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Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Melissa Kim and Bill Gordean decided to open a café where Fiddler’s Restaurant used to be on Third Street, neither had any nuts-and-bolts experience running a restaurant. Bill is an antiques dealer who’s owned Villa Melrose Antiques for about 30 years, and Melissa has been running the Park Plaza Lodge, one block away, for […]

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Rabbi returns to her roots at Temple Israel of Hollywood

Rabbi returns to her roots at Temple Israel of Hollywood

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

  When young Mari Chernow, freshly graduated from rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, left in 2003 to take up a position at Temple Chai in Phoenix, she only planned on staying there a couple of years. Eighteen years later, the Southern California native has returned home with her wife Kara and […]

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From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shocking April 29, 1986 news broadcasts of the senseless fire ravaging a Downtown building so loved — and then burned and waterlogged — led to a cry for volunteer help from every news source region-wide. I was one of many who heard that cry, and I knew instinctively that, early the next morning, the […]

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‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re a local, you will learn a lot by reading Casey Schreiner’s “Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide.” Certainly not limited to “locals” however, this guidebook is a great read for an out-of-towner with even a vague interest in our city’s enormous and wild municipal park. Personally, I first learned about Griffith Park growing up […]

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Tribute to fallen LACMA

Tribute to fallen LACMA

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I was in elementary school in the ’60s, our class went on a yellow bus field trip to explore the brand new Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As we lumbered down Wilshire Blvd toward our destination, our teacher, standing at the front of the bus next to the driver, enthralled us with the […]

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‘Happy Birthday,’ Sondheim; Should we ‘Send in the Clowns’?

‘Happy Birthday,’ Sondheim; Should we ‘Send in the Clowns’?

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 22, was Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. I am sure that Mr. Sondheim celebrated with a few friends and colleagues — imagine being on that A-list — but the big celebrations for the nonagenarian icon of the American musical theatre were cancelled due to the coronavirus. In Los Angeles that meant cancelling productions of […]

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