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Grand’s grand slam

This month, eleven of Grand Avenue’s world-class cultural destinations are teaming for a free day of performances, exhibitions, behind the scenes tours and interactive activities. Headliners include The Broad, LA Opera, REDCAT and more.

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Artemesia: words just can’t describe it. But we can try.

It started as one of the finest Arts & Crafts houses ever built. Then, it was treated to an award-winning restoration and updated with the latest 21st Century technology. There’s really no way to describe it, because it’s pretty incredible. What do you say about a place right above Paramount ...

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An astonishment of Batchelder

The exquisite tiles of Ernest A. Batchelder are among the most treasured works of the Arts & Crafts era. The Pasadena Museum of History has opened the first local exhibition dedicated to his work, including an immersive 3-D tour of his long-hidden 1914 chocolate shop in downtown LA.

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16 last-minute big-kid costumes

Step away from the ratty orange pumpkin t-shirt. (Really? Again?) This year, look like you actually tried thanks to these ideas for fun, easy Halloween costumes you can whip up fast. (Yes, even you.)

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Nine great LA pumpkin patches

That display in the vacant lot by the gas station may be cute. But the full fall experience calls for a real gourd-o-rama. Here’s where the great pumpkins will be appearing this month.

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Architectural Masterpiece in Pacific Palisades

Situated on upper El Medio, in Pacific Palisades, this architectural masterpiece by interior designer to the stars James Blakely III and renowned Scrafano Architects is a one-of -a-kind contemporary statement with breathtaking, unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean, Queen’s necklace coastline...

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Estate of legendary Hollywood hostess Edie Goetz: if walls could talk

The grand Georgian Revival manor that hosted the most star-studded parties in Golden Age Hollywood has been listed at $79,000,000 by Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group. The seller of the property at 300-320 Delfern Drive on Billionaire’s Row...

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Cool, calm and sophisticated: The Berkson Residence

Cool, calm and sophisticated, the Berkson Residence at 4620 Rubio Drive in Encino was designed in 1939 by J.R. Davidson, a key figure in the Los Angeles modern architecture movement who later designed three Case Study homes. It has been listed by Alan Taylor, Director of Aaroe Estates, at $3,999,...

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Union Station: film noir star

If it seems like you’re always glimpsing LA’s iconic train depot in movies, you’re right: Union Station has lent class to the silver screen for decades. Starting this month, it’s hosting a series of classic noir thrillers starring itself.

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Six local causes receive John Aaroe Group Community Foundation grants

In the past month, our Foundation awarded grants to six remarkable organizations devoted to fighting and curing debilitating diseases, giving young people a positive start, and supporting homeless women and kids in medical crisis. We are proud to be a part of their vital efforts. Alzheimer’s A...