WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Lisette Valenzuela

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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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Aldo Panera and Gia Marakas

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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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Jackie and Jordon Kruse

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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VIRTUAL HOME TOUR 303 N. JUNE ST.

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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Oral Histories of Windsor Square and Hancock Park Area

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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The Many Movies of Windsor Square and Hancock Park

Windsor Square and Hancock Park’s central location in Los Angeles and collection of beautiful and historic homes has made it a popular shooting location for countless movies over the last decade. Many films have used the neighborhood to project an air of old Hollywood, while others have used the homes and schools in the neighborhood…

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See Inside this Bright, Modern Home with Traditional Moroccan Flair

Homeowners Melissa and Travis Huff wanted to highlight the architectural features of their 1920’s Moroccan style home while making it functional for modern-day life with kids. The pair relocated to Hancock Park in 2017 from Highland Park, attracted to the family feel of the neighborhood. But coming to Hancock Park meant major renovations on the…

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