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Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

Two Democratic Party candidates are competing in a June 6 runoff election for the 34th Congressional District seat. Attorney Robert Lee Ahn will go up against state assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to fill the seat vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was named California’s attorney general by Gov. Jerry Brown in Dec. 2016. The two men were […]

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Scottish Rite building to reopen this month as ‘Marciano Art Foundation’

Scottish Rite building to reopen this month as ‘Marciano Art Foundation’

Work is complete on the interiors of the adaptive reuse of the 1962 Scottish Rite Temple building in Windsor Square, and art is beginning to adorn the walls. Soon to reopen as the Marciano Art Foundation, the building will showcase works from the contemporary art collection of brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano. The works to […]

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Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

In the first week of March, Councilman David E. Ryu’s office contacted the president of the Windsor Square Association (WSA), Larry Guzin, regarding a request to remove a ficus tree at 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. Guzin and the WSA have been working with local stakeholders and the council office on Larchmont tree issues since January. […]

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Local architect designs a Brookside ‘Bridge House’

Local architect designs a Brookside ‘Bridge House’

Longwood Ave. resident Dan Brunn has designed, and recently began construction on, a one-of-a-kind “Bridge House” to straddle the much-loved brook in Brookside. The 210-foot-long, 20-foot wide, single-story house, quite literally bridges a running stream and a 20-foot change in property grade. “I am really excited about this house,” Brunn tells the Chronicle. “The idea […]

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The Little Free Library that thought it could… and did

The Little Free Library that thought it could… and did

The Little Free Library was a concept started in Wisconsin in 2009. There are currently three Little Free Libraries in close proximity to the Larchmont Chronicle, as well as two at local police stations, Olympic and West Traffic. Three little libraries The Little Free Library in front of Dr. Arthur A. Kezian’s dental office at […]

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City diversity being celebrated at Night Market, Food Bowl

City diversity being celebrated at Night Market, Food Bowl

Celebrate the diversity of the city’s cuisine at the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl through 31 days of dining this month. The festival will bring together local dining and international chefs while promoting awareness about food waste and hunger. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, among others, will curate and host signature events during the festival. […]

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Meals on Wheels is latest show on ‘What’s Up, Downtown?’

Meals on Wheels is latest show on ‘What’s Up, Downtown?’

What’s Up, Downtown? A lot, it turns out, as seen on the 30-plus YouTube videos chronicling the people, restaurants and general rebirth of Downtown Los Angeles since the enterprise “What’s Up, Downtown?” began two years ago. Hal Bastian, who heads a revitalization consulting company, is host of the shows which can be seen at halbastian.com. […]

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Spring is here, and it’s time for Dodgers baseball!

Spring is here, and it’s time for Dodgers baseball!

The Dodgers home opener was April 3, and the excited fans have returned to Chavez Ravine for another season. Recently, I got to spend the day at Dodger Stadium learning about the exciting new changes for the season, like lots of new foods, fun promo items, and a Jackie Robinson statue! Executive head chef, Ryan […]

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Pitch in, help out with Big Sunday all month long in May

Pitch in, help out with Big Sunday all month long in May

A Month of Big Sundays (MoBS) is off and running with charity projects for everyone, every single day in May. Started in 1999 by Hancock Park resident David Levinson and about 300 others from his synagogue, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Big Sunday has morphed from a one-day event to year-round activities, with the emphasis on […]

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At Chevalier’s Books: Jo Haldeman returns to Larchmont

At Chevalier’s Books: Jo Haldeman returns to Larchmont

Returning to a neighborhood where she lived and worked, Joanne (Jo) Horton Haldeman captivated a large crowd at Chevalier’s Books at the end of last month, just days after the publication of her book, “In the Shadow of the White House.” The book is a memoir of the Washington and Watergate years (between 1968 and […]

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Crafts, nature hikes and horses at Camp Enterprise Farms

Crafts, nature hikes and horses at Camp Enterprise Farms

Enterprise Farms has offered a safe, fun-filled camp in the heart of Los Angeles (on the edge of Griffith Park and the Los Angeles River) for more than 20 years.  The camp is for riders of all (even non-) experienced levels, says Gene Gilbert, camp manager. Campers learn grooming, horsemanship and riding. A demonstration is […]

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‘Anyone can be a hero’ at Norma Jean Gala May 18

‘Anyone can be a hero’ at Norma Jean Gala May 18

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls would drive by Hollygrove, the Los Angeles division of Uplift Family Services, on their way to take their three boys to school, and have long wanted to get involved with the nonprofit agency that supports 1,200 area at-risk children and teens and their families. “Our family is the centerpiece of […]

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Enter world of 3-D design, luxuriate in ‘bespoke’ at Prospr

Enter world of 3-D design, luxuriate in ‘bespoke’ at Prospr

In the world of interior design, size really does matter. “It’s all about scale and measurements,” says interior designer Randy Esada, owner of Prospr — a 3,000 square-foot showroom on Beverly Blvd. He tells of one customer who purchased a grand piano, only to find her couches wouldn’t fit in her living room after the […]

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Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 340 N. Las Palmas Ave. 277 Lorraine Blvd. 519 Wilcox Ave. 639 N. June St. 644 S. Orange Dr. 456 N. Citrus Ave. 458 S. Sycamore Ave. 266 S. Irving Blvd. 251 S. Wilton Pl. 902 S. Highland Ave. 137 S. Citrus Ave. 500 N. Cherokee Ave. 501 S. Norton […]

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Get a big impact from small gardens

Get a big impact from small gardens

Small gardens can have a huge impact. Just ask garden designers Judy Horton and Libby Simon, who have crafted several front, and back, yards over the years. Three are on north Windsor Blvd. Like elsewhere throughout the city, the former broad lawns have been replaced with lush, native flora, favorites of bees and butterflies. Monarchs […]

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The historic bridges of Brookside

The historic bridges of Brookside

A natural feature of the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood is hidden from view and known to many, but not all. As Brookside neighbor and designer of the “Bridge House” Dan Brunn (see story on Page 15) says, he had bought his first house on Longwood and had been living there for some time before he realized that […]

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Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Democratic Party candidates are competing in a June 6 runoff election for the 34th Congressional District seat. Attorney Robert Lee Ahn will go up against state assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to fill the seat vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was named California’s attorney general by Gov. Jerry Brown in Dec. 2016. The two men were […]

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The Little Free Library that thought it could… and did

The Little Free Library that thought it could… and did

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Little Free Library was a concept started in Wisconsin in 2009. There are currently three Little Free Libraries in close proximity to the Larchmont Chronicle, as well as two at local police stations, Olympic and West Traffic. Three little libraries The Little Free Library in front of Dr. Arthur A. Kezian’s dental office at […]

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City diversity being celebrated at Night Market, Food Bowl

City diversity being celebrated at Night Market, Food Bowl

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrate the diversity of the city’s cuisine at the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl through 31 days of dining this month. The festival will bring together local dining and international chefs while promoting awareness about food waste and hunger. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, among others, will curate and host signature events during the festival. […]

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Pitch in, help out with Big Sunday all month long in May

Pitch in, help out with Big Sunday all month long in May

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Month of Big Sundays (MoBS) is off and running with charity projects for everyone, every single day in May. Started in 1999 by Hancock Park resident David Levinson and about 300 others from his synagogue, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Big Sunday has morphed from a one-day event to year-round activities, with the emphasis on […]

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