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south gate ca. permit no. 294

JUNE 2010

vol. 47, no. 6 • delivered to the 76,439 readers in hancock park • windsor square • fremont place • park labrea • larchmont village • Miracle Mile

SECTION ONE

Hearing held for 13-story condo 'Residences'

Intervention set for failing Los Angeles High

Proposed at Ross site

GRADUATIONS 22 - 26 PERMIT PARKING on Highland? 5 PARTY, and feast in Brookside.

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WILSHIRE BLVD. on Historic Society agenda. 11 OFF, OFF Broadway at Burroughs. 11 PAWN SHOP gets its 15 minutes. 17 CHRONICLE intern pens impressions. 21 BIG SUNDAY project aids temple. 35 PATTY HILL covers the society scene. 42

SECTION TWO Real Estate Home & Garden

SUSTAINABLE and welcoming. 6 LA CONSERVANCY annual meeting. 2 SOLD! Fixer-uppers to mansions. 7 JUNE BRIDES rooted in Roman mythology. 15

For Information on Advertising Rates, Please Call Pam Rudy 323-462-2241, x 11

By Suzan Filipek A 300-unit condo development at the Ross Dress for Less site was considered by the city Planning Deputy Advisory Agency at a May 19 hearing. Arguments for, but mostly against the Casden Properties development were heard, said city planner Henry Chu. Third Street Residences, at 6298 W. Third St., is “a smartgrowth, mixed-income” project, says Casden spokesman Brian Lewis. The developer seeks to replace Q conditions on the three-acre parcel to build four buildings—from five to 13 stories tall. Jim Tokunaga of the city Planning Deputy Advisory Agency took the case under advisement, pending the request for a zone change, input from the Los Angeles Unified School District and design recommendations. Renee Weitzer, chief of land use planning for Councilman Tom LaBonge, did not supSee Residences, p. 18

'Roman Circle' to help

Senior beat The better years will be featured in our annual Senior Outlook published in the July issue of the Larchmont Chronicle. Ad deadline is Tues., June 15. Call 323-462-2241, ext. 11.

KIDS HAVE ALL THE FUN. Youngsters—on the climbing tree at last year’s Park La Brea Outreach Day—will be able to climb again and enjoy other activities on Sat., June 5. More activities are in store at the Brookside Block Party on Sun., June 27. See page 8

Bungalow civil case delays outcome Arraignment set for June 23 in Hollywood division court Larchmont Bungalow’s legality is still up in the air, in the courts anyway. Not to assistant city attorney Tina Hess, who says it’s acting like a restaurant, but without a permit, and has little chance of getting one, as the number allowed on Larchmont Blvd. is maxed out. But her criminal case is being held up by a civil case. “I suspect this judge is going to want to trail behind the civil case,” says Hess. L.A. Superior Court Judge Spurgeon Smith agreed to Bungalow attorney Fred Gaines’ request last month and continued an arraignment on the criminal charges to Wed., June 23 in the Hollywood division. Gaines seeks the extension while waiting the outcome of a writ of mandate he filed in February. He would not comment for this article.

The writ seeks to overturn the city Building and Safety Board of Commissioners denial of an appeal of the city’s

revocation of the Bungalow’s certificate of occupancy. The certificate was revoked See Bungalow, p. 5

By Suzan Filipek A 40-percent drop out rate and low student test scores have prompted state and federal agencies to require Los Angeles High School to make some serious changes. “It’s been identified as a lowperformance school. It needs some form of intervention,” said Douglas Waybright, director of Local District Three which oversees the campus for the Los Angeles Unified School District. It’s a sad turn of events for the 137-year old school and the city’s first public high school, according to Bruce Corwin. He is president of the board of a trust willed to the school in 1895 by Alice Harrison. Educators are weighing four options: finding a partner to help manage the school, replace its faculty and administration entirely, transform it into a charter school and closing it altogether. The latter two options are not realistic, said Waybright, as it is unlikely any one will step up to take the site over as a charter. And closing the campus is also not practical in a city the size of L.A. Its year-round calendar which was in place to combat overcrowded classrooms ends See LA High, p. 15

On the Boulevard Glimpses by Jane We heard recently from a couple in San Diego that they are planning a vacation and want to be near Larchmont. Move over, Disneyland, we are also a tourist destination. ***

HOMELESS COUNT. Kerry Morrison heads the Hollywood Registry. Above, she interviews a veteran known as “The Godfather.” Story on page 14

We met up with Jo Wandling at Le Petit Greek. She told us she was one of the many friends and neighbors of Jan Daley’s, applauding Jan at her recent concert.

www.larchmontchronicle.com ~ Entire Issue Online!

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SECTION ONE

Community Platform By Jane Gilman

JUNE 2010

Larchmont Chronicle

Scene on Larchmont

Voting by mail If the residents of Oregon can vote by mail, why can’t we? We’ve learned from the city election office that it is difficult to find polling places and workers to staff them. So it makes good sense for Californians to take advantage of the mails. Perhaps, the day will come when we can just e-mail in our vote. Meanwhile, vote on June 8.

"What are your plans for the summer?" That's the question inquiring photographer Laura Eversz asked people along Larchmont Blvd.

You can prevent crime The lazy days of summer are often a time when we let down our guard. Unfortunately, criminals take advantage of any opportunity, especially when we leave doors and windows open. One of the most effective ways to prevent crime on your street is to know your block captain. He or she has the phone numbers of each of the residents. When a strange car or van is parked on the street, the block captain makes sure the resident is home and the vehicle belongs there. Check with your neighborhood association to see if your block is covered.

No on food trucks We ask that you do NOT patronize food trucks on Larchmont. You are taking away funds from eateries who pay rent and staff employees. The trucks also take up valuable parking places.

Sidewalks, Tree Trimming and Keeping Hancock Park Green and Water Wise Due to the City of LA’s severe budget problems many services such as tree trimming, stump removal, median/parkway maintenance and sidewalk repair services have been all but eliminated. The City now considers these types of repairs and services to be the responsibility of the homeowner. The responsibility for sidewalk repairs has not yet been settled and many LA citizens are challenging whether this change is legal. The Association is considering plans to help support efforts to trim trees and grass by putting together a fund (using annual dues). Because of recent, severe droughts, and other state wide water requirements, the times of ample, cheap water for landscaping are over. The Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance (WELO) and the Low Impact Design Ordinance (LID) were passed in February of this year to further enforce landscape water use reductions. Because of these increasing restrictions on water use for landscaping, the Association has been exploring options for drought tolerant landscaping. At the recent Block Captains’ meeting, landscaper Mayita Dinos gave a talk on waterwise plantings for our climate. Los Angeles is considered a Mediterranean climate which means hot, dry summers with little rain, and cool, wet winters. As beautiful as the lawns that surround most Hancock Park homes are these lawns are problematic in our climate. They need a lot of water and their static use compacts the soil. The fertilizer and pesticides that are applied often run off into the storm drain system polluting the Santa Monica Bay. So, consider drought tolerant, waterwise landscaping when planting your garden. The Association is working on more formal recommendations for relandscaping in a waterwise fashion and the information will be posted on our website. Thanks to the Block Captain Committee for holding a great Block Captains’ meeting in May which highlighted the changes in City Services, landscaping, security and many other important issues for Hancock Park. The Block Captain network is one of the most effective protections against crime. If you want to be a block captain or don’t know who your block captain is contact the Association via the website. And, don’t forget, if you haven’t already, mail in your dues! Your dues support efforts like the tree trimming and grass cutting projects and they let you vote in the election for Board of Directors. If you’re planning changes to your house visit the HPHOA’ 48 web site, www.hancockpark.org, or the Los Angeles Planning Department web site http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park and read the Preservation Plan. Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System - http://anti-graffiti. lacity.org/welcome.cfm?CFID=1007&CFTOKEN=411CDB4F-0FC34EE1-89DE58DCCB435538 and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180 For questions regarding filming contact Filming Committee CoChairs, Ruth Marmelzat or Cami Taylor. Ruth can be reached at 323-934-0138 and Cami at 323-692-1414 (Home) and 310659-6220 (office) Adv.

SATURDAY STORY TIME. Barbara Grant reads to George Fogarty at Chevalier’s Books while his mom and dad, Heather and John Fogarty, look on.

Letters to the editor Yes for Crenshaw

Please add my name to those supporting a subway station at Wilshire and Crenshaw. I am selfish. I ride the subway regularly when not biking to and from Downtown. It is fast, clean, reliable, safe and inexpensive. The station at Wilshire and Western is inconvenient for me, so my support reflects self–interest based on convenience. My experience when the subway was first being constructed and my observation today is that the people who don’t (or won’t) ride it are the people opposed to it. Those of us who do ride it and would benefit are great reasons to justify construction. As the cost of driving into downtown grows (my building charges over $35 a day for parking), the cost of a subway ride, currently $2.50 round (Please turn to page 19)

Larchmont Chronicle Founded in 1963 Publishers Jane and Irwin Gilman Editor Jane Gilman Associate Editor Suzan Filipek Assistant Editor Laura Eversz Editorial Assistant Alicia Doyle Advertising Director Pam Rudy Classified Manager Geri Freer Art Director Maria Bouniol Circulation Manager Rachel Olivier Production Assistant Nancy MacCoon Accounting Yvonne Auerbach 542 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004 323-462-2241

Don’t waste money

It is refreshing that many neighbors new to the Metro Rail “Crenshaw Station” debate are sharing their opinions through your newspaper and at Metro’s community meetings. Land development and transportation planning have long been intertwined in the growth of Los Angeles. Those matters will continue to affect the city as well as the dozen or so local residential neighborhoods (largely single-family) between Wilton Pl. and LaBrea Ave., Olympic to Melrose. Unfortunately, the arguments now being made by some of the new-found advocates of adding an expensive, unneeded Wilshire Blvd. subway station, between Bronson and Lorraine Blvd., are arguments that either misrepresent—or misunderstand— the data recently presented to (Please turn to page 19)

"I'm going to take a dance class... it's ballet and jazz. I think I'm going to my cousin's house, too. Oh, and we're going camping." Keely Nett Las Palmas Blvd.

"My husband and I are travelling. It's our 50th wedding anniversary and we're going to Greece. We're very excited." Patsy Palmer Arden Blvd.

Calendar Sat., June 5: Park La Brea’s Community Outreach Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alandele Circle. Tues., June 8: Election Day. Wed., June 9: Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Meeting, Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne, 7 p.m. Thurs., June 10: Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce meeting at Tom Bergin’s Restaurant, 840 S. Fairfax Ave., noon. Tues., June 15: Mid City West Community Council board meeting, 7 p.m. NCJW auditorium, 1st floor, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Sun., June 27: Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society annual meeting at 3 p.m. at private home. Thurs., July 1: Delivery of the Larchmont Chronicle.

"I'm going to Asia for work. Besides that, I'll be looking forward to the settling down of the economy. The winter of our depression seems to be thawing." Kevin Kelley Larchmont Blvd.

"I'm going to be working so I can pay my bills. Other than that, I'm not sure. I'm not a planner... I take it one day at a time." Megan Cronovich Koreatown


JUNE 2010

Larchmont Chronicle

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SECTION ONE

INSIDE thE chroNIclE INSIDE Section one LIBRARIES

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GRADUATIONS

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SUMMER CAMPS

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SCHOOL NEWS

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RELIGIOUS NEWS

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ENTERTAINMENT Theatre Review Dining Out At the Movies

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WEST ADAMS on tour. Section 2, 10

AUTO SHOW flexes muscles. Section 1, 10

NEW GREENSCAPE for Burroughs Middle School. Section 1, 9

AROUND THE TOWN 42

Section two REAL ESTATE 1 - 11 Real Estate Sales - 7 MUSEUM ROW

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HOME & GARDEN

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CLASSIFIED

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CUT ABOVE at Farmers Market. Section 1, 10

BIG PLANS at ross store site.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST marks 25th. Section 1, 16

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Notes From the

As a Windsor Square resident, you may sometimes wonder what happens to those voluntary dues you pay to the WSA. Fear not -- they’re put to good use maintaining the beauty and character of our historic neighborhood. WSA’s activities include:

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Elections for the 2010-2012 GWNC Board of Directors were held on Thursday, May 13. The City Clerk’s office is now reviewing the returns. Thank you to all who ran for office and who voted in the election! Please plan to attend to find out more about these important issues! We look forward to your participation. For more information visit greaterwhilshire.org.

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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 windsorsquare.org. ADV.

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• Helping maintain neighborhood security, including managing the Block Captain network and acting as liaisons with local police and fire precincts. • Emergency preparedness (stay tuned for more on this!). • Neighborhood preservation, including supporting HPOZ code enforcement. • Removing unwanted tree stumps from Windsor Square parkways. • Maintaining Windsor Square’s tree canopy, and planting new trees. • Improvements to Robert Burns Park, including fencing and trash receptacles. • Tracking, helping manage, and monetizing filming in the neighborhood. • Lobbying on behalf of the neighborhood, including representing Windsor Square at Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council meetings, transit meetings, and zoning meetings. • Serving as agent for the Friends of 29 fire station.

We Will be discussing: • Proposal to place a 50-foot cell phone pole the NE corner of 9th & Mansfield • Update on Larchmont Bungalow lawsuit • Boarding house in St. Andrews neighborhood • Wilshire Center-Koreatown Redevelopment Project Area 5-Year Plan • LA County Open-Windows in Restaurants Policy • 4th Street Bike Boulevard Proposal • City of LA Building Code Simplification

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Let’s add proper disposal of trash as one of our American Values. Visualize yourself strolling down Larchmont Boulevard with your children, family, friends and dog. You are holding some trash in your hand and when you are done, you drop this on the Boulevard. I personally pick up a bag’s worth of trash a day. The other American Value that needs to be on to the list is no graffiti on the Boulevard. This includes all the posters littered across the Boulevard. I know how important it is to you that all can see your latest play information, garage sales, and all other items, but you use strong tape to the poles and nails to the living trees. And when the event is over we never see you again. The pole is repainted, the tree is scarred and we pay to remove the trash. This is graffiti. Summer is coming. Getting yourself in tiptop shape is important. Visit our newest member, Larchmont Traditional Medicine, that specializes in acupuncture at 435 N. Larchmont Boulevard. If you are dining in Larchmont you must visit Village Pizzeria which is famous throughout all of Los Angeles, Le Petit Greek for an amazing dining experience and of course Peet’s Coffee & Tea for coffee and a small bite. How fortunate that the Larchmont Boulevard Association has so many wonderful and caring businesses that support the Larchmont Experience with their time and money. Visit us at www.lachmont. com, print the list and use the services, dine with them and shop at these awesome establishments.

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Police Beat Two con-men burglars target area residents OLYMPIC DIVISION

WILSHIRE DIVISION

Furnished by Senior Lead Officer Joseph Pelayo

Furnished by Senior Lead Officer Dave Cordova

Area residents have recently been victimized by two separate pairs of con-men. Male suspects–one Hispanic, one white—have convinced elderly homeowners to allow them into their homes by posing as AT&T phone salesmen with identification cards and work orders. In addition, two Hispanic males posing as city employees checking on electric panels have burglarized homes.

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in mind. Use the portable brush to dust lightweight powder over your skin (makeup and all). Mineral sunscreens are widely available including at Dr. Fitzgerald’s office. And for Dr. Fitzgerald’s top musts? Choose your sunscreen wisely. SPF 15 screens approximately 96% of skin cancer-causing rays. To protect from aging rays, look for one of these powerful broad-spectrum ingredients (meaning it screens UVA and UVB rays); Zinc Oxide, Mexoryl or Helioplex in the product you select. Dr. Fitzgerald recommends Neutrogena sunscreens with Helioplex; La Roche-Posay Anthelios, and DHC Sunscreen. “They’re all very light, non-greasy and won’t burn your eyes,” she explains. “Definitely take advantage of one of the higher SPF’s, such as 60 or greater, if you’re planning to spend several hours outside on the beach or golf course.” Avoid tanning booths at all costs! The UVA rays being applied to your skin to achieve that certain shade you desire are also the culprits of deep tissue damage and cancer. The damage from booths is worse than that of the sun, cautions Dr. Fitzgerald. Remember it’s never too late to address the sun damage you see. Brown spots, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles - the giveaways of time in the sun can be effectively treated with IPL laser treatments, chemicals peels and topical treatments such as hydroquinone bleach. Schedule skin cancer screenings. “Pick a day each year that you can’t forget, like your birthday, and make it an annual event to have your face and body checked,” says Dr. Fitzgerald. Certainly visit sooner if you notice any new moles or changes to an existing mole. Empower your own repair system. Your body never forgets any of the sun it’s been exposed to. But by effectively protecting your skin today, you allow your immune system to work on repairing the damage from yesterday, last summer and yes, even the burn you got when you were eight.

