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Commission considers designs of Chandler home

Commission considers designs of Chandler home

Choice of paint color at a home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. was the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Ken Bernstein, manager, Office of Historic Resources, city Planning Dept. He made his remarks to the Chronicle after a meeting of the city Cultural Heritage Commission in November to consider design changes at the […]

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Restrictions on demolition considered by Planning

Restrictions on demolition considered by Planning

Single-family homes in Larchmont Village, Miracle Mile and La Brea Hancock stand to be protected from demolition while city officials spend up to two years to tweak an anti-mansionization law. If approved, the interim control ordinance would temporarily halt demolitions in 15 neighborhoods feeling squeezed by new mcmansions towering over older, smaller homes, altering the […]

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Loyola High School kicks off sesquicentennial celebration

Loyola High School kicks off sesquicentennial celebration

The first day of a year-long sesquicentennial celebration began on Nov. 16 with an inaugural 150th anniversary mass at Loyola High School. During the mass, which was celebrated by President Fr. Gregory Goethals and three former Loyola presidents and other clergy, a special apostolic blessing from Pope Francis was shared with the congregation. A celebration […]

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Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

The Miracle Mile Run—a one-mile race on Wilshire Blvd. sponsored by city councilman Tom LaBonge—is free and open to all ages. Registration and check-in for the event, which begins at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Orange Dr., begins at 6:30 a.m. It runs down the middle of Wilshire Blvd. starting at 7 a.m. Billed […]

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Classic ‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday favorite to the stage

Classic ‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday favorite to the stage

Several local girls will share the role of Masha in Marat Daukayev Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” It is among a variety of productions of the holiday classic throughout December. Marat Daukayev Ballet More than 120 dancers from the school on S. La Brea Ave. will don 500 costumes to perform on Saturdays, Dec. 6 […]

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On the Menu: Great dining experiences in 2014

On the Menu: Great dining experiences in 2014

As 2015 approaches, it’s common to reflect on the year that passed. For me, that involves remembering particularly flavorful meals. Since a monthly column inevitably leaves gaps in my gastronomic reportage, this month I’ll share highlights from restaurants I didn’t have an opportunity to review before. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen serves innovative […]

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Design is a lifestyle at Sage’s boutique

Design is a lifestyle at Sage’s boutique

Sage Machado’s boutique is filled with one-of-a-kind jewelry, her handmade essential oils and favorite finds from around the globe. She opened her Bohemian-style store, The Sage Lifestyle at 128 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd. after moving to the neighborhood. “I’m new to Larchmont but not new to the business,” the energetic mom of two young daughters […]

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Bang band members get a whole lotta love from peers

Bang band members get a whole lotta love from peers

Deciding to form a band was easy; finding a drummer was not. “Moms are not as likely to allow drummers to practice in their houses,” noted a member of “Bang.” Inspiration began at Larchmont Charter school three years ago when students Vinnie Wade and Seb Juul enrolled in teacher George Foster’s afterschool performance workshop, Roxskool. […]

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Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

When Gina Riberi left her practice as a commercial litigation attorney, she agreed to help out at her husband’s new technology business for a short time. Another decade would fly by before she would follow her calling and passion to help others. The task ahead was not an easy one. There are 25,000 non-profits in […]

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St. James’ School teacher lauded for her 35 years of service

St. James’ School teacher lauded for her 35 years of service

Paru Kammula was the star of the show at a recent reunion luncheon at St. James’ School. The event brought together alumni students and their families past and present to honor Kammula for her more than 35 years of service to the school. Also in attendance were former heads of school Fr. Chuck Rowins and […]

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Common goals are foundation of long marriage

Common goals are foundation of long marriage

Eric Avazian was playing basketball and his future wife, Linda, was rooting against him when they met 52 years ago at a competition between their church youth groups at Hollywood High. But the couple, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Wilshire Country Club, have been on the same […]

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Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

For the past year, Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association board member Amy Vangsgard has passed out welcome bags to new area residents. “It’s my Midwestern roots,” she said with a laugh. “My parents were meeters and greeters and so am I.” Vangsgard was brainstorming with other LVNA members about ways to increase membership to the 250-person […]

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Real Estate News

Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

The Ratkovich Company, which recently announced a 90 percent leased rate at its building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd., has completed installation of drought resistant landscaping in front of the property. Formerly known as the Variety Building, hospitality, lifestyle and real estate development company SBE assumed naming rights to the property after relocating its corporate headquarters […]

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Original owner of Chevalier’s Books interviewed 30 years ago

Original owner of Chevalier’s Books interviewed 30 years ago

  After 75 years of business, people in the Larchmont area know and love their neighborhood bookstore, Chevalier’s Books.  In 1984, the Larchmont Chronicle carried an article about the store’s founder, Joe Chevalier, as the store celebrated its 45th anniversary. As the store now celebrates 75 years, here’s a look back at that article, written […]

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Water-saving innovation ideas are coming out-of-the-box

Water-saving innovation ideas are coming out-of-the-box

The Mayor’s office recently took to social media, inviting Angelenos to share water-saving innovations by posting to Twitter with the hashtag #DroughtHack.  It received responses from the de rigueur to the dare we try.   Only wash full loads of laundry. Turn off water while brushing teeth. Install a rain barrel. Take a shower with someone. […]

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Real Estate Sales for October 2014

Real Estate Sales for October 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 424 S. Rimpau Blvd. 226 S. Rimpau Blvd. 129 N. Van Ness Ave. 269 S. Irving Blvd. 613 S. Mansfield Ave. 129 N. Norton Ave. 543 N. June St. 525 N. Citrus Ave. 500 N. Gower St. 915 S. Victoria Ave. 906 S. Victoria Ave. 907 Westchester Pl. 330 […]

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Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ratkovich Company, which recently announced a 90 percent leased rate at its building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd., has completed installation of drought resistant landscaping in front of the property. Formerly known as the Variety Building, hospitality, lifestyle and real estate development company SBE assumed naming rights to the property after relocating its corporate headquarters […]

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Commission considers designs of Chandler home

Commission considers designs of Chandler home

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Choice of paint color at a home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. was the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Ken Bernstein, manager, Office of Historic Resources, city Planning Dept. He made his remarks to the Chronicle after a meeting of the city Cultural Heritage Commission in November to consider design changes at the […]

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Restrictions on demolition considered by Planning

Restrictions on demolition considered by Planning

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Single-family homes in Larchmont Village, Miracle Mile and La Brea Hancock stand to be protected from demolition while city officials spend up to two years to tweak an anti-mansionization law. If approved, the interim control ordinance would temporarily halt demolitions in 15 neighborhoods feeling squeezed by new mcmansions towering over older, smaller homes, altering the […]

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Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Gina Riberi left her practice as a commercial litigation attorney, she agreed to help out at her husband’s new technology business for a short time. Another decade would fly by before she would follow her calling and passion to help others. The task ahead was not an easy one. There are 25,000 non-profits in […]

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