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in single-family zone By Suzan Filipek Etz Chaim Congregation was denied a conditional use permit for daily prayer gathering at the single-family home at 303 S. Highland Ave. last month by the city Planning Dept. Rabbi Chaim Rubin sought continued use and maintenance of a religious use at the home in Hancock Park, a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. But associate zoning administrator Albert Landini wrote the location was not suited for religious uses in his 42-page report. He also denied a request for a zone variance to permit two parking spaces in lieu of the required 12 for the 8,100-square foot home. A shortage of parking would only increase traffic and parking issues, he wrote. Supporters of the zone change numbered members See Etz Chaim, p. 46
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Hancock Park airs marijuana, crime at meeting
Temple at 3rd, Highland denied religious uses
Water mains, board vote on agenda Broken water mains, stop signs and crime prevention are among issues expected to be raised at the annual Windsor Square Association meeting on Thurs., Nov. 12 at The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. at 7 p.m. Mike Genewick, president, said police officials Capt. Matt Blake of the Olympic Station and Eric Davis of the Wilshire station will be on hand to address concerns. Councilman Tom LaBonge will speak on city issues, and on the Q condition affecting Larchmont Blvd. Minah Park, Deputy District Attorney, also will speak. An update on the streetlight project is on the agenda as well as emergency preparedness. The annual “Squeaky Wheel” See Windsor Square, p. 5
New City attorney Trutanich welcomed
FUN FOR aLL. Madison Oracion was among the thousands of visitors to the annual Larchmont Boulevard Associationsponsored Family Fair on Oct. 25. Pony rides, slides, games and food booths provided entertainment for all ages.
Protesters picket restaurant operating as a takeout Larchmont Bungalow violates zoning, they say “We’re mad as hell and we’ve had enough.” That was the rallying cry when dozens of area residents passed out flyers protesting the opening of a restaurant posing as a “takeout” at 107 N. Larchmont Blvd. Larchmont Bungalow is operating under false colors, said Patty Lombard, a Fremont Place resident. She and other community members picketed in front of the restaurant during the Larchmont Family Fair on Oct. 25. They claim the Bungalow with its profuse number of ta-
bles and chairs inside and on the sidewalk is in violation of the Q Condition. The zoning law limits the number of restaurants on Larchmont Blvd. between Beverly Blvd. and First St. Before opening this month, the property owner Albert Mizrahi signed a Covenant and Agreement with the city forbidding tables and chairs and dining on the premises. Mizrahi has said at community meetings that other takeouts on the boulevard have seating and some are operating as restaurants. See PROTESTERS, p. 5
By Chris H. Sieroty Reporter A year ago, a relatively unknown candidate for city attorney sought the political support of Hancock Park residents in his campaign to replace outgoing City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. On Oct. 20, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich returned to thank Hancock Park residents for their support. He was guest speaker at the Hancock Park Homeowners Association annual meeting at Marlborough School. He spoke on several key issues, including a new ordinance regulating medical marijuana shops. However, Trutanich said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing controversy over an Orthodox temple at 303 N. Highland Ave. because it may go to appeal. In 1996, the Etz Chaim congregation applied to the city zoning administrator for a variance to use a residence as a synagogue. For the last 13 years, the case has made its way through the court system as a result of several lawsuits. The congregation was recently denied See Hancock Park, p. 33
On the Boulevard Glimpses by Jane
RESidENTS piCKETEd in front of Larchmont Bungalow to call attention to a zoning violation. They are, from left, Patty Lombard, Bill Simon, Wendy Savage, Patty Carroll and Linda Lennon.
Fair warning: the holidays are right around the corner. We can’t believe how fast the days are going. Meanwhile, sports fans are torn between watching the world series, college football, the Lakers and Clippers and the Kings (thank goodness for Tivo). Friends are planning to welcome Cammie King Conlon back to the area for a book signing at Chevalier’s in December, we learned from Sharon DeBriere at Rite Aid. Cammie, who played Baby Blue in “Gone with the Wind,” has written a book on her ex-
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Scene on Larchmont
By Jane Gilman
Our Councilman Tom LaBonge has been a friend to Larchmont Village for many years. That’s why we were surprised when he called at least three meetings to discuss the new “takeout,” Larchmont Bungalow, at 107 N. Larchmont. The city granted a take-out permit, but it is operating as a restaurant with dozens of tables and chairs, and food is consumed on the premises. This is in violation of the Q Condition Ordinance limiting restaurants on Larchmont Blvd. between Beverly Blvd. and First St. The Councilman told us the city will cite the Bungalow for operating as a restaurant. Then the legal battles will begin. Meanwhile, we still have an illegal restaurant. And other stores on Larchmont could also be turned into businesses that flaunt the Q Condition. We need enforcement and adherence to the zoning laws that protect and enhance our retail boulevard.
