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JUNE 2009



GWNC passes motion to ban marijuana sites Melrose site ordered to close

SCOUTS cook.


SWING at Historical Society meeting. 8 TOY DRIVE sparks Larchmont Charter youth. 10 GRADUATES' college picks.


HANCOCK PARK— the novel—by local teen. 20 SOCCER buff heads to camp. 26 PATTY HILL covers the party front. 34


By Chris H. Sieroty Contributing Writer The recent opening of a Melrose Ave. marijuana dispensary near Fremont Library prompted the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council to pass a motion last month directing the City Council to order its immediate closure. The motion, approved May 13 at a meeting at the Ebell, applied to the Bull Dog Café and any dispensary not in compliance of the city’s Interim Control Ordinance or without a hardship exemption. The GWNC also wants the City Council to prevent the over-concentration of marijuana dispensaries near schools, youth centers, public libraries and religious institutions. “This is nothing short of shameful,” Jane Usher, an atlarge member of the GWNC board of directors, said of the proliferation of dispensaries. About 300 have opened in the L.A. area. Operators of the Bulldog Café, 6105 Melrose Ave., atSee Marijuana, p. 18

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By Jane Gilman BRE Properties outlined its request for zoning changes for its block-long development at a hearing on May 27 before Maya Zaitzevsky, city Zoning Administrator. The firm is also seeking a plan amendment and variance for its multi-story, 562unit apartment complex at Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave., adjacent townhomes and ground floor commercial/ retail space. Residents of Sycamore Square and Miracle Mile spoke at the hearing about their issues with the project at 5200 Wilshire Blvd. “Our concerns,” said Liz Fuller, Sycamore Square resident, “are traffic, density and See BRE Properties p. 7

VOLUNTEERS made paper mache flower pots at Wilshire Crest School for local nursing home residents as part of Big Sunday, a two-day community service event. Story page 33

Western facelift on agenda Crime, marijuana also discussed by LVNA By Laura Eversz Crime, including a recent spate of graffiti incidents, medical marijuana dispensaries and a facelift for Western Ave. were on the agenda of the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association’s semi-annual meeting in May at Van Ness Avenue Elementary School. L.A.P.D. Olympic Division Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo and two gang detail officers updated residents on a rash of graffiti in the northeast corner

of the neighborhood. Vandals from STA 13 and MS 13 gangs have been arrested, Pelayo said. Residents were encouraged to report graffiti to 311 for paint-outs, and to call 911 if they witness a crime in progress, noting descriptions of perpetrators, vehicles and license plates. Pelayo told residents there were no unusual levels of crime surrounding registered medical marijuana dispensaSee LVNA, p. 5

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Dozens of reasons are bringing shoppers to the boulevard… graduations, new babies, showers, weddings and Father’s Day. Another incentive: the sales tax hike, goes into effect July 1. *** Speaking of new babies, we met Jennifer Becker and her daughter Elisabeth, eight months old, on their way to Peet’s Coffee. *** Longwood Avenue residents joined forces to host a goodbye dinner for Martha and Bill Harmon (41-year residents) and Samantha Colbert who See BLVD., p. 5 ~ Entire Issue Online!


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By Jane Gilman

It’s out of control

Los Angeles budget problems could be solved if we took a lesson from our neighbors to the north. Since voters approved the sale of medical marijuana, our city has more than 300 dispensaries and applications for 300 more. We do not charge applicants to open these stores. Oakland charges $30,000 in fees; San Francisco, which has 22 such shops, $8,400. More to the point, why do we have so many of these stores? Why are there six dispensaries within a two-block area on Melrose Ave.? Why are they illegally operating near schools, libraries, playgrounds and places of religious worship? An Interim Control Ordinance is in effect until Sept. 9, 2009 that puts a temporary moratorium on the opening of the stores. It hasn’t stopped dispensaries from selling, claiming they have a hardship exemption even though the city’s Planning and Land Use Committee of City Council hasn’t heard a hardship exemption case since 2007. A KCET report said our city has more marijuana shops than Starbucks. The report quotes Councilman Dennis Zine saying, “It’s out of control.” The City Attorney's office is proposing new regulation and perhaps Carmen Trutanich, who will be taking that office in July, will make it a priority, and start instituting fees. Somebody has to.

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The multi year drought continues in the State of California and water supplies are becoming scarce. To address this shortage the Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles have announced the details of the Water Conservation Ordinance which is effective June 1, 2009. The restrictions include: 1. Use of irrigation sprinklers is limited to Monday and Thursday outside of the hours of 9AM through 4PM 2. Sprinkler station run times are limited to 10 minutes. 3. Any other landscape watering is prohibited between 9AM and 4PM each day. 4. No irrigation shall result in continuous runoff or water flow onto adjoining sidewalks, driveways, streets or gutters. 5. Washing of pavement, hard surfaces, and driveways is prohibited. 6. Water cannot be used to clean, fill or maintain ponds, fountains unless equipped with a re-circulating system 7. Washing of cars using a hose without a shut-off valve is prohibited. The first violation results in a written notice, with subsequent violations being charged at $100 increments. The fifth violation results in the restriction of available water service. In addition rates for water usage for being raised. There are two tiers, with Tier 1 being less expensive and based on a formula including type of customer (single family, multi-family, commercial, industrial or governmental), and size of property. The DWP is lowering Tier 1 by 15% and any usage over that falls into Tier 2 pricing which is much more costly. To determine how much water you use and whether your usage rises above Tier 1 and for any other questions visit the DWP website at:


If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so, so you can vote in the elections and show your support for the Association. If you have a question or concern please visit our website: www. or write the Association at 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, 90004. For security questions or concerns please contact Craig Gering ( The Graffiti Committee asks that graffiti sightings be reported both to the City by calling 311 or at website: http://www. Also, report graffiti sightings to Graffiti Committee Co-Chairs Pam Newhouse at 323-3567856; email address or Serena Apfel, 323936-4928; email address Other public funded Graffiti removal services are: Operation Clean Sweep, 800-611-2489 or Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180.

"Yes, I think legalizing marijuana is a fantastic idea. The bigger question is 'why isn't it legal?'" Harry Victor Miracle Mile

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Olympic Division ROBBERY: Two suspects impersonating police officers took jewelry, a cell phone and other property from an apartment on the 300 block of S. Van Ness Ave. on May 5 at 6:45 p.m. The suspects intimidated the victim into guiding them into the apartment. The victim was forced to sit on the couch while the suspects removed the property. BURGLARY: Money totaling $350 was taken from an

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WILSHIRE DIVISION Furnished by Senior Lead Officer Dave Cordova apartment on the 100 block of S. Manhattan Pl. between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on May 7. The suspect gained entry by prying the door jam off the front door and chipping around the door lock. GRAND THEFT AUTO: A 1975 Ford truck was taken from the 500 block of N. Norton Ave. between 4 p.m.

"It's a good idea. I don't think prohibition has ever worked. The war on drugs is a failure. Just look at the cost of locking people up in prison. I think it's harmful, but so are cigarettes." Dennis Hartigan Koreatown

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Community Calendar Tues., June 9: Mid City West Community Council board meeting, National Council of Jewish Women office, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., 7 p.m. Sun., June 14: Flag Day. Sun., June 14: Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, Bank of America parking lot, 100 N. Larchmont Blvd., 8 to 11 a.m. Sun., June 21: Father’s Day. Sun., June 28: Annual meeting of the Windsor SquareHancock Park Historical Society, 2 p.m., Farmers Insurance Building, 4680 Wilshire Blvd. Thurs., July 2: Neighborhood delivery of the Larchmont Chronicle. Sat., July 4: Independence Day.

"Sure, I'm all for legalizing everything. It would make for less crime." John Lowery June St.

"That would be fine with me. I

don't think it's as dangerous as alcohol, and studies have shown it doesn't lead to hard drugs." Mary Burdick Rossmore Ave.

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Do you live in Larchmont, Hancock Park or near The Grove and send your children to private school? If you do, I’m writing to tell you about a remarkable resource that you may be missing out on: John Burroughs Middle School. We have two children, ages eight years apart. Our older daughter attended Westwood Charter School, then Wonderland Gifted Magnet, then the IHP Program at Walter Reed Middle School and Harvard/Westlake High School. We are savvy about

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By John Winther

Wow! The annual Spring Fling sponsored by the Larchmont Boulevard Association was an amazing event that was held on May 14 at the Wilshire Country Club. Everyone had a sensational time and all this was done for a worthy cause. The LBA works hard every day to preserve and protect the charm, character and the experience of the Boulevard. The singers from the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center were so gifted and talented in their performance; the band seduced the audience with their enticing melodies and our honorary Chairman Councilman Tom LaBonge hit a high point for the evening. That evening was Tom and his wife Brigid’s anniversary, Tom sang a song to her from the stage. Many prizes were donated by local merchants, businesses and friends of the Boulevard. We thank them all for their generosity and affection for the community and village. Edie Frere from Landis stationery and Peggy Bartenetti from Coldwell Banker served as wonderful co-chairpersons for this LBA event. The LBA honored very deserving organizations and individuals including Wilshire Rotary Club, the Munger Family YMCA (Hollywood Wilshire YMCA), and Raul Rodriguez our local famous Rose Parade Designer. Accepting for Wilshire Rotary was Elsa Gillham, President; Scot Clifford, board member of the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, and Raul Rodriguez. A community benefits greatly from the support of everyone who goes beyond the everyday to give and give so generously to the community. These organizations and people exemplify the meaning of giving. Please visit the LBA at Adv.

what makes a great public school and are also familiar with the benefits of a private education. Our daughter is currently a junior at Oxford University in England. Our son attends seventh grade in the Gifted Magnet at John Burroughs Middle School. What I notice most about his experience is the absence of neighborhood kids. Years ago, when my daughter was in nursery school, and I was concerned about using LAUSD schools, a university professor inspired me to evaluate schools based on my own observations and intuition and not be guided by popular misconceptions. Our son is not only receiving a good education and having a good time at JB, but he is actually receiving a great education. Teachers at the school rival the best teach-

ers our daughter experienced at Harvard/Westlake. I would challenge any middle school across the U.S. to rival Mr. Mitchell in math, Ms. Wi in science or Ms. Heath and her extraordinary drama program. But the school is rich in culture. Our son’s ear is now attuned to accents from around the world, his friends have names I can’t easily pronounce, and he has begun to request foods I’ve never heard of. He has a sense of himself as a piece of the fabric of the world, not as the center of it, and we believe this is a phenomenally enriching aspect to his education that few private schools could replicate. I would personally like to urge every single reader with children of middle school age to look at the school. Ms. Helena Yoon, the phe(Please turn to page 20)

Neighborhood Council Thinking green for Spring


Spring has sprung, and that means your friendly neighborhood Windsor Square Association has gotten busy sprucing up the place. That includes funding improvements for the fence at Robert Burns Park (at the corner of Beverly and Van Ness, for those of you who don’t regularly visit with the kids), and continuing maintenance of the landscaping in the Larchmont Blvd. median, where the 28 Jacaranda trees have grown considerably since their initial planting and are thriving beautifully.

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council hosted Captain Eric Davis of the LAPD Wilshire station and Captain Matt Blake of the new LAPD Olympic station at our May 13, 2009 meeting. Captain Davis stated that motor vehicle burglaries are the primary crime in the Wilshire station boundary area. He recommended not leaving valuable items in vehicles, placing personal items in the trunk and locking your car. If possible try to park your car in a garage or driveway. Residential burglaries are called the “crime of opportunity” and he recommended locking doors and windows and installing sensor lighting around the perimeter of your property. Barking dogs also help to deter a burglar also. The LAPD Wilshire Station is responsible for policing west of Plymouth Boulevard within the Greater Wilshire boundaries.

The WSA also continues to advocate for general improvements in the neighborhood, including lobbying the city to move forward on the proposed addition of new street lights on major east-west streets in Windsor Square. You may have noticed additional trees sprouting curbside as well— Windsor Square Canopy planted another 19 trees in March, and is continuing to make progress on its goal of restoring Windsor Square’s original parkway forest, with more than 900 trees planted to date.

Captain Matt Blake of the new LAPD Olympic station spoke about the current response time which is less than 5 minutes when called. The Olympic Station is located at 1130 South Vermont Avenue and it polices from Plymouth Boulevard eastward within the Greater Wilshire boundaries. Senior Lead Officer Joseph Pelayo stated that the Olympic station is now number 2 in Los Angeles for violent crime reductions. Recently the vice unit of the Olympic station has been very aggressive in its area with prostitution arrests. Key contact information for the Olympic station is: Emergencies 911 Olympic station Front Desk 213-382-9102 Olympic Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo 213-793-0709

Board President Mike Genewick also attended the bi-monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council to weigh in on zoning and security issues for the area in general. There’s been another change in Board membership: John Carpenter has resigned to relocate to the East Coast and will be sorely missed. However, we are delighted to announce that Vince Chieffo is taking his place. Mr. Chieffo is an entertainment and media litigator with Greenberg Taurig, and lives on Beachwood Drive with his wife Karen Pope.

As always, please visit our website at for regular updates. The Windsor Square Association, an all-volunteer group of residents from 1100 households between Beverly and Wilshire and Van Ness and Arden, works to preserve and enhance our beautiful neighborhood. Join with us! Drop us a line at 157 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004, or visit our website at ADV.

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Forum speakers predict transit, sustainability future By Chris H. Sieroty Contributing Writer Service to Fairfax Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. could begin within the next decade, a Metro official briefed members of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce at its fourth annual Wilshire Corridor Forum in May. The transportation agency has completed its scoping period and is releasing information gathered from its public meetings for comment. “Within the next two to three months we will begin exploratory drilling throughout the area at about 70 locations,” Jody Litvack, Metro’s community relations manager, told Larchmont Chronicle in an interview before the meeting. “We’ll be working during the day, and spend two to three days at any one location. The soil samples will be taken to a lab for further study as we begin to determine where the tunnels and (subway) portals will be built.” Litvack said the options for the Westside Subway Extension had been narrowed over a two-year process from 17 mass transit projects to two, a 12-mile line from Western to the sea or a 16-mile line with a spur through West Holly-

Metro drills for soil samples in area Metro will be assessing results from soil samples taken from four locations in the area in late May. Drill rigs drew the samples on Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax and Burnside avenues. The work is being done to assess conditions below the ground to prepare for a Draft Environmental Impact report on the proposed Metro’s westside subway extension.

