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B y J o h n W e lb o r n e T h r o u g h th e le a d e r s h ip o f s ta te S e n . A n th o n y P o r ta n tin o , r e s id e n t a n d fo r m e r m a y o r o f L a C a ñ a d a F lin tr id g e , a n d w h o re p re se n ts a b ro a d sw a th o f L o s A n g e le s C o u n ty , c o n s id e r a tio n o f S B 5 0 , p ro p o se d b y sta te S e n . S c o tt W ie n e r o f S a n F r a n c is c o , h a s b e e n d e la y e d te m p o r a r ily . A s c h a i r o f t h e s t a t e S e n a t e ’s A p p r o p r ia tio n s C o m m itte e , S e n . P o r ta n tin o a n n o u n c e d M a y 1 6 th a t th e b ill w o u ld b e d e s ig n a te d a “ tw o -y e a r b ill” th a t c o u ld b e c o n s id e r e d in J a n u a r y o f 2 0 2 0 , b u t n o t u n til. H o w e v e r, th in g s in th e S ta te L e g is la tu r e a r e n o t a lw a y s a s th e y se e m , a n d th e re a re p ro c e d u re s th a t o th e r S e n a te le a d e r s h ip m e m b e r s c o u ld u s e to s u d d e n ly b r in g th e b ill b a c k u p fo r r e v ie w . It ta k e s ju s t 2 1 C a lifo r n ia n s (a m a jo r ity o f th e 4 0 -m e m b e r sta te S e n a te ) to m o v e th e b ill fo r c o n s id e ra tio n b y th e 8 0 -m e m b e r s ta te A s s e m b ly . P r e s s u r e fr o m th e m o n e y e d s p e c ia l in te r e s ts p u s h in g th e S e e S B 5 0 , p 4

Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned Surprise delay May 21 B y J o h n W e lb o r n e In a c le v e r p a r lia m e n ta r y m a n e u v e r, th e la n d -u s e la w y e r fo r th e c u r r e n t o w n e r s o f T o m B e r g i n ’s , t h e r e s t a u r a n t a n d ta v e r n lo c a te d a t 8 4 0 S . F a ir fa x A v e . s in c e 1 9 4 9 , th r e w a m o n k e y w r e n c h in to th e p r o c e s s to d e c la r e th e p r o p e r ty a c ity

H is to r ic -C u ltu r a l M o n u m e n t. F o llo w in g a u n a n im o u s r e c o m m e n d a tio n m a d e in M a r c h b y th e C u ltu r a l H e r ita g e C o m m is s io n (C H C ), th e d e s ig n a tio n m u s t b e r e v ie w e d a n d a p p r o v e d b y th e C ity C o u n c il. A p p r o x im a te ly 5 0 s u p p o r tS e e B e r g in ’s , p 4

American muscle cars at 25th Gilmore Auto Show Lowriders, hotrods on display June 1 S e e m o r e th a n 1 0 0 c la s s ic c a r s o n d is p la y a t th e 2 5 th a n n u a l G ilm o r e H e r ita g e A u to S h o w a t th e O r ig in a l F a r m e r s M a r k e t S a t ., J u n e 1 fr o m 1 1 a .m . t o 5 p .m . T h i s y e a r ’s t h e m e , “ A m e r i c a n M u s c l e C a r s , ” w i l l f e a t u r e lo w r id e r s , h o tr o d s , tr u c k s a n d o th e r c la s s ic c a r s fr o m p r iv a t e c o lle c t o r s , in c lu d in g t h e 1 9 5 7 L in c o ln o r ig in a lly o w n e d b y J a y n e M a n s fi e ld n o r m a lly o n d is p la y a t th e P e t e r s e n A u t o m o t iv e M u s e u m . O t h e r c a r s fr o m t h e m u s e u m w ill a ls o b e fe a tu r e d . A t t e n d e e s w h o a r e a t t h e a u t o s h o w a t 5 p .m . c a n w a t c h t h e c e r e m o n ia l “ d r iv e o ff.” S e e A u to S h o w , p 1 4 AUTO SHOW takes place at the Original Farmers Market.

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B y J o h n W e lb o r n e Mayor Garcetti needs to oppose Senate Bill 50 H o w c a n M a y o r o f L o s A n g e le s E r ic G a r c e tti n o t o p p o s e th e a tte m p t to ta k e o v e r C ity o f L o s A n g e le s p la n n in g a n d z o n in g b y s ta te S e n . S c o tt W ie n e r a n d s o m e o f h is S a c r a m e n to c o lle a g u e s th r o u g h S e n a te B ill 5 0 a n d s im ila r o n e -s iz e -fits -a ll, r e a l e s ta te in d u s tr y -s p o n s o r e d , s ta te w id e le g is la tio n ? H e r e in L o s A n g e le s , M a y o r G a r c e tti is o u r C E O . M a y o r G a r c e tti a p p o in ts th e n in e -m e m b e r C ity P la n n in g C o m m is s io n . M a y o r G a r c e t t i a p p o i n t s t h e c i t y ’s D i r e c t o r o f P l a n n i n g , V i n c e B e r to n i. B e r to n i a n d h is s ta ff r e p o r t to th e M a y o r. If th e r e a r e c h a n g e s th a t n e e d to b e m a d e to L o s A n g e le s z o n in g , th e y s h o u ld b e m a d e in L o s A n g e le s . W e r e s id e n ts s h o u ld n o t b e e m b a r r a s s e d b y o u r L o s A n g e le s m a y o r e s s e n tia lly s a y in g th a t th e r e a r e p r o b le m s in m a n a g in g h is c ity … a n d th a t h e h a s to s e e k h e lp fr o m th e S ta te L e g is la tu r e to d o s o . F o r M a y o r G a r c e tti to n o t o p p o s e S B 5 0 is th e s a m e a s h is s a y in g h e is in c a p a b le o f g o v e r n in g h is o w n c ity . C o m e o n , M r. M a y o r, sta n d u p to S a c ra m e n to ! S ta n d u p fo r y o u r r e s id e n ts a n d jo in th e L o s A n g e le s C ity C o u n c i l i n o p p o s i n g S B 5 0 . T e l l S a n F r a n c i s c o ’s S e n . W i e n e r th a t y o u a n d y o u r a p p o in te e s a n d c o n s titu e n ts a r e c o m p e te n t — a n d th a t w e c a n p la n fo r th e fu tu r e o f o u r o w n c ity , “ th a n k y o u v e r y m u c h .”

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T h e A s s o c ia tio n r e c e n tly h o s te d its a n n u a l B lo c k C a p ta in s d in n e r a t th e W ils h ir e C o u n tr y C lu b to th a n k o u r h a r d w o r k in g n e tw o r k o f b lo c k c a p ta in s a n d to s h a r e in fo r m a tio n a b o u t th e im p o r ta n t p r o je c ts in H a n c o c k P a r k . B lo c k c a p ta in s h e a r d fr o m th e A s s o c ia tio n C o m m itte e C h a ir s o n s e c u r ity , s tr e e t tr e e s , a n d th e s ta tu s o f c o n c r e te s tr e e ts . A s s o c ia tio n P r e s id e n t C in d y C h v a ta l a ls o ta lk e d a b o u t th e d a n g e r to r e s id e n tia l c o m m u n itie s fr o m S e n a te B ill 5 0 , w h ic h w o u ld a llo w m u lti-s to r y a p a r tm e n ts a n d c o n d o m in u m s to b e d e v e lo p e d n e a r m a s s tr a n s it s ite s . S in c e H a n c o c k P a r k is in th e m id d le o f m a n y m a jo r tr a ffi c a r te r ie s , th is w o u ld m e a n a ll o f H a n c o c k P a r k w o u ld b e o p e n fo r u n c o n tr o lle d d e v e lo p m e n t. F o r tu n a te ly (fo r th is y e a r a t le a s t), a fte r s ig n ifi c a n t e ffo r ts fr o m a s s o c ia tio n s lik e th e H P H O A a n d c itiz e n s th r o u g h o u t th e s ta te , th is b ill w ill n o t g o fo r w a r d .

W e w o u ld lik e to th a n k C o u n c ilm a n D a v id R y u , w h o a tte n d e d th e d in n e r a n d le t u s k n o w th a t th e fi g h t to m a in ta in o u r h is to r ic c o n c r e te s tr e e ts h a s b e e n s u c c e s s fu l. T h e C ity n o w h a s a p la n a n d a b u d g e t to r e p a ir o u r s tr e e ts in c o n c r e te a n d h a s a lr e a d y s ta r te d d o in g s o . T h e C ity w ill a ls o m a n d a te th a t d e v e lo p e r s , c o n tr a c to r s , u tility c o m p a n ie s , a n d /o r a n y o n e e ls e m a k in g a h o le in th e s tr e e t, r e p la c e th e e n tir e s e g m e n t in c o n c r e te . T h is s a v e s o u r s tr e e t fr o m th e d e te r io r a tio n th a t h a s h a p p e n e d b e c a u s e o f h a p h a z a r d r e p a ir s . T h a n k s to o u r C o u n c ilm a n a n d th e h a r d w o r k in g S tr e e t C o m m itte e . o o o R e m e m b e r, H a n c o c k P a r k is a n H P O Z , s o b e s u r e to c h e c k w it h o u r C it y P la n n e r, S u k i G e r s h e n h o r n ( s u k i.g e r s h e n h o r n @ la c it y .o r g ) , b e fo r e s t a r t in g a n y m a jo r la n d s c a p in g o r b e fo r e p la n n in g c h a n g e s to th e e x te r io r o f y o u r h o u s e . T h e H P O Z P r e s e r v a tio n P la n , w h ic h r e g u la te s o u r H P O Z , c a n b e fo u n d a t h t t p ://w w w .p r e s e r v a t io n .la c it y .o r g /h p o z /la /h a n c o c k - p a r k . T h e r e is a ls o a n o n lin e fo r m y o u c a n fi ll o u t to h e lp s p e e d u p th e p r o c e s s ( h t t p ://p r e s e r v a t io n .la c it y .o r g /h p o z /in it ia l.s c r e e n in g . c h e c k lis t). R e p o r t g r a ffi ti s ig h tin g s b y c a llin g 3 1 1 o r a t th e C i t y ’s A n t i - G r a f fi t i R e q u e s t S y s t e m — t i n y u r l . c o m / y y r 3 u n h c —  a n d b y c a llin g H o lly w o o d B e a u t ifi c a t io n , 3 2 3 - 4 6 3 - 5 1 8 0 . Adv.

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z e n s a t th e g r a s s r o o ts le v e l. T h is is th e fo u n d a tio n b lo c k . E le c tin g lo c a l o ffic ia ls w h o r e p r e s e n t o u r c itiz e n s a t th e le v e l o f to w n s h ip s a n d c itie s is th e b a s is fo r a ll e ls e : th e c o u n tie s , s ta te s a n d fin a lly th e fe d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t. L o c a l o ffic ia ls a r e m o s t r e s p o n s iv e a n d a c c o u n ta b le to th e lo c a l c itiz e n r y a n d its n e e d s . L o c a l c o n tr o l o f th e p la n n in g a n d z o n in g fo r o u r n e ig h b o r h o o d s a n d c o m m u n itie s is th e h e a r t o f in te r a c tio n b e tw e e n c itiz e n s a n d t h e ir g o v e r n m e n t . S e n . W i e n e r ’s b i l l s w o u l d p e r m a n e n tly u n d e r m in e o u r d e m o c r a c y . L ik e th e c h a r la ta n h e is , h e d r e s s e s h is a u to c r a tic , a r r o g a n t a n d b la ta n t la n d g r a b fo r b ig c o r p o r a te d e v e lo p e r s in r id ic u lo u s , g r a n d io s e a n d fa ls e c la im s th a t ta k in g a w a y o u r fu n d a m e n ta l r ig h ts a n d h a n d in g th e m o v e r to W a ll S tr e e t fu n d e d c o r p o r a tio n s is s o m e h o w r ig h tin g h is to r ic a l s o c ia l w r o n g s , s o lv in g a ffo r d a b le h o u s in g s h o r ta g e s a n d h e lp in g th e e n v ir o n m e n t e t c . I t ’s a l l j u s t c l a p t r a p a n d p r o p a g a n d a ,  a n d w ill b e v e r y d a n g e r o u s p o lic y if e n a c t e d .  W ie n e r is a s h ill fo r s h a m e le s s a n d ir r e s p o n s ib le o lig a r c h s w h o h a v e n o p r o b le m r a k in g in b illio n s in p r o fits b y r a p in g th e c itie s o f C a lifo r n ia , c a u s in g th e m a s s d is p la c e m e n t o f r e n te r s a n d r o b b in g t h e s t a t e ’s m i l l i o n s o f m u l t i e th n ic , m id d le -c la s s a n d lo w e r-in c o m e h o m e o w n e r s o f th e p r o p e r ty v a lu e s o f th e ir h a r d e a r n e d h o u s e s .  W ie n e r s h o u ld b e s e n t in to p o litic a l o b liv io n fo r b e in g w h a t h e is : s e lf-r ig h te o u s , la c k in g e m p a th y , la c k in g w is d o m , la c k in g a n y r e a l k n o w le d g e o f w h a t is b e s t fo r C a li( P le a s e tu r n to p a g e 8 ) W r ite u s m o n tc h ro y o u r n a m tio n a n d re se rv e th sp a c e a n d

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o lle g e g r a d u a tio n in ia . I w e n t to a d r a fts m a n , d r a ftin g m e c h a n ic a l n ic s .” A s tg ik O u s e p ia n N o r th H o lly w o o d r o w n e r o f B o n n e C h a n c e a r c h m o n t B lv d ., O u s e o p e r a te s a s id e w a lk b o u o n S u n d a y s .)

“ M y fa v o r ite g r a d u a tio n m e m o r y w a s p r o b a b ly m y h ig h s c h o o l g r a d u a t i o n , j u s t b e c a u s e i t ’s a b ig a c h ie v e m e n t a n d y o u d o n ’t r e a liz e it u n t il r ig h t a ft e r.” D .J . J a ik a r ia S t. A n d r e w s P la c e

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An open letter to State Senator Scott Wiener:

SB 50 empowers Wall Street to commoditize housing by right T h e fo llo w in g le tte r fir s t a p p e a r e d in th is fo r m in “ T h e P la n n in g R e p o r t ” ( T P R ) o n M a y 1 5 . S e e t in y u r l.c o m /y 4 t lz m e t. T h e   L a r c h m o n t C h r o n ic le   th a n k s b o th th e a u th o r a n d “ T h e P la n n in g R e p o r t” fo r p e r m is s io n to r e p r o d u c e th e le tte r h e re . H y d e e R . F e ld s te in is a r e tir e d la w y e r w h o n o w s e r v e s a s v ic e p r e s id e n t a n d c o -c h a ir o f th e L a n d U s e C o m m itte e o f t h e P .I .C .O . N e ig h b o r h o o d C o u n c il. S h e p e n n e d t h is o p e n le tte r to S ta te S e n a to r S c o tt W ie n e r, o f S a n F r a n c is c o , id e n tify in g a la r m in g , a n d le g a lly w e ll-c r a fte d , p o c k e tlin in g lo o p h o le s th a t s h e b e lie v e s w o u ld p e r m a n e n tly im p a c t c o m m u n itie s a c r o s s C a lifo r n ia — if S e n a te B ill 5 0 is e n a c te d . In h e r le tte r, F e ld s te in a s s e r ts : “ S B 5 0 h a r m s e x is tin g r e s id e n ts a n d fa v o r s th e in tr u s io n o f n a m e le s s , fa c e le s s c a p it a l in t o o u r h o m e s , w h e t h e r o w n e d o r r e n t e d .” S h e n o te s in th e le tte r th a t S e n a to r B e n A lle n (w h o r e p r e s e n ts t h e lo c a l n e ig h b o r h o o d s w e s t o f P ly m o u t h B lv d .) lis t e n e d a t a T h u r s ., M a y 9 e v e n in g t o w n h a ll m e e t in g in S a n t a M o n ic a , w h e r e b o th h e a n d S e n . W ie n e r a p p e a r e d . S e n . A lle n r e s p o n d e d to c o n s titu e n t c o n c e r n s r a is e d a t th e to w n h a ll a n d c o m m itte d to o p p o s e S B 5 0 , u n lik e S e n a to r W ie n e r, w h o le ft th e to w n h a ll p r io r to q u e s tio n s a n d a fte r s h a r in g h is ta lk in g p o in ts .

