Tag: Ken Bernstein

Citrus Square’s time has come! Community seeks recognition

Citrus Square’s time has come! Community seeks recognition

| January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

As regular readers of my column can attest, I have covered the history and the travails of Citrus Square many times. For neighborhood preservationists, it is “the one that got away,” despite being a stunning and concentrated example of planned development, significant architecture and shaded allées of mature foliage. Its tightly packed duplexes, jewel box […]

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City marks 60th year of preserving its many treasures

City marks 60th year of preserving its many treasures

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

There have been many designation winners since the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance was passed 60 years ago last month. The Memorial Branch Library and its World War I-era stained glass windows and the tall majestic palms along Highland Avenue are among them. The elegant 1921 Ambassador Hotel did not survive the wrecking ball. But, […]

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Bernstein’s ‘Preserving Los Angeles’ just released

Bernstein’s ‘Preserving Los Angeles’ just released

| April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

At a wonderful late-April book launch event attended by 497 people via Zoom, author Ken Bernstein and photographer Stephen Shafer discussed their new book, “Preserving Los Angeles,” with award-winning local author and National Trust for Historic Preservation trustee Lisa See. Bernstein is a principal city planner in the City Planning Department, and he directs the […]

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