Saving local shops
The 3/50 Project is a creative idea to retain local stores. It asks: “what three independent businesses would you miss if they disappeared?” The goal is to spend at least $50 every month in each of those stores. It would be revenue that goes back to the community. For every $100 spent, $68 returns through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. Spend locally to support our independent businesses.
That's the question inquiring photographer Laura Eversz asked people along Larchmont Blvd.
GREEN TRANSPORTATION. Sal Marino pedals his bicycle from his home on Arden Blvd. to his trattoria in Larchmont Village with his daughter Mariasole aboard.
Police Beat Gunpoint robbery; money bag stolen on Larchmont WILSHIRE DIVISION
Successful Annual Meeting Held at Marlborough The HPHOA, est. 1948, Annual Meeting was held at Marlborough School on Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM. Our new City Attorney, Carmen Trutanich, and our Councilman, Tom LaBonge, both joined us to let us know about the important issues facing the City. They provided updates on the status of medical marijuana dispensary enforcement and billboard enforcement. Zev Yaroslovksy reported that the MTA board will make a crucial vote on the Wilshire corridor rail line this week. LAPD Captain Davis and Senior Lead Officer Cordova reported that crime has decreased in Hancock Park in the past year. SSA and BelAir Security Services presented their operations and how they provide additional security. HPOZ Board member Chris Bubser told us how the approval process works and where to go to get your questions answered. If you’re planning changes to your house, be sure to read the Preservation Plan for Hancock Park which is available on the HPHOA’ 48 web site, www.hancockpark. org, or the Los Angeles Planning Department web site http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park or you can obtain a copy from the Planning Department by calling Jason Chan, our Hancock Park Planner at 213-978-3307.
If you’d like to volunteer to serve on a committee, or if you have a question or concerns please visit our website: www.hancockpark.org or write the Association at 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, 90004. For security questions or concerns please contact Craig Gering (email@example.com). The Graffiti Committee asks that graffiti sightings be reported both to the City by calling 311 or at website: http://www.lacity.org/bpw/ocs/grsr. htm Also, report graffiti sightings to Graffiti Committee Co-Chairs Pam Newhouse at 323-939-5681; email address firstname.lastname@example.org or Serena Apfel, 323-936-4928; email address email@example.com. Other public funded Graffiti removal services are: Hollywood Beautification, 323-4635180. For questions regarding filming contact the Filming Committee CoChairs, Ruth Marmelzat or Cami Taylor. Ruth can be reached at 323-934-0138 and Cami at 323-6921414 (Home) and 310-659-6220 (office)
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WILSHIRE DIVISION ROBBERIES A Blockbuster employee with a money bag was robbed at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 on Larchmont Blvd. A man sitting on a bench near the store took the bag by force from the employee as she walked toward the front door, pushing another victim to the ground in the process. Several passersby chased the suspect, who escaped in a car. A wallet, cell phone and oth-
er property were taken from a victim at gunpoint on the 600 block of N. Larchmont Blvd. at 1:05 a.m. on Aug. 27. The suspect with a handgun demanded the property and fled. A watch, money and other belongings were taken from a victim on the 400 block of S. Lucerne Blvd. at 7:39 a.m. on Aug. 29. The suspect approached the victim from behind, placed his gloved hands over her eyes and mouth, took the property and fled. BURGLARIES (Please turn to page 11)
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"We always play games at the table after dinner like Taboo or Trivial Pursuit. My family's Jamaican, so we play a Jamaican version of Taboo." Jerome Gordon Bronson Ave.
Community Calendar Sun., Nov. 1: Daylight Savings Time begins. Mon., Nov. 9: Veteran’s Day. Tues., Nov. 10: Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association semi-annual meeting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Van Ness Avenue Elementary School, 501 N. Van Ness Ave. Thurs., Nov. 12: Windsor Square Association’s annual meeting, 7 p.m., Ebell Club, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Thurs., Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day. Fri., Dec. 4: Neighborhood delivery of the Larchmont Chronicle. Sun., Dec. 6: Larchmont Boulevard Assoc. annual Holiday Open House, noon to 5 p.m., Larchmont Blvd.