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D e a r S e n a to r W ie n e r , M y a p p r o a c h to S B 5 0 is b a se d o n re sp e c t a n d o n th e a s s u m p tio n th a t w e a r e b o th a c tin g in g o o d fa ith . H o w e v e r, I b e lie v e th e im p e tu s b e h in d S B 5 0 s e e k s to m a x im iz e r e a l e s ta te in v e s tm e n t c a p ita l in C a lifo r n ia . S B 5 0 tr e a d s h e a v i l y o n C a l i f o r n i a ’s s o c i a l a n d fin a n c ia l fu tu r e a n d p r o v id e s r o c k e t fu e l to s p e c u la tiv e r e a l e s ta te a n d fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts — th e sa m e m a rk e ts th a t b o o m e d a n d th e n c r a s h e d s o b a d ly in o r p r io r to 2 0 0 7 -2 0 0 8 . I n te n d e d & u n in te n d e d im p a c ts o f S B 5 0 H o u r s h a v e b e e n s p e n t d ig e s tin g th e c o m p le x p r o v is io n s o f S B 5 0 . It is d o u b tfu l th a t le g is la to r s a n d a n a ly s ts u n d e r s ta n d th e im p a c t a n d u n in te n d e d c o n s e q u e n c e s . T h e in e s c a p a b le c o n c lu s io n is th a t S B 5 0 is n o t a b o u t a ffo r d a b le h o u s in g a t a ll, b u t a b o u t p r o v id in g

s c a le , s ta n d a r d iz a tio n a n d c e rta in ty to s e c u r itiz a tio n s a n d fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts . (S e e “ C a p ita l C ity : G e n tr ific a tio n a n d th e R e a l E sta te S ta te ” b y   S a m u e l S t e in , V e r s o , M a r c h 1 2 , 2 0 1 9 .) T o th e e x te n t th a t S B 5 0 is a b o u t h o u s in g s u p p ly , its p r o v is io n s a r e d e s ig n e d to m a x im iz e th e c r e a tio n o f h o u s in g s u p p ly th a t is in v e n to r y -b o u n d fo r g lo b a l c a p ita l m a r k e ts a n d to m in im iz e th e ty p e o f h o u s in g s u p p ly th a t is th e r e s u lt o f g o o d p la n n in g a n d s o c ia lly -fu n c tio n a l r e s id e n tia l n e ig h b o r h o o d s . H o m e o w n e r s h ip r e p r e s e n ts th e v a s t b u lk o f w h a t w e a lth is le ft fo r w o r k in g a n d m id d le c la s s h o m e o w n e r s a n d is th e m o s t c o m m o n w e a lth c r e a tio n e n tr y p o in t fo r w o r k in g a n d m id d le c la s s in d iv id u a ls a n d fa m ilie s , p a r tic u la r ly th o s e o f c o lo r. H o m e o w n e r s h ip , te n a n c y , a n d s m a ll la n d lo r d w e a lth c r e a tio n a r e th e p o c k e t th a t g lo b a l

c a p ita l w a n ts to a p p r o p r ia te fo r its e lf, a n d th e r e is n o q u e s tio n in m y m in d th a t is w h a t S B 5 0 (a s w e ll a s o th e r b ills , lik e S B 3 3 0 a n d A B 1 4 8 5 ) a c c o m p lis h e s . L o s e rs u n d e r S B 5 0 a s c u r r e n tly d r a fte d T e n a n ts a n d in d iv id u a l la n d lo r d s a ls o s ta n d to lo s e u n d e r S B 5 0 . B y its te r m s , S B 5 0 c la im s to e x e m p t r e n ta l p r o p e r ty fo r a lo n g lo o k b a c k ( P le a s e tu r n to p a g e 2 2 )

Summer fun!

S e n d u s p ic tu r e s o f y o u r a d v e n tu r e s n e a r a n d fa r fo r o u r S u m m e r F u n s p e c ia l s e c tio n in th e J u ly is s u e . In c lu d e y o u r n a m e , c o n ta c t in fo r m a tio n (n o t fo r p u b lic a tio n ) a n d a b r ie f c a p tio n to in fo @ la r c h m o n t c h r o n ic le .c o m . D e a d lin e is M o n ., J u n e 1 0 .


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e r s o f th e n o m in a tio n h a d ta k e n tim e o ff fr o m w o r k o n M a y 2 1 a n d m a d e th e ir w a y s d o w n to w n to C ity H a ll fo r a h e a r in g b e fo r e th e P la n n in g a n d L a n d U se M a n a g e m e n t (P L U M ) c o m m itte e o f th e C ity C o u n c il. T h e y a n d th e a p p lic a n ts , M ir a c le M ile R e s id e n tia l A s s o c ia tio n a n d th e L o s A n g e le s C o n s e r v a n c y , w e r e g r e e te d w ith a b ig s u r p r is e — so u n e x p e c te d th a t m o st in th e C o u n c il C h a m b e r s d id n o t e v e n r e a liz e w h a t h a d ju s t h a p p e n e d . A n d it a ls o w a s a c o m p le te s u r p r is e to C o u n c ilm a n D a v id R y u a n d h is s ta ff.

HUDDLE in the Council Chamber re Tom Bergin’s nomination.

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B e r g i n ’s la w y e r B e n ja m in R e z n ik o f J e ffe r M a n g e ls B u tle r & M itc h e ll s o u g h t to h a v e th e m a tte r p o s tp o n e d u n til a fte r t h e C o u n c i l ’s d e a d l i n e t o r a t i f y th e a c tio n o f th e C H C — a n d th e r e b y d e r a il th e d e s ig n a tio n . W h e n w o rd o f w h a t w a s h a p p e n in g in th e P L U M m e e tin g m a d e its w a y u p s ta ir s to C o u n c ilm e m b e r R y u , h e a n d h is c h ie f o f s ta ff, N ic h o la s G r e if, im m e d ia te ly m a d e th e ir w a y s to th e C o u n c il C h a m b e r to c o n fe r w ith C ity s ta ff. R y u , w h o sa y s th a t h e su p p o r ts th e u n a n im o u s r e c o m m e n d a tio n fr o m th e C H C a n d th a t h e w ill a d v o c a te fo r C ity C o u n c il r a tific a tio n , w o r k e d o u t a c o m p r o m is e th a t th e m a tte r w o u ld r e tu r n to P L U M th e fo llo w in g w e e k , M a y 2 8 , w h e r e it w o u ld th e n b e c o n tin u e d a n a d d itio n a l 1 5 d a y s a t th e r e q u e s t o f th e a p p lic a n t. A s o f th e p r in tin g d e a d lin e fo r th e L a r c h m o n t C h r o n ic le , th e tim in g fo r, a n d th e u ltim a t e f a t e o f , t h e T o m B e r g i n ’s n o m in a tio n r e m a in p r o c e d u ra l m y s te r ie s .

WINDSOR SQUARE neighbor Bob Uniack points to the image illustrating “What is an HPOZ?” The image is a photo of the house where he has lived since 1965.

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th e c ity w id e H P O Z O r d in a n c e a n d in c o r p o r a te s s u c c e s s fu l p r o v is io n s fr o m o th e r r e c e n tly a d o p te d P r e s e r v a tio n P la n s , s a id c ity p la n n in g a s s o c ia te K im b e r ly H e n r y la s t m o n th . M o r e in fo r m a tio n is o n lin e : h t t p s ://p r e s e r v a t io n .la c it y .o r g / h p o z /la /w in d s o r-s q u a r e .

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le g is la tio n is in te n s e [s e e g u e s t w r i t e r ’s “ O p e n L e t t e r t o S e n . W ie n e r o n p a g e 2 ], a n d p r o v is io n s o f th e a n ti-s in g le -fa m ily S B 5 0 p r o p o s a l c o u ld c r e e p in to o th e r b ills a s w e ll. C o u n c ilm e m b e r R y u In re sp o n se to S e n . P o rta n t i n o ’s a c t i o n , C o u n c i l m e m b e r D a v id R y u s a id , “ T h e r ig h t th in g h a p p e n e d in th e s ta te S e n a te t o d a y . T h e r e ’s n o d o u b t t h a t o u r s ta te fa c e s a m a jo r h o u s in g s h o r ta g e , b u t d r a c o n ia n s te p s lik e S B 5 0 a r e th e w r o n g w a y to g o . Y o u d o n ’t s o lv e t h is c r is is b y s to m p in g o u t c o m m u n ity in p u t a n d e x c lu d in g p e o p le fr o m p la n n in g th e ir o w n n e ig h b o r h o o d , a n d y o u c e r t a in ly d o n ’t s o lv e it w ith o u t m u c h m o r e a ffo r d a b le h o u s in g .” R y u a d d e d : “ S o lv in g th is h o u s -

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in g c r is is w ill ta k e h a r d c h o ic e s , b u t th e y a r e c h o ic e s w e s h o u ld b e m a k in g to g e th e r. L a s t y e a r, L o s A n g e le s b u ilt m o r e u n its o f h o u s in g th a n a n y o th e r c ity in C a lifo r n ia . If S a c r a m e n to la w m a k e r s w a n t to fin d r e a l s o lu tio n s to th is c r is is , th e y s h o u ld b e lo o k in g to L o s A n g e le s , n o t t r y in g t o ig n o r e o r o v e r r u le u s .” M e e tin g in W e s t A d a m s R e c o g n iz in g th e c h a lle n g e s s till r e m a in in g , h u n d r e d s o f r e s id e n ts g a th e r e d o n M a y 2 2 in J e ffe r s o n P a r k , a t H o lm a n C h u r c h o n W e s t A d a m s B lv d ., to d is c u s s S B 5 0 . T e n s p e a k e r s e x p la in e d th e c h a lle n g e s to p ro p e rty o w n e rs w h o a c tu a lly liv e in th e ir s in g le -fa m ily r e s id e n c e s (a s c o n tr a s te d to a b se n te e c o rp o ra te o w n e rs o f h o u s e s , w h o s ta n d to b e n e fit fr o m th e p r o p o s e d le g is la tio n ). S p e a k e r s in c lu d e d r e s id e n ts ( P le a s e tu r n to p a g e 2 3 )


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RENDERING shows the soon-to-be look of “Larchmont Place.”

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Retail building on Larchmont sold ants new leases at market rents. “Some tenants have already renewed their leases,” he said. When asked about any new tenants, Massachi explained that his firm has not yet begun to market the building, but that he expects new marketing materials to be completed this month. Floret Floral is among the businesses that have renegotiated their leases. Ampersand Boutique, on the other hand, has already relocated to 7424 Beverly Blvd. The owner of Far Corners Antiques has closed up shop to retire. The eponymous owner of the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, which occupies the second floor of the building, said

that she has no plans to move: “My lease is not up so I will be staying here,” said Feury, who added: “We also are welcoming the Fringe Festival here in June for our fifth year, and I’m happy to say that we will be hosting 18 productions for the festival.” The Chronicle contacted Cyndi Finkle, co-owner of two businesses in the building — Artworks Studio and Coffee & Food — but Finkle declined to comment at this time.

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Jewelry repair among new shops Majestic Time Piece has leased the former space of Hans Custom Optic at 419 N. Larchmont Blvd. The longtime jewelry and repair shop at the Original Farmers Market wanted a larger space, acting leasing agent Julie Shin told us. The new store is expected to open this month. Hans Fiebig, 90, recently retired, and his sons have relocated to other locations, their mother and Hans’ daughter Regina Fiebig told us. Topikal CBD retail boutique is opening at 143 N. Larchmont, in the former Perverse Sunglasses space. Owners Gary and Greg Avetisyan will offer creams, oils, bath balms, tinctures and more made of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD has been hailed as

helping a host of medical problems from epileptic seizures to sleeplessness. It was Greg’s arthritis that inspired the business venture. The Avetisyans opened their first store in Tarzana four years ago. The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is popular in states that have legalized medical marijuana. (The FDA has not tested the drug.) In another Boulevard change, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse posted a sign in the window saying “Dear Larchmont… We’ve received an offer on this space and decided to take it.” Mr. Holmes’ space has been subleased, we heard from an employee at the bakery’s Highland Park location. Owner Aaron Caddell did not return calls seeking comment.

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By Billy Taylor A retail building on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue recently was sold to real estate investment and development company MCAP Partners for $6.3 million. The building was home to several long-time Larchmont businesses, including Ampersand Boutique, Artworks Studios and Floret Floral Design. According to MCAP Partners Executive Vice President Alexander Massachi, the company plans to keep the original structure, built in 1925, which now will be called Larchmont Place. “We are repositioning Larchmont Place as a high street retail destination through renovation and re-tenanting,” Massachi told the Chronicle. The new owners tapped Abramson Teiger Architects to update the design using the existing charm and integrity of the 11,946-square-foot twostory building. A rendering shows a white exterior color scheme with red decorative tiles around the windows. The family-owned MCAP Partners is based in Hollywood, and Massachi, who is the son of the firm’s founder, serves as a board member on the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council. When MCAP first purchased the building, Massachi says that it offered all the current ten-


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Irish Import Shop needs a bit of luck and advice from its attorney By Suzan Filipek Founded in 1962, the Irish Import Shop has withstood earthquakes, recessions and encroaching development. Now the tiny shop faces what may be its biggest challenger yet. “The shop is facing a lawsuit from someone who, with his attorney, has filed numerous similar suits throughout Southern California. If the lawsuit is successful, it would force the shop to close,” owner Thom MacNamara writes on gofundme.com. MacNamara set up the site soon after being hit with a $10,000 lawsuit in January by Encino-based attorney Morse Mehrban representing Christopher Martinez. It would not be the first time Mehrban sought damages for his legally hard-of-hearing client. In fact, it would be the 119th time he has sued (mostly) small businesses for not providing hearing devices since 2017. An update to the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 2010 requires an

SHOP OWNER Thom MacNamara says a lawsuit may force him to close the 57-year-old shop.

assistive listening system in assembly areas. There are numerous cases attributed to this attorney — pages and pages of which have been docketed at legislativedisgrace.com and tinyurl. com/yx9ksxxg. Mehrban did not return phone calls seeking comment. What happened? Allegedly Martinez attended

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a stand-up comedy show last July in the tiny theater space set in a small corner in the back of the little Irish Import Shop, in a mini-mall at 742 Vine St., and allegedly MacNamara asked for an audioenhancement device. MacNamara thought a microphone amplified through speakers in the tiny Wren Theater would be sufficient. He would bring a hearing enhancement device if requested ahead, but was not aware of the federal requirement to have such equipment on hand. So it was a surprise when he was served, six months later, in January, with the civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. “It’s ridiculous that he has 119 cases. He’s going out purposefully,” said MacNamara of the plaintiff. Not all of the 119 defendants

are small businesses. Among the group is California Pizza Kitchen, which was sued because Martinez claimed he couldn’t hear the restaurant’s piped-in background music. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael M. Dest ruled in favor of CPK, opining that, while the ADA requires a hearing device for performance venues, music is not essential to the dining experience and that, therefore, Martinez was not discriminated against. Most of the defendants, however, aren’t staffed with a team of lawyers and settle out of court for a fraction of what are up-to-$100,000 lawsuits. The owner of The Complex Theatre in Hollywood settled for $6,000, according to an article on stageraw.com (“The Complex Theatre stung by lawsuit over hearing-aid devices,” Jan. 15, 2019). MacNamara is hoping to take his fight all the way to court by raising $20,000 on the gofundme site and with the help of attorney and shop patron Christine Wilson of Tyler & Wilson LLP on Wilshire Blvd. “Thom has always accommodated deaf people, people in wheelchairs…,” said Wilson. “When you get a case like this and you know Thom MacNamara to be someone who would never, ever… he’s one of the most friendly, accommodating people.” Another shop patron, who is legally deaf and brings her own assisted-hearing device, is “mad at this guy for misrepresenting her. If she goes anywhere she’ll take care of herself or let them know she’s coming,” MacNamara said. Thus far, 70 people have donated $4,886 of the $20,000 goal. “We’re in good shape. I think it’s going to work out…” said MacNamara, whose Irish roots run deep; his family hailed from the green isle, and he was executive director for the Celtic Arts Center in North Hollywood for many years. Clan Craic Since taking over the shop in 2016, he has fostered an after-hours cultural gathering called Clan Craic (meaning party clan in Gaelic). An e-mail address is the price of membership, now numbering 4,500. (Visit irishimportshop.

com to sign up.) “Last year we had a stand-up comedy night for Clan Craic members and their guests, free of charge,” MacNamara wrote on his gofundme page. “One of the comedians invited others on Eventbrite, and it caught the attention of the plaintiff who is now suing the shop.” Like other brick and mortar (Please turn to page 20)

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We are an elected advisory body to the City of Los Angeles, made up of volunteer stakeholders who are devoted to the mission of improving our communities and bringing government closer to us.

GWNC Water Wise Garden Tour Please join us on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m., at Memorial LA High Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019, for the GWNC Sustainability Committee’s Third Water Wise Garden Tour. This year’s tour will showcase gardens in the historic neighborhoods of Windsor Square and Ridgewood Wilton. For questions or more information, please email sustainability@greaterwilshire.org.

