Archive for January, 2019

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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Addressing homeless housing locally

Addressing homeless housing locally

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gathered in an historic Hancock Park apartment building last month were about 20 community members and local religious leaders. The tea-time topic was how residents and local faith organizations can work together to address homelessness in the Greater Wilshire and Wilshire Center Koreatown areas, especially to provide needed “bridge housing” to move people off of […]

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Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917, but they are now embracing social and technological change within the 21st century. Cookie season will run to Sun., March 10, and local booths will open on Fri., Feb. 8. Look for stands in front of Chevalier’s Books, Burger Lounge and Rite Aid on Larchmont Blvd. to […]

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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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31 years later, Professor still knows it all

31 years later, Professor still knows it all

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s February 2019 Larchmont Chronicle heralds the 31st year of William Bentley (a.k.a. Professor Know-It-All) regaling readers with fun word and phrase etymology based on questions readers pose to him.  Jane Gilman, founder and former publisher at the Chronicle remembers Bentley pitching her the idea for a column because he thought the paper needed […]

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Tea and history at Bullocks Wilshire with WS-HPHS

Tea and history at Bullocks Wilshire with WS-HPHS

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society can visit Bullocks Wilshire, a former shopping mecca and now a law school, on Sun., Feb. 10 starting at 2 p.m.  The event, at the Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., will be held in the former Louis XVI salon where, in the 1920s through […]

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