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May 14, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
I really don't know how much my darling understands. I really don't know how much she should understand. I don't know how much I do. It is midday at Cafe Fiddlers, within wheeling distance of their Park La Brea apartment, and Christina Litvinoff is having lunch with her daughter. For the occasion, Gittel Gladwin has been beautifully dressed--pale green pantsuit a la Chanel, silver starfish earrings from Tiffany. But her seat is a wheelchair, her chocolate mousse cake is being fed to her and she is talking by means of a small keyboard device that expels a ribbon tape.
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October 2, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
With a cockatiel perched on her shoulder and her brown hair flowing nearly to her waist, Patricia Morison looks elegant and at ease beneath a portrait of herself. The former Broadway star of "Kiss Me Kate" and "The King and I" stares out her ninth-floor window at the rest of Park La Brea. She is 97 now and, having lived in the same tower for more than 50 years, is one of the last representatives of the demographic that once dominated the apartment complex. "It was more homogenous, I have to say. Most of the population was actors, actresses, artistic folks and businesspeople on the top floor," says Morison, who negotiates her flat with the aid of a walker.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some things never seem to change: The tourist-pleasing whimsy of Mann's Chinese Theatre. The turn-of-the-century elegance of the downtown Bradbury Building. The plain-wrap, World War II-era stodginess of the Park La Brea Apartments. Oops. Scratch that last one. Fifty years after its first coat of gray paint was slapped on, the sprawling Los Angeles housing complex is getting a $7-million make-over that is lifting eyebrows west of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some things never seem to change: The tourist-pleasing whimsy of Mann's Chinese Theatre. The turn-of-the-century elegance of the downtown Bradbury Building. The plain-wrap, World War II-era stodginess of the Park La Brea Apartments. Oops. Scratch that last one. Fifty years after its first coat of gray paint was slapped on, the sprawling Los Angeles housing complex is getting a $7-million make-over that is lifting eyebrows west of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
With a cockatiel perched on her shoulder and her brown hair flowing nearly to her waist, Patricia Morison looks elegant and at ease beneath a portrait of herself. The former Broadway star of "Kiss Me Kate" and "The King and I" stares out her ninth-floor window at the rest of Park La Brea. She is 97 now and, having lived in the same tower for more than 50 years, is one of the last representatives of the demographic that once dominated the apartment complex. "It was more homogenous, I have to say. Most of the population was actors, actresses, artistic folks and businesspeople on the top floor," says Morison, who negotiates her flat with the aid of a walker.
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September 29, 1987 | From the Associated Press
An ailing 88-year-old man wrote a note, called apartment security officers to describe what he was about to do, then fatally shot his bedridden 90-year-old wife and himself in the couple's Park LaBrea apartment today, Los Angeles police said. It was believed the woman was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but police were unable to immediately confirm that. "The note he left said she was no longer able to care for herself, though," a police spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1995
An Ohio-based company announced Tuesday that it has sold controlling interest in the Park La Brea apartment complex, the largest rental property in Los Angeles. Although the deal includes the right to add 1,600 new units, a spokesman for the new owners would not comment on any plans to expand the sprawling Miracle Mile site of residential towers and garden units.
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November 12, 1987 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, Times Staff Writer
When he felt the blast jolt his Park La Brea apartment, Frank Brooks said to himself, "This is the Big One." Walls collapsed around him, his couch was set on fire and debris tumbled from the ceiling. But instead of an earthquake, Brooks was feeling the effects of a natural gas explosion, apparently set off by his downstairs neighbor.
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October 15, 1992 | NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A baby girl was found dead and her father was critically wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in Pacific Palisades on Wednesday in what authorities were investigating as a murder and attempted suicide. Authorities said the body of 4-week-old Amanda Force was found on the beach about 5:30 p.m. near Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road, four hours after she was taken from her mother's Park La Brea apartment.
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April 19, 1997 | Mary G. Wentz
When the Southern California economy went south, one of the first things to go was privately funded public art. But public art projects are popping up again. One is a low-cost, innovative program at the Park LaBrea apartment complex, honoring community artists. The Park LaBrea Art Council's latest project, the brainchild of council founder Pasqual Bettio, is "Reflections of L.A.," a series of banners hung from light poles in the apartment complex. The artists were chosen in a juried contest.
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May 14, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
I really don't know how much my darling understands. I really don't know how much she should understand. I don't know how much I do. It is midday at Cafe Fiddlers, within wheeling distance of their Park La Brea apartment, and Christina Litvinoff is having lunch with her daughter. For the occasion, Gittel Gladwin has been beautifully dressed--pale green pantsuit a la Chanel, silver starfish earrings from Tiffany. But her seat is a wheelchair, her chocolate mousse cake is being fed to her and she is talking by means of a small keyboard device that expels a ribbon tape.
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August 31, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
A real estate construction executive accused of taking $112,000 in bribes from subcontractors vying to work on a Los Angeles luxury apartment complex pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges. In an agreement with prosecutors, John W. Archibald, 56, a vice president with Casden Properties Inc. since 1998, pleaded guilty to taking a bribe and filing a false state tax return. It was a second round of charges for Archibald.
OPINION
October 10, 2004
Looking at the Los Angeles Basin from the air, you can't miss rows of high-rises from the Westside to downtown. This is the city's spine -- Wilshire Boulevard, the densest business and residential corridor in Los Angeles and one of the nation's densest. An out-of-towner might think L.A.'s commercial nerve center would also be its transit hub. Surely a subway runs down Wilshire? Well, no. History and hysteria have conspired to prevent a subway where it is so logical.
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