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Meet Tomatomanic Mark Donofrio

Meet Tomatomanic Mark Donofrio

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Tomatomaniac” is no exaggeration when it comes to describing the infectious enthusiasm of Mark Donofrio,  a grower for Tomatomania, “the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale” founded by Scott Daigre, Donofrio will be returning to the neighborhood with his heirloom seedlings and will give a short talk on the wide range of tomato varieties, […]

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Ebell Clubhouse Confab

Ebell Clubhouse Confab

| February 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ebell members gathered in the club’s cozy, wood paneled library yesterday afternoon for a “Clubhouse Confab.” The informal gathering drew dozens of of the club’s 400 or so members to reconnect and chat about national and neighborhood goings on. The “confab” concept was the brainchild of membership VP Linda Dean, Kristan Giordano and Yeni Alvarez DeCarlo […]

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Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

While shopping at Landis Stationary yesterday afternoon, we heard about June Dixon’s book reading tonight at Chevalier’s Books. The charming Ms. Dixon, an actress-writer-comedienne and Hancock Park resident for many years, came into the store with her daughter and a flyer about her latest accomplishment, her first novel. Dixon’s book, “The Very English Lady” is […]

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Local Grassroots Organizing

Local Grassroots Organizing

| January 16, 2017 | 5 Comments

It is fitting on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday that we report on a group of neighbors who are organizing their voices to be part of the national discussion on healthcare reform. This past Sunday over 20 people gathered, on just one week’s notice, at Doreen Braverman and Stuart Rudnick’s Hancock Park home to be part […]

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Community Leader Julie Stromberg Runs for California Democratic Party Delegate

Community Leader Julie Stromberg Runs for California Democratic Party Delegate

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg ran in elections over the weekend to be a delegate for the California Democratic Party, representing Assembly District 50, which covers our local neighborhoods. Stromberg, who also serves on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, narrowly missed winning a delegate spot by a slim six-vote margin…but she won the right to be the first […]

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June Street Winemaker Jeff Strauss

June Street Winemaker Jeff Strauss

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

It took going to the westside to a wine tasting to meet Hancock Park winemaker Jeff Strauss and his wife Mindy Schultheis, owners of Longtable Winery in Mount Veeder, Napa Valley.  Windsor Square resident, wine expert and publisher of food and drink journal Zester Daily, Corrie Brown introduced me to Strauss and Schultheis and their three […]

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