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Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

Hundreds of concerned residents and city staff members attended a presentation last month at City Hall to learn the first steps toward developing a citywide approach to improved urban forestry. Environmental consulting firm Dudek presented its findings and recommendations at the Dec. 4 event following a yearlong investigation into the City of Los Angeles’ programs, […]

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The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

It was in 1954 that the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car “3 Line” ceased traveling from downtown, east along Sixth and Third Streets, and up Larchmont Boulevard to Melrose Avenue. Then, a decade passed. And then, in the autumn of 1963, two entrepreneurial young women, Jane Gilman and Dawne Goodwin, founded a community newspaper. […]

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

December was a busy month of holiday celebrating throughout the Larchmont Chronicle neighborhoods, from Brookside to Larchmont and points in between. There even was a party attended by lots of locals at a DTLA arts district loft, the latest digs of former Hancock Park and Larchmont Village residents. Various photographers caught the action.

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Celebrating Oscar awardee, ALLA’s new home

Celebrating Oscar awardee, ALLA’s new home

Nominated for an Academy Award twice in the past for “La La Land” and “True Grit,” Mary Zophres, costume designer for this year’s film about Neil Armstrong, “First Man,” was recently feted at the FIDM Museum. Barbara Bundy, director of the museum, hosted an intimate luncheon at the downtown, South Park facility.  “It can be […]

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Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

The Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will return to the Wilshire Country Club April 22 to 28, 2019. The tournament will feature 144 of the world’s best female professionals competing over four rounds of golf for a share of the $1.5 million purse. Last year, locals were among the thousands of spectators to descend on […]

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Sort, donate, dine on MLK Day

Sort, donate, dine on MLK Day

Help out and enjoy fellowship in the New Year on Big Sunday’s seventh annual Martin Luther King Day Clothing Collection and Community Breakfast Mon., Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6111 Melrose Ave.  New and gently used work clothes, casual clothes, warm clothes and coats and athletic wear are all needed, just […]

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Movie museum to show film’s magic; opening late 2019

Movie museum to show film’s magic; opening late 2019

Visitors to the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (AMMP) will be immersed in the magic and dreamscape of cinema. At least that’s the goal for the $388-million museum under construction at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. It is set to open at the end of 2019. “This [will be] an extraordinary […]

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Walking tours for health, interest

Walking tours for health, interest

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year was to amp up the number of steps you tread each day, try checking out the collection of guided and self-guided walking tours put together by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A Conservancy-guided walk can add about 3,000 steps, or about one and a half miles, to […]

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Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

Imagine LA turned its offices into a winter wonderland for families and their mentors Dec. 8. Kids decorated stockings, cut dapper snowflakes and made candy treat bags. Parents collected wish list items and shopped in “boutiques.” Santa visited and carolers were also at the event of about 100 partygoers. Partners in the program included NGA […]

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St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (MOW) has served homebound seniors in Los Angeles since 1977, when a registered dietician and Daughter of Charity, Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founded the organization by serving a single pot of stew to 83 seniors in a church basement. Quinn, affectionately known as Sister SAM, or just SAM, was the […]

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Kick start the New Year with a boot camp workout

Kick start the New Year with a boot camp workout

Boot camp-style fitness classes are an increasingly popular way to stay in shape for many Angelenos. Although the approach is not new — boot camp workouts have been around for decades — there are now more variations than ever to the popular exercise form. The following are three local options for you to consider for a […]

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Barbara  Yaroslavsky mourned

Barbara Yaroslavsky mourned

Family, friends and community leaders throughout the Southland were shocked and saddened upon hearing of the death of Mid City West neighbor Barbara Yaroslavsky, 71, who unexpectedly died Dec. 26 during her sixth week recuperating from West Nile virus diagnosed in November. The unhappy news was learned just as this January issue of the paper […]

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Real Estate News

Town & Country is on PLBRA agenda

Town & Country is on PLBRA agenda

Representatives of Town & Country — who originally proposed a 26-story residential tower on Third St. east of Fairfax Ave. — will be keynote speakers at the Park La Brea Residents Association (PLBRA) annual meeting. Developer Tom Warren, executive managing director for the Holland Partner Group, and property owner John Nahas, of Regency Centers, are expected […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales  Single-family homes 317 S. Windsor Blvd. 5225 W. 2nd St. 829 S. Hudson Ave. 206 N. Lucerne Blvd. 328 S. Orange Dr. 628 S. Sycamore Ave. 162 S. Lucerne Blvd. 673 S. Bronson Ave. 148 S. Wilton Pl. 942 S. Mullen Ave. 516 N. Mansfield Ave. 926 S. Lucerne Blvd. 552 N. […]

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Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

The calendar has turned, and a new year is underway. Resolutions invariably find their way into the conversation. Resolutions are usually personal, something we commit to because we want to change a habit, become a better or healthier person. Resolutions enter the public realm through a community plan, a collective resolve to create a livable […]

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LACMA moves forward with plans for its new building

LACMA moves forward with plans for its new building

As we went to press, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art updated the public on its proposed new building to house the permanent collection, set to extend across Wilshire Boulevard when it opens at the end of 2023. Now slimmer across the boulevard than its most recent concept, the Peter Zumthor-designed project is slated […]

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Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of concerned residents and city staff members attended a presentation last month at City Hall to learn the first steps toward developing a citywide approach to improved urban forestry. Environmental consulting firm Dudek presented its findings and recommendations at the Dec. 4 event following a yearlong investigation into the City of Los Angeles’ programs, […]

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Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine LA turned its offices into a winter wonderland for families and their mentors Dec. 8. Kids decorated stockings, cut dapper snowflakes and made candy treat bags. Parents collected wish list items and shopped in “boutiques.” Santa visited and carolers were also at the event of about 100 partygoers. Partners in the program included NGA […]

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Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

Ladies’ professional golf to return to Wilshire Country Club in April

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will return to the Wilshire Country Club April 22 to 28, 2019. The tournament will feature 144 of the world’s best female professionals competing over four rounds of golf for a share of the $1.5 million purse. Last year, locals were among the thousands of spectators to descend on […]

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St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (MOW) has served homebound seniors in Los Angeles since 1977, when a registered dietician and Daughter of Charity, Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founded the organization by serving a single pot of stew to 83 seniors in a church basement. Quinn, affectionately known as Sister SAM, or just SAM, was the […]

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