Tag: Windsor Square

Sequestered neighbors turn to housework

Sequestered neighbors turn to housework

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

There’s a joke going around the internet attesting that, by the end of COVID-19 isolation, we shall all emerge as either gourmet cooks or have a drinking problem. A third option might be the most relevant: we’ll all become COVID-cleaners. Not just the required sanitizing of every surface, every roll of toilet paper, every can […]

Continue Reading

Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We first featured Luis and Carol Fondevila in our 2013 Valentines issue and are happy to inform readers that the past seven years have not resulted in the titular phenomenon. In fact, the couple is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Still residing in Windsor Square, Carol reports that life and marriage have only […]

Continue Reading

Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the heels of the release of Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, “Ninth House,” Amazon Studios announced that it plans to develop the book as a TV series. Bardugo grew up in Windsor Square and attended Marlborough School. Her publisher, Flatiron Books (part of MacMillan), released the book last month. Set in an alternate reality […]

Continue Reading

Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In advance of updating the city’s guidelines for the Windsor Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), the first of two open house sessions took place April 29 at Marlborough School. The second open house will be Mon., May 6, at 6 p.m., also at Marlborough School, 250 N. Rossmore Ave. Following the open house, the […]

Continue Reading

Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

Local family-owned company celebrates 75 years in business

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1944, anticipating a housing boom when World War II would end, Roy Shewfelt opened the doors to the Wilshire Escrow Company. Today, Roy’s descendants preside over the business, which is now the oldest operating independent escrow company in Los Angeles. In an interview last month at the company’s headquarters, located at 4270 Wilshire Blvd., […]

Continue Reading

A labor of love: Renovating a 1920s craftsman home

A labor of love: Renovating a 1920s craftsman home

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Designing your dream home is never easy or fast, but for one Windsor Square resident, the finish line is finally near. Christine Speer has been renovating her 1920s craftsman on Irving Boulevard since 2015, and now, with the last coat of paint dried and the windows covered, Speer tells the Chronicle that she is happy […]

Continue Reading