Join the Conversation All GWNC meetings are open to the public. Agenda items may be submitted to info@greaterwilshire.org Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm Ebell of Los Angeles – Dining Room 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., 90005 Land Use Committee

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30pm Marlborough School – Collins Room, D-200 250 S. Rossmore Ave., 90004 Outreach Committee

1st Saturday of the month at 9:00am Bricks & Scones Café 403 N. Larchmont Blvd., 90004 Environmental & Sustainability Committee

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00pm Marlborough School – Collins Room, D-200, 250 S. Rossmore Ave., 90004 Transportation Committee

Monday, July 15, 7:00pm Marlborough School – Collins Room, D-200 250 S. Rossmore Ave., 90004

www.greaterwilshire.org info@greaterwilshire.org

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A fte r m o r e th a n th r e e y e a r s o f fig h tin g fo r th e s e r e fo r m s , in c lu d in g tw o e a r lie r m o tio n s c a llin g fo r a d e v e lo p e r d o lla r b a n , w e a r e n o w c lo s e r to a c le a n e r g o v e r n m e n t th a n e v e r b e fo r e . In M a y , th e C ity C o u n c il a p p r o v e d m y m o tio n to b r in g a n e n d to d e v e lo p e r d o n a tio n s a n d d e v e lo p e r b e h e s te d p a y m e n ts — w h ic h is a d o n a tio n t o a n e l e c t e d o f f i c i a l ’s p r e f e r r e d c h a r ity . T h is c a m e a fte r b o th th e C ity E th ic s C o m m is s io n a n d th e C ity C o u n c il R u le s C o m m itte e r e c o m m e n d e d a d d in g d e v e lo p e r s to a lis t o f r e s tr ic te d s o u r c e s , w h ic h a r e b a r r e d fr o m d o n a tin g in lo c a l c a m p a i g n s . W i t h t h e C o u n c i l ’s a c tio n , th e c ity a tto r n e y w ill b e g in d r a w in g u p d r a ft o r d in a n c e s to m a k e th is c a m p a ig n fin a n c e r e fo r m m o v e m e n t in to a la w th a t is e ffe c tiv e , e n fo r c e a b le a n d le g a lly s o u n d . F o r y e a r s , p e o p le h a v e to ld u s th is c o u ld n o t b e d o n e . I h e a rd , o v e r a n d o v e r, h o w

th e r e w a s n o w a y w e c o u ld g e t d e v e lo p e r m o n e y o u t o f p o litic s . “ T h is is th e w a y it h a s b e e n d o n e , a n d L o s A n g e le s w ill a lw a y s b e a c ity o f b a c k r o o m d e a ls a n d s h a d o w y p o w e r b r o k e r s ,” I w a s t o ld . B u t t h is c h e r r y -p ic k s h is to r y . T h e tr u th is , it c a n b e d o n e . In 2 0 1 1 , a fte r t h e S u p r e m e C o u r t ’s C i t i z e n s U n ite d d e c is io n , th e S e c o n d C ir c u it C o u r t o f A p p e a ls m a d e c le a r th a t “ p u b lic p e r c e p tio n o f q u id p r o q u o c o r r u p tio n … a lo n e ju s tifie s lim ita tio n s o r a n o u t r ig h t b a n .” T h a t p r e c e d e n t h o ld s to th is d a y , a n d th e p e r c e p tio n th a t d e v e lo p e r s h a v e u n d u e in flu e n c e o v e r c ity p o litic s is v e r y

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b e a c ity o f e m p o w e r e d n e ig h b o r s , s tr o n g c o m m u n itie s a n d a c tiv e p a r tic ip a tio n in b u ild in g a b e tte r c ity . A c ity w h e r e e v e r y v o ic e c a n b e h e a r d a n d e v e r y n e ig h b o r h o o d h a s fa ir r e p r e s e n ta tio n . A c ity d r iv e n b y its p e o p le . It w ill ta k e a lo t o f w o r k , a n d a lo t o f r e fo r m , to g e t t h e r e — b u t w e ’r e c lo s e r th a n y o u th in k .

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Community Meeting

On Monday, June 10, the Windsor Village Association will host a community meeting in Harold Henry Park. The meeting will be held at 7:00 on the Lucerne side of the park near the picnic tables. The invited guests are Councilman David Ryu, new police Captain Tim Nordquist of the LAPD Wilshire Division, and neighborhood leader John Kaliski. Our speakers will be addressing topics of particular interest to the community, specifically safety, traffic, and updates about the HPOZ. Refreshments will be served. All residents are welcome!

SO LONG, CARL. Larchmont’s favorite postman, Carl Mitchell, will retire next month. Read our feature in the July issue.

Windsor Village Association 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., #183, Los Angeles, CA 90004 windsorvillageassn@gmail.com

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th is in c r e d ib le o r c h e s tr a th a t r a n k s a m o n g t h e w o r l d ’s t o p m u s ic a l e n s e m b le s .” A m o n g th e fe s tiv e fe a tu r e s o f th e g a la w e r e a c u r a te d s ile n t a u c tio n , c r a fte d c o c k ta ils a n d a s u m p tu o u s d in n e r p r e p a r e d b y C h e f Ig o r K r ic h m a r. T h e r e to fe a s t o n b u tte r p o a c h e d lo b s te r w e r e D a r y l a n d J im T w e r d a h l, A n n a n d R o b e r t R o n u s , L o u is e a n d B r a d E d g e r to n , T r is h a n d B ill F lu m e n b a u m a n d g a la c o c h a ir s C a r o l H e n r y w ith h u s b a n d W a r n e r a n d A n n e -M a r ie S p a ta ru . P r o c e e d s fu n d th e e n s e m b l e ’s e d u c a t i o n a l o u t r e a c h . • •  • T h e J o h n W a y n e C a n c e r I n s titu te A u x ilia r y h o n o r e d n e u r o lo g is t a n d n e u r o -o n c o lo g is t D r. S a n to s h K e s a r i, a n d D a n H a y , p r e s id e n t o f P r e m ie r G ir ls F a s tp itc h , a t th e 3 4 th O d y s s e y B a ll M a y 4 a t th e M o n ta g e B e v e r ly H ills . F o llo w in g th e a w a r d s p r e s e n ta tio n , a u c tio n e e r R ic k W e r n e r le d a s p ir ite d liv e a p p e a l s e s s io n b r in g in g in c lo s e to $ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 fo r c a n c e r r e s e a r c h . J o in in g m e m b e r s o f th e W a y n e fa m ily fo r a c h a m p a g n e to a s t w e r e G lo r ia a n d J o h n G e b b ia a n d p h ila n th r o p is t R u th W e il. •  •  • H o s p ita l s u p p o r t a ls o is th e m is s io n o f C h ild r e n ’s C h a in o f C h ild r e n ’s H o s p it a l. A s p e c ia l e v e n t fo r m e m b e r s a n d g u e s ts w a s a c la s s y r e c e p tio n a n d b o o k ta lk h e ld a t th e D io r b o u tiq u e o n R o d e o D r iv e M a y 1 8 . “ D io r a n d h is D e c o r a to r s ” is a b r a n d -n e w b o o k b y d e s ig n e r a n d d e s ig n h is to r ia n , M a u r e e n F o o te r. T h e a u th o r, e le g a n tly m o d e lin g

CHILDREN’S CHAIN of Children’s Hospital supporters at Dior on Rodeo Drive included (from left) Anne Ziegler Manson, Annette Tapert Allen, Georgia Tapert Howe, and Georgia’s daughter, Byrdie.

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LACO honorees Margaret Batjer and Jaime Martin.

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Don’t Squander Your Legacy! Admit it — your kids will blow the money you leave them. Instilling the importance of leadership and service to others stands a better chance of lasting throughout their lifetime, and is more likely to benefit society to boot. Please join your neighbors and explore all the good that local Rotarians are doing to improve the lives of others in Los Angeles and around the globe. Parking is free, and the lunch is fantastic, too!

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p r e s id e n t M a h lo n L a w to n . O ffic e r s w e r e e le c te d fo r th e c o m in g y e a r, a n d c o m m itte e re p o rts w e re p re se n te d . T h e d a y ’s h i g h l i g h t w a s t h e t a l k b y A u x ilia r y m e m b e r J o A n n R a tk o v i t c h ’s s p o u s e , W a y n e . A u x ilia r y m e m b e r s D a r y l T w e r d a h l a n d G r a c e F r itz in g e r o r g a n iz e d th e lu n c h e o n a n d p r o g r a m . W a y n e , th e in te r n a tio n a lly r e c o g n iz e d r e a l e s ta te d e v e lo p e r, w a s in tr o d u c e d b y T w e r d a h l, w h o s p o k e o f th e W in d s o r S q u a r e r e s id e n t a s a “ tr e a s u r e o f L o s A n g e le s a n d a ls o a d e a r fr ie n d .” H is t a lk th e n to u c h e d o n d e c a d e s o f r e c e n t L o s A n g e le s h is to r y in v o lv in g la n d m a r k b u ild in g s lik e T h e W ilte r n a n d la n d m a r k r e s id e n ts lik e H o w a r d H u g h e s . T h e a p p la u s e w a s lo n g a n d e n th u s ia s tic . A n d , th a t sa m e d a y, o n o n e o f th e o th e r p a tio s o f th e c lu b h o u s e , L o s A n g e le s P o lic e R e s e r v e F o u n d a tio n p r e s id e n t K a r la A h m a n s o n , H a n c o c k P a r k , a n d c o -p r e s id e n t M ic h a e l S e lla r s a s s e m b le d th e ir b o a r d fo r a lu n c h e o n m e e tin g . A m o n g th e fifte e n s ta lw a r ts g a th e r e d fo r th e m e e tin g w a s fe llo w fo u n d a tio n d ir e c to r M a r k H u tc h in s , W in d s o r S q u a r e . • •  • A n n u a l m e e tin g s s e e m to b e a b ig p a r t o f M a y , a n d o n e o f th e m o s t fa b u lo u s is th e y e a r ly c o n v e n in g o f th e la d ie s o f T h e B lu e R ib b o n in th e G r a n d H a ll o f T h e M u s i c C e n t e r ’s D o r o t h y C h a n d le r P a v ilo n . T h e b u ild in g is , o f c o u r s e , n a m e d fo r t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ’s f o u n d e r . A t t h i s y e a r ’s l u n c h e o n , M a y 2 2 , th e n e a r ly 1 4 0 B lu e R ib b o n m e m b e r s in a tte n d a n c e w e l-

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a n d B B B S L A B o a r d P r e s id e n t B r o c k M o s e le y . • •  • It w a s a ll a b o u t th e b o y s a n d g ir ls a g a in M a y 9 . B o y s a n d G ir ls C lu b s o f A m e r ic a h o n o r e d o n e o f th e ir c e le b r a te d a lu m n i, tw o -tim e E m m y a w a r d w in n in g h o s t o f “ E x tr a ” M a r io L o p e z . S o m e 8 0 0 su p p o rte rs a n d fr ie n d s p a c k e d th e B e v e r ly H ilto n B a llr o o m . S a b r in a M c F a r la n d w o n th e P a c ific Y o u th o f th e Y e a r A w a rd a n d th e P r in c e to n P r iz e . S h e is h e a d e d to B a r n a r d C o lle g e in th e fa ll. E v e n t c o -c h a ir s J o h n L y n c h , E r ic S h a n k s , S te v e L a y to n a n d B y r o n R o th p r o u d ly a p p la u d e d th e d e te r m in a tio n o f th e s e y o u n g p e o p le to o v e rc o m e th e ir c h a lle n g e s . •  •  • A n d fu r th e r e a s t a t th e A r d e n B o u le v a r d h o m e o f R e b e c c a C a n n o m D o e ssa n t a n d h e r h u sb a n d E m m a n u e l, a r e c e p tio n w a s h e ld fo r th e G a y le M ille r L e a d e r s o f C h a n g e S c h o la r s h ip F u n d th a t g ra n ts a w a rd s to stu d e n ts fr o m th e A llia n c e fo r C o lle g e R e a d y P u b lic S c h o o ls . A w h o p p in g $ 1 7 5 ,0 0 0 w a s d is tr ib u te d . T h e v e r y g e n e r o u s g r o u p r a is e d $ 9 0 ,0 0 0 fo r fu t u r e s c h o la r s h ip s . G u e s ts in c lu d e d H a n n a h C a n n o m M o o re a n d h u s b a n d A a r o n , J e n n ife r a n d B ill F a in a n d P h y llis C a n n o m . “ Y o u n g p e o p le w ill h a v e th e s e e d s y o u b u r y in th e ir m in d s , a n d w h e n th e y g ro w u p , th e y w ill c h a n g e t h e w o r ld .” J a c k M a (e x e c u tiv e c h a ir, A lib a b a G r o u p ) A n d t h a t ’s t h e c h a t !

HOSTS Emmanuel and Rebecca Doessant join Jennifer and Bill Fain, Phyllis Cannom, Hannah Cannom Moore and Aaron Moore.

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T h e m o n th o f M a y b e g a n w ith th e m o st su c c e s s fu l Jo g -A T h o n fu n d r a is e r e v e r. S tu d e n ts r a is e d m o n e y fo r a ll n e w iM a c s fo r o u r c o m p u te r la b . O u r s e c o n d g r a d e r s r e c e iv e d th e s a c r a m e n t o f th e E u c h a r is t o n M a y 5 a t C a th e d ra l C h a p e l C h u rc h . N e x t, th e sc h o o l h o n o re d M a ry a s th e M o th e r o f G o d d u r in g o u r a n n u a l M a y C r o w n in g o n M a y 1 0 . T h e 8 th a n d 2 n d g ra d e rs b ro u g h t h e r b e a u tifu l flo w e r s a n d c r o w n e d h e r a s w e s a n g h e r p r a is e . W e h e ld o u r a n n u a l C h a p e l A r t S h o w d is p la y in g ite m s th a t c o u ld r iv a l th e m a s te r s . S tu d e n ts in fifth th r o u g h e ig th g r a d e s p e r fo r m e d “ T h e W iz ” fo r th e ir s p r in g m u s ic a l. S p ir it D a y w a s fille d w ith fu n a n d la u g h t e r , a n d w e c e l e b r a t e d G o d ’s g i f t s d u r in g th e a n n u a l C h a p e l T a le n t S h o w . S u m m e r h e re w e c o m e !

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Summer Life Drawing Workshops at Ann Bridges Art Studio Four 5 day life drawing workshops are scheduled this summer. This is a very good way to learn to draw the human form for beginners and for artists who want to advance their skills and strengthen their portfolios. Professional artist models at each class and all supplies included.

5 day Life Drawing workshops — 9:30 - 1 pm week 1 June 17-June 21 week 2 July 8-July 12

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fully on May 4 in Burbank, California. George was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Betty and George, and grew up in Chicago before moving to Long Beach, California. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School, Long Beach in 1966. In 1970, he graduated from Gonzaga University, where he worked as a DJ for the Gonzaga radio station and developed a lifelong passion for music. His love of rock and roll, particularly The Rolling Stones, never waned. After graduation, he moved back to California and became a skilled and hard-working accountant who cared deeply about helping his clients, most recently at Davidson Accountancy Corporation in Sherman Oaks, CA, where he worked for the past 26 years. Friendly and engaging, George loved walking his dogs and talking with people in his beloved Larchmont neighborhood where everyone knew him. He was a loyal friend and brother who was always ready to listen and help anyone who needed it. George was a truly unique, kind-hearted man who lived life on his own terms. He will be fondly remembered for his upbeat, free-spirited nature, unique personal style, grey ponytail, ready, beaming

smile and bright blue eyes. George is survived by his parents, Betty and George, brothers Michael, Patrick (Cindy), Brian (Michal), and Dennis (Karen); and sisters Sue, Mary Beth (Bob) Del Mese, and Kathleen; his nieces and nephews Marisa (Andy), Lauren, Alexandra, Briana, Brittany, Lindsay, Caitlin (Jene), Daniel, Sean, Kelly, Christine (Zach), Jennifer, Gabrielle, Michelle, Raphaelle, Morgan, Taylor, Luke, Cormac and Ryan, and grandnieces and grandnephews McKenzie, Scarlett, Benjamin, Max, Warren and Olivia. George had a wonderfully warm and close relationship with his Brennan cousins who were a second family to him: Helen Baumann, Mary (John) Cliby, Jimmy (Judy), Tommy (Shanlee), and their many children and grandchildren who embraced George’s spirit and fun-loving energy. A mass celebrating George’s life will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, 310 S. Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 where George served as a Eucharistic Minister for the past several years. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in George’s name to the ASPCA, St. Brendan’s Catholic Church or a charity of your choosing.


