Thursday, June 20, 2013

CicLAvia Bicycle Event - Ride down Iconic Wilshire Boulevard with No Cars!

Wilshire Boulevard will be closed on June 23 from 9 am to 4 pm for CicLAvia - a bicycle and pedestrian event open to the public and free of charge  ( ).

Registration is not required and there is no starting or ending point along the route. There will be six miles of car-free, open streets and participants can join at any point along the Wilshire from Grand Avenue downtown to Fairfax Avenue - open to pedestrians, strollers, bikes. There will be Hubs with a street fairs on Wilshire from Curzon to Fairfax and near Wilshire and Western. There will be crossings at La Brea, Western and Vermont.

The event is coupled with Iconic Wilshire Boulevard, part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Initiated by the Getty it will include programs about the architectural history of Wilshire Boulevard including radio broadcasts by architectural commentator Edward Lifson which will be available for download as free podcasts. The radio series will tell stories that run quickly through Wilshire’s beginnings as a long path through a barley field in 1895, through its pre-WWII boom years to focus on the modern era and new projects.                  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Check out the latest Bates|Hennington Newsletter, featuring the recent sale of a beautiful home in LaFayette Square -- the highest sale in that neighborhood since 2006!
Also inside, info on a screening of the critically-acclaimed film "Girl Rising" at L.A. Live on May 22nd, 5pm.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Girl Rising is coming to L.A. Live

We have signed up to bring an incredible new film, Girl Rising, to our local movie theater. The film was created by 10x10, a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Each girl’s story was written by an author and is narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and others. The cinematography is stunning and we are really excited to see the film again, and to be involved in a global effort for girls’ education.

First, watch the trailer – it’s awesome:

You can sign up to buy a ticket for the movie here: A portion of Girl Rising ticket sales will help fund programs for girls, so seeing the film literally makes an impact on girls’ lives.

We are planning the screening for May 22nd at 5pm at the L.A. Live Stadium 14. Can you make it? If so, please sign up ASAP to see the movie and tell your friends to do the same! The film only comes to L.A. Live if at least 100 people sign up to see it. You will only be charged for your ticket if we succeed in booking the screening.

Here’s the link again:  And pass it on...we'd love to sell out the theater!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Free Paper Shredding Event


*Avoid Identity Theft!
Join us for a FREE paper shredding event!

*A giant paper shredder truck with shredding specialists that are bonded and employed by

*Watch documents being shredded at a rate of 8000 pounds per hour!

*An opportunity to clean your files and dispose of them safely to prevent identity theft. Bring all papers containing sensitive information, social security number, account number and birthdates.
 * Donations accepted and will benefit The City School West Adams.

Saturday, April 13th
10AM - 12PM

Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Bates|Hennington Team, Keller Williams Realty    
Traci and Lorna, (323) 762-2600

118 N Larchmont Blvd, L.A., CA 90004


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seller Seminar - February 9th

Thinking about selling your home?  The Bates|Hennington Team will be hosting a Seller Seminar on February 9th at 9:30am.  In addition to discussing standard sales, topics will include:

Short sales
Loan modifications
FHA guidelines
Selling strategies

Our expert real estate team as well as a lender and CPA will be available to answer questions.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to by February 4th.
Continental breakfast will be served.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Huell Howser Community Tribute

The many admirers of Huell Howser will gather in a salute to his memory at the Griffith Observatory in the City of Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in a sunset ceremony, organized by Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Howser served as the longtime host of “California’s Gold,” the public television show on California places and people. He was a resident of the Fourth District, living on Rossmore Avenue. All members of the public are invited to gather, and a shuttle from the Greek Theatre parking lot will provide extra capacity for all who would like to come.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013
3:30 P.M. Gather at the steps of Griffith Observatory
4:00 P.M. Remarks
5:07 P.M. Sunset Salute


Steps of the Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays from the Bates|Hennington Team!

The Nutcracker is reinvented this holiday season as the City Ballet of Los Angeles sets the famous Tchaikovsky ballet in a 1940′s swing-era production at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.  Another creative production by the City Ballet, set in one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in L.A. -- a beautiful celebration of the holidays!  The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker will still be dancing, but the traditional ballet will be re-imagined to bring new life to the much-loved Tchaikovsky piece.

The City Ballet of Los Angeles is a professional ballet company that  reaches a large number of communities across greater LA to nurture promising young dancers from diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.

“The Nutcracker Swings” will be danced Friday, Dec 21st at 7 pm and Saturday, Dec 22nd for a matinee show at 1 pm.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre
743 S Lucerne Blvd
Friday, Dec 21 at 7 pm
Saturday, Dec 22 at 1 pm 
Tickets -- $50-$25, or $100 with pre-show cocktail hour