"Getting together with family and friends.'"
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"My family and I are from Mexico, so we don't really celebrate Thanksgiving. But sometimes we'll cook tamales or molé. I'm from Oaxaca. I love to cook." Maria Barroso Plymouth Blvd.
"Cooking and eating. We always try to make different things. One year, we'll do a Mexican meal, the next something else. The tradition is to keep changing the menu, and to celebrate at a different place." Bobby Wells Windsor Blvd.
Section one DINING & ENTERTAINMENT 17-32 Theater Review- 22 At the Movies - 23 Club Scene - 26 Gallery Guide - 31 34 RELIGIOUS NEWS SCHOOLS 35 40
AROUND THE TOWN 44
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Fall is here and it evokes different feelings for so many people. On Larchmont we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and have finished the Larchmont Family Fair and Halloween. In this economy our member stores have many creative ideas to brighten the coming holidays from luxuries for you and décor for the home. Come see us on the Boulevard. This year has been challenging for many and for many others it has been a time for renewal. I listen to many people that have started to appreciate what is truly important for them in their life and in the end as difficult as this year has been will emerge better. I trust that means you. Enjoy a stroll down the Boulevard and see for yourself. We have many unusual and wonderful ideas to add sparkle to your life. The “Q” Condition which is the regulation that governs Larchmont Boulevard is still under discussion. We at the Larchmont Boulevard Association do support these regulations and feel it is necessary for the long term stability of the Boulevard. Most areas have adopted a similar version of the “Q” Condition and it preserves the common good for the neighborhoods that are affected. We live today but we are the stewards of tomorrow. Please feel free to contact me and add your name to the list of concerned neighbors and citizens at john. firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget our members North of the Boulevard. The reputation of our medical, dental, accounting, legal and other great services are unsurpassed throughout Los Angeles. They are so convenient. Look in www.larchmont.com for names, numbers and addresses. Adv.
as our Councilman, whom we had known as a defender of careful growth and of the serving the needs of residents, letter and the spirit of the Q Quality threatened On a recent Wednesday and that concern is supported Condition, began to waffle. afternoon, neighbors and by the limits placed on estab- Many of us left the meeting Larchmont business owners lishing new restaurants in the knowing that we have lost the battle. The principle is gathered at 107 N. Larchmont “Q Condition.” in a meeting called by We believe that the owners what matters here, and not Councilman Tom LaBonge. of the new establishment (the the particular individuals involved. This will likely bring Owners of the propthe beginning of the loss of We have already seen the erty and owners of the something precious. We intended eating estab- consequences of outrageous have already seen the conlishment were present, rents and the displacement of along with several real neighborhood-friendly business sequences of outrageous rents, the displacement estate professionals who establishments ... of neighborhood-friendly were hoping to protect business establishments, owners' rights and find a way to create another res- property as well as the busi- and of not paying attention ness concern itself) are hoping to the quality of life emphataurant on the boulevard. Most of the residents and to shoe-horn a conventional sis that has distinguished shopowners came to ask the restaurant into this space, and Windsor Square and Hancock new owners to exercise care as if that were to happen, there Park. they seek loopholes to develop would be yet another restau- Quality of life hangs on a a full restaurant. Resistance to rant on our restaurant-satu- thread, and the spirit that motivates concern for quality of another “full” eating establish- rated neighborhood street. life is disappearing with un Those of us who oppose ment comes from a concern that Larchmont Blvd. might this development are by no necessary speed. William Cutler lose its character as a block means “anti-business”; but we Windsor Square that is devoted primarily to watched with disappointment
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Crime, zoning, marijuana stores on LVNA agenda
Wall’s collapse symbolized by Wilshire event To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Wende Museum is staging “Wall Across Wilshire.” The museum will erect, and then topple a 60-foot-long symbolic representation of the wall across Wilshire Blvd. and Ogden Ave. on Sun., Nov. 8 beginning at 11 p.m. In anticipation of the event, an exhibit of eight original sections of the 96-mile concrete Berlin Wall are on display on the lawn of the 5900 Wilshire Blvd. building through Sat., Nov. 14.