SOIL SAMPLES drawn by drill rigs will be used to assess conditions below the ground.

wood. “We are in a rare period for public transportation in Los Angeles,” she said. “Three things have come together. They are: public support, political support and now a secure funding source in Measure R to build the subway extension. We have never had all three together at one time before. Ten years from now, we could have a subway running to Fairfax. It all depends on how soon funding is available.” The Wilshire-only extension will cost $6.5 billion, add-

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ing the West Hollywood line increases the total cost to $9 billion. Measure R was expected to generate roughly $4 billion for the subway extension. Litvack said by 2010 Metro staff will recommend a Locally Preferred Alternative which will identify the project to be built, its length, phasing and timing. To address the issues surrounding the creation of a sustainable environment within the region, the Wilshire Corridor Forum on May 14 also hosted several panel discussions featuring architects, real estate brokers and city officials. “We have embraced the concept of sustainability,” said Gary Russell, executive director of the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District. “Our business improvement district has created a cool district to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.” The cool district is approx(Please turn to page 17)

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Auto crimes alert

There has been a recent increase in vehicle theft and theft from motor vehicles in the area, according to the LAPD Olympic Division. The most common stolen vehicles are Hondas and Toyotas, and the most common items being stolen include GPS systems, iPods, cell phones, cameras, purses, wallets and packages. BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE: Clothing and oth-

er property were taken from a car in an underground structure on the 400 block of S. Van Ness Ave. between 12:45 and 8:40 a.m. on May 17. The suspect smashed the vehicle window to gain entry. PREVENTION TIP: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain view. Park where there is a high concentration of pedestrians; park in well-lit areas at night. Wilshire Division From May 3 through May 16 the following crimes occurred: One burglary, four thefts, four burglary thefts from vehicles and one grand theft auto.



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Western Ave., marijuana, crime on LVNA agenda (Continued from page 1) ries on Melrose and Western avenues. Nikki Ezhari, field deputy to Councilmember Tom LaBonge, addressed questions regarding street resurfacing and issues pertaining to Western Ave., including crime and enforcement of signage codes. She informed residents that LaBonge lost the battle to restore individual parking meters on the boulevard that were replaced by a Park and Pay system. Bike racks will be put in their place. The councilman fostered a recent effort on Western Ave. to enforce building codes in regard to signs, banners and flags on businesses. The field deputy said the mayor’s office and the Community Redevelopment Agency will work on facelifts for buildings on Western Ave. LaBonge has secured more

than 200 trees for a 12-block stretch. Ezhari encouraged residents to support fundraising efforts of the Larchmont Blvd. Association, which pays for trash collection in the Village. Sharyn Romano reviewed Hollywood Beautification Team activities, including graffiti removal and the Million Trees LA tree-planting project. She welcomed residents to request parkway and yard trees by calling the HBT office at 323-962-2163. Larchmont Grill owners told residents of their request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for later hours, and a liquor license at the Melrose Ave. restaurant. Neighbors on Melrose Ave. and Lucerne Blvd. have been supportive of the request. Residents were urged to stay informed about this and other issues by enrolling at

Trutanich wins; Koretz ahead in Fifth District Council race Sign ordinance pending review New restrictions on digital billboards and “supergraphic” advertising will be among L.A. City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich’s first order of business. The City Council delayed a vote last month for the proposed sign ordinance to allow Trutanich time to review the measure; he takes office July 1. Jane Usher, Windsor Square, will be the transition’s executive director. She is the former president of the city planning commission. If passed, the law would allow areas in special sign dis-

tricts to be eligible to apply. The 21 proposed districts include the Miracle Mile, on Wilshire Blvd., between San Vicente Blvd. to La Brea Avenue. Trutanich won his seat in a runoff last month against former City Councilman Jack Weiss. Results won’t be in until June 15 for the Fifth Council District seat, according to a spokesman for the registrar’s office. Paul Koretz and David Vahedi were separated by 335 votes in last month’s election for Weiss’ seat.

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Larchmont goers will get whiffs of sausage and eggs when Boy Scout Troop 621 host its 43rd annual Pancake Breakfast on Sun., June 14. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served in the Bank of America, 100 N. Larchmont Blvd., parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m. “at the low low rate of $2,” says scout master Steve Heaney. “The Troop’s primary fundraising event of the year includes the boys being responsible for selling the tickets, setting up the event and cooking the pancakes,” he added. Funds will help pay for a host of events, including a fishing trip this month. The final event of the summer will take place in August when a group of the boys and three adult leaders head to Alaska for two weeks of hiking, rafting and kayaking.

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Loyola High School’s Community Service Program was honored by the L.A. Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) at a reception held in April at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood. Jesuit Father Peter Filice, superior of the Jesuit community at Loyola, received the award for the school. Also honored was Tom Zeko, director of the Community Service Program, for his outstanding commitment to its success. Each year, the IVC honors individuals and programs that reflect the Ignatian values of direct service to the poor. “Over the last 30 years, Loyola’s CSP has provided the opportunity for thousands of Loyola students to become engaged in the world in a new way, to actively participate in the Gospel’s call to service,” said Anne Hansen, regional director for IVC L.A. “Loyola students have touched and enriched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals who are poor or marginalized in Los Angeles.”

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The Grove, recently hosted the second annual Olympic Games at its S. June St. campus. Students grades kindergarten through five participated in athletic events including obstacle courses, relay and sacek races and tug of war. They gained admission to the games by donating backpacks filled with new school supplies that are to be distributed to homeless children throughout the city. “The Grove is proud and privileged to support the students at Third Street Elementary as they learn both the satisfaction and value of putting the needs of others first,” said Rick Lemmo, senior vice president of community relations at The Grove. In addition to The Grove’s support, the Tiger Woods Foundation awarded the school a $2,500 grant to help students meet their fundraising backpack goal as well as $12,000 for school programs.


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speaker was Immaculate alumnus Katherine Kantardjieff, Ph.D., director of the center for molecular structure at Cal State Fullerton. Among graduates still set to throw their hats in the air are from HarvardWestlake on Fri., June 5, Loyola on Sat., June 6 and Campbell Hall on Mon., June 8. Philanthropist Victoria Seaver Dean will address Pilgrim School’s 50th graduating class June 8. The ceremony, which is part of the school’s year-long golden anniversary festivities, will honor the Seaver family and Institute; the family name heads one of the school’s two buildings, at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. Housch Football Field will set the stage for Los Angeles High’s Fri., June 26 commencement, while Pacific Hills graduates will get their diplomas at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on Fri., June 12. Congratulations graduates!

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Seniors from several area schools graduated in May, while others are set to attend their commencement ceremonies this month. Marymount High seniors, who graduated May 23, heard keynote speaker Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success and CEO of the charitable organization Do Something. Marlborough’s class of 2009 graduated May 28, and Immaculate Heart students got their diplomas June 2 at the Hollywood Bowl. Their keynote

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Fluxus opens flagship boutique on Larchmont Fluxus, a clothing line formerly available online and at department stores, has opened a flagship boutique at 202 N. Larchmont Blvd. Inspired by the radical Fluxus art movement of the 60s, the line is “basics with a twist,” said store manager Brandon Rafferty. “Popular among young celebrities, the comfortable and layerable clothing is for anyone from 14 to 99,” he added. The loft-like boutique is in the space occupied for 35 years by My Favorite Place, which earlier this year merged with Landis General Store at 142 Larchmont Blvd. “We feel like Larchmont is the right place for us,” said Rafferty. “There’s so much foot traffic, and the community, the people, the shopability all fit together with our line.”

New styles are on the floor every week including dresses, T-shirts, bias wraps, jumpers, capris and a French terry line with jackets, trench coats, blazers, said Rafferty. “We pride ourselves on our

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green space.” Representatives of the Miracle Mile Residential Association and Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce also expressed concerns about density at the hearing. Renee Weitzer, deputy for Councilman Tom LaBonge, said transcripts of the testimony at the hearing will be forwarded to the city Planning Commission. She expects the first public hearing to be in

July. “Our office will continue to work on traffic and other mitigations of concern to the community,” she said. Dale Goldsmith, attorney for BRE, presented the firm’s requests for the mixed-use project. BRE Properties, based in San Francisco, owns and operates 72 apartment communities totaling 21,196 units in California, Arizona and Washington.


Larchmont Blvd. business offers designer apparel Archive Agency, specializing in personal shopping and designer and vintage clothing liquidation, will host a launch party and open house shopping event on Sat., July 18 at 530 N. Larchmont Blvd., Suite 3. The appointment-based company, owned by fashion veteran Jenn Ripley, sells new merchandise at discounts up to 85 percent from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Moschino. Items are typically off-season, cancelled or overstock styles, and in many case vintage or from movie sets. In addition, bi-monthly sales will be open to the public. For an appointment, call 404-574-9098. For more in-

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Learn to cook at Larchmont Larder A series of cooking classes at the Larchmont Larder, 626 N. Larchmont Blvd., will show you how to make the most of summer’s bounty. Learn to make a variety of salads using seasonal produce on Thurs., June 11. A baking class covers crisps, cobblers pies and tarts on Thurs., July 16. Tomatoes are the topic on Thurs., Aug. 13. Classes, led by Chef Michael Beglinger, are at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per session. For more information, call 323-962-9900.

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Marijuana center open illegally, councilman says The Bull Dog Café may soon be up in smoke. The owner of the medical marijuana dispensary was denied a request for a hardship exemption by Councilman Tom LaBonge last month. “It’s within a block of a public library that is used frequently by school children, and it’s on a street with very limited parking,” LaBonge said in an e-mail to the Chronicle. “They’ve been cited and the enforcement process has begun,” he added. The exemption would have allowed the Bull Dog at 6105 Melrose Ave. to operate pending an interim control ordinance. The owner of the shop claims he has a right to the location, and was registered with a Cahuenga location prior to moving recently to Melrose. But city officials disagree.

“The ICO (interim control ordinance) clearly states you cannot move from one location to another,” said Renee Weitzer, chief of staff for LaBonge. Weitzer compared the practice to a restaurant selling alcohol while waiting for its liquor license. “It doesn’t work that way.” The Bull Dog's is among hundreds of requests for hardship exemptions before the city Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The committee will consider striking the hardship exemptions by Tues., June 9, and consider a draft ordinance, according to Monica Reyes, spokesman for Ed Reyes, chair of PLUM. The final ordinance, set to have stricter regulations for the centers, will go before the Council for approval.

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Big Band stars to speak at Historical Society event Chuck Cecil, known as “The King of Big Band Radio,” will reminisce on the era of popular swing music at the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society meeting on Sun., June 28 at 2 p.m. at Farmers Insurance Group, 4680 Wilshire Blvd. Johnny Vana, drummer with the Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey bands, will cover highlights of his career. The meeting will also feature installation of officers and awards to owners of historic buildings and homes. Farmers will be one of the buildings to receive a Landmark Award for its sixstory office headquarters on Wilshire Blvd., said Suzanne Bank, event chairman. The Palladium will also get an award. The scene of many big band performances, it recently reopened in Hollywood. Officers to be installed at the meeting include Fluff McLean, president; Richard Battaglia, first vice president. More are Ernie Marjoram, second vice president; Rita Bazeley, third vice president; Caroline Labiner Moser, secretary, and June Bilgore, treasurer. Members will hear a report on the Garden Tour & Party held in April, and on projects the Society is supporting. Reservations are required by Mon., June 22. Members are $10, non-members $15. Call 213-243-8182.

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Event features summer activities for youth at Park La Brea The answer to “What to do with the kids this summer?” was answered at the Park La Brea Youth Day in May at Alandele Circle. The event included a jump house and climbing tree, and refreshments were furnished by Whole Foods market. Booths highlighted information on summer camps and the police Explorer program. Sylvie Brousseau, Park La Brea activities director, said the event was designed to introduce neighborhood residents to the programs that are available for the kids during the summer. Youngsters ages 13 to 18 who enroll in the police Explorers program will be trained by the Los Angeles Police Department and will be part of the patrol at Park La Brea, said Glenn Beem, secu-

rity director at the 4,400-unit apartment complex. CHAMPIONS USA will conduct a summer camp at Hancock Park Elementary School which is adjacent to the property. The camp, for youngsters ages four to 13, will begin on Mon., June 22. Activities include weekly trips to the Los Angeles Zoo, Dodger Stadium and the Discovery Science Center. ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES for youngsters at Park La Brea Youth Dayl, top right, included debut of the new police T-3 patrol unit. Officer Yolanda Flores demonstrated the new vehicle to Explorer Scouts and youth at the Park La Breasponsored event on May 23 at Alandele Circle. Far right, youngsters scale a tree.


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Seven-year-olds at The children are graded on Larchmont Charter School the care of their borrowed toy, are encouraging their peers receiving a satisfactory mark to donate toys to needy youths for returning their toy on time throughout the city. and in good condition. Local parents Lindsay After 20 good marks, the child Sturman and Michele attains the status of “Honor Montgomery of Beachwood Borrower,” which entitles the Dr. are helping the chil- child to a gift from the Honor dren reap donations for Toy Loan Libraries, a program Douglas Meyer architect run by county social services that started during the Great Architecture Planning Interiors Depression. Architecture Interiors Simply put, the Toy Loan Planning Program is a free service which allows children to borA Windsor Square – row toys from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner Hancock Park in which they borrow books Neighborhood Specialist from the public library. “The need for toys is up 30 percent,” Montgomery said. Expertise in: “School will be out for sumHistorical Preservation mer break soon, and for so Second Story Additions many kids in L.A. whose parents have lost their jobs, it will Complete Renovation be a very long summer.” Toy donations may be made at Larchmont Charter School, 1265 North Fairfax Ave. Windsor Square - Hancock Park The first Toy LoanACenter opened on May 6, 1935 in Neighborhood a Specialist garage near Manchester Park, and basic ground rules were (323) 939-0033 developed. Toys are loaned on PHONE 323-939-0033 a weekly basis, and a record is kept of every toy borrowed.



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WILSHIRE ROTARY CLUB honored public school educators at its annual Teachers Recognition Day in May. Elsa Gillham, club president, at left, is shown with, left to right, Alexandra Dia, teacher at Wilshire Park School with principal Enrique Franco and student Jasmine Lee; event chairman Margie Christoffersen, teacher Charles Pallos III with Dr. Mary Hall, Queen Anne Place principal and student Ruth Cruz; Lloyd Houske, principal, Cahuenga School, with teacher Jun Chang and student Mary Jane Quintana.