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suspect entered the residence through an unlocked front door and claimed to be looking for a restroom. BURGLARIES FROM VEHICLE: Credit cards and other property were taken from a 2007 Mini Cooper after midnight on April 25. The suspect jumped over a locked gate to enter the driveway, and used an unknown method to enter the vehicle. Property was taken from a 2007 Toyota parked on the 500 block of N. Rossmore Ave. between 4 p.m. on April 30 and 8 a.m. on May 1. The suspect gained entry through an unlocked door.

dry room on the 300 block of S. Van Ness Ave. on April 30 around 11 a.m. The suspect pried open the door lock to gain entry, then cut the wires locking the bicycle. $1,200 was taken from a home on the 4000 block of Clinton St. on May 17 around 7:30 a.m. The suspect used a pry tool to open the rear window. BURGLARIES FROM VEHICLES: A 2006 Scion parked on the 300 block of Gramercy Pl. was broken into April 30 just after midnight. A briefcase and laptop were taken from a 2007 Lexus parked on the 4000 block of Beverly Blvd. between 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on May 12. The suspect smashed the window to gain entry. A computer and cell phone were taken from a 1997 Volvo parked on the 4000 block of Oakwood Ave. around 11:55 a.m. on May 15. The suspect smashed the window to gain entry. WILSHIRE DIVISION BURGLARIES: Technical instruments were taken from a 2009 BMW parked in a garage on the 300 block of N. Mansfield Ave. around 8:30 p.m. on April 28. The suspect entered the unlocked garage, took the property and fled. A home on the 300 block of N. Orange Dr. was ransacked on May 1 around 6 p.m. The

Two burglars broke into the Silver Lake home of Councilman Tom LaBonge on April 30 and stole personal items belonging to his wife. According to LaBonge, no one was home at the time, but a neighbor provided a description of the burglars to the police. “There has been a surge in crime in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Franklin Hills area. I encourage all residents to enhance their neighborhood watch programs,” said LaBonge.

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Greater Wilshire election under review Mid City installs As we went to press, we learned the results of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council election are being contested. Unofficial results of the May 13 election are Benjamin Rosenberg, representing Citrus Square; Kiki Gindler, Hancock Park; Federico Mariscal, Larchmont Village; Mathew Oldham, Western/ Wilton;

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(Continued from page 1) after it opened with tables and chairs but was licensed as a take-out with retail, said John Kelly, senior building inspector for the city Dept. of Building and Safety. “Enforcement matters. You can’t just say you’re one thing and open as another,” said Patty Lombard, founder of ilovelarchmontblvd.com. In fact, owner Albert Mizrahi had signed a covenant stating “no seating for dining is allowed,” according to city documents. When the restaurant continued to operate, at 107 N. Larchmont Blvd., without a certificate of occupancy, criminal charges were filed by Hess, supervising assistant city attorney for the Safe Neighborhoods division. Mizrahi and Larchmont Village Partners One, LLC were charged with three counts of failing to comply with orders, providing false information and operating without a certificate of occupancy. The Q Condition limits the number of restaurants between Beverly Blvd. and First St. Tables and chairs are not the real matter, says Hess. “I think everybody gets side tracked by that.” The Q condition provides for exemptions, from delis to coffee shops, which all have seating. “The issue is what is their primary service… whether this place qualifies as a take out or dining.” At the Bungalow, “people are bringing your food. Factually, there’s a violation,” says Hess.

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(Continued from page 1) The Abzug clan, Laura and Michael plus Martin, Jane and Mary, started the summer vacation early with a rafting trip on the Kern River, we heard from Laura at Village Heights. *** A tour of Oregon’s Columbia Gorge wineries drew a contingent of localites including Jeff and Hannah Kirschner, Evelyn Vodhanel and Margo Dennis, Evelyn told us at Pickett Fences.

Also, Jack Humphreville, Windsor Square; Fred Pickel, La Brea/Hancock and David Lunzer, education. New alternates include Steven Katz, Karen Gilman and Naftali Rubin. Returning board members are Charlie Dougherty, Owen Smith, Frances McFall, Yigal Arens, Patricia Carroll, Elizabeth Fuller, John Gresham; Also, Jane Usher, Clinton Oie, Jane Gilman, Alex JonesMoreno and Mary Rajswing. Items on the Wed., June 9 meeting agenda include an update on the Larchmont Bungalow lawsuit and a cell phone pole installation. Also on the agenda is a review of the Wilshire CenterKoreatown Redevelopment Five-Year Plan, County OpenWindows in Restaurants policy, Fourth St. Bike boulevard proposal and a simplification of the city Building Code.

new directors; stages safety walk Sixty-two candidates vied for the 45 seats on the Mid City West Community Council board of directors in the May 13 election. Close to 400 stakeholders voted for directors who will be installed at the June 15 meeting. The Council recently sponsored a Public Safety Walk to bring together police and community residents. The walk is a means of reducing crime and increasing communication between the LAPD, local businesses and neighborhood residents, said Paul Lerner, safety committee co-chairman. Council meeting dates have been changed to the third Tuesday of the month, rather than the second Tuesday. Meetings are held at the National Council of Jewish Women building, 543 N. Fairfax Ave.

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Highland residents seek solution to parking problems Hancock Park Homeowners Association seek a Permit Parking District to alleviate the problems generated by employees of Osterio Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza at Highland and Melrose avenues. Residents had been monitoring the parking at intervals and found that employees were not following the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) granted to

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Big Sunday founder, banker, Plans to freeze Karen Bass to focus rents shot down among grad speakers on healthcare, education by city motion 290 graduates on June 5. Disney Hall is the site of commencement ceremonies for Campbell Hall High School’s 139 graduates on June 7. Fifty-five seniors at Pacific Hills High School will be matriculating on June 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Marlborough School graduated 87 seniors at Booth Field on May 27. There will be 280 graduating seniors at Harvard Westlake High School on June 11. Los Angeles High School will see 567 seniors graduating at Housh Field on June 22. Page Private School will have nine middle school graduates on June 16. The commencement ceremony will take place on campus.

Apartment owners will be able to impose the annual rent raise, following a motion by City Council president Eric Garcetti in Council chambers on May 21. Garcetti’s motion came during a contentious hearing when renters, protesting elimination of a proposed freeze, overcrowded the auditorium. His motion overrides an earlier measure that would have cancelled rent hikes for a four-month period. The previous measure, by Councilman Richard Alarcon, would have imposed a fourmonth moratorium on rent increases at buildings constructed before 1978 with six or more units. Under the law, owners of rent-controlled properties are eligible to impose up to a three percent rent increase annually. Building owners and their representatives told the Council a freeze would be financially devastating to them, noting that they were being impacted by higher utility bills and insurance costs.

Karen Bass, the first African American woman elected to serve as Speaker of the State Assembly, is running for the 33rd District Congressional seat in the Democratic primary. She has plans to fight for health care reform, improve education and help fix the economy. In previous efforts, Bass said her leadership in Sacramento led to $600 million of additional funds to repair and

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The Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 73rd anniversary with a Tribute Concert Spectacular on Wed., June 9 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles. For tickets or more information, visit www.JrPhil.org or call 310-275-7511.

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Third Street's Olympic games to benefit homeless Led by the 800 children who make up the student body, Third Street Elementary School’s Olympics Games will be held Sat., June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus at 201 S. June St. During the activity-filled family day, students in grades kindergarten to fifth will compete in athletic events including obstacle courses, relay and sack races and tug of war. To gain admission, they will bring backpacks filled with new school supplies, which will be donated to children of local homeless families through the School on Wheels organization. The Grove at Farmers Market is the marquee sponsor of the event, themed “Pass the Torch.” For more information, go to thirdstreetolympics.com

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Park La Brea invites youth to outreach day Youngsters can scale a climbing tree, create crafts and have their faces painted at Park La Brea’s Community Outreach Day on Sat., June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alandele Circle. A free week at Champions Summer Camp at Hancock Park Elementary School is among the raffle prizes at the event. The event will feature music, games and prizes. Wilshire Police will demonstrate the Segway and provide safety tips. Teenagers can enroll in the police cadet program. Free drinks and snacks will be provided. Whole Foods is among the sponsors.

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Plans for a CVS Pharmacy to be built at the southwest corner of Third St. and La Brea Ave. were approved with one recommendation by the Mid City West Community Council’s Land Use Committee. The proposed retail drug store will have 13 ground level and 31 rooftop parking spaces. It will be open 24 hours, and sell a full line of alcohol. The Land Use Committee recommended support of the application at its April meeting, subject to the additional condition that the building include a pedestrian entrance at the corner of Third and La Brea. The site is presently a used car lot.

Neighbors will be busy this month cooking salads, casseroles, appetizers and desserts for the Red, White and Brookside 31st annual block party on Sun., June 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Keniston Ave. Games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and airbrush tattoos will delight youngsters while adults enjoy a live band, silent auction and visiting with friends. A $25 donation includes barbecue food and beverages. Funds support Movie Night in Memorial Park, safety and crime prevention and beauti-

‘Childless’ author to sign books June 5 Hilary Crahan and Liz Lunday will sign “Childless” at Chevalier’s Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. on Sat., June 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. The book, compiled by Crahan and edited by Susan Hodges, is a collection of 16 essays written by women without children. It is interspersed with quotations from historical figures.

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Garden party proceeds will spruce up John Burroughs By Laura Eversz Patrons of the annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Party in April helped raise more than $25,000 while visiting seven local gardens. There will be another garden to enjoy when a landscaping project is completed at John Burroughs Middle School, recipient of Garden Party proceeds. “This year’s tour was our biggest ever,” said Laura Cohen, event co-chair along with Myrna Robin Gintel and June Bilgore. “John Burroughs is a crown jewel of our neighborhood and really brought out the support.” Funds will be used for planting, irrigation upgrades and installation of benches to complement recent landscaping improvements. Joanne Medeiros, who lives across the street from the 600 S. McCadden Pl. campus, was the catalyst for the project, says assistant principal Helena Yoon. “I remember as a child marveling at the school when I’d drive past with my mom on the way to lunch at Bullock’s Wilshire tea room,” said Medeiros. “Living directly across from it, I couldn’t accept that things

weren’t pretty or clean enough. I had to make a conscious decision: do I sell my house or stay and see what I can do.” She began by paying her gar- CURVES were added to soften garden beds. deners to spruce up vice groups as well as skilled the schoolyard on Sundays. "I laborers, paid for by HPHOA, have a fastidious nature," she installed the donated plants— laughed. from birds of paradise and agaThen, with partial reim- ve to blue fescue and statice— bursement from the Hancock in beds along the front of the Park Homeowners Association, school building on McCadden the men fanned out to clean up Place. litter on surrounding streets. That was in 2008. Later, Medeiros joined a comToday, with the Garden mittee at the school, and then Party proceeds in hand, the brought landscape designer second phase can be impleCarlos Antillon on board. mented. Plans call for installThe first phase of the beau- ing five full-grown sycamore tification came about after trees that will provide shade Councilman Tom LaBonge and highlight the architecture had asked a developer to in- of the school that was built in stall more dramatic landscap- 1924. ing around a new apartment Seating will be installed unbuilding on Wilshire. derneath; a reading garden “His field deputy, Nikki will feature a bench donated by Ezhari, let us know that hun- the HPHOA in honor of longdreds of plants being removed time board member Chickie were available,” said Antillon. Byrnes. Following Antillon’s plan, There are also future plans teams from community ser- for a third phase that will pro-

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vide additional development of planters along 6th Street and Wilshire Blvd. “Given the context of what’s going on with the city and budget cuts and working to get test scores up… there is always so much going on here at the school,” said assistant principal Yoon. “But Joanne and Carlos and others in the

community have been willing to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work. Something beautiful is growing here, and that is so inspiring,” she added. For Medeiros, it’s all about community building. “We’re not complaining or pointing fingers. We are working together. There’s a dialogue now, and I am meeting neighbors I never knew I had.”

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‘Neighborhood’ barber shop Muscle cars stars of Farmers Market show Corvettes and Camaros will opens at Farmers Market be front and center at the 16th Offering all the services of an old-fashioned barber shop, The Barber Shop Club recently opened on the south side of the Farmers Market next to Starbucks. Owner Woody Lovell, Jr. learned the craft from his father, a veteran of barber shops from here to Kansas City. It is his third shop—he ran a Barber Shop Club on Melrose Ave. for 12 years and helped start up The Shave in Beverly Hills. The Barber Shop Club, open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., offers shaves, cuts, coloring and styling as well as grooming products and accessories. Inside are historic photos from the 20s and 30s, vintage

furniture including grand barber chairs and a roll-top receptionist’s desk, and a surfboard, which reflects Lovell’s affection for surfing. Appointments are accepted, but not necessary, said Lovell. “The barber shop experience involves walking in and taking some time to join the conversation, laugh and visit with those in the chairs and those waiting for the chairs. It’s a barber shop— you’re supposed to hang out and enjoy it,” he added. Haircuts are $45, trims $25, with discounted prices for children and seniors. Shoeshines are also available. Call 323-931-9916 or go to www.barbershopclub.com

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annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show at Farmers Market at Third St. and Fairfax Ave. on Sat., June 5. The free event will feature a full range of Corvettes, including an original 1954 and a dozen others that cover the roadster’s evolution through the 50s, 60s and 70s. In addition, a variety of Camaros, including a 1968 convertible and a ’69 coupe will be on display. “In the past, we’ve honored everything from ‘orphans’ like the Packard and the Hudson to all black hot-rods,” said marketing manager Illysha Buss. “We felt a tribute to the most dynamic American sports cars ever built was long overdue.” The muscle cars will be joined by an array of vintage American autos and trucks, including a 1902 Oldsmobile Runabout, a ’69 AMC AMX, a ’71 DeTomaso Pantera coupe, a ’63 Studebaker Avanti and a ’57 Thunderbird. Also featured will be a 1932 Ford pick-up, a 1940 Ford sedan delivery truck, a restored ’43 Ford pick up and a ’56 Ford F-100. The vehicles will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in and around the Farmers Market Plaza. At the close of the show, owners will fire up their hot rods, roadsters and cruisers. For more information, call 323-933-9211 or go to www. farmersmarkela.com

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Area preschool will begin with summer camp Debra Stolberg and Susan Hendricks are preparing Stolberg’s duplex on N. Windsor Blvd. for the opening of Larchmont Preschool. on Mon., June 7 for summer camp. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stolberg, a former teacher

at Larchmont Charter School, said the school is open to no more than 12 students, threeto five-years-old. The school will incorporate many aspects of the Waldorf education based on strong encouragement of imaginative play, she said. “We will be less structured

than other preschools. Larchmont Preschool is licensed as a day care center. The fall opening will be on the same schedule as the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar year. For more information go to larchmontpreschool.com.

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LOYOLA STUDENTS shared the stage with thespians from Marlborough, Marymount and Immaculate Heart schools for performances of ‘Little Shop of Horrors.” The Hannon Theatre Company production played to sold-out audiences at Loyola High School in May.

