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Hancock Park | $3,449,000 Gated, Chic Colonial in Windsor Square! Gleaming hrdwd flrs, trad center hall flr plan.
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2017 a year of milestones, celebration for preservation
History takes the long view. Often we cannot know how an issue, a person, or a place will be valued and remembered until some time has passed. It’s often very difficult to be dedicated to a cause and still exercise patience to get to the end game. In preserva-
The USC School of Architecture’s historic preservation programs celebrated 25 years of educational programs designed to educate the next generation of preservationists in Los Angeles. Now known as the Heritage Conservation program, the school offers
tion, though, slow and steady often produces results (with bursts of speed along the way to save threatened buildings). This year has highlighted the importance of building a strong base to advance the goals of preservation in Southern California.
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Pasadena Heritage is wrapping up an ambitious year of programming which celebrated its 40th year as an advocacy and educational organization. A celebratory dinner last month highlighted the (Please turn to page 3)
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summer courses and a master’s in heritage conservation as well as a dual degree with the Price School of Planning. Over 60 students have completed their theses, with hundreds taking advantage of the shorter, topically-oriented summer offerings. Alumni now work in all aspects of the field: architectural history, advocacy, conservation planning, and architectural rehabilitation. The program has become an amazing resource to the Los Angeles preservation community.
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(Continued from page 2) group’s considerable achievements over the decades, including the successful campaign to stop the 710 Freeway through historic neighborhoods of Pasadena, South Pasadena, and El Sereno; the designation, protection, and renaissance of historic Colorado Boulevard; and creative campaigns to preserve dozens of other landmarks. Coming up on that same milestone is the Los Angeles Conservancy, whose gala this year at John Lautner’s breathtaking “Silvertop” showed why it is important to protect mid-century landmarks. The owner of the property was passionate in his commitment to preserving the house and acknowledging the Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to work with owners and the community. Hollywood Heritage, now well into its third decade, celebrated the Chinese Theater in its 90th year of operation. Still going strong and beautifully preserved, the theatre is one of the most visited tourism destinations in the U.S. and an anchor to historic Hollywood Boulevard. After four decades of controversy, Windsor Square’s historic Scottish Rite Temple has
been reborn as the Marciano Art Foundation on Wilshire Boulevard. Across the street, the Ebell continues to grow its membership, host timely community programs, and maintain its elegant building. SurveyLA collected additional honors for its groundbreaking citywide survey effort from the California Preservation Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The achievement was profiled in the Trust’s magazine, “Preservation,” as well as at a ceremony at the Trust’s national conference in Chicago in November. But the work continues. As you’re planning your holiday celebrations and making your lists, don’t forget to patronize the historic sites with holiday events (seen the lights at Descanso Gardens or dined at Paley on Sunset Blvd.?). And if you like what preservation organizations are doing, become a member (or give a membership to a friend) or contribute to their end-ofyear campaigns. They work hard for the built environment with the resources they have, and each contribution lets them do more. Happy Holidays… and here’s to more successes and celebrations in 2018 (including the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 40th).
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FLOOD Magazine opens at former Chronicle site; mural planned By Suzan Filipek Who says print is dead? The Larchmont Chronicle is still in business (its 54th year!), while the location of its former home — 540 N. Larchmont Blvd. — is the new headquarters of FLOOD Magazine, which relocated last month. The bi-annual entertainment and pop culture print magazine and daily-updated website, founded in 2014, is based out of
the second floor of the newlybuilt, 3,000-square foot building on the lot where the Chronicle’s bungalow had been since 1913. The most recent 150-page magazine (“it’s more like a book”) was published last month, said publisher and owner Alan Sartirana, Fuller Ave. The magazine’s reporters cover music, film, television, art and travel, and also conduct interviews and write reviews.
Also at the site is Athemic Agency, which lists a clientele ranging from Toyota and Converse to Politico and Spotify. A college tour marketing program is in the works for the latter, said Sartirana. FLOOD Gallery on the first floor will host shows on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. A photography show for Pablove’s Shutterbugs will be exhibited Thurs., Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., CONSERVATION-ThEMED mural will be painted on the south wall of the new Flood building on N. larchmont Blvd.
as part of that foundation’s graduation program. The group seeks to find a cure for childhood cancer and improve lives of children diagnosed with the disease through the arts. A conservation-themed mural of sharks and flowers — to cover an exterior wall of the building — will be created by Los Angeles-based artists Michael Muller and Sage Vaughn. Sartirana said that the image is a combination of two of his magazine covers. The mural was planned to be finished by the end of November. It will be up indefinitely.
