenly hit with mid-afternoon munchies. The question was: what would satisfy our hunger yet not ruin our appetites for dinner? Sushi seemed the perfect answer. We headed to Sugarfish on La Brea, one of eight storefront locations of this raw fish restaurant. Eschewing fancy […]

Larchmont Bungalow civil, criminal cases both continued

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Larchmont Bungalow civil, criminal cases both continued

Criminal and civil cases in the city vs. the Larchmont Bungalow, 107 N. Larchmont, were both continued last month to July and September in L.A. Superior Court. In the civil case Judge Suzanne Brughera continued the case to Tues., July 22. It was scheduled to be heard June 16. Judge Brughera “continued it due to […]