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Metro to start jet grouting on Wilshire Blvd.

Metro to start jet grouting on Wilshire Blvd.

We neighbors east of the under-construction Metro Purple Line subway station at Wilshire and La Brea may have thought we would not be seeing disruption on our parts of Wilshire Blvd. If we did think that, we were wrong! We’ll soon see “jet grouting” in the middle of Wilshire Blvd. in many blocks between La […]

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Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

As part of the Larchmont Chronicle’s continuing coverage of a proposed anti-growth ballot initiative that seeks to ban much construction in the City of Los Angeles for two years, the Chronicle is reprinting a thoughtful and relevant article on how the Los Angeles Conservancy is addressing this matter. The article, now edited slightly, first appeared […]

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Paramount final EIR completed; May 16 public hearing

Paramount final EIR completed; May 16 public hearing

The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Paramount Picture’s master plan to redevelop portions of its 56 contiguous acres and approximately six acres of surrounding parcels will be reviewed a city hearing officer this month. The public is invited to the lengthy hearing scheduled for Mon., May 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian […]

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Choose GWNC directors, alternates for next two years

Choose GWNC directors, alternates for next two years

People over 18 years old who live, work or own property in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) area may vote for TWO candidates in the Sun., May 1 election. Voting hours are from noon to 4 p.m., and all voting will take place on Larchmont Blvd. at the “Barking Lot” pet store at 366 […]

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Larchmont: a village with the state’s first gourmet market

Larchmont: a village with the state’s first gourmet market

A pleasure of the last few months has been looking through Patricia Lombard’s “Images of America: Larchmont,” which was published last year. It reminds me that those of us privileged to live in this neighborhood are just the latest of the generations who have been grateful to have a village nearby. Our Sunday farmers market […]

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A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

I recently had the chance to visit with former Windsor Square neighbor, Ron Salisbury. Once denizens on Lucerne Blvd. and participants in Wilshire Baseball, he, Darlene and their young son moved down to Newport Beach a number of years ago. Nevertheless, a longtime business relationship has Ron (and son Brendon, now 28) coming back to […]

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Bennett set to begin his first season at Ojai Music Festival

Bennett set to begin his first season at Ojai Music Festival

Hancock Park and Ojai resident Jamie Bennett raves about his new job as president of the Ojai Music Festival, which celebrates its 70th year June 9 to 12. Set in an outdoor park in Ojai’s Libbey Bowl, the summertime, alfresco music series promises a broad range of music at accessible prices, says Bennett. The 1,500-seat […]

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70-, 80-, 90-plus years…  Restaurants

70-, 80-, 90-plus years… Restaurants

Los Angeles is not known for preserving its history. The restaurant scene isn’t much different. If you own an eating establishment that lasts more than five years, you’re considered a smashing success. Sadly, the demise of many of Los Angeles’ most treasured restaurants, such as Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Hollywood Brown Derby, have left holes […]

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Meet Wilshire’s newest commanding officer

Meet Wilshire’s newest commanding officer

Beautiful neighborhoods filled with long-term residents and some of the best senior lead officers in the city are just a couple of the reasons the newest commanding officer of the Wilshire Division is happy with his new assignment. Capt. Rolando Solano is a Los Angeles native and a 26-year veteran to the city’s police department. […]

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Gardens on ‘Living Alfresco’ menu Sunday, May 1

Gardens on ‘Living Alfresco’ menu Sunday, May 1

Visit six private gardens in historic Windsor Square on Sun., May 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. during “Living Alfresco,” the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society’s 11th annual Los Angeles Garden Tour & Party. First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland is the honoree at the event. Paramount Pictures and CIM Group are sponsors […]

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Baseball all around us

Baseball all around us

From a prominent neighbor celebrating Dodgers Opening Day with Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium to hundreds of local youngsters opening their careers with Pony League baseball, the sport is influential in local lives. In the photo above, with a background of the towering neon sign over The Grove’s parking structure and the giant clock on […]

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‘Art of Botanical Seduction’ tour at lush Robinson Gardens

‘Art of Botanical Seduction’ tour at lush Robinson Gardens

Visit rarely seen private gardens and enjoy a designer fashion show and lunch at the 28th annual Robinson Gardens Garden Tour Sat., May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interior designer, author and owner of Hollyhock, Suzanne Rheinstein, Windsor Square, is Grand Marshall. A Spanish theme will resonate at this year’s event, named for […]

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Real Estate News

Liquor store operator is running against longtime local judge James Kaddo

Liquor store operator is running against longtime local judge James Kaddo

Stepan W. Baghdassarian wants to become a Superior Court Judge on June 7. The surprise candidate is running for the seat of Judge James A. Kaddo, who has been on the bench for 25 years and has been a Larchmont resident for 50 years. Bagel lady election The contest is reminiscent of the 2006 judicial […]

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Instrument travels from Larchmont to Showcase House

Instrument travels from Larchmont to Showcase House

Greg Parker of Parker West Interiors is the designer of the music room at this year’s Pasadena Showcase House. He also plays the piano—a Blüthner from the Kasimoff Piano Company on North Larchmont. “It’s from Leipzig, Germany,” says Helga Kasimoff of the grand piano. “It’s wonderful to fill the room with music.” “The 6’3” Blüthner […]

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Ray Bradbury mural unveiled at Los Angeles High open house

Ray Bradbury mural unveiled at Los Angeles High open house

Los Angeles High School honored one of its most famous graduates on April 14 as part of an open house showcase to highlight the school’s academics and extra curricular activities. “In the past, our open house events were modeled as a kind of parent-teacher conference; but this year, our principal had the great idea to […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sale* Single family homes 355 S. Rimpau Blvd. 420 S. Rossmore Ave. 172 N. Las Palmas Ave. 220 N. Van Ness Ave. 241 S. Norton Ave. 314 N. McCadden Pl. 4530 W. 8th St. 621 N. June St. 285 S. Muirfield Rd. 953 S. Longwood Ave. 867 S. Muirfield Rd. 502 S. Bronson […]

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Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

As part of the Larchmont Chronicle’s continuing coverage of a proposed anti-growth ballot initiative that seeks to ban much construction in the City of Los Angeles for two years, the Chronicle is reprinting a thoughtful and relevant article on how the Los Angeles Conservancy is addressing this matter. The article, now edited slightly, first appeared […]

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Metro to start jet grouting on Wilshire Blvd.

Metro to start jet grouting on Wilshire Blvd.

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

We neighbors east of the under-construction Metro Purple Line subway station at Wilshire and La Brea may have thought we would not be seeing disruption on our parts of Wilshire Blvd. If we did think that, we were wrong! We’ll soon see “jet grouting” in the middle of Wilshire Blvd. in many blocks between La […]

Continue Reading

Larchmont: a village with the state’s first gourmet market

Larchmont: a village with the state’s first gourmet market

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A pleasure of the last few months has been looking through Patricia Lombard’s “Images of America: Larchmont,” which was published last year. It reminds me that those of us privileged to live in this neighborhood are just the latest of the generations who have been grateful to have a village nearby. Our Sunday farmers market […]

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A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently had the chance to visit with former Windsor Square neighbor, Ron Salisbury. Once denizens on Lucerne Blvd. and participants in Wilshire Baseball, he, Darlene and their young son moved down to Newport Beach a number of years ago. Nevertheless, a longtime business relationship has Ron (and son Brendon, now 28) coming back to […]

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