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Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

Climate change, homelessness, mental and physical diseases, and other societal issues pepper our newsfeeds letting us know what is wrong or chaotic in the world. But these issues also can be motivating, inspiring us to reach out to others to try to do good in small ways close to home. Then we can have some […]

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Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

Larchmont Village’s historic Lipson Building was sold on Oct. 10 to a Malibu-based real estate investment company for $23.5 million. At that price, Christina Development paid roughly $1,372 per square foot for the one- and two-story, 17,000-square-foot property located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. The building houses 14 tenant spaces, including upstairs offices. The sale […]

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City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

Periodically, staff members of the city’s Dept. of City Planning head out of City Hall on field trips. A recent October foray was “Planning Day 2018 — Arts and Culture, Westlake Wilshire,” where about 40 staff members visited those two community plan areas, including a number of stops in and around Larchmont. The planners enjoyed […]

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Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

Alas, attempts from residents and community groups to save two side-by-side mature ficus trees on Larchmont Boulevard have failed as city officials confirm the trees’ imminent demise. Councilmember David Ryu’s office announced Oct. 23 that two separate city agencies have assessed the site at 226 N. Larchmont Blvd. and approved the trees for removal. Removal […]

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Musso & Frank nears its milestone 100th

Musso & Frank nears its milestone 100th

Musso & Frank Grill (commonly called Musso’s), 6667 Hollywood Blvd., is a living piece of Hollywood history — even a famous silent film star dined here. Now this historic restaurant is gearing up for its 100th anniversary next September with plans for a celebration. But there are plenty of reasons to dine there for your […]

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Tequila tasting at Antonio’s offers wide choices, is fun

Tequila tasting at Antonio’s offers wide choices, is fun

Angelenos tend to love their Mexican food, and Los Angeles is home to numerous fantastic options specializing in this regional cuisine, each serving a variety of styles from Oaxacan to Monterrey, Tex-Mex and more. At a recent Saturday dinner with our dear friends Dia and Ray Schuldenfrei, we decided, however, to let the tequila help […]

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El Cholo turned 95 with original recipes still on the menu

El Cholo turned 95 with original recipes still on the menu

El Cholo celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 23, serving its all-time bestseller, the No. 1 combinacione — cheese enchilada and rolled beef taco with refried beans and Spanish beans — for its 1938 price, 95 cents. The restaurants’ (there now are six) legendary green corn tamales, made with corn off the cob, cheddar cheese and […]

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Book chronicles Philharmonic leaders

Book chronicles Philharmonic leaders

Long before the humble star power of Gustavo Dudamel. Before the flamboyant and youthful Zubin Mehta. Before them both was the early orchestra’s eccentric founder William Andrews Clark, Jr. The philanthropist was often not accepted by high society (showing up at breakfast naked raised some eyebrows, for instance). Clark loved music, though, and he would […]

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Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Running on 36 years, Chan Dara has witnessed over three decades of Larchmont’s transformations, making it the longest-lived restaurant on the boulevard. Bhasuwongse (“Vavy”) and Sukhum (“Ken”) Kittivech opened the neighborhood Thai restaurant in 1983. They bought the 310 N. Larchmont Blvd. lot the year before from Vartkes and Alice Anivian, who had been leasing […]

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Tweens’ vintage pop-up raises funds for Children’s Hospital

Tweens’ vintage pop-up raises funds for Children’s Hospital

Junior Ambassadors Evvie Juda, 11, and Pippa Tarses, 9, held a vintage pop-up benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles last month at WO•LA studio, 7944 W. Third St. The pair collected stacks of clothes from friends and parents as part of Junior Ambassador Action Day at their school, Center for Early Education. Each item of clothing […]

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St. James School celebrates 50 years

St. James School celebrates 50 years

A full house, in this case church, gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. James’ School, long popular with local parents and students. Former St. James’ student, Dr. Neville Anderson, along with St. James’ rector Kate Cress and new head of school Peter Reinke, welcomed all the guests. Deborah David, head of school from […]

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‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

The iconic Larchmont bookstore founded by Joe Chevalier in 1940 continues to stimulate visitors not only with its inventory, but also with book-related events. Typical of the quality of the dozens of events presented most months was the dialogue late last month between C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning “New York Times” war correspondent, and retired […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 184 S. Hudson Ave. 501 Wilcox Ave. 450 N. McCadden Pl. 552 S. Bronson Ave. 607 N. Las Palmas Ave. 203 N. Gower St. 541 N. Lucerne Blvd. 403 N. Arden Blvd. 136 N. Lucerne Blvd. 340 N. Beachwood Dr. 417 N. Norton Ave. 601 N. Gower St. 613 N. […]

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Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

Roland E. Coate was among the architects hired to build dream homes for oil titans, bankers and film moguls in the robust real estate expansion of the first half of the 20th century. Coate was — in what is considered a golden age for home design — a stand-out. Many of his homes are in […]

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Men’s store Buck Mason to open on Larchmont

Men’s store Buck Mason to open on Larchmont

Menswear brand Buck Mason is in the process of opening a new location this month on Larchmont Boulevard. Founded in 2013, the Los Angeles-based clothing company is focused on providing updated, modern wardrobe essentials for daily wear. Think T-shirts, jeans and sweaters designed with fit, fabric and detailing in mind. Cofounders Sasha Koehn and Erik […]

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Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

The city Cultural Heritage Commission will consider historic preservation status for iconic neighborhood tavern, Tom Bergin’s, at a hearing on Nov. 1 at City Hall. The hearing will precede a vote to determine whether to consider making the tavern a city of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM), according to Ken Hixon, vice president of the […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 184 S. Hudson Ave. 501 Wilcox Ave. 450 N. McCadden Pl. 552 S. Bronson Ave. 607 N. Las Palmas Ave. 203 N. Gower St. 541 N. Lucerne Blvd. 403 N. Arden Blvd. 136 N. Lucerne Blvd. 340 N. Beachwood Dr. 417 N. Norton Ave. 601 N. Gower St. 613 N. […]

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Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Climate change, homelessness, mental and physical diseases, and other societal issues pepper our newsfeeds letting us know what is wrong or chaotic in the world. But these issues also can be motivating, inspiring us to reach out to others to try to do good in small ways close to home. Then we can have some […]

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Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Village’s historic Lipson Building was sold on Oct. 10 to a Malibu-based real estate investment company for $23.5 million. At that price, Christina Development paid roughly $1,372 per square foot for the one- and two-story, 17,000-square-foot property located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. The building houses 14 tenant spaces, including upstairs offices. The sale […]

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City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Periodically, staff members of the city’s Dept. of City Planning head out of City Hall on field trips. A recent October foray was “Planning Day 2018 — Arts and Culture, Westlake Wilshire,” where about 40 staff members visited those two community plan areas, including a number of stops in and around Larchmont. The planners enjoyed […]

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