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LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

| October 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

Statues and portraits are being packed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in preparation for construction of the David Geffen Galleries, set to start in early 2020. The 347,500-square-foot permanent collection building, which will span Wilshire Blvd., replaces four buildings: Ahmanson, Art of the Americas, Bing and Hammer. The latter have already mostly […]

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Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Television and film writer John Donley visited the Larchmont Chronicle office recently to pitch an idea: “I love this community, but there are many people here you don’t know who they are… each month you should profile someone in the neighborhood in which we’d get to know that person…” It was with Rabbi William Cutter […]

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Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr. Henry Takei was honored last month at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan for bringing cutting-edge periodontic dentistry to Japan. The Hancock Park resident was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for also promoting academic exchange between Japan and the U.S. Many of Takei’s UCLA […]

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Marat Ballet leaps to its next stage in life

Marat Ballet leaps to its next stage in life

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet has found a new home, after a full-out search that included parents and students and was supported partly by a gofundme.com campaign. Scheduled to open as we went to press, the much-beloved area school signed a five-year lease for a 10,000-square foot space on the second floor of the Equitable […]

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Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s a new kid in town, and while not seriously dangerous, this mosquito is a pest. Called the aedes mosquito, it is small with black-and-white stripes and comes out in daytime as well as at night, and is said to fly and bite low. “We call him the ankle mosquito,” said Bob Saviskas, executive director […]

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