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Sacramento … oh what a town!

Sacramento … oh what a town!

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the past five decades that I remember well, it never seemed that we Angelenos had to focus so much of our attention on the State Legislature in Sacramento. However, a majority of the current occupants of those offices seem to have decided that their role is to dictate every detail of the lives of […]

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On-screen local arts and culture

On-screen local arts and culture

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Activity in the local art scene is ongoing despite the coronavirus pandemic. Community television station KCET and local arts organization leaders have teamed up to bring to our home screens a season of sessions with art makers for the coming months. KCET says of its new program that, “from drive-by art shows to all-girl mariachi […]

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55 years of Women of Larchmont

55 years of Women of Larchmont

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

55 years ago, my brilliant editorial predecessor, Jane Gilman, and her advertising genius colleague, Dawne Goodwin, decided to create a special section each year featuring the “Women of Larchmont.” This was just the third year of their Larchmont Chronicle enterprise, which they founded in 1963. As the paper stated on the cover of its first […]

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

This special section has been added this month to provide a forum for sharing ideas and opinions on the important issues raised by Black Lives Matter discussions and demonstrations. That was not possible last month; the paper already was at the printer as events transpired. This month, we can include stories about immediate neighborhood reactions, […]

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Lots of activity at The Grove during COVID-19 shutdown

Lots of activity at The Grove during COVID-19 shutdown

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like everywhere in Los Angeles, things were very quiet at The Grove in April and almost all of May.* Impresario developer Rick Caruso kept all of his real estate projects open for walking (with the fountains flowing and music playing), even though the retail shops were not open. Later during this early phase of the […]

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Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seemed like it was an even larger-than-normal crowd of lovers of intellectual stimulus who attended a recent book talk at our favorite independent bookseller in late May. Counting all the faces on multiple Zoom screens calculated an audience of approximately 75 people enjoying the conversation among author Jim Newton and Windsor Square local attorneys, […]

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