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Development, preservation issues await council winner

Development, preservation issues await council winner

After a victorious election the winner in the run-off Tues., May 19 for Council District Four will inherit a hefty plate when they take over the reins from Tom LaBonge July 1. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a blockbuster venue in the Mile. The L.A. County Museum of Art […]

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Development on the LVNA meeting agenda May 12

Development on the LVNA meeting agenda May 12

Property development and a potential Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) are on the agenda when the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) meets on Tues., May 12, at 7 p.m. The semi-annual meeting will be held in the auditorium of Van Ness Elementary School, 501 N. Van Ness Ave. Councilman Tom LaBonge and/or his field deputy […]

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John Welborne takes reins as Chronicle publisher, owner

John Welborne takes reins as Chronicle publisher, owner

For the first time in the 52 years since its founding in 1963, the Larchmont Chronicle has a new owner. On May 1, the ownership of the paper will be passed to lifelong resident, John H. Welborne. I could not be more pleased than to have John Welborne lead the next decades of the Chronicle. […]

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Sycamore Square on the road to historic preservation

Sycamore Square on the road to historic preservation

Following on the heels of its neighbors, the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association is poised to start the process to protect its area from McMansions. The group’s board voted last month to look into an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) to prevent further tear downs of single-family homes to be replaced with ones too large for […]

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Fiber artists find inspiration in ancient stones

Fiber artists find inspiration in ancient stones

Ancient stones in the Peruvian Highlands and a contemporary fabric swatch inspired Cameron Taylor-Brown’s new fiber art quartet. The champagne-colored polyester swatch named “Majestic Stone” also describes the ruins and the centuries-old stonework she saw on her recent travels. “I enjoy that ‘majestic’ describes both the fabric and stonework… and that repurposing is integral to […]

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Small business owners hope to Spruce your space

Small business owners hope to Spruce your space

When Amber McDermitt met Mary Bell in the summer of 2013 they were working on a Lloyd Wright house in Pacific Palisades. Hired separately, they found a natural connection and were inspired to start Spruce Design & Organization. “We worked in collaboration as designer and organizer for a complete remodel of the interior and exterior,” […]

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Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

View seven gardens along the Brookside stream on Sun., April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. Several houses will also be open, said co-chairmen Patricia Rye and Sandy Boeck. The tour begins at 8th St. and Longwood Ave., and follows […]

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Girls get dolled up for the prom

Girls get dolled up for the prom

Cinderella has nothing on these girls. And lucky for them, they won’t turn into pumpkins at midnight. On March 5, for the eighth year in a row, the Assistance League of Los Angeles collaborated with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for the Operation School Bell Prom Day. The annual event provides free prom […]

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Miracle Mile Chamber forum covers present, future

Miracle Mile Chamber forum covers present, future

“The Miracle Mile, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” will be the theme of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum on Wed., May 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The forum, at the El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., will feature a video and slide show, “The History of Wilshire Blvd.,” with Leslie Kendall, curator of […]

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Residents debate ‘copter noise, laud complaint system

Residents debate ‘copter noise, laud complaint system

Residents are pleased to learn their complaints about helicopter noise will be addressed through the new Automated Complaint System (ACS). The ACS—which began operations on March 31—collects information to help identify patterns and trends in helicopter operations, and determine community reaction. Officials say the information gained will assist the development of noise abatement measures in […]

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Save water: manage runoffs, try Dymondia, it’s Pepsi proof

Save water: manage runoffs, try Dymondia, it’s Pepsi proof

In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency and asked the state to cutback water use by 20%. We failed in every month except December, because it was the only month that had decent rainfall. On April 1, 2015, after the lowest snowpack on record, Governor Brown directed the first ever […]

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Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

Writers’ space, community opens at The Hatchery

Talia Bolnick’s enthusiasm for her new co-working space for writers is catching. Several locals have signed on for full and part-time memberships at the The Hatchery Press, 5611 Clinton St. at Larchmont Blvd. Day passes are also available to enter the light-filled, wi-fi-connected 2,000 square-foot open lounge, studio and conference room plus a rooftop deck. […]

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Real Estate Sales for March 2015

Real Estate Sales for March 2015

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 251 S. Windsor Blvd. 737 S. Longwood Ave. 850 Crenshaw Blvd. 836 Crenshaw Blvd. 844 Crenshaw Blvd. 925 S. Muirfield Rd. 517 N. Gower St. 546 N. Orange Dr. 634 N. Gramercy Pl. $3,529,000 1,400,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,150,000 1,075,000 1,049,000 823,990 Condominiums 631 Wilcox Ave., #2A 4925 Wilshire […]

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Block captain aims to save water in Hancock Park

Block captain aims to save water in Hancock Park

The lawn signs in Hancock Park stating “Brown is the New Green” are a project of Farrah Dragon, the block captain on her street. She is encouraging residents who are as concerned about the water shortage as she is to place the signs on their lawns. “Actually, my husband and my mother came up with […]

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Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

Water-saving efforts are moving the ground from the Wilshire Country Club golf course, some 24 acres of turf to be exact. That’s the amount that has been removed from the course since early January, said Todd Keefer, general manager and chief operating officer. A host of drought-tolerant plants will replace the water-thirsty grass on about […]

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7-Eleven? Not in their Sycamore neighborhood

7-Eleven? Not in their Sycamore neighborhood

Schools and alcohol don’t mix, says the board of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association. Wilshire Crest Elementary and Yeshiva Gedolah High are within blocks of a proposed 24-hour, 7-Eleven at the north-east corner of Olympic Blvd. and La Brea Ave. Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana Church is less than half a block north on La […]

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Real Estate Sales for March 2015

Real Estate Sales for March 2015

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 251 S. Windsor Blvd. 737 S. Longwood Ave. 850 Crenshaw Blvd. 836 Crenshaw Blvd. 844 Crenshaw Blvd. 925 S. Muirfield Rd. 517 N. Gower St. 546 N. Orange Dr. 634 N. Gramercy Pl. $3,529,000 1,400,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,150,000 1,075,000 1,049,000 823,990 Condominiums 631 Wilcox Ave., #2A 4925 Wilshire […]

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Block captain aims to save water in Hancock Park

Block captain aims to save water in Hancock Park

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lawn signs in Hancock Park stating “Brown is the New Green” are a project of Farrah Dragon, the block captain on her street. She is encouraging residents who are as concerned about the water shortage as she is to place the signs on their lawns. “Actually, my husband and my mother came up with […]

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Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

Wilshire Country Club is turning so brown it’s green

| April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Water-saving efforts are moving the ground from the Wilshire Country Club golf course, some 24 acres of turf to be exact. That’s the amount that has been removed from the course since early January, said Todd Keefer, general manager and chief operating officer. A host of drought-tolerant plants will replace the water-thirsty grass on about […]

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Fiber artists find inspiration in ancient stones

Fiber artists find inspiration in ancient stones

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ancient stones in the Peruvian Highlands and a contemporary fabric swatch inspired Cameron Taylor-Brown’s new fiber art quartet. The champagne-colored polyester swatch named “Majestic Stone” also describes the ruins and the centuries-old stonework she saw on her recent travels. “I enjoy that ‘majestic’ describes both the fabric and stonework… and that repurposing is integral to […]

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