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Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Robert Quigg had a chance luncheon in Larchmont Village a few years back, he was smitten by the street’s charms. He brought his wife to the area to take a look, and the couple soon bid Beverly Hills goodbye and bought an Italian Renaissance-style home at 434 S. Windsor Blvd. “It’s a fantastic neighborhood,” […]

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Update on Farmers project at Ebell

Update on Farmers project at Ebell

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to see revised plans for the new residential development proposed for the former Farmers Insurance property along Wilshire Blvd. between Rimpau and Muirfield. The site includes the existing seven-story tower and two large parking lots. The meeting is at The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne, on Wed., July 8, at 8 p.m. Density […]

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Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A $300-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures got rave reviews from the City Council June 24. A 13-0 vote paved the way for construction to begin as early as this summer. The Renzo Piano design includes a glass-domed 1,000-seat cinema to rise behind the Art Deco May Co. The building will be restored to its […]

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Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

You might have noticed that the façade of 153 S. Irving is changing. But if you were alive and living in Windsor Square 100 years ago, this “new” look would be a mirror version of the old. That’s because designer and builder Michael Tuohy of CleverTwist Design, Inc., has been slowly, painstakingly bringing the Irving […]

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Ryu takes office July 1 following runoff victory

Ryu takes office July 1 following runoff victory

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On July 1, David Ryu will take the oath of office to become City Councilman for the fourth district following his victory in the May 19 election. Ryu, who defeated Carolyn Ramsay by 1,600 votes in the race to replace Tom LaBonge as councilman, will govern an area from Sherman Oaks to Miracle Mile. His […]

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Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

| April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Water-saving efforts are moving the ground from the Wilshire Country Club golf course, some 24 acres of turf to be exact. That’s the amount that has been removed from the course since early January, said Todd Keefer, general manager and chief operating officer. A host of drought-tolerant plants will replace the water-thirsty grass on about […]

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