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New book tells history of Hancock Park

New book tells history of Hancock Park

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Founding editor and co-publisher of the Larchmont Chronicle Jane Gilman has published a book that lifts the lid on the history of Hancock Park, an area that she describes in the book as “rich in history, classic architecture, and remarkable individuals who have called it home.” Publishing the Chronicle from 1963 to 2015, Gilman had […]

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LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the last remnants of the 1965 William Pereira-designed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) disappear, passers-by can imagine the vast amount of open space that will be under and around the new LACMA structure. One can envision dining inside the two-story-high interior of the new Ray’s & Stark Bar or on the terrace […]

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Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Incumbent City Councilmember David Ryu is working to keep his seat in District Four in the face of a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. Council District Four includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas. See the map of local political districts on pages 16-17. Other local candidates in highly contested […]

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Dining Al Fresco, a life saver with planters and umbrellas

Dining Al Fresco, a life saver with planters and umbrellas

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local restaurants are facing hardships as a result of the pandemic, in part because indoor dining is currently prohibited locally. To help, the City of Los Angeles launched a program to assist called “L.A. Al Fresco.” For restaurants approved for the program, the City provides barriers, planters and umbrellas to expand outdoor dining areas beyond […]

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On Preservation: Turns out that ‘Missing Middle Housing’ has been here all along

On Preservation: Turns out that ‘Missing Middle Housing’ has been here all along

| September 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

It must be the heat. The dog days of summer in Los Angeles are when our climate takes a break from its normal programming to remind us that we do indeed live in a desert. The heat turns up to broiling, and the sun bleaches the color out of everything. The senses dull, and a […]

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Warner Henry, remembered: Local luminary, a founder of LA Opera, died Aug. 1

Warner Henry, remembered: Local luminary, a founder of LA Opera, died Aug. 1

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

He was a larger-than-life personality, a man of dramatic contrasts. His favorite artists were Claude Monet and Hieronymus Bosch. He was a connoisseur of the world’s finest wines, but his favorite meal included meat loaf. His always-ready wit and sense of humor covered a very deep seriousness, like his preferred president, Ronald Reagan. In his […]

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