Mansion makeover creates controversy

A group of concerned residents have launched a website campaign to bring awareness of changes — specifically a new coat of bright white paint — that have been made to the famous Dorothy Chandler Mansion (also known as Los Tiempos), which is located at 455 Lorraine Blvd. The mansion was sold for approximately $9.5 million [...] [...more]

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LaBonge paves the way for concrete repairs

The members of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association (HPHA) have been waiting for years for repairs to be made to neighborhood streets and that wait may be soon be over. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, said he has personally worked with the city administrative officer and the Los Angeles Department of Public [...] [...more]

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WeHo bike sharing plans keep rolling forward

One way or another, a bike share program will be coming to West Hollywood, and if many of the members of the city council have their way, that time will be sooner rather than later. City staff updated the city council Tuesday night on the progress it is making toward implementing a bike share program. [...] [...more]

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Preservationists cook up ways to save Norm’s

Preservationists and local customers are looking toward long-term strategies to prevent the Norm’s restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard from becoming another lost piece of L.A. history. The property at 470-478 N. La Cienega Blvd., on which Norm’s has operated since 1957, was purchased last year by a company known as Norman Cienega LLC, which received [...] [...more]

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Crowded field competes for open seats on council

There are 12 candidates for West Hollywood City Council and all of them crammed into the front of city council chambers on Saturday in an attempt to differentiate themselves to win one of three council seats up for grabs. The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles hosted [...] [...more]

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Filmmaker honored by ACE

The Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) has selected filmmaker Frank Marshall to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 65th annual “ACE Eddie Awards” on Friday, Jan. 30 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Marshall started as a location [...] [...more]

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Foodist returns to Hollywood

Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown has announced the addition of a second performance of “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on March 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets for this added performance will go on sale to the public on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be [...] [...more]

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Brynan named to Checkered Flag 200

The Petersen Automotive Museum announced on Jan. 14 the appointment of David Brynan to the executive committee of its premier membership group, the Checkered Flag 200. Brynan has a long history with The Petersen, including the completion of a college internship at the museum. He now works as a Specialist at Gooding & Company, overseeing [...] [...more]

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War of the words waged over 8150 Sunset Blvd.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DIER) public comment period will come to a close on Jan. 20 regarding the property at 8150 Sunset Blvd., located near the intersection at Crescent Heights Boulevard. Developer Townscape Partners has proposed a large mixed-use project for the 2.56-acre site that currently houses a McDonald’s, Chase Bank and small retailers. [...] [...more]

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Temple, Big Sunday embrace MLK’s legacy

Temple Israel of Hollywood and the philanthropic nonprofit Big Sunday are holding events on Sunday and Monday that enable participants to experience Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message in a place where he actually spoke, and to carry on King’s legacy by helping others in need. King spoke at Temple Israel of Hollywood in February [...] [...more]

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