Concert celebrates grand opening of Fairfax auditorium A free concert at Fairfax High by the Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. will celebrate the grand opening of the school’s renovated auditorium at 7850 Melrose Ave. The concert on Thurs., June 11 at 6:30 p.m., also features an introduction by the Fairfax High School orchestra, conducted by Ray Vizcarra. Los Angeles Unified School District funded the refurbishment of the historic auditorium’s 1,000 seats, wood floors and carpet. The school is partnering with the City of West Hollywood and the Gay Men’s Chorus to fund a new sound system and repair house lights Coffee and dessert will be served in the auditorium rotunda following the show. Donations will be accepted to

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Vintage trucks stars of Gilmore Heritage Show Council office keeping an The annual Gilmore Auto Show will celeye on traffic improvements Heritage ebrate the Farmers Market’s tique, Seaver, even donated a percentage of proceeds to this project. Construction should begin within a year. Kudos all around.

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Tom LaBonge Miracle Mile Traffic Plans The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) vacated Ogden Ave. between 6th St. and Wilshire Blvd. to build the wonderful new Broad Contemporary Art Museum, which opened last year. BCAM has been a tremendous addition to Museum Row. I particularly like Chris Burden’s piece "Urban Light" at the entrance. I was concerned that diverted traffic might affect the quiet Miracle Mile neighborhoods south of Wilshire Blvd. I required LACMA to place $100,000 in a transportation fund for traffic calming measures once the museum was up and running. My staff worked with residents on this, and they requested that 8th St. be re-striped with a center turning lane so that they

75th anniversary with a tribute to the vehicles that launched the L.A. landmark—trucks. “When the Market first opened in 1934, there wasn’t a structure of any kind,” said marketing manager Ilysha Buss. “There was an empty lot, and the original 18 merchants, including a dozen farmers, parked their pick-ups on that lot and sold goods from the beds of their trucks.” Among those featured will be several built in the same year can make left turns at each intersection between LaBrea and Fairfax avenues. They also wanted speed humps for most of the residential streets. The speed humps will require petitioning on each block, but the re-striping project will be completed soon. Join Brigid LaBonge On Sat., June 6 at 8 a.m., I hope you’ll support the Griffith Park Communities “Relay for Life” at the Mulholland Fountain (corner of Los Feliz Blvd. and Riverside Dr.). My wife Brigid, who is a cancer survivor, is leading a walking team at this 24-hour relay. There will be food, games and music, and plenty of information about fighting and surviving this terrible disease. For more information on joining or supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, visit: www.relayforlife. org/griffitparkca.

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Explorer of the Year Jose Melgar received a plaque at Spring Salute 2009. Also pictured, from left, are Wilshire Community Police Council board president T.C. Kim, Capt. Eric Davis, commanding officer, L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division, and West Bureau Deputy Chief Terry Hara.

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The event, which featured an auction, dinner and awards presentation, raised more than $8,000 for the Wilshire Community Police Council, said board member and Spring Salute chairman Suzanne Bank. Award recipients of the year honored at the Wilshire Community Police Council (WCPC) event were: Officer, Armondo Hoyos; Detective, Luis Corona; Senior Lead Officer, Spiro Roditis. Supervisor, Rudy Hernandez; Civilian Employee, Martha Militello; Investigator, Arturo Ramos. Reserve Officer, Alton Jones; Explorer, Jose Melgar and Community Member, Robert Reeves; Businessperson, Young H. Sim. The WCPC is a non-profit volunteer group that funds youth programs at the Wilshire Community Police Station. The Police Explorer and Deputy Auxiliary Police programs mentor youth and encourage their participation in the community.

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A bequest in excess of $2 million to the Leadership in Learning Campaign is the largest gift from an alumna in Marlborough School’s history. The gift was from the estate of Nancy Omohundro Long, class of ’54, who served as a member of the Alumnae Council, and supported the Angel Project, a program that supplements financial aid. In addition, she served for 22 years as assistant to the head of school. “Nancy Long was an extraordinary alumna, colleague and friend to many members

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The Counsel General of Australia was among more than 60 people at the Junior League of Los Angeles’ Rainey House for a reception aimed at helping to end human trafficking. “Human Trafficking: Slavery in Our Midst” also included members of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking as well as visitors from the Republic of Kazakhstan. “The reception was not only an opportunity to raise awareness around the tragedy that is human trafficking,” said Michelle Kezirian, president of the Junior League, “but also to build and strengthen relationships in the community and educate people about what it is that the Junior League does.” L.A. is one of the top three points of entry into America for victims of slavery and trafficking, she said.


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High school grads reveal their choices for college Sloane Fowkes was working as a junior ambassador at Campbell Hall when she first heard of Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College. “That’s when college reps give presentations about their schools. I was taking notes for

She hopes to study abroad in either Argentina or Spain her junior year. In the meantime, Sloane says she’s a little nervous about leaving home. “I know I’ll be homesick. But I’m excited because it’ll give me the opportunity to grow.” Her parents, Flo and Richard, Plymouth Blvd., will be sad to see her go. “But they’re very happy I get to attend the school I want.”


students who were unable to attend.” When Sloane heard the vice president of admissions talk about Dickinson’s study abroad program and about how they intermix classes, “I fell in love with the school.” An overnight stay at the campus in the Fall sealed the deal, and she was accepted after applying early decision.


Lauren Elsner was so sure she wanted to go to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, she didn’t apply anywhere else. “I applied early decision. So if I didn’t get in, I could sub-

mit other applications I had ready,” said the Campbell Hall graduate. Lauren credits working with a college counselor and visiting more than 20 schools for helping her find exactly what she was looking for. “I’d advise younger students to do the same. It really eliminated a lot of stress.” With plans to minor in dance and major in psychology or arts management, the Windsor Square resident says she’s “very, very excited to leave home. I’ve wanted to go to the east coast all my life, and I’m ready to be independent.” As for her parents, Jeff and Margy Hudson, Lauren, the youngest of three, says, "I think they will be delighted and very happy to have the house to themselves.” *** Among schools Marlborough senior Ashley Lyles was accepted into were the University of Richmond, Howard University, St. Mary’s and Santa Clara colleges. Trying to decide which to attend wasn’t easy, she said. “I really liked Santa Clara and Howard. And St. Mary’s had a very pretty campus in the Bay area, they were really welcoming and I got a good

ASHLEY LYLES sense of community and family there.” In addition, the avid basketball player knew some girls on the St. Mary’s team. In the end, her decision was made easier when St. Mary’s offered her a scholarship. And her mom, Chutima, Elmwood Ave., is glad she won’t be too far from home.” “If she misses me, she can drive up and see me.” Ashley plans to major in biology, with a minor in Spanish or business. “I hope to become a pediatrician some day.” For now, she’s sad about the thought of leaving everyone behind. “But I’m really excited to be on my own and to meet new people.”


Human Rights Series held at Marlborough Marlborough juniors and seniors heard of a child’s forced enlistment in the militia to becoming an advocate to the U.N. as part of a Human Rights Speaker Series. The former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madeleine (last name was withheld) was on the Rossmore Ave. campus as part of the series, organized by history department head Cathy Atwell, Hancock Park. “This year’s Speaker Series has enriched students’ understanding of topics that usually ‘fly below the radar’ in the traditional high school curriculum...” said Atwell. Madeleine was joined by Bukeni Waruzi, executive director of Ajedi-Ka, aimed at demobilizing the reintegrating child soldiers in the DRC. Banafsheh Akhlaghi, western regional director of Amnesty International, met with students on April 15 to discuss transnational conflicts and crime. Government officials and journalists were among a nine-member panel from Kazakhstan to address students on human trafficking on May 15, concluding the series.


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In the book “Dreamers in Dream City” author Harry Brant Chandler blends vintage and contemporary photos of 54 men and women who have made their mark on Los Angeles. The Hancock Park resident will be signing his new book at Chevalier’s, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., on Sat., June 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A former media executive, he is a descendant of two pioneer Los Angeles families. Angel City Press published the hardcover book. Cost is $35.

even if we only get a couple of people to sign up,” Ridgeley says. The partners are absolutely open to ideas from customers, she adds, “as long as it’s handson… no computers, low-tech, back to basics.” A sign in the store asks, “Do you do something creative?” Ridgeley and Hollingsworth recently talked to both an upholsterer and a woodworker about potential workshops, as well as someone who wants to teach a shoe-making class using recycled tires and hemp. Hands-On offers a lounge with free tea bar, a reference library, community posts and handmade retail. The space is also available for special events. Memberships, which allow free use of the workspace and offer discounts on workshops, are available for both individual and families. “Our goal is to create a warm, inviting and energetic space for learning and sharing creativity and skills,” said Ridgeley. “It’s about community.” Hands-On 3rd, 8377 W. Third St., 323-655-0515, www.

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William Michael “Mike� Chambers died April 29 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 77. Born in Norfolk, Neb., he earned a business degree from Creighton University. Following graduation, Chambers was accepted into the U.S. Naval Officer’s Candidate School. When his service ended, he went to work for IBM. A 39-year resident of Hancock Park, he was active in Junior Achievement of So.

which owns and operates 5900 Wilshire, said when her company bought the building, it put in the most energy efficient equipment it could purchase. De Briere said, “with the new equipment, the building’s energy bill remains $60,000 a month.� Without the retrofit, the building’s energy consumption with all the old systems working would have cost $150,000 a month. Jeff Pion, a broker with CB Richard Ellis, said the real estate company has over two billion square feet of property in its portfolio and has been pushing its clients to embrace green technologies. “Something as simple as changing incandescent light bulbs to more energy efficient bulbs can have a huge impact,� he said.

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“It has grown fast in just three years because there is so much to celebrate in the British relationship with Southern California.” Joining him was "International Man of Mystery," Austin Powers, also known as actor Mike Myers. BritWeek, which is actually a month-long series of events ending in mid May, included a gala dinner honoring former British prime minister Tony Blair and benefiting Malaria No More at the Beverly Wilshire. Other highlights were an L.A. Galaxy game, which featured soccer player Ed Westwick. Sharon Osbourne hosted the

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Olympia appoints disability advocate to hospital board Olympia Medical Center has named Betty R. Wilson, director of community affairs with the city Dept. of Disability, to the hospital’s board of directors. Wilson is an advocate and pioneer for the delivery of services to people with mental and physical disabilities. “I am extremely proud of the board’s decision to elect Ms. Wilson,” said John Calderone, CEO of Olympia Medical Center. “We look forward to incorporating Ms. Wilson’s programs and policies into our daily operations.” Wilson is responsible for the establishment of the first Dept. on Disability at any municipal government level.


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Dixson tells of success at Read Right conference By Suzan Filipek When sixth-grader Foster Dixson isn’t playing on a local Little League, basketball or football team, he’s often reading about sports. He also peruses essays about animals—he has a boxer/Lab, Hurley—as well as reads biographies and about biology and ecology since his reading skills shot up threeand-a-half grade levels since last summer. “He went from not wanting to read at all and feeling stupid and angry about it to vol- BESIDES BEING AN AVID READER unteering in class and Foster Dixson is a sports enthusiast. reading on his own all before 250 attendees at the the time. It was a 180,” group’s annual conference last says his mom. Parents Sarah Jennings and month in Seattle. Gregory Dixson, of N. Lucerne "Foster and I got a standing Blvd., attribute their son’s suc- ovation. It was a wonderful excess to the national Read Right perience," she added. Systems tutorial program. Educators, parents and corNever one to be shy, Jennings said her out-going son spoke Ebell L.A. gives

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Five seniors in Pacific Hills’ graduating class of 33 have been awarded scholarships to play college basketball. Briahna “Bree” Richardson will become a Gaucho for UC Santa Barbara, and Ariel Dale signed with Fordham University in New York. Joanna Miller will compete for the University of North Carolina Central, while Alexander Osborne will play for Loyola Marymount Derick Flowers, who was named CIF Division V-AA Player of the Year and 2007 John Wooden Award winner, will attend UC Irvine in the fall.

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‘Hancock Park’ is work of local teenage novelist By Jane Gilman

Isabel Kaplan had the idea for her book when she was 12. At 16 she had an interested agent, and now, at 19, she is a published author. The book, “Hancock Park,” was completed during her junior and senior years at Marlborough School. “When I was 16, my mom was having a book party, and I told her friend (the agent) Judith Regan about my book,” recalls the brunette, a freshman at Harvard University. “Judith looked at the first 12 pages and gave me a contract.” The hardcover book debuts June 30. When your mother is Susan Estrich, former chairman of the Michael Dukakis for President campaign and television commentator, and your father is Marty Kaplan, com-

AUTHOR used neighborhood as background for her story.

munications professor at USC, you are bound to inherit creative genes. “My parents have always encouraged me to go after whatever I wanted. They have been my role models,” says the


FOR FATHERS Make cards; trains at Farmers Market


Make cards for dads at the Farmers Market, Third St. and Fairfax Ave. on Sun., June 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Einstein Brown’s Calypso Kids Show and the gang from Radio Disney will entertain. Trains will be celebrated with a variety of activities on Sun., June 28, noon to 3 p.m. Kids are encouraged to come in "train" costumes.

Design ties at area museums


“Wilshire Rotary supports Congratulations to all recipients. local schools in a variety of ways Internationally, members of from our dictionary distribuWilshire Rotary look forward to tions, to members reading to elean upcoming trip to the Rotary mentary age children, sponsorInternational Convention in ships of Rotary clubs at the high Birmingham, England to hear more school and college level, as well about Rotary’s efforts to end polio, as through our annual foster world peace and Teachers Awards. This understanding, and proyear we invited the vide clean drinking water four awardees and globally. their principals as our Lastly and specially I guests for lunch and would like to thank everypresented them with one on this year’s board plaques and gift cerfor their time and deditificates to honor cation. The excellent job them for their conthey did in their directortinued dedication to President Elsa Gillham ship has definitely made a our youth. LA High’s difference in our local and Mr. Mendez chose to honor global community. It was an honor Julio Colon, Dr. Mary Hall honand a pleasure serving as the 77th ored Charles Pallos III of Queen President of Wilshire Rotary. Anne Place Elementary, Principal Please join us for lunch and a Lloyd Houske of Cahuenga honprogram any Wednesday at noon ored Jun Chang and Alexandra at the Ebell Club, 743 S. Lucerne Dia of Wilshire Park School was Blvd. and find out more about honored by Principal Franco. Wilshire Rotary. Adv.

young author. Isabel grew up in Hancock Park. Her parents separated when she was 10 and brother, James, was six. Kaplan continues to live in Hancock Park while Estrich resides in Santa Monica. She commutes between the two. The book jacket hypes the novel, revealing the characters. Becky, the book’s narrator, tells of her sparring parent, a grandmother who is man-crazy and a younger brother Jack who answers only to J-zizzy. “No,” states the author, “it is not a book about my family.” The book’s publicist calls the novel “a delicious read for the “Gossip Girl’ and “Mean Girls” crowd and soon to be the hot book of the summer.” “I’m really excited about the book,” said Isabel. “It’s like releasing my first child.” And, the savvy teenager has another book “in the germination stage.”

