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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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After absence, SBBA and youth basketball are back

After absence, SBBA and youth basketball are back

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

My throat is still sore from yelling yesterday. I haven’t been inside St. Brendan School auditorium and gym for a youth basketball game in two years, and I forgot how loud it can get, even with the limited number of spectators currently permitted. Maybe wearing a mask gives the sensation that it inhibits voice projection, […]

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Decline and despair over the Ruin of Ravenswood

Decline and despair over the Ruin of Ravenswood

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving down Rossmore Avenue on any given night I often feel transported into a film noir movie as I pass the faded grandeur of the Ravenswood Apartments, its great neon sign with bright red letters, some dark, others flickering, hovering over the great concrete hulk which was once the haunt of stars and artists. Today, […]

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Preservationist works to save landmark and family’s legacy

Preservationist works to save landmark and family’s legacy

| January 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission agreed Jan. 20 to take under consideration the nomination of the Hollywood Home Savings and Loan (aka the Chase Bank) on the corner of Sunset and Vine for Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) status. Designed by artist Millard Sheets for Howard Ahmanson Sr., whose Savings and Loan helped […]

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This sport’s roots are in entertainment, but it still hurts…

This sport’s roots are in entertainment, but it still hurts…

| January 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Think rugby’s tough? Try playing it on roller skates. Welcome to the world of ladies’ banked-track roller derby, where players go by names like Skatey Perry, Speedy Wonder and Princess Slaya. “Everyone has a derby name,” said Mojo Mayhem, a jammer for the Los Angeles-based Derby Dolls Juniors’ All-Star travel team. Accompanying those derby names […]

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