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Pawnshop closing after 40 years, Café Parisien after eight months

Pawnshop closing after 40 years, Café Parisien after eight months

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

After 40 years at Brothers Collateral Loans, Rudy and Ernest Gintel are closing up shop by the end of the year. “There’s a beginning and an end to everything,” mused Rudy, 71. Closing a pawnshop is not easy, as much of the inventory is private possessions that need to be transferred to trustworthy hands, Rudy […]

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Art, music, food and culture on tap at all-day TarFest

Art, music, food and culture on tap at all-day TarFest

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

TarFest, a free outdoor arts and music festival, is set for Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd. The 17th annual event will feature music, live painting, art installations and family-fun events. The festival celebrates Los Angeles culture past, present and future. “This festival is […]

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Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 150 members and their guests flocked to the Hudson Place home of Bill and Karla Ahmanson for the annual meeting of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) June 23. Celebrating the founding of Rancho LaBrea, the event was held in the couple’s Italian Renaissance garden overlooking the Wilshire Country Club golf course. “Bill […]

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Women who golfed: a look back at Club’s early years

Women who golfed: a look back at Club’s early years

| August 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

This is the first in a three-part series on the Wilshire Country Club turning 100 this year. A gala celebration for members will take place in September. This first part in the series, in the spirit of our Women of Larchmont issue, looks at the history of women within the club. The year is 1919. […]

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Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite the California legislature being on a one-month vacation through the middle of August, it is likely that there are staff members answering the telephones in state legislators’ local offices. Indeed, our State Assembly Members and State Senators might even be in their local offices for the next couple of weeks.   As noted in […]

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Project Angel Food delivers meals and a human touch

Project Angel Food delivers meals and a human touch

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Project Angel Food volunteers cooked and packaged the nonprofit’s 12-millionth meal last month. Celebrating its 30th year, the organization, begun in 1989 by Marianne Williamson and other volunteers to provide meals to people with HIV/AIDS, has grown since its inception. When it first opened, the grass-roots organization, even now powered by 80 percent volunteers, operated […]

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