Tag: Hancock Park

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside. A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea. The recent demolition of […]

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Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

People were migrating to sunny Los Angeles and the Hollywood studios were in their golden age when Supreme Roofing Co. was founded 90 years ago. Reaching the milestone Jan. 1st came as a bit of a surprise to owner Doug Ratliff. The fourth-generation roofer had been busy climbing ladders for estimates and visiting his crew […]

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Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

This October, Marlborough, the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California, celebrates its 125th anniversary. Currently nestled right here in our own Hancock Park backyard, it took the vision of an orphaned, widowed woman to bring it to life. Mary Caswell was born in Paris, Me., in 1850, and was educated at private schools throughout […]

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Real Estate Sales for July 2014

Real Estate Sales for July 2014

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 345  S. Hudson Ave. 434 S. Windsor BLvd. 355 S. Rossmore Ave. 229 S. McCadden Pl. 152 S. Van Ness Ave. 202 S. Van Ness Ave. 267 S. Plymouth Blvd. 159 S. Van Ness Ave. 302 S. Mansfield Ave. 187 N. Highland Ave. 547 N. Las Palmas Ave. 220 […]

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Letters on the Park Mile Specific Plan

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

From April 26-28, 2014, nearly fifty neighbors took the time to write to the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council about preserving the Park Mile Specific Plan that governs land use north and south of Wilshire Boulevard between Wilton Place and Highland Avenue. With SUBJECT lines like “No Park Mile Plan Variance!”, “Park Mile Plan / No […]

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Nat King Cole documentary reveals Hancock Park’s racist past

Nat King Cole documentary reveals Hancock Park’s racist past

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following is from an article on the documentary that aired in May on BBC Four. Nat King Cole, the first black American TV star and a friend of President John Kennedy, conquered hearts and minds across the world with a string of hits in the 40s and 50s. But behind the singer’s ever-present smile […]

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