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p e r io d , b u t th e in fo r m a tio n d a ta b a s e n e c e s s a r y to e n fo r c e th e s e p r o v is io n s d o e s n o t e x is t. E v e n if it d id , w h a t a b o u t s tr u c tu r e s d e v e lo p e d w ith in th e r e le v a n t p e r io d o f tim e a n d h e ld a s v a c a n t la n d ? T h e r e is n o tim e fr a m e fo r th e d e m o litio n o f s tr u c tu r e s to c o n v e r t th e p a r c e l in to v a c a n t la n d , a n d th a t is a b ig lo o p h o le . S m a ll o r in d iv id u a l la n d lo r d s (lik e m e c u r r e n tly ) o fte n r e ly o n r e n ta l in c o m e to liv e a n d , o u t o f s h e e r e c o n o m ic n e c e s s ity , a r e r e s p o n s iv e to th e n o r m a l s u p p ly a n d d e m a n d flu c tu a tio n s in th e h o u s in g m a r k e ts . In a d o w n m a r k e t, lik e th e o n e w e e x p e r ie n c e d in 2 0 0 8 -2 0 1 1 , “ m o m a n d p o p ” la n d lo r d s n e c e s s a r ily lo w e r e d r e n ts in r e s p o n s e to v a c a n c ie s . T h e d e v e lo p m e n t, s e c u r itie s , a n d s e c u r itiz a tio n m a r k e ts h a v e n o s u c h c o n s tr a in t. R e n ts fo r n e w d e v e lo p m e n ts r e m a in s tu b b o r n ly h ig h a n d o c c u p a n c y r a te s c o n s is te n tly lo w , o fte n fo r y e a r s a fte r c o m p le tio n w h e n r e n ta l r a te s a r e d e te r m in e d b y th e y ie ld a n d c a s h flo w p r o m is e d to in v e s to r s . T h e se m a rk e ts h a v e d e e p p o c k e ts a n d p a tie n t c a p ita l, s o u n lik e a n in d iv id u a l o w n e r fa c in g m o r tg a g e , ta x , a n d in s u ra n c e p a y m e n ts , a s w e ll a s th e n e e d to fu n d liv in g e x p e n s e s , R E IT s a n d s e c u r itiz a tio n s c r e a te u n its th a t w ill s it o n th e m a r k e t u n til th e y a ttr a c t th e h ig h r e n ta ls p r o m is e d to in v e s to r s o r u n til th e y a r e w a s h e d o u t b y a c ra sh a n d e m e rg e o n th e o th e r s id e o f C h a p te r 1 1 b a n k r u p tc y p r o c e e d in g s , r e o rg a n iz e d o r s o ld , b u t s till in th e h a n d s o f in v e s tm e n t c a p ita l. O u r d iffe r in g p e r s p e c tiv e s m a y o r ig in a te fr o m o u r d iffe re n t w o r k e x p e r ie n c e s . I s p e n t a t le a s t 2 5 y e a r s o f m y 3 0 -y e a r c a r e e r p r a c tic in g la w in th e fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts (b o th a s a b o o m -p e r io d b a n k in g , fin a n c e a n d fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts la w y e r

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a n d a s a b u s t-p e r io d b u s in e s s , fin a n c e a n d fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts b a n k r u p tc y la w y e r ). M y in te n t is N O T to a tta c k y o u p e r s o n a lly o r a s c r ib e b a d m o tiv e s to y o u r p e r s is te n t s u p p o r t o f th e s e ty p e s o f b ills . It is p o s s ib le th a t y o u h a v e b e e n p e r s u a d e d a n d h o ld th e h o n e s t b e lie f th a t m o r e h o u s in g s u p p ly o f a n y ty p e is a w a y to fix th e h o m e le s s n e s s c r is is o r t h e h o u s in g s h o r t a g e . B u t I a m w r itin g to m a k e a p u b lic p le a to y o u , 1 2 0 s ta te le g is la to rs , a n d G o v e rn o r N e w s o m to r e c o g n iz e th a t S B 5 0 is n o t a p a th o u t o f a h o u s in g o r h o m e le s s n e s s c r is is a t a ll. In d e e d , it w o u ld r e s u lt in m a s s iv e d is p la c e m e n t, c r e a te g r e a te r w e a lth d is p a r ity , a n d b u ild z o n e d h o u s in g th a t is in c r e a s in g ly s e g r e g a te d b y e c o n o m ic c la s s , s o c ia l s ta n d in g , w e a lth , a n d c r e d itw o r th in e s s . A p p a r e n t im p e tu s b e h in d S B 5 0 P r o v id in g in c e n tiv e s to c a p ita l-s ta r v e d a r e a s h a s o fte n b e e n a to o l o f, b u t n e v e r s h o u ld b e a s u b s titu te fo r, g o o d p la n n in g . S B 5 0 r e m o v e s lo c a l c o n tr o l a n d a n y p la n n in g fu n c tio n e n tir e ly e v e n th o u g h w e h a v e n o la c k o f c a p ita l s e e k in g y ie ld , th e r e b y le a v in g o u r h o m e s a t r is k to in v e s tm e n t m a r k e ts — th e sa m e m a rk e ts th a t b o o m e d a n d th e n c r a s h e d s o b a d ly in o r

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p r io r to 2 0 0 7 -2 0 0 8 . F r o m tim e s h a r e s to th e z o m b ie C D O m o r tg a g e le n d e r s to w h a t I h a v e b e e n in fo r m e d is a m o r e r e c e n t in v e s tm e n t p r o d u c t, p a r tic u la r ly a ttr a c tiv e to in v e s to r s in C h in a : th e N B O (N e v e r B e e n O c c u p ie d ) v a c a n t u n its in te n d e d to s ta y v a c a n t a s in v e n to r y h e ld fo r r e s a le o r r e n ta l b u t o n ly a fte r a p p r e c ia tio n ta r g e ts a r e m e t. T h e v a c a n t u n it d y n a m ic is p la y in g o u t in th e p u rc h a se o f m a rk e t ra te s ta r te r u n its a s in H o u s to n  (s e e M a y 2 0 , 2 0 1 9 , “H o u sto n C h ro n ic le ” a r t ic le a t t in y u r l.c o m /y 6 k l7 h u c ) a n d in th e d r a m a o f th e s till h a lf-v a c a n t b illio n a ir e s ’ r o w in N e w Y o r k C ity . M o s t o f th e p r o v is io n s a n d a m e n d m e n ts in S B 5 0 a r e in d u s tr y -d r iv e n . B y   o m is s io n , th e b ill w o u ld p e r m it s in g le fa m ily M c M a n s io n s a n d c o m p o u n d s o n lo ts z o n e d fo r s in g le fa m ily a n d d u p le x r e s id e n c e s . [ S e e N o t e 1 a t e n d o f le t t e r.] C it iz e n s h a v e a h a r d tim e b e lie v in g S a c r a m e n to c o u ld p o s s ib ly d o s o m e th in g lik e th is : u p z o n e a lo w -d e n s ity p a r c e l, b u t n o t r e q u ir e a s in g le u n it o f a d d itio n a l h o u s in g , e n c o u r a g in g M c M a n s io n s a n d lu x u r y , o u t-o fs c a le to w n h o u s e s o r r o w h o u s e s w ith o u t a n y a d d itio n a l h o u s in g a n d w ith o u t a n y a ffo r d a b ility c o m p o n e n t.

At a bare minimum, SB 50 should ONLY apply to multifamily residential housing, and must exclude any singlefamily neighborhood project or single-family housing development. If y o u d o n o th in g e ls e , p le a s e a m e n d S B 5 0 to e n su re th a t n o d e v e lo p m e n t is e lig ib le fo r its e n title m e n ts u n le s s th e d e v e lo p m e n t a t le a s t d o u b le s th e h o u s in g s u p p ly th a t it r e p la c e s o r fo r w h ic h a p a r c e l is z o n e d . T h is is in v e s to r-d r iv e n a n d a d d s n o th in g to h o u s in g s u p p ly o f a n y ty p e . A b ig g e r s in g le -fa m ily h o u s e , fo r e x a m p le , o n a lo t th a t u s e d to h a v e a d u p le x , a c tu a lly r e d u c e s h o u s in g s u p p ly , b u t m a x im iz e s th e m o r tg a g e lo a n d o lla r s th a t c a n b e s y n d ic a te d o r s e c u r itiz e d . A t a b a r e m in im u m , S B 5 0 s h o u ld O N L Y a p p ly to m u ltifa m ily r e s id e n tia l h o u s in g , a n d m u s t e x c lu d e a n y s in g le -fa m ily n e ig h b o r h o o d p r o je c t o r s in g le fa m ily h o u s in g d e v e lo p m e n t to e n s u r e th e r e is a n in c r e a s e in h o u s in g s u p p ly in e x c h a n g e fo r S B 5 0 ’s d e n s i t y e n t i t l e m e n t s . In c lu s io n a r y h o u s in g fo r a ffo r d a b le h o u s in g is fu ll o f s u c c e s s s to r ie s fo r r e s id e n ts , b u t r e m o v in g th e r e q u ir e m e n t fo r in c lu s io n a r y h o u s in g to b e o n s ite is a n o d to fin a n c ia l m a rk e t in v e s tm e n t p o o ls . T h e r e is n o d e v e lo p e d m a r k e t fo r m ix e d m a r k e t r a te / a ffo r d a b le r e s id e n tia l p r o je c ts , p a r tic u la r ly n o t n o w th a t S A L T (s ta te a n d lo c a l ta x d e d u c tio n s ) o r th e F e d e r a l Jo b s A c t a n d T a x C u ts A c t h a v e

lim ite d th e ta x c r e d its fo r th e s e p r o je c ts . In c lu d in g p a r c e ls th a t a r e tw o -th ir d s r e s id e n tia l a n d o n e -th ir d “ n o n -r e s id e n tia l” in r e s id e n tia l n e ig h b o r h o o d s is a n a th e m a to r e s id e n ts w h o fa v o r m ix e d -u s e a lo n g e x is tin g c o m m e r c ia l c o r r id o r s — b u t th e r e is a n in v e s tm e n t m a r k e t fo r th a t ty p e o f d e v e lo p m e n t, g a in in g s c a le a t th e R E IT le v e l in p a r tic u la r in th e 2 0 1 6 -2 0 1 7 tim e fr a m e . I n te n tio n a lly o r u n in te n tio n a lly p e r m itte d b y S B 5 0 A fiv e -s to r y , m ix e d -u s e p r o je c t w ith a liq u o r o r g r o c e r y s to r e , r e s ta u r a n t, g y m , flo r is t, o r c a n n a b is fa c ility in th e m id d le o f a r e s id e n tia l z o n e is u n h e a r d o f, a n d y e t th a t is w h a t S B 5 0 a p p e a r s to a llo w . A n d in th e m o s t u n d e m o c r a tic w a y b y fa ilin g to p r e s e r v e n o tic e o r r e v ie w r e q u ir e m e n ts fo r a n y o n e . S B 5 0 ’s p r o v i s i o n s c o n f e r a   w in d fa ll to d e v e lo p e r s   w ith o u t r e q u ir in g a n y p a y m e n t o r fe e . (S e e “ B la n k e t U p z o n in g … ” b y M ic h a e l S to r p e r in “ T h e P la n n in g R e p o r t” a t tin y u r l. c o m /y 6 4 4 7 y u t .) A b s e n c e o f L o c a l A u th o r ity , P u b lic N o tic e S B 5 0 o v e r r id e s lo c a l c o n tr o l a n d fa ils to p r e s e r v e p u b lic n o tic e . U n d e r th e b ill, lo c a l c o n tr o l w o u ld b e c o m e a c a fe te r ia -s ty le m e n u o f c h o ic e s fr o m w h ic h d e v e lo p e r s m a y s e le c t o n a w ild c a r d , p a r c e l-b y -p a rc e l b a s is . C o n s e q u e n tly , S B 5 0 w o u ld e n s u r e th a t th e in v e s tm e n t c a p ita l a n d th e fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts a lw a y s h o ld th e d e a l e r ’s c h o i c e a n d w i l l a l w a y s s e le c t th e ty p e o f p r o je c t b a s e d o n w h a t in v e s tm e n t p r o d u c t w ill s e ll to th e p u b lic (o r th e p u b l i c ’s p e n s i o n p l a n s ) a t t h e c h e a p e s t p r ic in g fo r c a p ita l. T h e w in n e r s T h e d e c k is s ta c k e d a g a in s t h o m e o w n e r s , te n a n ts , fu tu r e o w n e rs a n d re n te rs w h e n e v e r a n d w h e r e v e r in v e s tm e n t c a p ita l p o o ls d o m in a te h o u s in g . S B 5 0 is a n ti-d e m o c r a tic a n d a n ti-c itiz e n p a r tic ip a tio n . B y th e tim e o f th e n e x t c r a s h , s p e c u la to r s a n d in v e s to r s w ill h a v e e x h a u ste d e n o u g h h o u sin g in v e n to r y a c q u ir e d s in c e th e la s t b u s t to e m e r g e r ic h e r a n d b e tte r o ff. A t le a s t s o m e o f th e in v e s to r s , p a r tic u la r ly in th e N B O m a r k e ts , w ill h a v e c u s h io n e d th e ir d o w n s id e s w ith th e a c q u is itio n o f E B 5 v is a s .

S in g le - o r tw o -fa m ily d w e llin g s w ill b e le ft w ith s u n k e n p r o p e r ty v a lu e s in th e c r a s h th a t fo llo w s , a n d th e m a r k e t w ill a g a in b e r ip e fo r fu n d s a n d o th e r lo n g -te r m p o o ls o f c a p ita l to a c q u ir e p r o p e r ty a n d h o ld a s in v e n to r y fo r th e g r e a te s t g a in in th e n e x t c y c le . D e v e lo p e r s a n d in v e s tm e n t p r o fe s s io n a ls n e e d n e w s o u r c e s o f s u p p ly to r e m a in in b u s in e s s . T h a t is p r e c is e ly w h y W a ll S tr e e t h a s c o n tin u e d to b u y m o r e r e a l e s ta te — b u t a t th e b o tto m , sta rte r h o m e , e n d o f th e m a rk e t. In te re s ts u n p ro te c te d b y S B 5 0 A r e s id e n tia l c o m m u n ity , w h e th e r u rb a n , su b u rb a n , o r r u r a l, is m a d e o f m o r e th a n ju s t s tr u c tu r e s . R e s id e n ts c a r e a b o u t a n d n e e d p la n n in g fo r o p e n s p a c e , u r b a n c a n o p ie s , in fr a s tr u c tu r e , u tilitie s , c ity s e rv ic e s , s c h o o ls , p a r k s , e v a c u a tio n ro u te s, a n d o th e r e m e rg e n c y p la n s . N o n e o f th a t r e a lly m a tte rs to a b se n te e o w n e rs o r R E IT la n d lo r d s , a n d th e fa c t is , S B 5 0 p ro te c ts n o n e o f th a t. S o e v e n ig n o r in g th e is s u e o f lo c a l c o n tr o l, S B 5 0 h a r m s e x is tin g r e s id e n ts a n d c itiz e n s a n d fa v o r s th e in tr u s io n o f n a m e le s s , fa c e le s s c a p ita l in to o u r h o m e s , w h e th e r o w n e d o r r e n t e d . W h e n e v e r v a s t a m o u n ts o f r e s id e n tia l r e a l e s ta te a r e c o m m o d itiz e d a n d s lic e d u p fo r s a le o n th e g lo b a l c a p ita l m a r k e ts , M a in S tr e e t lo s e s a n d W a ll S tr e e t w in s b ig . In v e s tm e n t c a p ita l c a n b e p a tie n t; it h a s th e d e e p p o c k e ts to h o ld o n to c a r e fu lly ta r g e te d r e a l-e s ta te in v e n to r y th r o u g h c y c le s a n d th e r e s o u r c e s to b u ild th e m a x im u m p e r m itte d o n a n y la n d h e ld a s in v e n to r y to m a x im iz e p r o fit. S B 5 0 w o u ld c r e a te a n in v e s tm e n t b u b b le th a t w o u ld h a v e c o n s e q u e n c e s in C a lifo r n ia n o t o n ly d e c a d e s lo n g , b u t in th is c a s e , p e r m a n e n t w h e n th a t b u b b le b u r s ts . R e a l e s ta te in v e s tm e n t b u b b le s a r e c r e a te d , a n d h a v e b u r s t, w h e n e v e r r e s id e n tia l r e a l e s ta te is r e g u la te d to c r e a te s e c u r itie s fo r tr a d e o n th e c a p ita l m a r k e ts ra th e r th a n to m e e t th e n e e d s o f r e s id e n ts a n d w e ll-p la n n e d d e v e lo p m e n t. S B 5 0 c r e a te s a g lo b a l in v e s tm e n t m a r k e t o u t o f p h a s e w ith h o u s in g m a r k e ts a n d in p h a s e w ith in v e s tm e n t a n d fin a n c ia l m a r k e ts . In d iv id u a l la n d lo r d s , o n e - a n d tw o fa m ily h o u s in g , a n d r e n ta l m a r( P le a s e tu r n to p a g e 2 3 )


