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La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum is a treasure trove of Ice Age fossils. It’s also feeling its age — 40 — which is not much in geological years but is a lifetime for world-class institutions along Museum Row. In late August, a draft master plan for the 12-acre site is expected to be unveiled for […]

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Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 38th annual Preservation Awards. They include a Jewish American historic district, a late 19th-century cathedral and a World War II airplane hangar that has found new life in the 21st century. Vibiana and its former rectory-turned-restaurant, Redbird, won the Conservancy’s highest recognition, the Chair’s Award. […]

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Larchmont Animal Clinic still purring after 42 years on Boulevard

Larchmont Animal Clinic still purring after 42 years on Boulevard

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s all dogs and cats and high-tech equipment at Larchmont Animal Clinic. Since Dr. Jan Ciganek opened his clinic in 1973, his services have grown to include X-ray and blood chemistry machines alongside a dedicated surgery suite. “Everything’s changed. It’s more sophisticated. The quality of care has gone way up,” he said last month at […]

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Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet is being forced to vacate its studios at 731 S. La Brea Ave. after the property was sold last year to real estate firm Langdon Street Capital, which is reportedly repurposing the building as office space.  The ballet school — many of its 300 students live in the neighborhood […]

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Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A “Market Hall”-style microbrewery and three restaurants in the historic Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. are on tap to open in the first quarter of 2020, developer Brad Conroy of Conroy Commercial told us. “We’re happy it’s getting going,” he said of the project at the corner of Eighth Street and La Brea Avenue. The […]

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Doggie fun in Pan Pacific Park

Doggie fun in Pan Pacific Park

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bring your leashed pooch and family and friends and have a blast at the K9 Connection Summer Fest Sun., June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pan Pacific Park, in field #2, next to the Grove. Parking is at 147 S. Gardner St. A doggie fun run and catch the disc are among games […]

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