Tag: Los Angeles Conservancy

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow, my little pretties — come have a purr-fectly good time.” And, so, more than 70 ladies descended upon the most ‘terrifying’ and beautiful “fur-midable” Las Palmas home of Margo O’Connell for her haunted High Tea Oct. 19. Her porcelain Buddhas were outfitted in black masks and skullcaps topped with kitty ears. The sculptures surrounding […]

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Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 38th annual Preservation Awards. They include a Jewish American historic district, a late 19th-century cathedral and a World War II airplane hangar that has found new life in the 21st century. Vibiana and its former rectory-turned-restaurant, Redbird, won the Conservancy’s highest recognition, the Chair’s Award. […]

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Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

Stunning plans for former tire company on La Brea

| May 30, 2019 | 1 Comment

A “Market Hall”-style microbrewery and three restaurants in the historic Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. are on tap to open in the first quarter of 2020, developer Brad Conroy of Conroy Commercial told us. “We’re happy it’s getting going,” he said of the project at the corner of Eighth Street and La Brea Avenue. The […]

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Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The calendar has turned, and a new year is underway. Resolutions invariably find their way into the conversation. Resolutions are usually personal, something we commit to because we want to change a habit, become a better or healthier person. Resolutions enter the public realm through a community plan, a collective resolve to create a livable […]

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Walking tours for health, interest

Walking tours for health, interest

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year was to amp up the number of steps you tread each day, try checking out the collection of guided and self-guided walking tours put together by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A Conservancy-guided walk can add about 3,000 steps, or about one and a half miles, to […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Telling the stories of Los Angeles through preservation of its buildings is often hard work.  There are the formal processes:  Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines and the people to implement them, nomination of individual buildings (CBS Television City and the Musician’s Union, most recently) to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Many committed people throughout the […]

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