  Design ties for dad at the Zimmer Children’s Museum on Sun., June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m., at 6505 Wilshire Blvd. At the Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., sculptures, frames and cards can be fashioned at Found Treasures, a workshop Sat., June 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Recommended for families with children ages 3-12. RSVP at 323-937-4230 x50 or email:

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Cal Poly Pomona alumni, Andrews brothers awarded

Two brothers, who grew up in the neighborhood and are leaders in agriculture in the state, were recently honored at the 49th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards by the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association. Daniel Andrews, class of ’90, owns fruit and vegetable growing and shipping company Dan Andrews Farms. He played with the L.A. Dodgers for two seasons before he became a produce sales manager for his father, Robert Andrews. He started his own company in 2007. John Andrews, class of ’92, also graduated in food marketing and agribusiness management from Cal Poly. He owns Trinity Farms, and he is office manager of the family farm in the San Joaquin Valley—a major grower, packer Ebell June AD:Ebell AD and shipper of 2009 produce.


FASHION SHOW hosted by Assistance League of So. Calif.’s Anne Banning Auxiliary Professionals was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in April. Operation School Bell for underprivileged children benefited from the fundraiser. Auxiliary members Suzanne Kahane, left, and Sylvia Marjoram. 5/22/2009 6:08 PM Page 1

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES JUNE 2009 EVENTS Scholarship Breakfast - Saturday, June 6, 2009

Music, Arts and Letters - Monday, June 8, 2009 Dr. Keith Black, MD - Brain Surgeon 11:30 a.m. Social hour; 12 noon Luncheon; 12:45 Program

Assembly Dinner - Friday, June 12, 2009 EBELL “The Early Years” 1894-1949 A Light-hearted History in Rhythm and Rhyme! 6:30 p.m. Cocktails; 7:15 Program begins; 8p.m. Dinner $45 per person

Women in Leadership - Monday, June 15, 2009 Wendy Greuel - Los Angeles City Controller - Elect 11:30 a.m. Social hour; 12 noon Luncheon; 12:45 Program

Monday Luncheons: $20 member/$30 non-member For tickets, please call 323-931-1277 ext.131 or email: Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to an event to avoid billing.

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Loyola High School Jesuit College Preparatory

Marlborough School has been preparing young women for leadership and contribution since 1889.

Class of 2009 College Choices

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Amherst College Boston University (3) Brown University (2) Bucknell University Carleton College Colgate University Columbia University (6) Cornell University Duke University (4) Emerson College (2) Emory University George Washington University (2) Georgetown University Harvard University (2) Johns Hopkins University (2) Kenyon College (4) Lewis and Clark College Macalester College New York University (2) Northwestern University (3) Oberlin College Pratt Institute Reed College (2) Saint Mary’s College Smith College Southern Methodist University

Spelman College Stanford University (3) Tufts University (2) University of Chicago University of Delaware University of Denver University of Michigan University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania (4) University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California (11) University of California at: Berkeley (3) Irvine Los Angeles (2) Merced Santa Barbara (3) Santa Cruz Vanderbilt University Vassar College (3) Washington University in St. Louis (2) Wesleyan University Williams College Yale University (2)



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Graduating Class of 2009! We salute our eighth graders! Janellyn Adraneda

Emily Eva Johnson

Sarah Jisun No

Kathy Amiliategui

Joseph Kang

Cristian Ramirez

Jasmine Crystal Barruga

Agnes Youn

Alison Paulina Sarreal

Anthony James Cardinal

Harold Hong Kim

Sandra Shim

Katrina Mae Chavez

Stephanie Kim

Ryan Toledo

Donald Cheong

Justin Ko

Aidan Valdez

Divya George

Lucero Marleny Lopez

Ernesto Velasco

Gi Sebastienne Gonzales

Gabrielle May Magpantay Krystal von Seyfried

Jamie Vanessa Gonzalez

Carlos Morales

Jocelyn Zavala

CoNGRATuLATioNS To ouR STuDENTS who were admitted to the following Catholic High Schools: Bellarmine Jefferson, Bishop Conaty-our Lady of Loretto, Cathedral, immaculate Heart, Loyola, Notre Dame Academy, Notre Dame High School, Providence, Salesian High School and St. Genevieve.

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Congratulate the Class of 2009 Caspian Alavi-Flint Lilia Aronoff-Aspaturian Christian Bailey Emma Bernstein Andre Bianic Emily Brooks Charles (Chunny) Cohen Natasha Coleman Margaret Combs Marat Daukayev Jenny Davis Spencer Fields Andrew Friedman Adam Glaser Megan Guefen Maddox Kay Samuel Klebanow

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Congratulations to the 2009 Graduating Class! Carlos Bax Jennifer Chae Christina Cho Michael Davis Cheyenne Drake Justin Elder Jocelyn Everett Robert Floyd Quinn Forrer Stephanie Garcia Justice Guy Gage Guyer Anna Hanasz Felix Hernandez Angela Hwang Cecilia Inofuentes Robert Jackson Samantha Juarez Erin Keeton Chris Ki Beverly Kim John Kim Marian Kim Sean Kim Durant Lee Edward Lee Nickolas Leguizamon Bryson Negri Gozie Ojini Nanichi Oliva Edmund Park Sam Park Christopher Robinson Kathleen Ruther Yohanes Shimelis Tyler Vicknair

St. Genevieve High School Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills High School St. Monica High School Holy Family High School St. Monica High School St. Monica High School Fairfax High School Beverly Hills High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto Holy Family High School Hollywood High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto St. Genevieve High School Notre Dame Academy Holy Family High School Notre Dame High School Immaculate Heart High School Holy Family High School Loyola High School Beverly Hills High School Loyola High School Notre Dame Academy Providence High School Providence High School Providence High School Cathedral High School St. Monica High School St. Monica High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto Fairfax High School Loyola High School Harvard-Westlake High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto LACES High School Notre Dame Academy

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More Than Just a School…a Family!

Congratulations Congratulations Class of 2009!

High School High School

Congratulations to our graduates on their acceptances to the following colleges and universities: Adelphi University Arizona State University California Lutheran University California State Universities - All Campuses

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Concordia University Chapman University George Fox University Gonzaga University Hofstra University Hunter College Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Manhattan College Northern Arizona University

North Carolina Central University Occidental College Pepperdine University San Francisco State St. John’s University U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint University of California - All Campuses

University of San Diego University of Oregon University of San Francisco University of Southern California Whittier College Willamette University

In our 27th year, Pacific Hills School is a WASC and CAIS accredited independent, co-educational college preparatory school serving students from 6th-12th grade.

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IMMACULATE H EART HIGH SCHOOL Congratulates the 2009 Graduating Class Emily Abbott Christina Aceves Shana Aframian Arielle Aguirre Lace Alexander Frances Amiliategui Chelsey Arabia Veronica Arellano Mary Balzer Allison Bautista Adriana Beesley Laura Brintnall Stephanie Busby Giannina Campos Lucille Capul Melinda Catala Francesca Cavalli Ashley Chang Claire Cho Katherina Chua Annabel Coe Abby Gayle Comes Alexandra Cooper Laarni Cordero Camille Cregan Shelby Crutcher Ryane Daniels Erin Davis Melissa Dickson Christine Doh Samantha Dominguez Angela Faissal Jessica Fein Mekaleya Fekade

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2851 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 839-5289 CONGRATULATIONS 2009 GRADUATES Joanne Absher • Nicole Aguinaldo • Kiara Althaus • April Araneta • Chelsea Arsenault • April Bang • Amanda Benavides • Katie Brennan • Katherine Bradshaw • Shelby Brito • Megan Buckles • Nicole Calsbeek • Ashley Carino • Monique Caruso • Jasmine Casillas • Shawna Chagoury • Danielle Chang • Elaine Cheung • Sarah Chistolini • Anne Cho • Alexandra Conner • Teresa Conrad • Ana Cuellar • Carleen Curry • Chantal Daley • Nicole DesForges • Jasmin Dial • Cailin Doherty • Nicole Engler • Breyana Esparza • Suzanne Evans • Kirsten Fitz • Ashley Fischler • Maddie Friess • Crystal Garcia • Danielle Germain • Chloe Good • Colleen Grant • Colleen Greenhalgh • Erika Guzman • Emily Hales • Deborah Han • Devon Henry • Bridget Harding • Erin Hechinger • Molly Heutmaker • Gabrielle Ibarrolo • Mycah Ines • Amanda Johannson • Nina Kiefer • Amanda Klasila • Valerie Koskovich • Jennifer Lalli • Grace Lee • Samantha Lee • Lupita Lerma • Allison Li • Jenny Liu • Delaney Lonergan • Lucy Longo • Rachel Lowe • Madison Lowery • Shannon McCormick • Veronica Machuca • Jessica Mahon • Jessica Mallari • Alejandra Martinez • Veronica Matini • Lauren Moniz • Myranda Mora • Emily Nash • Kristen Nugent • Jenny Oh • Melissa Ortiz • Allison Ozurovich • Nellie Paik • Sarah Paik • Elizabeth Palomar • Elizabeth Panich • Katherine Panich • Marissa Paterson • Laurel Petti • Bella Quijano • Paige Ramsey • Eva Recinos • Claudia Reyes • Savanna Reyes • Rachel Rodriguez • Laura Rojas • Pilar Romero • June Renee Santiano • Breanna Serafin • Heather Sison • Anastasia Smotrys • Christine Stafford • Madeline Stone • Victoria Tam • Victoria Tapia • Angela Tawfilis • Taylor Thomas • Kirsten Thompson • Liberty Tilman • Alysha Tseng • Nicole Valdez • Crystal Villanueva • Catherine Weiler • Amy Wissel • Emma Woo • Nicole Yap • Carlyn Yarosh • Kristin Yinger • Olivia Zecchini

2009 POSTSECONDARY ADMISSIONS OFFERS American University (2) • Arizona State University (3) • Boston College (2) • Boston University (6) • Brown University (1) • California Lutheran University (3) • California Polytechnic University at: Pomona (6) San Luis Obispo (7) • California State University at: Channel Islands (2) Dominguez Hills (1) Fullerton (12) Hayward (1) Long Beach (10) Los Angeles (5) Monterey Bay (5) Northridge (22) Sacramento (5) San Marcos (6) • Carleton College (1) • Case Western University (1) • Chaminade (2) • Chapman University (1) • Chico State University (4) • College of the Holy Cross (1) • College of Wooster (1) • Colorado State University Fort Collins (1) • Columbia University (1) • Cornell University (1) • Creighton University (2) • Dominican University of California (1) • Drexel University (2) • El Camino Community College (1) • Emerson College (2) • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (1) • Fordham University (7) • Georgetown University (3) • George Washington University (2) • Gonzaga University (9) • Hampshire College (1) • Hawaii Pacific University (1) • Hofstra University (3) • Humboldt State University (3) • Johns Hopkins University (1) • King’s College (1) • La Salle University (1) • Loyola Marymount University (35) • Loyola of Chicago (4) • Mount St. Mary’s College (2) • New Mexico State University (1) • New York University (6) • Northeastern University (2) • Northern Arizona University (5) • Occidental College (6) • Ohio State University (1) • Oregon State University (1) • Pepperdine University (5) • Quinnipiac University (1) • San Diego State University (2) • San Francisco State University (11) • San Jose State University (4) • Santa Clara University (24) • Santa Monica City College (6) • Scripps College (1) • Seattle University (5) • Sonoma State University (11) • St Bonaventure (1) • St. John’s University (2) • St. Kate’s (1) • St. Louis University (1) • St Mary’s College of California (1) • Stanford University (1) • Syracuse University (1) • United States Naval Academy (1) • University of Alabama (1) • University of Arizona (3) • University of California: Berkeley (8) Davis (15) Irvine (25) Los Angeles (8) Merced (14) Riverside (28) San Diego (20) Santa Barbara (21) Santa Cruz (8) • University of Chicago (1) • University of Colorado Boulder (3) • University of Connecticut (2) • University of Dayton (2) • University of Hawaii: Hilo (1) Manoa (1) • University of the Incarnate Word (1) • University of Kansas (1) • University of Michigan (2) • University of Missouri (1) • University of North Carolina: Charlotte (1) Greensboro (1) • University of Notre Dame (3) • University of Oregon (3) • University of Portland (3) • University of Puget Sound (1) • University of Redlands (1) • University of San Diego (15) • University of San Francisco (12) • University of Southern California (15) • University of South Carolina (1) • University of the Pacific (4) • University of Texas Austin (1) • University of Washington (5) • Villanova (4) • Washington University St Louis (1) • Wellesley College (1)

Congratulations to the Class of 2009

American University The University of Arizona The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University Bennington College Bentley University Berklee College of Music Boston University University of California at Berkeley University of California at Los Angeles University of California at Riverside University of California at San Diego University of California at Santa Barbara University of California at Santa Cruz California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Fullerton California State University, Northridge Chapman University University of Colorado at Boulder Columbia University Dickinson College Eckerd College Emerson College Emory University Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts European School of Economics London Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College The George Washington University

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St. Brendan School Congratulations Class! Congratulations to the 2009 2006 Graduating Graduating Class! Kenneth An................................ Notre Dame High School Adeline Black ............................. Marymount High School Paul Calfo .................................. Loyola High School Vincent Carolan-Foster ............... Loyola High School Phylizia Carrillo ......................... Notre Dame High School Diane Crosson ........................... Mayfield Senior School Christian Cruz ........................... Bellarmine-Jefferson High School William Debreu .......................... Polytechnic Raquel Di Nieri .......................... Notre Dame High School Emily Fuller .............................. Notre Dame High School Jacob Han .................................. Loyola High School Dylan Hardy ............................... Wildwood Mary Hernandez ......................... Notre Dame High School Matthew Higashiyama ................ St. Francis High School Sean Holahan............................. Campbell Hall Alexander Kerekes...................... Notre Dame High School Micah Kuch-Smith ..................... Birmingham Magnet High School Erica Lee ................................... Brentwood Academy John Lee .................................... Loyola High School Nathaniel Matthews .................... Loyola High School Paul Morales .............................. Hamilton Daniel Ordonia........................... Loyola High School Rachel Park ............................... Immaculate Heart High School James Rhee................................ St. Monica’s Sean Robinson ........................... St. Monica’s Grant Rutter .............................. Loyola High School Michael Sapunor ........................ Loyola High School Weiler Shafer ............................. Midland College Preparatory Areany Tolentino ........................ Marymount High School Tyler Wade ................................. Pilgrim

St. James’ Episcopal School Congratulates the Class of 2009 Karalyn Ahmanson Kathryn Ahmanson Gilbert Anwar Stella Banderas Zachary Carlson Amara Clark Mackenzie Cregan Jackson Crites Cory Gipson Matthew Gooden Kennedy Green Alexander Gruszynski Jenny Ha Terry Ha Christopher Han Nicole Han Max Hazzard Mae Humphreville Joseph Hunt Samara Kannike

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We are Leaders in the Making and the Future is Ours to Shape.