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k e ts w ill b e g r o u n d z e r o fo r th e d is p la c e m e n t c a u s e d b y S B 5 0 . L e s s o n s o f 2 0 0 8 c ra s h d is r e g a r d e d C a lifo r n ia n e e d s le g is la tio n to im p r o v e r e n ta l m a r k e ts w ith r e n t s ta b iliz a tio n p r o te c tio n s , to b u ild h o u s in g w ith a ffo r d a b ility r e q u ir e m e n ts in p u b lic p r iv a te p a r tn e r s h ip s o r w ith n o t-fo r-p r o fit d e v e lo p e r s , a n d to lim it s p e c u la tio n b y a b s e n te e la n d lo r d s a n d le n d e r s . T h e e x p e r ie n c e o f m a n y C a lifo r n ia h o m e o w n e rs b e tw e e n 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 1 1 — w h o fa c e d fo r e c lo s u r e d u e in la r g e p a r t to u n r e s p o n s iv e m o r tg a g e h o ld e r s w h o w e r e , a ll to o o fte n , o ffs h o r e s e c u r itiz a tio n v e h ic le s — w ill b e r e p e a te d u n d e r th e b u b b le c r e a te d b y S B 5 0 , e x c e p t th is tim e , r e n te r s a n d h o m e o w n e r s w ill s h a r e th a t fa te . T h is p a r tic u la r b u b b le -in th e -m a k in g c a r r ie s r e a l d a n g e r s o f lo s in g fo r e v e r o u r lo c a l h is to r ic p la c e s a n d o u r u n iq u e a n d d iv e r s e c o m m u n itie s , n o n e o f w h ic h c a n b e r e c r e a te d o n c e d e s tr o y e d ; h o llo w in g o u t th e h o m e e q u ity o f o u r m id d le -c la s s h o m e o w n e r s a n d r e tir e e s ; a n d fu r th e r d is ta n c in g a n d m a r g in a liz in g th e u n s h e lte r e d a n d th e w o r k in g a n d m id d le c la s s e s o u t o f o u r c e n tr a l c itie s , w h ile p e r m ittin g th e u b e r-w e a lth y to a c tu a lly r e d u c e h o u s in g s to c k to c r e a te c o m p o u n d s a n d M c M a n s io n s , a s M a r k Z u c k e r b e r g r e p o r te d ly d id in th e c e n te r o f P a lo A lto . B o o m c y c le s in r e a l e s ta te ty p ic a lly r u n fo r a b it o v e r a d e c a d e . S B 5 0 c o in c id e n ta lly r u n s fo r a b o u t a d e c a d e a n d th e n e x p ir e s . T h a t a d d s a n o th e r e le m e n t o f c e r ta in ty to th e c a p ita l m a r k e ts . If th e b u s t d o e s n o t h it b e fo r e th e n , th e e x p ir a tio n o f S B 5 0 w ill s u r e ly p lu n g e th e h o u s in g m a r k e t in to a c o r r e c tio n . If th e b u s t h its b e fo r e th e n , n o p r o b le m , b e c a u s e o u r s e n s itiv e c o m m u n itie s w ill b e a v a ila b le fo d d e r in 2 0 2 6 fo r th e c o n s tr u c tio n a n d d e n s ific a tio n S B 5 0 im p o s e s (ju s t in tim e fo r th e 2 0 2 8 O ly m p ic s in L o s A n g e le s ). O u r s ta b le , d iv e r s e c o m m u n itie s w ill d e v o lv e in to h o m o g e n o u s b u b b le s s e g r e g a te d b y w e a lth a n d c la s s , a n d o u r c itie s w ill e m e r g e w ith th e s c a rr in g le g a c y o f a n u n p la n n e d c r a z y p a tc h w o r k q u ilt o f d e v e lo p m e n t. S p o t z o n in g a t fo rp r o fit d e v e lo p e r s ’ w h im s w ill o n ly y ie ld lu x u r y , o u t-o f-s c a le d e v e lo p m e n t b u ilt a s c h e a p ly a s p o s s ib le . T h e p r o b le m s w ill n o t e m e r g e fo r y e a r s a fte r c o n s tr u c tio n , a n d th e s e s tr u c tu r e s w ill e n d u r e a s b lig h t o n th e s u r r o u n d in g c o m m u n itie s lo n g a fte r th e in v e s tm e n t tid a l w a v e h a s re c e d e d . A lte r n a tiv e s o lu tio n s fo r C a lif o r n ia ’s h o u s in g c r is is Y o u a s k e d th e a u d ie n c e in S a n ta M o n ic a fo r id e a s a n d s o lu tio n s . A t a n e a r lie r, A p r il 3 0 to w n h a ll h e ld a t T e m p le

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Scottish Rite Temple is among winners at WS-HPHS.

TREADING AHEAD

Neighborhood to hold its 40th annual block party this month.

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Construction moves foward with restaurants, microbrewery at former tire company.

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REAL ESTATE

HOME & GARDEN

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LARCHMONT CHRONICLE

JUNE 2019

HANCOCK PARK • WINDSOR SQUARE • FREMONT PLACE • GREATER WILSHIRE • MIRACLE MILE • PARK LA BREA • LARCHMONT

COLDWELL BANKER Hancock Park  |  $4,999,000 Spectacular English w/Exquisite Detail! 4+3.5+1Bd 1ba gym, gourmet kit, pool. 401Lucerne.com

Hancock Park  |  $4,449,000 Highly desirable location 5bds + 4.5bas + GH + 3rd floor upper level. Large garden w/pool.

Hancock Park  |  $4,150,000 3 Sty Windsor Sq Colonial on deep lot! 4+3+1100 sf attic. GR w/3/4ba. Pool, spa. 514Irving.com

Hancock Park  |  $3,750,000 Classic English Tudor designed by Paul Williams in 1930! 5 bds + 4 bas. Hancock Park HPOZ.

Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Shar Penfold 323.356.1311

Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Sandy Boeck 323.687.6552

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Hancock Park  |  $2,379,000 Stunning 3+3 w/ lovely architectural details. Larchmont Village locale. 236SLarchmont.com

Hancock Park  |  $2,100,000 Updated 4+2.5+pool hse,bath,kit & 2 rms up. backyard,pool,spa. 3rd St Sch. 100Lucerne.com

Hancock Park  |  $1,799,000 Windsor Sq. Dream Location Home. 3bed/2ba. Hiceilings, French doors & spacious lot.

Hancock Park  |  $1,799,000 1920’s Spanish close to Larchmont w/3bdrms, den, 2.5bas & pool. Needs work but good bones.

Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Barbara Allen 323.610.1781

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Hancock Park |  $1,659,000 Original architectural looking for TLC. Bring your own restorative powers & create a GEM! 634NLasPalmas.com

Hancock Park |  $1,085,000 Updated 3+2.5 condo w/ 2,200 sf of living space, 24 hr guard, pool, spa, rec rm, storage.

Downtown L.A. |  $619,000 Historic Douglas Lofts blt in 1899. Spacious 1+1 gorgeous redo of the Mills Act property.

Miracle Mile  |  $499,000 1 + 1, Unit 311, Probate, Close to Grove & LACMA. Balcony. Roof top pool, gated parking.

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A California water story: Filoli on San Francisco Peninsula

Oh, they knew how to build houses and gardens, those titans of California’s own gilded ages. They provided excellent employment for the archi-

tects, artists, and garden designers of their time, and to this end benefitted those of us more than a century later who like to look at what mon-

Home Ground by

Paula Panich ey, and the presence of water, have wrought. (I particularly like to dream in those big kitchens and laundries, and in shady summer houses tucked into gardens, but then I have read too many late 19th-century novels.) Abundant water made these flourishing estates possible. Henry Huntington, for example, commissioned architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey to design his 1911 house in San Marino, the site of which is still fed by the Raymond Basin aquifer. (He hoped to live there in marital bliss with his uncle’s widow, Arabella. Turned out she didn’t like Southern California much.) The house is now the Huntington Art Gallery. So I traveled northward with Doug, my willing companionexplorer of any place where century-old wisteria might be in bloom, to visit the house and gardens of Filoli, in Woodside, in San Mateo County, on the San Francisco Peninsula.

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SUNKEN GARDEN at Filoli in Woodside, California.

We were joined by Doug’s cousin, Gale, and together we experienced the beauty of spring in the gardens of Filoli. (Yes, it is a made-up word.) Laguna Creek, a perennial stream, flows through Filoli and into the Crystal Springs Reservoir. In 1917, William Bourne II, mining, gas, and water czar, moved with his family into the (modified) Georgian-Revival house designed by the wellconnected San Francisco ar-

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chitect Willis Polk. Another architect, Arthur Brown, Jr., garden designer Bruce Porter, artist Ernest Peixotto, and the formidable San Francisco horticulturalist and garden designer Isabella (Bella) Worn dipped their capable and creative hands into the estate’s magic mix. The gardens at Filoli were built and expanded between 1917 and 1929. Bruce Porter’s take on an (Please turn to page 14)

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Top 100 in Southern California

Our Teamwork - Makes Your Dreams Work

THE H.W. O’MELVENY HOUSE in Windsor Square was the setting for a Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society “Afternoon on Architecture.” Shown, from left, are David Silverman, Richard Battaglia, Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan.

WS-HPHS gathered at H.W. O’Melveny house in May

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Holds annual meeting at Ahmansons’ in June

The H.W. O’Melveny house was the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WS-HPHS) venue for a talk by David Silverman May 19. Advertised as “An Afternoon on Architecture,” WS-HPHS president Richard Battaglia and his committee arranged for Silverman of LA House Histories to describe for members and guests the story of pioneer lawyer H.W. O’Melveny’s house, moved from the Westlake neighborhood to Windsor Square in 1930. Hosts for the afternoon were the property’s

current stewards, homeowners Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan. Coming next for the society, Eleanor Schrader, an awardwinning educator, author and historical design consultant, will speak on the evolution of Mediterranean design at the 43rd annual meeting of the WS-HPHS at Bill and Karla Ahmanson’s home in Hancock Park Sun., June 23 at 3 p.m. The meeting will include an election of trustees and officers and a presentation of historic / (Please turn to page 4)

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WS-HPHS

(Continued from page 3) cultural and education awards. One of the structures receiving a historical / cultural award is the former Scottish Rite Temple, now the home of the Marciano Foundation Museum on Wilshire. The other is a home on Fuller Avenue designed by Paul R. Williams. In addition, an education award is being presented to Rebecca Hutchinson, Lind-

sey Sterman and Heather Boylston, founders of Larchmont Charter School.   Supper will be served follow-

ing the program. Tickets are $45 for members; $50 for nonmembers. For reservations, go to wshphs.com.

Real Estate Sales

James Ellroy comes to Windsor Square Meet James Ellroy, author of “The Black Dahlia” and “L.A. Confidential,” at the historic H.W. O’Melveny home of Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan in Windsor Square. Hosted by them as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Review of Books,

the event is Thurs., June 13. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $300 for dinner and conversation. For more information, contact Jessica Kubinee at 323-952-3950 or jessica@lareviewbooks.org. SOLD: This home at 203 N. Plymouth Blvd. in Windsor Square was sold in April for $1,680,000.

Single-family homes

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JUST SOLD ARDEN BOULEVARD*

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Think about SB 50 consequences as we mourn lost gems

“They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” That lyric of Joni Mitchell’s has been an anthem for preservation and the environment since she wrote it decades ago. It speaks to loss and dislocation, of “progress” and the need to slow down and think about consequences. A few weeks ago, I had the

need to explain just such a parking lot, to a group from Atlas Obscura in search of history on an outing in Hollywood. The group was visiting the new Hollywood Heritage Preservation Resource Center on Hollywood Boulevard to view the display “Hollywood in Miniature” and to hear the origin story of Hollywood. The

corner of Cahuenga and Hollywood boulevards is at the center of the Wilcox ranch, named “Hollywood” by its owner. As a part of her effort to create a distinctive and cultured suburb outside of Los Angeles, Daeida Wilcox offered property to a French émigré named Paul De Longpre, a painter famous for his realistic floral paintings. DeLongpre built a fabulous Moorish Revival residence on three lots north of the Boulevard, which became a community showcase and Hollywood’s first tourist attraction. This was pre-movies, of course. In 1910, a little-known director named D.W. Griffith did film a silent short film there, and the world of movies and Hollywood began to collide. DeLongpre passed away in 1911 before he could witness the rapid change brought to the community by the film industry. By the 1920s, most of the large houses, which fronted on Hollywood Boulevard, were replaced by commercial structures. The DeLongpre home was demolished in 1927, the same year that the Warners Theatre was built and a large bank catering to the industry was erected across the street. The De Longpre complex and its

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Christy McAvoy famous gardens had lasted barely 25 years. It has been a parking lot far longer. “I wish I’d seen it.” “Why didn’t they try to save it?” were among the comments the day of the Atlas Obscura visit. There was, of course, no formal preservation activity in 1920s Los Angeles. It was another very “progressive” era centered on growth, much like today. We now revere 1920s architecture for the story it tells about the city. And we should. But occasionally we need to mourn the gems lost to waves of development. It’s been both a joyous and  a disconcerting month. Preservationists celebrated the awesome transformation of the Spruce Goose Hangar into Google offices; the much anticipated renovation of the Old Mint in San Francisco into a museum and education center for California history; and the arrival of Netflix into the renovated Musicians’ Union building on Vine Street. How-

ever, fire claimed a 1907 cottage on a street adjacent to DeLongpre’s home. This has endangered the oldest remaining district of turn-of-the-century residences in Hollywood, located just around the corner from the 1903 Janes House, the oldest surviving residence on Hollywood Boulevard listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The owner of the 1907 cottage neglected to secure the property while awaiting entitlements for yet another multi-story apartment complex. He may be rewarded for this “demolition by neglect” by not having to do any environmental review to look at alternatives that might have preserved the district. Senate Bill 50 As readers of this newspaper are well aware, any landmark or landmark residential district within a stone’s throw of a bus stop is in danger today. A proposed statewide mandate to overrule local land use laws in order to build more housing, SB 50, is too blunt an instrument for the problem it purports to solve. As a preservationist who has always worked to plan for appropriate growth which includes the reuse of older structures for new purposes including hous(Please turn to page 9)

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LVNA taps new board — same as last — at semi-annual meeting The Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) hosted its semi-annual meeting May 14 at Van Ness Elementary School, where a new board of directors was elected for the association. The roster of board members reads the same as the previous list: Wally August, Tom Carroll, Vince Cox, Charles D’Atri,

Sandy Fleck, Karen Gilman, Mike Gilman, Eileen Lanza, Stuart Melvin, Adam Rubenstein and Bruce Walker. Neighborhood updates Residents heard updates from the school’s principal, the LAPD and Councilmember David Ryu’s office. Senior Lead Officers Dave Cordova and Chris Landry

reminded residents that burglary from a motor vehicle is the most common property crime. Field Deputy for CD4, Rob Fisher told residents that he is a resource to connect them to city services. Residents who need help can contact him at 213-473-7004. Visit lvna.info.

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Los Angeles Police Department Lead Officer Hebel Rodriguez also will speak. Councilman Ryu’s office has not yet confirmed his attendance. 40th annual block party The 40th annual Brookside block party will take place on the 800 block of Muirfield Rd., Sun., June 23 beginning at 1 p.m.

