Archive for October, 2019

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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New book on Musso & Frank

New book on Musso & Frank

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For its 100th birthday, Musso & Frank Grill has had a lot to celebrate. In addition to serving what have been hailed as the best martinis in town, Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Blvd.) has played a vital role in the entertainment industry. From providing a gathering place for writers, actors, and producers, to […]

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Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our August issue, in the first installment of our three-part series on the history of the Wilshire Country Club, we noted the prominent role played by women in the history of the club. In September, in our second chapter, we described the founding years and early growth of the club. This concluding installment reports […]

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Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wander among big bad wolves, zombies and ghosts, and frolic with headless brides at the 10th annual Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt on Bronson Avenue between 8th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, Sat., Oct. 26 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Featured at the haunt will be a ghost train, fortune teller, face painting and bounce houses. There […]

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‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s a new kid in town, and while not seriously dangerous, this mosquito is a pest. Called the aedes mosquito, it is small with black-and-white stripes and comes out in daytime as well as at night, and is said to fly and bite low. “We call him the ankle mosquito,” said Bob Saviskas, executive director […]

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High Holy Days are a time for  family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

High Holy Days are a time for family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Larchmont Chronicle is distributed on Oct. 3, it will be in the week between Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 this year — and Yom Kippur, Oct. 8 to 9. “These are the two most holy days of the Judaic calendar,” says Jessica Edelstein, an art psychotherapist on Larchmont Boulevard, who observes her faith with […]

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