9 Graduating Class of 2006! We congratulate you & wish you all success!

Our 8th grade graduates were accepted tO the fOllOwing schOOls:

Brentwood High School Buckley School Cathedral Chapel High School Campbell Hall Crossroads Immaculate Heart High School Milken Community High School Oakwood School St. Monica High School Wildwood

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We wish them well as they take their college-bound outlook and broad We wish them well as they take their broad academic training academic training high school programs throughout Los Angeles. from JB to HightoSchool programs all across Los Angeles .... Bravo Medical Magnet Los Angeles Center ClevelandStudies Magnet for Enriched Fairfax HS and Visual Hamilton Academy ArtsMusic Magnet & Humanities Magnet Hamilton HS and Fairfax High Humanities Magnet Visual Arts Magnet

Hollywood HS Hollywood High School Los Angeles HS for Advanced Studies, and Performing Arts Magnet Marshall HS HS Math, SanUniversity Pedro Marine Science, & Technology Magnet

The parents of John Burroughs Marlborough School Parent Teachers Organization Magnet wouldBravo like toMedical thank the dedicated teachers forBeverly inspiring ourHigh children every day! Hills Daniel Murphy

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FUTURE SOCCER STAR? Colin Kruse at AYSO camp.

Kruse family lived in London for two years, and Colin took

soccer lessons at the Chelsea Football Club. Colin will be playing in the AYSO league next fall, putting his skills to good use. AYSO officials said the organization groups all players by age and ability to ensure a balance of fun, challenge and skill development.

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Events abound this summer served basis. For more informaat the Natural History Museum, tion, please call 213-763-3230. Vintage sci-fi and horror 900 Exposition Blvd. flicks screen through Three- to fiveout the summer. Visit year olds meet live for a list butterflies and of showtimes. frogs, sing songs More than 30 species and hear a tadpole of butterflies—includstory during Critter ing giant swallowtails, Club’s Marvelous monarchs and American Metamorphosis on Painted Lady—can be Sat., June 13 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. BUTTERFLIES of seen in Pavilion of Wings Junior Scientist: all kinds are at the exhibit through Sept. 7. The Pavilion is located E x t r a o r d i n a r y Natural History. outside the Museum, Ecology, for 6 to 9 year-olds, meets Sat., June 27 at near the south doors. Separate 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Events admission ticketing applies; available on a first-come, first- members are always free.

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Colin Kruse, 10, is a veteran soccer player. He has been playing soccer since he was five years old. A third grader at St. Brendan School, he will be sharpening his skills at the week-long AYSO Soccer Camp at Fairfax High School playground this summer. It’s his second year at the camp. “Last summer our team won the scrimmages, and I got a certificate,” Colin said. “We went to a regional tournament in Culver City and I scored a goal.” Coaches come over from England to instruct the boys and girls at the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) camp. Colin’s mom Jackie said the

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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS Play like an athlete, ride horses, hip hop, be a writer through eight engage in activities that emphasize the fundamentals of the game and offers instruction in the same skills utilized by top college and professional players. Camp runs from Mon., July 27 through Fri., July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with early drop-off and late pick-up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, a five-week camp

for players between grades five and eight that combines with Loyola’s summer school program runs from Mon., June 22 through Fri., July 24. Hollywood Wilshire YMCA 225 S. Oxford Ave. 323-855-9326 Games, arts and crafts and field trips to museums and amusement parks highlight the YMCA’s summer day camp

program for kindergarten through third graders, and fourth through 10th grades. Camp meets at Charles H. Kim Elementary School, 2225 S. Oxford Ave. Camp runs from Mon., June 22 through Fri., Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Autry National Center 4700 Heritage Way 323-667-2000 Learn about life in the Old (Please turn to page 28)

YOUNG CAMPERS will get a kick out of “Aloha Day” at Segev & Sara’s Super Duper Arts Camp.

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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS CAMP DIRECTORY (Continued from page 28) West, act out plays, create puppets and more at Autry Adventures Summer Camps for kids age five to seven and eight to 12. One-week sessions run Mon., June 22 through Fri., Aug. 7. Themes include puppetry and storytelling, Americans of the West, Stage-Theater Camp and Animals of the West. Half-day programs are from 9 a.m. to noon; full-day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One-day craft workshops in beading, weaving and cowboy cookery are offered Mon., July 27 through Wed., July 29. Pre- and post- camp care is available.

Dr. B.’s Science Destinations 818-981-3473 Local trips and travel to international locations inspire students ages nine to 14 to discover the world of science. Campers visit research sites, and work with scientists on current issues and problems affecting planet Earth. Sessions run Mon., June 22 through Fri., Aug. 14. Parents and siblings can enroll in international trips to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Zimmer Children’s Museum 6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100 323-761-8984

At Wonderful Wednesdays at the Zimmer, kids will participate in book readings, art projects, game day and food-as-art projects from July 8 through Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Youngsters can experience the joy of music with special guest Rhythm Child on July 22 and Aug. 19. Pan Pacific Park 7600 Beverly Blvd. 323-939-8874

Swimming, crafts, sports and field trips are offered at an affordable price for kids five to 12 at Pan Pacific Park. The L.A. City Dept. of Recreation and Parks camp runs from Mon., June 22 through Fri., Aug. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with free extended care. Segev & Sara’s Super Duper Arts Camp 5870 W. Olympic Blvd.

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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS By Min-Ji Yi 10th Grade Fairfax High School has had a long history with the Greenway Court Theater, a drama theater located on campus that hosts many of Fairfax’s shows and events. Annually, a student-written play is produced there. Following this tradition, 12th grader Way Spurr-Chen wrote his own production, “Lover’s Library” as the play for this year. The production was directed by Mercy Vasquez, and was acted out by Fairfax students. As May drew to an end, so did the Advanced Placement testing season. Since high scores on the AP exams exempts a student from taking the corresponding courses in college, many ambitious students were found taking these exams.



Rowe. He and parents, Trent Cooper and Ben Zoldan, headed the event. Prime Time Sports ran all the events from the obstacle course to the hoop shootouts. Disney stars Sterling Knight and Monique Coleman donated their time to really make it extra special. The event not only helped our community but we also raised an additional $12,000 for our own school through sponsors like The Grove and the Tiger Woods Foundation, and Whole Foods fed everyone!

By Noella Park 7th Grade S t u d e n t Council was able to raise more than $600 at the Student Council penny Wars, a competition among the classes to bring in the most pennies.. During National Teacher’s Appreciation week, we had a Religion Bee for grades K - 8 and our annual jogathon to raise funds for the school’s technology. The 7th and 8th graders attended their annual retreat at St. Joseph’s retreat center in Montebello. Our annual May Procession was held to honor Mary. Spirit Week was filled with special events like the Student Council healthy food

By Vera Drymon 5th Grade At our annual Third Street Olympics, 550 students came ready to compete. We didn’t do it all for just fun. Kids brought new backpacks that were donated by GNC and Jansport filled with all new school supplies for homeless kids in Los Angeles. “This year we donated 1,200 backpacks worth about $60,000,” said parent Brad

sale and our Spirit Day Mass prepared by the kindergartners. We also had our annual Talent Show and had fun at Pan Pacific Park on Spirit Day!

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By Ariana Cooper 5th Grade The Family Fun Day Carnival had game booths, inflatables, a cakewalk, a raffle, and crazy hair (hair paint). There were Korean barbeque, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, snow cones and fresh fruit. For the first time this year there was a talent show run by Hancock Park’s very own student council. We made many posters to advertise the event. Next, we had auditions to make sure the performances were in the time range and were organized. Kids of all ages showed up for the auditions. At the talent show, students were singing, dancing, skateboarding, doing comedy shows and much more. The show was about showing talent; it was not competitive.


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By Jackson Crites 6th Grade Each year the California Math League holds a contest that challenges the minds of students in grade 4 and up. This year St. James’ placed second out of the 64 schools in the Los Angeles area. The best parts of May at St. James’ were the two talent shows. In the first, students showed off their musical talents. At the second show were funny skits, dance performances and rock bands. The art show showed many of the students' drawings, paintings and sculptures. Lastly, 4th graders flew to Sacramento for a field trip. They stayed at a camp called Coloma. They went on a hike, explored gold mines and got to pan for gold in trays.

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By Connie Varela 8th Grade Our last month consists of graduation and preparations for the event. The 8th grade class is currently writing our farewell speeches, and we are confident the class of 2010 will lead the school in the right direction. Our school picnic really brought us together, and it made the graduating class even more sad that we have to leave. All of the friends we have made here will stay life-long, and our memories will be unforgettable. We are all very prepared for high school, and our year was full of excitement and fun.

By John Sapunor 11th Grade Loyola students continued to work hard as the school year began to wind down during May. Many sophomores, juniors and seniors took AP tests to earn college credit for their classes. The lacrosse team made it to the CIF championship for the first time, but lost to Foothill High School. The swim team finished second place in the Division 1 CIF Championship. Loyola’s Hannon Theatre Company performed “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.� Frank Kozakowski, who has worked for Loyola since 1978, was selected as principal and will take office at the start of next school year.

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By Stephanie Kim 8th Grade The month of May was bustling with many activities at our school. Our annual International Festival, which was held on the first weekend of the month was a great success. All classes performed dances to the music of the 50s. There were also games to play, art activities, face-painting and a great variety of foods from different countries. Our 4th grade class enjoyed a field trip to the San Gabriel Mission which they had studied as part of the their social studies curriculum. The 8th grade

JOHN BURROUGHS By Andrew Ok 8th Grade We have many exciting events unfolding at John Burroughs Middle School. The spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland, will be filled with wild characters and fun class, dressed in their graduation gowns, led the school in the May Procession. Eighth graders are now looking forward to their end-of-year retreat that will be held in St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo at the end of the month.

By Lisa Lim 10th Grade Finals are now over, and the students are finally able to enjoy summer. But before we head off, there is one more school tradition to celebrate, Class Day, dedicated to our seniors to say our final goodbyes. It is an emotional day for the seniors who have their last roll call as high school students. Graduation day follows soon thereafter at the Hollywood Bowl, where 100 seniors will grace the stage as family and friends cheer them on. Instead of the traditional cap and gown, students wear long white dresses and hold a dozen red roses. We congratulate our seniors and wish them well next year as they start their college education at universities across the country.

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The theme of Intergenerational Day was “Foot Prints.” The show kicked off with 6th graders singing “The Secret of Life” by James Taylor. Kindergartners then sang about the footprints they would be making, First graders sang songs about recycling and the environment, 2nd grade sang and danced about dinosaurs. Third grade sang about being stuck in the middle of the rest of the school and about how they are half way to graduation. The 4th grade dance troop did a fantastic job. Fifth graders were proving points by singing about changing the world. Sixth grade brought us back in the moment when they sang songs like “I Feel Good,” “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” and “Anticipation.”

By Veronica Hawley 7th Grade Our spring sports teams, including water polo, track and field, softball and golf, are in the middle of exciting seasons. Varsity softball started out with eight straight wins! Congratulations also go to middle school debaters Evan Leigniac, Clara Collier and Yasi Emamiam for getting a first place win at the Pacific League finals and qualifying for nationals. Also, upper school debaters Julie Huh, Amanda Chan and Rebecca Pottash have qualified for the state debate finals. In just one day, students wrote, directed, and acted in the plays at the 24-Hour Play Festival. Students also enjoyed Marlborough’s Art Walk. Our middle school play is titled “The Secret Life of Trees.”

By Maya Klapper, 5th grade Benny Weisman, 6th grade Sixth graders graduate this month, and they will leave with a bang, or in our case with a “BAMmeD,” which stands for the Beat, the Art, the Music and the Drama. The theme for this year was “Falling Into Dreams.” Sixth graders also shared a social studies project about Ancient Greece. It was called “The Wax Museum” because students prepared monologues to deliver when “museum visitors” pressed imaginary buttons on their bodies. At the annual Lip Sync Show, 5th and 6th graders chose the theme, then recommended songs they would like to perform. To demonstrate their knowledge of physics, 5th graders made model roller coasters.

By Zelma Beltran 5th Grade The orchestra performed songs like “Clapping Polka,” “Skip to My Lou,” and “London Bridge Duet” at the spring concert. At a multicultural celebration each class will perform a song or a dance from countries all around the world. The 5th grade students will go to Rustic Canyon to have a picnic. At a luncheon, students will sign each other’s autograph books, and eat pizza and ice cream. Lastly, we have the 5th grade culmination on the last day of school. The girls will be wearing dresses and the boys will be wearing nice suits or something very fancy. Our principal, Mrs. McConico will say a short speech about what we will do in the future.