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Since escrow recently closed on CGI Investment Strategies’ 21,000-square-foot property at 637 S. La Brea Ave., design changes are in the offing and will be presented to the city Planning Dept. “We’re still kind of fluid,” said company spokesman Bruce Beck. He expects the project to be reviewed by the city in the next few weeks but did not have a date.
Initial plans called for a 12-story, mixed-use building with 160 residential units and ground-level retail and dining. The parcel is across an alley from a Metro Purple Line subway station staging site at the northwest corner of Wilshire and La Brea Ave. The subway station entrance will be at that corner when the extension project is complete.
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New realities at 2017 Auto Show: Technology leads the parade By Steven Rosenthal Every manufacturer of automobiles in the world will present the latest alternate-fueled, computer-operated and sometimes-driverless cars at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show at the Convention Center Dec. 1-10. Hydrogen and electric You’ll see the cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell models from Toyota and Honda. Once ballyhooed as future cars, electric-
powered cars have passed the two million mark worldwide and are set to become a common mode of transportation. You can buy some right off the show floor. Priced from less than $20,000 for entry level to one-of-a-kind electrics costing more than $1 million, there’s one for every wallet. Battery range Carmakers are trying to produce batteries with a range similar to that of the Tesla Model
S that squeezes 335 miles on a battery charge. The hard part for any maker is doing it without the Model S price tag of $110,000, and that also includes Tesla. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, created a minimalist Tesla 3, priced closer to $40,000 minus incentives and rebates. It gives you two battery choices, getting respectable 220- and 310mile ranges. Nissan debuts the newest 2018 incarnation of the
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world’s best selling electric, the Leaf, which is rated at a 200mile range with an asking price of about $35,000. Also, you may want to try on the Americanbred Chevy EV Bolt that comes in with an outstanding 238mile range for about the price of the Leaf. High-end electrics Everyone’s joined the electric club. BMW is showcasing five new electric vehicles, and its Rolls Royce brand is planning to swap its V12 for electric gear. Mercedes is high-
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Let us praise (again) Robert Irwin and his Central Garden at Getty It’s not hard to take for granted the half-century labors of artists who have made Los Angeles a star of the international art world. Robert Irwin, foremost among such artists, was asked in the 1990s to design a “sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art,” as he has put it, now known as the Central Garden at the Getty Center. The J. Paul Getty Museum, celebrating its 20th year, is the anchor of the Getty Center in Brentwood. From the beginning, the museum has ranked the Central Garden as one of its most significant pieces of contemporary art. I am an unabashed worshipper of this sculpture in the form of a garden, with its
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nature of art and perception. “The subject of art has to do with feelings,” he says. “Art shows you the world in ways you haven’t seen it before; it brings you back to look at it again and again.” I think this is the crux of his life’s work — how does art change your perception of the world? He has explored this question of perception (along with other Southern California light and space artists, James Turrell among them) for decades, when he gave up the idea of art, as he puts it, “encased in objects.” As he has been quoted, his art aims “to make you a little more aware than you were the day before of (Please turn to page 9)
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Long live this beautiful work. Irwin’s latest large-scale work is in Marfa, Texas, part of the artist Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation, which has made the tiny west Texas town a mecca for contemporary art. Irwin’s installation-in-the-form-of-abuilding has no artificial light and is reportedly beautiful, and luminous. It will be my next Irwin pilgrimage. Irwin is quoted as asking himself — why make art here? And he answers in the same spirit that might apply to the Getty — “The sky changes. It’s amazing. Every day is a new event. The sky is everything.” Ed. Note: The film, “The Beauty of Questions,” is not online, but many interviews with Irwin are. Details about Paula Panich’s exploration of the Central Garden can be found here: tinyurl.com/y8xbd3gk
