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Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

At a meeting jointly sponsored by Councilman David E. Ryu and Metro, held at Los Angeles High School on Jan. 21, no final decision was announced to resolve the La Brea “decking” controversy. However, indications pointed to a 22-weekend approach. Before an audience of approximately 80 neighborhood stakeholders, Metro’s construction relations manager, Kasey Shuda, oversaw […]

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Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

Councilman Thomas D. Shepard went to jail The debate over land use and zoning in Los Angeles is as old as many of the city’s neighborhoods. The Aug. 28, 1925, front page of the “Larchmont Post” (framed on a wall in the offices of the Larchmont Chronicle) boasts the headline, “Zoning of Wilshire will be […]

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Petition for construction moratorium moves forward

Petition for construction moratorium moves forward

The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office announced last month that it had approved for circulation the anti-development initiative sponsored by the California nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Jill Stewart, campaign director for the Coalition to Preserve L.A. (CPLA)—the political campaign in support of the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”—says her group has already begun gathering […]

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Several shops set to close, relocate, according to LBA

Several shops set to close, relocate, according to LBA

Update: Pickett Fences announced that the store, being pushed out of the Larchmont Village Plaza, will move across the street to the former Alternative Apparel space at 219 N. Larchmont Blvd. See more information on the Pickett Fences Facebook page here. Several stores on Larchmont are closing or relocating, according to reports from a board […]

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‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

Surprise your loved one with a Singing Valentine delivered by members of the barbershop quartet, the Santa Monica Oceanaires. Members include locals Bill Boeck and Pierre Debbaudt, and Patrick Kellogg—a longtime former Larchmont resident. They sing two old-fashioned love songs and deliver a heart-shaped balloon with a personalized card. Orders are being accepted through Sun., […]

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Carnivale is coming to Farmers Market

Carnivale is coming to Farmers Market

Carnivale is coming to Farmers Market. Bead throwing, gumbo, beignets, Dixie music and beer will be on the menu at the Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmers Market Sat., Feb. 6 and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9. The 27th annual festival will see the Market festooned in traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and […]

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Monkees drummer inspires his daughter in family business

Monkees drummer inspires his daughter in family business

Making furniture by hand is a dying art. A daughter making furniture alongside her father is even more rare. And if her father just happens to be Micky Dolenz of The Monkees? Well, this story just got really interesting. Georgia Dolenz, one of Micky Dolenz’ four daughters, is a British transplant who grew up living […]

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Top 24 — Our movie critic’s ‘most-enjoyable’ films of 2015

Top 24 — Our movie critic’s ‘most-enjoyable’ films of 2015

Here is my list of the most enjoyable films I saw during 2015. This is just how much I enjoyed them, not rated as I would rate an Oscar® winner, but in my rough order of preference. This list doesn’t include two films I haven’t seen, “Brooklyn” and “Room.” Everyone I’ve spoken with (not critics) […]

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Village Cadettes are busy on Silver projects

Village Cadettes are busy on Silver projects

Lachmont Village Girl Scouts is a Cadette troop of seventh and eighth graders who have been together since the first and second grades. “The 16 girls love to hike, camp, go on adventures and help their community,” said the Troop #495 leader Amy Elvis Kiehl Miller. “The entire troop completed Bronze Awards two years ago, […]

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Couples tell how they met . . .

Couples tell how they met . . .

Forgotten typewriter unites pair Carl and Betsy Anderson were both students at Stanford University in 1969. Betsy Neville was from Windsor Square, and Carl had grown up in Ohio. Carl remembers the exact time he first met Betsy on campus. “It was late September in 1969 at 2 p.m. I had an interview for the […]

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Junior League fêtes its 90th year, Focus on Youth

Junior League fêtes its 90th year, Focus on Youth

The organization is based in a headquarters building on Larchmont Blvd., but it was conceived in 1925 in the living room of one of its 34 founders. That group of founding women, whose first project was a 12-bed children’s convalescent home on Ingraham Street (which became part of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles) quickly evolved into […]

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Community gives Chronicle’s Jane Gilman standing ovation

Community gives Chronicle’s Jane Gilman standing ovation

Community leaders, business owners, government representatives and neighborhood friends all gathered at The Ebell of Los Angeles to celebrate both the retirement and birthday (on her actual birthday) of one of the community’s most beloved stalwarts, Larchmont Chronicle co-founder Jane Gilman. “Jane credits luck, timing, ambition, diplomacy, gregariousness, more luck, and fearlessness as the attributes […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales*

Real Estate Sales Single family homes 134 Fremont Pl. 441 S. McCadden Pl. 234 S. Rimpau Blvd. 625 N. Highland Ave. 418 S. Sycamore Ave. 531 S. Van Ness Ave. 268 S. Norton Ave. 429 N. Arden Blvd. 1025 S. Longwood Ave. 433 S. Citrus. Ave. 565 N. Gower St. 307 N. Windsor Blvd. 1193 […]

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The fabric of life in a neighborhood—the wonders and worries

The fabric of life in a neighborhood—the wonders and worries

HOME GROUND is a new Larchmont Chronicle column about our shared neighborhood urban landscape. I’m a walker in the city. I’ve been a solo walker since before I turned five. I started watching the landscape of my then-city, a gritty industrial town, before I had any ideas. Before I read books. Before television. The path […]

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Park La Brea residents elect new board at annual meeting

Park La Brea residents elect new board at annual meeting

A board of directors election and a visit from state Assemblyman Richard Bloom brought nearly 80 members of the Park LaBrea Residents Association to its annual meeting on Jan. 10. Col. Donald Harris, the group’s secretary-treasurer, explained the board of directors election process and distributed ballots to those in attendance. Harris asked candidates to consider […]

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Historical Society names its 2015 Holiday Lights winners

Historical Society names its 2015 Holiday Lights winners

This year’s six winners for the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society’s annual Holiday Lights contest were: A home at 415 S. Windsor Blvd. won Most Spectacularly Decorated; The home at 425 N. McCadden Pl. won for Most Traditionally Decorated; The home at 300 S. Irving Blvd. won for Most Creatively and Colorfully Decorated; and, the […]

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‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

‘Valentine’s’ delivered in person

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Surprise your loved one with a Singing Valentine delivered by members of the barbershop quartet, the Santa Monica Oceanaires. Members include locals Bill Boeck and Pierre Debbaudt, and Patrick Kellogg—a longtime former Larchmont resident. They sing two old-fashioned love songs and deliver a heart-shaped balloon with a personalized card. Orders are being accepted through Sun., […]

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Village Cadettes are busy on Silver projects

Village Cadettes are busy on Silver projects

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lachmont Village Girl Scouts is a Cadette troop of seventh and eighth graders who have been together since the first and second grades. “The 16 girls love to hike, camp, go on adventures and help their community,” said the Troop #495 leader Amy Elvis Kiehl Miller. “The entire troop completed Bronze Awards two years ago, […]

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Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

| January 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

At a meeting jointly sponsored by Councilman David E. Ryu and Metro, held at Los Angeles High School on Jan. 21, no final decision was announced to resolve the La Brea “decking” controversy. However, indications pointed to a 22-weekend approach. Before an audience of approximately 80 neighborhood stakeholders, Metro’s construction relations manager, Kasey Shuda, oversaw […]

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Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Councilman Thomas D. Shepard went to jail The debate over land use and zoning in Los Angeles is as old as many of the city’s neighborhoods. The Aug. 28, 1925, front page of the “Larchmont Post” (framed on a wall in the offices of the Larchmont Chronicle) boasts the headline, “Zoning of Wilshire will be […]

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