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Short, short tale of loss is a big winner

Short, short tale of loss is a big winner

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A story inspired by a writing exercise in a class taught by Helene Seifer at The Ebell is among winners in the Summer 2020 Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) Short Story Contest. Seifer’s story, “The Last Time I Saw Her,” was one of 12 winners from among 265 entries. The winners are posted on the […]

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Wallace Neff portrayed in book

Wallace Neff portrayed in book

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father of the California style of architecture, Wallace Neff is featured in the third and latest volume in the series, “Master Architects of Southern California 1920 – 1940.” Neff’s career spanned six decades and included designing homes all around Southern California, including the Leaf House in Hancock Park. This mansion on June Street has served […]

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Pumpkins, Christmas trees bring old-time cheer to Boulevard

Pumpkins, Christmas trees bring old-time cheer to Boulevard

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays are upon us, what with the Larchmont Pumpkin Patch open for business … and fresh-cut Christmas trees soon headed our way. “We plan to close the Pumpkin Patch at the end of the day on October 30, but if we still have a good supply of […]

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Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday morning, Brookside resident Nanci Leonard spreads peanut butter and jelly on slices of bread. She makes 10 sandwiches, and she places each one in a bag with a snack, a drink and a note. Leonard likes to include inspirational quotes by Charlie Brown or Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others. Some […]

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Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

Haunted holidays came early for Wilshire Park neighbors

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween came early this year to Wilshire Park. In lieu of its annual Halloween Haunt, the neighborhood kicked off the season with an “in-your-own-front-yard” picnic and a scavenger hunt. And residents opened a ghoulish storefront, d’See’s, as in “deceased,” said Wilshire Park Association (WPA) board member Lorna Hennington. WPA Treasurer Roberta O’Donnell researched the history […]

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‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

State Sen. Holly Mitchell has worked to support the poor and underprivileged from before she was elected, when she ran what was then the largest children and family advocacy program in the state. “When you look at my body of work as a legislator, when you look at my experience running Crystal Stairs, it really […]

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