Tag: Miracle Mile

Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The need to prevent McMansionization and to preserve the integrity of residences in the Miracle Mile community was echoed by two-thirds of the speakers at a recent meeting. They favor an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). The public hearing and workshop on Aug. 20, sponsored by the city’s Office of Historic Resources, drew more than […]

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Miracle Mile moves ahead in saving its historic past

Miracle Mile moves ahead in saving its historic past

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After several community workshops, a thorough survey of the area and city officials getting on board, Miracle Mile is moving forward with obtaining an Historical Preservation Overlay Zone ordinance. The ordinance, if adopted by the City Council, would protect the Mile from teardowns of its many Period Revival homes and preserve the character of the […]

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Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Museums in the Mile Art museum director Michael Govan is perhaps the greatest fan of the futuristic design in the works for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “I think it’s going to be beautiful… It will be fantastic,” he enthused one day last month. The $600 million project, which includes a gallery space […]

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La Brea watering hole, Little Bar, celebrates 10 years

La Brea watering hole, Little Bar, celebrates 10 years

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Hey, Ryan, you want an Asahi?” bartender Katie asks as a patron walks through Little Bar’s front door. Katie has just finished telling me how much she loves bartending here, because “just like in [the television show] ‘Cheers,’ everybody knows your name.” In fact, this is about the fourth person Katie has called out by […]

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Stopgap on tear downs to go back to PLUM

Stopgap on tear downs to go back to PLUM

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

An interim control ordinance aimed to halt teardowns in Miracle Mile, Larchmont Heights and the La Brea Hancock Neighborhood was put on hold Feb. 24 by the city Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The committee heard public comments from council members, residents and other representatives of the 14 areas that would be protected under […]

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Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

Small business supporter lives in the best part of LA

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

When Los Angeles native Montrese Chandler returned from college in New York, she had a clear plan. “After graduating from Howard University in Washington D.C., I went to Parsons School for Design with the intention of pursuing jewelry-making and clothing design full-time. But when I returned to Los Angeles and settled in Marina Del Rey, […]

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