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Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

The historic upset victory over incumbent Councilman Mitch O’Farrell by political newcomer Hugo Soto-Martinez reverberated not only throughout Council District 13, but in City Hall and the historic preservation community as well. A changing of the guard at City Hall always is concerning to those of us who work to preserve and protect the rich […]

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Pan Pac boys win 13-and-under flag football city championship

Pan Pac boys win 13-and-under flag football city championship

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

If flag football isn’t America’s fastest growing sport, it sure has to be up there along with women’s wrestling, indoor bouldering and skateboarding, all of which are recent additions to the Olympic Games. In early 2022, the NFL announced its intention to grow its international business to $1 billion annually. To help achieve this, the […]

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About color: It’s a power that ‘directly influences the soul’

About color: It’s a power that ‘directly influences the soul’

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Kandinsky wrote the headline above, more or less. When I think of the artist (1866-1944) though, I think of his book “Concerning the Spiritual in Art.” The young Georgia O’Keeffe restlessly awaited the English translation of that book; it finally was published in 1914. Kandinsky writes about color and form and music and literature. His […]

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Callous bombing of America by autocrats told in film

Callous bombing of America by autocrats told in film

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Downwind (10/10), 93 minutes, NR. I’m devoting my entire column to one film that makes its debut at the Slamdance Film Festival because it is an important film that might not get much exposure. Of all the nonsensical decisions with deadly consequences made by the autocrats in Washington who run our lives, including financing and […]

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Celebrating Jane, holiday revelries continue, Las Madrinas

Celebrating Jane, holiday revelries continue, Las Madrinas

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, the first thing you do the morning that the Larchmont Chronicle comes out is toss aside your Los Angeles Times, grab a morning beverage and settle in to read your favorite local paper from cover to cover. The person you have to thank for that is none other than its […]

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Holiday cheer, fundraisers and parties abound for locals

Holiday cheer, fundraisers and parties abound for locals

| December 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

An ivy-covered wall of champagne-filled glasses greeted 500 decked out guests sporting velvet jackets, satin holiday frocks and heels made for walkin’ at the Dec. 4 Junior League of Los Angeles annual Harvest Boutique fundraiser at the Skirball Cultural Center. JLLA President Joy C. Williams proclaimed that the 23rd annual event would set the tone […]

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