By Gavin Somes 7th Grade We have had an amazing year at Pilgrim School, celebrating our 50th anniversary. Danica McKellar visited the school and spoke about how to keep interested in math. She signed copies of her book for students. Athletic news for middle school is great, our baseball team was undefeated! Good news in the art department, too. Our high school jazz band gave a great concert. Everyone enjoyed the production of “Annie,” which included kids from junior kindergarten through high school. The Pilgrim literary journal, dance class, and rock & roll club had a huge concert. We also had a huge arts festival with student work.

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LARCHMONT CHARTER By Sarah Eun’s 2nd/3rd Grade All of our learning communities worked hard to prepare for our May testing event: reviewing, discussing, and practicing good test-taking strategies. Practice makes perfect! The 2/3rd graders are finishing up our solar system unit and on our way to matter and energy. We got to

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By Michael Kellman 5th Grade C.E.E. has just had the art fair, in which every kid chooses one of his/ her art projects from the whole year and features it in the multipurpose room. It was part of Open House, in which every classroom features a few of the children’s accomplishments and projects. Next, we had step up day! Every kid went to the class they will be in next year. The teachers told them about some of the rules and projects they will be doing. Lastly, on the next to last day of school every kid will enjoy the end of the school year carnival! There will be many games like wack a mole, skeeball and many others. The prize will be Mardi Gras beads. The whole event is quite fun.

By Adam Lenarsky 8th Grade Yavneh students have had a busy month. The 8th grade organized a silent auction to raise money for their Israel trip this month. Thank you to all the local businesses that donated products and services. The Jewish community recalled the Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Eva Brown, an 82-year-old survivor, told us about how hard she worked and nearly starved in 13 different concentration camps. We were all moved by her stories of strength and survival. At our annual scholarship banquet, three teachers were honored for their many great years at the school. The banquet was held in the gymnasium where several students and administrators spoke, and the Yavneh choir performed. 

highlights for me were seeing the patriotic sites all over Boston and Times Square in N.Y. We also saw a Broadway show: “Mary Poppins.” The 7th graders took a camping trip to Santa Cruz and the 8th graders went to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. They took a tour of the White House. At our annual Hoop-A-Thon, students took turns taking shots

Pacific Hills By Ryan Heaney 11th Grade After several weeks of awards banquets, performing arts nights, AP testing, prom, the 8th grade trip, “A Streetcar Named Desire” theatre perfor-

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Big Sunday 2009 deemed the biggest, best ever less shelter residents, folded donated clothing, while others played bingo with disabled veterans. “The most exciting thing to me was seeing the tons of people doing dozens of Big Sunday projects at the historic Farmers Market. This is the neighborhood where Big Sunday began, and it was great to see so many familiar faces, and to meet so many new ones,” said Levinson.

banks. Multiple activities took place at the Farmers Market, a Big Sunday hub for the first time this year. Instruments were collected for the Harmony Project. Tons of clothing, shoes, luggage, diapers, eyeglasses, books and canned food were also collected, and later delivered by a fleet of trucks to shelters, food banks and nonprofit organizations across the Southland. Volunteers, including home-

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Award lunch greases Wheels; Mannequins model many eras By Patty Hill It takes a city of Angels to keep those St. Vincent Meals on Wheels rolling, and our city was magnificently represented at the Angel Award Luncheon at the California Club on May 13. “Desperate Housewives” Doug Savant welcomed guests. Director/producer Taylor Hackford introduced a special video narrated by his wife, Helen Mirren. She described the extraordinary effort to prepare and deliver 4,300 hot meals to the homebound 365 days a year. Singer/songwriter Jan Daley sang an original work about St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Foundation executive Daryl Twerdahl presented awards to husband and wife team Bob Kerslake and Laurie LeShelle in honor of their long-time support. Accepting the honor for the Gas Company was vice president of customer solutions, Hal Snyder, who added personal gratitude on behalf of

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Mike Enright, Barbara Wagner, Laura Hotchkiss, Ann Mehren, Ned Hawley and Bebe Flynn. *** The Mannequins Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Southern California presented its annual “Afternoon with Eve” on May 14th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. After shopping and bidding on a treasure trove of opulence, 350 guests settled in for luncheon and a live auction led by NBC weatherman Fritz Coleman who quipped, “When I ask for your help, don’t treat me like Bernie Madoff,” before garnering $28,000 for a Tuscan villa vacation. Among the three Eve Award recipients, chosen for outstanding philanthropic leadership, were Larchmont’s own Mary Toolen Roskam. She graciously thanked the organization with a heartfelt, “this is a real life memento, better than any dream.” Then came a fashion extravaganza which opened with a Roaring Twenties number. Auxiliary Mannequins modeled haute couture from celebrated designer Ali Rahimi of Mon Atelier which reinter-

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FASHIONS ON PARADE. Mannequins president Donna Econn, center, chats with Amanda Mansour, left, and Jane Hawley. Shown below, Kelley Nelson with designer Ali Rahimi; Jackie Kruse with Bob Spencer.

Jimmy Choo shoes. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Maxine Waters for her advocacy on behalf on innovative programs for children with autism. Leesa Gibbons was honorary host. SNN raises public awareness of developmental disabilities related to autism and provides education and resources to families, adults and children. Among the pink-heeled crowd were: Special Needs Network co-founder and president Areva Martin with husband Ernest, Karen Hudson, Francis Quino, Bonnie Berrie Lamon, Sonjia White and


Hot rods to classic cars at Concourse show June 7 The fourth annual Los Angeles Councours d’Elegance is on Sun., June 7 at the Rose Bowl and adjacent Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena. The fundraiser for the Assistance League of Southern Shirlee Taylor Haizlip. Proceeds go to the Special Needs Network Parent Training and the Joe Patton Advanced Academy for Youth. And that’s the chat!

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young stars portray their predecessors, who have become iconic. So let’s cut to the chase. Chris Pine gives an outstanding performance as the young Captain James Kirk. You can easily see how he could seamlessly evolve into the Kirk of William Shatner. He’s got good looks, charm, smarts and cunning. But Zachary Quinto completely misses the boat as Spock. While the look is close, the personality isn’t. Whereas Nimoy played the putative-emotionless Spock with a glint in his eye, almost laughing at himself, Quinto is squarely humorless, playing Spock as an arrogant effete. Counterbalancing Quinto, standing out among the others are Simon Pegg as Scotty and Karl Urban as Bones, who live up to their memorable originals, James Doohan and DeForest Kelley, respectively. Angels & Demons (5/10): The advertising campaign proclaims that it’s “better than ‘The Da Vinci Code’.” That’s like saying that your blind date is better looking than Quasimodo. After a tedious first hour, the film mostly consists of Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, and Ayelet Zurer running through one narrow alley and tunnel in Rome after another trying to find a bomb. Oh, well; one thing director Ron Howard has learned is that a film doesn’t need quality (or suspense; I identified the bad guy instantly) to make money,

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ENTERTAINMENT Gershwin, jazz, classical music at the Bowl The Hollywood Bowl’s 88th season features Gershwin to ABBA, classical, jazz and fireworks shows. Garth Brooks and John Williams host opening night on Fri., June 19 at 8:30 p.m. Josh Groban and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin returns to the Bowl after 35 years on Fri., June 26. ABBA, with members of the original Swedish group, is featured on Sat., June 27, and the KCRW World Festival kicks off Sun., June 28 at 7 p.m. with Grammy winner Adele and Etta James and the Roots. John Fogerty sings rock ‘n roll, and American orchestral favorites are featured with Fourth of July fireworks on Thurs., July 2, Fri., July 3 and Fri., July 4 at 7:30 p.m. An all-Prokofiev program is on July 7 at 8 p.m. complete with fireworks. Pianist Vladimir Felstman performs. For a full schedule visit or call 323-850-2000.

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(Continued from page 37) ration. Interspersed are scenes from their collaborative lives together highlighted by original songs by Berton Averre and Rob Meurer. Hedy Burress hits the right note as the quirky Vanya and Andrew Leeds gives us some moving moments of confused angst as Brian. P.J. Griffiths is wonderful as Jan the rocker. Director Daniel Henning, strikes the right dramatic tone to illuminate this play. Through June 21. The Blank’s Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., 323661-9827. 3 Stars For more on these shows, visit

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tion of designated landmarks and historic districts in the city with at least 125 individual monuments. Other properties to be showcased on the self-guided, driving tour include a 1908 Victorian/Craftsman mansion, a Queen Anne Victorian cottage built in 1893, and an 1887 farmhouse, currently

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undergoing restoration. Guests can also tour St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, an Italian Romanesque church built in 1925 and both a local and national landmark. Cost is $20 for WAHA members; $30 for non-members. Check in and will call tickets are at 4325 Victoria Park Dr.; access off Pico west of


Crenshaw. Visitors will receive tickets, brochure and map at check-in. Bicycling is encouraged, and special bike route/map will be available. The last ticket will be sold at 1 p.m. For more information or to confirm reservations, call 323-732-4223 or visit www.WestAdamsHeritage. org


GREENE & GREENE house will be open to the public for the first time on the WAHA tour.

West Adams Tour to visit Greene & Greene home Celebrating a quarter century of preservation, the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) will showcase seven of the area’s historic treasures on Sat., June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among them is the Lucy Wheeler House, former home of restoration architect Martin Eli Weil. The tour marks the

first time the home, designed in 1905 by architects Greene & Greene, will be open to the public. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, West Adams was once known for its grand homes and bustling development. Today, the neighborhood boasts the largest concentra-

to use. Instead of showing By Rachel Olivier Metro is replacing its col- my pass to the bus driver, I orful paper bus passes with “tapped” my card right where Transit Access Pass (TAP) it says “TAP” on the fare box. cards. These blue plastic cards There is a sensor that regisare expected to improve com- ters my card and records my muting on buses and trains boarding fare. and decrease fare evasion on One of the benefits of the TAP card is that a lost or stolen the rail lines. As a transit commuter, I card has “balance protection,” have adapted from tokens unlike paper passes. Having and transfers to all manner of lost my share of bus passes, I appreciate that daily, weekly, and I can order a remonthly, passes. placement card Would this TAP intact with the card be more of balance of my the same? Better? fare. Or worse? Metro will also Similar to be using data colfare systems in lected from the other metropolicards to further tan areas, TAP is improve the trana “smart card” sit system, which tapped against seems to me to a fare validator be a much more (a machine that accurate method registers the fare) than depending whenever a comon harried bus muter boards drivers, angry a bus or train. TAP CARD being The card is reus- “tapped” on fare validator. commuters, and the occasional able and can be refilled online, at Metro cus- Metro employee sitting on the tomer service centers, vend- bus and handing out surveys. ing machines and third-party Reduced-rate passes will also locations such as Ralph’s, be offered on the TAP system. Seniors 62 and older qualify Pavilions, and Vons. To purchase my TAP card, I for a Senior TAP ID Card, but went online to and must supply a full-face photo clicked through to the tapto- as well as valid California ID. website. It was easy to Metro plans presentations at order (free with purchase of senior community centers to pass), though receiving it took help ease the transition to the a couple of weeks. According new system by the end of May. to the website, once I have a For more information, go card I can refill it at any loca- to and click tion and it will be credited to on the TAP cards link, or go to, or call my card instantly. The TAP card was simple 1-866-tap-togo (827-8646).


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Jewelry, textiles to furniture at Crafts Market More than 250 jury-selected artists will sell their creations at the Contemporary Crafts Market from Fri., June 5 through Sun., June 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. The 24th annual event will

PERENNIAL SUNFLOWERS. Myrna Gintel created the idea for the colorful fence, and Wilshire Lions Club paid for the “sunflowers," which also help separate Frances Blend from Van Ness Elementary School next door.

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Thanks to community, flowers in bloom at Frances Blend In a few short weeks the garden has taken off at Frances Blend School for the Visually Impaired, 5210 Clinton St. “It looks beautiful and the children are out in it everyday watering and learning about growing and plants,” says Myrna Gintel, co-chair of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Party. The annual fundraiser, which included a tour of six area home gardens on April 19, benefited the $200,000 outdoor garden project. Funds helped pay for 30 planters—one for each classroom. A row of planters line

the Norton Ave. side of the school. “It is really wonderful to see the students having lunch and enjoying and learning in the garden on a daily basis,” Gintel said. A sunflower design was also added to a fence, top photo, to separate the school from Van Ness Elementary, next door, said Garden Party co-chair Laura Cohen. Wilshire Lions Club paid for the “sunflowers," after a design by Gintel. To volunteer or join the new Friends of Frances Blend School, or for more information, e-mail uggsplus@yahoo. com.

Music is free at Farmers Market Farmers Market at Third St. and Fairfax Ave. offers two nights of free entertainment each week this summer. Thursday Night Jazz features Cuban Charanga to New Orleans jazz, while Friday Night Music offers rock, swing, country/western and R&B. In addition, music series favorites will entertain nightly during the week of July 13 as part of the Market’s 75th anniversary bash. The Thursday Night Jazz series features Frank Cano & Latin Groove on June 11. Nutty Jetsetter Jazz entertains on June 18, and Dakota performs jazz standards on June 25. The Sam Graham Trio brings straight ahead jazz

to the Market on July 2. The Friday Night Music series features Bad Haggis with Eric Rigler, who bring a Celtic/ world beat sound on June 5. The Doo Wah Riders croon country/western tunes on June 12. World music by Esperanto International Music fills the air on June 19. Floyd & The Fly Boys sing the blues on June 26. All performances take place on the West Patio from 7 to 9 p.m. Food is available from Market merchants, and beer and wine can be purchased from the Market’s two bars. Parking is free for two hours with validation from a Market merchant.

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Sapphire Drive, Encino Hills Labiner Moser tapped as volunteer 3825 head of SurveyLA

Her interest in the history of owners as well as direct future Los Angeles is a key reason why growth and streamline environmental review Caroline Labiner processes, accordMoser volunteered ing to city officials. to be the coordina Labiner Moser tor for SurveyLA. is volunteering Labiner Moser two days a week at is overseeing the the city’s Office of work of more than Historic Resources. 200 volunteers in She brings surveying the 11 her volunteer exareas that have perience as a past been selected for board member the pilot study, said of the Children’s the Windsor Square TOP VOLUNTEER Caroline Labiner Museum, Barnsdall resident. Art Park Foundation Its findings of Moser. and Association of L.A.’s built heritage will help policymakers, devel- Women in Architecture. opers, planners and property Volunteers do the ground-

work, identifying resources and interviewing community members. Then, using this information, the surveys will be undertaken by historic preservation professionals. Termed the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey

Project, it is the first-ever inventory of the city’s buildings, homes, trees, lampposts and even rocks, said Labiner Moser. The survey is funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the city of Los Angeles. There are an estimated

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Local green scene at Natural History A family-friendly finale to the Sustainable Sundays series at the Natural History Museum is on Sun., June 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ecos World troupe blends theater, music and games, while promoting the “green” cause. Shows are at noon, 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. in the North American Mammal Hall, Level 1. The National Park Service’s Christy Bingham discusses sustainable practices to use at home and the recreational opportunities available in the Santa Monica Mountains at 12:30 p.m. Learn more at www.

