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SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was deployed to an abandoned property on the 300 block of N. Plymouth Blvd. Nov. 15 for a six-hour standoff between police and a squatter. A week later, Nov. 23, the team was deployed again to the same address. In the first incident, officers were called to […]

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City Hall opponents gather at local school

City Hall opponents gather at local school

The flyer advertising the Sat., Nov. 18, two-hour meeting to be held at Third St. School asked attendees to “Share Your Experiences Fighting City Hall & Developers,” and that certainly took place. Vociferous complaints were directed at spot-zoning, small-lot subdivisions and political fundraising. (Cited repeatedly was the recent “Los Angeles Times” story concerning Torrance-based real […]

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History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

Miracle Mile has hit a bump on its road to historic preservation. Many residents carried red “No HPOZ” (Historic Protection Overlay Zone) signs to the Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA) annual meeting last month, protesting the effort underway to protect the area from mansionization and tear downs of early 20th-century Period Revival-style homes. “It was […]

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Temple’s Karsh Center helps neighbors in need

Temple’s Karsh Center helps neighbors in need

A new center at Wilshire Boulevard Temple is helping some of its neighbors in a big way. To mark the occasion, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson were among dignitaries at the dedication last month of the Temple’s Karsh Family Social Service Center, 3750 W. Sixth St. Set to serve […]

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Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

Fresh-cut evergreens are back and for sale on the Blvd. thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Delivered from a farm in Oregon, customers will find noble, Fraser, silvertip, Nordmann and Douglas firs, with new shipments arriving each week. In its 10th year on Larchmont Blvd., event organizer Wendy […]

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Le French Butcher is like part of the family, only French

Le French Butcher is like part of the family, only French

For those who bemoan the closing of the excellent butcher shop Lindy & Grundy, there’s a new storefront for grass-fed, antibiotic-free meats: Le French Butcher. Master butcher Jean-Claude Setin and his wife Susan, who have been operating out of farmers’ market stalls, including Larchmont’s, not only want to bring quality cuts to Los Angeles, but […]

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Pink’s celebrates 77th anniversary

Pink’s celebrates 77th anniversary

Pink’s Hot Dogs celebrated its 77th anniversary Nov. 17 with “Chili Dogs for Charity.” The iconic hot dog stand served 77-cent hot dogs for 77 minutes to mark the special occasion. In addition, Gloria, Richard and Beverly Pink were on hand to welcome hundreds of customers who lined down La Brea Ave. for the chance […]

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Book tells of TV pioneer, station debut at Paramount

Book tells of TV pioneer, station debut at Paramount

In 1941, Paramount Pictures sent Klaus Landsberg to Los Angeles to build an experimental television station: W6XYZ. By 1947, the station’s name was changed to KTLA, (Channel 5), and the German immigrant and legendary TV pioneer was at its helm. Its first commercial broadcast went on the air Jan. 22, 1947 from a garage on […]

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Covenant House hosts ‘Sleep Out’ to aid homeless youth

Covenant House hosts ‘Sleep Out’ to aid homeless youth

Residents traded the comforts of home for a cold Hollywood parking lot Nov. 15 to find out what it’s like to be homeless in Los Angeles. Participating in a “Sleep Out” hosted by Covenant House California (CHC), located at 1325 N. Western Ave., more than 86 volunteers spent the night in the charity’s parking lot […]

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Thrive in Joy holds 11 days of giving for Nick Fagnano

Thrive in Joy holds 11 days of giving for Nick Fagnano

The Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation held a “Day of Giving” last month to honor its namesake, the former Country Club Park resident tragically killed by lightning on Venice Beach in 2014. The second annual event didn’t limit the giving to just one day. In fact, each year the foundation recognizes 11 days of […]

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New roof and a new life for residents at Alexandria House

New roof and a new life for residents at Alexandria House

When a roofing job was needed at Alexandria House, a transitional residence for single women and their children, the men and women of Supreme Roofing, L.A. Roofing Materials, and the National Women in Roofing (NWiR) organization stepped in to do the job. “Nobody thinks about a roof, so that’s where we come in!” says Careylyn […]

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Share joy of the season with others: Hollygrove, Big Sunday, local groups abound

Share joy of the season with others: Hollygrove, Big Sunday, local groups abound

As the two gentlemen appealing to Mr. Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” pointed out, this is the time of year “when want is keenly felt and abundance rejoices.” If you feel the holiday spirit move you to give from your own abundance, here are several volunteer and donation programs. Hollygrove, 815 N. El Centro Ave., […]

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Real Estate News

Windsor Square town hall held at Ebell

Windsor Square town hall held at Ebell

The Windsor Square Association’s annual meeting at The Ebell on Nov. 17 featured reports on public safety, land use, and emergency preparedness. Directors were elected for the coming year. Councilman David Ryu spoke, and Scott Appel of Marlborough School described a just-completed construction project. The annual Squeaky Wheel Award was presented by president Larry Guzin […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 434 S. Windsor Blvd. 615 S. Rimpau Blvd. 357 N. McCadden Pl. 96 Fremont Pl. 543 N. McCadden Pl. 852 S. Tremaine Ave. 101 N. Beachwood Dr. 110 N. Van Ness Ave. 590 Lillian Way 156 N. Citrus Ave. 808 3rd Ave. 554 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 723 N. Citrus Ave. […]

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Authors on Larchmont

Authors on Larchmont

Crime scene yellow tape was in evidence for the Chevalier’s Books discussion of  the new story collection, “The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers and Dark Roads,” Nov. 15. The collection of original stories hail from acclaimed crime writers, including Michael Connelly, Ben H. Winters, Gary Phillips and Sara Gran. They discussed  the […]

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Fuel cells, plug-ins and print-‘ems at Auto Show

Fuel cells, plug-ins and print-‘ems at Auto Show

There was a time when the Los Angeles Auto Show showcased the U.S. land yachts that cruised along the highway lapping up 10-15 mpg with a V8 or 6. “Foreign cars” saw an opportunity and slowly infiltrated the U.S. car market with small car technology squeezing out 20 to 30 mpg from their efficient four […]

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Covenant House hosts ‘Sleep Out’ to aid homeless youth

Covenant House hosts ‘Sleep Out’ to aid homeless youth

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Residents traded the comforts of home for a cold Hollywood parking lot Nov. 15 to find out what it’s like to be homeless in Los Angeles. Participating in a “Sleep Out” hosted by Covenant House California (CHC), located at 1325 N. Western Ave., more than 86 volunteers spent the night in the charity’s parking lot […]

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Thrive in Joy holds 11 days of giving for Nick Fagnano

Thrive in Joy holds 11 days of giving for Nick Fagnano

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation held a “Day of Giving” last month to honor its namesake, the former Country Club Park resident tragically killed by lightning on Venice Beach in 2014. The second annual event didn’t limit the giving to just one day. In fact, each year the foundation recognizes 11 days of […]

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SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was deployed to an abandoned property on the 300 block of N. Plymouth Blvd. Nov. 15 for a six-hour standoff between police and a squatter. A week later, Nov. 23, the team was deployed again to the same address. In the first incident, officers were called to […]

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Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fresh-cut evergreens are back and for sale on the Blvd. thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Delivered from a farm in Oregon, customers will find noble, Fraser, silvertip, Nordmann and Douglas firs, with new shipments arriving each week. In its 10th year on Larchmont Blvd., event organizer Wendy […]

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