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Showdown set for Bungalow in criminal court

Showdown set for Bungalow in criminal court

The Larchmont Bungalow is scheduled to be back in criminal court Mon., Aug. 7 with a new defendant — Renee Mizrahi, wife of the deceased owner. “That’s the drop-dead date when they’re supposed to be either in compliance by that date or close the restaurant. This has gone on long enough,” said Todd Maland, investigator […]

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New leaders named for Junior League’s 92nd year

New leaders named for Junior League’s 92nd year

Katie Young McCullough is the new president of the Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA). The league, now in its 92nd year, is headquartered on Larchmont Blvd., almost next door to the Larchmont Chronicle. In an interview about her goals for this year, President McCullough first stressed the League’s essential mission of empowering women and […]

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Sample cuisine at 25th Taste of Larchmont, Aug. 28

Sample cuisine at 25th Taste of Larchmont, Aug. 28

Hope-Net’s “Taste of Larchmont” celebrates its 25th anniversary on Mon., Aug. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. when attendees will sample food from the boulevard’s restaurants. The neighborhood event brings the community together while supporting the Hope-Net food pantry mission. In addition to food from local eateries, a dessert pavilion will offer delicious pastries, cheeses […]

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Faith, family and friends is ‘secret’ to Olsens’ 75th

Faith, family and friends is ‘secret’ to Olsens’ 75th

Ken (99) and Dickie (96) Olsen of Muirfield Road will have been married 75 years this November. The couple credit “faith, family and friends” as the secret to their long marriage and to life. The couple raised seven children and volunteered countless hours to St. Anne’s Home, Loyola High Mother’s Club (which Dickie’s mom, Linda […]

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Local ballerina leaves Larchmont for Moscow State Theater

Local ballerina leaves Larchmont for Moscow State Theater

A young Windsor Village resident has been offered a position at the Moscow State Theater of Russian Ballet. Matisse Love, 17, will begin dancing in Moscow this month under the artistic direction of Vyacheslav Gordeyev. “I’m really excited,” says Love. “It will be a great opportunity to travel and experience new cultures.” A former student […]

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Larchmont Village hosts 2017 block party

Larchmont Village hosts 2017 block party

More than 200 neighbors gathered one sunny Saturday afternoon last month on N. Bronson Ave. for the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) block party. Partygoers mingled over tables of free food and drinks while jamming out to classic rock music courtesy of The Encroachments, a band made up of local Realtors, including Bruce Walker, one […]

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Govan, Ryu to speak at ‘TarFest’ preview Sept. 6

Govan, Ryu to speak at ‘TarFest’ preview Sept. 6

Art, culture and community will be the topics of the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce “TarFest” luncheon  Wed., Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Speakers include LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Councilman David Ryu and TarFest co-founder James Panozzo. The chamber luncheon […]

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Sicilian carts are at Italian American Museum

Sicilian carts are at Italian American Museum

One of the newest museums in Los Angeles is IAMLA — Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. Located in the historic Italian Hall on Main St., backing up to Olvera St., the museum opened to the public in 2016. However, its gestation goes back almost as far as I can remember. Certainly to about 1978, […]

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Travels around the world led Sheri Weller back home

Travels around the world led Sheri Weller back home

A professional public speaker, with a degree in business and broadcasting, Sheri Weller traveled 300 days a year during the dot.com days and later for Nissan and other company conventions and trade shows. After the birth of her son, Teddy, now 5, she continued her life on the road, with her son and her own […]

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Diane Hawley’s business expertise is put to good use

Diane Hawley’s business expertise is put to good use

Diane Hawley’s business acumen is being put to good use, both through Las Madrinas in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where the past president has worn many hats the past 10 years, and at Marlborough. At the school, she is a trustee in her first of two terms and a parent for 12 years. […]

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‘Not your mother’s Ebell,’ says board member Janna Bodek Harris

‘Not your mother’s Ebell,’ says board member Janna Bodek Harris

Longtime Windsor Square resident Janna Bodek Harris has a message to all of the young women reading this: join the Ebell of Los Angeles. “The club is a jewel in our community,” says Harris, who serves on the board of directors for the organization. “Really, I feel like every woman in this neighborhood should be […]

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Janet Clayton looks to the future of energy; Pulitzers are in her rear view

Janet Clayton looks to the future of energy; Pulitzers are in her rear view

Janet Clayton tends to be where the action is — from Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at the “Los Angeles Times” to being at the forefront of new technologies as head of corporate communications at Edison International. “It was a very exciting time to be in journalism,” she says of her long career at the newspaper. And, […]

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Real Estate News

Tudor revivals awarded at WSHPHS annual meeting

Tudor revivals awarded at WSHPHS annual meeting

A talk on local Art Deco apartment buildings and a lively performance by mariachis were on the bill of the 41st annual meeting of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society June 25. “It turned out to be quite a lovely event and the Historic Landmark Awards which were presented gave us such interesting history,” said […]

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Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

After more than a decade of neighbors’ complaints, cleanup is underway at the unsightly house at 610 S. Van Ness Ave. Surrounded by palm-frond fences, the derelict structure adjoins two lots previously filled with a collection of rusty old cars. In mid-July, demolition of the house finally was underway. When the three lots have been […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single-family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 634 S. Rimpau Blvd. 434 N. Mansfield Ave. 444 N. McCadden Pl. 406 S. Sycamore Ave. 122 S. Van Ness Ave. 231 S. Citrus Ave. 101 S. Larchmont Blvd. 533 N. Las Palmas Ave. 652 S. Mansfield Ave. 902 S. Victoria Ave. 4006 Ingraham St. 643 […]

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God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

The first time I became aware of the stunning power of architecture, I was 17 and walked into the terra-cotta cocoon of Grady Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. The building sparked a life-long interest in architecture, “the great mother art,” as Frank Lloyd Wright called it. Wright used 57 shades of terra-cotta in the auditorium. He […]

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Travels around the world led Sheri Weller back home

Travels around the world led Sheri Weller back home

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A professional public speaker, with a degree in business and broadcasting, Sheri Weller traveled 300 days a year during the dot.com days and later for Nissan and other company conventions and trade shows. After the birth of her son, Teddy, now 5, she continued her life on the road, with her son and her own […]

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Showdown set for Bungalow in criminal court

Showdown set for Bungalow in criminal court

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Bungalow is scheduled to be back in criminal court Mon., Aug. 7 with a new defendant — Renee Mizrahi, wife of the deceased owner. “That’s the drop-dead date when they’re supposed to be either in compliance by that date or close the restaurant. This has gone on long enough,” said Todd Maland, investigator […]

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Local ballerina leaves Larchmont for Moscow State Theater

Local ballerina leaves Larchmont for Moscow State Theater

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A young Windsor Village resident has been offered a position at the Moscow State Theater of Russian Ballet. Matisse Love, 17, will begin dancing in Moscow this month under the artistic direction of Vyacheslav Gordeyev. “I’m really excited,” says Love. “It will be a great opportunity to travel and experience new cultures.” A former student […]

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Tudor revivals awarded at WSHPHS annual meeting

Tudor revivals awarded at WSHPHS annual meeting

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A talk on local Art Deco apartment buildings and a lively performance by mariachis were on the bill of the 41st annual meeting of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society June 25. “It turned out to be quite a lovely event and the Historic Landmark Awards which were presented gave us such interesting history,” said […]

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