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Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

Over 150 members and their guests flocked to the Hudson Place home of Bill and Karla Ahmanson for the annual meeting of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) June 23. Celebrating the founding of Rancho LaBrea, the event was held in the couple’s Italian Renaissance garden overlooking the Wilshire Country Club golf course. “Bill […]

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Women who golfed: a look back at Club’s early years

Women who golfed: a look back at Club’s early years

This is the first in a three-part series on the Wilshire Country Club turning 100 this year. A gala celebration for members will take place in September. This first part in the series, in the spirit of our Women of Larchmont issue, looks at the history of women within the club. The year is 1919. […]

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Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

Despite the California legislature being on a one-month vacation through the middle of August, it is likely that there are staff members answering the telephones in state legislators’ local offices. Indeed, our State Assembly Members and State Senators might even be in their local offices for the next couple of weeks.   As noted in […]

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Project Angel Food delivers meals and a human touch

Project Angel Food delivers meals and a human touch

Project Angel Food volunteers cooked and packaged the nonprofit’s 12-millionth meal last month. Celebrating its 30th year, the organization, begun in 1989 by Marianne Williamson and other volunteers to provide meals to people with HIV/AIDS, has grown since its inception. When it first opened, the grass-roots organization, even now powered by 80 percent volunteers, operated […]

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Spend ‘Day at the Beach’ at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 26

Spend ‘Day at the Beach’ at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 26

Take an evening stroll along the boulevard in Larchmont Village and enjoy sampling cuisine from more than 20 restaurants at HopeNet’s annual “Taste of Larchmont” fundraiser Mon., Aug. 26. The event, themed “A Day at the Beach” this year, will also feature food, desserts and beverages at the pavilion area set up in the public […]

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Family-friendly Show at Ebell

Family-friendly Show at Ebell

An all-ages Comedy & Variety Show featuring fun SNL-style skits, magic, music and improv games is at The Ebell of Los Angeles Sun., Aug. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event is directed by Jay Lay, actor and former senior teacher / director at the Groundlings Theater and School and a Gower St. […]

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Old favorites, newcomers make Taste of Farmers Market an adventure

Old favorites, newcomers make Taste of Farmers Market an adventure

People were lining up to get their passports on July 23 for the 11th annual Taste of Farmers Market despite the heat and humidity. More than 50 vendors stood ready to serve up a variety of cuisines and flavors that ranged from empanadas and chicken pesto penne to deli sandwiches, gumbo and chili. Beverages from […]

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Virginia Kazor was curator at lauded Hollyhock House

Virginia Kazor was curator at lauded Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House, a 20th-century treasure designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the only World Heritage site in Los Angeles, as well as the first such cultural site for California and the first modern architecture designation. Ridgewood Wilton resident Virginia Kazor was the longtime curator of the site. […]

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Julian “Bud” Rice, 1921 to 2019

Julian “Bud” Rice, 1921 to 2019

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Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

Shonda Rhimes is a high-profile writer, producer and author who keeps a low profile in Hancock Park. Born and raised outside of Chicago, Rhimes moved to the neighborhood more than 15 years ago. “Maybe I have just been a quiet neighbor!” Rhimes said in an e-mail. “I lived in two different houses in the area […]

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Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

If you are involved in our local community at all, then there’s a very good chance you already know Tammy Rosato. She’s the La Brea Hancock Homeowner’s Association president and neighborhood watch co-chair, a board member for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and homelessness liaison for La Brea Hancock. She also is a member […]

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Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Allison Schallert is a woman on a mission to curb homelessness in Los Angeles. The citizen activist was born and raised in Illinois, studied at DePaul University in Chicago, and spent time in Toronto and New York City before relocating to Los Angeles in 1991. “What brought you to Los Angeles?” I ask. “No reason,” […]

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Real Estate News

50 and growing, POLAM Federal Credit Union on Larchmont

50 and growing, POLAM Federal Credit Union on Larchmont

Back in the old days when you needed to borrow money to buy a house or a car you would probably walk to your local bank and talk to someone you knew or were friendly with. Today, that kind of service still exists at the Polish American (POLAM) Federal Credit Union of Southern California, 589 […]

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Lillian Way threw annual Fourth of July block party

Lillian Way threw annual Fourth of July block party

Residents along Lillian Way between Clinton and Rosewood celebrated Independence Day with a block party for the 23rd year in a row last month. Activities included a bike and scooter parade and contest. Meaghan Curcio, one of the organizers of the event, said kids in the neighborhood spent days decorating their chosen conveyances. After the […]

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Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

Muirfield Road, closed for one block on June 23, was the setting for this year’s Brookside Block Party — the 40th annual edition of the fun-filled event for families. Councilman David Ryu stopped by, as did Hubertus Cox and his wife Jeanette. Cox is a senior environmental engineer with the city’s Watershed Protection Division. He […]

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Real Estate Sales for June

Real Estate Sales for June

  Single-family homes 148 S. Las Palmas Ave. 150 S. McCadden Pl. 449 N. Las Palmas Ave. 514 S. Irving Blvd. 602 N. Las Palmas Ave. 621 N. Cherokee Ave. 157 S. Arden Blvd. 414 N. Lucerne Blvd. 642 N. Gower St. 111 N. Gramercy Pl. 721 S. Norton Ave. 235 N. St. Andrews Pl. […]

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Julian “Bud” Rice, 1921 to 2019

Julian “Bud” Rice, 1921 to 2019

| August 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

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Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shonda Rhimes is a high-profile writer, producer and author who keeps a low profile in Hancock Park. Born and raised outside of Chicago, Rhimes moved to the neighborhood more than 15 years ago. “Maybe I have just been a quiet neighbor!” Rhimes said in an e-mail. “I lived in two different houses in the area […]

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Spend ‘Day at the Beach’ at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 26

Spend ‘Day at the Beach’ at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 26

| August 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

Take an evening stroll along the boulevard in Larchmont Village and enjoy sampling cuisine from more than 20 restaurants at HopeNet’s annual “Taste of Larchmont” fundraiser Mon., Aug. 26. The event, themed “A Day at the Beach” this year, will also feature food, desserts and beverages at the pavilion area set up in the public […]

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Family-friendly Show at Ebell

Family-friendly Show at Ebell

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

An all-ages Comedy & Variety Show featuring fun SNL-style skits, magic, music and improv games is at The Ebell of Los Angeles Sun., Aug. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event is directed by Jay Lay, actor and former senior teacher / director at the Groundlings Theater and School and a Gower St. […]

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