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(Continued from page 8) how beautiful the world is.” Amen. It is not an exaggeration to say studying Irwin’s art and ideas — and the Central Garden at the Getty Center — have opened my world and thinking. He is a superb teacher. A few years ago, I spent six months attending to the Central Garden once a week. The garden came to own me, and in an odd way I owned the garden. That is, I was struck by the kinesthetic and sensual experience of it — changing patterns of light cast by the carefully-plucked London plane trees; the sound of water over chunks of chert in the Stream Garden, the spray of workers’ hoses as they wade into the azalea maze; the sweet thunder of children running to see water plunging into the pool. If you rush through a visit chattering chattering to someone else, you’ll miss it. It became obvious that, when I see that first corner of the garden, a jewel-box of succulents, after I run down the stairs from the entry plaza level of the Getty Center, something happens — a sheer relief to be in the sight and sound and smell of all this beauty. Gardens are the most ephemeral of the American arts, said landscape architect Fletcher Steele long ago. All I can say is:
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Eataly in Century City is open, worth the wait There are a lot of lines at Eataly, the newly opened, hotly anticipated Italian food hall and marketplace in the Westfield Century City Mall. Once inside, there are more lines: lines to buy freshly made burrata at the cheesemongerâ€™s; lines for Italian street food at La Piazza, one of three restaurants contained in the two-story, 67,000 square-foot hall. (Terra, a fine dining restaurant, will open soon as the fourth.) My husband and I arrived at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, hoping to beat the post-work rush, only to join a 100-person queue. Amazingly, it only took 15 minutes before it was our turn to enter the emporium. To help with planning, Eataly offers a Line-OMeter on its Twitter account (@ eatalyla), where a perky pepper, ranging from mild green (walk right in!) to the daunting chili
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Coming soon to Hancock Park. LAâ€™s most coveted neighborhood. Tradition re-imagined. 12 high-end modern town homes. Designed locally by Venice Beach-based multidisciplinary design and architecture studio Electric Bowery. Construction commenced this year. Information about reserving one of the 12 homes will be forthcoming. For further information, contact the developer:
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Chasing Mem’ries looks at loss, closure; funny ‘King Lear’ Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical written by Josh Ravetch features 12 songs (five of them new) with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and music by Bill Cantos and Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel. The songs are played by a trio of cello, flute / clarinet and musical director and orchestrator Thomas Griep on piano. There are no elaborate dance numbers with glitzy costumes or big 10 o’clock dramatic moments. A simple concept: Victoria, a widow (the incomparable Tyne Daly) coming to terms with the recent loss of her husband Franklin (Robert Forster). Her son Mason (Scott Kradolfer) has arranged the memorial service, and he’s even hired an event planner. However, he’s struggling through losses When you pay in full of his own. The action takes
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Homage to D.C. editor in ‘President’s Men,’ a man of principle? The Newpaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (9/10): This is a fascinating but zero-warts homage to the managing editor of the Washington Post who was At the made famous Movies by the film with “All the PresTony ident’s Men” Medley (1976). It’s told with interviews with all the fawning A-listers who admired him, like Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jim Lehrer, John Dean, Norman Lear, Robert Redford, Sally Quinn, Tina Brown, Tom Brokaw, and a myriad of others. There is nary a disparaging word (except from Henry Kissinger). The film includes some shocking scandalous stories of the apparently constantly randy President JFK, with whom Bradlee had an unprofessional best-friend relationship, that I’ve never heard before. Not interviewed are the two wives he callously dumped because he met someone younger and sexier. Not mentioned is the perjury he committed in falsely testifying in the 1965 trial of the murderer of his sister-in law. Asked at the end if he had any regrets, he thinks, then says, “I don’t know, if I hurt Tony Bradlee (wife #2, who broke up his first marriage; only to have her marriage to Bradlee broken up by Sally Quinn, 20 years younger), I would regret that. If I hurt Jean Saltonstall Bradlee (wife #1), I would regret that.” Then, thinking a little, he smiles and says, “I don’t know; I don’t regret very much,” and laughs. The film lost its way when it did not deal in more detail with
the unfeeling, ruthless way he treated two loving wives and mothers of his children. Because of Watergate, he is known as a man of principle. But would a man of principle treat his wives and family so hardheartedly? It would have been a much better film had it dealt with this moral chiaroscuro. HBO Dec. 4. Daddy’s Home 2 (5/10): It might be that Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are trying to create a comedic pair akin to Laurel & Hardy. Not even close. Laurel’s character was the schlemiel to Hardy’s schlimazel. What Wahlberg and Ferrell are is anybody’s guess, but Ferrell is no schlemiel (and certainly no Stan Laurel), and Wahlberg is no
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