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Bungalow appeal set to head back to City Hall on Jan. 27

Bungalow appeal set to head back to City Hall on Jan. 27

City officials are expected to report back to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee with a list of the number of licensed restaurants and take-outs on Larchmont Blvd. at a hearing on Jan. 27 after the Chronicle goes to press. “Building and Safety is checking at certificates of occupancy… to see who is permitted […]

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Meet new neighborhood prosecutor at Town Hall meeting Jan. 21

Meet new neighborhood prosecutor at Town Hall meeting Jan. 21

Larchmont’s new neighborhood prosecutor Steve Houchin was at a town hall meeting Wed., Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Huffington Center, St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave. Based out of the L.A.P.D. Olympic Division, Houchin oversees some 13 areas including local neighborhoods. “The great thing about this position is it depends on the relationship […]

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Woman stabbed to death in Windsor Square home

Woman stabbed to death in Windsor Square home

A homicide investigation is underway into the stabbing death of Antonia Maria Yager. A caretaker found the 86-year-old widow dead in her bed in her Windsor Square home on Dec. 22 at about 7:25 p.m. According to LAPD detective Lt. John Radtke, Yager, who lived alone in the 100 block of N. Beachwood Drive, died […]

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Miracle Mile meeting set to weigh creating historic zone

Miracle Mile meeting set to weigh creating historic zone

The Miracle Mile boasts many historic landmarks: Art Deco buildings, fossils from the Ice Age, and, more recently residents are gaining a new appreciation of the area’s homes. A meeting to discuss the pros and cons of a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) will be on Sat., Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at […]

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Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

Landis General Store is one of those storefronts that defines the character and history of Larchmont Boulevard.  Harkening back to a simpler time, family-owned, always someone who knows your name—this is a store that time forgot. Lucky for us, the store, located at 142 N. Larchmont Blvd., recently underwent a “freshening up” and is reopen […]

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Relax at new community spa, the Larchmont Sanctuary

Relax at new community spa, the Larchmont Sanctuary

When Tina Figueroa worked 90-hour weeks and traveled the globe as a tech executive she frequented world-class spas every chance she could. “I got a lot of facials to detox from my job,” says the new owner of Larchmont Sanctuary Spa, 331 N. Larchmont Blvd. The best of the products and treatments she found in […]

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Looking for a great workout? Don’t forget about dance

Looking for a great workout? Don’t forget about dance

  If you dread the gym, hot yoga, cycling, running or anything at all that remotely resembles “working out,” then you might need to be reminded that dance is one of the best workouts you can achieve. Your body starts moving, the rhythm takes over, and before you know it, your feet can’t stop moving. […]

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Classic ‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday favorite to the stage

Classic ‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday favorite to the stage

Several local girls will share the role of Masha in Marat Daukayev Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” It is among a variety of productions of the holiday classic throughout December. Marat Daukayev Ballet More than 120 dancers from the school on S. La Brea Ave. will don 500 costumes to perform on Saturdays, Dec. 6 […]

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‘Larchmont Walking Ladies’ keep in shape while feeding their soul

‘Larchmont Walking Ladies’ keep in shape while feeding their soul

Every weekday, come drizzle or shine, a group of local women who call themselves the “Larchmont Walking Ladies” gets together to do just that­­­—walk. And walk they do for two-and-a-half miles per day. The tradition started back in 1990 when Marion Plato, Lisa Avazian, Gloria Flores and Inez Aguirre were raising children. They needed an […]

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A Larchmont lawn detective goes searching for the truth

A Larchmont lawn detective goes searching for the truth

It’s dead and there are no regrets. It was green. It was alive.  But the grass had to go. This wasn’t the demise of just any old blade of turf, or a fly-by-night patch that tumbled upon some easy soil. No, it was the most coveted, fence-to-fence looker money could buy: Marathon fescue. This was […]

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Postman-turned-cupid at Larchmont wedding

Postman-turned-cupid at Larchmont wedding

It was only fitting Larchmont postman and Boulevard cupid Carl Mitchell was at Kevin Perry and Catherine Gall’s Malibu wedding Dec. 13. The bookkeeper at Maidenberg CPA and the owner of Yousen Plumbing met through their friendly mailman two years ago. “(Kevin) saw me walking to the mailbox, and he asked Carl who I was… […]

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Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Spread joy with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

When Gina Riberi left her practice as a commercial litigation attorney, she agreed to help out at her husband’s new technology business for a short time. Another decade would fly by before she would follow her calling and passion to help others. The task ahead was not an easy one. There are 25,000 non-profits in […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales for November 2014

Real Estate Sales for November 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 540 S. Rossmore Ave. 326 S. McCadden Pl. 455 N. McCadden Pl. 133 S. Plymouth Blvd. 423 S. Mansfield Ave. 147 S. Plymouth Blvd. 521 N. McCadden Pl. 432 S. Arden Blvd. 117 S. Citrus Ave. 643 N. Gower St. 122 N. Lucerne Blvd. 524 N. Mansfield Ave. 850 […]

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Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

The Farmers Insurance building tower at 4680 Wilshire Blvd. is being considered to become a Historic Cultural Monument, and the application  was unanimously approved at a meeting of the Cultural Heritage Commission in December. The 1920s building and surrounding 10 acres were purchased by CIM developers in mid-year. Community residents attended the meeting to support the […]

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Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

People were migrating to sunny Los Angeles and the Hollywood studios were in their golden age when Supreme Roofing Co. was founded 90 years ago. Reaching the milestone Jan. 1st came as a bit of a surprise to owner Doug Ratliff. The fourth-generation roofer had been busy climbing ladders for estimates and visiting his crew […]

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Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

Drought tolerant landscaping installed at 5900 Wilshire building

The Ratkovich Company, which recently announced a 90 percent leased rate at its building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd., has completed installation of drought resistant landscaping in front of the property. Formerly known as the Variety Building, hospitality, lifestyle and real estate development company SBE assumed naming rights to the property after relocating its corporate headquarters […]

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Bungalow appeal set to head back to City Hall on Jan. 27

Bungalow appeal set to head back to City Hall on Jan. 27

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

City officials are expected to report back to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee with a list of the number of licensed restaurants and take-outs on Larchmont Blvd. at a hearing on Jan. 27 after the Chronicle goes to press. “Building and Safety is checking at certificates of occupancy… to see who is permitted […]

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Meet new neighborhood prosecutor at Town Hall meeting Jan. 21

Meet new neighborhood prosecutor at Town Hall meeting Jan. 21

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Larchmont’s new neighborhood prosecutor Steve Houchin was at a town hall meeting Wed., Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Huffington Center, St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave. Based out of the L.A.P.D. Olympic Division, Houchin oversees some 13 areas including local neighborhoods. “The great thing about this position is it depends on the relationship […]

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Real Estate Sales for November 2014

Real Estate Sales for November 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 540 S. Rossmore Ave. 326 S. McCadden Pl. 455 N. McCadden Pl. 133 S. Plymouth Blvd. 423 S. Mansfield Ave. 147 S. Plymouth Blvd. 521 N. McCadden Pl. 432 S. Arden Blvd. 117 S. Citrus Ave. 643 N. Gower St. 122 N. Lucerne Blvd. 524 N. Mansfield Ave. 850 […]

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Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Landis General Store is one of those storefronts that defines the character and history of Larchmont Boulevard.  Harkening back to a simpler time, family-owned, always someone who knows your name—this is a store that time forgot. Lucky for us, the store, located at 142 N. Larchmont Blvd., recently underwent a “freshening up” and is reopen […]

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