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Los Angeles High 100 years in the ’hood

Los Angeles High 100 years in the ’hood

Get your tickets now for a Los Angeles High School centennial celebration gala Sat., Oct. 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. The historic high school is celebrating 100 years at its location at Olympic and Rimpau. Originally founded downtown in 1873, Los Angeles High moved to its […]

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Wilshire Rotary to open pumpkin patch on Blvd.

Wilshire Rotary to open pumpkin patch on Blvd.

Pick out a gourd and plan your Jack o’ lantern this month while supporting Wilshire Rotary Club at a pumpkin patch at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. The patch is open Sat., Oct. 7 through Sun., Oct. 29. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. This year, […]

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Mentors can break cycle of homelessness

Mentors can break cycle of homelessness

You can make a difference. Really. Jill Bauman, CEO of Imagine LA, is sure of it, which is why she works to bring mentors together with young families to help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. About 150 new mentors are sought for St. Anne’s new, state-of-the-art transitional housing, Beverly Terrace. It is four blocks […]

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Board election, committee reports at HPHOA annual meeting, Oct. 24

Board election, committee reports at HPHOA annual meeting, Oct. 24

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual meeting of the Hancock Park Home Owners Association (HPHOA). Residents will hear from David Ryu’s office, the Los Angeles Police Department and from HPHOA committee chairs about what’s going on in Hancock Park, from concrete streets to tree trimming. The meeting will be Tues., Oct. 24, […]

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Harvest Carnival in Fairfax District offers family fun

Harvest Carnival in Fairfax District offers family fun

Hancock Park Elementary School is hosting a Harvest Carnival this month and the entire neighborhood is invited to join the fun. On Sat., Oct. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., the school’s campus — located at 408 S. Fairfax Ave. — will be transformed into an autumnal playground with a corn maze, pumpkin decorating activities […]

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Boulevard welcomes fair-goers to family-fun event on Oct. 29

Boulevard welcomes fair-goers to family-fun event on Oct. 29

Rides, games and a talent show are set to take place at Larchmont’s biggest annual event, the Family Fair, on Sun., Oct. 29 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Larchmont Blvd., from Beverly Blvd. to First St., will be closed to traffic the day of the fair to make room for rides, contests and more at […]

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‘Under the Stars’ screens at Uplift Hollygrove Sept. 30

‘Under the Stars’ screens at Uplift Hollygrove Sept. 30

Enjoy a barbecue dinner and a movie “Under the Stars” at the Hollygrove Campus on Sat., Sept. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie “Despicable Me 3” starts at dusk at the community fundraiser for Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove, at the corner of Vine St. and Waring Ave. The third annual event […]

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Zombies, rides at Halloween Haunt in Wilshire Park

Zombies, rides at Halloween Haunt in Wilshire Park

Wilshire Park is preparing a pot of witches’ brew and some real-life (or is it real-dead?) zombies for its eighth annual Halloween Haunt Sat., Oct. 28. The gruesome fun takes place from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Bronson Ave. between Wilshire and Eighth St. Festivities include old favorites and new ones, said Lorna Hennington, Wilshire […]

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Hans’ flair for design and technique revolutionized eyewear

Hans’ flair for design and technique revolutionized eyewear

Hans Fiebig once made glasses in a time-old fashion, by hand and working a foot pedal. “Can you imagine using your feet?” the 88-year old optician asked last month at his 30-year old Larchmont institution, Hans Custom Optik. One person who would appreciate Hans’ technical know-how, precision and artistic flair was Elvis Presley. The two […]

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Puppy love can be therapeutic, too

Puppy love can be therapeutic, too

Betty Nicholaw wasn’t in a very good mood. Turning 91 last month probably has its ups and downs. But the one-time CBS executive administrator’s spirits rose within minutes of meeting with her furry friend Luca, an 11-year-old Pomeranian. “Her personality really shines when Luca’s around,” says Cydney Kaplan, a certified recreation therapist and owner of Independent […]

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Larchmont music shop enters its eighth decade