Norwood Young pens memoir, launches reality documentary Norwood Young, Muirfield Rd., has completed an autobiography, set to be published in the fall. Resident of Youngwood Court—resplendent with 20 replicas of Michelangelo’s “David”—the R&B recording artist recently launched “Getting Back to My Me,” a reality documentary and inspiration for his autobiography of the same name. The memoir, co-written with Pulitzer prize winner Karen Hunter and to be published by Simon and Schuster in October, chronicles his life from sexual and drug abuse to how he transformed from being a victim into finding himself again. Detailed too is his step-by-step process of reversing facial surgeries. “I want to encourage people by example to dig deep, find strength, talk about it, and find themselves again as I did,” Norwood said. For more information, see: www.justnorwoodmusic.com.

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Fifty students from 12 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were able to plan a dream night when they selected dresses, shoes and accessories to wear to their prom. Operation School Bell of the Assistance League of Southern California, in partnership with the LAUSD Homeless Education Program, provided the clothing for the third consecutive year. The high schools represented were Belmont, Dorsey, Los Angeles, Fairfax, Fremont, Gardena, Garfield, Van Nuys, Taft, East Valley, South Gate and Bell. “This is the best. You guys made my prom a dream come true. Thanks so much,” said one student at the fittings, held at the Operation School Bell site with members of Anne Banning Auxiliary. “Your program has always helped me and my brother to be in school. I am so grateful to you for helping me graduate and enjoy my prom with my friends.” The event is made possible through the on-going support and generosity of Operation School Bell volunteers, who give of their time to help students in need. Local active auxiliary members include Karla Ahmanson, Shelagh Callahan, Linda Dean, Flo Fowkes, Silvia Marjoram and Marion Plato.

Fishmann earns senior fellow honor Andrew Fishmann, M.D., critical care specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital, was recently named by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) as one of the Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine (SFHM). Dr. Fishmann, Windsor Square, and the other designees were inducted in the inaugural class of Senior Fellows at SHM’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in April. He is also the co-founder and board director for Cogent Healthcare. The Society publishes a journal for hospital medicine and provides continuing education and industry updates through the monthly news magazine “The Hospitalist.” To be designated as a Senior Fellow, an applicant must:

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Evening bike tours This month, I will re-launch my series of evening bike tours of the Fourth Council District. These fun, free events not only expose people to our diverse neighborhoods, they also encourage healthy exercise and promote a cheap, alternative form of transportation. If more Angelenos rode bicycles and public transit, we’d make a huge dent in our traffic problems. The city is developing a master plan for bicycles, which you can view at: www. labikeplan.org. We are working to make Los Angeles a more bicycle-friendly place and need your input to help us get there. In five locations The Tour LaBonge bike rides

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will be held on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. starting June 16. They are limited to riders 12 years of age and older. Riders must wear helmets. The first ride will tour downtown, and as in past years, will include a police escort and a mid-way stop for ice cream. Please check my website for more information (www.tomlabonge.com). Here’s a quick rundown of the schedule: June 23—Fourth Street in the Wilshire area; June 30—Toluca Lake North Hollywood; July 7—Miracle Mile; July 14—Los Angeles River and Griffith Park; and July 21—Hollywood. I hope you can join us. Griffith Park hike I will also hold my annual Spring Equinox Hike to honor the Los Angeles Consular Corps and Sister Cities organizations. The hike will be held on Mon., June 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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Four Fairfax High School seniors received scholarships at the Irene Epstein Memorial Scholarship Awards dinner in May. The scholarship program was initiated in 1996 shortly after Irene Epstein’s death to recognize her desire to assist financially needy students to attend college. Each awardee received $1,500. Scholarship winner Evelyn

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Hollywood Registry is ‘first step’ to end homelessness The New York-based group By Suzan Filipek Homeless living in alleys, on managed a successful effort bus benches and in the hills of two years ago to transition Hollywood were interviewed downtown’s skid row homerecently to identify those most less into housing. That effort was noticed by vulnerable. Kerry Morrison, Windsor Morrison, manager of the Entertainment Square, got on their level, wak- Hollywood ing some of the 257 people up District Business Improvement gently, a $5 Subway sandwich District, which provides services and patrol gift card in security for area hand. merchants. “It was a PHOTO PAGE 1 She since huge incenhelped form and tive,” she is at the helm of Hollywood said. Also participating in 4WRD (4 Walls, A Roof and A Hollywood Homeless Registry Door), a coalition of city and Week were Council mem- county agencies and non-profber Tom LaBonge, County its who aim to end homelessSupervisor Zev Yaroslavsky ness in Hollywood by 2018. and 12 teams of 80 volun- Surprisingly, 80 percent of the people let them take their teers. They canvassed the area photographs, says Kerry. Most three days in late April from also gave their social security the wee hours of 3:30 to 6 a.m. numbers, names, birthdates to complete a Vulnerability and told their stories. Index for Common Ground. Volunteers found of the 257

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the Veteran’s Administration to the County Dept. of Health homeless, 110 are at risk of als call ‘frequent flyers,’” said and senior housing centers. Volunteers are also needed premature death, including Supervisor Yaroslavsky. the eldest, who at 80, is living “These chronically ill and to coach the homeless into on a bus bench near Hollywood vulnerable individuals repeat- housing once it becomes High. He buys breakfast every edly end up in our jails and available, as many have no inmorning at McDonalds, says emergency rooms if we don’t tention of leaving. The 80-year old man on the bench Morrison. has grown accustomed He fell on hard times to life outside. “Once nine months ago when Volunteers are also needed to you meet these folks it’s the apartment he had coach the homeless into housimpossible to turn your rented for 40 years on ing once it becomes available, as backs on them,” says Franklin Ave. was sold many have no intention of leaving. Morrison. and the new owner “There’s a lot of very sick raised the rent and people on the streets of evicted him. He has no family and resisted seeking an- find a way to help house them Hollywood.” They are also our other apartment for fear of an- and furnish crucial health and neighbors, she adds. “I’m glad I participated in the mental health care. other eviction, he told Kerry. While 10 percent are over “Providing them with per- homeless registry, although 60, the youngest interviewed manent supportive housing the people we met were livwas 15. Five have been living is not only more humane, it ing very difficult lives,” said on the streets longer than 10 will actually save the taxpay- Councilmember LaBonge.   ers money,” says Yaroslavsky, “The best first step in dealing years. Fifty were vets, several suf- “because it relieves the burden effectively with the problem fered from drug abuse or men- on the justice system and our of homelessness is by finding out exactly who is out there, tal illness or both, HIV Aids emergency medical services.” and other health issues. Their Among the purposes of the where people are living and hospital and doctor bills cost survey is to transition 10 of what physical, medical and $3.3 million annually, accord- the most vulnerable living on emotional conditions they’re grappling with. The homethe streets into housing. ing to the survey. “These are the folks that To accomplish this, agen- less registry was that best first the social service profession- cies are being contacted from step.”

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“How and Why People Connect” is the premise behind Bill Saleebey’s book, “Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag,” recently released by Believe Publishing. The book takes an in-depth look into the world of business networking, exposing the psychological nature behind human interaction. Saleebey, Citrus Ave., has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in counseling. In the book, he taps into more than 25 years experience in networking and business development to reveal keys to becoming a suc-

CATHEDRAL CHAPEL alums celebrated the school’s 80th anniversary May 18. From left, Jim and Toni Morrell Short, Sharon Gless, Kathy Gless and Tony Medley. The event raised $7,000 for a science and art center.

Roman Circle to aid campus L.A. High students from the class of 1958 are working to save their school. The 12-member group formed during its 50th reunion, called itself the Roman Circle and formed a student, faculty, alumni and community outreach: Alumni on Campus. The group seeks a matching grant to jumpstart students scores and achievements and provide mentors and tutors. “We’ve got tens of thousands of years of life experiences. That should be worth something,” says Roman Circle member Ken Marsh. “Two decades of year-round

classes—eliminating extracurricular and afterschool programs—five different principals in 10 years and diminishing funds have taken a toll,” the group says. A school newspaper and drama and choral clubs are just a few of the activities missing on the Olympic Blvd. campus. Among the Alumni’s objectives is establishing an archive of student art, music and other works and developing a communications network. The first-year budget is $24,000. For information e-mail romancircle@ymail.com.

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Firm marks 25th year of getting people back on their feet By Laura Eversz Larchmont Physical Therapy owner Kathy Whooley has seen a lot of changes since the business opened in the medical building at 321 N. Larchmont Blvd. in 1985. “For one thing, physical therapy practices used to be located in building basements,” she says. There’s nothing dungeonlike about Suite 825. Three treatment rooms painted in creamy shades have a spa-like feeling. They feature adjustable tables—better ergonomically for the therapists—made up in soft cotton linens instead of the usual paper coverings. Therapy techniques have changed as well, but remain focused on enabling patients to return to functional activities, be it pain-free walking, sports, recreation or the activities of daily living, said Whooley. Along with her staff of three, Whooley provides a wide-range of services include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and con-

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residences at ross site (Continued from page 1) port the current design, and its current configuration. She recommended that the developer contact the Urban Design Studio to discuss modifications with regard to walkability and being pedestrian friendliness. “There’s a lot of issues with the case, and the Deputy Advisory Agency needed more information,” said Chu, who took testimony at the hearing. The next hearing has been tentatively set with the city Planning Commission for Thurs., Aug. 12. City planner Luci Ibarra will make a recommendation at that time, said Chu, who has been reassigned. The project involves removal of the Ross store and construction over a two-story podium totaling 395,362 square feet and 50,000 square feet of

open space. It includes 150 senior condos, of which half are low-income. The development will be a LEED certified project incorporating green technologies and will result in a net reduction of 655 daily vehicle trips compared to traffic the Ross store generates, according to a Casden spokesman. Teresa Feldman a member of the Mid City West Land Use Committee—which unanimously voted against the project—said it lacks adequate senior housing “There is a glut of market rate housing, with a shortage of senior housing. The Palazzo, Palazzo East, and The Villas are about triple what should have been built at those sites,” she added. More important than the number of stories is the ac-

CITY PLANNING is considering the design of Casden Properties' proposed 300-condo project.

tual height, said Feldman. “This building has 13 stories of apartments, but is built on top of a two-story parking podium, and there is a helipad with electrical, etc., on the roof. This brings the building to 178 feet.” The Q conditions, agreed to by a previous owner, required senior housing, height limits averaging 53 feet and increased open space. Under a 1993 Park La Brea Development Plan agreement, which was replaced by the Q conditions, The Villas on 6th St. and Palazzo apartments on Third St.—with nearly 1,400 units—were allowed in ex-

change for senior housing at the Ross site, Feldman said. A cap of 216 units on about five floors was also set. If approved, school officials at nearby Hancock Park

Elementary say the condo development would increase school enrollment and cause overcrowding. Increased traffic congestion and safety are also concerns.

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Yes to Crenshaw trip, is pretty good. Some who can afford to drive and park downtown could care less about those for whom the cost is great. It is time they recognize their own self–interest is best served by maintaining Hancock Park’s and Windsor Square’s convenience to the city, and this is the value of the area for future residents, and it is enhanced by the proposed subway station. People who fear a station will bring “the wrong kind of people” into our neighborhood don’t seem to understand they can already come to us by bus, car, bicycle or even by walking. So they (opponents) would deny the ease and convenience of the subway station to their neighbors, local business and to the people who help us in our homes, and they would make our homes less valuable over time. I hope good sense prevails and we are allowed to have this station. Neil B. Martin S. Irving Blvd.

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Hatha yoga, movies, cooking and bubblemania summer fun at libraries and Gene Hackman on Tues., June 15 at 6 p.m. Teen Advisory Council meets on Wed., June 16 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Crafts meets Sat., June 19 at 11:30 a.m. for arts and crafts.

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LIBRARIAN Sybil Blazej-Yee, standing, teaches a computer class on Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Wilshire Branch.

FAIRFAX LIBRARY 161 S. Gardner St. 323-936-6191 The Miracle Mile Writers Club provides networking and support to writers of all levels of expertise, both published and aspiring. The club meets on Sat., June 5, 3 to 5 p.m. Get Lit: teens perform poetry and spoken word on Sat., June 5 and 12 at 10 a.m. Ongoing Grandparents and Books: Call branch for dates and times. Monday morning storytime for babies and toddlers with stories, songs and fingerplays on Mondays at 11 a.m. Learn computer basics Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. LACMA art class for kids meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Book Sale: Wednesdays starting at noon and Saturdays starting at 11 a.m. FREMONT LIBRARY 6121 Melrose Ave. 323-962-3521 Friends book sale: Fri., June 4, 1:30 to 4 p.m., and Sat., June 5, from noon to 5 p.m. Chess class with coach Roger King, meets on Sat., June 12, 19 and 26 at 1 p.m. All levels welcome. Teen chefs meets Tues., June 22 at 3 p.m. to create fun, chocolate-dipped, fruity desserts. Bubblemania: meet Thurs., June 24 at 6:30 p.m. to see rainbow bubbles, square bubbles and even more bubbles. Ongoing Grandparents and Books: Adrienne reads to children Mondays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Grandma Janie reads on Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Toddler Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Storytime fo ages 18 mos. to three years old. Adult computer comfort class on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. MEMORIAL LIBRARY 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. 323-938-2732 Teen Volunteer Orientation on Thurs., June 3 at 3:30 p.m. for community service requirements. Please RSVP. First Friday book club meets to discuss "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson on Fri., June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Copies available at library.

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Origami craft-making for the family with Bennett Arnstein is on Sat., June 26 at 1 p.m. Lunch @ the Library: Memorial Old Time Picture Show presents "Suddenly" (1954)

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St. Brendan School Congratulations Class! Congratulations to the 2010 2006 Graduating Graduating Class! Vanessa Batyko .......................... Immaculate Heart High School Ethan Black ............................... Loyola High School William Burschinger .................. Loyola High School Andrew Castaneda ...................... Cathedral High School

We congratulate you & Wish you all success! Our 8th grade graduates were accepted tO the fOllOwing schOOls:

Archer Beverly Hills High School Buckley School CalState University Miliken Community High School Newroads High School Pilgrim School

Michelle Choi ............................. Immaculate Heart High School Matthew Chung .......................... Beverly Hills High Spencer Collins .......................... Notre Dame High School Tiffany Diaz ............................... Pete Knight High School John Ferraro .............................. Loyola High School Bryce Hammond ........................ Notre Dame High School Gregory Hongsdusit ................... Notre Dame High School Aaron Joo .................................. Loyola High School Brandon Kim ............................. Notre Dame High School Kyle Kim.................................... Cathedral High School Martin Kim ................................ Loyola High School Mina Kim ................................... Immaculate Heart Justin Lee .................................. Notre Dame High School Janet Mazahery .......................... Immaculate Heart High School Dashiell McElfresh..................... Notre Dame High School Elizabeth Menon ........................ Immaculate Heart High School Samantha Millan ........................ Providence High School Vaneza Paredes ......................... Notre Dame High School Alison Park ................................ Marymount Edward Park .............................. Notre Dame High School

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25% offered Early Action A 45 members have Lifetime/Sealbea Educating Young Women to Make a Early Difference 25% offered Action 22Admission members are National Honor S 45 members have Lifetime/Sealbearer status in CSF 3 are medalists 22 members are National Honor Society members; 3 are medalists The Class of 2010 has accepted 25% offered Early Action Admission Brownstatus University, 45 members have into: CSFCornell Univers The Class of Lifetime/Sealbearer 2010 has accepted admission Chicago, Duke University, UCLA 22 members are National SocietyUniversity members; Brown University, CornellHonor University, of University, University of Michiga 3 are medalists Chicago, Duke University, UCLA, Berkeley, Rice University and many more fin University, University of Michigan, USC, Stanford TheUniversity Class of 2010 has accepted to: across the country and many more fineadmission institutions Brown University,across Cornell theUniversity, country. University of TheBerkeley, Class of Rice 2010 garnered $5 m Chicago, Duke University, UCLA, University, of Michigan, USC,inStanford scholarship award The ClassUniversity of 2010 garnered $5 million college University andscholarship many moreawards fine institutions across the country. A two-time U.S. Department A two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, Notre Dame Ac TheRibbon Class ofSchool, 2010 Notre garnered $5 million in Blue Dame Academy iscollege a private, Catholic, college-preparatory schoo scholarship awards Catholic, college-preparatory school for young women located in West Los An located in West Los Angeles. A two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue to Ribbon School, Notre Dame Academy is a private, Educating Young Women Make a Difference Catholic, college-preparatory school for young women located in West Los Angeles.

