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Tracking LA’s waterfalls (yes, you heard right)

With the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains at our doorsteps, it doesn’t take much driving and hiking to find a beautiful waterfall. At least now that so much water has been falling. Here’s a guide to some of our most picturesque local falls, each one as enchanting for how it sounds as how i...

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When architectural beauties go Hollywood

Any home designed by the revered Richard Neutra naturally captures the architectural spotlight. But the 1953 Schaarman House is owned by advertising icon Jeffrey B. Gorman — a man who appreciates its star appeal as much as its dramatic beauty. With his help, it’s amassed a string of film and comm...

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In the Top 10 (again)

The Los Angeles Business Journal just published its 2017 list of the top residential real estate firms in LA County - and in a Top 20 heavy with national corporate companies, our California-based independent firm ranked in the top ten for both volume and transactions. Special thanks to our John A...

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Angels Flight on the upgrade

Its cameo in La La Land set hearts aflutter and got people asking, “Where do we stand with Angels Flight, anyway?” We got the answer March 1, when the City Council told us a new private operator had signed on to run it for the next 30 years. While we wait for the Labor Day reopening, here’s a ref...

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Eight organizations receive grants from our Foundation

In the past month, the John Aaroe Group Community Foundation awarded grants to eight remarkable organizations devoted to helping those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness, and debilitating diseases; caring for infants in intensive care; giving children a positi...

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Old Pasadena Happy Hour … Week?

You read it right. Old Pasadena’s put together not one, but two whole weeks of Happy Hour heaven, with extended menus and special tastings, flights and pairings. They’ve got a great list of itineraries and crawls so you can get the most out of every day. You can even score 90 minutes of free gara...

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In the pink: LA Cherry Blossom Festivals

If you’ve always thought of cherry blossoms as a DC thing, this is the spring to discover the LA story. There are 2,000 trees around Lake Balboa in Van Nuys alone, originated from a single parent and developed to grow in warm climates. Here’s where you can find more pink profusion.

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LA’s greatest Irish pubs

Face it: if you haven’t celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in an authentic Irish pub, you haven’t done it right. And if you have a favorite local Irish pub, maybe this is the year you hoist a pint somewhere new. LA is home to an array of choices, from Ireland’s 32 in Van Nuys to The Tilted Kilt in Long...

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Whose house is it, anyway?

If you’re like many of us, your home is ruled by your four-legged friends. But they couldn’t influence your home buying and remodeling decisions … could they? A lot more than you might think, says a new report from the National Association of Realtors.In fact, a whopping 81 percent of people resp...

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Oscar-nominated fashions take a bow at FIDM

The flippy, jewel-toned frocks of La La Land. The 1926 New York looks from Fantastic Beasts. The over-the-top concert frocks of Florence Foster Jenkins. The chic forties spywear of Allied. In all, more than 100 costume designs from 23 films of 2016 are on view in the annual Art of Motion Picture ...