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The five-foot wide panels have been purchased by the Culver City-based museum, which houses an archive of Eastern Europe and former Soviet block cold war culture. The wall’s collapse on Nov. 9, 1989, signified the end of the division between West and East Germany and later, the end of the Communist rule in East Germany. A replica wall will be erected across Wilshire Blvd. Preceding its fall, donors will attend a fundraiser for the museum featuring German chanteuse Ute Lemper, a DJ set by artist Shepard Fairey, and a live feed between Los Angeles and its sister city Berlin at the 5900 Wilshire building. Tickets are $250. Call 310-216-1600 x 305.
d d THE PROLIFERATION of medical marijuana dispensaries, including MHC, adjacent to Christ the King School at Arden Blvd. and Melrose Ave., will be discussed at the LVNA meeting.
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A recent rise in crime and zoning irregularities are among topics at the semi-annual meeting of the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association. The meeting is on Tues., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Van Ness Avenue Elementary School, 501 N. Van Ness Ave. Also on the agenda are medical marijuana dispensaries. Senior lead officers from the LAPD’s Hollywood and Olympic divisions will provide an update on gang activity and crime, including an increase in home and car burglaries. A representative from councilman Tom LaBonge’s office will discuss development, including zoning issues in Larchmont Village, as well as the status of projects proposed for the neighborhood.
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AT ANNUAL MEETING. Jim O’Sullivan, left, presided at Miracle Mile Residential Association meeting. Speakers included Nikki Ezhari and Renee Weitzer of Council District Four office.
billboard restrictions. Jack Humphreville, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council advocate, explained rates increases by the Department of Water and Power. O’Sullivan urged residents to get involved by attending the monthly board meetings and by enrolling as a block captain. The group’s website is miraclemilela.com.
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Firm tells plans to build 21-story housing/retail mix The Hanover Company has applied for entitlements to construct a 21-story, 158-unit building at the northwest corner of Wilshire and Crescent Heights boulevards. The firm, developers of The Viridian apartments on W. Eighth St., plans a mixed-use commercial and residential building with 175,057 square feet of floor area. A representative of the firm last month presented the plans to the Land Use Committee of the Mid-City West Community Council. They call for 6,850 square feet of ground level retail and 422 parking spaces. The project includes a fourunit, three-story townhouse building with 11,106 square feet and 10 parking spots at the southeast corner of Crescent Heights and Orange St.
(Continued from page 1) award will be presented to the person who has contributed to the enhancement of the neighborhood. Candidates running for the board of directors are: Michael Barton, June Bilgore, Vince Chieffo, Regina Chung, William Cutter, Sean Elliott, Michael Genewick, Scott Goldstein, Larry Guzin, and Angela Gyetvan. Also, Debbie Hassan, Katie Jones-Badami, Wendy Savage, John Welborne and Andrew Woodward.
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(Continued from page 1) The restaurant was granted a takeout permit which does not entitle the business to have tables and chairs. The Q Condition passed in 1996 to assure a mix of retail businesses on the boulevard. The protesters are urging a boycott of the restaurant until it complies with the law.
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GWNC MoNey Well SpeNt In light of recent negative press Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils have received, we are proud to share with you how the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council has used its share of public funds on community projects. They include: • $5,000 for materials and supplies for a Big Sunday landscaping, painting and clean-up project at Wilshire Crest Elementary School. The event attracted 500 volunteers to plant a large landscaping bed along the front of the school, paint 100 playground benches, and clean hallways and classrooms throughout the school. • $1,500 for a historical consultant to prepare a landmark application to aid the La Brea-Hancock neighborhood’s fight to save the Lou Ehler’s Cadillac building from demolition. The building had been identified by the Los Angeles Conservancy as one of the three most significant 1950s auto showrooms in the Los Angeles area. • $20,000 (not yet spent) to pay for a professional planner to help with efforts to preserve the neighborhood character of the Larchmont Village shopping area. • $15,000 for the Frances Blend School Sensory Garden Project. The money was used to pay for the landscaping plan, and a large order of hand-crafted animal-shaped relief tiles that will be part of a touchable mural backing a garden fountain. • $20,000 for new benches for the Robert Burns Park improvement project, which also includes new landscaping, irrigation, pathways, an ADA restroom, and playground equipment for this heavily used neighborhood facility. • $15,000 for the Green Islands median project, which will construct landscaped medians to beautify and increase safety at a busy intersection on Wilton Blvd. (Not yet spent). • $800 for five portable Garmin GPS units for Fire Station 29. The units will help Station 29 firefighters find remote locations (e.g. to brush or forest fires), to help firefighters find each other during large-scale firefighting events, and to help firefighters who are sent to our area from other places locate addresses. Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 7 p.m. at the Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., to learn more about the work of your Neighborhood Council. Additional information is available at www.greaterwilshire.org.
