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Archive: May 2016

Farewell Yamashiro Hollywood

Saturday night I joined a small group of devoted and passionate Los Angeles “history geeks” made up of tour guides, tour operators, preservationists, historians, authors, and all-around fans of Los Angeles history.  We met for conversation and (possibly) farewell cocktails at Yamashiro Hollywood, nestled in the hills 250 feet above Hollywood Boulevard.  This landmark property was first developed on seven acres in 1911 by the…

Hollywood Farmer’s Market celebrates 25 years

The month of May marks the Hollywood Farmer’s Market 25 year anniversary!  The year was 1991 and the idea was a suggestion of a City Council member to create a safe community event, support local businesses in the immediate Hollywood area and provide a sales venue for small California farmers.  It was a new concept and one of…

Back on the Beach Café in Santa Monica

It has been at least ten years since I last dined at Back on the Beach Cafe in Santa Monica, with my toes in the warm sand.  Today I was asked to choose a dining spot in Santa Monica so that my out-of-town friends could also visit John Kelly Chocolates retail location on Montana Avenue.  I decided…