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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 in the neighborhood, thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Customers will find noble, silvertip, Fraser, Nordmann and Douglas firs, according to Wendy Clifford, who says the trees are delivered fresh each week from a farm in Oregon. In its 11th year […]

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Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

Front yards are a significant part of the ambiance of the single-family residential neighborhoods in and around Hancock Park. As explained at a mid-November presentation held at The Ebell and led by architect John Kaliski, there is a public realm that exists between the front façades of houses on opposite sides of a street. The […]

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LVNA neighbors talk crime, community school at annual meeting

LVNA neighbors talk crime, community school at annual meeting

More than 50 residents filled the auditorium of Van Ness Elementary Nov. 14 for the semi-annual Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) meeting. New principal of Van Ness Elementary Pauline Hong greeted neighbors and said she is excited to work with the Larchmont community. Hong praised out-going principal Katty Iriarte, noting that Iriarte did “a phenomenal […]

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Study results in Boulevard ficus tree recommendations

Study results in Boulevard ficus tree recommendations

Trees, trees, trees. That subject was a big part of this year’s annual “Town Hall” meeting of the Windsor Square Association (WSA). Held at The Ebell on Nov. 16, about 50 residents and others heard an update on the association’s activities during the year. This year’s primary agenda item was the presentation of the WSA’s […]

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Eataly in Century City is open, worth the wait

Eataly in Century City is open, worth the wait

There are a lot of lines at Eataly, the newly opened, hotly anticipated Italian food hall and marketplace in the Westfield Century City Mall. Once inside, there are more lines: lines to buy freshly made burrata at the cheesemonger’s; lines for Italian street food at La Piazza, one of three restaurants contained in the two-story, […]

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Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana is here to stay; 90th gala is Dec. 16

Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana is here to stay; 90th gala is Dec. 16

Although it has been here for 90 years, Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana, on busy La Brea Ave., is easy to miss. “To those who don’t know we’re here… when they find out, it’s, ‘Wow!,’” beamed Dolly Tidalgo, a member of the pastoral liturgy and environment committees. The small, welcoming church offers a refuge in […]

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‘Nutcracker’ is local, bittersweet this holiday

‘Nutcracker’ is local, bittersweet this holiday

This holiday season, Marat Daukayev’s “Nutcracker” features several dancers who will be performing their final roles, including leading Sugar Plum Fairies Uliana Mikhed, Isabella Seo, Isabella Franco and Alexandra Shlosman. “All girls have been with the school over 12 years and all are graduating this year,” Pamela Daukayev told us.   Isabella Franco goes to Marlborough […]

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‘Something Rotten’ is a treat

‘Something Rotten’ is a treat

Theater Review by Patricia Foster Rye It’s time for FOTFL and laughing out loud again — non stop. Something Rotten has music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, and book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. The show tells the story of brothers Nick Bottom (Rob McClure) and Nigel Bottom (Josh Grisetti), two playwrights […]

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Couple celebrates memory of daughter, raises funds for charity

Couple celebrates memory of daughter, raises funds for charity

A 10-year celebration took place recently at the Hancock Park home of John and Andrea Nelson Meigs. Their backyard was filled with family and friends who joined in recognizing a breakthrough year for Cure SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). SMA is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. It was through the tragic death […]

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Hope-Net head has love for Larchmont, family

Hope-Net head has love for Larchmont, family

Hope-Net’s new executive director Ninette Ayala has a long history with Larchmont and with helping those in need. She began her young working life behind the counter at Landis General Store and scooping frozen yogurt at Penguin’s on Larchmont Blvd. She went on to become a teacher’s assistant at Melrose Avenue and Vine Street elementary […]

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Marlborough science teacher needs your online votes!

Marlborough science teacher needs your online votes!

Nicole Collier wants your help to compete in the Fjällräven Polar, a 300-kilometer amateur dog-sled race across the Arctic North, from Norway into Sweden. The earth science and biology teacher at Marlborough School is competing to win the most online votes by Thurs., Dec. 14, and anyone can vote. Collier also has worked as a […]

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Turning Point robotics team earns top spot

Turning Point robotics team earns top spot

Students at Turning Point School took first place in a Nov. 11 citywide robotics competition, called First Lego League. Beating 24 other teams at the qualifying tournament, Turning Point’s first-place team will advance to the league’s regional championship later this month. First Lego League is an international competition that invites students to research a real-world […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 418 S. Arden Blvd. 248 S. Van Ness Ave. 214 S. Van Ness Ave. 108 S. Beachwood Dr. 206 S. June St. 621 S. McCadden Pl. 640 S. Arden Blvd. 138 N. Wilton Pl. 434 N. Citrus Ave. 612 N. Mansfield Ave. 1035 Keniston Ave. 639 S. Sycamore Ave. 161 […]

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Intersection dedicated to Pink’s Square seeks approval

Intersection dedicated to Pink’s Square seeks approval

An initiative to designate the intersection of Melrose and La Brea avenues as “Historic Pink’s Square” is working its way through an approval process with neighborhood groups. Supporters of the designation are seeking to paint the intersection’s crosswalks pink. The Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) voted to support the designation of the intersection as […]

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Let us praise (again) Robert Irwin and his Central Garden at Getty

Let us praise (again) Robert Irwin and his Central Garden at Getty

It’s not hard to take for granted the half-century labors of artists who have made Los Angeles a star of the international art world. Robert Irwin, foremost among such artists, was asked in the 1990s to design a “sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art,” as he has put it, now […]

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DEIR released for LACMA over-Wilshire gallery design: Deadline to comment is Dec. 15

DEIR released for LACMA over-Wilshire gallery design: Deadline to comment is Dec. 15

Comments on traffic, parking and other issues stemming from a proposed new museum building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be accepted through Fri., Dec. 15. The public review process is for a recently released Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Neighbors heard an overview last month of the $650-million project designed […]

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Couple celebrates memory of daughter, raises funds for charity

Couple celebrates memory of daughter, raises funds for charity

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

A 10-year celebration took place recently at the Hancock Park home of John and Andrea Nelson Meigs. Their backyard was filled with family and friends who joined in recognizing a breakthrough year for Cure SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). SMA is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. It was through the tragic death […]

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Hope-Net head has love for Larchmont, family

Hope-Net head has love for Larchmont, family

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hope-Net’s new executive director Ninette Ayala has a long history with Larchmont and with helping those in need. She began her young working life behind the counter at Landis General Store and scooping frozen yogurt at Penguin’s on Larchmont Blvd. She went on to become a teacher’s assistant at Melrose Avenue and Vine Street elementary […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 418 S. Arden Blvd. 248 S. Van Ness Ave. 214 S. Van Ness Ave. 108 S. Beachwood Dr. 206 S. June St. 621 S. McCadden Pl. 640 S. Arden Blvd. 138 N. Wilton Pl. 434 N. Citrus Ave. 612 N. Mansfield Ave. 1035 Keniston Ave. 639 S. Sycamore Ave. 161 […]

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Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fresh-cut evergreens are back and for sale in the neighborhood, thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Customers will find noble, silvertip, Fraser, Nordmann and Douglas firs, according to Wendy Clifford, who says the trees are delivered fresh each week from a farm in Oregon. In its 11th year […]

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