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The Other Hollywood Sign
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
When you think of the Hollywood Sign, you probably think of the iconic white letters spread out on Mt. Lee.  Well, once upon a time, from 1924 until World War II, there were two mountainside signs in Hollywood, the "Hollywoodland" sign and a 30-foot tall red neon sign advertising the "Outpost."
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Fans Rally to Save Carpenters House
Thursday, 06 March 2008
The current owners of the house Richard and Karen Carpenter bought when they rocketed to fame in the 70s have grown tired of the constant fan attention and have submitted plans to the Downey City Council to tear down and replace the structure on Newville Avenue.  Fans of the Carpenters want to save the house and are calling for Downey to declare it an official landmark.
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Celebration of L.A.'s Historic Bridges
Saturday, 08 March 2008
When is a bridge more than a bridge?  When it’s part of a singular collection of iconic structures that help tell the story of Los Angeles’ development over the past century.  Yet many of these historic spans are slated for alteration and, in some cases, demolition.  On January 30, 2008, 11 historic bridges over the Los Angeles River were designated as city Historic-Cultural Landmarks.  While this ensures a role for the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission in reviewing proposed widening and replacement projects, it does not prevent outright demolition.  The fate of the bridges will remain a topic of debate for years to come.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 March 2008 )
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AIA Tour of LAPL Historic Photo Collection
Thursday, 06 March 2008
The Los Angeles AIA is sponsoring a guided tour of the Los Angeles Public Library's historic photograph collection.  On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, AIA members and the general public are invited to join Carolyn Kozo Cole, Curator of Photographs, as she personally guides attendees through the extensive library archives to discuss exactly what the LAPL Historic Photo Collection is and what it is comprised of.
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Weddington House on the Move Again
Wednesday, 05 March 2008
The sometimes-mobile Weddington House in North Hollywood will be on the move again soon, although its final location is still being debated.  North Hollywood residents, including a descendant of the original owner, want it to stay in North Hollywood whereas some feel the best place for it would be in the Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 March 2008 )
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