With nearly six years of experience in the business and nonprofit sector, Lisette Valenzuela is a Los Angeles, California native, raised bi-coastal between Los Angeles and Miami. While earning her B.S. in Psychology and Nonprofit Management from Nova Southeastern University, she volunteered and partnered with nonprofits on campus and, in Liberty City, Miami, Florida, with…

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Hi everyone, We are Aldo Panera and Gia Marakas who have recently purchased and are remodeling a 1924 Spanish adobe-style home in the Brookside neighborhood. Although not considered a historic home, we have kept quite a bit of the original construction and enjoy its charm, as do Cleopatra, our Pomeranian, and Lump-Lump, our English Short-Hair. …

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 7:00 PM Clete Keith never had thoughts of writing a book, let alone one on the paranormal. He was not someone totally convinced of the existence of ghosts or spiritual hauntings-until he started working at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. After twenty-two years working at the mansion, he woke up one night…

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Wednesday, September 22nd. 7:00 PM. In 1933, “Fortune” magazine suggested to the American fashion industry that they could benefit from the showmanship demonstrated by the Hollywood designers in order to compete with the French couturiers. The Hollywood designer “Fortune” most praised was Adrian of M-G-M. It was a logical choice as Adrian’s design for Joan…

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August 25th, 7:00 PM. Do you want to read something funny?  Let’s say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s?  A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex?  A feel-good literary comedy/western?  Here it is, then, the book you’ve been looking…

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Kruse Family

Jackie Kruse: Jordon and I moved to Hancock Park/Windsor Square in 2001 from the Wrigleyville neighborhood in Chicago when he left practicing law and accepted a position at Oaktree Capital Management. We fell in love with the neighborhood as it felt familiar to our Midwestern roots (mature trees, 1920’s homes, city feel). We first rented on…

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THE HISTORICAL OBSERVER The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society was founded in 1976, the bicentennial of our nation’s birth. Since then almost a thousand stately homes in both Hancock Park, Windsor Square and the surrounding environs have been painstakingly researched by volunteer members. The Historical Observer is a venue to digitally document these archives…

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