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LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the last remnants of the 1965 William Pereira-designed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) disappear, passers-by can imagine the vast amount of open space that will be under and around the new LACMA structure. One can envision dining inside the two-story-high interior of the new Ray’s & Stark Bar or on the terrace […]

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Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Incumbent City Councilmember David Ryu is working to keep his seat in District Four in the face of a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. Council District Four includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas. See the map of local political districts on pages 16-17. Other local candidates in highly contested […]

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District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is being called the most important contest in the country outside of the presidency is the race to be top prosecutor in Los Angeles County. Sparring for the seat are incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey, seeking a third term, and her challenger, former San Francisco District Attorney (from 2011 to 2019) George Gascón, who […]

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Pink’s Hot Dogs reopens

Pink’s Hot Dogs reopens

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented, five-month closure at Pink’s Hot Dogs has ended! Since mid-August, fans of the 80-year-old hot dog stand at La Brea and Melrose have — once again — been able to line up for their favorite chili dogs, hamburgers and fries. But the queuing is a bit different now. The ground is marked with […]

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Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The national political conventions — different as they were in this COVID-19 era — are over, and campaigning is gearing up locally as well as nationally. There are a number of competitive local races taking place in and adjoining our Mid-Wilshire area. Election contests garnering the most local interest include two elections for Los Angeles […]

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Neighborhood council reaffirms position on Fourth Street lights

Neighborhood council reaffirms position on Fourth Street lights

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) once again rejected adding bicycle-friendly (and automobile-unfriendly) traffic controls at two intersections on Fourth St. After a long GWNC board of directors discussion on Aug. 12, the directors spurned their transportation committee’s recommendation to un-do a motion previously adopted by the GWNC in 2011, when the board then concluded […]

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