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Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

The last time Wilshire Country Club allowed spectators to attend the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tournament was three years ago, in 2019. The impact of COVID-19 was very much felt: the tournament was cancelled in 2020. In 2021, it returned but was closed to everyone but the press. Not this year. The LPGA’s Dio […]

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‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Anatomy of a Scandal (10/10): Six one-hour episodes. TV-MA. I prefer to read a good book before I see a good film. Alas, I did not read this book (by Sarah Vaughn), but this is a series I could not turn off. Sienna Miller gives a boffo performance as the wife of a British MP, […]

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Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

I recently was showing a visitor around my home, which originally had been commissioned by Henry O’Melveny, the founder of the law firm O’Melveny and Myers. One of the facts that always interests visitors is that the house had been moved from its original site, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue, […]

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Fairy tale retold in London’s Blitz harkens modern war

Fairy tale retold in London’s Blitz harkens modern war

| March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

A goose. Orange jumpsuits. Mirrors and whips. A shroud and cross. Images signify meaning, but context can often change how signs are read. Let me start with the goose. Rapunzel Alone is a reworking of the Grimm Brothers’ tale. Opening at the 24th Street Theatre, the play moved to the Wallis for a brief run, […]

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Whether it’s called putt-putt or miniature golf, it’s always fun

Whether it’s called putt-putt or miniature golf, it’s always fun

| March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s called putt-putt, mini or goofy, miniature golf is always fun. I grew up in Ohio, and our family summer vacation destination was usually Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The drive was 12 hours from Cleveland, which was much shorter than traveling to Florida. Our priorities when vacationing were palm trees, saltwater, and seafood shacks […]

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A word or two about Meat Loaf (1947-2022) and his mother, Mrs. Aday

A word or two about Meat Loaf (1947-2022) and his mother, Mrs. Aday

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mrs. Wilma Artie Hinkel Aday was my sixth-grade teacher, in a shining new elementary school, F.P. Caillet, in a new suburb in North Dallas. I started at Caillet toward Christmas in third grade, when it was under construction. We students were in the “annexes” then, awaiting the opening of our school. By sixth grade, our […]

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