Helene Seifer

rss feed

Helene Seifer's Latest Posts

Clubs celebrate with fireworks, barbecue

Clubs celebrate with fireworks, barbecue

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dazzling bursts of color will once again light the sky above the Wilshire Country Club on July 4th. After skipping the Independence Day tradition in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, members will be able to celebrate the holiday at the club, and the rest of the community will no doubt gather in backyards and on […]

Continue Reading

Catherine Coffin Phillips preserved California history

Catherine Coffin Phillips preserved California history

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the January 2021 issue of the Larchmont Chronicle, columnist Paula Panich introduced readers to Steve Inskeep’s book “Imperfect Union,” about Jessie and John Frémont, a powerhouse couple in California development in the last decades of the 19th century. A small insert in the article noted an earlier biography of the female half of the […]

Continue Reading

As in Paris, a micro-forest sprouts in Griffith Park

As in Paris, a micro-forest sprouts in Griffith Park

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a Chinese proverb that posits, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” And it answers, “20 years ago. Or today.” Volunteers with the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the conservation committee of the Los Angeles Zoo took the proverb to heart on June 19, planting 145 indigenous trees and shrubs to […]

Continue Reading

Building a better forest — outsized outcomes in tiny spaces

Building a better forest — outsized outcomes in tiny spaces

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

As we grapple with pollution, climate change, soil erosion and threats to biodiversity, we should remember a lesson every child learns in elementary school: trees are good for the planet. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, as quoted on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website, “In one year a mature tree will absorb […]

Continue Reading

Larchmont stars in a tale of love, chaos and community

Larchmont stars in a tale of love, chaos and community

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Boulevard, Fremont Place and the surrounding neighborhoods feature prominently in a new memoir by Heather Haldeman, “Kids & Cocktails Don’t Mix.” The mother of three grew up in Fremont Place in the 1960s and ’70s, when women dressed for their men and connived to attain what they wanted. With her indomitable mother, Marilyn Knight […]

Continue Reading

Plan for $1.25 billion expansion of TV City marked by some controversy

Plan for $1.25 billion expansion of TV City marked by some controversy

| April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Renderings of the proposed expansion of CBS Television City were recently released by Hackman Capital Partners, which purchased the iconic property for a purported $750 million in 2018. The plans are not without controversy. CBS Television City opened in 1952 as the first studio facility built exclusively for the television industry. The William Pereira-designed structure […]

Continue Reading