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Project may be over the top, but it’s permitted

Project may be over the top, but it’s permitted

A nearly 4,000-square foot home is being built at 310 N. Lucerne, replacing a single-story Spanish bungalow in Larchmont Village. It’s all above board, as the lot is 7,000-square feet, and under the city’s Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO), you can build about half of the size of the property lot, or, as in this case, […]

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Residents seek flashing lights to cut accidents

Residents seek flashing lights to cut accidents

Members of the Ridgewood-Wilton Neighborhood Association (RWNA) plan to meet with Councilmember David Ryu, engineers with the city Dept. of Transportation, plus representatives from the city attorney’s office, the police department and other city agencies to find a way to restore a traffic system that worked successfully in the past. The group is requesting the […]

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Mile’s road to historic status moves forward; meeting Sept.19

Mile’s road to historic status moves forward; meeting Sept.19

Miracle Mile qualifies to be protected under a city historic ordinance given its wealth of Period Revival-style homes, according to a three-month survey recently completed by the Architectural Resources Group. The survey is part of the city-required process to become a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Community meeting City representatives will be at a community meeting […]

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Co-ed sports league comes to Hollywood, Wilshire

Co-ed sports league comes to Hollywood, Wilshire

There is a new sports league coming this fall to participating schools in Hollywood and Wilshire. The league is for boys and girls in 4th to 6th grades, with a designated sport for each season of the 2015/16 school year. Soccer season runs from the beginning of school until Dec. 15. Basketball season runs from […]

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Offbeat and famous return from grave in West Adams

Offbeat and famous return from grave in West Adams

The “Offbeat and Audacious” Living History Tour is on Sat., Sept. 26 at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery at 1831 W. Washington Blvd. Among those brought back from the dead in actor re-creations will be Tod Browning, director of Bela Lugosi in “Dracula.” (Browning also directed 1931’s “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi, and cult favorite “Freaks,” a flop […]

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Music, art at Tarfest 2015

Music, art at Tarfest 2015

By Steven Rosenthal Anything free these days seems to be disappearing like the copper penny. However, even with rising festival fees, James Panozzo is firm in his commitment to keep the annual Tarfest music and art festival free for everyone. “Our vision is to provide emerging creative talent with an opportunity to have their work […]

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Wilton Place Craftsman wins Historical Society award

Wilton Place Craftsman wins Historical Society award

The following information was written by Carol Henning with research by Fluff McLean. The three-story Craftsman house at 200 S. Wilton Place has won the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society landmark award for 2015. The house was built on S. Westlake Ave. near MacArthur Park in 1904 and moved to its present site in 1920. […]

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Eateries host diners at ‘Taste of Larchmont’

Eateries host diners at ‘Taste of Larchmont’

With sounds of Broadway show tunes ringing through the night, supporters of Hope-Net sampled food at Larchmont Blvd. restaurants and bakeries. The 23rd annual “Taste of Larchmont” on Aug. 24 used a Broadway theme to accompany diners as they visited many of the 16 restaurants offering samples of their cuisine.

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Promoting social change important to area youth

Promoting social change important to area youth

Lily Larsen Student intern My interest in activism started early—I was only five when I attended the “Day Without Immigrants” march in 2006—but I was interested in what it means to other students my age. So I sat down with Heavlynne Richard, 14, and Jordan Cain, 15, to interview them on the topic. I started […]

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Larchmont Chronicle moves up the street

Larchmont Chronicle moves up the street

The Larchmont Chronicle is on the move. “We are in our new headquarters on the ground floor of the Leimert building at 606 N. Larchmont Blvd.,” said publisher John H. Welborne. It is the fourth move for the 52-year-old community newspaper that began in the den of Dawne Goodwin’s home on Poinsettia Place. In 1963, […]

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Landscape architect helps owners bid grass goodbye in Arden garden

Landscape architect helps owners bid grass goodbye in Arden garden

By John Welborne More and more front-yard re-landscaping projects are underway in our neighborhoods. In Windsor Square, in just a single block of Arden Blvd., three houses in a row have new, non-lawn front yards. One of the front yards used to consist almost entirely of grass (with the exception of some random Agapanthus and […]

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Mom determined to find the right sport for daughter

Mom determined to find the right sport for daughter

By Vanessa Herman Like most Hancock Park parents, I have spent countless hours sitting on bleachers in local parks and gymnasiums watching my child swing a racket or bat or try to get a ball in a hoop or net. Simone, who is now 11 years old and in 5th grade at St. James’ School, […]

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Real Estate News

Renovation underway to bring new visitors to river

Renovation underway to bring new visitors to river

By Renee Ridgeley, California Greenin’ Before there was gold in them thar hills, there was water in this here desert. The Los Angeles River was once a plentiful source of food, water and recreation with oak trees and trout for all. Today, the concrete conduit protects the city from flooding, but to most LA residents […]

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Windsor Square HPOZ woefully needs updating

Windsor Square HPOZ woefully needs updating

Blame it on an outdated Preservation Plan. Some 10 years ago when the 1,110-home enclave of Windsor Square was in the process of becoming an historic zone, a “vocal minority” was against it. To appease the property-rights critics, the Preservation Plan—a blueprint for the area’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone—was crafted with a broad interpretation. “Now […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Single family homes 108 S. Hudson Pl. 126 S. Windsor Blvd. 612 Lorraine Blvd. 627 Lorraine Blvd. 465 S. Orange Dr. 208 S. Lucerne Blvd. 123 S. Irving Blvd. 517 N. Lucerne Blvd. 133 S. Lucerne Blvd. 6173 Clinton St. 157 S. Lucerne Blvd. 686 Lorraine Blvd. 928 S. Tremaine Ave. 969 S. Hudson Ave. […]

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Tour park and take exclusive peek inside The Ebell Club

Tour park and take exclusive peek inside The Ebell Club

The historic Ebell is among neighborhood features of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Tour of Windsor Village on Sat., Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Julie Stromberg, tour organizer, said it begins at the pergola area of newly renovated Harold A. Henry Park, 890 S. Lucerne Blvd. (between Francis Ave. and 9th Street). Many of Windsor Village’s […]

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Promoting social change important to area youth

Promoting social change important to area youth

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lily Larsen Student intern My interest in activism started early—I was only five when I attended the “Day Without Immigrants” march in 2006—but I was interested in what it means to other students my age. So I sat down with Heavlynne Richard, 14, and Jordan Cain, 15, to interview them on the topic. I started […]

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Renovation underway to bring new visitors to river

Renovation underway to bring new visitors to river

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Renee Ridgeley, California Greenin’ Before there was gold in them thar hills, there was water in this here desert. The Los Angeles River was once a plentiful source of food, water and recreation with oak trees and trout for all. Today, the concrete conduit protects the city from flooding, but to most LA residents […]

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Larchmont Chronicle moves up the street

Larchmont Chronicle moves up the street

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Chronicle is on the move. “We are in our new headquarters on the ground floor of the Leimert building at 606 N. Larchmont Blvd.,” said publisher John H. Welborne. It is the fourth move for the 52-year-old community newspaper that began in the den of Dawne Goodwin’s home on Poinsettia Place. In 1963, […]

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Offbeat and famous return from grave in West Adams

Offbeat and famous return from grave in West Adams

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The “Offbeat and Audacious” Living History Tour is on Sat., Sept. 26 at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery at 1831 W. Washington Blvd. Among those brought back from the dead in actor re-creations will be Tod Browning, director of Bela Lugosi in “Dracula.” (Browning also directed 1931’s “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi, and cult favorite “Freaks,” a flop […]

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