Tag: Pan Pacific Park

Surviving Dog Days requires recreational water activities

Surviving Dog Days requires recreational water activities

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite movies, “Sahara,” stars Humphrey Bogart and is about a ragtag tank battalion astray in the vast Libyan Desert during World War II. Bogie plays Sgt. Joe Gunn, whose crew makes a last stand defending a ruined fortress that contains the only well for a hundred miles. Like a Los Angeles summer, […]

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Wilshire Warriors 8U All-Stars win tournament

Wilshire Warriors 8U All-Stars win tournament

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Between June 18 and June 20, the Wilshire Warriors 8U “Blue” All-Star Team won four straight games en route to winning the championship of the PONY SoCal Northern Region District Tournament in West Hills. In the championship game against Simi Valley, Wilshire overcame a five-run deficit in the final inning, tying the game on Ezra […]

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Holocaust Museum receives $5 million and community support

Holocaust Museum receives $5 million and community support

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Holocaust Museum LA has received a $5 million grant from The Smidt Foundation that will help to further the Museum’s expansion project that will double its size to 50,000 square feet. Holocaust Museum LA is not the only institution in the area that the Smidts have supported. In 2016, Susan and Eric Smidt donated $25 […]

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Cooperstown-bound Wilshire Warriors need our support

Cooperstown-bound Wilshire Warriors need our support

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Wilshire Warrior baseball General Manager Stephen Matloff and Head Coach Fred Ragsdale expect their travel team to play 11 games in Cooperstown, New York, this summer. “If we make it to the championship game, we already will have played 10 games,” said Ragsdale. That doesn’t include the pick-up games, sometimes two or three in a […]

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Plans are underway to expand campus at Holocaust Museum

Plans are underway to expand campus at Holocaust Museum

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Little did a small group of Holocaust survivors who met in the 1960s at an English-as-a-second-language class know that their efforts would lead to a major museum in the heart of the city. The group, who met at Hollywood High, each had an item from the war — a Star of David on a shirt, a […]

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On Books and Places: Some statues are worth saving; some people worth remembering

On Books and Places: Some statues are worth saving; some people worth remembering

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

A statue of Haym Salomon resides on the southeast corner of Pan Pacific Park. As I write this column, the bronze figure sits barricaded by a chain link fence and construction activity on Third Street. It’s visible as one drives west towards Farmers Market, but few will now walk near the statue through the surrounding […]

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