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Here we celebrate the good things happening in our neighborhood, inspiring stories that inspire us, and fun tidbits about why we love living on the East Side.
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Bell of Heritage Square Museum
We were warned that “no shows” were possible. The subject of my interview was friendly, but it can be elusive, so you may have to wait a while.
These are the downsides of writing celebrity profiles. Egos, yes-man handlers, tiptoeing around sensitive topics. But interviewing a celebrity cat? I jumped.
With that in mind, I headed to the Heritage Square Museum in Montecito Heights. I have been interested in this place for a long time. I wondered about these neat Victorian buildings along the 110 Freeway, by the graffiti-painted embankments and the narrow rivulet of the Arroyo River. The museum consists of five of his historic homes and other buildings relocated from around Los Angeles and arranged like a village. It’s an East Side treasure for sure, so I figured that even if I did stand up, I still had a lot to write about.
Most celebrity interviews begin with an assistant or PR person ushering the reporter into a quiet space before the subject is called. While unconventional, it worked. Out of nowhere appeared a vision of the elegance of a marmalade-colored cat.
He’s the cat at the Heritage Square Museumis also known as an earpick aficionado, picnic enthusiast, lap sitter, and master mouser. He is a fan of museum events such as Movie His Night, immersive theater, and puppet shows. He is famous on Instagram.
The bellboy yawned, stretched out and slowly approached. I didn’t get the diva vibe from him at all, but he was in no hurry.
Kori gave us the details while we waited. 10 years ago a neighbor moved in and left Bell behind.Thankfully, he successfully landed on four legs at the museum, which the loving staff believes to be between 12 and 14 years old. He gets regular veterinary visits, gets a fine diet, and retires to his house in the Octagon for the night. In the morning he begins his daily prowl. He hangs on visitor picnics, wriggles the legs of his group on tour, lays on staff desks, shows up in his shop like a savvy celebrity with gifts and tote bags. , apron, sticker.
When Bell finally parked in front of us, we showered him with snacks and pats. His beard was covered in spider webs, and Kohli explained that he must be under his verandah, his favorite place in the summer. A few minutes later he returned to his lair. That’s the end of my time with celebrity cats.
While I was processing the encounter, I took a tour provided by Natalie Meyer, who blew my mind with early LA stories.Then I wandered off and ate an apple from the garden , enjoying the shade of the coral, and a few hours later found a bell under the porch.
In the heart of bustling 2022 Los Angeles, with this beloved cat and his splendid museum lined up, everyone, internet famous or not, can sit on (or under) the porch and spend the day. It reminds me of the late times.
Golf lessons and life
East Hollywood’s Owen Burke says his I always look forward to Father’s Day traditions.
Girls may argue at home, Through lessons learned at Tregnan Golf Academy in Griffith Park, how to behave when playing on a public course. “They learned a lot at Tregnan,” Burke says. “Golf teaches me about life and how to treat myself and others. How to be thoughtful, patient and compassionate.”
Over the past decade, Burke has enrolled his daughters in Tregnan’s long-running golf program. The program’s low cost (starting at $10.50 per class) made that possible, he says. “Plus, it’s a very special place to learn. The instructors are top notch and their three-hole course is just amazing. It’s a little oasis there.”
In fact, Academy Director of Instruction, Morgan Haight, provides daily access to the grounds, which include a 200-yard driving range, practice course, putting green, chipping area, and facility buildings that were once part of public Calvin Coolidge. I enjoy my commute. Golf course.
22 years in business, The Academy offers classes for young people ages 5 to 17 and sessions for women and seniors.Haight says the program’s philosophy is to show children how to bring responsibility, patience and focus into their lives. “Learning to play golf is the icing on the cake,” he explains. He enrolled children from just down the street to Santa Clarita.
In addition to coaching golfers of all ages, Haight and his 10 coaches (some of whom have been on staff for 14 years) often compete with local wildlifeA herd of coyotes comes every morning early in the morning. Deer can often be seen roaming the grounds.
Haight recalls a thrilling moment when he was out on patrol one morning and discovered fresh puma tracks in a muddy patch. “Yeah, you could say a P-22 visited us,” he says. “There is no dull moment in this beautiful place.”
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Celebrating the longevity of Ebel Club
Lauretta Goldsmith is a regular at the Highland Park Ebell Club’s monthly meetings, signing arriving members and guests for lunch and conversation.
at age 88, Goldsmith has been active in the charity club for 32 years.Over the years, she was president for life, a scholarship donor, a major donor in the renovation of historic buildings, and a local beautification activist. admired as the club’s longest-serving member.
At the conference, Goldsmith shared some of her personal history, noting that her hearing loss hasn’t stopped her from expressing herself. Was born Moved to Highland Park in 1940She has lived in the same house for 82 years. Goldsmith and her mother used to go to the cinema on Figueroa Street.
“My mother and I were walking down Avenue 57 and watching the Ebell Club, not knowing that one day we would be a member.”
The beautification project began when Louis Rincon, an interpretation specialist for California State Parks, proposed a mural. Suzanne Siegel, longtime park volunteer, then I got the idea to use reclaimed wood to create stencils of local flora and fauna.
Earlier this year, community members and school children volunteered to stencil images on a series of 17 panels permanently installed in the warehouse. The mural will be on permanent display with a formal “unveiling” on Sunday, October 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
show us your cation
This might be more fun than a cardboard box.
The organizers of the first-ever Los Angeles Catio Tour are looking for Cio owner showcasing outdoor enclosures They created for their cat friends.
By building these cat patios, Teranga Ranch, a wildlife education organization, aims to raise awareness among owners about how to give their cats a safe taste of the outdoors.
Organizers for the tour, scheduled for October 2023, are also looking for volunteers. A Zoom meeting is scheduled for his November 2nd. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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That’s it for this Sunday
Researchers estimate that there are 2.5 million ants per person on Earth. As someone who has battled a constant line of Argentine ants overtaking my kitchen floors and counters, I find this terrifying. (Best solution: diatomaceous earth.)
Still, I’m sure there are some kinder, nobler ants in LA that also have native harvesters who just collect seeds and don’t care about the crumbs in the sink.
Have an ant-free kitchen this week.
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