Tag: Brookside

Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts

Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

I was having lunch with my friend, James Dastoli, who has newly moved with his family into a historic house located in the Wilton Place National Historic District. We had originally met through a group which was looking to set up an historic district in Los Feliz. James was successfully shepherding an historic district in […]

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Design Review Board approves former Farmerstower project, other new Brookside residences

Design Review Board approves former Farmerstower project, other new Brookside residences

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Once again, the property comprising the former Farmers Insurance headquarters and its parking lots adjoining Brookside across from Hancock Park was on the agenda of the Park Mile Design Review Board (PMDRB). This time, on May 5, the staffs of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and a multitude of other city departments seemingly […]

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Locals to be feted by LANTL July 15

Locals to be feted by LANTL July 15

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) will honor Julie and Winston Stromberg, of Brookside, at its annual Garden Party on July 15 at 6 p.m. The Strombergs have devoted much time aiding LANLT in its mission of creating more green space in underserved areas. The event will take place over Zoom and feature a […]

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The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Brookside’s stream, El Rio del Jardin de las Flores, has had some highs and lows over the last few years, both in the amount of water moving through the streambed, and in the ongoing research to preserve the stream. Last September, Brookside resident Nancy Levine reached out to the Larchmont Chronicle with an update, letting […]

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Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In both World Wars I and II, Americans were encouraged to plant gardens as an act of patriotism. These “war gardens” or “victory gardens” were meant to supplement the food supply and leave more for the soldiers valiantly fighting abroad. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted […]

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Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Local architect Dan Brunn, AIA, opened up to guests his long-awaited “Bridge House” in Brookside last month at an official unveiling. The 4,500-square-foot home was designed to quite literally bridge 65 feet over the natural brook that gives the neighborhood its name. At the Oct. 22 event, which marked completion of two years of construction, […]

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