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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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Grove, Petersen partner for rooftop film series

Grove, Petersen partner for rooftop film series

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Movie fanatics and car geeks rejoice! The Grove recently announced a Wednesday-night cinema series in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum. “Level 8 Drive-In” is a rooftop theater experience that combines fan-favorite films with their iconic cars cameos. Watch a favorite movie, enjoy some complimentary theater snacks, and take a photo with some of the […]

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Philippe’s welcomes exhibit. Are there changes at Langer’s?

Philippe’s welcomes exhibit. Are there changes at Langer’s?

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Philippe The Original (1001 N. Alameda St.) is as doused in history as the famous “French Dipped Sandwiches” its original owner claimed to have created. Today, the 111-year-old establishment is showcasing another bit of history — Hollywood history — with its new exhibit, “Hollywood’s Golden Spike.” Established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, the restaurant has […]

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Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer approaches, every kid has an activity he or she looks forward to most. For some it might be video games; for others it is traveling with family; for me, it was always Gold Arrow Camp. Gold Arrow is a sleepaway camp located on Lake Huntington in the High Sierra for kids ages six […]

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