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By Suzan Filipek A “Market Hall”-style microbrewery and three restaurants in the historic Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. are on tap to open in the first quarter of 2020, developer Brad Conroy of Conroy Commercial told us. “We’re happy it’s getting going,” he said of the project at the corner of Eighth Street and La Brea Avenue. The 12,724-square-foot building’s Machine Age Streamline Moderne design was considered ultra modern when it opened in 1938. New plans for the former tire and repair shop will be equally stunning, Conrad has told us. Originally expected to open by early 2018, the building’s adaptive reuse was reviewed by the City Cultural Heritage Commission, and in 2017 the city Planning Department approved an application for a conditional use permit for a full line of alcohol sales. While a retail area, which will focus on the Firestone auto history, also was ap-

proved, an outdoor coffee kiosk and outdoor seating were denied for the city HistoricCultural Monument. Conroy met with members of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association (SSNA) in 2017 to discuss parking, hours and repurposing the former tire and service center at 800 S. La Brea Ave. into the 4,420-squarefoot restaurant space and microbrewery. A Conroy representative is expected to attend SSNA’s regular meeting June 5 with a construction build-out plan, including loading and delivery times. Construction can be “very disruptive to the neighborhood and to safety,” said Conrad Starr, SSNA president. “We have to always stay on top of these things.” The property has no onsite parking. Valet and Uber drop-off areas will be offered. As part of the agreement with the city and the SSNA, two parking leases had been (Please turn to page 15)

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Grand Slam you do not have three hearts in your hand. Second, you do not have six diamonds. Third, you have a stopper in spades. Fourth, it denies a stopper in clubs. Fifth, it invites her to play the hand in no trump if she has a club stopper. If she does not have a club stopper, she could still bid 2N and hope that opponents only take four club tricks. Whatever she bids, however, it is the last bid of the auction. You have to accept her judgment and pass whatever she bids, unless she bids 3C. If she does that she is showing a club suit of five cards, and asking you to take a preference between clubs and hearts. Here’s the four hand layout: North ♠ AJ2 ♥ A9 ♦ KT973 ♣ 976 West ♠ KQ9 ♥ Q32 ♦ 86542 ♣ J3

East ♠ 8753 ♥ J64 ♦ QJ ♣ KT82

bid 2H, south jumped to 4H, and was mightily disappointed when she saw partner’s hand. Partner’s defense for supporting with only two hearts was that he was stuck for a bid and thought that the A9 was as good as three small hearts (nice try!). But because hearts

split 3-3, she made four hearts. Played correctly, double dummy (which means with all four hands exposed) it can make as many as 5N because the QJ of diamonds fall if north plays the Ace and King. But, regardless, it is a hand that should be played in no trump, not hearts.

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English country estate garden includes the usual (but always lovely) tropes: garden rooms, a walled garden, woodland garden, rose and cutting gardens; and — given the English craving for medieval ornament — a knot garden and one designed to mimic a stained-glass window at Chartres Cathedral. A long vertical axis connects these and other garden elements. Perhaps the most stunning visual element of Filoli, which was given in 1975 by its second owners, the Roths, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is its setting. The estate is settled on an eastern slope of the northern Santa Cruz Mountains, surrounded by more than 23,000 acres of the protected Crystal Springs Watershed. Nearby is the breathtaking Crystal Springs Reservoir. (William Bourne was president of the Spring Valley Water Company; the site for Filoli was chosen for its beauty but was also part of the company’s land holdings.) The pair of artificial lakes that make up the reservoir are folded into the rift valley created by the San Andreas Fault; water was impounded by the Crystal Springs Dam.

SPRINGTIME WISTERIA abloom at Filoli, the Gilded Age estate managed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation on the San Francisco Peninsula. Photo: Douglas Whitneybell

The reservoir is the terminus of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct; in 1934, architect William Merchant was commissioned by the San Francisco Water Department to design a Neo-classical structure, the Pulgas Water Temple, to commemorate its completion. Water flowed through it for 70 years. It no longer does, but did when I was a young school teacher in San Mateo. I often visited Crystal Springs on days off. I would stick my head into the well in the center and listen to the rushing stream — it seemed thrilling — unaware then of the power, complexity, and political realities of the presence, or absence, of water in California.


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Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

By Rachel Olivier USC history and accounting professor Jacob Soll and associate dean and director of the law library at Gould School of Law Pauline Aranas are two of the speakers addressing graduating seniors this month. Valedictorians, salutatorians, school heads and special presentations from senior classes are included in some of the other local ceremonies. Priscilla Sands, head of school at Marlborough, addressed 99 seniors who accepted their diplomas on Booth Field at the campus Thurs., May 30. The student body president, senior class president and valedictorian also spoke at the ceremony. There will be 78 Buckley seniors who stride across stage on Gilley Field to matriculate Fri., May 31. Episcopal School of Los Angeles will graduate 20 seniors, its third senior class, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood Sat., June 1. The speaker will be Jay Johnson, the head of the middle school. Rev. Gregory M. Goethals,

LAST YEAR’S Marlborough seniors, class of 2018, toss their caps after graduating on the field in front of the school buildings.

Society of Jesus, class of ’73 and president of Loyola High School’s board of directors, will address 289 graduating young men at the school’s 150th commencement Sat., June 1 at Hayden Circle in

front of Loyola Hall. There will be 80 young women graduating from Notre Dame Academy at the campus on Overland Ave. Sat., June 1. Jacob Soll, professor of his-

tory and accounting at USC (as well as the father of two students at Le Lycée Middle and High School), will address 53 graduates at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles Tues., June 11 at the

Raymond and Esther High School gym. Soll is the author of “The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations” (2014), “Publishing ‘The (Please turn to page 4)

Immaculate Heart Congratulates the Class of 2019! A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 6 – 12

Our graduates have been accepted at universities and colleges across the country and abroad, including: American University Art Center College of Design Bard College Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Brandeis University California Institute of the Arts California State University, All Campuses Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Chapman University Colgate University Connecticut College Cooper Union Cornell University DePaul University Emerson University Fordham University Gonzaga University Howard University Indiana University, Bloomington Kenyon College King’s College London Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Macalester College Mount St. Mary’s University Northeastern University

Occidental College Pepperdine University Pratt Institute Purdue University Reed College Saint Mary’s College of California Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College School of the Art Institute of Chicago Seattle University Skidmore College Smith College Stanford University Syracuse University The Catholic University of America The George Washington University Trinity College Dublin Tulane University University of Alabama University of Arizona University of California, All Campuses University of Oregon University of Portland University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Madison Whitman College Yale University

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HISTORY PROFESSOR and father of two Le Lycée students, Jacob Soll, will address graduates at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles commencement this year.

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(Continued from page 2) Prince’” (2005) and “The Information Master” (2009). Pauline Aranas, associate dean and director of the law library and adjunct professor of law at USC’s Gould School of Law, will address 117 seniors and their guests at Immaculate Heart’s commencement Wed., June 5 at the Hollywood Bowl, their traditional graduation venue. Aranas is an alumna from Immaculate

LE LYCÉE Français de Los Angeles will have 53 graduates accepting diplomas this year.

Heart’s class of 1972. Seb Cahill, student body president, will also speak. Victoria Sork, dean of life sciences at UCLA, addressed 83 Marymount High School seniors who accepted diplomas May 24 at their on-campus graduation ceremony. Sork has conducted research in the field of landscape genomics, and is particularly concerned with the ecological and genetic processes that will determine whether California oaks will tolerate

climate change. Two valedictorians and a salutatorian will address the 64 matriculating seniors at Shalhevet High School Sun., June 2. The graduating class will show a video presentation of their senior trip to Poland and Israel. Jean and Dr. Jerry Friedman, Founder of Shalhevet, will present the Menschlikeit Award. The 27 high school graduates at Pilgrim School will be congratulated and addressed by Paul Barsky, head

of school at Pilgrim. The ceremony will be in the main sanctuary of First Congregational Church Mon., June 3. There will be 350 Fairfax High seniors graduating at West Angeles Cathedral Thurs., June 6. The valedictorian and salutatorian will address 265 Los Angeles High School 2019 graduates accepting diplomas on the campus athletic field Thurs., June 6. Westridge School will graduate 75 seniors at the

commencement ceremony at Frank Field Fri., June 7. There will be 292 HarvardWestlake graduates accepting diplomas on the school’s Ted Slavin Field Fri., June 7. Larchmont Charter High School, Lafayette Campus, has 111 seniors graduating this year at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on Fri., June 14. There were 17 seniors who accepted diplomas at New Covenant Academy on campus on May 16.

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HOLLYWOOD BOWL is Immaculate Heart’s traditional graduation venue.

MARYMOUNT HIGH School had 83 seniors who accepted diplomas May 24 at the on-campus graduation ceremony.

PAULINE ARANAS, Immaculate Heart alumna and director of the law library at USC’s Gould School of Law.

UCLA DEAN of Life Sciences spoke at the Marymount High School graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

who will be attending the following colleges and universities University of Michigan (4)

University of Wisconsin (2)

Northwestern University University of Chicago (4) Columbia College Chicago Washington University in St. Louis (2) Macalester College

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Bard College Cornell University (5) University of Rochester Barnard College Columbia University (2) New York University (4)

Brandeis University Northeastern University MIT (2) Harvard University (3) Boston University Amherst College Brown University (2)

UC Berkeley (3) Stanford University (2)

Yale University (2) Wesleyan University (3) Trinity College

UC Santa Cruz UC Los Angeles (2) Santa Monica College Chapman University Occidental College University of Southern California (3)

University of Pennsylvania (6) Princeton University (2) Johns Hopkins University

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Texas Christian University Southern Methodist University (3)

Smith College Williams College

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University of Oregon

Colorado State University

The University of Edinburgh

Georgetown University The George Washington University

Tulane University Vanderbilt University (2) Sewanee: The University of the South Kenyon College

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PILGRIM SCHOOL will celebrate 27 graduates this year.

CLASS OF 2019 is Episcopal School’s third senior class.

THERE WILL be 111 seniors graduating from Larchmont Charter this year.

THERE ARE 64 seniors in the class of 2019 graduating from Shalhevet High School on June 2.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

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Local graduates reveal their choices for college ited student body. I feel drawn to Georgetown’s commitment to social justice, and its location in Washington, D.C. is an exciting and promising environment for my next four years,” explained Hoge. Originally interested in majoring in philosophy, Hoge now says that she is hoping to major in government and English, with a focus on social justice, public policy and journalism. “As for post-graduation,” said Hoge, “I’m planning on getting a master’s degree in public policy and am hoping to work in education policy. I’m also interested in investigative political journalism, so we’ll see which one I get to first,” concluded Hoge.

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Off to as ington, D.C. to study government

Larchmont Charter senior Annabella Hoge grew up in the neighborhood. She is a Larchmont Charter “lifer” and played in local AYSO softball leagues as a kid. “I’ve been lucky to have lived in Larchmont my entire life,” said Hoge. When asked about her senior year, Hoge said, “It has been a blur.” Not only did she spend the year finishing up testing and writing application essays for college, she also performed in her school’s fall production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” worked with LA Teens on a Get Out the Vote initiative for the midterm elections, and continued her work fundraising for UNICEF, among a few other things. “On top of that, this spring, amidst all the college waiting, I performed in our production of ‘City of Angels,’” she added. Hoge said that she considered a good selection of universities, narrowing her top choices to Georgetown University, University of Chicago

Annabella Hoge

and the University of Michigan. Of those three, Hoge visited all three campuses to check them out first hand. When it came time to make a decision, Hoge says that “it took a lot of brainstorming and multi-colored charts to get to a decision, but at the end of the day, I had a gut feel-

ing that Georgetown was the right choice for me.” According to Hoge, it came down to what kind of experience she wanted out of her undergraduate education. “Georgetown offered me the perfect mix of a supportive, intellectual community combined with an engaged, spir-

Student selects Ivy League school to stu , s im Loyola High School senior Nicolas Turrill also grew up in the neighborhood. The Windsor Square resident attended St. Brendan’s for elementary school, before transferring to Loyola. St. Brendans also is the church where Nicolas was confirmed and where he has served as one of the student

leaders for its confirmation class for the past two years. For more than nine years, Turrill has been swimming competitively, most recently on the varsity swim team at Loyola. “We won two CIF Division I championships, with the most recent coming in early May to close out my senior season,” said Turrill. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Turrill served as president of the studentathlete leadership organization The Monogram Club, which ushers and helps plan school masses and other activities. And he served as a leader on Loyola’s Senior Retreat team, and was part of an inaugural group of students to create “Ignatian Scholars,” a new writing center to offer essay-writing help to fellow students. When it came time to think about college, Turrill said that he was focused on finding a way to continue swimming while pursuing his academic interests. “Earlier this year, I presented two term papers at a high school literary conference run by the Archer School for Girls where I connected pieces of (Please turn to page 8)


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literature and poetry with my interests in Jungian psychology and Postmodern philosophy. I spent a lot of time on my personal essay in which I attempted to merge these two sides of my ‘inner self’ — athletic dedication and intellec-

tual curiosity — in a creative piece,” said Turrill of his considerations. In the end, Turrill was accepted to Brown, Columbia and Georgetown. He visited all three campuses before making a decision. “I decided to enroll at Columbia after visiting the campus and realizing the mass

opportunities that are available in New York, along with the beautiful campus and academic programs that fit my interests. Visiting the campus after knowing that I was accepted was a totally different feeling, and it really felt like somewhere that I saw myself living for the next four years,” said Turrill. Columbia has a unique Core Curriculum approach, which will allow Turrill to pursue his passions, both athletically and academically. “I am very grateful to Loyola for providing a place where I can foster my academic, athletic and personal aspirations in the best way that I could ever think of,” gushed Turrill. Subjects like neuroscience and philosophy appeal to Turrill, who said that he ultimately plans to attend law school: “and hopefully find a career in intellectual property law, a field that I believe will grow a lot in the coming years as the internet and social media continue to grow.”

To study within mu ti e fie s is an attraction

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According to Immaculate Heart senior Lena Mizrahi, the Larchmont community has been fundamental to her

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growth. “After all, I’ve lived here my entire life,” said Mizrahi, who attended Larchmont Charter before transferring to Immaculate Heart for middle and high school. While at Immaculate Heart, Mizrahi participated in the Lincoln Douglas debate: “I spent most of this year traveling and debating with my team,” said Mizrahi, adding: “Debating is my favorite way to spend my time.” According to Mizrahi,

extracurricular activities and schoolwork held a particular value to her during senior year: “In addition to their obvious merit, they helped me conceptualize my high school experience and future goals. With this in mind, I was well equipped to present myself to colleges whether through interview or writing.” In addition to senior year school work and debate, Mizrahi said that she spent a “sub(Please turn to page 9)

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles We proudly present our students’ university acceptances for the Class of 2019. Congratulations Seniors!

Alabama A & M University American University American University of Beirut (Lebanon) American University of Paris (FR) Babson College Barnard College Boston College Boston University Bristol, University of the West of England (UK) California State University, Dominguez Hills California State University, Long Beach California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Northridge Carroll College Case Western Reserve University Chapman University Colgate University Columbia College Hollywood Concordia College New York Concordia University, Irvine Concordia University, Portland Concordia University (CAN) Cornell University Dartmouth College École hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland) EDHEC Business School (FR) Emerson College Emory University École supérieure de commerce de Paris (ESCP) (FR)

Florida Southern College Fordham University George Washington University Georgetown University Goldsmiths, University of London (UK) Harvard University HEC Montréal (CAN) Hult International Business School (US & UK) Humboldt State University Instituto de Empresa-IE University (SP) Imperial College London (UK) Ithaca College Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College King’s College London (UK) Lasell College Lesley University London College of Fashion (UK) London Film Academy (UK) Loyola Marymount University McGill University (CAN) Miami Dade College Mount Saint Mary’s University New York University Northeastern University Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences Occidental College Penninghen Paris (FR) Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University

Prepa ECE Comercia (FR) Rollins College Sacramento State University San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Sciences Po - UC Berkeley Dual Degree Program (FR) Scripps College Smith College Southern Methodist University St. Edward’s University Syracuse University The New School Temple University The Ohio State University Tufts University Tulane University University College London (UK) University College Utrecht (Netherlands) University of Arts London (UK) University of Bristol (UK) University of British Columbia (CAN) University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Colorado, Boulder University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Edinburgh (UK) University of Kansas University of Maryland University of Michigan University of Missouri University of Rochester University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of St. Andrew’s (UK) University of the Pacific University of Toronto (CAN) University of Utah University of Warwick (UK) University of Washington Vassar College Villanova University Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University Yale University


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stantial” amount of time writing supplemental essays and narrowing down her list of prospective schools. “I believe that the personal statement is underutilized. Colleges read thousands of essays. I think it’s important to think critically about yourself and aim to present yourself in the most creative and interesting way,” said Mizrahi of her application approach. Traveling for debates gave Mizrahi an opportunity to visit a diverse group of campuses, which she said helped her conceptualize her ideal college environment. In the end, Mizrahi applied to 15 schools, and after some time, she narrowed her final choices to Reed College, American University and Connecticut College. Which did she pick? “I am incredibly excited and lucky to attend Reed in the fall,” said Mizrahi. “Since the start of my college search, it has epitomized my ideal college. Reed encourages students that value both academic rigor and curiosity.” Mizrahi said that she fell in love with the school after a visit to Parkland, Ore. last April:

“Unlike the other schools I’d visited, I felt right at home.” Not only is the campus beautiful, according to Mizrahi, but Reed’s curriculum will allow Mizrahi to study within multiple fields, something she said that makes her “quite excited.” At Reed, Mizrahi plans to major in either International and Comparative Policy Studies or Political Science. “Eventually, I hope to attend law school and work in politics or law,” she concluded.

