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Anderson Munger Family YMCA to open April 26

Anderson Munger Family YMCA to open April 26

The opening of the new Anderson Munger Family YMCA at Third St. and Oxford Ave. has been postponed from the originally scheduled date of April 12, but is expected to be a hub of community activity when it debuts on Sat., April 26. The 30,000 square foot, two-story facility will provide meeting and recreational space […]

Larchmont Village Business Improvement District does some spring cleaning

Larchmont Village Business Improvement District does some spring cleaning

The Larchmont Business Improvement District (LVBID) has been doing some spring cleaning. It recently hung brightly colored banners featuring the iconic boulevard clock on light posts to help identify and brand the village. A recurring City permit means they’ll hang permanently except when switched with holiday lights each winter or for upcoming village events. On […]

Mannequins Auxiliary to model at League benefit

Mannequins Auxiliary to model at League benefit

Guests are urged to wear hats to the College Alumnae Auxiliary of Assistance League of Los Angeles annual Champagne Luncheon fundraiser on Thurs., April 17 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. A silent auction kicks off the program, and complimentary champagne, wine and mimosas will be served. The Mannequins Auxiliary will model  fashions by […]

Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop 10 recalls early days of the unit

Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop 10 recalls early days of the unit

Boy Scout Troop 10 scouts and troop leaders will recall milestones in the history of the group at its 100-year anniversary celebration on Sat., May 3 at 4 p.m. at St. James’ Parish Hall, 3903 Wilshire Blvd. There have been more than 20 troop scoutmasters, and the longest serving was Jack “Hampy” Hampton from 1926 […]

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Stroll, ride on ‘Iconic Wilshire’ with CicLAvia April 6

Stroll, ride on ‘Iconic Wilshire’ with CicLAvia April 6

An art walk, bike-related crafts and a festive good time are in store for all when CicLAvia rides into town. The part-party, part-bike fest, pedestrian friendly event returns to the Miracle Mile on Sun., April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  “Iconic Wilshire Boulevard” starts at One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles and cycles […]

Sports camps, beach outings are among favorite summer camp options for kids in Los Angeles

Sports camps, beach outings are among favorite summer camp options for kids in Los Angeles

Summer will be here before we know it!  In our house we like to mix downtime and activities—some time to relax and some time for structured programs. Luckily, in Los Angeles we have so much to choose from. Here is a list of some day camp favorites that was put together by me and some […]

Celebrate Mardi Gras, St. Pat’s Day at Farmers Market

Celebrate Mardi Gras, St. Pat’s Day at Farmers Market

UPDATE: The Original Farmers Market has just notified us that due to inclement weather, their Mutti Gras pet parade and beauty pageant will now be scheduled on Sat., April 12. It will  feature costumed pets competing in several categories to be King & Queen. The rest of the Mardi Gras celebration will continue as scheduled […]

Duo’s passion revives Tom Bergin’s beloved Irish Pub

Duo’s passion revives Tom Bergin’s beloved Irish Pub

To many in Miracle Mile, Derek Schreck and Jordan Delp—animated, passionate, and so in-sync that they can finish each other’s sentences—are nothing short of local heroes. After numerous fits and starts, the pair reopened Tom Bergin’s, the beloved Irish Pub in January, with an abiding commitment to honor its generational roots while making it precisely […]

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Kneafsey family salutes Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Kneafsey family salutes Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Sean Kneafsey of Hancock Park presided over 1,150 men at the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel. Joining him were his father Tom (a past president), his three sons, brothers Kevin and Joe and his uncle Mike. Luminaries attending included Archbishop José Gomez, Tom LaBonge, Lou Holtz and Police Chief […]

Homeless teens treated to a day of prom pampering; benefit May 3

Homeless teens treated to a day of prom pampering; benefit May 3

Operation School Bell (OSB) is known for providing new school clothes to nearly 5,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students from impoverished circumstances. But each spring for the last three years, the charity has turned its attention to the homeless teenage girls in the community with a different focus in mind: prom. “Many of these […]

