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Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1944, anticipating a housing boom when World War II would end, Roy Shewfelt opened the doors to the Wilshire Escrow Company. Today, Roy’s descendants preside over the business, which is now the oldest operating independent escrow company in Los Angeles. In an interview last month at the company’s headquarters, located at 4270 Wilshire Blvd., […]

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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathleen and Robert Barnes met on a rainy winter evening in Washington, D.C., where Kathleen was attending the University of Maryland and Robert was working on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. At the time, Kathleen was going out with Robert’s best friend from grade school, but when Robert met her that evening he knew […]

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Should a child’s haircut cost less or more?

Should a child’s haircut cost less or more?

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

When getting a haircut, I’ve been known to fall asleep in the barber chair. Of course, dental hygienists have told me that I have fallen asleep in their chairs as well. But one thing I can assure you, or various barbers can assure you, it’s usually a lot easier to cut an adult’s head of […]

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‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Surprise your loved one with a Singing Valentine delivered by members of the barbershop quartet, the Santa Monica Oceanaires. Members include locals Bill Boeck and Pierre Debbaudt, and Patrick Kellogg—a longtime former Larchmont resident. They sing two old-fashioned love songs and deliver a heart-shaped balloon with a personalized card. Orders are being accepted through Sun., […]

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Lombard’s new book grew from her love of Larchmont

Lombard’s new book grew from her love of Larchmont

| December 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Patty Lombard first fell in love with Larchmont Village in 1988 when the family lived on Wilton Drive and she could walk her baby daughter in a stroller to the boulevard. She has compiled a history of her favorite village in a book titled “Larchmont,” a 128-page photographic history of the shopping area. Lombard will […]

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