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American University Sonoma State University Art Center College of Design Spelman College Bard College Suffolk University Barnard College Swarthmore College Belmont University Syracuse University Boston University The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Bryn Mawr College The Evergreen State College California Institute of the Arts The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Carnegie Mellon University The Ohio State University Clark University The University of Arizona Columbia University The University of Texas, Austin Connecticut College University of California at Berkeley Duke University University of California at Davis Emerson College University of California at Los Angeles Fordham University University of California at San Diego George Mason University University of California at Santa Barbara Georgetown University University of California at Santa Cruz Goucher College University of Chicago Grinnell College University of Colorado at Boulder Hampshire College University of Houston Humboldt State University University of Michigan Kansas State University University of Minnesota, Crookston Louisiana Technical College–Ruston Campus University of Mississippi Loyola Marymount University University of Nevada, Las Vegas Marymount Manhattan College University of Pennsylvania Muhlenberg College University of Pittsburgh New York University University of Puget Sound Northeastern University University of San Francisco Northwestern University University of Southern California Purdue University University of Wisconsin, Madison Rhode Island School of Design Vassar College Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Villanova University New Brunswick Washington University in St. Louis San Diego State University Wesleyan University Santa Monica College Williams College Scripps College 0610

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25% offered Early Action Admission 45 members have Lifetime/Sealbearer status in CSF 25% offered Early Action Admission 2851 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 22 members are National Honor Society members; 2851 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 45 members have Lifetime/Sealbearer 310.839.5289 status in CSF www.ndala.com 3 are medalists 310.839.5289 www.ndala.com 22 members are National Honor Society members; 3 are medalists The Class of 2010 has accepted admission to:

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University, University of Michigan,The USC, ClassStanford of 2010 garnered $5 million in college University and many more fine institutionsscholarship awards across the country.

A two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, Notre Dame Academy is a private, The Class of 2010 garnered $5 million college Catholic,incollege-preparatory school for young women scholarship awards located in West Los Angeles.

A two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, Notre Dame Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young women located in West Los Angeles.

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Congratulations to our graduates on their acceptances to the following colleges and universities: Arizona State University Oregon State University Bennington College Pepperdine University Boston University Sarah Lawrence College California Lutheran University Skidmore College California State Universities Spelman College - All Campuses St. Mary’s College Columbia College Chicago Syracuse University Drexel University The University of Television Eastern Washington University and Film Munich George Washington University University of Arizona Hampshire College University of California Hampton University - All Campuses Hofstra University University of San Francisco Long Island University University of the Pacific Loyola Marymount University University of Redlands Northeastern University Whittier College 8628 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 276-3068 www.phschool.org

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John Ferraro St. Brendan

Phoebe Townsend Center for Early Education

Christina Bartzokis Marlborough

Sixth grade class St. James

Audrey Noble Marymount

Ella Pang Third Street

Madison Zeiss Pacific Hills

Jules Zeesman Turning Point

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Maham Ali Payton Hugee Wilshire Crest

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Immaculate Heart High School A Private Catholic College Preparatory School for Young Women Grades 9 –12

Jesuit College Preparatory

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

College Choice Class of 2010

Our graduates have been accepted at universities and colleges across the country, including: American University Amherst College Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brown University California College of the Arts California Polytechnic State University • San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University • Pomona California State University Northridge California State University Long Beach Dickinson College Dominican University Emerson College Fairfield University Fordham University Goucher College Hofstra University Illinois Weslayan University Ithaca College Kenyon College Lake Forest College Lewis & Clark College

Loyola Marymount University Macalester College New York University Northeastern University Occidental College Parson School of Design Pennsylvania State University, University Park Pepperdine University Pitzer College Pratt Institute Reed College Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College School of Visual Arts Seattle University St. John’s College Stanford University State University of New York at Albany Syracuse University The Catholic University of America The George Washington University The Ohio State University

Trinity College Tulane University University of California at Berkeley University of California at Davis University of California at Irvine University of California at Los Angeles University of California at San Diego University of California at Santa Barbara University of California at Santa Cruz University of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Michigan University of Oregon University of Puget Sound University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California Villanova University Wellesley College Wheaton College

Educating the Hearts and Minds of Young Women Since 1906 5515 Franklin Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90028-5999 • (323) 461-3651 • www. immaculateheart.org

Marlborough School has been preparing young women for leadership and contribution since 1889. Class of 2010 graduates will be attending the following colleges and universities across the nation: Amherst College Barnard College (2) Bates College Boston College Boston University (3) Bucknell University Carleton College Colgate University Columbia University (5) Connecticut College Cornell University (2) Dartmouth College Drexel University Duke University George Washington University (4) Goucher College Harvard University Haverford College Johns Hopkins University MIT New York University (2) Northwestern University (2) Oberlin College

Pratt Institute Princeton University (4) Rhode Island School of Design Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College School of the Art Institute of Chicago Southern Methodist University Stanford University (4) Tufts University (2) Tulane University (2) University of California: Berkeley (4) Los Angeles Santa Barbara University of Chicago University of Michigan (3) University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania (4) University of Puget Sound University of Southern California (9) Vanderbilt University (2) Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University (4)

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

BOSTON COLLEGE

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

BROWN UNIVERSITY

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

LOOMIS CHAFFEE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, POMONA

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

TULANE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MARYMOUNT COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MERCED

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

NORTHWESTERN MILITARY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ

CERRITOS COLLEGE

PIERCE COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

COLGATE UNIVERSITY

REGIS UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

RIO HONDO COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

DUKE UNIVERSITY

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

EL CAMINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

FULLERTON COLLEGE

SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

YALE UNIVERSITY

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Cathedral Chapel School CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Congratulations to the 2010 Graduating Class! Estrella Alfaro Maia Askew Grace Bae Adrianna Bax Rafael Becerra Joey Bustos Justin Byun Katie Cha Kil Joon Chung Rejean Chung Nick Dominguez Flora Eun Paloma Fernandez Sharon Gi Evelina Hanasz Christin Henderson Alexandrya Hernandez Byron Hinojosa James Huh Brian Kim Woobin Kim Camryn Martinez Irene McGarry Gabrielle Medina Jose Parino David Park Noella Park Diane Ramos Kaiyah Routh Michael Santos Kaylin Skinner Shalyse Strange Randy Suh Jade Tison Brandon Zita

Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto Fairfax High School Pilgrim Secondary School Los Angeles High School Don Bosco Technical Institute Fairfax High School Notre Dame High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Fairfax High School Venice High School Los Angeles High School Immaculate Heart High School Immaculate Heart High School Immaculate Heart High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto St. Monica High School Hoover High School Cathedral High School Fairfax High School Arcadia High School Loyola High School Ribet Academy Immaculate Heart High School St. Monica High School Bellarmine Jefferson High School Loyola High School Notre Dame High School Beverly Hills High School Immaculate Heart High School Notre Dame High School Alexander Hamilton High School Alexander Hamilton High School Loyola High School Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto Notre Dame High School

Willows

Best wishes to our students as they embark on their collegebound journey. Burroughs students are academically prepared and they successfully matriculate to the following schools: Bravo Medical Magnet Cleveland Magnet Fairfax HS and Visual Arts Magnet Hamilton HS and Humanities Magnet

UPCOMING EVENTS! • June 18 - 8th Grade Culmination • August 26 - New Student & Parent Orientation - 9am and 5pm • September 13 - 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Orientation - TBD Sponsored by John Burroughs Parent Teacher Organization (JBPTO)

6 0 0 S McCADDEN PLACE • B U R R O U G H S M S . O R G •323-549-5000 323-938-9146

8509 HIGUERA STREET, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232 310.815.0411 FAX 310.815.0425 www.thewillows.org

needs and respectful of individual differences,

An educational program attentive to students’

School

A developmentally structured curriculum

Excellent academic curriculum/outstanding

Providing a balanced approach to education in an environment that fosters character, nurtures connection, and values content

The Willows’ 37 eighth graders are looking forward to beginning high school in the fall. Students will be attending public and private schools across the city. We congratulate our graduates-to-be, who received

built on social values

• Notre Dame • Oakwood School • Pacific Hills

• St. Monica’s

• Marlborough School

• Marymount High School

*Saturday, October 11, 2003 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Middle School Grades 6-8 *R.S.V.P. (310) 815-0411

• Loyola

• Pilgrim School

Thursday, October 16, 2003 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. velopmental Kindergarten-Grade 5

OPEN HOUSE

• Immaculate Heart High School

Willows Community School

• Pacifica

• LACHSA (Los Angeles High School for the Arts)

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Prospective Parents are invited to attend

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• Milken Community High School

• Campbell Hall

• Buckley School

arts program

• Brentwood School

and thematic instruction

acceptances this spring to the following schools:

• Beverly Hills High School

Hollywood HS SAS Los Angeles HS SAS Marshall HS SAS University HS SAS

The parents of John Burroughs Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank the dedicated teachers for inspiring our children every day!

SECONDARY SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES 2010

• Archer School for Girls

Class of 2010 Motto Aim high, Strive to Succeed, Unleash the Power in your Mind

JB Culminating Class of 2010!

Community founded on principles of experiential learning

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Wilshire School

Congratulat Congratulates The Graduating Graduating Class Cl ofof2006 The 2010

To our lovely graduates, the administration, teachers, parents, and staff are very proud of you! You have worked very hard and it has paid off! You have been accepted to great schools like Marlborough, Harvard Westlake, Brentwood, Pilgrim, and Immaculate Heart.

Sooji Kimjust as All Kaby we askBerhane is that you continue to work Brittany Steve Lee hard Blackmon as you did at Wilshire School. Justin KnowEric thatCho we will always love youShin and we Jose Duran Kylefuture Smithglobal are looking forward to you being Brian Kim Jay Soung leaders of this world! And their teacher, Mr.Ron Felhandler The Best is Yet to Come! You make us proud!

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St. James’ Episcopal School Congratulates the Class of 2010

The Faculty & Staff Congratulate the Class of 2010 Kazuyuki Agawa Kevin Altieri Dimitri Chavez-Pitts Soojung Choi Katie Colick Schuyler Dietz Abigail Ellis Benjamin Fried Jonathan Friedman Levi Glaser Olivia Glaser Erin Gruenwedel

Kimberly Halberstadter Samuel Huggins Christopher Hull Samuel Kelly Jack Kessler Maya Klapper Noa Lewis Maud Lunenfeld Nicolas Marks Gabriella Mendelsohn James Moskowitz Christopher Oliver

Carly Price Molly Robins Hannah Rotchel Nicole Rowey Youngjae Ryu Isabel Saber Thalia Sallas-Brookwell Juliana Simon McCabe Slye Anthony Soria Eli Strauss Luke Watts-Russell

And we will watch with pride as they move forward at their chosen schools, including Brentwood, Campbell Hall, Crossroads, Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, Oakwood, Pilgrim, Viewpoint, Windward and Westside Neighborhood School.

3430 McManus Ave., Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 838-2442

Ryan Banks Rene Barton Kiyomi Calloway Yoorie Chi McGill Harold Jaehun Chong Robert Fabricant Anton Golding Cameron Gordy Ava Hawk McDean Tyson Hicks David Ho Hope Hoffman-Larson David Joon Hwan Jang Samuel Jo Sean Jung Ana Kaliski Jane Ji Hye Kim Eugenia Ko Bo Young Lee Chrisopher S. Lee Sunwoo Lee

Rachel Lester-Trend Gillian Lyons Lauren Malanga Callie Rose McConnell Miles William McQueen Keely Morrison Joaquin Murrieta Andrew S. Paek Chad Park Lucia S. Ribisi Jonathan Rich Catherine Anne Riveire Miranda Robinson Nick Jordan Smith Austin J. Song Madison Wells Noah Wheaton Malcolm Wise Daniel Ye Rachel Yi

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Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2010

Graduating Class of 2010 Mazel tov to our Day School! These outstanding young people have made us proud for seven wonderful years. We know their light will continue to shine this fall at their new schools. OUR GRADUATES 2010 WERE ACCEPTED AT:

Archer School for Girls, Buckley, Campbell Hall, Flintridge Prep School, Harvard Westlake, Immaculate Heart, Marlborough, Milken, Oakwood, Polytechnic School, Waverly School, Wildwood and Windward.

Turning Point proudly presents its Graduating Class of 2010 Mackenzie Bryce Sophie Cahalan Alexander Damon Cole Fitzgerald Emma Goldblatt Elsie Hewitt

Kelsi Jackson Oliver Moody Sebastian Moody Amir Movassaghi Griffin Nalle Branden Nikka Spencer Ohlbaum

Chris Papavassiliou Nikoli Partiyeli Damien Roessler John Turner Katie Wold Kristen Yakura

These talented students were accepted to the following Upper Schools next year:

We wish them luck and know they will continue to make us proud! 7300 Hollywood Blvd. ~ 323-876-8330 ~ www.tiohdayschool.org

Buckley ~ Brentwood ~ Campbell Hall ~ Crespi ~ Crossroads ~ Loyola Milken Community High School ~ Marymount ~ Montclair ~ New Roads Notre Dame ~ Providence ~ Vistamar ~ Wildwood ~ Windward

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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS Camps offer fun from soccer and fencing to art. . . . . band, robotics, furniture making, magic, creative writing and sports. Three- and six-week classes run from Mon., June 21 through Fri., July 30. Oneweek programs are June 14 through 18, and July 12 to 16. Days begin at 9 a.m. and go until 3 p.m., with morning and afternoon daycare available.

California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Dr. 213-744-7444 californiasciencecenter.org Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade kids can learn how things work at the California Science Center. Classes include learning how toys work, making instruments and playing them, the

Zooniversity, what critters eat, the difference between magic and science and more. Sessions are Mon., June 28 through Fri., Aug., 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended days are available. Fit for Kids 1106 N. La Cienega Blvd. 310-360-6282 www.fitforkids.org

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet

Ballet Summer Camp

SOCCER PLAYERS have fun while learning new skills.

Big Blue Soccer Camp 1901 Venice Blvd. 310-493-9476 bigbluesoccercamp.com Boys and girls, grades kindergarten through eighth, can work on their soccer skills at Loyola’s Big Blue Soccer Camp. Activities include working on dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defense and goalkeeping, as well as exercises campers can practice anywhere. Camp is Mon., July 26 to Fri., July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Loyola campus; Mon., Aug. 9 to Fri., Aug. 13 at El Segundo Middle School. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. Center for Early Education 563 N. Alfred St. 323-651-0707 centerforearlyeducation.org Kids entering grades one through sixth have hands–on fun at the Summer Institute for Kids. Activities include art, fencing, playing in a rock

Ages 6 & up • Boys & Girls

Reserve your place now (323) 965-0333 July 5-August 13 Pre-Ballet to Pre-Professional Training in Russian Style Classical Ballet at Dance Arts Academy, 731 s. La Brea Ave. (S. of Wilshire) Girls’ and Boys’ classes • beginning to advanced levels www.maratdaukayev.com

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Create a robot, make a movie, play soccer, learn to fence or make furniture at some of the regional summer camps listed below. AYSO Soccer Camp 7850 Melrose Ave. 562-275-1786 soccer.org/camps The American Youth Soccer Organization has summer camps for children ages four to 16. Mini-camps in the morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. focus on games for children ages four to six. Full– and half–day camps, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 or 4 p.m. are also available for young players to have fun while learning new skills and honing old ones. Camp session dates vary. There are several locations throughout the Los Angeles area, including Fairfax High School, which runs Mon., July 12 to Fri., July 16. Check website for other dates and locations.

immaculate heart high school A Private Catholic College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 9 through 12

Summer School is June 14 thru July 23

Join us this Summer, as we take your child on an adventure to remember!

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• Directed by the Immaculate Heart Community and Lay Associates. • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. • Located in the Los Feliz Hills Since 1906. 5515 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles • (323) 461-3651

Fit for Kids, Inc. Call For More Info

Gym Classes for Children 6 Months to 7 Years Old Saturday & Sunday Birthday Parties Summer Camp - 3-6 yr.

