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Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

Larchmont Village merchants and shoppers always welcome more parking for the street. It has been this way since the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car trolley “3 Line” stopped running up the Boulevard from Third Street to Melrose Avenue in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The contemporary desire for additional parking notwithstanding, there usually […]

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Historic tower to house only condos in new proposal

Historic tower to house only condos in new proposal

The CIM Group development at and around the former Farmers Insurance building will be entirely residential, according to the latest information learned by the Larchmont Chronicle. The biggest evolution in what CIM Group now proposes is for two floors of the historic former Farmers office space, that previously were planned to stay as offices, to […]

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Charlotte Lipson properties for sale; Boulevard in jeopardy?

Charlotte Lipson properties for sale; Boulevard in jeopardy?

Small-town Larchmont Boulevard as we’ve known it for years and years may be in jeopardy. The estate of the late Charlotte La Bonte Lipson is selling the late landlord’s building at 124 to 148 N. Larchmont, home to a dozen-plus shops, including Chevalier’s Books, Landis Stationery, salons and boutiques. The asking price is $23 million, […]

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Boulevard real estate office action

Boulevard real estate office action

Business is bustling, as is usual in the real estate market this time of year. Larchmont is no exception, and it will soon count three big brokerages on the Boulevard. The newest, Pacific Union International, has yet to open (a summer debut is planned), but design plans are well underway on the expansive second floor at […]

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Mall food: farmer on site at Farmhouse, joys of gin and more

Mall food: farmer on site at Farmhouse, joys of gin and more

Does anyone not know the episode from the Independent Film Channel (IFC) series “Portlandia” where a dining couple, concerned about the provenance of a chicken dish, ask increasingly detailed questions of their waitress, revealing that “Colin” was a heritage breed raised on four acres at a local organic farm, and was fed only sheep’s milk, […]

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LPGA Tournament comes to Wilshire Country Club

LPGA Tournament comes to Wilshire Country Club

Wilshire Country Club opened its gates to the best players in women’s professional golf at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, April 19-22. During the four-day event, thousands of spectators descended on the venerable country club to watch players give Oscar-worthy performances in the shadow of the famed “Hollywood” sign. Fans unable to attend watched live coverage […]

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Local gardens: Garden Conservancy is on tour May 6

Local gardens: Garden Conservancy is on tour May 6

The 2018 Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour returns to Hancock Park and Windsor Square and adds Fremont Place to its itinerary on Sun., May 6. The tour will cover seven gardens in the neighborhood, including Marlborough School and an Italianate villa in Windsor Square. The Arden garden, last seen on the tour in […]

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Nominations accepted for drought-tolerant garden tour

Nominations accepted for drought-tolerant garden tour

Gardens in Brookside, Sycamore Square, Wilshire Park and possibly Fremont Place will be on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour Sat., June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. commencing at Los Angeles High Library Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. (in front of Memorial Branch Library). Attendees of the second annual event […]

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Downtown Women’s Center celebrates its 40th; Russell marks 15th year at the site

Downtown Women’s Center celebrates its 40th; Russell marks 15th year at the site

Celebrating its 40th year, the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), at 442 S. San Pedro St., is poised to move beyond Skid Row to greater Los Angeles County to meet the growing need for its services and woman-centered approach to ending homelessness. “Women’s homelessness has steadily increased in Los Angeles, particularly outside of the traditional downtown […]

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Meet two LPGA players with local connections

Meet two LPGA players with local connections

During the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, which brought some of the world’s best players in women’s golf to the Wilshire Country Club, several players had connections to the local community. Between rounds, the Chronicle talked to two of those players about what it means to compete at a historic course in their own backyard. Emily Tubert […]

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Dog’s life saved, thanks to savvy neighbors and prosecutor

Dog’s life saved, thanks to savvy neighbors and prosecutor

A pit bull mix survived being thrown down a ravine twice. Thanks to a neighbor’s video footage and a homegrown city prosecutor, the defendant is in jail. Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Campbell, who grew up in Hancock Park along with most of her family, received an incriminating video as evidence of the 21-year-old defendant’s deed. […]

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Third Street second grader wins national art award

Third Street second grader wins national art award

Second grader Pierra Rozen-Nowac, daughter of Zissy Rozen and James Nowac of Miracle Mile, has been awarded the California 2018 Reflections Art Program Award of Excellence. Pierra’s entry in the primary division (pre-K to second grade), a picture of children in silhouette, was reviewed at local, regional, state and national levels. The artwork won at […]

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Real Estate News

Thoroughly modern and a bit of Art Deco at these complexes

Thoroughly modern and a bit of Art Deco at these complexes

Urban living has never been better with several choices in the offing on famed Wilshire Boulevard. Desmond at Wilshire offers an oasis in the bustling city. The new seven-story building has modern touches throughout yet evokes its Art Deco past. It is located behind the legendary 1929 Desmond’s Tower, at 5520 Wilshire. The 175 studio, […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 637 S. Lucerne Blvd. 333 S. Windsor Blvd. 455 S. Plymouth Blvd. 285 S. Muirfield Rd. 150 N. Van Ness Ave. 509 N. Las Palmas Ave. 309 N. Highland Ave. 541 N. Lucerne Blvd. 838 S. Mullen Ave. 422 N. Irving Blvd. 575 Lillian Way 3923 W. 9th St. 332 […]

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Good design can help solve homelessness: Award-winning LEED project sets example

Good design can help solve homelessness: Award-winning LEED project sets example

Los Angeles City Council members voted unanimously last month to accelerate the city’s efforts to create more supportive housing for Angelenos in need. The Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance, passed on April 11, shortens the approval timeline for many supportive housing developments from five years to less than one by streamlining the planning process and removing […]

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A labor of love: Renovating a 1920s craftsman home

A labor of love: Renovating a 1920s craftsman home

Designing your dream home is never easy or fast, but for one Windsor Square resident, the finish line is finally near. Christine Speer has been renovating her 1920s craftsman on Irving Boulevard since 2015, and now, with the last coat of paint dried and the windows covered, Speer tells the Chronicle that she is happy […]

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Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Village merchants and shoppers always welcome more parking for the street. It has been this way since the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car trolley “3 Line” stopped running up the Boulevard from Third Street to Melrose Avenue in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The contemporary desire for additional parking notwithstanding, there usually […]

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Mall food: farmer on site at Farmhouse, joys of gin and more

Mall food: farmer on site at Farmhouse, joys of gin and more

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Does anyone not know the episode from the Independent Film Channel (IFC) series “Portlandia” where a dining couple, concerned about the provenance of a chicken dish, ask increasingly detailed questions of their waitress, revealing that “Colin” was a heritage breed raised on four acres at a local organic farm, and was fed only sheep’s milk, […]

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Thoroughly modern and a bit of Art Deco at these complexes

Thoroughly modern and a bit of Art Deco at these complexes

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Urban living has never been better with several choices in the offing on famed Wilshire Boulevard. Desmond at Wilshire offers an oasis in the bustling city. The new seven-story building has modern touches throughout yet evokes its Art Deco past. It is located behind the legendary 1929 Desmond’s Tower, at 5520 Wilshire. The 175 studio, […]

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Historic tower to house only condos in new proposal

Historic tower to house only condos in new proposal

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The CIM Group development at and around the former Farmers Insurance building will be entirely residential, according to the latest information learned by the Larchmont Chronicle. The biggest evolution in what CIM Group now proposes is for two floors of the historic former Farmers office space, that previously were planned to stay as offices, to […]

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