Larchmont music shop enters its eighth decade

For the last 70 years, anyone coming through our neighborhood has seen the landmark Hans Weisshaar sign at 627 N. Larchmont Blvd. But does anyone really know what goes on in this decades-old violin shop? As a former violinist, it was a satisfying experience walking into the shop. Georg and Ann Eittinger, the proprietors, greeted […]

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Resident takes Young Adult genre by storm in ‘Dangerous Year’

Resident takes Young Adult genre by storm in ‘Dangerous Year’

As the October issue of the Larchmont Chronicle goes to press, first-time author and Brookside resident Kes Trester’s soon-to-be-released Young Adult (YA) novel, “A Dangerous Year,” is already racking up positive reviews. “This is our new Gossip Girl, guys. We can feel it,” raves HelloGiggles.com. “You’ll devour this clever and dangerously good plot. We guarantee […]

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The missing house of America’s ‘most dangerous architect’

The missing house of America’s ‘most dangerous architect’

He was a proven and inveterate liar before he was elected to high office; Roy Cohn was his trusted advisor; and his fellow Republicans were loath to denounce him before he wreaked havoc on the country. Joseph McCarthy’s early 1950s reign of terror in the U.S. Senate zoomed straight to Los Angeles and swallowed Hollywood […]

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St. Andrews Place homes and a block party welcomed WSHPHS tour-goers

St. Andrews Place homes and a block party welcomed WSHPHS tour-goers

For the first time in 41 years of doing local home tours, the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) combined tours with a block party. The 200 block of S. St. Andrews Pl. was closed to traffic, with “no parking” along the curbs, except for a few historic vehicles. In the street, children played and […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 214 N. Rossmore Ave. 640 S. Orange Dr. 175 N. June St. 526 N. Beachwood Dr. 123 S. Van Ness Ave. 736 S. Citrus Ave. 564 Lillian Way 465 S. Highland Ave. 170 N. Highland Ave. 580 N. Plymouth Blvd. 205 N. Beachwood Dr. 733 S. Citrus Ave. 516 N. […]

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Wine tasting, pies and fire truck were at Windsor Village party

Wine tasting, pies and fire truck were at Windsor Village party

The Windsor Village Association, in partnership with “Title Sponsor” Tim Stivers Heating & Air Conditioning and several other generous sponsors, treated more than 300 residents Sept. 16 on Ninth  St., between Windsor and Victoria, at the annual block party. Residents feasted on favorites such as Gus’s Fried Chicken, Tacos Coco’s and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. […]

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Harvest Carnival in Fairfax District offers family fun

Harvest Carnival in Fairfax District offers family fun

| October 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Hancock Park Elementary School is hosting a Harvest Carnival this month and the entire neighborhood is invited to join the fun. On Sat., Oct. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., the school’s campus — located at 408 S. Fairfax Ave. — will be transformed into an autumnal playground with a corn maze, pumpkin decorating activities […]

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Boulevard welcomes fair-goers to family-fun event on Oct. 29

Boulevard welcomes fair-goers to family-fun event on Oct. 29

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rides, games and a talent show are set to take place at Larchmont’s biggest annual event, the Family Fair, on Sun., Oct. 29 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Larchmont Blvd., from Beverly Blvd. to First St., will be closed to traffic the day of the fair to make room for rides, contests and more at […]

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The missing house of America’s ‘most dangerous architect’

The missing house of America’s ‘most dangerous architect’

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

He was a proven and inveterate liar before he was elected to high office; Roy Cohn was his trusted advisor; and his fellow Republicans were loath to denounce him before he wreaked havoc on the country. Joseph McCarthy’s early 1950s reign of terror in the U.S. Senate zoomed straight to Los Angeles and swallowed Hollywood […]

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‘Under the Stars’ screens at Uplift Hollygrove Sept. 30

‘Under the Stars’ screens at Uplift Hollygrove Sept. 30

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enjoy a barbecue dinner and a movie “Under the Stars” at the Hollygrove Campus on Sat., Sept. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie “Despicable Me 3” starts at dusk at the community fundraiser for Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove, at the corner of Vine St. and Waring Ave. The third annual event […]

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