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‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

Readers of the Larchmont Chronicle were calling in frustration.  “What are we going to do about the homeless? They are panhandling up and down the boulevard.” The newspaper’s publishers were aware of the problem, but not the solution. They urged readers not to give money, but a voucher for a meal at McDonalds instead. It […]

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Bungalow closes after eight years; city enforcement action commenced in 2009

Bungalow closes after eight years; city enforcement action commenced in 2009

In 2009, the City of Los Angeles had expected the then-new Larchmont Bungalow to open and operate as an establishment that primarily sells “food to be consumed off-premises” in accordance with its permit. It did not. Now, after years of legal battles, during which the owners sought a liquor license and a delivery service and […]

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Los Angeles High centennial gala planned

Los Angeles High centennial gala planned

This October, Los Angeles High School will celebrate 100 years at its location at Olympic and Rimpau with “A Roman Renaissance.” The school, originally founded downtown in 1873, moved to its current, and third, location — 4650 W. Olympic Blvd. — in 1917. The weekend of events, planned for Oct. 20-21, includes a Homecoming football […]

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Vacant homes on Wilton Pl. plague neighborhood

Vacant homes on Wilton Pl. plague neighborhood

With 11 properties now sitting vacant on Wilton Pl., stretching two blocks from Melrose to Rosewood, local residents and business owners alike are complaining that the neighborhood is quickly deteriorating. “We have been battling the situation for months now,” says Mercedes Simonian, co-owner of the Hollywood Historic Hotel, located on the corner of Melrose and […]

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Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

Music, art and gourmet food trucks will be featured at TarFest at La Brea Tar Pits Park Sat., Sept. 16 from 2 to 10 p.m. Open to all ages and free, the 15th annual event celebrates local artists, musicians and culture. The event is curated by Launch LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, and will […]

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MOVIES: Devastated ‘Rebel,’ ‘Tulip’ madness, life after Bond

MOVIES: Devastated ‘Rebel,’ ‘Tulip’ madness, life after Bond

Rebel in the Rye (9/10): Writer-director Danny Strong tries to explain why J.D. Salinger (a believable Nicholas Hoult) ended up a recluse after such a boffo start as author of the classic “Catcher in the Rye.” The film starts with the story of his falling head over heels in love with coruscating teenager Oona O’Neill […]

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Larchmont’s Got Talent, children’s costume contest, rides, food trucks

Larchmont’s Got Talent, children’s costume contest, rides, food trucks

While the Larchmont Family Fair is Sun., Oct. 29, participants in the talent, costume and pie-baking contests may want to start readying their game plans now. Can you sing, dance, tell jokes? Magicians, musicians and more are also welcome to audition for the “Larchmont Has Talent” contest Sun., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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THEATER: Revelations on autism; yee-haw country ‘Honky Tonk’

THEATER: Revelations on autism; yee-haw country ‘Honky Tonk’

The Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, is a revelatory theatrical event that brings you close to the perspective the autistic individual has of the world, while at the same time being enormously entertaining. From the moment you enter […]

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Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

These days, Tom Brandlin of Park La Brea serves as a not-for-profit consultant at the Soldiers Project in North Hollywood and other agencies, as well as deacon at St. Basil’s Parish on Wilshire Blvd. Then In 1965, he was a high school sophomore at St. John Vianney High School (in the process of being renamed […]

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Local students report from annual political convention

Local students report from annual political convention

Some of the biggest names in politics descended on the Pasadena Convention Center July 29-30 for the third annual Politicon, a non-partisan event that brings together politicians, pundits and media personalities. Two local students who attended the conference give their perspectives on what it was like to watch people of all political stripes come together […]

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Arts are thriving at schools… with teacher, parent help

Arts are thriving at schools… with teacher, parent help

Whether your child is entering public, private, or parochial school, the arts are in full swing in most of our local schools, or at least are part of the curriculum. A sculpture workshop and violin lessons may not help get them a six-figure job down the road, but the arts can add beauty, meaning, and, […]

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Tour Ebell, sip champagne at open house Sept. 24

Tour Ebell, sip champagne at open house Sept. 24

The Ebell of Los Angeles will open its historic doors to the public at a Champagne Open House on Sun., Sept. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 4400 Wilshire Blvd. at Lucerne Blvd. Visitors may tour the Italian Renaissance-style women-owned building, a national, state and city landmark, also designated an Official American Treasure. The […]

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Real Estate News

Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

See Craftsman-style homes from the early 20th century, watch a marionette show, hear a barbershop quartet and enjoy refreshments at the homes tour and block party on St. Andrews Pl. between Second and Third streets Sun., Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. “An Afternoon on St. Andrews Place” — sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock […]

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Home Ground: Architect brought Pueblo Deco to Union Station

Home Ground: Architect brought Pueblo Deco to Union Station

By the time Los Angeles’ Union Station opened for business in 1939 with the distinctive geometry of the Pueblo-Deco commercial spaces designed by Mary Jane Colter, the transformation of American life by rail travel was not only complete, but on the decline. Union Station was the last of the grand railway stations to be built […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 74 Fremont Pl. 647 S. June St. 233 Lorraine Blvd. 341 S. McCadden Pl. 538 S. Van Ness Ave. 634 N. June St. 367 N. Van Ness Ave. 709 Lorraine Blvd. 600 S. Mansfield Ave. 921 S. Rimpau Blvd. 625 N. Mansfield Ave. 327 N. Gower St. 312 N. Windsor […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Preservation policies are strong, leadership is lacking

McAvoy on Preservation: Preservation policies are strong, leadership is lacking

We have a process, but . . . How do we as citizens help to preserve the iconic individual structures and significant historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Seems a simple question, right? Provide processes for protection and make sure that advocates and the city work together to achieve preservation goals in adopted plans and policies. Make […]

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Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

Craftsman homes from early 1900s on WSHPHS tour

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

See Craftsman-style homes from the early 20th century, watch a marionette show, hear a barbershop quartet and enjoy refreshments at the homes tour and block party on St. Andrews Pl. between Second and Third streets Sun., Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. “An Afternoon on St. Andrews Place” — sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock […]

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Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, art and gourmet food trucks will be featured at TarFest at La Brea Tar Pits Park Sat., Sept. 16 from 2 to 10 p.m. Open to all ages and free, the 15th annual event celebrates local artists, musicians and culture. The event is curated by Launch LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, and will […]

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‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

‘Taste of Larchmont’ aids Hope-Net mission

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Readers of the Larchmont Chronicle were calling in frustration.  “What are we going to do about the homeless? They are panhandling up and down the boulevard.” The newspaper’s publishers were aware of the problem, but not the solution. They urged readers not to give money, but a voucher for a meal at McDonalds instead. It […]

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Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

These days, Tom Brandlin of Park La Brea serves as a not-for-profit consultant at the Soldiers Project in North Hollywood and other agencies, as well as deacon at St. Basil’s Parish on Wilshire Blvd. Then In 1965, he was a high school sophomore at St. John Vianney High School (in the process of being renamed […]

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