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L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

Being assigned to L.A.P.D.’s Wilshire Division is like coming full circle, said new commanding officer Capt. Howard Leslie. “I worked here as a young police officer in the late 80s and early 90s,” said the 27-year L.A. Police Dept. veteran. He returned to the division in September as commanding officer of the patrol unit following […]

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Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

New businesses are getting a warm reception from Larchmont residents. At the same time, some old favorites are bidding the street adieu. Lines are already forming at Salt & Straw, a Portland, Or. –based ice cream store that opened its only Los Angeles location at 240 N. Larchmont Blvd. in  September. Open daily from 10 […]

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Animal Dermatology Clinic opens on Larchmont

Animal Dermatology Clinic opens on Larchmont

While Fido might not need a nip and tuck, Animal Dermatology Clinic, 428 N. Larchmont Blvd., can do most everything else skin and ear related. Opened recently at 428 N. Larchmont Blvd., the clinic specializes in diagnosis and treatment of allergies, skin disease and chronic ear disease in animals. Specialized services include intradermal skin testing, video […]

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Windsor Square streetlight project to add 99 new poles

Windsor Square streetlight project to add 99 new poles

The good news is: work crews will be installing 99 new streetlights in Windsor Square in the beginning of next year. The bad news is, it took almost eight years to accomplish. Paul Newman, the Windsor Square Association board member who has been overseeing the volunteer committees working with the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting, […]

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Comedy Night benefits Wilshire Community Police Council youth programs

Comedy Night benefits Wilshire Community Police Council youth programs

The El Rey Theatre will play host to the Wilshire Community Police Council’s (WCPC) annual fundraiser, providing a night of comedy with a “little jazz” thrown in on the side. The benefit, on Thurs., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., will benefit the police cadet programs and the Wilshire community police station. Comedians scheduled to perform […]

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Talent show, water rollers returning to Larchmont Fair

Talent show, water rollers returning to Larchmont Fair

The camels are coming—to the Larchmont Family Fair again this year. The popular ride on the desert beast will be one of the fun activities on Larchmont Blvd. on Sun., Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the members of the Larchmont Boulevard Association. The closed-to-traffic boulevard will be lined […]

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PETS OF LARCHMONT

PETS OF LARCHMONT

An overwhelming number of e-mails poured in of adorable and regal-looking pets with some uplifting stories to match. Several among them are Boulevard regulars. One owner forwarded a pastel painting of Gen. Beauregard, a.k.a. Beau, and there was Sophie, “a Windsor Square socialite” entertaining her dachsund friends. Kobe Astro, a beagle mix, is a true […]

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Civil War re-enactment at West Adams Living History tour

Civil War re-enactment at West Adams Living History tour

History comes to life when actors re-enact historical figures buried at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, 1831 W. Washington Blvd., on Sat., Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Adams Heritage Association’s “A Gathering of the Blue and the Gray, Civil War: Beyond the Battlefield” commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The […]

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Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Brookside resident Roy Forbes experienced his first earthquake at age six while eating a pancake breakfast at Ky’s Place in Carson City, Nev., and he thought it was fun. But today, Forbes knows that earthquakes are not fun––they are deadly and take serious preparation to survive. Scientists consistently warn us that there is a 99.7 […]

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L.A. landmarks featured in new book

L.A. landmarks featured in new book

Artist Barbara Thomason’s paintings of vistas, bridges, signs, streets and everyday landmarks are in her new book, “100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.” Among her subjects is El Coyote, painted in shades of reds. She writes it is noted for its margaritas and a burrito named after its first regular customer in the 1930s. “I’d […]

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Neighborhood dog lovers unite to tell tales of their furry friends

Neighborhood dog lovers unite to tell tales of their furry friends

Pets add so much to family life. Our puppy, Ginger, is now a frisky and, at times, challenging one year old who behaves like a typical “teen” challenging authority and acting out for attention. She follows me everywhere and is absolutely in love with my daughters Isabella and Amelia. It’s difficult to remember our life […]

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Paula Panich to lead workshop for photographers

Paula Panich to lead workshop for photographers

A writer by profession, Windsor Square resident Paula Panich is also a passionate gardener. She added “teacher” to the list after a visit to the New York Botanical Garden. “I said to them, ‘you offer garden photography and plant illustration, but what about writing? It’s the missing leg of the tripod.’” That’s how her workshops […]

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Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

This October, Marlborough, the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California, celebrates its 125th anniversary. Currently nestled right here in our own Hancock Park backyard, it took the vision of an orphaned, widowed woman to bring it to life. Mary Caswell was born in Paris, Me., in 1850, and was educated at private schools throughout […]

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Real Estate Sales for August 2014

Real Estate Sales for August 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 125 Fremont Pl. 624 S. Arden Blvd. 110 N. Rossmore Ave. 171 S. McCadden Pl. 152 S. Van Ness Ave. 538 N. Citrus Ave. 220 N. Van Ness Ave. 604 S. Arden Blvd. 514 N. McCadden Pl. 522 N. Plymouth Blvd. 136 N. Beachwood Dr. […]

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La Brea-Hancock urges added security for Avalon Bay park

Recent drug arrests in a park behind Avalon Bay apartments at 5115 Wilshire Blvd. has La Brea-Hancock residents concerned. The space has become a site for criminal activity and homeless occupants. The park is owned by Avalon Bay. When it opened its multi-story apartment building in 2007, the developer promised to help provide security for […]

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California Greenin': Beat the heat, save money on rebates

California Greenin': Beat the heat, save money on rebates

The only thing worse than a summer heat wave is an autumn shock wave when you get the air-conditioning bill. When September rolls around and the temperatures are still hitting 90, maybe it’s time to explore some alternatives. Utilize windows Like a villa in a Merchant Ivory film that needs opening each dawn, your home […]

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L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Being assigned to L.A.P.D.’s Wilshire Division is like coming full circle, said new commanding officer Capt. Howard Leslie. “I worked here as a young police officer in the late 80s and early 90s,” said the 27-year L.A. Police Dept. veteran. He returned to the division in September as commanding officer of the patrol unit following […]

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Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

New businesses are getting a warm reception from Larchmont residents. At the same time, some old favorites are bidding the street adieu. Lines are already forming at Salt & Straw, a Portland, Or. –based ice cream store that opened its only Los Angeles location at 240 N. Larchmont Blvd. in  September. Open daily from 10 […]

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Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Local launches business to prepare for Big One

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brookside resident Roy Forbes experienced his first earthquake at age six while eating a pancake breakfast at Ky’s Place in Carson City, Nev., and he thought it was fun. But today, Forbes knows that earthquakes are not fun––they are deadly and take serious preparation to survive. Scientists consistently warn us that there is a 99.7 […]

Continue Reading

L.A. landmarks featured in new book

L.A. landmarks featured in new book

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist Barbara Thomason’s paintings of vistas, bridges, signs, streets and everyday landmarks are in her new book, “100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.” Among her subjects is El Coyote, painted in shades of reds. She writes it is noted for its margaritas and a burrito named after its first regular customer in the 1930s. “I’d […]

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