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By Jane Gilman Why hasn’t Wilshire Blvd. been repaved? Why aren’t there foot patrols in the area? These and other queries were directed at panel members during the annual meeting of the Miracle Mile Residential Assoc. on Oct. 17 at the Korean Cultural Center. Jim O’Sullivan, president, welcomed a capacity audience of 200 to the 26th annual event. Wilshire Police commanding officer Eric Davis and senior lead officer Perry Jones spoke on crime related to area marijuana dispensaries, an increase in car break-ins and the lack of police manpower to provide foot patrols. Budget shortfalls was the answer from Renee Weitzer, chief of staff for Councilman Tom LaBonge, as to why the area isn’t receiving more city services. She also cited improvements including installing stop signs, removal of food trucks at the request of area restaurants and an update on
Kennedys, designers and students at Ambassador school opening The Embassy Ballroom ceiling, however, is being reconstructed in what will be the high school library, the site where Sen. Kennedy made his last victory speech. The Cocoanut Grove is being painstakingly recreated as the school’s performing arts center. When completed, the school
will have a population of 4,400 students from within a nineblock radius. It’s a far cry from 1920, when Myron Hunt broke ground on the Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove Auditorium as a resort, in what was then a dairy field, part of the rural lands between downtown and Santa Monica.
AT DEDICATION Paul Schrade, a campaign official for the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, with Kennedy's grandchildren Max and Summer and their mother Vicki.
serve not only students, but also residents of the surrounding neighborhood. The $571-million campus with its eye-catching grey, orange and white geometric look was designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects of Pasadena. The elementary school faces 8th St. The middle school, which is in mid-construction, is a literal step up from the elementary school, and the high school will border Wilshire Blvd.
“LAUSD is in the middle of a school bond project to build 160 new schools, and this site is in the middle of a very densely populated area. They wanted to build a K-12 campus, the first for LAUSD, and eliminate having to bus the students out of their neighborhood,” noted Harry Drake, one of the architects. “A lot of the community wanted to keep the original buildings, and it turned out to not be structurally feasible.”
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By Marina Muhlfriedel After years of debate over the usage of the former site of the Ambassador Hotel, and finally the resolve to construct a state-of-the-art kindergartento-12th-grade school on the 24–acre parcel, two pilot elementary schools have opened their doors. Half of the 500 students attend the UCLA bi-lingual Community School (UCS), and the other, New Open World (NOW) Academy. According to Laurie Walters, one of NOW’s lead teachers and part of the design team that first proposed the school, “It’s about technology opening the world for children into a global universe, where they can see no boundaries.” At a recent ribbon-cutting, hundreds of students, parents, neighbors, local leaders, elected officials and family and friends of the late Sen. Kennedy gathered to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the project. It took place on the site of the onceelegant hotel where Kennedy was assassinated in 1968. Next year the modern and environmentally progressive center will also include a middle and high school, plus a pool, library and soccer field that will
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WILSHIRE ROTARY honorees included firefighter and paramedic Andrew Corona (top center) at the Club’s recent annual awards ceremony. He is congratulated by Capt. Randy Yslas for his vocational service to the community. Rotarian Ken Klenner, left, presented the award. L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division honorees were, from left Det. Michael Bautista and Officer Fernando Chavez, and second to right Det. Ron Cade and Officer Christopher Curry. Center is Commanding Officer Capt. Eric Davis. Rotarians Dan Hodgkiss and Ken Klenner (back row, from left) presented the awards.
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Cell tower request on Gramercy Place denied
The application by T-Mobile to erect a cell tower on top of an eight-story apartment building at 535 S. Gramercy Place was denied by a city zoning administrator in October. The denial is a victory for the St. Andrews Square residents who opposed the installation,
according to Patricia Carroll, a local homeowner. The neighborhood was very active in seeking a denial, she added. Patricia Brown, associate zoning administrator, said the proposed location would not be desirable to the public welfare.
It is an Art Deco-style building and a landmark in the area. The property has a lot size of 8,407 square feet and was built in 1931. The addition of wireless facilities would have a detrimental affect on the character of the area.
