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Herald-Examiner Building Comes to Life
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
A planned redevelopment of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Building located downtown at 11th and Broadway is slowly moving forward.  The current plans call for the addition of two new towers and developing the property with a combination of retail, living and office space.  Unoccupied since the death of the Herald Examiner paper in November of 1989, these plans have been in the works since 2002.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2008 )
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Office of Historic Resources Newsletter
Friday, 22 February 2008
In January, the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources issued the most recent edition of its quarterly newsletter.  The issue offers a review of the City's preservation activities during 2007, news of the City's proposed ordinance changes, and updates on the status of SurveyLA, including the selection of the projects Pilot Surveys.
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Heritage Square Museum Launches Heritage Alliance
Thursday, 21 February 2008
With dwindling to non-existent public funding for culture in Los Angeles, private non-profits and dedicated volunteers committed to preserving our collective past have stepped up to almost literally save the day.  On March 2, 2008, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Heritage Square Museum will host Los Angeles Heritage Day.  LA Heritage Day reconnects public at large with all of their cultural institutions and resources, whiles aiding historical sites and museums from across Southern California in showcasing their respective histories to the public.  This event will be the first step in the launch of the LA Heritage Alliance.
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Santa Monica Recognizes Ink Well Beach
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
The City of Santa Monica officially recognized the section of beach known as the "Ink Well" and the first African American surfer, Nicolas Gabaldon, with the placement of a commemorative plaque on Thursday, February 7, 2008.  The ceremony concluded a nearly three year effort by community members, preservationists, and advocates to bring attention to an often forgotten chapter of Santa Monica heritage.
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History Lectures at Rancho Los Cerritos
Thursday, 14 February 2008
The Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach offers public lectures on topics of interest to historians and student of Los Angeles and California history.  In coming months, they are offering three Saturday morning lectures on topics ranging from American immigrant labor to Japanese Americans in California during World War II.  Lectures start promptly at 10 a.m., there is a nominal fee, and advanced reservations are appreciated.
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Pickfair, the home of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, is said to have been the first private property in Los Angeles to have a swimming pool.
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