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Elderly Windsor Square Victorian mansion was no wallflower

Consider this gabled Victorian a well-traveled dame. Originally built by landholder Isaac Newton Van Nuys — the San Fernando Valley neighborhood is named after him — on a corner in Westlake, the mansion was moved in 1914 by his son, J. Benton Van Nuys, to its current location in Windsor Square....

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  • Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

    Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

    As if a Hallmark holiday devoted to love wasn't enough cause for celebration, Salt & Straw is handing out free ice cream. The Salt & Straw ice cream truck will be giving away free mini scoops at Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood on Valentine's Day. The scoop shop collaborated with Jonathan Grahm...

  • Is hazelnut milk the new almond milk?

    Is hazelnut milk the new almond milk?

    First there was non-dairy creamer, the original "coffee whitener." It's the lactose-free powder that for decades was widely used as a "non-dairy" substitute for milk or cream but has rarely seen the inside of a cup of specialty "third wave" coffee. You've never come across a packet of the stuff...

  • 'Phenomenal' automated coffee? Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont says yes

    'Phenomenal' automated coffee? Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont says yes

    Go Get Em Tiger, the new coffee shop from the team behind G&B Coffee downtown, is expected to open this week in Larchmont Village. Tucked into a storefront that was formerly a Baskin-Robbins, Go Get Em Tiger might open as soon as Thursday, depending on final inspections, says co-founder Kyle Glanville....

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  • Garcetti, like other big-city mayors, must balance agenda, police actions

    Garcetti, like other big-city mayors, must balance agenda, police actions

    From his windows Monday, Eric Garcetti could see the same scene that greeted him Sunday: Protesters gathered outside his home demanding that the mayor fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and hold public hearings into the shooting death of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles. Their numbers were very...

  • Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission's review will be 'impartial'

    Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission's review will be 'impartial'

    A day before the Police Commission is scheduled to decide whether two LAPD officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was confident that commissioners would "conduct an impartial and fair-minded review." Garcetti's statement came as about a dozen...

  • L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

    L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

    Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent. Ryu, one of two candidates vying to replace LaBonge, said he would create a...

  • L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff

    L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff

    Los Feliz nonprofit director Tomas O’Grady, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the race to represent a City Council district spanning from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, threw his support Wednesday behind council aide Carolyn Ramsay. Fourteen candidates competed for the seat in the March...

  • L.A. City Council president Wesson backs Ramsay in District 4 runoff

    L.A. City Council president Wesson backs Ramsay in District 4 runoff

    Praising her experience, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson threw his support Monday to candidate Carolyn Ramsay in the May 19 runoff to replace termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Ramsay, who has served as chief of staff to LaBonge, was leading by fewer than 200 votes after the polls...

  • Baristas from Go Get Em Tiger and Intelligentsia ready for world competitions

    Baristas from Go Get Em Tiger and Intelligentsia ready for world competitions

    Recently Charles Babinski of Go Get Em Tiger and Sarah Anderson of Intelligentsia Coffee won first-place trophies at the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach. After celebrating their big wins, Babinski and Anderson could be found the next day at their respective coffee bars doing what they do...

  • Reward offered for clues in wealthy widow's death
    Reward offered for clues in wealthy widow's death

    Police announce a $50,000 reward for leads in the killing of wealthy widow Antonia 'Toni' Yager. She was stabbed to death in her Windsor Square home in December.

  • Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day
    Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

    As if a Hallmark holiday devoted to love wasn't enough cause for celebration, Salt & Straw is handing out free ice cream.

    The Salt & Straw ice cream truck will be giving away free mini scoops at Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood on Valentine's Day. The scoop shop collaborated with Jonathan Grahm...

  • Philanthropist, wife of judge found stabbed to death in her home
    Philanthropist, wife of judge found stabbed to death in her home

    A homicide investigation is underway in the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Square after an 86-year-old woman described by friends and neighbors as a philanthropist and cat lover was found stabbed to death Monday night inside her home.

    The historic, tree-lined neighborhood with grand,...

  • Crumbs Bake Shop to reopen on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday
    Crumbs Bake Shop to reopen on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday

    After closing all of its stores nationwide in July, Crumbs Bake Shop will reopen a location on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday. The company also recently opened a location on Broadway in the New York Garment District and at the Chicago Water Tower Place. 

    The bakery, which helped fuel the nationwide...

  • City Chic brings new options for plus-sizes to L.A.
    City Chic brings new options for plus-sizes to L.A.

    City Chic, an Australia-based seller of plus-size women's clothing, has opened its first Southern California store -- which is also its first in the U.S. -- in Culver City. And there are more to come.

    The Culver City boutique, in the Westfield Culver City mall at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., opened Aug....

  • Maria Menounos plans book-signing at Trina Turk's L.A. boutique
    Maria Menounos plans book-signing at Trina Turk's L.A. boutique

    Television personality and actress Maria Menounos is scheduled to meet fans and sign copies of her latest book at the Trina Turk boutique on Wednesday.