LONGTIME PRESIDENT of the board of the Wilshire Community Police Council, T.C. Kim, center, was honored at a recent dinner for his years of service to the organization. L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division Commanding Officer Capt. Eric Davis, left, presented Kim with a plaque. The WCPC is a non-profit volunteer group that funds youth programs at the Wilshire Community Police Station. The Police Explorer and Deputy Auxiliary Police programs mentor youth and encourage their participation in the community. On the right is new board president Glenn Thompson.
Funds sought for youths to attend Boys & Girls Club with disabilities and seniors, HCHC has completed 21 developments containing 674 units. Although HCHC has operated an after- school program for about 30 of its children for several years, “with 400 children and 21 buildings, it is geographically and cost prohibitive to prorvide this programming to everyone," Harris said. "This will make a terrific difference to families who have little or nothing to spend on enriching activities for their children." To make a donation, contact HCHC development director Linds Huggins at 323-469-0710, ext. 205.
Children living in lowincome housing can participate in after-school programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood with help from the community. Programs at the club include tutoring, homework assistance, computer training sports, mentoring and arts and crafts. They need a bus to transport the children of our residents to the Club at 850 N. Cahuenga Blvd.,” said William Harris, executive director of the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation— HCHC. A nonprofit developer of affordable housing for lowincome families, households
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Michael Enright, Fremont Place, was one of five Loyola High School alumni who received the Cahalan Award at a ceremony in September. The annual award honors the contributions of former president Patrick J. Cahalan, S.J. during his 28 years of service to the school. Enright, class of ’54, is executive vice president of Chartwell Partners LLC. He is a trustee and chairman of the board of Mount St. Mary’s College. He also serves as a trustee for the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, and is a trustee of Loyola High School. Enright graduated from Santa Clara University, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the USC Law School. Proceeds from the event, which honors alumni who personify Loyola’s motto “Men for Others,” benefit the school’s faculty.
Vine Street Elementary School, founded in 1909 and originally called Colegrove School after 49er, senator and Abraham Lincoln confidant Cornelius Cole, marked its centennial with a celebration in September. On hand were actress and alumni Charlene Tilton, Councilman Tom LaBonge, Nancy J. Brown from the Hollywood Arts Council, and
THE CAHALAN AWARD was presented to Mike Enright. From left are Loyola president Rev. Gregory Goethals, Peter Smith, president of the Alumni Association, Enright and Phillip Baker, chair of the alumni awards committee.
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Traffic triangles on Wilton underway; shop Larchmont I’m happy to announce that the city is beginning design work on new landscaped traffic triangles on Wilton Place at First and Second streets. The triangles will create an entryway to a neighborhood that has lobbied for years for this improvement. My office has worked closely with Wilton residents, who 30 years ago had the area declared a National Historic District. Since then, homeowners have restored the homes on this corridor and transformed it, brick by brick. The Wilton Traffic Islands will beautify the streetscape and slow traffic down. The project is being funded by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and will include decorative crosswalks to make the intersections safer for people walk-
They protect the character and scale of this great neighborhood shopping district, which is the envy of every other viling or biking to the Wilshire lage in Los Angeles. I hope Branch Library at First and St. you’ll join me in patronizing Andrews Place. City landscape the merchants on Larchmont architects will work with resi- during this difficult economic time to maintain the lively mix of small businesses and cafes that are there. Councilman Surviving cancer Report As you may know, my wife by Brigid is a breast cancer surTom vivor. Everything in my life LaBonge changed the day we got her diagnosis three years ago. She fought this terrible disease, dents on the designs for the and I am grateful every hour project before finalizing the that she remains clear of it. If you are interested in plans. Construction will belearning more about the fight gin sometime next year. against breast cancer, there’s Larchmont is Main St. USA blks east of airfax I want to reiterate my com- plenty of information online mitment to protecting and at: www.cancer.org/docroot/ preserving Larchmont, the home/index.asp Main Street of Los Angeles. I support the zoning conditions that are in place and will make Museum of the sure that they are enforced. Holocaust event
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Art materials and monetary donations are also needed. The judging process begins on Fri., Dec. 4. An exhibit will be in the school auditorium on Tues., Dec. 15. Community members are invited to join the PTA. Individual memberships are $10; businesses are $25. For more information, or to make a donation, call PTA president Alice Fries at 213-2209636. Donations may be sent to her c/o Third Street School, 201 S. June St., Los Angeles, 90004.
