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Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

Heralded as the “anti-corruption” candidate when he first won in 2015, David Ryu now is fighting to hold his seat in Council District 4. For most of 2020, Ryu has been leading his constituents through one of the most challenging years in memory all while debating with his opponent, “who, between them, is the bigger […]

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Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

Incumbent City Councilmember David Ryu is working to keep his seat in District Four in the face of a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. Council District Four includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas. See the map of local political districts on pages 16-17. Other local candidates in highly contested […]

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CD4 candidate Nithya Raman seeks to unseat incumbent

CD4 candidate Nithya Raman seeks to unseat incumbent

Political newcomer Nithya Raman took some by surprise on March 3 when she won 41 percent of the vote for the 4th Council District seat. Her 31,502 votes were just 2,796 fewer than received by incumbent David Ryu, who she will face in the runoff election on Tues., Nov. 3. “The message at the core […]

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District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

What is being called the most important contest in the country outside of the presidency is the race to be top prosecutor in Los Angeles County. Sparring for the seat are incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey, seeking a third term, and her challenger, former San Francisco District Attorney (from 2011 to 2019) George Gascón, who […]

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Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

Halloween came early this year to Wilshire Park. In lieu of its annual Halloween Haunt, the neighborhood kicked off the season with an “in-your-own-front-yard” picnic and a scavenger hunt. And residents opened a ghoulish storefront, d’See’s, as in “deceased,” said Wilshire Park Association (WPA) board member Lorna Hennington. WPA Treasurer Roberta O’Donnell researched the history […]

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COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

Halloween is one of this community’s, and all of greater Los Angeles’, most beloved holidays. Maybe it’s our residents’ penchant for set and costume design or our balmy late October nights? Either way, the celebrations usually begin well before Oct. 31. As with all aspects of life in the COVID-19 era, things are a bit […]

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Rimpau resident moves his haunted, horror treasures for public exhibit

Rimpau resident moves his haunted, horror treasures for public exhibit

Halloween has been (mostly) cancelled, and many theaters have gone dark for the most part, but Rich Correll’s “Icons of Darkness,” at The Montalbán Theatre, 1615 Vine St., should provide plenty of entertainment for lovers of both Hollywood film history and Halloween through the end of the year. “Icons of Darkness” is an interactive display […]

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New book tells history of Hancock Park

New book tells history of Hancock Park

Founding editor and co-publisher of the Larchmont Chronicle Jane Gilman has published a book that lifts the lid on the history of Hancock Park, an area that she describes in the book as “rich in history, classic architecture, and remarkable individuals who have called it home.” Publishing the Chronicle from 1963 to 2015, Gilman had […]

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Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is no stranger to local politics. Since 1991 he has held successive public offices as the City Councilman for Council District 8, state Assemblyman for the 48th District, state senator for the 26th district and he is currently is terming out as a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors […]

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Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

Former City Council President Herb Wesson couldn’t agree more with his opponent, he says. What distinguishes them is style. And, he adds, experience. “I’m an action, in-the-community, frontline kind of a person. And I think that’s what this community wants, needs and deserves… Somebody that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get […]

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‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

State Sen. Holly Mitchell has worked to support the poor and underprivileged from before she was elected, when she ran what was then the largest children and family advocacy program in the state. “When you look at my body of work as a legislator, when you look at my experience running Crystal Stairs, it really […]

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Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

Attorney and community leader Grace Yoo, a first generation American, has spent the better part of 20 years advocating for the needs of under-represented groups and individuals in our community. Although her private law practice focuses on estate planning, her legal career also includes representing abused and neglected children while at the Los Angeles County […]

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Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

Across the street from Getty House in Windsor Square is a home at 620 S. Irving Blvd. with a history and notoriety so rich that, in 1996, the home was designated City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark No. 628. “The Jack Doyle House,” as it was named for its first owner, was built in 1919 […]

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Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

What today is known as Harold A. Henry Park was once a family compound consisting of five houses. Dr. Eldie Preston (E.P.) Wood came to Los Angeles in the early 1900s and decided to invest in property. He liked the area between Wilshire Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard (then still 10th Street). The odd-shaped parcel he […]

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LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

As the last remnants of the 1965 William Pereira-designed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) disappear, passers-by can imagine the vast amount of open space that will be under and around the new LACMA structure. One can envision dining inside the two-story-high interior of the new Ray’s & Stark Bar or on the terrace […]

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Real Estate Sales for August

Real Estate Sales for August

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Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Across the street from Getty House in Windsor Square is a home at 620 S. Irving Blvd. with a history and notoriety so rich that, in 1996, the home was designated City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark No. 628. “The Jack Doyle House,” as it was named for its first owner, was built in 1919 […]

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Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

| September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

What today is known as Harold A. Henry Park was once a family compound consisting of five houses. Dr. Eldie Preston (E.P.) Wood came to Los Angeles in the early 1900s and decided to invest in property. He liked the area between Wilshire Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard (then still 10th Street). The odd-shaped parcel he […]

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Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween came early this year to Wilshire Park. In lieu of its annual Halloween Haunt, the neighborhood kicked off the season with an “in-your-own-front-yard” picnic and a scavenger hunt. And residents opened a ghoulish storefront, d’See’s, as in “deceased,” said Wilshire Park Association (WPA) board member Lorna Hennington. WPA Treasurer Roberta O’Donnell researched the history […]

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Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Heralded as the “anti-corruption” candidate when he first won in 2015, David Ryu now is fighting to hold his seat in Council District 4. For most of 2020, Ryu has been leading his constituents through one of the most challenging years in memory all while debating with his opponent, “who, between them, is the bigger […]

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