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Each time you recycle, you’re part of something huge that makes a real difference. That’s the opinion of Frank Briscoe, “Recycling Ambassador” for the City Dept. of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, Solid Resources Collection. According to Briscoe, Los Angeles is among the nation’s leaders in recycling. Each year the city collects more than 240,000 tons of recyclables and 480,000 tons of yard trimmings from more than 750,000 homes Avoid contamination In addition to putting the right things in the blue bins, it is important not to contaminate the blue bins with moisture. Approximately one third of recyclables end up contaminated by moisture from liquids, food waste, or green waste and can no longer be recycled. A single 12 ounce bottle of water can contaminate three square feet of recyclable materials. Rinse out liquids from containers and then dry them before recycling. “We put red tags on the bins to tell citizens what they shouldn’t be putting in the blue recycling bin and a blue tag to inform them what they should,” said Briscoe How to do your part If everyone does his part, we can save millions of dollars a year and reduce landfill use right here in Los Angeles. • Recycle the right stuff. • Don’t ruin your recycling by putting “the big three” in the blue bins: food waste, green waste, or liquids. These are our biggest problems. (Food waste includes everything from pickle juice to table scraps.) What to recycle All clean dry paper including mail, telephone books, cardboard, newspapers and magazines; Metal, including drink and pet food containers (rinsed).

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‘Cabaret’ comes to Los Angeles Theatre

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Movie locations on walking tour Want to see where “Mission Impossible” was filmed? Red Line Tours, the city’s daily operating walking tour company will take attendees through the world’s largest movie set in downtown L.A. The new “Hollywood onLocation” tour will take participants to locations where “Transformers,” “Mission Impossible,” “Dreamgirls,” “Benjamin Button,” “Fast & the Furious,” and thousands more movies were filmed. Using Red Line’s “LiveAudio” head-set listening system, participants will hear the movie soundtracks as they experience the living sets—such as the Bradbury Building which was featured in “Bladerunner,” and the Theatre District, which appeared in “Transformers,” as well as history and insider facts from the Red Line guides. The “Hollywood on-Location” tour departs daily at 2 p.m. from the Bradbury Building. Group tours of 20 or more can be scheduled at any


Minutes to Beachwood Village - Close to Larchmont Village Enjoy the small town feeling of these two very special communities. 3 Bedrooms - 3 1/2 Baths - Family Room - Home Office or In Law Suite with deck and private entrance. Wonderful Attention to Detail - Custom Work throughout including: Cabinets, Box Beam Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Iron Railings, and Woodwork.

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Pollution, Islamic history featured in ALOUD series Author Mike Davis will talk with Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano during the ALOUD Library Foundation series on Thurs., June 11. Harry Chandler and Kevin Starr will speak on “Dreamers in Dream City: A Journey through Portraits” on Thurs, June 18. Other programs in the June series will cover a history of pollution in Los Angeles, a history of the world through Islamic eyes and Hollywood in the Great Depression. The series, at the Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower streets, begin at 7 p.m. For more information call 213-228-7025 or visit www.

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“Cabaret” co-star Michael York will host the screening of the film at the lavish Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, on Wed., June 10. Built in 1931, the French Baroque-style theater is in downtown Los Angeles’ Broadway Historic Theatre District, the setting for Last Remaining Seats 2009 season. The classic movie series, sponsored by the Los Angeles Conservancy, continues with the Brazilian 1969 classic “Macunaíma” at the Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, on Wed., June 17. Sergio Mielniczenko, host of the Brazilian Hour on Global Village radio shows, is host; DJ Mochilla spins samba and bossa nova tunes. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is at the Los Angeles Theatre Wed., June 24. Author Leigh Adams, Warner Bros. corporate archivist, hosts. Silent film star Louise Brooks stars in “Pandora’s Box” Wed., July 1 at the Orpheum Theatre. Live accompaniment will be heard on the Orpheum’s original Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Built in 1926, the Orpheum, at 842 S. Broadway, was the final home of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit. The Beaux Arts interior has gold-leaf decoration, silk wall panels and marble pilasters. Hugh Munro Neely, film historian and director, is host. Show times are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($16 for Conservancy members). Some films are already sold out. Visit

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O’Day’s front, back garden in full bloom on Beachwood By Suzan Filipek Former flight attendant Lita O’Day is still walking down aisles. Only now she stops to prune and water flowers and vines that seem to grow in every corner of her N. Beachwood Dr. garden. When she looks to the sky and sees a jumbo jet fly overhead, she is as amazed as ever at its ability to defy gravity. But more often she’s filling the hummingbird feeder with sugar water and trimming plants as the sole gardener at her Spanish-style home. “After I retired my energy and passion went into the gardens,” she says, sitting under a camellia tree, surrounded by pots and pots of orchids. “They’re easy to grow… Just put them under a tree and water.” Their blooms will soon be coming to an end along with the spring flowers, making

NEIGHBORS often stop to admire Lita O’Day’s Hong Kong orchid tree, front page photo. Top, succulents fill her parkway.

way for summer blooms. When passersby stop to admire the sprawling lavender Hong Kong orchid tree, O’Day proudly hands out seedlings. When she’s hidden in the shade, strangers walking by help themselves to the fruits of the tangerine and orange

tree, she adds. The parkway is a collage of colorful succulents and young cherry blossom trees. Guava, apricot, pear and persimmon trees grow amid bird of paradise, loquat and angels’ trumpet in the backyard. To keep watering to a minimum, she

Simple steps can help conserve vital resource Americans use an average of more than 350 million gallons of water each day—much of which is wasted due to carelessness. The International Arid Lands Consortium offers the following outdoor water saving tips to conserve this vital natural resource: • Water your lawn early in the morning or at night to avoid excess evaporation. Similarly, do not water your lawn on windy days. • Don’t follow a fixed watering schedule. Water when the grass or plants show signs of needing it. Over-watering is bad for plants and lawns. It promotes shallow root growth, making your lawn less hardy. To determine if your lawn needs to be watered, simply walk across the grass. If you leave footprints, it’s time to water. • Use a broom rather than a hose to clean sidewalks or driveways. • Install efficient irrigation devices that can be adjusted according to seasonal irrigation needs. Install moisture sensors in each irrigation zone (sunny, shady, etc.) to better determine irrigation needs. • Do not leave sprinklers or hoses on unattended; they can leak and cause over-watering. • Maintain a lawn height of 2 1/2 to 3 inches to help protect the roots from heat stress and reduce the loss of moisture to evaporation. Allowing the grass to grow slightly taller reduces water loss by providing more ground shade for the roots and by promoting water retention in the soil.

• Watering in several short sessions rather than one long one allows the lawn to better absorb water. • Check sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep the heads in good repair. • Make sure your sprinkler is placed so it only waters the lawn, not the pavement. • Avoid sprinklers that spray a fine mist, which increases evaporation. • Wash your car with a bucket of soapy water and use a nozzle to stop the flow of water from the hose between rinsing. • Consider xeriscape landscaping. Because grass lawns consume an inordinate amount of water, particularly in hot, dry climates to which they are not native, xeriscaping is an option that allows water conservation. This includes growing plants that are indigenous to the area and appropriate maintenance to reduce water use.

Art Deco Society meets in station

A café in a former railway station is the destination of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles on Fri., June 19 at 6 p.m. La Grande Orange Cafe, 
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had the grass removed and replaced with brick. Her husband, a UCLA researcher, died at the age of 54 in 1999, just shy of the couple’s 25th anniversary and a planned cruise. “The lesson is do it now, what you can, because you don’t know what the future holds,” O’Day says. After 9-11, she retired. And with her daughter grown— she recently graduated from law school—O’Day’s constant companion is her orange cat, Simba. With benefits as a 34-year international flight attendant for Pan Am and United, she can pick up and go almost anywhere. But, she finds it more comforting amid the sound of the chirping birds, and she wouldn’t want to miss the flowers’ first bloom. “I sweat over this garden. I love this garden.”

Fundraiser offers sneak peak of new HBT facility Get a sneak preview of Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification’s new facilities at its annual fundraiser on Wed., June 17 at 1737 N. Cherokee Ave. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail and silent auction hour, with dinner and program to follow. H/LABT provides vocational job training and develops green programs for the community. The organization has adopted over 110 public schools, hired 2,500 youth and created 250 mural walls. Each year, HBT plants 2,000 trees, paints out more than two million square feet of graffiti and removes more than 30 tons of trash from city streets. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations call 323-9622163 or e-mail habteam@

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New neighbors Metro celebrates Solair completion

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New residents in Fremont Place are Dr. Luke Yoon, a urologist and Dr. Janet Kim, a pediatrician. They have three girls; Amanda, 18, a senior at Marlborough; Samantha, 9 and Elizabeth, 7, attend Third Street School. Shar Penfold of Coldwell Banker Hancock Park South represented the buyer and seller.

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Watch airplanes take off and land as you listen to air traffic controllers in the tower on an OASIS sponsored day trip on Thurs., July 30. Visitors to the new Flight Path Learning Center and Museum located at the LAX Imperial Terminal will see model airplanes, photographs, airline uniforms and other memorabilia. Cost is $63. For more information, call 310-475-4911 ext. 2200.

subway station. Located near Koreatown and Wilshire Center, Solair is hoped to bring urban, transitoriented living to the MidWilshire Koreatown area. The development comprises 40,000 square feet of retail space and 186 condominium units. The building features a rooftop pool, gym and lounge.

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Cal Phil's ‘By George!’ plays at the Arboretum, Disney Hall Works by three composers will be featured in California Philharmonic’s “By George!” on Sat., June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arboretum, and Sun., June 28 at 2 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave. Works by George Gershwin, George Handel and George M. Cohan will be sung by guest artists soprano Henrietta Davis and bass baritone Cedric Berry. The Cal Phil Festival on the Green at The Arboretum begins at 5:30 p.m. for picnic goers with live jazz performed prior to the concert. Tickets start at $20; visit The Arboretum is located at 301 N. Bardwin Ave. in Arcadia.

A grand opening in May celebrated the completion of the Solair Wilshire, the 22-story mixed use high rise at the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave. Metro officials and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were on hand to mark the opening of the transit-oriented development at Metro’s purple line

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5600 Wilshire honored for being ‘green’

BRE Properties, Inc. 5600 Wilshire is the first multifamily property in Southern California to receive two recognitions for being environmentally friendly: the LEED-NC v2.2 Silver from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and GreenPoint Rated certification by Build It Green. The certificates “represent our vision for energy-efficient, environmentally conscious multifamily development,” said Stephen Dominiak, BRE’s chief investment officer. San Francisco-based BRE and Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh Architects considered energy use, lighting, water, air quality and material use in the design of the 284unit building, he said. The LEED and GreenPoint certifications were based on a number of features, including: Access to public transportation and bicycle storage; Water efficient landscaping and water-use reduction; High-performance thermal windows; Energy efficiency; Recycled content in construction materials; Low-emitting paints, coatings and carpets; and Innovation in building design. The building’s style is a modern twist on Art Deco design in a nod to its past. Coulter’s Department Store, a Streamline Moderne-style building, opened on the site in 1938. It was later bought by Broadway department stores and eventually demolished in 1980. Amenities of the new building include a pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room and Wi-Ficonnected business center as well as outdoor fireplace and canopy shade. A white roof helps reflect heat, palms and other native plants dot the landscape, and pebbles and stones are in lieu of water-gulping grass. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing green, energy- efficient and high-performing buildings. GreenPoint Rated is a pointbased system that evaluates energy efficiency, resource conservation, indoor air quality, water conservation and community.

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Pilgrim School is one step closer to being solar powered, thanks to help from its 350 kindergarten through 12thgrade students at the campus at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. They raised $3,000 selling carrier bags filled with boxes of bio-degradable bags to their friends and family, said parent Michelle Marks. The New York-based Perf Go Green bags were purchased at a discount. Additionally, Whole Foods Market on Third St. and Fairfax Ave. also aided in the effort, including donating the carrier bags, said Linda Daniels, of Perf Go Green. The funds will be put towards the purchase of solar panels for the school’s new art center. “This fundraiser showed what can happen when young people are given the right tools to help the environment," said

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Pastime from the 1920s is making a comeback CEO of the hiking company.   The one-year-old tour group is reviving interest in an attraction that has been lost to the public since the late 1920s, when waterfall hiking was the biggest outdoor attraction in the state, she added. “We are trying to spread our love of the outdoors to the many na-

  Several waterfalls cascade in mountain areas less than an hour from downtown Los Angeles, ranging anywhere from 42 to 171 feet tall, according to Expand Your L.A.    Most locations are spring-fed requiring no rain, which makes these destinations a year-round treat, according to Leah Rimeris,


ture lovers in Los Angeles who have no idea that these locations exist.” Guided hikes include roundtrip transportation, and private “staycations,” with maps and information provided, start at $12.50.   The hikes are also available as waterfall clinics at REI stores and several area hotels. Larchmont Chronicle readers will get $15 off a guided-hike price when mentioning this article. Go to www. or call 310837-0305.

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Your property may be eligible for reduced taxes County property owners can check on the County Assessor website to learn if their home or condominium is one of roughly 500,000 properties that are being reviewed for a potential decline in value. If so, this could automatically trigger a property tax reduction, County Supervisor Zev

are under review as far back as the year 2000. Property owners pay nothing and need file no forms; they’ll be notified by mail by the end of July as to the outcome.
 Yaroslavsky warns, “Don’t be taken in by aggressive scam artists trying to charge you up to $200 for a review.

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By going to www.assessor. and putting in a street address or Assessor Identification Number, owners can learn whether they’re on the list, which covers properties purchased between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2008. Certain areas of the county

NEW LISITING SOLD: The home at 508 N. June Street was listed at $2,475,000.