• games • specialized enrichment • sWimming • field trips Locations:

hancock park elementary • ivanhoe elementary

Call for a free trial class or to book a birthday party

310-360-6282 • www.fitforkids.org 1106 North La Cienega Blvd., Suite 105 W. Hollywood (1 blk. N. of Santa Monica Blvd.)

Summer Camp: June 21-sept 3

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• 12:1 ratio, students to staff • arts & crafts

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activities are cooking, arts and crafts and games. Camp starts Mon., June 21 and goes through Fri., Aug. 20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours available. Tumbleweed 1024 Hanley Ave. 310-472-7474 www.tumbleweedcamp.com Campers pre-kindergarten through eighth grade can go horseback riding, climbing, hiking, run through obstacle

Children aged three years old and up can master physical skills in a fun atmosphere at Fit for Kids. Activities include gymnastics, sports games, circle time, music, story time, snack and arts and crafts projects. Sessions are offered June through August, Mon. to Fri., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. any 10 or more days the campers choose, as long as the dates are determined ahead of time. L.A. County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave. 626-821-462 www.arboretum.org The Los Angeles Arboretum offers a summer nature camp for children ages five to 10. Activities include hiking through the arboretum and botanic garden and studying the plants and animals found there. Campers also discover the science behind gardening, cooking with fresh vegetables and nature crafts. The one-week sessions begin Mon., June 14 and run through Fri., July 30. Camp days are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended hours available. Pan Pacific Day Camp 7600 Beverly Blvd. 323-939-8874 www.laparks.org Children ages five to 12 can swim and play sports at the Pan Pacific day camp. Other SC_LATRC_Larchmont_AD_04-01-2010

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Science, craft and design will be covered in “Culture, Craft and Cars Summer Camp,” sponsored by the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Petersen Automotive Museum in Miracle Mile. Children can take one or both sessions, offered July 19 to 23 and July 26 to 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Projects will include fiberglass, sculpture, assemblage, car design, mechanics, fashion, textiles and film. Walking field trips will also explore the Miracle Mile area. A morning snack will be provided and campers bring a sack lunch. For more information or to register your child for camp call Liv at 323-964-6308.

Megafaunas and more at La Brea Tar Pits June 19 Gain a new appreciation for the great and tall of this planet at Megafauna Awareness Day at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd. on Sat., June 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp adds bus pick up at Third Street School Aloha Camp has made it a breeze for local kids to spend the summer at the beach by adding a bus pick-up stop at Third Street School at 201 S. June St. The camp offers three programs. Keiki campers ages three to seven get their own private beachfront campsite at Paradise Cove in Malibu where they can swim and play in gentle surf. Youngsters ages eight to 11 attend Kahuna Camp, where they enjoy surfing, jet-skiing, boogie boarding, tubing and more. High Action Camp is for 12to-15 year olds. In addition to beach activities, older campers take day trips to L.A. and Ventura’s beaches, lakes and water parks. Aloha Camp is fully accredited by the American Camp Assoc.; all counselors are trained lifeguards. Week-long sessions run through Fri., Aug. 20. For more information, go to www.alohabeachcamp.com, or call 818-932-4600.

View fossils found in the area, hear paleontologists talk about their work in local Pit 91 and excavation site Project 23, help create scale-sized mammoths and other Ice Age creatures and join a parade through Hancock Park. Stay the evening for a panel discussion at 7 p.m. with Dr. John Long, the Natural History Museum’s vice president of Research and Collections, and Eric Scott, curator of paleontology from the San Bernardino County Museum. For more call 213-763-ED4U (3348).

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By Aliza Penn 8th Grade Students had an especially exciting month. First, the volleyball season is officially over, with Yavneh coming in the lead, only having lost one game the entire season. This victory makes us the champions for the past three years. In addition, the annual Chinese Auction took place. Due to the many prizes the students brought

Each June we look forward to our Used Book Sale for two reasons: to kick start summer reading and to recycle books. The 6th grade performed in BAMmeD, its arts showcase. The theme was “Past to Present.” There were musical pieces using the Aeolian Mode, an ancient mode of Greek music. The 5th grade hosted a roller coaster share. The structures were constructed using clear plastic tubing supported with dowels. The tubes were bent into odd, twisty shapes, and had to function properly. There were awesome themes such as doodle, and haunted mansion. Second grader Ella Rose Charles won the 2010 Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest. Her poem will be engraved on a bronze plaque and placed in the World Peace Rose Garden located in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta Georgia for the world to see.

in and the help of supportive parents, the auction was a success; it raised money for the 8th graders’ Israel trip. All students enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Santa Monica Pier. The PTA planned an exciting day for the kids to play in the arcade, experience thrilling rides, as well as learn about ways to help keep our ocean clean from the Heal the Bay speakers. The events this month brought so much joy and feelings of accomplishment to the entire Yavneh community.

ST. BrEndan By John Ferraro 8th Grade The end of the school year has come. Thank you and farewell to Sister Judith Ann and Mrs. Maday, who will not return next year. As usual, we had our annual Talent Show and Mini Carnival at the end of May, both of which

were a lot of fun. We also held a Book Fair which was quite successful. Our boys’ volleyball team competed in a tournament. The 8th graders graduate on June 4 while the kindergartners’ graduation is on June 7. Coming up is Field Day to celebrate the penultimate day of school. On June 11, the last day of school, the fourth quarter report cards will be distributed and the students will be dismissed for summer vacation.

PaGE By Jasmine Gass 8th Grade Everyone went crazy on school spirit week. From funny hairstyles to funky outfits, the special week dedicated to being unique was a blast. This year was great for all Page Private School students. We all are much closer to each other now. Each student in the departing 8th grade class is going to miss this school. We are glad though that we are going to new schools where we will begin a new chapter in our lives. Page Private School though, is and will always be, our second home.

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By Phoebe Townsend 5th Grade Last month, 6th graders started to practice their graduation play. They also realized how close it is to the end of the year, and how close it is to when they say goodbye and start a new chapter of their lives. Students showed their parents the work they have been doing at open house. At the Art Fair students got to showoff their skills. Fifth grade had the C.S.I. convention and students and staff learned while the students taught them about their state. Fourth grade showed everyone

JOHN BURROUGHS By Krystyn Joy hernandez 8th Grade J o h n Burroughs Middle School students were excited to be participating in the first ever Academic Decathlon for middle schools at Paul Revere! Students from Pio Pico, Horace Mann, Revere and John Burroughs Middle Schools challenged each other in a competition of knowledge and skills. Students answered English, science, history, and math questions. Eighth graders Emma Gary and Brian Kaplun, 7th grader Helen Oh and 6th grader Iliana Crespin represented.J.B. It is that time of the year when students are tested on how much they have learned throughout the year. Here at John Burroughs the California Standards Tests (CSTs) are being rolled out. Students were sure to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning and get a good night’s sleep. We knew we could continue the John Burroughs tradition of excellence!

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school news St. JameS’ By Kiyomi calloway 8th Grade There’s a lot of creativity at St. James’ Episcopal School. Mr. Danenberg, our art teacher, said, “The Art Show was our opportunity to show the creativity of the students.” The show featured beautiful paintings, drawings, collages and relief sculptures Our first Talent Show had a formal setting and featured live musical performances such as piano, flute and string instruments. They were soothing to the soul. The second Talent Show had an informal setting and featured acts such as skits, dance routines, singing and student bands. These performances were impressive and humorous. Even though the two talent shows were different, our music teacher, Mr. Casey, said, “Each talent show gave every child the chance to share their accomplishments with the school community.” At the adorable Kindergarten Fashion Show, the students’ pen pals (5th graders) narrated the kindergartners’ attire, which ranged from occupational to playful. They looked very cute and confident as they took the stage. Everyone had a great time.

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By Jasmin Kim 11th Grade After several days of final exams, students welcomed June and the arrival of summer. The moment is bittersweet for our seniors as they must now say goodbye to their beloved school. However, they will always share fond memories with their underclasswomen and teachers. The student body came together once more for a final event called Class Day. This Immaculate Heart tradition honored our seniors with presentations by faculty and all the classes as they offered farewells to the graduating class. On June 2, the seniors officially became IH graduates and alumnae as they received their diplomas under the lights at the beautiful Hollywood Bowl. Wearing white dresses and carrying red roses, the seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and scholarship awards. They departed the stage with the hearts of their Immaculate Heart rings facing outward as they ventured on their way to college next year. Congratulations, Class of 2010!

By Jules Zeesman 7th Grade This month at Turning Point School, we had overnight trips, a jazz concert, poetry and more. The 4th graders went on a trip to Lazy W. Ranch. The 5th graders went to Riley’s Farm for three days and two nights. On Big Sunday almost all of the middle school students came and did painting, gardening, land-

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scaping and more, with other kids and schools to help Saturn Elementary School. Later in the month, we had the Jazz Concert on the lawn, where the students, taking the band elective or after-school class, performed for their friends and family. They played jazz, rock and classical songs, while Turning Point students and parents had a picnic supper while listening.

The K-1 students wrote poems and have been reading them in the mornings to their friends and family as a part of Poetry in the Park week. We also had our annual Cinco de Mayo lunch of tacos, burritos, beans, rice, and chips with salsa. It was a commemoration, not of Mexico’s independence, but of Mexico’s victory over France in 1862.

Kathleen Cox wins Fulbright award Kathleen Cox has won a Fulbright Scholarship while attending University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. The Fulbright will pay Cox to work as a teacher’s assistant in Germany during the next school year. The mathematics major will assist in teaching English at a German middle or high school. Cox is the daughter of Ann and Vincent Cox of Larchmont Village. She is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Sherman Oaks. She studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany in fall 2008. She also aims to apply her minor in economics in an internship dealing with the German social market economy.

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By ella Pang 5th Grade Every year our school has an Olympics featuring games—for example, tug-ofwar, capture the flag, and relay races—and sometimes famous people! On June 5, each kid will bring a backpack filled with school supplies for a homeless child as his admission to the Olympics. The goal is to donate 1,500 backpacks. Also, the event will help fund “Friends of Third,” a non-profit organization that helps support our teachers, library, the arts and technology. The Olympics is a real team effort. In addition to parents and teachers working to organize it, the school arranges with local businesses (like The Grove, GNC, and Whole Foods) for additional support. The reinstated Third Street student council is also helping to spread the word among all of our students. Co-President of Friends of Third Brad Rowe encourages everyone, “Fill a backpack. Make a donation. Do your part to keep the light of education burning in this community.” Learn how YOU can do more at www.thirdstreetolympics.org

By christina Bartzokis 8th Grade Mustang spring sports teams gave the school year a huge finish. The varsity swim team won its first-ever CIFSouthern Section championship, with sophomore Angella Chen winning the 100-yard freestyle and freshman Lilliana Casso winning the 500-yard freestyle. They teamed with junior Bailey Muchin and freshman Helen Keyes to win the 400-yard freestyle relay. The softball team also had its best finish, tying for second place in the Sunshine League and making its second straight trip to the CIF-SS playoffs. Meanwhile, the varsity track team won its sixth straight Sunshine League championship, with the Mustangs taking first place in nine events at the league finals. In addition, the Equestrian Team won its third straight Interscholastic Equestrian League title. Outside of athletics, the senior class of 2010 took its long anticipated trip to Hawaii, and then returned for graduation ceremonies. We wish them goodbye, and everyone else looks forward to returning to campus next fall!

By sydney Gough 4th Grade Curtis School students assisted in planting a reading garden at 24th Street Elementary. In addition, we joined the children to plant vegetables and flowers for the school’s edible/teaching garden, community gardens and California native plant garden. Curtis families are invited to celebrate our 85th anniversary with a picnic in the summer! Grandparent’s Day will be very exciting because on this special day, grandparents come to the school and then lunch is served. The 6th grade has put months and months of hard work into their Science Expo. It was really awesome and interesting to see all of the work as not only just students, but as scientists.

By eva hilton 5th Grade P a r e n t s and students showed their appreciation to our hardworking teachers and dedicated staff by making cards and banners, giving flowers, and supplying delicious lunch and breakfast. I will tell you one thing: I would like to be a teacher on that day! The 4th grade is working on their “poetry slam” with the help of “Get Lit: Words Ignite” Students are busy memorizing a classic poem and writing their own poetry. At our annual fiesta at our Hollygrove campus, beautiful art pieces created by kids will be auctioned off. Parents will also have plenty of other great things to bid on like trips, jewelry and parties hosted by LCS families.

By Younsook Jang 7th Grade May was a month of busy schedules and exciting events. Christ the King held its annual International Festival. Everyone enjoyed a variety of delicious food from different countries, as well as class dances, games, face painting and art activities. Our 8th graders, dressed in their graduation gowns, led the May Procession to the church. To celebrate our pastor’s installation as Monsignor, students joined the parishioners for a special Mass. At our annual music recital. students who take private lessons with our music teacher, Mr. Antonio Espinal, performed. In addition, all classes sang a song of their choice to an audience which filled our school auditorium.

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Students spruce up synagogue on Big Sunday

MURALS painted by Yavneh Hebrew Academy students will hang on the fence surrounding the Breed Street shul.

More than 100 people from Yavneh Hebrew Academy and the Jewish Federation of L.A. helped spruce up an abandoned synagogue in Boyle Heights as part of the citywide Big Sunday volunteer in May. The Breed St. shul, also known as Congregation Talmud Torah, is the only synagogue left in the once thriving Jewish neighborhood, said Soshea Leibler, Yavneh parent. It was granted historical landmark status in 1999, but the building is in serious disrepair. Volunteers filled sandbags, pulled weeds and picked up trash at the site. In addition, students painted murals that have Hispanic and Jewish themes to commemorate the neighborhood’s Jewish roots while honoring its Hispanic population. The murals will hang on a chain link fence surrounding the synagogue. “The Breed Street Shul Project” is raising funds to help renovate the former synagogue with plans to turn it into a mixed-use community center, added Leibler.

New title, post for Fr. Antonio, Christ the King's pastor Father Antonio Cacciapouti, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church on Arden Blvd. since 1999, was elevated to the title of Monsignor by Pope Benedict. The announcement was made recently by Cardinal Roger Mahony at the Chism Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The title is given in recognition of a priest who has given outstanding ministry, said Fr. John Paul Gonzales, who served as an intern at Christ the King under Cacciapouti. “His outreach went far beyond his parish,” he added.

  

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Musical service at Temple Beth El A musical Kabbalat Shabbat service on Fri., June 11 at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Temple Beth El will feature pianist/ singer Marissa Steingold. The temple service, at 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., will introduce the new rabbi, Ira Rosenfeld, and program director Cantor Harris Shore. Also new is the High Holy Day quartet choir. Services will be followed by a dessert Kiddush.

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Msgr. Cacciapouti, who has been reassigned as pastor of St. Bede’s the Venerable in La Canada/Flintridge effective July 1, was celebrated at a mass at Christ the King in May followed by a reception in the parish hall. A native of Italy, he was ordained in 1990 and attended St. John’s Seminary. Before being named pastor at Christ the King, he served as associate pastor for parishes in Thousand Oaks and Goleta.      Msgr. Paul Montoya will re     place Cacciapouti as pastor of Christ the King.

