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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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Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former City Council President Herb Wesson couldn’t agree more with his opponent, he says. What distinguishes them is style. And, he adds, experience. “I’m an action, in-the-community, frontline kind of a person. And I think that’s what this community wants, needs and deserves… Somebody that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get […]

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