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Communities debate limits on billboards

Communities debate limits on billboards

The debate on billboards in Los Angeles has not been resolved since the Chronicle last reported on it in July 2017. However, 20 neighborhood councils recently have weighed in by submitting Community Impact Statements advocating limits on digital signage as per the “Version B+” draft billboard ordinance advanced by the City Planning Commission. This version […]

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Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society at Gilmore Adobe

Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society at Gilmore Adobe

The Historic Gilmore Adobe was the star of the annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) annual meeting last month.  The gathering marked the local society’s 41st year. A rare guided tour of the historic Farmers Market-adjacent site included the house, grounds, orchard and even chickens. Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy for the Los […]

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Notable sales on Boulevard; violin shop closes doors

Notable sales on Boulevard; violin shop closes doors

In recent weeks, there were  two notable sales transactions either underway or completed on Larchmont Boulevard, as well as leasing activity that continues apace. Perhaps most important, as reported in the June Larchmont Chronicle, was the prospective sale of the historic Lipson Building to the A.F. Gil- more Co., owner of the Original Farmers Market […]

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Houses allowed more square footage, front garages under Koretz

Houses allowed more square footage, front garages under Koretz

Two houses under construction at 300 and 339 S. Citrus Ave. are not what La Brea Hancock residents had in mind when envisioning the outcome of a new anti-McMansion law passed in March 2017. One house whose construction got underway last month, at 300 S. Citrus, is really big — between 3,000 and 4,000 square […]

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Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

Any ice cream lover knows that July is the perfect time to enjoy a scoop or two. Popular trends in the ice cream arts, such as rolled or allergen-friendly ice cream, are surfacing for the summer, and the traditional cone and cup add to the variety. This summer, taste your way through tried-and-true vanilla to […]

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See you at the movies all summer long at outdoor, historic settings

See you at the movies all summer long at outdoor, historic settings

Movies are in our DNA. Los Angeles would not be what it is today physically, economically or philosophically had it not been for the advent of motion pictures and the people who made them who put down roots here over a century ago. Many of the physical plants associated with the industry have been identified as […]

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Eateries, groceries serve their best at Farmers Market

Eateries, groceries serve their best at Farmers Market

Enjoy food from more than 50 grocers, eateries and restaurants at the 10th annual Taste of Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Tues., July 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating the World of Flavor.” Proceeds from the event will support the work of First-In Fire Foundation. Local firehouses Fire […]

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Summer fun: Walk among  the stars, stay close to home

Summer fun: Walk among the stars, stay close to home

What to do with visitors this summer when you want a fun outing that’s close to home? Why not check out the daily tours at nearby Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave.? As a place in history and our community, Paramount is the home of movies from “The Godfather” and its sequels to the “Star Trek” […]

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Meet some of our very best neighborhood furry friends

Meet some of our very best neighborhood furry friends

Charming to sublime describes the four-legged entries in our annual Pets of Larchmont section. Snaggle-toothed rescue Leedo was adopted eight years ago on Larchmont Boulevard when he was just a wee 12-week-old puppy, Beth Correll told us. Shoe-sized Bruno is just beginning his dog years, and Kramer, a Pomeranian, might look delicate, but he is […]

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Breaking news: Catholic comedy in Hancock Park

Breaking news: Catholic comedy in Hancock Park

No, the headline doesn’t describe a mixed-up real estate transaction or challenges at a local church. It’s the title (“Catholic Comedy Night”) of a late-June gathering to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels and Ignatians West. The former is the 40-year-old program that prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents […]

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Cohen’s 2,000+ pound charge runs free at Elephant Nature Park

Cohen’s 2,000+ pound charge runs free at Elephant Nature Park

After years of serving the local community, Village Pizzeria owner Steve Cohen reached further across the globe, much further, in his latest philanthropic endeavor. He adopted an elephant. Cohen hopes to travel to Thailand to visit his charge in time for the pair’s birthday — Steve’s is July 13; the elephant Chang Yim’s is July […]

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Local chef is motivated by his search for best possible produce

Local chef is motivated by his search for best possible produce

It’s summer in Los Angeles, which means that gardens, grocers and farmers’ markets are teeming with juicy, plump produce. And at least one local chef credits his restaurant’s success, in part, on his ability to bring that California farm-fresh produce to your plate. Chef Kevin Meehan, who opened Kali restaurant on Melrose Avenue in 2016, […]

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Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park gardens in full view

Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park gardens in full view

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) held its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour June 2, and after the success of the first tour, committee co-chairs Cathy Roberts and Julie Stromberg turned their sights to neighborhoods not featured in the 2016 tour: Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park. “It was truly a lovely way to spend half […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 5170 W. 2nd St. 112 Fremont Pl. 149 N. McCadden Pl. 314 Rimpau Blvd. 244 N. Rossmore Ave. 315 N. McCadden Pl. 865 S. Tremaine Ave. 140 S. Van Ness Ave. 800 S. Highland Ave. 216 S. Larchmont Blvd. 437 N. Highland Ave. 358 S. Sycamore Ave. 956 S. Longwood […]

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Bolnick’s brain child for writers, The Hatchery, grows up and out

Bolnick’s brain child for writers, The Hatchery, grows up and out

When The Hatchery Press opened its doors in 2015 as a writers’ co-working space on Clinton St., the Larchmont Chronicle interviewed Talia Bolnick on her plans and goals for the fledgling enterprise. The idea for the space was born out of the Oxford grad’s own need for a dedicated, tranquil place to write, but one […]

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Upgrades at Buzz publisher’s Fremont Place home make it more accessible for all

Upgrades at Buzz publisher’s Fremont Place home make it more accessible for all

When Larchmont Buzz co-publisher Patty Lombard’s parents, Anne and Rocci Lombard, came to live with her at her Fremont Place home a few years ago, her family began an extensive renovation to make their space more accessible and easier to navigate for elderly adults. The results were so successful, they’re featured in a June 15 story […]

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Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Any ice cream lover knows that July is the perfect time to enjoy a scoop or two. Popular trends in the ice cream arts, such as rolled or allergen-friendly ice cream, are surfacing for the summer, and the traditional cone and cup add to the variety. This summer, taste your way through tried-and-true vanilla to […]

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Communities debate limits on billboards

Communities debate limits on billboards

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The debate on billboards in Los Angeles has not been resolved since the Chronicle last reported on it in July 2017. However, 20 neighborhood councils recently have weighed in by submitting Community Impact Statements advocating limits on digital signage as per the “Version B+” draft billboard ordinance advanced by the City Planning Commission. This version […]

Continue Reading

Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park gardens in full view

Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park gardens in full view

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) held its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour June 2, and after the success of the first tour, committee co-chairs Cathy Roberts and Julie Stromberg turned their sights to neighborhoods not featured in the 2016 tour: Brookside, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Park. “It was truly a lovely way to spend half […]

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Meet some of our very best neighborhood furry friends

Meet some of our very best neighborhood furry friends

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Charming to sublime describes the four-legged entries in our annual Pets of Larchmont section. Snaggle-toothed rescue Leedo was adopted eight years ago on Larchmont Boulevard when he was just a wee 12-week-old puppy, Beth Correll told us. Shoe-sized Bruno is just beginning his dog years, and Kramer, a Pomeranian, might look delicate, but he is […]

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