Moving east to attend a liberal arts college

Marlborough School senior Sophia Penn moved to Windsor Square when she was two years old and says that she “grew up on and around Larchmont Boulevard.” Penn’s family also is a member of the Los Angeles Tennis Club and of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, so she knows the neighborhood pretty well. When asked about her senior year, Penn describes it as both “the most stressful and the most fun.” Much of her first semester was spent meeting with college counselors and attending college information sessions, and, of course, writing essays. “On top of all that, I had

Sophia Penn

to keep up with an increasing homework load and all of my extracurriculars. I’m a teen listener at Teen Line, a teen-to-teen crisis and referral hotline based out of Cedars Sinai, so I spent a lot of time volunteering there. I’m also the photography editor for my school’s yearbook, which took up much of my time. The last of my primary extracurriculars is Violets’ Giving Circle, a student-run grantmaking organization based out of Marlborough. We spent the year planning our biennial

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fundraiser, which took place in March,” said Penn. Penn applied to eight schools in total. But in the end, she picked Wesleyan University, where both of her parents attended. “Because I’m a double legacy, my counselor thought that, statistically, I would have a good shot and didn’t need to apply to more,” admits Penn. In fact, Penn said that her first choice, Brown, to which she applied early, first deferred her application, and later denied it. Penn’s third choice was Vas-

sar, where she was accepted, but she decided against. “I chose Wesleyan because it fit exactly with the type of school I could see myself attending. I think my concept of college and my requirements for a school were very much influenced by how I was raised, which was obviously by two Wesleyan grads,” said Penn. The Marlborough student wanted a small school on the East Coast with lots of flexibility in terms of curriculum. “Wesleyan was the perfect fit,” said Penn. “I also chose it over the other schools I got into because of its open curriculum. That was the reason I originally applied early to Brown, so without that option, I was glad that I had another option with a similar philosophy.” Penn said that there are two other Marlborough girls attending Wesleyan with her: “Funny enough, we’re all named Sophia.” Interested in social and behavioral psychology as well as media studies and sociology, Penn said that she hopes to study the social sciences at Wesleyan. “I don’t have a specific major or career in mind, which is why I chose a liberal arts college,” said Penn.


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Nicholas Podany: The local boy who knew he could — and did

By Rachel Olivier When young Nicholas Podany went to sleep each night at his family home in Windsor Square, it was to the sound of his mother, Amanda Podany, reading him imaginative tales, usually from his favorite Harry Potter books. From Kent, England, she would read each character in its own dialect, says Podany. “She was good!” he added. It wasn’t always Harry Potter, though. Sometimes she also read him books from Artemis Fowl, the Magic Tree House series, and the Captain Underpants series. Fast forward several years, and now audiences can watch the 23-year-old Podany play Albus Potter, Harry Potter’s son, in the Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. From there to here So, how did Nicholas Podany get from being the little boy listening to his mother reading him stories each night, and who hung out on Larchmont Blvd., to becoming an actor, musician and writer who portrays a character from

ALBUS POTTER (Nicholas Podany, left) has a heart-to-heart talk with best friend Scorpius Malfoy (Bubba Weiler) in the owlery at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

one of his favorite book series in a Broadway production? The short answer is a playful imagination, a lot of work and a little bit of luck. For a more complete answer, we asked Nicholas’ parents Amanda and Jerry Podany: “Sometimes it seemed we only added water, stood back, made sure we were not in his way, and then watched him grow,” said Jerry. “Okay, maybe more than water,” he conceded. Nicholas’ creative expres-

sion began early, says Amanda. “We thought at first that he might be a musician. He took to drumming very early (at about age two) and started taking piano lessons when he was six, and he later taught himself guitar and bass guitar. He was in a band in high school as the bass player and lead singer, and he still composes and records music. But once he started acting that was clearly his passion. There was no question that he would

pursue it — nothing could have stopped him.” Just as with his older sister, Emily, who is now a physician, his passions and personality were clear from the start. For example, when Nicholas was 11, his parents were waiting at the airport for their daughter to come back from college for vacation. People were standing around and waiting in the baggage claim area and checking their phones. “Nick had had enough of this boring scene,” says Amanda. “He walked to the doors where passengers would be arriving, faced the waiting crowd, and proceeded to sing and tap dance. And those previously awkward strangers laughed and applauded. That’s what it was like raising Nicholas.” Firsts “When did I write my first song or my first play or movie? The trouble is I was constantly making things,” said Nicholas. His first part was as Duke Orsino in a children’s production of “Twelfth Night” when he was six. The play was directed by Lea Floden, who teaches at Colburn School and worked with Nicholas in

several productions through the Los Angeles Youth Theater until he was 13. Floden began to coach him privately until he entered Juilliard. His first professional play was “On Golden Pond” when he was 14 years old at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, where he worked with Hal Linden. At 15, he had his first TV role as a recurring guest star on “Hart of Dixie” on the CW network. Growing up Larchmontian Though he went to the Open Charter Magnet School in Westchester through 5th grade, by Grade 6, Nicholas was walking to school at St. James’ with his own roller backpack. (“I know,” he jokes. “I was just that cool.”) He attended Brentwood School for middle and high school before going off to Juilliard. Growing up in Windsor Square, Nicholas said he regularly went to the Larchmont Family Fair, had Sunday breakfasts at the Original Farmers Market and hung out at The Grove. Some of his favorite haunts included the former Blockbuster at 147 N. Larchmont Blvd. and what is (Please turn to page 11)

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now Erin McKenna’s Bakery, then known as Baby Cakes, at 236 N. Larchmont Blvd. He rode his bike everywhere, he says, until he was hit by a car when he was eight years old while crossing Third Street. “The collision broke my left femur, gave me a concussion, and put me in a cast and wheelchair for three months, but if I hadn’t been wearing a helmet, I would have certainly not survived. As it is, as soon as I got out of my cast, I began tap dancing at the Colburn School downtown.” A “triple-threat” A “triple-threat” in the entertainment world is someone who can act, dance and sing. Not content to be a dancer and actor, Nicholas also was in a band that played original music, as well as Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, classic rock and other tunes. The band not only rehearsed at Swing House Studios in Atwater Village, but Nicholas says he also converted his parents’ study into his own mini-studio that he used to produce his Lego movies as well as make music. In 10th grade, he was hired to perform in a play called “Hermetically Sealed” at the

Skylight Theatre. “We performed for three months, during which time I realized that storytelling could be more than just fun; it could be a life. My life,” says Nicholas. A man approached him after one performance and told Nicholas that after he watching the play, he would be contacting his son whom he hadn’t spoken to for five years. “And that sort of did it,” says Nicholas. Albus Potter In 2018, four months after graduating from the Juilliard School in New York City, he was notified that he’d be performing on Broadway as Harry Potter’s son in the eighth installment of J.K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” “Now when I go out after a performance, I see kids in their favorite wizarding robes holding copies of my character’s wand. It’s better than a dream,” says Nicholas, who spent his own youth playing in wizards’ robes and enjoying the world of Harry Potter. “While I was re-reading the series this most recent time for research for the show, my mom recorded herself reading the third and sixth books, and you know, Jim Dale [the official narrator of the Harry Pot-

SCORPIUS AND ALBUS (Bubba Weiler and Nicholas Podany) during a scene in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” All photos by Matthew Murphy

ter books] is good, but he’s got nothing on Amanda Podany. I’m sure that listening to my mom read these stories every night as a child had a profound impact on my decision to become a storyteller myself. And she gave me a master class in dialect work; I’m basically just doing my impression of my mother’s young Harry Potter every night when I play his son, Albus,” says Podany. Advice to aspiring artists “Looking back, it felt like I just had this hunger to create constantly, and had no reason to not create,” says Nicholas. “I never wondered whether the product was ‘good enough.’ I just kept making what I wanted to make and never stopped.

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I mean, I had a weekly TV show that I’d screen for my family called ‘Barbie McCentral,’ where I took my sister’s Barbies and filmed them as part of a news outlet / talk show. It didn’t feel busy; it didn’t feel extraordinary; it felt fun, and all I wanted was to do more.” “It was a matter of giving him the resources he needed to express his creativity,” says father Jerry Podany, “which was broad. It filled every available space inside him and all around him, and in every corner of the house — along with his drums, guitars, drawings, and Lego stage sets — everywhere. He knew what he wanted from a very early age and it was clear that he was the happiest when he

was immersed in those things. Music, drawing and, of course, acting.  What he aimed for often seemed improbable, but equally often he achieved it.” “My advice to aspiring artists?” asks Nicholas. “Don’t worry if it’s good enough, ’cause if you’re asking that question, it never will be. I still have that hunger to create, I think I have even more now, but that question always creeps up; ‘Is it enough? Am I enough?’ Creating, storytelling, auditioning, the grind of it all, can be frustrating if not downright suffocating at times. But keep going, keep making, and never ever take yourself too seriously. “A working actor is a person who is getting paid to make pretend. That’s ridiculous! It’s so easy to get caught up in the grind of it all, that you lose sight of the fact that all of it is fun. It can be inspiring, heartbreaking, build a culture, define a generation, but mostly, it’s fun. “The best advice I’ve ever received was when I met Ann Rutherford after doing a show in 9th grade. Ann took me by the hand and said ‘keep going, because it’s a wonderful life.’” To keep up with what Nicholas Podany is doing, check out his website at nicholaspodany. com.


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LARCHMONT neighbors Imagine LA Board Chair Teddy Kapur and President & CEO Jill Bauman, left, are joined by event emcee “Good Day LA” host Rita Garcia, program graduate and junior ambassador Kavika, Imagine LA program graduate and ambassador Leilani, state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (SD-24) and Imagine LA Community Engagement Manager Monet Bagneris.

Carnival celebration for grads and Imagine LA mentors

A graduation and a carnival were held May 11 on the grounds of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles to celebrate a year of hard work and accomplishments for formerly homeless families. The annual event, “Celebration of Family,” joined kids and parents with Imagine LA mentors to celebrate educational and vocational achievements.

Attending to congratulate the participants was state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, who represents the 24th District (basically east of the centerline of Plymouth Blvd.). Hosted by Imagine LA and KTTV-TV “Good Day LA’s” Rita Garcia, the event featured the graduation, celebration of educational milestones and lots of fun, including carnival rides and a live band.

Dear Class of 2019, We are so proud of you for your acceptances into such a diverse and impressive range of colleges and universities. We wish you the best on the road ahead! Love, Your New Roads Family New Roads School is a K-12 independent school in Santa Monica. New Roads provides an inspired program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.

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Sae Kim, Jiho Kim and Angie Shin, seniors at Fairfax High School, were awarded the 2019 Irene Epstein Memorial Scholarship by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) at a dinner May 16. Howard Katzman, Aerospace Corp. and education chairman of the Los Angeles chapter of SAMPE, presented the $3,000 scholarships. Joan Pelico, chief of staff for City Councilman Paul Koretz of District 5, presented special commendations from the City of Los Angeles. Three other Fairfax High School seniors received College Book Awards of $2,000 each.   The 23rd annual Irene

SCHOLARSHIPS were presented to Sae Kim, Angie Shin and Jiho Kim of Fairfax High. George Epstein is center right.

Epstein Memorial Scholarship program was initiated in 1996 shortly after the death of Irene Epstein to recognize her strong desire to assist finan-

cially needy, academically deserving students in attending college to study engineering, science, mathematics or medicine.

Art, food and student art on exhibit Larchmont Charter students worked on a David Hockney-inspired project in the schoolyard as part of Larchmont Art & Table. The event will mix the celebration of art and food with the launch of a week-long art show at FIN Asian Tapas, 5750 Melrose Ave. Sun., June 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. The show continues through

American University* Arizona State University ArtCenter College of Design Bard College* Belmont University* Beloit College Bennington College Berklee College of Music Bethune-Cookman University Brandeis University California College of the Arts (San Francisco) California Institute of the Arts California Lutheran University California State Polytechnic University - Pomona California State University, Chico, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge*, Sacramento Carleton College Chapman University* Clark Atlanta University* Columbia College Hollywood Curry College Dean College* DePaul University Dickinson College* Drexel University* Emerson College* Gettysburg College Grambling State University Green Mountain College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamilton College – NY* Hampton University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Howard University* Humboldt State University* Indiana University at Bloomington Johnson & Wales University (Denver) Kalamazoo College Kenyon College Knox College Langston University * Schools selected by New Roads graduates

June 30. Among featured artists is Larchmont resident Boyd Hale, who is also a comedy writer. The free exhibit will showcase works from several artists including students from Larchmont Charter School. Proceeds from sales of the student art will go to the school’s art program.

Lasell College Lawrence University Lesley University Lewis & Clark College* Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University* Macalester College Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount California University Marymount Manhattan College Miami University, Oxford Mills College Mount Holyoke College New York University* North Carolina A&T State University Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences Occidental College* Oregon State University Otis College of Art and Design Pace University, New York City* Pitzer College* Pratt Institute Prescott College Purchase College, SUNY Queen Margaret University Quinnipiac University Reed College* Rhode Island School of Design* Richmond, The American International University in Londona Ringling College of Art and Design* Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Monica College* Sarah Lawrence College* School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts* Smith College* Sonoma State University St. John’s College*

ARTIST and Larchmont resident Boyd Hale.

St. John’s University Stanford University* Syracuse University* Texas Southern University The American University of Paris The Blackbird Academy The Evergreen State College The George Washington University The New School - All Divisions* The University of Arizona Tufts University Tulane University* Tuskegee University Unity College University of California, Berkeley*, Davis, Irvine*, Los Angeles*, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz* University of Colorado at Boulder* University of Colorado at Denver University of Denver University of Hartford University of La Verne* University of Massachusetts, Lowell University of Oregon University of Puget Sound* University of Redlands* University of Rochester* University of San Francisco University of Southern California* University of Stirling* University of the Arts London University of the Pacific University of Utah University of Wisconsin, Madison Vassar College Warren Wilson College Western Oregon University Wheaton College MA* Whitman College Whittier College Willamette University Xavier University of Louisiana*


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By Rachel Olivier When Brookside residents Alex Peterson-Gasperik and his father David Gasperik began growing tomatoes together as a family project when Alex was 10, who knew that might get him into college? Now, almost a decade later, Peterson-Gasperik will be heading off to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. He credits his acceptance in part to the personal essay he wrote about his heirloom tomato seedling business. From the tailgate of a ’65 Ranchero Though growing tomatoes began as a family project, the crop was so successful that after the first year Alex and his father decided to sell seedlings. So, Alex became the Tomato

HEIRLOOM SEEDLING sales helped “Tomato Kid” earn money through high school.

Kid, selling tomato seedlings (sprouted from Gary Ibsen’s Certified Organic Seeds) at his Wilshire Baseball League games, to neighbors in Brookside, and all around, usually from the back of his dad’s

Music, art, food at Descanso Gardens

Enjoy music under the stars and live theatrical performances at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge. World music and dance performances, from mariachi and salsa to ragtime and blues, entertain picnicking visitors Tuesdays beginning June 18

UC Riverside

Gahui Kim FIT

Charlie Choi UC Riverside

Jin Yu Kim

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Irene Chu UCLA

Junho Koo USC

for three years, but was about 15 years old, passed away. Off to school While on a gap year to explore options, including taking classes at Santa Monica College, Alex toured other universities with his mom, Dana Peterson. They explored schools in the Pacific Northwest, as well as making stops in Colorado, closer to home in California, and further away to the East Coast. Eventually, the Tomato Kid decided on Lewis and Clark in Portland. His sister-in-law, Celeste,

had attended that school and he enjoyed her descriptions of campus life. “I felt like I could make a comfortable choice of a major in this natural environment near the city,” says Alex. “Study abroad trips and a change of climate from SoCal might be refreshing. I’ve kind of learned to love the rain.” By the way, the “Tomato Kid” still has a few seedlings that need a home. If you are interested in buying heirloom tomato seedlings, contact Alex at tomatokid@gmail.com.

Submit garden nominations by June 2 for tour

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainability Committee’s third annual Water Wise Garden  Tour is Sat., June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardens in the neighborhoods of Windsor Square and Ridgewood Wilton will be showcased, tour chairs Cathy Roberts and Julie Stromberg said. Submit nominations to be considered to  sustainability@greaterwilshire.org  by Sun., June 2.

Benjamin Chun

Enoch Han

Loyola Marymount University

Hannah Hwang

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Seung Hyun Lee UCI

LUSH GARDEN above was on a previous tour.

Pepperdine University

Alexander Nam UCSD

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John Jung UC Irvine

Akuti Patel

Whittier College

Ami Kim

US Naval Academy

Richard Shin

Brown University

Curtis Kim

Gustavus Adolphus College

Taemin Yoon University of Notre Dame

We are so pleased to announce the Class of 2019’s college decisions! New Covenant Academy’s Class of 2019 have gained admission to some of the world’s most elite colleges and universities, and they have collectively earned over $3 million in scholarships and grants. Congratulations, Seniors!