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EntErtainmEnt Impro Theatre and Combined Artform’s L.a. noir UnScripted is a fully improvised evening of theatrical innovation. That’s the unscripted part. The L.A. Noir part means the show is based on all your favorite black-andwhite detective flicks from the late thirties and forties. Think “The Maltese Falcon” or “Double Indemnity,” and you get the idea. What results is unique, entertaining and witty. The night I saw it, three female actors and four male actors piloted their way through murder, mayhem, flashbacks, and French champagne. These actors’ use of the Noir patois is excellent, and their sense memory (everything is mimed but the guns) is terrific. Even the sound (Jason Murphy) and lights (Jim Sabo) are improvised and help move the plot along. The program promises each evening is completely unplanned until the last minute and the show is worth a second visit just to see the variety this talented group is capable of. Through June 13 Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., 323–401–9793. 4 Stars *** Supernova, a world premiere play by Timothy McNeil, takes place in Middle America and centers on the Davies family. Self-sacrificing mother Mabel Davies (Bonnie McNeil) anchors this dysfunctional group that includes overworked, angry father John Davies (Tony Gatto) and substance addicted son Kip (Edward Tournier). When Mabel decides to order a watch for Kip’s 18th birthday, she finds a long distance phone friend at the Barton Watch Company, Joe Strong (Timothy McNeil).Their friendship, like the astronomical occurrence, is a brief luminous event that changes lives and destinies before fading from view. The cast is excellent, especially author McNeil’s nuanced performance as Joe, and Ms McNeil’s heart wrenching performance as Mabel. Director Lindsay Allbaugh has made the most of these complex characters. Through June 27, The Elephant Space 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. 323-960-4410 4 Stars *** “Miss Saigon,” the awardwinning musical of 1991, spawned several touring companies besides its long runs on Broadway and in major U.S. cities. Various actresses have been cast in the lead role of Kim either as principals, alternates or understudies. In road

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Patricia Foster Rye to Saigon three of the more talented Kims: Joan Almedilla, Jennifer Paz, and Jenni Selma have come together in a cabaret evening of music, humor and repartee. The spoken word is credited to the three actresses as they each tell their stories of how they arrived at the coveted role. Each has an interesting tale to tell and a powerful singing voice to back it up. The unusual musical choices are also credited to the three performers. They share their

childhoods, how they broke into show business, and auditioned for and landed the lead role. They also cover some interesting territory such as the Actors Equity controversy with Roger Pryce’s casting. Developed and directed by Jon Rivera, with musical direction by Nathan Wang and musical staging by Kay Cole, this is a highly entertaining theatrical evening. Through June 13, East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso St., 213–625–7000. 4 Stars *** more Lies about Jerzy, written by Davey Holmes, is inspired by the life of 60s novelist and media darling Jerzy Kosinski—probably his best known work is “Being There,” (Please turn to page 37)

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Season kicks off June 18 at Hollywood Bowl

Master Chorale celebrates movie musicals in June Three Broadway musicals— “Porgy & Bess,” “West Side Story” and “Guys & Dolls”— were translated to film in West Hollywood. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of WeHo as the “Creative City,” the Hollywood Master Chorale will present music from each on Sun., June 27 at 7 p.m. in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. “When these movie musicals were filmed, West Hollywood was an area where the craftspeople who worked for many of the film studios could afford to live and work,” recalls Chorale president Lyndia Lowy. The Hollywood Master Chorale is celebrating its 15th season. The group performs a diverse repertoire, including Baroque, classical and contemporary music. For tickets, go to www.hollywoodmasterchorale.org or call 323-960-4349.

inductees on Fri., June 18 at 8:30 p.m. Music director Gustavo Dudamel heads the series, which continues through Sept. 25. Among features are KCRW’s World Festival, which start Sun., June 20 at 7 p.m. with an African and Western musical line up. Goldfrapp and Buena Vista Social Club play Sun., June 27 at 7 p.m. Wear your poodle skirts and biker jackets to a “Grease” sing-a-long Fri., June 25. An Abba Fest pays tribute to the Swedish pop sensation Sat., June 26 at 8:30 p.m. The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is Fri., July 2, Sat., July 3 and Sun., July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with country singer Vince Gill. Tuesday and Thursday Classics kick off Tues., July 6 at 8 p.m. featuring Handel’s “Hallelujah” and fireworks.

Jazz at the Bowl on Wednesdays debuts July 7 at 8 p.m. with Femi Kuti and A Beatles Celebration with fireworks is Fri., July 9 and Sat., July 10 at 8:30 p.m. For a complete listing visit Hollywoodbowl.com

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(Continued from page 36) that was made into a movie starring Peter Sellers. For the play, the name has been changed to protect the notso-innocent. Jerzy Lesnewski (Jack Stehlin) is facing threats from several sides as he’s accused of plagiarism and fabrication of the credited autobiographical parts of his novels that take place during the holocaust. All of which closely parallels Mr. Kosinski’s life. The names of his wife Isabel (Cameron Meyer) and his mistress Georgia (Kristin Malko) have been changed, but the relationships also closely parallel his real life. The production is excellent, especially Stehlin’s performance that captures Kosinski’s intensity, and his Polish accent is pitch perfect. The question however, (that this play does not answer) is what can we learn from, or do we care about, a protagonist (whether real or fictional) whose life is shrouded in doubt and prevarication. Through June 26, Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd., 323–960–7788

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Upscale, tasty Tar Pit; Baby Blues sauces are XXX

When entering the tar Pit on La Brea Ave. for the first time, the calming cream and silver hues of the art deco-inspired restaurant and lounge are unexpected for an establishment with the word “tar” in the title. We understand it is located on a street named for tar, but it still came as a pleasant surprise. With daring options such as wild boar meatballs, classics such as steak Diane and a host of inventive cocktails, the sophisticated menu complements the elegant décor. With Campanile’s Mark Peel (recently of Top Chef Masters fame) serving as owner and chef, this should come as no surprise. As often is the case, we opted to stick with sides and appetizers, allowing us to sample a variety, and save money in the process. We first chose the artichokes trastevere in which the artichokes were chopped in salad form and served with deep fried lemon and Cynar aioli. Cynar is actually a bitter Italian aperitif made with 13 herbs and plants including artichoke. We next ordered the crabcake made

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Maren Clifford and Amy Priore with a generous portion of Maryland blue crab and served with celery root coleslaw and preserved lemon remoulade. Our final choice for the evening, curried cauliflower is aptly named, and definitely worth sampling for anyone who enjoys the two title ingredients (as well as currants which were a nice addition to the dish). We chose two cocktails to pair with our light meal, including the French 85 and the Fashionista. Unlike its backin-vogue cousin the French 75, the 85 substitutes brandy for gin, while the champagne, lemon juice and sugar remain constant. Actually, the menu lists the French 95, featuring bourbon, but the bartender explained the different numbers signify different liquors and suggested we try the un-

listed French 85. Thus far, the more popular 75 remains our favorite. The Fashionista is a ginbased drink served with white pepper syrup, juniper berries and coriander, bitters, balsamic vinegar, tarragon, and Luxardo cherrie (gourmet version of the maraschino). We could not resist trying such a motley mix of ingredients, but we must admit that one was our limit. Since the name Tar Pit conjures up images of barbecue in our minds, we opted the following week to head to West Hollywood to Baby Blues BBQ. With a fun menu and

down from the ceiling, plastic bottles of BBQ sauce on the tables and Kool-Aid on the menu, it is much more casual than many establishments in the Hancock Park environs. (Please turn to page 39)

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EntErtainmEnt Farmers Market at Third St. and Fairfax Ave. offers two nights of free entertainment each week this summer. The thursday night Jazz program began a decade ago, and has built a loyal following. Doug MacDonald Trio will perform straight-away jazz on June 10; New Orleans-style music by Blue Cat Express is on June 17.

Bobby Matos entertains with Afro Cuban jazz on June 24, while CJS Quintet brings a variety of sounds to the stage on July 1. The Friday night music series began as a few summer concerts sponsored by the Gumbo Pot restaurant. It has grown to include everything from Latin beat bands to doowop, blues and roots.

Jumpin Joz brings swing on June 4. Flamenco by Adam Del Monte is on June 11, and Louie Crus Beltran heats things up on June 18 with Latin tunes. Orquesta Charangoa sizzles with Cuban salsa on June 25. 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

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greens, blues on the cob (corn with seasoned parmesan butter), and mac ‘n cheese, as well as Texas beef ribs. While the food is tasty, we most preferred sampling the variety of four BBQ sauces ranging from sweet and savory to mouth burning XXX, and found our palates lay somewhere in the middle. We also ordered a bottle of the economical, and

pleasing, Bad Boy Red wine. The meal ended with vanilla custard pie, the only downside being that it was served on a San Francisco Giants plate (Baby Blues has a Bay Area locale as well as in Venice). Maybe next time we will request a Dodger plate instead. The Tar Pit, 609 N. La Brea Ave., 323-965-1300 Baby Blues BBQ, 7953 Santa Monica Blvd., 323-656-1277

(Continued from page 38) Granted, with a large bar, the atmosphere surely becomes more raucous as the night progresses. Our bubbly waitress adorned in the typical sexy cowgirl theme of Baby Blues, was most helpful in suggesting her favorites on the menu and we opted for the collard

Angel Food to gain from art show Emerging and established artists will showcase photographs, paintings and sculptures on Fri., June 18 and Sat., June 19 at Siren Studios, 6063 Sunset Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, an agency that delivers homecooked meals to people affected by HIV/AIDS and other lifethreatening illnesses. Contact Kim Crabtree at kcrabtree@ angelfood.org or 323-8451800 ext. 255.

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by street artist Banksy (who directed), or is Thierry Gueta (who is the subject of the film, and who took the pseudonym “Mr. Brainwash”) really legit? Who cares? This interesting film shows how the multitudes can be scammed by junk art. Harry Brown (7/10): Michael Caine is at the top of his form as he goes out on his own in a cruel world to get revenge for his best friend killed by young London toughs. There are a few distasteful scenes, but this is a high-tension film, with some violence, that doesn’t let up. robin Hood (4/10): Ignoring the legend that spawned at least one good movie, Errol Flynn’s 1938 saga (in three strip Technicolor, a fun movie in eye-popping color), Ridley Scott and Brian Glazer make the same mistake of 2004’s “King Arthur,” and tell a completely different, boring, ridiculous story. Despite the stars, Kevin Durand as a charismatic Little John gives the most memorable performance, reminding me of a young Sean Connery. When Maid Marion (Cate Blanchett) dons helmet and chain mail to engage in war with the French to thwart an invasion, they went too far; it’s laughable. I wasn’t expecting much and I was disappointed. iron man 2 (4/10 for gals; 8/10 for guys): As Destiny’s

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Garry Shandling as a cloying United States senator and Sam Rockwell as the bad guy. Oceans (1/10): Could the script (written by seven different people) have been more uninformative? Could Pierce Brosnan have read it more soporifically? I don’t think so. Read full reviews at tonymedley.com

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Basic hatha yoga class meets on Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. WILSHIRE LIBRARY 149 N. St. Andrews Place 323-957-4550 Computer Comfort Class meets Mon., June 7, 14 and 28 at 1 p.m. Learn basic computer and internet skills. No Spanish Internet instruction available. Easy painting class for adults meets Thurs., June 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Supplies provided. Wear a T-shirt. Teen Library Council meets to discuss DVDs, CDs and books on Thurs., June 24 at 3:30 p.m. Ongoing Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 years meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

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Former Hancock Park resident, Ellen Irwin Minor died on March 29. She was 89. Born in Wichita, Kan., she was a graduate of the University of Kansas.  It was at KU that she met Jack. In 1961, they moved to California, living in Hancock Park for many years before moving to Newport Beach.  Her volunteer organizations included Third Street School, National Charity League, Needlework Guild, Marlborough School and Wilshire Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She is survived by daughters, Judith Campbell (Alex), Jill Aronson (Jeff), and Jaclyn Purnell (Tim), and three grandchildren. Her husband of 62 years, Jack Minor died in 2004. Contributions may be made in her memory to Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore Ave., 90004.

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Family and friends are mourning the passing of Betty Jane (B.J.) Blakely who died May 10. She was 89. Born into a pioneer Los Angeles family, she graduated from Westlake School and UCLA. She worked during the World War II years at North American Aviation, and later was a real estate broker. She married William Blakely in 1950 and lived in Park La Brea. Later, as their two sons grew, they moved to Plymouth Blvd. and later to Wilcox Ave. She was vice president of the

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Ratkovich joins celebrities at benefit for Covenant House

COVENANT HOUSE honoree Wayne Ratkovich with his wife Joane and neighbors Ruve and Neal McDonough.

SALUTING HIS DAD was Milan Ratkovich, center, with Laura Putney and Jackie Kruse.

Covenant House, that army of saints who have sheltered and cared for 150,000 homeless youths the last 22 years, drew 600 guests to the Beverly Hilton April 23. “It’s not about a handout,” board chair Scott McMullin told the crowd. “It’s about changing lives—theirs and ours. Eighty percent of Covenant House funding is from private donors,” said McMullin who became involved with the organization after attending a fundraiser a few years ago.

“Desperate Housewives” star Neal McDonough introduced the evening’s honoree,

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Patty Hill his next-door neighbor Wayne Ratkovich. On receiving his award, Ratkovich said, “I ask myself the same question I

used to ask a doctor friend, ‘Did you save a life today?’ At Covenant House the answer is always ‘yes.’” That brought on a wild show of approval from the crowd including his wife Jo Ann Ratkovich, his son Milan and Wayne’s sister Bessie. Other honorees were CPA Mickey Segal introduced by the legendary Paul Anka and actor/Fox NFL analyst Michael Strahan, introduced by NBA star Blake Griffin. Speaking of celebrities, Christie’s star auctioneer Andrea Fiuczynski led a frenzy of bidding on such items (Please turn to page 43)

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SIGNING his book “Flair” for Chesney Hill is Joe Nye.

GOING INTERNATIONAL. Honorary Consul General of Ireland Finbar Hill and Carmen Hill view models in traditional Mexican attire along with Consul General of Mexico Juan Marcos Gutierrez, and wife Alejandra Garza de Gutierrez.

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(Continued from page 42) as a Hawaiian retreat ($10,000). The Rage Dancers in black leather jackets provided entertainment along with the fabulous Royal Crown jazz-swing revue. Among the minions were: Scott McMullin’s wife Michele, Neal McDonough’s wife Ruve, Covenant House board members Joseph Esposito and wife Cara, John Jones with wife Kathy, Jordan Kruse with wife Jackie. Others included: Maria De Luna, Kelley Nelson, Jane Hawley, Laura Putney, Carolyn Collins, Maria Gallagher, Cassie Nelson, Maureen Donovan, Rachel Capeta, Darlene and Ron Salisbury, Julie and Al Johnson, Karl Pettijohn, Mark Theil, Jack Mansour, Ceona and Chris Saitta, Julie and Scott Hite, Soo and Wayne Choi, Lauri Raskin Shuman, Mark and Son Thek, Robby Curry and event co-chairs Kelley Electra and Jamie Lescher. *** The Colleagues held its 21st annual spring luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wlishire Hotel April 20. Once a casual gathering of ladies who lunch, the Colleagues was born when early attendees tapped their favorite designers for al charity fashion show. Design

icon Oscar De La Renta took the Colleagues Champion of Children award from actress Diane Lane before presenting his fall 2010 collection. Guests dined on glazed Norwegian salmon while eyeing the styles that included a chocolate leather dress with a red fox bolero and an emerald silk faille strapless topped with a Mongolian lamb stole. Among the ladies who lunched were: Kelley Nelson, Amy Saugian, Anne Austin, Michelle McMullin, Donna Econn, Regis Worsoe, Jackie Kruse, Amza Bossom, Laura Petrucci Carroll, Dina Phillips, Margy Hudson, Susan Kneafsey, Mary Jaworski, Shar Penfold, Oona Kanner, Cassie Nelson, Melanie Boettcher, Barbara Allen, Janet Fourticq, Colleagues president Nettie Dart and luncheon chairman Anne Johnson. *** Edie Frere hosted a book signing at Landis Stationery for Joe Nye whose new book “Flair” features all things exquisite in invitations, floral arrangements and table settings. Many among those on hand fondly recall the dashing silver-haired Mr. Nye in his trademark tortoise shell specs from his stint with Hollyhock on Larchmont Blvd. Guests included: Chesney Hill, Margo O’Connell and her daughter

Cara Esposito, Karen and John McIntyre, Missy and Hilary Crahan, Bette McLaughlin and Sarah Jennings. *** The International Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrated the Spirit of Mexico at the annual International Night Benefit Ball held at the Dorothy

