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Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

Windsor Village appeals 32-unit condo complex

The Windsor Village Association filed an appeal June 13 of a proposed 32-unit condominium complex at 853 to 859 S. Lucerne Blvd. “The condo project is over-sized and not in scale, bulk, height, massing and design with the historic structures in the neighborhood,” said R.J. Strotz, WVA board member. Property owner Ik Kyoon Ahn of Morumbila […]

New streetlights  illuminate Wilton, Ridgewood Place

New streetlights illuminate Wilton, Ridgewood Place

The nights are a lot brighter on Ridgewood Place and parts of First Street and Wilton Drive thanks to the tenacity of a group of area residents. A ceremony in June marked the culmination of two attempts over nearly a decade to have streetlights installed in the neighborhood just south of Beverly Blvd. Resident Nona […]

Larchmont Bungalow civil, criminal cases both continued

Larchmont Bungalow civil, criminal cases both continued

Criminal and civil cases in the city vs. the Larchmont Bungalow, 107 N. Larchmont, were both continued last month to July and September in L.A. Superior Court. In the civil case Judge Suzanne Brughera continued the case to Tues., July 22. It was scheduled to be heard June 16. Judge Brughera “continued it due to […]

North Larchmont Boulevard medians are abloom

North Larchmont Boulevard medians are abloom

After months of anticipation, trees and plants are being installed in the median strips at the north entrance to Larchmont Boulevard. The project was awarded grant funds as a part of the 2009 Metro Call for Projects. Community groups also contributed funding, including the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society, the Windsor Square Association and the […]

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‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

‘Trust-me’ sushi comes to Sugarfish on La Brea; downtown for Latin cuisine

On a recent day of errands with my daughter, we were suddenly hit with mid-afternoon munchies. The question was: what would satisfy our hunger yet not ruin our appetites for dinner? Sushi seemed the perfect answer. We headed to Sugarfish on La Brea, one of eight storefront locations of this raw fish restaurant. Eschewing fancy […]

Brookside parties, Lillian Way marks 4th of July

Brookside parties, Lillian Way marks 4th of July

Residents on Lillian Way, Cahuenga Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. will celebrate Independence Day in style, and take some cues from their Brookside neighbors, who sure know how to throw a party. Lillian Way Lillian Way will be closed off for the 18th annual Fourth of July Block Party beginning at 4:30 p.m. It features the […]

Angel City Chorale to sing at Wilshire United Methodist Church fresh from Carnegie Hall

Angel City Chorale to sing at Wilshire United Methodist Church fresh from Carnegie Hall

  Shaiya Rahman found Angel City Chorale through a Google search three seasons ago, and has been singing ever since. She is busy rehearsing for the group’s spring concert: “Elements” on Sat., June 7 and Sun., June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd. The chorale celebrates its 21st […]

‘Back to the Park’ with pro-athletes, alumni and food tasting

‘Back to the Park’ with pro-athletes, alumni and food tasting

A silent auction, food tasting and celebrity events are among festivities at the Pan Pacific Park Alumni Reunion Weekend, “Back to The Park,” Fri., June 20 to Sun., June 22 at the park, 6500 Beverly Blvd. Most of the events are free, and the community is invited to eat, play and rub elbows with pro […]

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Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

Wilshire Park School principal retires after 33 years of service

Enrique Franco has gained loads of admirers in his 33- year career with the L.A. Unified School District. So it was no surprise that they came out in droves, along with family and friends—and even the family dog, Dino—to bid him farewell at a recent ceremony at Wilshire Park Elementary School marking his retirement. Franco […]

New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill’ activities

In the 1985 sci-fi classic film “Cocoon,” a group of senior citizens take a dip in an alien pool and emerge feeling young and frisky again. One rejuvenated couple, played by Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, discuss the miraculous results: “So you think we’re cheating nature?” “Yes.” “Well, I’ll tell ya, with the way nature’s […]

Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer

If your child was one of the 25,000 students who visits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each year, he or she was treated to a docent tour. One of those docents is Patsy Palmer, who gives a tour to a group of students 14 times during the school year. The Windsor Square resident […]

Family-owned  firm Lester Carpet boasts three generations

Family-owned firm Lester Carpet boasts three generations

When a customer went to Lester Carpet for a floor covering in a small area in his house, he was treated as if he were furnishing a castle. He is among the many satisfied clients who have been served by three generations of the Lester family, beginning with Larry Lester, founder of the carpet company […]

Real Estate News

Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

Signage completes Boulevard Heights quest for historic status

A two-block stretch on Bronson Ave.—the Boulevard Heights Historic District—was honored with its very own sign. Four signs to be exact.The recent unveiling completes the neighborhood’s journey for historic status. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. “It is a great honor. Our own Robby O’Donnell worked for several years […]

Real Estate Sales for May 2014

Real Estate Sales for May 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 108 Fremont Pl. 619 S. June St. 131 S. Rossmore Ave. 440 N. McCadden Pl. 307 N. Orange Dr. 245 S. Lucerne Blvd. 268 S. Van Ness Ave. 532 N. Las Palmas Ave. 101 S. Highland Ave. 517 N. Lucerne Blvd. 935 S. Hudson Ave. 726 S. Highland Ave. […]

West Adams lavish history, architecture told in iBook

West Adams lavish history, architecture told in iBook

Before there was Beverly Hills, the wealthy and the elite settled in West Adams, the original wealthy area of the city. In the 1880s bankers, doctors, attorneys and politicians rode the street car downtown from their lavish Craftsman, Tudor and Victorian homes, the best seen this side of the Mississippi, says photographer Jett Loe. He […]

CIM Group says ‘no plans for hotel’ in Park Mile area; protest letters attached

CIM Group says ‘no plans for hotel’ in Park Mile area; protest letters attached

Community outrage at plans to ignore the Park Mile zoning and build a hotel on the newly acquired Farmers Insurance property has halted the development. Residents petitioned the Fourth District Council office and the homeowners association to protest the planned project. A group from Brookside Homeowners Association recently met with executives of CIM Group which […]

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Residents seek actions to stop illegal activity in home on Highland Avenue

Residents seek actions to stop illegal activity in home on Highland Avenue

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park residents have been frustrated in their attempts to stop illegal activity at 508 N. Highland Ave. that has become a haven for drug dealing and squatters. Other violations include suspected use as a boarding house, frequent yard sales, an illegal fence and general lack of maintenance. “We have contacted our Council office, city […]

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Variety of choices to make garden drought-tolerant

Variety of choices to make garden drought-tolerant

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Neighborhood front yards are looking different these days, and it’s not because the David statues on the lawn of a house on Muirfield Road are gone. It’s because homeowners are finding new elements of design in drought-tolerant landscaping. Ornamental grasses, succulents, even dirt and rocks are being used as part of water-saving designs, and it’s […]

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Janneke Straub heads Ojai Music Festival’s 68th year

Janneke Straub heads Ojai Music Festival’s 68th year

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The natural beauty of the Ojai valley is worthy of the new music and traditional performances scheduled at the Ojai Music Festival. Just ask Janneke Straub, who has been commuting from her home in Larchmont Village since she took the reins of the 68th festival earlier this year. She is executive director of the four-day […]

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Real Estate Sales for April 2014

Real Estate Sales for April 2014

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 89 Fremont Pl. 100 N. Plymouth Blvd. 354 S. McCadden Pl. 501 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 445 N. Lucerne Blvd. 552 Wilcox Ave. 401 S. Citrus Ave. 664 S. Mansfield Ave. 406 S. Sycamore Ave. 163 S. Lucerne Blvd. 421 N. Van Ness Ave. 4861 Edgewood Pl. 959 S. Mullen […]

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