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Hancock Park’s New Trees

Hancock Park’s New Trees

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last fall, when the City chopped down and removed dozens of diseased trees, Hancock Park residents were told the trees would be replaced. Well, they have been! New London Plane trees have been planted in Hancock Park where the diseased trees were removed. We spotted new trees on McCadden and June where we reported trees […]

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Local Food Celebrities Share Their Upcoming Events

Local Food Celebrities Share Their Upcoming Events

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

So much to do — and so much to eat, too! Several local food celebrities are featured in special events this weekend and next. On Friday evening, from 6-9 p.m., La Brea Hancock resident and chef Barbara Savage, along with and Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant owner Lorna Donahue, will be part of panel discussion following […]

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Another Remodel/Demolition Underscores Need for City Definitions

Another Remodel/Demolition Underscores Need for City Definitions

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, we reported on a city council motion made recently by Council Member Paul Koretz (Council File 17-0226) intended to close a big loophole in the city’s residential construction permitting process: while demolitions of residential buildings do require demolition permits, owners and developers often get around that inconvenience (which requires 30 days notice and a […]

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GWNC Land Use Committee Recommends Support for La Brea Microbreweries and Other Projects

GWNC Land Use Committee Recommends Support for La Brea Microbreweries and Other Projects

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

At its monthly meeting last night, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Land Use Committee voted to recommend supporting two microbrewery projects planned for La Brea Avenue. The Firestone project, 800 South La Brea, won favor after the developers explained that they’ve been working with the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association (SSNA) and have made some changes in response to requests […]

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Barbara Savage Honored by CD 4

Barbara Savage Honored by CD 4

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Barbara Savage, local resident and President of the La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association, who was recently honored by CD4 Council member David Ryu in honor of Women’s History Month. Ryu’s office selected Savage as one of four women “Wonder Women” who have made “immense contributions to their neighborhoods in the Fourth Council District.” “I am […]

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City Council Casts Final Approval Vote for Miracle Mile HPOZ

City Council Casts Final Approval Vote for Miracle Mile HPOZ

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles City Council this morning voted 13-0 to give its final approval for an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, and to approve boundaries recommended last week by its Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  (Those boundaries restore to the protected area the blocks along Olympic Blvd., and between 8th Street […]

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