Conservancy names preservation award winners

Gov. Jerry Brown may be trying to do away with the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, but the CRA is a hit with the Los Angeles Conservancy. The group is giving the CRA one of its nine yearly preservation awards:

In more than fifty projects, CRA/LA has used historic preservation as a tool for economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Its commitment to reusing historic structures—and promoting historic preservation—has enriched the lives of countless Angelenos while honoring our cultural heritage.

Another winner is Murray Burns for his work in Angelino Heights: "One man devoted his life to revitalizing one of the city’s first suburban neighborhoods—protecting, preserving, and meticulously restoring nearly thirty historic homes, creating a network of historic district leaders, and inspiring others to follow their passion for preservation."

More winners: "Mad Men," Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park, the City of Los Angeles 2010 HPOZ Preservation Plan Program, Downtown Women’s Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Security First National Bank of Los Angeles / Comerica Bank in South Pasadena and The Villa Riviera in Long Beach. The awards will be presented at a May 12 luncheon at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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