Tag: Pan Pacific Park

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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Summer Camps during COVID-19

Summer Camps during COVID-19

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

This summer, “camp” is not about the campsite. Traditions, like camp songs, arts and crafts, dress-up days or bonding with counselors, help to bring campers closer together, and it is activities like those that camps this summer are holding onto during this time of COVID-19 social-distancing regulations. Los Angeles County announced that, effective June 12, […]

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Larchmont Charter football has bounce-back season, fundraising

Larchmont Charter football has bounce-back season, fundraising

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Charter School (LCS) middle school football program finished its Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics (FIYA) League schedule 3-4, narrowly missing out on the playoffs. However, under the direction of second-year coach Avery Watts, the team of LCS eighth graders showed marked improvement, competing in the seven-on-seven middle-school league. That improvement starts with actual […]

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New Pavilion in park planned to help tell Holocaust story

New Pavilion in park planned to help tell Holocaust story

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Plans are underway to build a pavilion at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust on Grove Drive, south of the existing museum in Pan Pacific Park. The pavilion will expand the footprint of the existing museum. Together they “will help shape the future of not only this institution but of our greater community as […]

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City programs for transients in public park stir debate

City programs for transients in public park stir debate

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The connection between sidewalk encampments and criminal activity is increasingly a point of contention between policy makers and residents. Even the most sympathetic neighbors are struggling with the sense of danger that often accompanies groups of transients on residential streets. For one Mid City West resident, the suggestion of adding support programs for vagrants squatting […]

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New baseball, soccer fields were welcomed

New baseball, soccer fields were welcomed

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

When asked his opinion at the opening of two new athletic fields at Pan Pacific Park, St. James’ School second-grader and Wilshire Warriors baseball player William LaBombard said:  “I am so excited to play on the new field with my baseball team!” His was a sentiment shared by the scores of local children who participated […]

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