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‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’ve rarely responded well to “video installations” that show at modern art museums. Fortunately, I can be surprised. I recently saw a wonderful and wrenching short film that was, to me, wholly new. It was the high point of my museum visit. And it compelled me to return for a second and third viewing. “The […]

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Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Holiday season always brings the final meeting of the Assistance League of Los Angeles in the form of a festive luncheon held at the Wilshire Country Club. This year, there was added excitement over the plans for the League’s new home on Sunset Boulevard. Awards were distributed, including for exemplary service over the past […]

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40 million people, one river, and a cell phone… down Rio Colorado

40 million people, one river, and a cell phone… down Rio Colorado

| January 1, 2020 | 1 Comment

Besuited and bow-tied, men from seven Western states met on Nov. 9, 1922 at Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe, N.M., to forge an agreement for the allocation of water from the 1,450-mile-long Colorado River  — the lifeblood of the arid West. The Colorado River Compact divides the river basin into two — the Upper (Colorado, […]

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On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the announcement of Weiss / Manfredi as chief architects of the reimagining of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, a clear and welcome pattern has emerged. In each step of the re-design, expansion and rejuvenation of Hancock Park’s collection of three major museums, preservation of a significant historic structure is a key element. Entitled […]

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Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow, my little pretties — come have a purr-fectly good time.” And, so, more than 70 ladies descended upon the most ‘terrifying’ and beautiful “fur-midable” Las Palmas home of Margo O’Connell for her haunted High Tea Oct. 19. Her porcelain Buddhas were outfitted in black masks and skullcaps topped with kitty ears. The sculptures surrounding […]

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On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells  of loss of ‘memory,  continuity and identity’

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells of loss of ‘memory, continuity and identity’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few names in the recent memory of our neighborhood have fallen further into ignominy than that of Reuven Gradon, who through mendacious flattery and lies purchased the Tudor gem of a home formerly located at 361 N. Citrus Avenue and then promptly carried out its demolition. He also made the decision to forego the statutory […]

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