New member Grace Kaminski is from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a small storybook-like town outside of Pittsburgh. Growing up in a 1904 red brick Georgian Colonial, and being surrounded by a wealth of old homes and history, Grace developed a fascination for old homes, ghost stories, architecture, and history. She studied Communication at Denison University in Ohio,…

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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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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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Wednesday May 26th at 7:00 PM. A prime Hancock Park 1927 Mediterranean Revival Architectural Masterpiece has been fully renovated, restored, decorated and enhanced into its present pristine  condition by the legendary design firm of Ron Wilson Interiors and its owner, Joseph Guidera as his personal residence.  This distinctive estate has all the hallmarks of a…

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We are excited to unveil an ongoing series of Oral History videos with important contributors to our neighborhood! The initial six interviews, conducted by Richard Battaglia, with Mary Pickhardt, Fluff Mclean, Jane Gilman, and Barbara Hardesty provide a wealth of information about the neighborhood’s development. Be sure to check out these videos on our new…

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