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Westwood CityTarget's Final Trimester, Remembering Esther

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WESTWOOD: Target representative were out in the Village today passing out free canvas bags and announcing the July 29 opening of LA's first CityTarget (DTLA gets one later this year). As you can see from the pic, the bullseye sign is up on the store's exterior, while inside there's a hive of activity. In case you're wondering, CityTargets are simply smaller stores that the chain opens in urban areas. Even though it's more petite (a touch under 100K square feet) than a typical Target (126K square feet), the company is still hiring 250 people to staff the Westwood outpost. [Curbed Staff]

SANTA MONICA: KCRW's Frances Anderton would like to thank everyone who voted for her article on architectural writer and thinker Esther McCoy on KCET's Artbound site, which picks two KCET articles every week and puts them to a vote by readers. Although Anderton's piece was the editors' pick, an article on OC pinball aficionados won the most votes. Either way, Anderton's article gave some much-need attention to the Ocean Park-based McCoy, an influential figure in Southern California architecture for much of the 20th century. Once a draftsman for R.M. Schindler, McCoy is now the namesake of the USC School of Architecture Esther McCoy Award (which Anderton won recently). As a 40-year-old woman, McCoy, sadly, was discouraged from joining USC's architecture school. [Curbed Inbox]