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National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Saving Places division announced in January 2020 a crowdsourcing campaign to find 1,000 places across America where women made history. The response to collecting these largely forgotten or undervalued […]

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Children’s Institute virtual gala sparkles, raises $470,000

Children’s Institute virtual gala sparkles, raises $470,000

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confined to computer screen Zoom rectangles, the Children’s Institute’s third annual Cape & Gown Gala on Dec. 12 none-the-less sparkled in this difficult fundraising season. Emcee Loni Love, a comedian, Emmy Award-winning television host and actress, dazzled in cranberry-hued sequins while entertaining with humor and enthusiasm, and President and CEO Martine Singer warmly welcomed us […]

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Will the pandemic gobble up Thanksgiving get-togethers?

Will the pandemic gobble up Thanksgiving get-togethers?

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is second only to Christmas as America’s favorite holiday. This family gorge-fest has been widely celebrated since Sarah Josepha Hale, founder of “American Ladies Magazine” and writer of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Abraham Lincoln to declare it a national holiday in 1863. With this country in a second and perhaps third […]

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Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Across the street from Getty House in Windsor Square is a home at 620 S. Irving Blvd. with a history and notoriety so rich that, in 1996, the home was designated City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark No. 628. “The Jack Doyle House,” as it was named for its first owner, was built in 1919 […]

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Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is no stranger to local politics. Since 1991 he has held successive public offices as the City Councilman for Council District 8, state Assemblyman for the 48th District, state senator for the 26th district and he is currently is terming out as a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors […]

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Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Attorney and community leader Grace Yoo, a first generation American, has spent the better part of 20 years advocating for the needs of under-represented groups and individuals in our community. Although her private law practice focuses on estate planning, her legal career also includes representing abused and neglected children while at the Los Angeles County […]

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