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The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust second annual fundraiser dinner is on Sun., Nov. 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. Branko Lustig, Academy Award-winning producer of “Schindler’s List,” and Dr. Andreas Maislinger, founder of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service Program, will be honored. The museum is at 6435 Wilshire Blvd. For more information call 323-651-3704, or visit lamuseumoftheholocaust.org.
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who have children with autism and other developmental disabilities. An author, her book, “The Everyday Advocate: How to Stand Up for Your Autistic Child,” will be released in April. Martin served on the 16-member California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism which introduced eight bills into legislation, four of which were passed in 2008. The Senate-Select Committee is charged with continuing the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism, which expired in Nov. 2008. Since its inception in April the Select Committee has established 11 task forces to focus on issues such as insurance coverage, early identification and treatment and employment and housing “I am honored to be appointed as chair,” said Martin. “At a time when our state faces the worst budget crisis in recent history and health and human service programs have been drastically cut, collaboration between elected officials and stakeholders become even more important.”
‘Global Explorer’ theme of Third Street’s culture day
Celebrate the cultural diversity of Third Street Elementary School families while raising funds for programs at Culture Day, Sat., Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 201 S. June St. The theme is “The Global Explorer.” Upon arrival at the event, children will create a passport, which they can have stamped at international booths set up by each classroom. Other activities include dance and musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and a variety of games and arts and crafts booths. Sponsored by booster group Friends of Third, event proceeds will help pay for music
Other festival committee members include chair Francis Okwu and booth coordinator Carrie Fundingsland.
‘Queers in History’
Author Keith Stern will sign “Queers in History” at Chevalier’s, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., on Sun, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. The book documents information on close to 900 political and film newsmakers. The foreword is written by actor Ian McKellen.
'Best Friends' sought for dogs, cats and more
Dogs, cats, bunny rabbits and other animals that need loving homes will be available at the Pet Adoption Festival on Sun., Nov. 15 starting at 11 a.m. at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, the event will feature dog agility shows, as well as face painting and other activities for children. The Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization for people who want to help homeless animals across the country. With a vision to create "a better world through kindness to animals," the mission of the group is "no more homeless pets." Guests are asked to bring unopened, unexpired cans of pet food to be donated to local animal shelters. For more information go to www.bestfriends.org.
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Areva Martin, Hancock Park, was recently appointed to chair the Southern Los Angeles Task Force of the Senate-Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders. “She has been a leader in the role of advocating for those with autism and developmental disabilities, and this task force will benefit greatly from her expertise and leadership,” said state Sen. Curren Price, who appointed Martin in September. Founding partner of Martin & Martin, LLP and the mother of three children, Martin’s 10-year-old son and youngest child was diagnosed with autism when he was two. In 2005, she co-founded the non-profit organization, Special Needs Network, to provide resources and advocacy for lower-income families,
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HOLA event to support youths in Los Angeles Heart of Los Angelesâ€” HOLAâ€”will honor author and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez at the â€œHoliday of the Heartâ€? fundraiser on Thurs., Nov. 12 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. A long-time HOLA board member, Lopez will receive the â€œVoice of L.A. Award. A â€œHero of the Heartâ€? award will be presented to restaurateur Larry Nicola. HOLA was founded in response to the lack of safe places to play for children living in the cityâ€™s Rampart District. The program began with a
handful of volunteers and children; today, HOLA annually serves more than 1,400 youths ages six to 19 throughout the city. Funds raised will help support HOLAâ€™s youth programs that include education, athletics, fine art, music and tutoring. The event kicks-off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, awards presentation, dancing and entertainment. For more information, call Lucy Matsumoto at 213-3891148, ext. 241.
Wilshire Rotary electronic drive Used hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners and other computer equipment will be collected during the Wilshire Rotary Clubâ€™s meeting on Wed., Nov. 4 at noon at The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. The technology contribution drive was prompted by Rotaryâ€™s support of the Red Shield Club, which is part of a new program sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund. CET brings technological education to those who cannot afford it.
The program, called Get Connected, awards grants to Latina women in low-income areas to educate them in computer literacy. The Red Shield, which has a computer lab, will offer free workshops and other outreach programs to eligible women as part of the Get Connected program. Rob Barnes, Rotary official, said â€œplease look in your garage, check with your neighbors, talk to your IT folks at work, and bring all of the used computer gear to our meeting.â€?