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Bougainvillea enhanced character Spanish. Many original details reflected in windows, hardwood floors and Batchelder fireplace. 2 bedrooms with sitting room off the master and 2 baths. Cozy den/office with built-in desk and shelves. Top of the line kitchen appliances. Custom fencing and lush landscaping provide privacy and a serene garden.

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Zap! Pow! Bam! celebrates comic books at Skirball A telephone booth where kids can try on costumes and change into their favorite comic book characters is part of an exhibit that explores the golden age of comic books from 1938 to 1950 at the Skirball, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through Sun., Aug. 9. Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 explores the genesis of cultural icons such as Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman. The exhibit features rare vintage artwork, books and 1940s Hollywood movie serials, as well as interactive displays such as a vintage Batmobile ride and a drawing studio.

Included with admission to Zap! Pow! Bam! is entrance into Lights, Camera Action: Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television, which examines the parallel development of the comic book and motion picture industries. Objects on view include an original of Action Comics #1 featuring the first appearance of Superman, the 1966 Batcycle from the Batman television series, and Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume. Tickets are $10; $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children two to 12. For more information, call the Skirball at 310-440-4500 or go on the Internet at www.

945 Keniston Ave. • $1,189,000 Picture-perfect Craftsman sited on a beautiful, treelined Brookside street. Period details provide the charm while well-executed updates provide the comfort. Formal living with Batchelder fireplace, formal dining room leads to sharply re-done kitchen with Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets and a breakfast bar. Gated rear yard has outdoor living and dining areas and a gorgeously landscaped lawn. Detached studio (approximately 500 sq/ ft) ideal for artist or guests. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,551 sq/ft.


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Sound bar is sleek, cheap and worthy of Star Wars If all we needed of the speaker is posito create the drama tioned to emit more reof the movie thealistic surround sound ater at home was than a competitor’s a dark room and 20+ speaker sound bar. a bag of Orville Some sound bars come Redenbacher Movie with a calibration tool Style popcorn, we’d to program the unit’s all claim to have a setting to the dimenhome theater. Even sions of your room. adding a big screen Like multi-speaker sysTV, 42 inches or tems, you can still plug larger, won’t satisfy. in an MP3 player for What’s missing? music only. Sound. A sound bar is a simple George Lucas, SOUND WAVES bounce off walls, simulate surround and inexpensive way to sound; system works in large rooms and small. the founder of significantly improve Skywalker Sound Like any electronic gear, your entertainment and winner of 17 Academy sound bar features vary. experience. Because a sound Awards for Best Sound and You’ll want to consider the bar relies on sound waves Best Sound Editing said, number of integrated speak- bouncing off the room’s walls “Sound is 50 percent of the ers and other components. at different angles to simulate movie-going experience.” Remember, more is not always surround sound, a sound bar Audiences are entertained and merrier. The Yamaha YSP-900 works well in smaller rooms moved by what they hear as Digital Sound Projector fea- like bedrooms as well as in much as the images they see tures a single-speaker system larger ones like family rooms. on the screen. Lucas’ theory and incorporates Yamaha’s Just think, you can have a for the big screen experience IntelliBeam technology. “home theater” in any room is just as useful at home. This means each component of your house. Microwave the Any home theater sound system, from the least expensive sound bar to the most expensive 7.1 surround sound system, will sound better than TV speakers, even those that claim “virtual surround sound.” And surround sound isn’t just for movies. Most HD content from



Woodstock revisited

“MAX SAID YES! The Woodstock Story” was presented in May at the Memorial Library by authors Abigail Yasgur and Joseph Lipner, left. Abigail, back right, is the cousin of Max Yasgur, on whose dairy farm the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival took place. The authors displayed memorabilia from the three-day festival as well as original artwork from the book.

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local stations— sports, news, reality shows and other regular programming—is broadcast in surround sound. You can add a surround sound system with multiple speakers, connections and wires running around the room, or try a more economical and easier option: the sound bar. It’s one component with built-in technology to simulate the sound of multiple speakers in multiple locations by integrating speakers, a receiver and a woofer in one sleek package. In contrast to boxy speakers, the slim sound bar can be mounted on a wall or placed in a media center. Sound bars from big names like Sony, Sharp and Yamaha are available starting at under $300— some for as little as $100, far less than a 5.1 surround sound system. Installation is light years easier than the home theater system—one connection to the TV and that’s it.

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Potatoes and beans make a perfect pair By Laura Eversz

FRESH GREEN BEANS can be quickly boiled until crisp and tender, or simmered until soft and silky.

BABY POTATOES are delicious no matter how you cook them.

No matter how you cook them, you really can't go wrong when pairing green beans and baby potatoes. Cooked until crisp and tender, and tossed with chopped shallots and parsley, and a tangy vinaigrette made of mustard, white wine and olive oil, they make a perfect side dish to grilled chicken. As a child, I never grew tired of the "Hillbilly Beans" my dad made throughout the summer using the never-ending supply of Blue Lake green beans from his garden. All it took for a complete meal was a pan of cornbread. Green Beans with New Potatoes 1 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons bacon drippings 1 quart water 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 ham hocks or 1 ham bone 3 to 4 pounds green beans, ends removed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 10 to 12 unpeeled small new potatoes, washed and scrubbed In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, saute onion in bacon drippings. Add water, brown sugar and ham hocks. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Add green beans, cover pot, and simmer over low heat, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Cook a shorter period of time for firmer beans. During last 20 minutes of cooking, add salt, pepper, and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are tender. Serve with cornbread to soak up broth.

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Pirates invade summer reading; screenwriting, real estate workshops FAIRFAX LIBRARY Get Lit: teen poetry and drama troupe performs poetry and spoken word on Saturdays, June 6 and 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mid-Wilshire Writers offer education and support to those at all levels, both published and aspiring. Club meets on Sat., June 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Friends of the Library general meeting is Tues., June 9, 10 to noon. Everyone is welcome to help plan events and share ideas to support the Fairfax branch. Summer Reading Club kicks off with a show by Swazzle Puppet Theater featuring Goldilocks and the Three Buccaneers on Thurs., June 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. Ongoing Grandparents and Books: Volunteers read to children. Call branch for dates and times. Learn computer basics with hands-on training Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Used book sale: Interesting bargains every Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

FREMONT LIBRARY Friends Book Sale: Fri., June 5 and Sat., June 6 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Screenwriting Workshop helps screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters with writer's block and the creative process Sat., June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Art of Henna is presented and demonstrated for teens wanting to learn about how to use henna on Fri., June 26, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Family Night presents Reading is Magic with magician Tony Daniels, Mon., June 22 at 6:30 p.m., and an Interactive Mime and Comedy show on Mon., June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Ongoing Grandparents and Books: Vollunteers read to children Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday beginning at 2:30 p.m. Toddler Tuesdays: Storytime and singing beginning 11:30 a.m. Computer classes: Adult beginners learn how to use the computer on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. LACMA Art Classes: Artist teaches children hands-on art

on Thursdays 4 to 5 p.m. MEMORIAL LIBRARY First Friday presents "Mysterious California," a film and book discussion program. "Southland" by Nina Revoyr is the featured book on Fri., June 5, 2 p.m. Author talk: ""Freedom's Fight" author Gary Phillips talks about his story of black soldiers who were denied the right to fight in World War II on Mon., June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Coffee, conversation and book signing will follow. Teen volunteer orientation: Thurs., June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Silly Second Saturdays for kids features craft activities on Sat., June 13 at 3 p.m. Real estate workshop: Bring your questions, such as "Is this the time to buy? Sell? What about forclosures? What's a good investment?"on Mon.,


bring everyone down. Exotic animals including a herd of Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, and Arabian and Friesian horses, join forces with human performers. Performances continue Wed., July 8 through Sun., July 12. For more information call 877-234-8425 or visit www.

Grandparents and Books: Grandma Bobbie reads to children Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Grandma Sel reads to children Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Toddler Story Time is on Fridays at 1 p.m. Knitting Circle meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. Friends of Library used book sale is every Saturday at 10 a.m. WILSHIRE LIBRARY Preschool storytime with children's librarian Laurie Reese meets on Wed., June 10 at 10:30 a.m. Craft making with Sherry is on Sat., June 27 at 1 p.m. "Pirates" Summer Reading Program kicks off on Mon., June 29 at 3:30 p.m. Ongoing Computer Comfort Class meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. All levels welcome.


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Circus adds magic to summer show Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present “Zing Zang Zoom,” a circus spectacular where magic merges with traditional circus acts, beginning Wed., July 8 at the Staples Center. The show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia, who ward off a cynical Mr. Gravity and his team of heavies who try to

June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Teen advisory council meets on Wed., June 17 at 3:30 p.m. Lunch @ the Library: Memorial Old Time Picture Show screens "Life with Father" starring William Powel, Irene Dunne and Elizabeth Taylor on Thurs., June 25 at 12:30 p.m. Free. Bring a sack lunch; library will serve coffee and cookies. Family story time offers fun for young and old on Thurs., June 25 at 6 p.m. Origami craft-making for the family with Bennett Arnstein is on Sat., June 27 at 1 p.m. Ongoing Computer Comfort Class meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. All levels of computer experience welcome. Students may also follow the lessons online at: http://laplcomputerclass.

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Arboretum hosts daylily, fern shows, classes Learn gardening essentials and all about daylilies and ferns, then buy some to take home at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. View daylilies in shades of yellow, red, white, salmon and orange, as well as bi-colors at the Southern California Hemerocallis and Amaryllis Society's daylily show and sale on Sat., June 6 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. In addition to educational displays and demonstrations, society members will answer questions on cultural care. Bulbs will be available for purchase. More than 60 varieties of ferns plus over 70 varieties of other plants, rare species and collectibles will be on display at the Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale on Sat., June 13 and Sun., June 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orchids, bromeliads, cacti, cycads, terrarium plants, begonias and tree ferns will be


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the essentials of gardening in tune with the seasons at “The Seasonal Gardener” on Sat., June 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will cover plants that thrive in the heat, watering/irrigation, and how to use a dwindling resource wisely, and shade and vegetable gardening, Pre-registration is required. Call 626-821-4623.

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MUSEUM ROW "The Art of Elizabeth Mann," a Hungarian native and concentration camp survivor, continues through July 3. Located at 6435 Wilshire Blvd., 323-651-3704;

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How come the final anything is called a “swan song?” queries Joan Fagerholm? The common swan found in park ponds everywhere is also called the “mute” swan Professorbecause it rarely Knowmakes a sound It-All other than an occasional low grunt. An ancient European folk tale, however, has it that when a swan dies it gives forth a final, beautiful song to herald its journey into the afterlife. *** Why do we “page” someone? queries Terry Slaney. Page is from the Greek paidion or boy. In medieval times, a page was a youth of gentle birth who served as the personal attendant of a person of rank to run errands and act as a messenger. Later on, boys were employed by hotels to perform the same function and their vocal journeys through the lobby (i.e. “Call for Philip Morris”), also became the name for the call itself. *** Why is a papal proclamation called a “bull” and how is this different from an “encyclical?” wonders Nelson Alter. Actually a bull referred to any official document that had a lead seal affixed to the bot-

tom of it and comes from the Latin bulla (seal). Starting in the 12th century, a papal bull was a letter from the pope carrying a bulla that shows the heads of the apostles Peter and Paul. With the introduction of papal briefs in the 15th century, bulls were reserved for the highest of universal pronouncements, such as the canonization of saints or dogmatic revelations. *** How come a person who cleans tables in a restaurant is called a “busboy?” asks Tina Moore. Of course, the key here is bus, a conveyance for carrying passengers along a fixed route. This name also applies to the hand-pushed trolley cart which is used for carrying table settings in a restaurant, making it easier for a person (usually a boy) to clear dirty dishes, glasses, and silverware from tables and reset them for the next round of diners. Professor Know-It-All is the nom de plume of Bill Bentley, who invites readers to try and stump him. Send your questions to him at willbent@


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Hancock Park. 2-Story entrance, step-dn LR w/exquisite fpl mantel & music rm, huge DR. Fab state of the art kit w/granite cntrs & rotunda brkfst rm open to great FR. 7Bd / 8.5 baths, pool & spa.

Hancock Park. This A. C. Martin designed Dutch Colonial has been remodeled to perfection. chef ’s kit w/large center island, adjoining fam rm & opens to backyard & pool-perfect for entertaining!

Hancock Park. Stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath Southern Colonial house in prime Larchmont Village! Chef ’s kitchen overlooking sparkling pool, guest quarters & family room w/French doors to garden.

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Hancock Park. Mediterranean in heart of Windsor Square, 3+2 up. Office/storage attached to garage. Maids/laundry rm. Fam rm w/ bar opens to outdoor liv area-island w/BBQ, fridge, FP & fountain.

Hancock Park. 3bed/2baths up incl amazing course-facing master suite w/fpl, office/nursery, lux bath & walk-in closet. Private bed/bath down+powder. Gourmet kit opens to fam rm. Gst studio w/ba.

Hancock Park. 2 sty center hall flr pln w/a sweeping staircase. Spacious LR extends front to back w/French drs to the patio. Windows galore. Wonderful moldings, great details thru-out.

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Miracle Mile. Large formal entertaining rms, updated kitchen with great storage space. Huge den with French drs overlooking private yard with pool & spa. 6 bedrooms & 4 baths up, maids down.

Hancock Park. Inviting center hall plan, sun-filled LR w/ decorative tile frpl & FDR. Bright upstairs master bedrm suite w/den or 5th bedrm. 3bds & 2bas dn. Cntrl AC/heat, crown molding, garage.

Hancock Park. 24hr security guarded, 2,456 sq.ft. liv 2BR + den 2.5 bas. Grmt kit, natural sunlight thru-out, leads to a huge patio to a few step-down swimming pool & spa, feels like a home.

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Miracle Mile. Completely redone. Exquisite hardwood floors throughout, original details, tiles, crown moldings with modern amenities, central air, updated plumbing & electric. Move right in!

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Hancock Park. Own a townhome in Hancock Park! 2 BR/2.5ba. Liv rm w/fpl, dining area & wet bar. Updated kitchen. Front & back patios + balcony off master. Pool & club room. 2 car parking.

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2009 - 06 Larchmont Chronicle  

Local news for Hancock Park • Windsor Square • Fremont Place • Park LaBrea • Larchmont Village • Miracle Mile

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