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from 6 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy DJs spin music in the Rose Garden Wednesdays starting June 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and hear jazz from around the world Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit descansogardens.org.

matte black 1965 Ford Ranchero. The natural sciences But tomatoes weren’t Alex’s only passion. An avid lover of nature, he has also been involved in leadership training at Mountain Meadow Ranch summer camp, and he graduated from North Hollywood Zoo Magnet High School. His family rescues and fosters dogs, more than 20 over the years, though Alex says they’ve lost count. Most recently the family’s beloved “Ladybug,” who they had had


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THE JEFFREY FOUNDATION celebrated both its 47th anniversary May 8 and founder Alyce Morris Winston’s birthday with a luncheon followed by a musical performance by the Foundation’s r kin r ar n c a . rri i ic r i r n ai n children. Photo: William Kidston

Writing camp starts June 24

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Young writers from first to 12th grades can go to writing, math, science or theater camp with the Los Angeles Writing Project at Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr. Camps are Mon., Jun. 24 to Thurs., July 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Writing sessions are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Afternoon sessions, which include theater, math, reading, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) sections, are 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit calstatela.edu/lawp.

Create podcasts at Wilshire library

Boro patchwork at Fremont library

June will be busy at Chevalier’s Books

Learn how to create your own podcast, sign up for Medi-Cal or discuss favorite comic books and graphic novels this month at Wilshire branch library, 149 N. St. Andrews Pl. Hear how to set up and produce your own podcasts at a workshop Sat., June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Teens and adults discuss comic book heroes and their favorite stories and characters Tues., June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Snacks included. For more information, call 323-957-4550.

Learn how to create boro patchwork designs, an antique Japanese method of design using handstitching and textiles, at a workshop at John C. Fremont branch library, 6121 Melrose Ave., Fri., June 21 at 2 p.m. Sign-up is limited to 15 participants; however, all are welcome to come and watch how the boro patchwork designing is done. The class is being taught by staff from the French General, a craft supply store specializing in fabrics and textiles. For more information, call 323-962-3521, or visit lapl.org.

June is busting out all over with several author events every week at Chevalier’s Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. There will be nine events total with 15 authors and other personalities throughout June, including Cara Black, James Ellroy and Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The first event is a discussion of “The Good Immigrant” with the editor Nikesh Shukla, Tues., June 4. The final event will be an author talk with Shalini Shankar, author of “Beeline,” Tues., June 25. Visit chevaliersbooks.com.

Stories and books Poetry reading, salsa at Memorial Learn to salsa dance, hear a salsa and Latin dancing at an at Fairfax library Storytelling and book sales are at the Fairfax branch library, 161 S. Gardner St., this month. Kids ages five years and up can read to Josie, volunteer therapy dog, Thursdays June 6 and 20 at 4 p.m. Storytelling and reading sessions for kids of all ages are Mondays to Fridays at 3 p.m. Pick up used books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Call 323-936-6191.

poetry reading, play with the fairies and stretch and relax with yoga and meditation at Memorial Library, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. Patty Seyburn reads poems from her fifth collection, “Threshold Delivery,” Sat., June 1 at 2 p.m. Meet Darrig the troll and other fairies from “The Faery Hunt” group Tues., June 11 at 1 p.m. Dance instructor Emmy Lam will teach the basics of

LA Made workshop Wed., June 12 starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy a free family-friendly movie Thursdays June 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Stretch with yoga poses and relax with meditation on Fridays at 10 a.m. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The free class is sponsored by Body & Brain. For more information, call 323-938-2732, or visit lapl. org.

CONGRATULATIONS! JB Culminating Class of 2019! Best wishes to our students as they embark upon their college-bound journey. Burroughs MS students are academically prepared and they successfully matriculate to the following schools: Buckley School Campbell Hall Cleveland Magnet Fairfax HS & Visual Arts Magnet Hamilton HS & Humanities Magnet Hollywood HS SAS Immaculate Heart

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DETAIL above is from the traveling exhibition, “Manga Hokusai Manga,” at the Japan Foundation

Create fiber, ceramic art for display at Craft Contemporary Teens in grades 9 to 12 interested in taking free fiber and ceramics classes can register for the Craft Youth Culture program at Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., through Sun., July 21. The free program, which begins Thurs., Sept. 26 and runs through Thurs., May 14, 2020, has professional artists who teach young artists how to create fiber and clay works for display at the museum. Studio art classes, gallery conversations, art field trips and artist studio visits also will be featured. Free admission to the museum, special events and art workshops is included. TAP cards for transit travel and reloads will be provided if necessary. Registration is currently open to highly motivated teens who can commit to being active and attending all classes, which will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A group interview will take place the first week of August. To sign up, contact Eunice Lee at Eunice Lee eunice@cafam.org or call 310-937-4230.

Manga existed long before today’s craze in the Japanese style seen in graphic novels and comic books. See how it may have originated at the “Manga Hokusai Manga” exhibit at the Japan Foundation, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100. The traveling exhibit looks at contemporary Japanese comics and their roots in the 19th century. Viewers are invited to compare works from different periods while exploring the diversity among them. The exhibit runs through Sat., Aug. 3. Visit jflalc.org.

Robots, rockets at science camp

EUNICE LEE, center, teaches a fiber art class for teens at Craft Contemporary.

Kids from pre-kindergarten to 10th grade can learn about rocket science and robots at the California Science Center’s hands-on space camp at Exposition Park, 3737 Figueroa St. Camp sessions begin Mon., June 10 and run through Fri., Aug. 9. Visit tinyurl.com/ydy9u3fs.


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New Covenant Academy: 20 years old and still growing By Billy Taylor In 1999, Jason Song and his wife Kara started a tiny school on Wilshire Boulevard with 11 middle school students and 3 teachers. This year, New Covenant Academy, now located at 3119 W. Sixth St., is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a K-12th grade school with a 100 percent graduation rate. “When the thought of starting a school crossed my mind back in 1995, I had a tough time convincing myself that this was a project I wanted to take on,” the school’s founder and principal Jason Song told the Chronicle. “But over time, I felt that it was a ‘call’.” Song said that he had a clear vision of the kind of school he wanted to develop: highly academic and Christian, small classes and effective teachers all within a nurturing environment. And if that wasn’t enough, Song also wanted to make it affordable to most families. “Now that we’ve reached our 20th year, I think these major features have been achieved,” said Song. Described as an extremely high-performing school by Song, New Covenant Academy (NCA) boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, as well as a

PRINCIPAL Jason Song founded the private Christian school in 1999 with his wife, Kara.

NEW COVENANT is a fully accredited K-12 school with more than 170 students and 15 full-time teachers.

100 percent matriculation rate to tier-one four-year colleges. The school’s recent high school seniors scored an average of 1400 on the SAT, while younger students ranked in the top seven percent for standardized test scores in the nation for grades K-8, producing National Merit Semifinalists almost every year, according to Song. When it comes to the size of the school, Song says that he likes to keep it small by design: “Small classrooms are critical in meeting individual learner needs. So we have limited the classroom capacity to about 15 students. And that has made a world of differ-

ence in giving attention to individual needs, which translates into high performance and satisfaction. We have kept the student-to-teacher ratio at 12:1, and we will stick with it because it works.” The private school, which Song describes as “authentically Christian,” is built on the notion that core values and beliefs of the Christian faith facilitate the development of the “whole” person. Still, Song says that NCA is open to families and students of all faiths, with the understanding that teachers and administrators are committed and practicing Christians. Reflecting on the past two decades, Song said that it “has

To the CEE Class of 2019: Shoot for the stars!

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been an incredibly rewarding and satisfying journey.” But he’s not done yet. This August, New Covenant Academy hopes to expand its facilities for its K-3 classes.

“So, stay tuned, folks, for the ‘little-engine-that-could’ known as New Covenant Academy,” Song concluded. For more information, visit e-nca.org.

Soccer sign ups underway for fall Fall registration is underway for the fall season of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 78 Hollywood-Wilshire. The season opens Sat., Sept. 7, and most of the practice and games are held at Pan Pacific Park (for younger divisions) and Fairfax High School. The programs are for boys and girls ages 3 – 18 (born in the years of 2001 – 2016).

Playoffs will take place at the end of November and early December. Both Divisional League Champions and AllStar teams for the Hollywood region will participate in Area League Championships and Area AllStar Tournaments in January, Kurt Muller, Regional Commissioner AYSO 78 Hollywood, told us. You can reach him at kurt. ayso78@gmail.com.

Rooted in tradition. Inspired by innovation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

This year’s 6th grade graduates have been accepted to: Archer School for Girls Brentwood School The Buckley School The Episcopal School of Los Angeles Flintridge Preparatory School Harvard-Westlake School Immaculate Heart Marlborough School Milken Community School Oakwood School Sierra Canyon School Viewpoint School 13639 Victory Boulevard, Valley Glen, CA 91401 818.782.4001 • www.laurenceschool.com


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By Daniel Frankel Larchmont Charter Middle School’s baseball team finished its first season with a decisive 6-1 win over Oakwood on May 9 at the East Valley Baseball complex. Larchmont Charter Timberwolves were led by the strong pitching of eighth-grade captain Jonah Henry, who struck out five and allowed no hits or walks in two innings of work.  Eighth grader Graham Turner came on in relief and struck out the side in the fifth inning to end the game.  Larchmont was led at the plate by eighth grader Devon Aure, who crushed two doubles, had two RBIs (runs batted in) and scored a run.  Overall, the Timberwolves finished 4-4 in an inaugural season in which they played teams from the Delphic Junior High League, the San Fernando Valley Middle School League and the Middle School Independent League.  In March, Larchmont handed eventual Delphic champion Campbell Hall its only loss in a 3-2 upset victory.  The Timberwolves are coached by Scott Hong, who is also on the coaching staff of

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Occidental College. Hong is a former Occidental outfielder and pitcher (class of 2013) who is in that school’s athletic Hall of Fame. Hong and the team’s parent

volunteer managers, Frances Home and this writer, are not only looking to continue the success of the Larchmont Charter Middle School Baseball program, but they also

aim to launch a high school baseball program at the school in 2020. This year’s Timberwolves roster also included eighth graders Owen Alberts, Char-

lie Hoge, Charlie Marcus and Nate Miller. Seventh graders on the team include Jayden Choi, Jesse Corwin, Cody Ellsworth, Reece Frankel and Cameron Griffin.

The Jesuit universities, the Ivys, the UCs, the top colleges in the nation:

Congratulations Class of 2019 Our seniors will be attending the following colleges and universities this fall: Auburn University Azusa Pacific University Babson College Bates College Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Brigham Young University Brown University California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Channel Islands California State University, Chico

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Florida Southern College Fordham University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University Howard University Kenyon College Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Marines Infantry Marquette University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Middlebury College New York University

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Doggie fun run, taco buffet at K9 Summer Fest in Pan Pacific Park Bring your leashed pooch and family and friends and have a blast at the K9 Connection Summer Fest Sun., June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pan Pacific Park, in field #2, next to the Grove. Parking is at 147 S. Gardner St. A doggie fun run and catch the disc are among games for two- and four-legged participants. Yoga with your dog, doggie massage and an agility course will also be offered. Enjoy taco and dessert buffets, live music and a kids’ zone. A silent auction with original art works will be featured. Admis-

sion is $25. Proceeds benefit K9 Connection, which joins teens and homeless dogs in training programs. Visit k9connection. org.

FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND THEIR FOUR-LEGGED companions enjoy picnics, games and agility runs at last year’s Summer Fest in Pan Pacific Park.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Graduating Class from Cathedral Chapel School!

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Karina Galdamez Notre Dame Academy

Ryan Mora Loyola High School

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Jade Jordan Ruiz Immaculate Heart High School

James Nenninger Loyola High School

Sophia Baumann Marymount High School Adriana Brady St. Monica High School Maya Bryant Immaculate Heart High School Marco Castro St. John Bosco High School Eva Coleman Marymount High School Skye Connors CAL State L.A. – Early Entrance Program Victoria Conroy Notre Dame Academy Owen Dufelmeier Cathedral High School Gabriel Eason Cathedral High School Joshua Ferguson Loyola High School

Chloe Kim Bishop Conaty High School John Ko Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts Hector Lara Cathedral High School Andrew Lee Notre Dame High School Kory Lombard Cathedral High School Brianna Lopez Bishop Conaty High School Alyssa Marquez Immaculate Heart High School Miles Marrache Loyola High School Colin Moore Loyola High School

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GRADUATES OF 2019 Miracle Mile Chamber honoree C H A M B E R SPOTLIGHT shined on retiring board member Pam Rudy, who received a parting gift from the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce president Steve Kramer at the “State of the Mile” luncheon May 15.

On tour: A Woman’s Place in Chinatown

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Joy An Colin Bailey Angelica Carstens Kevin Choi Michelle Dominguez Ramon Grijalva Justin Hahn Eugene Kim

Ian Lee Monica Linares Jacob Lopez Marjorie Luzuriaga Natalie Monchez Stephanie Orozco Eric Park Alexandra Yambao

Students have been accepted to the following High Schools:

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Due to high demand, the Los Angeles Conservancy added June tour dates for its Thursday evening tour, “A Woman’s Place: Union Station and Chinatown.” The tours on June 13 and June 27 at 6 p.m. explore the linked history of Union Station and the nearby Chinatown neighborhood through the stories of women who had a lasting impact on these sites. This two-hour tour includes the fare for a short ride on the Metro Gold Line to travel between tour sites. Tickets are $15 for Conservancy members, $20 for the general public and $10, 17 and under. Visit conservancy.org

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Congratulations CLASS OF 2019!

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2019 graduates who were admitted to over 150 college and/or university programs. Names and numbers below represent a select list of acceptances. All institutions with one or more graduates attending are denoted in bold. American University (2) Amherst College Auburn University Azusa Pacific University Babson College Bard College (3) Barnard College (3) Bates College Bentley University Boise State University Bond University Boston College (4) Boston University (3) Brandeis University Brown University Bucknell University California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2) Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University (3) Chapman University (3) Clemson University Colby College Colgate University (4) College of Charleston College of the Holy Cross (3) Columbia University Connecticut College (2) Cornell University Davidson College DePaul University (4) Dickinson College Drexel University(4) Duke University Duquesne University Emerson College (3) Emory University (3) Fairfield University

Fordham University (8) George Mason University Georgetown University (3) Gettysburg College Goldsmiths, University of London Gonzaga University (3) High Point University Hofstra University Howard University (2) Indiana University at Bloomington (7) Ithaca College Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lafayette College (2) Lehigh University (2) Lewis & Clark College (3) Loyola Marymount University (9) Loyola University Chicago (3) Loyola University New Orleans Macalester College (2) Marymount Manhattan College Miami University, Oxford (3) Michigan State University (4) Middlebury College (2) Mount Holyoke College Muhlenberg College (2) New York University Northeastern University (5) Occidental College (2) Otis College of Art and Design Pace University, New York City (2) Pepperdine University (4) Princeton University Principia College Providence College Purdue University Reed College Regis University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University Rochester Institute of Technology Royal Holloway, University of London San Diego State University (2) San Francisco State University (2) Santa Clara University (11) Sarah Lawrence College (4) Savannah College of Art and Design Scripps College Seattle University Skidmore College (2) Sonoma State University Southern Methodist University (9) St. John’s University Stanford University Syracuse University (5) Texas Christian University (7) The American University of Paris (3) The George Washington University (7) The New School - All Divisions (3) The University of Alabama (2) The University of Arizona (2) The University of Montana, Missoula The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of Oklahoma The University of Texas, Austin (6) Trinity College (3) Tufts University Tulane University (5) United States Coast Guard Academy University of British Columbia University of California, Berkeley (9) University of California, Davis (3) University of California, Irvine (6) University of California, Los Angeles (6) University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside (3) University of California, San Diego (5)

University of California, Santa Barbara (7) University of California, Santa Cruz (10) University of Colorado at Boulder (9) University of Delaware University of Denver University of Georgia University of Hawaii at Manoa (5) University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Michigan (6) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of New Hampshire at Durham University of New Haven University of Oregon (10) University of Pennsylvania (4) University of Pittsburgh University of Portland University of Puget Sound University of Richmond University of Rochester University of San Diego (8) University of San Francisco (3) University of Southern California (6) University of Vermont (2) University of Virginia (2) University of Washington (6) University of Wisconsin, Madison (14) Vanderbilt University Vassar College (3) Villanova University Wake Forest University (3) Waseda University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University West Los Angeles College Whitman College (2) Whittier College

For more information about this outstanding group of young women, please visit: www.mhs-la.org/Classof2019.

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