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Tolerance

Tolerance

Our front-page story about the legitimate fear being experienced by Jews in our community and around the world cites a number of newspaper stories about specific examples of recent incidents that justify such fear. Not included was a report about the fighting that broke out Nov. 8 at the Museum of Tolerance in West Los […]

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Neighborhoods seek removal of another proposed upzoning

Neighborhoods seek removal of another proposed upzoning

Score one for Hancock Park, Brookside, La Brea Hancock and single-family neighborhoods everywhere in Los Angeles. “We are taking a quick victory lap together, but we need to stay vigilant!” reads a November email from the Hancock Park Homeowners Association (HPHOA) to residents. The glee shared by local homeowner groups was the result of the […]

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Jewish neighbors feeling threatened

Jewish neighbors feeling threatened

Nov. 24 disruptive demonstration at Pan Pacific Park, Grove, Third and Fairfax Local residents, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, have felt significant distress on account of the savage Hamas terrorist attack into Israel on Oct. 7. Rising national and international anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions have people on edge locally. The widely reported anti-Semitic graffiti written on […]

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Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!

Real snow on Larchmont this month; skiing is nearby; festive shops old and new; adio Le Petit Greek Larchmont Village will be getting in the spirit of Michael Curtiz’s 1954 film “White Christmas” multiple times this December, as there will be “Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow…” on the Boulevard! The famous Irving Berlin “Snow” song, […]

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What's Entertaining

Diamond Bakery, a gem for more than 75 years and many generations

Diamond Bakery, a gem for more than 75 years and many generations

“I love seeing customers eat one of the baked treats for the first time or the 500th time,” says Doug Weinstein, also known as Diamond Doug. He is the newest owner of the classic bakery at 335 N. Fairfax Ave., following his spontaneous purchase in June 2021. Diamond Bakery is a Jewish institution that’s been […]

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Heavenly pumpkin bread from the Monastery of the Angels

Heavenly pumpkin bread from the Monastery of the Angels

Tucked into the Hollywood Hills, the Monastery of the Angels, established in 1924, might seem an unlikely place to find sweet treats, but the large sign promoting “MonasteryGoodies.com” at the corner of the property proclaims otherwise. Although the nuns and their staff make various chocolate candies and peanut brittle, the sisters are primarily known for […]

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Taylor’s Steakhouse still going strong after 70 years

Taylor’s Steakhouse still going strong after 70 years

Opening the solid wooden front door of Taylor’s Steakhouse and walking over the threshold into the dimly lit dining room feels as if you have stepped back in time. The room is filled with red Naugahyde booths, and each table is draped in a white tablecloth with a candle in the center. The bar is […]

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Haunts, consuls general and crime fiction author ring in season

Haunts, consuls general and crime fiction author ring in season

The end of October and the beginning of last month saw a plethora of parties and events involving locals. Halloween, 2023! Before the sun went down, before the lights came up, and before the ghosts and goblins sprung to life, the Brookside Homeowners Association and the Levin-Hare family invited trick-or-treaters young and old to the […]

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Who's Doing What

Two local teens work to keep Angelenos safe and ‘beep’-free

Two local teens work to keep Angelenos safe and ‘beep’-free

Two local teens are on a mission to make sure Angelenos have working smoke alarms in their residences. Dylan Foley of Hancock Park and Rowan Carney of Wilshire Park started their nonprofit, Fix the Beep, two years ago. Prior to that time, neither girl had grand plans to become the safety ambassadors they are today. […]

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Stromberg appointed to Central Area Planning Commission

Stromberg appointed to Central Area Planning Commission

Brookside resident Julie Stromberg had long been willing to fill a city post, and then the mayor called. “All of a sudden I got this call. They were looking for someone for the Central Area Planning Commission (CAPC) who had strong ties to the community, and they thought I was a good fit,” Stromberg told […]

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GirlsBuild summit focused on empowering young women

GirlsBuild summit focused on empowering young women

One thousand girls from schools throughout Los Angeles filled the Academy Museum’s David Geffen Theater on Nov. 13 for a citywide summit organized by GirlsBuild. The annual event brings young women together with prominent female figures in the community. The girls gathered to hear Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, the first woman to hold this […]

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Private lessons are a great holiday gift for young athletes

Private lessons are a great holiday gift for young athletes

It’s that time of year, when holiday gifts add to the kids’ already overwhelming cluster of belongings, worldly goods, and… just… STUFF! Since it’s impossible not to give something material — at least a new tennis racquet, basketball or skateboard — why not replace some of those tangibles with private lessons? Extreme Norman Woods grew […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

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Ridgewood Place, St. Andrew’s Square were just designated

Ridgewood Place, St. Andrew’s Square were just designated

It is my distinct honor to announce that Greater Wilshire has two new official historic districts to add to its collection. The California State Historic Resources Commission on Nov. 3 approved for inclusion on the California Register of Historical Resources the St. Andrew’s Square Historic District and the Ridgewood Place Residential Historic District. This is […]

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Residents voice concerns with TVC Plan’s traffic and density

Residents voice concerns with TVC Plan’s traffic and density

The Final Environmental Impact Report for the TVC 2050 Project proposed development at Television City was released by the Los Angeles City Planning Dept. on Nov. 21. “The Project would establish the TVC 2050 Specific Plan to allow for the continuation of an existing studio use and the modernization and expansion of media production facilities […]

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Hancock Park condo residents sue over ‘life-threatening’ flooding

Hancock Park condo residents sue over ‘life-threatening’ flooding

When it rains, it really, really pours at The Rossmore. During one heavy storm last winter, 29 cars were flooded in the condominium complex’s underground parking garage at 585 N. Rossmore Ave. “Every car was a total loss,” said Caroline Debbané, president of The Rossmore Owners Association (the condo residents’ HOA). Some cars even floated […]

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Diamond Bakery, a gem for more than 75 years and many generations

Diamond Bakery, a gem for more than 75 years and many generations

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

“I love seeing customers eat one of the baked treats for the first time or the 500th time,” says Doug Weinstein, also known as Diamond Doug. He is the newest owner of the classic bakery at 335 N. Fairfax Ave., following his spontaneous purchase in June 2021. Diamond Bakery is a Jewish institution that’s been […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

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Heavenly pumpkin bread from the Monastery of the Angels

Heavenly pumpkin bread from the Monastery of the Angels

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Tucked into the Hollywood Hills, the Monastery of the Angels, established in 1924, might seem an unlikely place to find sweet treats, but the large sign promoting “MonasteryGoodies.com” at the corner of the property proclaims otherwise. Although the nuns and their staff make various chocolate candies and peanut brittle, the sisters are primarily known for […]

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Taylor’s Steakhouse still going strong after 70 years

Taylor’s Steakhouse still going strong after 70 years

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Opening the solid wooden front door of Taylor’s Steakhouse and walking over the threshold into the dimly lit dining room feels as if you have stepped back in time. The room is filled with red Naugahyde booths, and each table is draped in a white tablecloth with a candle in the center. The bar is […]

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