Tag: Los Angeles Conservancy

CBS project too massive, Alliance says

CBS project too massive, Alliance says

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

  For years, CBS Television City has been a familiar sight on Beverly Boulevard, and it has shared an amicable friendship with the Original Farmers Market and its other, more glitzy neighbor, The Grove. “Our properties have a shared history of nearly 100 years as beloved landmarks in the community,” states a letter from the […]

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Music supporter, neighborhood champion Toby Horn

Music supporter, neighborhood champion Toby Horn

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Toby Horn is touched and amazed that she was selected to be a “Woman of Larchmont,” because she doesn’t think she’s especially remarkable. “My life is just my life,” she explains. Of course, that’s only partially true; Horn gives more than she admits. From her involvement in the Los Angeles Conservancy to bringing music to […]

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From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shocking April 29, 1986 news broadcasts of the senseless fire ravaging a Downtown building so loved — and then burned and waterlogged — led to a cry for volunteer help from every news source region-wide. I was one of many who heard that cry, and I knew instinctively that, early the next morning, the […]

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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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