History Online


  In the public record, and available online, are millions of building records, in The Department of Building and Safety, encompassing a large part of the history of the city of Los Angeles. I discovered this great trove of fascinating information during a recent employment incarceration at a Sherman Oaks realty agency. When we received…

Presentando El Palacio Kester.


Back in 1965, a forward thinking developer built a two-story apartment building at 6345 Kester in Van Nuys. He called it “Le Magnifique”,perhaps the last time the French language was used to name a building in our area. So advanced, it was awarded a “Total Electric” plaque proudly affixed to the exterior. With deep, wide,…