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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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Geraldine Hurley: a fierce advocate for those in need

Geraldine Hurley: a fierce advocate for those in need

| July 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

As former congressman and seminal civil rights leader John Lewis said, “When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. … To do something.” That is a guiding principle of many Women of Larchmont – none more so than Geraldine Garrett Hurley. Humble beginnings […]

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Sequestered neighbors turn to housework

Sequestered neighbors turn to housework

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

There’s a joke going around the internet attesting that, by the end of COVID-19 isolation, we shall all emerge as either gourmet cooks or have a drinking problem. A third option might be the most relevant: we’ll all become COVID-cleaners. Not just the required sanitizing of every surface, every roll of toilet paper, every can […]

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Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In both World Wars I and II, Americans were encouraged to plant gardens as an act of patriotism. These “war gardens” or “victory gardens” were meant to supplement the food supply and leave more for the soldiers valiantly fighting abroad. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted […]

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