Chandler Pavilion May 15. With a formal presentation of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, and performances by Trio America, this year’s glamorous affair raised funds to support the L.A. Philharmonic and provide sponsorship to children and their families for world class concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Among

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Junior League L.A. receives award The Junior League of Los Angeles, a women’s organization that promotes volunteerism, was recognized for its Public Policy Institute (PPI) at the 88th annual conference of the Association of Junior Leagues International. The Leadership Development Award recognizes exemplary League member training and development programs. The PPI program takes League members behind the curtain to learn how decisions

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hancock park • windsor square • fremont place • larchmont village • wilshire center • park labrea • miracle mile

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NEW SPECTACULAR RENOVATION $4,450,000

CAPE COD STYLE HOME $3,596,000

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Hancock Park. Magnificent 3-sty mansion overlooking the golf course situated on a 38,000 sq ft lot. Cecille Cohen 213.810.9949

Hancock Park. Breathtaking 3-story estate. 6bed/4.5new bath+gst hse. Exquisite new gourmet kitchen. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Sunset Strip. Private, gated enclave w/breathtaking views from the heart of Sunset Plaza. 5/6, pool. Cary Libowsky 323.336.7711

Hancock Park. 5/5.5. Grand 1920’s home gated for privacy. Landscaped grounds, loggia, pool & BBQ. Rick Llanos 323.460.7617

READY TO MOVE RIGHT IN? $3,295,000

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STUNNING ENGLISH HOME $2,175,000

Hancock Park. Perfectly located 6BD + 4.5BA home in the heart of Windsor Sq. Completely remodeled. Pool. Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

Hancock Park. Magnificant 5bed, 3.5bath & guest house Mediterranean Estate done to perfection! Diana Knox 323.640.5473

Hancock Park. Fab location & lot w/paddle tennis court. 5beds/5.5baths+GH. Gourmet kitchen. Family rm. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Hancock Park. This home has it all! Location, stunning details and design, exquisite charm and class! Diana Knox 323.640.5473

MAGNIFICENT MEDITERRANEAN $1,995,000

GREAT FAMILY HOUSE $1,975,000

WINDSOR SQUARE ENGLISH $1,299,000

FABULOUS OUTDOOR OASIS $1,195,000

Hancock Park. 5+5.5.Gated, private enclave, completely and tastefully remodeled w/designer’s touch.Pool. Cecille Cohen 213.810.9949

Hancock Park. Center hall flrplan.Hwd flrs & beautiful molding thruout.5+bonus+3.5bths. Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

Hancock Park. 4 bd/3 bth, den, coved ceiling, crown molding, builtins, hwd flrs, lovely garden/fountain Linda Hadley/ James Hutchison 323.460.4601

Miracle Mile. Renovated, 3+den+2 3/4 ba+gst hse. Koi pond, spa w/ rock waterfalls, outdoor kitch & BBQ . Cecille Cohen 213.810.9949

CHARMING & CHARACTER FILLED $899,000

MOVE-RIGHT-IN CONDITION $799,000

STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL CONDO $549,000

DRAMATIC-ROMANTIC-GRAND $8,200 A MONTH

Hancock Park. Mediterranean w/5beds + 3.5bas located on a block of pristine homes in the HPOZ. Steven Tator 323.460.7627

Hancock Park. Adorable CA Bungalow. Restored & updated. 2beds/1bath. Gourmet kitch. Close to Village. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Sunset Strip. Full service luxury hi-rise, close to Mann’s Chinese, El Capitan, Kodak Theatre & more. Maria C. Gomez Gri Crs Cips 323.460.7614

Hancock Park. Mediterranean w/dramatic 2sty entry. 5+4.5, FLR/DR, fam rm, den+jr DR. 2 fpls. For lease. Linda Hadley/ James Hutchison 323.460.7637

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Bungalow given new open, edgier life with integrity By Suzan Filipek Annette Vait has grown fond of Larchmont, where she bought a tear-down, remodeled it, moved in with her dog Madison and called it home. She’s become friends with her neighbors on Gower St., including little girl twins who visit often, she smiles in the kitchen, a dramatic juxtaposition of ebony painted custom cabinetry and generous grey marble countertops. Carrera marble is echoed in the back in the master steam shower, and in a front bathroom—in a salvaged clawfoot tub. A chandelier hangs overhead the eye-catching piece of furniture separated from the

living room by wide pocket doors. “I love to take baths,” she explains. A family room features a flat screen TV, wired to an outdoor movie screen. Lush landscape, plenty of storage and a private guest house make the home feel larger than its 1,150-square feet. A former CPA in the entertainment field, she began flipping homes a decade ago. When she spotted the dilapidated house on the tree-lined shady street, she knew she wanted to retain the feel of the area. “I wanted to create an edgy, open, airy, modern space while

still maintaining the integrity of a much loved and quaint

historical neighborhood,” says Vait. “Most of the proper-

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Dramatic Mid-Century Home! Multi-level, single-owner property. Open floor plan w/spacious living & dining rms. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer dramatic views. Great entertaining areas inc. Cabana & pool levels. Co-listed.

Los Angeles Conservancy annual meeting at ‘The Onion’ June 19 Kevin Roderick, publisher of the news website LA Observed, will speak at the L.A. Conservancy’s annual meeting Sat., June 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sepulveda Universalist Society sanctuary, also known as “The Onion” in North Hills. unteer Recognition Awards. Roderick will sign copies of “Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles.” Research for the book was by Miracle Mile resident Eric Lynxwiler. He will sign copies

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Inviting entry w/view to wood deck w/Jacuzzi tub. Great flow for entertaining! Liv rm w/FP, formal din rm w/blt-in buffet, brkfst rm, sunrm, kit, laundry rm, maid’s rm & bath. 3bd, 2ba, + office upstairs. Hrdwd flrs. Drought-tolerant landscaping w/fountains. 2-car garage.

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of his earlier book, “The San Fernando Valley: America’s Suburb.” The building called The Onion is so called for its bulbous shape with a flat point at the highest peak of the roof, like an onion. It was declared a HistoricCultural Monument by the city Council in February. Also on the agenda are introduction of new board members and award presentations. For more information, visit info@laconservancy.org

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Craftsmanship from the 1920’s: hardwood floors, built-in china cabinet. Three bedrooms/two original baths. Original kitchen. One owner for over forty years. Bring your contractor!

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(Continued from page 2) Bungalows. As originally built, these houses tend to be small and divided into still smaller living areas.”  She tore out the walls and raised the ceilings, moved the original door off from the center of the facade, adjusted the original front windows over a few inches and enlarged the front porch. To save space, refrigerator and freezer units are in separate tall cabinets, a built-in espresso machine is in the dining area, where wall art in painted orange letters reads: “You can’t go to the hardware store for oranges.” She used existing elements; pavers in the front and back yards are made from the broken up concrete found on the property. Reclaimed hardwood floors from an old school gymnasium

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McMansionizing or destroying what attracted us to Larchmont in the first place.” Vait may be leaving soon.

MARBLE TUB in the bath is closed off from the living room by wide pocket doors. Below, deck is off the kitchen.

were sanded and stained. The salvaged gate and recycled cast iron grates at the front of the property stand much like they might have in 1920 when the original house was built, says Annette.    “We can welcome the edginess of new designs without

Plans are in the works to build a restaurant/bar in Venice that is pulling her energies to the westside.

She will miss the home, and the neighborhood, she says. “There aren’t many places like this in L.A.”

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Walking guide tells of Los Angeles’ hidden staircases “Secret Stairs,” by Charles Fleming, might just get carcrazy Angelenos off the freeway and onto their feet. The “Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles” by Santa Monica Press, contains more than 40 walks and detailed maps highlighting stairways across the hilly sections of the city. City planners and developers installed the staircases as direct routes for pedestrians to get down the hills to school and the supermarket. They were clustered around steep hillside communities near transit lines, especially in communities that developed in the 1920s like Silver Lake, Echo Park, Mount Washington, Highland Park and Hollywood. Also featured are stairs in Pasadena and the west side. The book highlights geo-

graphical, architectural and historical features of each staircase and its neighborhood. Each is rated for duration and difficulty, and contains bits of local trivia: That’s where William Faulkner lived while he wrote the screenplay for “To Have and Have Not,” where Graham Nash lived, and where actress Thelma Todd was murdered. Others highlight homes by some of Southern California’s most important architects, including Neutra and Schindler. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena and walking the vintage Red Car Loop in Silver Lake, to taking the Beachwood Canyon Hollywoodland hike and enjoying the ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, these hidden

staircases introduce urban hikers to a little-known side of

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THREE-STORY home was built by Isaac Van Nuys and moved to Lorraine Blvd. in 1915 in three sections.

Developer Rowan named boulevard for his daughter This is the third in a series on street names in the community. When Robert Rowan was developing the Windsor Square tract, he gave the streets English names such as Plymouth and Windsor. But he also gave his daughter recognition in this new beautiful area. Thus, Lorraine Blvd. was named after Lorraine Rowan, probably when she was six– years old. The daughter of Robert Arnold Rowan and Laura Madeline Rowan (later the Princess Orsini), Lorraine was born in Pasadena in 1906. She was educated at Westbridge in Pasadena, St. Timothy’s in Stephenson, Maryland, and at Miss Nixon and Miss Sheldon’s School in Florence, Italy. She was a volunteer for the Inter-American Affairs Council in New York City (1943-1946) and at the first United Nations conference in San Francisco in 1945. Two marriages, to Robert McAdoo and Thomas Shevlin, ended in divorce; in 1955 Lorraine married John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky, and the couple departed immediately for India and Nepal, where he was ambassador. They returned to the U.S. in 1956; Cooper served in the senate from 1957 to 1973. The couple had no children and

Museo lofts open in Mile Fifty-two units opened in May in Museo Lofts in the Miracle Mile. The one-, two- and threebedroom condominiums are in a four-story building at 600 S. Ridgeley Dr. Units range from 900 to 1,750 square feet, and are priced from $400,000 to $685,000. Features include hardwood floors, stone countertops, patios or balconies, security access and a fitness center. Call 866-606-5640.

she died in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 1985. Her father formed a real estate firm, R.A. Rowan & Co. at the age of 30 in 1904. When Robert A. Rowan unexpectedly died just 13 years

later, his company was one of Los Angeles’s largest enterprises, having developed much of the city’s downtown business center. R.A. Rowan & Co. built the Alexandria Hotel, the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Rosslyn Hotel and a number of other historic Spring Street buildings. Rowan also initiated the original Windsor Square which ran from Wilshire Blvd. to Third St., and from Irving to Plymouth boulevards. This constituted a private square in which the property owners would own the streets as well as their homes. Deed restrictions set a minimum cost of $12,550 on each home to be built, in order to assure handsome homes in an exceptionally beautiful setting. Lorraine Blvd. only runs from Second St. to Wilshire Blvd. Noted houses include the Van Nuys mansion which was moved from Westlake (now MacArthur) Park in 1915.

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316 N. Rossmore Avenue #200 By Appointment • Offered for $1,225,000 Superior three bedroom, two bath home with views of Wilshire Country Club. Unit #200 features: formal dining room, high ceilings, updated kitchen and baths, ornate architectural details & turret alcove off master bedroom. The Building has a Gym, 24-hour Valet & Doorman, Spa, Landscaped gardens, and additional storage. The unit comes with two parking spaces. Keller Williams Larchmont

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River rock created a gentle transition for the yard and reenforced the Craftsman look of nearby homes. California native plant drastically cut water, maintenance and the need for a noisy mower on a weekly basis! Perennials, vegetables and edible herbs add a decorative touch, provide a learning experience for Graham and Clive, not to mention fresh food. Other sustainable features

Larchmont Chronicle include a rain barrel and a French drain which prevents run off. Camille recommends the book, “Harvesting Rainwater” by Brad Lancaster for ideas. Composting clippings and plants reduces trash and produces beautiful loam. The landscape is balanced with a small grass area in back for the children. The benefits are many.

The family has reduced water needs and yard maintenance, and created a garden that looks and smells great. Camille comes once a year to adjust plantings and the drip irrigation. Nate and Julia like to hang out in the front yard and socialize with neighbors. The kids get to eat veggies and play on the swing. We appreciate our neighbors and their sustainable landscape.

BROTHERS Graham and Clive Reger like to hang out in the family's Larchmont Village yard. Their parents do, too.

New landscape lets family connect to neighborhood walkable and bike-friendly. The home was hidden by a hedge and covered by a large downed willow tree. Julia and Nate wanted to connect with the neighborhood rather than live behind walls. The neighbors were astonished when the hedge came down— they couldn’t remember the house! Camille Ciminio from The Nature of Things worked with Julia and Nate to create a plan.

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414 N. Kilkea Drive, Miracle Mile $1,699,000

1101 S Burnside Ave Miracle Mile 3BD/2BA $1,099,000

Stunning Ibizian 2 bed/3 bath home Molino St. #314 100 S. Doheny #106 500 plus den/media room. Chef’s kitchen Miracle Mile Downtown LA with Viking stove and carrera marble 3BD/3BAcounter tops. Sound system throughout 1 BD/1BA for entertaining and relaxing.$410,000 Lushly $1,200,000 landscaped backyard with a pool/spa and recreation room/cabana, bonus!

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M o n t h ly S tat i S t i c a l c o r n e r - V o l u M e 5 Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont Village and vicinity available housing inventory has continued to expand. In the past two months, inventory levels have increased by more than 10%. Based on sales over the past 30 days, there is a 9 month supply of inventory, higher than what sellers would like, but buyers are surely pleased with additional options. For sellers, this means that their list price must be competitive to bring buyers to the table. As we went to print, there were 71 single family homes sold in the general vicinity. For the same period last year, there were only 49 homes sold. While the average selling price was up from $1,240,000 to $1,304,000, the average price per square foot was down slightly. This indicates that more expensive homes were sold during the period, a healthy trend for the area that has recently seen more lower priced homes being sold and the higher priced categories lagging. Regarding foreclosure activity, preforeclosures and scheduled bank auctions, there was a slight uptick in this activity. Several additional home owners have defaulted on their mortgages and several additional properties were scheduled for bank auctions. Some home owners will have the ability to modify or rectify their difficult situation. This is an unknown element that we will closely monitor. Lastly, interest rates remain extremely attractive and as reported earlier, lenders are beginning to ease requirements for qualified borrowers. As of 5/20/2010, Bank of America reported attractive rates for jumbo loans (over $729,750). On a 30 year fixed rate loan, the quote was 5.525% with no points and 5.5% with 1 point. On a 5 year adjustable rate mortgage, their quote is 5% with 0 points and 4.75% with 1 point. Please call us if you would like an evaluation on your home.

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Land Trust garden party June 6 aids parks A Brentwood home is the setting of the sixth annual Garden Party on Sun., June 6 at 4 p.m. The event is being held to raise funds for under-served communities. A folklorico troupe and flamenco guitarist will entertain at the event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. The Trust partners with local communities to create gardens, parks and playgrounds. The agency currently operates seven facilities with two more in the planning stages. Tickets are $100 each. For more information call 213-572-0188 or go to events@lanlt.org.

Got Income ProPerty? Located on a walk-street and accessed via private elevator, in the historically designated Hollywood Heights neighborhood - at the base of Outpost Estates and around the corner from the Hollywood Bowl. Fixer with great views - a terrific opportunity. (We also have two other duplexes in this same location).

SOLD: This home, located at 624 S. June St., listed for $2.9 million.

Real estate sales* 437 N. McCadden Pl. 624 S. June St. 626 N. Las Palmas Ave. 737 S. Tremaine Ave. 922 S. Cloverdale Ave. 226 N. Windsor Blvd. 328 S. Orange Dr. 170 N. Martel Ave. 925 S. Highland Ave. 862 S. Wilton Pl. 922 S. Norton Ave.