Writer helps bring Miracle Mile Residential Assoc. into 21st century

Writer helps bring Miracle Mile Residential Assoc. into 21st century

With a career that led Ken Hixon from working as a child actor to becoming a successful screenwriter, creative initiative is clearly in the native Indianan’s blood. Two years ago, after circulating a petition aimed at reining in a developer who had applied for a controversial conditional use permit near Hixon’s charming two-story Genesee Avenue […]

Major leaguer Brendan Ryan inspires Wilshire Warriors

Major leaguer Brendan Ryan inspires Wilshire Warriors

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Visit six sites on Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Los Angeles Garden Tour and Party

Visit six sites on Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Los Angeles Garden Tour and Party

The neighborhood is buzzing as preparations are in full bloom for the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Los Angeles Garden Tour & Party that emphasizes the honeybee. The self-guided tour of six area homes is on Sun., April 27 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gardens both large and small will be represented on the […]

Intimate look into small interiors in Woods’ new book, talk at Ebell

Intimate look into small interiors in Woods’ new book, talk at Ebell

Hancock Park-based author Douglas Woods has recently published his fourth book, “Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors.” The 228-page hardback features 200 color photos by Melba Levick of homes mostly under 2,000 square feet. In an era of downsizing, the 22 Southern California homes largely built in the early 20th century show how artful living can be […]

Real estate sales for February, 2014

Real estate sales for February, 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 355 S. Muirfield Rd. 542 Lorraine Blvd. 136 Fremont Pl. 355 S. Mansfield Ave. 465 N. June St. 615 S. Arden Blvd. 315 S. Mansfield Ave. 300 N. Las Palmas Ave. 530 S. Rossmore Ave. 803 S. Rimpau Blvd. 702 S. Lorraine Blvd. 438 N. Plymouth Blvd. 603 S. […]

Stiles O. Clements was an important figure in Art Deco movement

Stiles O. Clements was an important figure in Art Deco movement

Stiles O. Clements, who designed the Pasadena Showcase House, was a prominent Southern California architect for 50 years. He studied architecture at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, and took further studies at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He came to Los Angeles in 1911 and joined the Los Angeles office of Morgan, Walls & […]

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Bollywood dance, soap making, poetry writing on L.A. public library schedule this month

Bollywood dance, soap making, poetry writing on L.A. public library schedule this month

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

FAIRFAX LIBRARY 161 S. Gardner St. 323-936-6191 Children Spring crafts: Kids ages 5 and up can make baskets and go on an egg hunt on Thurs., April 17 at 4 p.m. STAR: Trained library volunteers read children’s stories. Kathy reads on Mondays at 3 p.m. Linda reads on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Toddler Storytime: Children […]

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Diamond Foam and Fabric remains iconic on La Brea Blvd.

Diamond Foam and Fabric remains iconic on La Brea Blvd.

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jason Asch never planned a career in the textile industry. He was all set to go to law school when a summer job at Diamond Foam and Fabric came calling. Since the 1950s, two brothers and a sister had owned the family business, then called Diamond Foam. The 1920s building that housed their La Brea […]

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ADA rules spur new look for Henry park

ADA rules spur new look for Henry park

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Harold Henry Park is getting a makeover to become compliant with the Americans of Disabilities Act. The 1.6-acre park at 9th street between Lucerne and Windsor boulevards, will be closed while construction is underway. Julie Stromberg, president of Friends of Harold Henry Park, said there are three components to the project. The playground equipment will […]

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Petition ‘raises awareness’ of Metro subway issues; 100 trees slated for removal

Petition ‘raises awareness’ of Metro subway issues; 100 trees slated for removal

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Sleepless in Miracle Mile,” the headline of a petition circulating the neighborhood, has done its job, says James O’Sullivan, president of the Miracle Mile Residential Association. While the aim is to get 1,000 signatures on the online petition, the number is arbitrary as the process has already raised awareness of Metro’s “poor planning” in preparations […]

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