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Golden Bridge and acclaimed conductor return to Los Angeles

Golden Bridge and acclaimed conductor return to Los Angeles

| January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Golden Bridge, an annual concert aimed at connecting the Golden Age of English Renaissance music with the Golden Age of California’s choral music, will take place Sat., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in Beverly Hills. Established in 2014 by internationally acclaimed conductor Suzi Digby, the concert brings professional singers — many from Los Angeles’ […]

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The Griffiths: Nearly seven decades of love on McCadden, June

The Griffiths: Nearly seven decades of love on McCadden, June

| January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

After 67 years of marriage, Stephen and Louise Griffith are still going strong. The two met at Stanford University at a party for the new freshman class. It was on the baseball diamond and, all these years later, the two remember it well. “It was a lot of fun,” said Louise. “I was looking forward […]

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Magic is in the air with Katrina Kroetch and Brendan McGuigan

Magic is in the air with Katrina Kroetch and Brendan McGuigan

| January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Brendan McGuigan doesn’t believe in soulmates, but he told us that he knew very quickly that he’d found his in Katrina Kroetch. McGuigan, a marketing consultant who grew up in Mendocino, California, met Kroetch, a native of Portland, Oregon, two years ago on Tinder. The dating app was something Kroetch had tried a couple of […]

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Local bookbinder proves there is poetry beyond the page

Local bookbinder proves there is poetry beyond the page

| December 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

In an unobtrusive shop near the corner of Melrose Avenue and Larchmont Boulevard, Charlene Matthews quietly works her magic. The local businesswoman took her first bookbinding class in 1985, a year and a half after the birth of her daughter. Matthews had become antsy staying home caring for her child and decided to take a […]

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Two local teens work to keep Angelenos safe and ‘beep’-free

Two local teens work to keep Angelenos safe and ‘beep’-free

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Two local teens are on a mission to make sure Angelenos have working smoke alarms in their residences. Dylan Foley of Hancock Park and Rowan Carney of Wilshire Park started their nonprofit, Fix the Beep, two years ago. Prior to that time, neither girl had grand plans to become the safety ambassadors they are today. […]

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Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!

| November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Real snow on Larchmont this month; skiing is nearby; festive shops old and new; adio Le Petit Greek Larchmont Village will be getting in the spirit of Michael Curtiz’s 1954 film “White Christmas” multiple times this December, as there will be “Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow…” on the Boulevard! The famous Irving Berlin “Snow” song, […]

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