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Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

These past months have been harrowing, as we have worked together as a community to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, it has exposed many pre-existing vulnerabilities in our society — income inequality, educational disparities, weaknesses in our social safety nets — that have exacerbated the gravity of this crisis. What this virus […]

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Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every spring, the ladies of Larchmont lunch and bid on donated extravagant safaris and trips, art, and jewelry. It sounds frivolous, but for children’s charities, these events provide a financial lifeline that makes their various missions possible. All of these events have been cancelled or postponed. The marginalized youth of our city are going to […]

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In times of darkness, city’s character has shined brightly

In times of darkness, city’s character has shined brightly

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week we passed the one-month mark on our Safer at Home mandate, and I know that many are wondering if we’ll ever be able to return to some form of normalcy. These have been incredibly challenging times, both for those who have tragically lost loved ones, and for those who have lost jobs, income, […]

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On Preservation: Historic preservation protects affordable neighborhoods

On Preservation: Historic preservation protects affordable neighborhoods

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Looking for things to do during the recent coronavirus pandemic lockdown that fell upon the city mid-March, I came upon the Los Angeles Conservancy’s recent study entitled “Preservation Positive Los Angeles.” The study was released at one of the final gatherings of the season, on March 5, at the 1928 Art Deco-style gem, the Trust […]

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Home Ground: ‘Art is the Client:’ LACMA, the wrecking ball, and surviving jewel box

Home Ground: ‘Art is the Client:’ LACMA, the wrecking ball, and surviving jewel box

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four buildings at LACMA face the percussion hammer, wrecking ball or computer-controlled hydraulic jack — perhaps all three — but not quite yet. Remediation began earlier this year, removing asbestos and other materials, preparing for Los Angeles’ farewell to William L. Pereira’s three 1965 pavilions and the Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer wing. Replacing them will be […]

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Locating tests and housing neighbors during virus threat

Locating tests and housing neighbors during virus threat

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has swiftly changed life across the world, including here at home in Los Angeles. As our healthcare workers courageously combat the virus day and night, many residents are now wondering what life looks like from here on out. Many are worried about their health and their loved ones, about how […]

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