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Hollywoodland celebrates 75 years of park land gift

Hollywoodland celebrates 75 years of park land gift

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Seventy-five years ago the Sherman Company gifted 444 acres of open-space land in northern Beachwood Canyon to the City of Los Angeles. This tract of parkland includes the historic Hollywood Sign, which was created to advertise the lots in Tract 6450 for Hollywoodland, Southern California’s first planned hillside residential community. Residents held a celebration honoring […]

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New book on Musso & Frank

New book on Musso & Frank

| October 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

For its 100th birthday, Musso & Frank Grill has had a lot to celebrate. In addition to serving what have been hailed as the best martinis in town, Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Blvd.) has played a vital role in the entertainment industry. From providing a gathering place for writers, actors, and producers, to […]

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Romantic and new, drive-in makes a comeback at The Grove

Romantic and new, drive-in makes a comeback at The Grove

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Drive-In Movie: a cultural staple of a bygone era that I, like many Generation Z’ers, have never had the chance to experience. With the continuous, rapid advancement of technology, the drive-in movie has joined the Game Boy, the Walkman and the rotary phone in the hall of technological relics discarded to make way for […]

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Wilshire Country Club, organized near tar fields in the ‘wilderness’ by local businessmen in 1919, celebrates 100th

Wilshire Country Club, organized near tar fields in the ‘wilderness’ by local businessmen in 1919, celebrates 100th

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, in the first installment of our three-part series, we noted the prominent role played by women in the history of Wilshire Country Club. The following describes the founding years and early growth of the club. The October issue will report on more recent history plus the centennial celebration events taking place at the […]

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Journalist, activist, society editor from the past: Lucy Toberman

Journalist, activist, society editor from the past: Lucy Toberman

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lucy Toberman was a dedicated journalist and activist who made herself a fixture of both the Larchmont Chronicle and the larger community for decades. Her writing as the Chronicle’s society editor began in Oct. 1965 and continued until the day she died, just before her 85th birthday, a 29-year career with the paper. Besides her […]

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New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Loyola High School, the oldest high school in Southern California, broke ground on a new building this month. Through their construction initiative, “The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard,” Loyola is reimagining Xavier Center as a 26,000-square-foot contemporary special events space, expected to open in late 2020. Loyola Board Chairman Rick Caruso led the groundbreaking celebration […]

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