Trying times in Talmadge

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Feature, Kensington, Talmadge, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

The Talmadge community is up in arms after city staff reintroduced left turns for 47th Street motorists at the busy intersection of Monroe Avenue between Aldine Drive and Euclid Avenue.

The left turn lanes suddenly appeared on the morning of July 6, prompting an urgent discussion at the July 8 meeting of the Kensington Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG).

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Kensington Video making a comeback

By Dave Schwab

Like the mythical phoenix, Kensington Video has pledged to rise from the ashes of the old to establish the new.

“We’re going to create a whole different type of video experience here,” said Guy of the Hanford family. The Hanfords closed their mom-and-pop video store at 4067 Adams Ave. that they had operated for nearly 50 years back in March.

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Happy eggs

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

The notion that French brunches are heavier than their American counterparts simply isn’t true. Granted, they may be pricier because of higher quality ingredients used in some dishes. But by the time you slug down your last mimosa, you’ve pretty much ingested the same amount of calories, carbs and cholesterol that attracted you to the early-midday meal in the first place — actually, maybe less.

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Going to the dogs?

By Catherine Spearnak

After 10 years of waiting, Normal Heights residents may be getting a start on having the off-leash dog park they have wanted for so long. But some community leaders don’t think it’s enough.

Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer set aside $100,000 in the 2016 city budget to build an interim dog park at Ward Canyon Community Park, located near the boundary of Normal Heights and Kensington, at the intersection of Adams Avenue and I-15.

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Kensington Commons, urban living fitting into a community

Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Communities, Feature, Kensington, Top Story | 3 Comments

By Lucia Viti

Upscale living just got gentrified in the heart of historic Kensington.

Kensington Commons, located on the corner of Adams Avenue and Marlborough Drive, celebrates pedestrian- and pet-friendly urban living. The three-story building features 34 one, two, and one plus a den apartments; 65 parking spaces tucked below grade behind the building; and ground floor retail space that includes Stehly Farms Organic Market, Pacific Dental Services, and a UPS Store.

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The final days of Kensington Video

By Karla Amador

When you walk into Kensington Video, you will notice an authenticity that is unique in its broad range of film genres stacking on shelves, from comedies to black-and-whites and even some rarely seen silent films. You will see walls covered with bricolage of some of the best films made in history, such as iconic bobble heads, mobiles, standees and movie posters, such as “Giant,” the 1956 classic with James Dean. It feels like you’re walking into a film connoisseur’s haven and it’s an excellent place for browsing if you’re not sure quite what you’re looking for. When in doubt, there’s no need to hesitate as you can always count on Guy Hanford, the co-owner ready to assist at any given moment.

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