$2,995,000 2,900,000 1,799,000 1,249,000 1,185,000 949,000 895,000 799,000 789,900 498,900 389,800

Condominiums 4848 Wilshire Blvd., #105 4733 W. Elmwood Ave., #405 5525 Olympic Blvd., #101 326 Westminster Ave., #201 750 S. Spaulding Ave., #203 4595 Wilshire Blvd., #106 5601 W. Olympic Blvd., #303 350 S. Norton Ave., #G 4444 Wilshire Blvd., #106 1002 S. Burnside Ave., #304 681 S. Norton Ave., #112 5764 San Vicente Blvd., #102 450 N. Sycamore Ave., #23 926 S. Manhattan Pl., #502 637 S. Fairfax Ave., #201 637 S. Fairfax Ave., #301 835 S. Lucerne Blvd., #104 532 N. Rossmore Ave., #202 620 S. Gramercy Pl., #407 620 S. Gramercy Pl., #124

$780,000 649,000 599,000 549,000 525,000 520,000 519,000 500,000 485,000 479,000 459,000 419,900 390,410 382,800 379,000 379,000 369,000 279,900 200,000 139,900

2189 Broadview Ter. Duplex (1 bed/1 bath and 2 bed/1 bath) Scheduled Rents: $1,200 and $3,000 Listed at $599,000

Great Windsor Square location, Spanish style duplex with each unit to be delivered vacant. New granite kitchens in both units, and hardwood floors through. Central heat/air. Short stroll to Larchmont. 401 S. Van Ness Ave. Duplex (each unit 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath) Scheduled Rents: $2,500 each unit Listed at $899,000

Ultra-charming English Tudor, steps from Museum Row. Many original character details remain, though the owners have also updated several of the systems. Huge backyard, tons of parking. Both units to be delivered vacant. 833 S. Detroit St. Duplex (each unit 2 bed, 1 bath) Scheduled Rents: $2,500 each Listed at $989,000

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See the sexy, weird and bloody history of Downtown L.A. on Esotouric’s Hotel Horrors and Main Street Vice bus tour Sat., June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was a lively, densely populated and sometimes dangerous place. Relive those times and step inside historic hotels like the Alexandria, Hayward, Barclay, King Edward and Cecil. Find out where Night Stalker Richard Ramirez slept, which hotel saw a visit from the Skid Row Slasher, and where two traveling chocolate salesmen laughed so hard they fell backwards out a window to their


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make candle holding cups June 13. Tell new stories and have adventures with fingerpuppet friends on June 20 and theater games are June 27 with actress Katy Finn. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100; 323-761-8984, www.zimmermuseum.org. PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM—"Margie and

Robert E. Petersen: Driven to Collect" opens Sat., June 19 Ends Feb. 2011. • Make dad cool car-themed mugs Sat., June 5 during children's Car Activities & L.A. BookPALS event from 1 to 4 p.m. • Fiberglass Day and Car Show is Sat., June 26. Bruce Meyers,

LOS ANGELES ago, when saber-toothed cats COUNTY MUSEUM and giant sloths ruled the OF ART—"John BaldWilshire area. essari: Pure Beauty," Located at 5801 Wilshire opens Sun., June 27. Blvd., 323-934-PAGE; tarpits. More than 150 works org by the L.A.-based artLOS ANGELES MUSEUM ist include his text OF THE HOLOCAUST—The and image paintings (Please turn to page 10) museum houses the West from the1960s and Coast's largest archive of 1980s photo composidocuments, relics and other DELUXE HOUSE/OFFICE for LEASE tions derived from film materials from the Holocaust stills. Abandoning the period (1933-1945). 434 Larchmont Blvd. standard rectangular Closed until opening in the n +/-1500 sq. ft. with reception area and full kitchen canvas or photographsummer at its new site. n 2 bathrooms and 3 separated rooms. ic format, Baldessari Pan Pacific Park, 323-651n 2 car enclosed garage plus 5 parking spaces. constructs irregu3704; lamoth.org. n Architect designed interior. larly shaped composi- "JUNCTION SERIES: Landscape, n Located within walking distance to the village, ZIMMER CHILDREN'S tions from film stills. Seascape, Prisoner, and Acrobats," MUSEUM—Sunday drop-in close to restaurants and studios. n Asking $4000 per month, including garage and parking According to the artist: 2002 by Baldessari. workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. “I think of the images include creating with puffy Steven Katz KPS Realty 323.653.3943 that I use as units, like fossil finds that show Ice Age paints to make pictures stand words might be units, and I life 10,000 to 40,000 years out of the crowd on June 6; LIC# 01194034 ©LC0610 construct similarly to a good poet, where I’m trying to get a certain kind of syntax, a certain explosion, a meaning when these units collage, building up an architecture of meaning, so to speak.” Ends Sept. 12. Conversations with Artists: John Baldessari and curator Leslie Jones is Sun., June 27, 2 p.m., BCAM, Level 2. Free—tickets available one hour before the program. •"In the Service of The Buddha: Tibetan Furniture from the Hayward Family Collection." Ends April 2011. •"Myths, Legends, and Cultural Renewal: Wagner's Sources" ends Aug. 15. • "Pueblo Pottery 1800-1900," ends July 25. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323857-6000; lacma.org. CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM—"Salvaged: Aaron Kramer and the Secret Life of Objects." Artist incorporates such discarded items as wine corks and coffee stirrers to create furniture and art. "Some Assembly Required: race, gender and globalization" features works by 16 artists. Both shows end Sept. 12. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., 323-9374230; cafam.org. PAGE MUSEUM AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS—Megafauna Awareness Day combines art and science on Sat., June 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View fossils, meet with excavators and help create scaleFor more information, please contact George Penner at 310.275.1000 sized mammoths and other Ice Age creatures. Representing and sourcing exceptional Southern California architecture Panel discussion follows at 7 p.m. with Dr. John Long, the Natural History Museum's vice president of Research and Collections, and Eric Scott, 429northlarchmont.com curator of paleontology from ® the San Bernardino County Museum. Call 213- 763-ED4U (3348). Exhibits feature area

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of restoration tours are held the first Sundays in June and December. Restoration projects have included the return

of the sunroom to its original colors, research and manufacture of recreated original carpeting and reproduction of the

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original tiles. Cost of the tour is $20; children 12 and under are free. Call 626-577-6765. Visit castlegreen.com.

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father of the dune buggy, and Harry Hansen, creator of the Hansen Cobra, will give talks. From micro-cars to Corvettes, owners of fiberglass cars are invited to participate in the show. Free. To register con-

Larchmont Chronicle tact Clayton Drescher at 323964-6347 • "Fantasies in Fiberglass" ends Oct. 3. • "What were they thinking?" exhibit showcases vehicles that were poorly developed and unfeasible. Ends July 4. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., 323930-CARS; petersen.org.

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Visit a collection of more than a dozen historic places showcasing works by local contemporary artists at Art in Historic Places: West Adams’ Creative Canvas tour. The self-guided tour on Sat., June 5 begins at 10 a.m. at Gramercy Housing Group, a classic 1920s commercial building that will be converted into an art gallery for the event. Other stops include artistowned Craftsman homes and studios in Arlington Heights and a 1932 Spanish Colonial Revival in Wellington Square. In addition, the Briggs Mansion, on Adams Blvd. will open its doors to the public for the first time for a curated exhibit of works by several artists. Among other featured residences are a 1923 villa in Lafayette Square that was once home to a famous singer as well as three homes in Western Heights includ-

ing a Craftsman Bungalow, a Victorian-era residence and an English Revival mansion, all exhibiting local artists. Tickets are $30, paid at the door at Gramercy Housing Group, 1824 S. 4th Ave. on the day of the tour until 1 p.m.; tour properties close at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the West Adams Heritage Association which supports preservation of the community’s architectural and cultural heritage. Call 323-732-4223 or go to www.westadamsheritage.org.

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PREMIER HANCOCK PARK ESTATE $5,999,999 Hancock Park. French Chateau designed by Webber, Staunton & Spaulding. Betsy Malloy 323.806.0203

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Hancock Park. Duplex, each 3 beds+2 baths. Central air & heat, updated systems. 2 car garage, Terri McCortney/Vickie Bascoy 323.460.7612

Silver Lake. Character Silver Lake home. Close to trendy shops and restaurants. Jenny Chow/James Hutchison 323.460.7624

Mid Wilshire. FHA Approved! Restored bldg w/modern amenities. Historic-Cultural Monument #815. Linda Hadley/ James Hutchison 323.460.7637

LOWER UNIT FOR LEASE $3,950 A MONTH Hancock Park. 3/2 duplex. 1 car garage. Washer/dryer. Pets may be okay. Furnished $4500. Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

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Larchmont Village. Stunning blend of CA bungalow & hip NY loft esthetic. www.545Gower.com Bill Barker 310.979.3910

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Miracle Mile. Chance to own near the Grove, park, library, houses of worship, schools & more. Muriel Levin 323.363.9140

Mid Wilshire. Charming 3bedrms, 2.5baths California Craftsman + guest hse on Serrano Ave. Diana & Matthew Knox 323.640.5472

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Los Angeles. Units are 1bd/1ba each with detached 3-car garage. Units in good condition. Jacqueline Valenzuela 866.847.3889

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Hancock Park. 2 Bedrooms/1 bath, breakfst rm kitchen, FDR, lrg sunny LR w/bonus room. Matthew/Diana Knox 323.640.5472

Los Feliz. 3BD plus bonus rm & full gst hse, liv rm w/fpl, frml din rm w/fpl & sunrm. Pool. Shar Penfold 323.860.4258

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Los Angeles South. Lrg factory floor for restricted light manufacturing. For lease at $5,500 a mon. Jenny Chow/James Hutchison 323.460.7637

Hancock Park. Special property may be used for business or personal. No garage. Jacqueline Valenzuela 866.847.3889

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Hancock Park. SHORT TERM FURNISHED LEASE June 8th-Aug 8th. Ideal vacation rental for a family. Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

BRIGHT & CLEAN UNIT $1,200 A MONTH Mid Wilshire. Located behind security gates in a nice quiet compound. Best convenient location Alex Pantages 323.873.4651

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Sunset Strip. Original elements combined w/a chefs kitchen, updated plumb & electric. Cary Libowsky 323.336.7711

Hancock Park. Windsor Square adjacent 2 sty Mediterranean w/4beds, 3baths, backyard & gsthse. Jenny Chow 323.460.7624

Beverly Hills. Spacious & bright 2+2 condo in prime location! 2 car prkg, storage space. Jenny Chow 323.460.7624

Inglewood. Tri-level 3bd/3ba in Inglewood Renaissance Community. Attached 2 car garage. Jacqueline Valenzuela 866.847.3889

Hancock Park. Close to Village. Fam rm, hrdwd flrs. A/C & heat. Backyard w/pool & nice yard. Barbara Allen 323.860.4218

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Learn about how changing seasons affect gardens, take an illustrated tour of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts and get ready to lose your lawn at classes this month at the Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. Payne nursery manager Louise Gonzalez presents “Changing Seasons in the Native Garden” on Sat., June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn about plant communities and species that inhabit

the Sonoran and Mojave deserts on an illustrated tour on Sat., June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Horticulturist Lili Singer will host “Look Ma, No Lawn” on Sat., June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. She will explain how to take out your lawn and offer tips on low-care native plants that need no fertilizer and use a fraction of the water. For more information, call 818-768-1802.

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Remember, we are the bar-b-que headquarters of the west side. Larchmont customers mention this ad and get free delivery (within 5 miles.) Come see Charles, Stuart, Fred or Ron for any bar-b-que need. Give your phone a home and get rid of unsightly cords with the new “phone charging station.” plugs directly into the wall and rotates to any direction. How’s this? A real “Hands On Salad Bowl.” The tongs look just like hands, and are built right into the ‘stone’ salad bowl. You won’t have to try to find the tongs. They’re part of the bowl. You’ll love this, too. A DUAL pepperball salt and pepper grinder. Ask Chris. Also, you know those “fat separators” that look like measuring cups and separate the fat from the broth? Well, now Bertha has a “fat skimming ladle” that does the same thing for small quantities. Aaron has the “Derby Duck” pool thermometers and the pool chlorinators to add “cool to your pool.” And Bill is crazy about the new padlock that has no numbers. The combinations are “up, down, left, right, north, south,” etc. you can open the lock in the dark. Don’t you like that! We love our Larchmont customers. Bring this ad in and take 10% off any one thing in the store. You know Maggie has more cleaning supplies than anyone in the known world. Visit her in aisle 11 and ask her what’s new. Cheers.

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Explore the herb garden, arrange roses, learn to weave or view hundreds of award-winning plants at The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino. Take a closer look at The Huntington’s diverse tropical plant collections in a slide lecture by curator Dylan Hannon on Thurs., June 10 at 2:30 p.m. He will discuss orchids, aroids, carnivorous plants, tropical blueberries and more. Herbs, roses Gardeners and cooks have long known the benefit of keeping herbs close at hand. Join art educator and chef Maite Gomez-Rejon on Sat., June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a stroll through the Huntington’s Herb Garden to explore the history of herb garden design. Afterwards, participants will prepare and enjoy a summer meal using freshly picked ingredients Inspired by the Rose Garden and June’s bounty of blooms, a team from Flower Duet will teach arrangement techniques from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition, children ages seven to 12 can learn to arrange roses at a class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The centuries-old crafts of spinning, weaving and dyeing with natural plant dyes will be showcased at a program in the Herb Garden from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cactus Society Hundreds of award-winning plants will be on view—including specimens native to Chile, Argentina, Botswana, Madagascar and the Middle East—at the Cactus and Succulent Society of America’s annual show and sale on Sat., June 26 and Sun., June 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An early-bird plant sale will be held on Fri., June 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Friends Hall. For more information, go to www.huntington.org or call 626-405-2100.

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Save the world a square foot at a time The topic on June 5 will be society members will answer questions on cultural care. summer crops, herbal comBulbs will be available for pur- panion planting, disease treatment and chase. prevenYou can reap tion, weeds the nutritional and insects benefits of eatand small ing fresh-grown space garproduce by dening. learning to grow More fruits and vege60 gardening than tables at classes SQUARE-FOOT varieties of held quarterly saves both water and time. ferns and on Saturdays 70 varieties of other plants, from noon to 3 p.m. rare species and collectibles will be on display at the Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale on Sat., June 12 and Sun., June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A series of free workshops and lectures will be held For immediate installation throughout the day. Complete Electrical Square-foot gardening uses 20 percent of the land space Service and Repair of a conventional garden and Residential saves both water and time. Commercial Guaranteed Excellence Instructor Jo Ann Carey will State Lic. #C-10 556059 Bonded Insured show you how it works at “Saving the world, one square Serving All Larchmont foot at a time,” Sun., June 13 Hancock Park & Wilshire Communities from noon to 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required. Call 626-821-4623.

Learn to grow fruits and vegetables and all about daylilies and ferns 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 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to educational displays and demonstrations,

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Popular wedding month based on Roman goddess Why is June the preferred month for weddings? queries Shirley Dunston. The reason for the sixth month’s preeminence as a nuptial selection is rooted in Roman mythology. Juno was

the Roman goddess of marriage and because the sixth month of the Julian calendar (Julius Caesar) was named for her, it was considered a lucky time for weddings. May, however, was thought to be unlucky because

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the goddess of fertility, Maia, might cause the unlucky bride to become pregnant before the ceremony (an unfortunate predicament then as now). Down the centuries, the month of June has, of course, simply become the most desirable because of its normally gentle weather and because it’s the start of summer vacations which makes planning the ceremony and honeymoon easier. *** What about the expression

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Shar Penfold Presents Grand Mediterranean Hancock Park Estate First Open House Sunday, June 6th 2 - 5 p.m.

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Impressive ornate doorway opens into a two-story beamed entrance hall with sweeping iron staircase. Magnificent doors throughout the house open into drawing room, paneled oak library lined with bookshelves, 16 foot ceilings and fireplace. Large dining room leads to oversized breakfast room with black & white marble floor. Four large bedrooms all with bathrooms upstairs, up and down maids’ quarters with bathrooms, master bedroom with sitting room and covered porch. Movie theater with fireplace, lobby area with separate pub-style wet bar. Enormous butlers pantry and kitchen. Large separate guesthouse/studio. Garages. Step back in time in this truly extraordinary home.

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