    The book, "The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness," has the intriguing subtitle: "How I lost 40 Pounds and Kept It Off -- and How You Can Too."...

  • Salt & Straw ice cream to open Larchmont Village scoop shop in August
    Salt & Straw ice cream to open Larchmont Village scoop shop in August

    Salt & Straw, the popular Portand, Ore.-based handmade ice cream company, plans to open its first Los Angeles location, in Larchmont Village, in August.

    A selection of Salt & Straw ice cream has been available at Joan's on Third since 2013, but the Larchmont location will be a full scoop shop with...

  • Is hazelnut milk the new almond milk?
    Is hazelnut milk the new almond milk?

    First there was non-dairy creamer, the original "coffee whitener." It's the lactose-free powder that for decades was widely used as a "non-dairy" substitute for milk or cream but has rarely seen the inside of a cup of specialty "third wave" coffee. You've never come across a packet of the stuff...

  • Go Get Em Tiger's new 'coffee regular': your sugar and milk, calibrated
    Go Get Em Tiger's new 'coffee regular': your sugar and milk, calibrated

    Coffee and a doughnut get a major upgrade at Go Get Em Tiger.

    The Larchmont Village cafe known for its fastidious attention to coffee has introduced its version of a "coffee regular" for $3.75. In much of the country a "regular coffee," also known as "coffee regular," generally means a cup of black...

  • Where to get the best pizza in the city
    Where to get the best pizza in the city

  • Repairs to L.A. mayor's Getty House mansion total $375,000 so far
    Repairs to L.A. mayor's Getty House mansion total $375,000 so far

    The city of Los Angeles has spent $375,000 so far to fix up Getty House in the months leading up to Mayor Eric Garcetti's arrival, officials said Tuesday.

    Garcetti spokeswoman Vicki Curry said the General Services Department, which handles upkeep of city-owned properties, used the change in mayors...

  • At least 7,300 still without power following rains, wind
    At least 7,300 still without power following rains, wind

    About 7,300 customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are still without power following overnight rain and winds throughout the region.

    Joe Ramallo, a spokesman for the DWP, said that number was down from about 13,000 early Thursday morning. 

    "It is common for rain and wind storms,...

  • Garcetti to move family to Getty House, mayor's official residence
    Garcetti to move family to Getty House, mayor's official residence

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to move his family out of their Silver Lake home and into Getty House, the official residence for the city's mayor, a representative said Friday.Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said the mayor's family hopes to finish moving into the 8,076-square-foot English...

  • Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat
    Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat

    The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four.

    Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork...

  • Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge
    Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge

    Two longtime political aides took the first step Tuesday toward running in the March 2015 election for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.

    Teddy Davis, who spent more than a year as a spokesman for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, informed the city's Ethics Commission...

  • Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion
    Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion

    Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed.

    The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private Silver Lake residence. But Garcetti, in a brief...

  • Garcetti says he wants L.A. to shed its '800-pound gorilla' image
    Garcetti says he wants L.A. to shed its '800-pound gorilla' image

    Under a brilliant white canopy, mayors from dozens of Los Angeles County cities gathered on the back lawn at Getty House Monday to talk about public safety, traffic congestion, job creation and how they can better work together to tackle problems.  

    New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti invited mayors...

  • Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.
    Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.

  • Mayor-elect Garcetti adds digital tools for inaugural celebration
    Mayor-elect Garcetti adds digital tools for inaugural celebration

    To better connect with diverse, tech-savvy constituents, Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti on Saturday announced two new digital tools for his inaugural celebration.

    The first tool is hashtag #lamayor, for those who want quick access to his office via Facebook and Twitter. There is also an app that you...

  • 'Phenomenal' automated coffee? Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont says yes
    'Phenomenal' automated coffee? Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont says yes

    Go Get Em Tiger, the new coffee shop from the team behind G&B Coffee downtown, is expected to open this week in Larchmont Village. Tucked into a storefront that was formerly a Baskin-Robbins, Go Get Em Tiger might open as soon as Thursday, depending on final inspections, says co-founder Kyle Glanville....

  • Actor Neal McDonough lists Windsor Square home at $2.9 million
    Actor Neal McDonough lists Windsor Square home at $2.9 million

    Actor Neal McDonough and his wife, Ruve, have listed their house in Windsor Square at $2.899 million.

    Built in 1922, the Southern Colonial-style home features a step-down living room with a fireplace, a dining room that is used as a billiards room and a high-ceilinged family room that opens to...

  • Richard Blackwell estate sells for $1.8 million
    Richard Blackwell estate sells for $1.8 million

    The estate of Richard Blackwell, a former designer and fashion critic known for his often-controversial worst-dressed lists, and his partner, Robert Spencer, has sold in Windsor Square for $1.8 million. Built in 1920, the Mediterranean-style house sits on a quarter of an acre with a guesthouse,...

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