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Talk like a pirate Wed., Sept. 19, post–Taste of Larchmont

Talk like a pirate Wed., Sept. 19, post–Taste of Larchmont

The “dread ship Taste of Larchmont” will have sailed three weeks before, and the beneficiaries of Hope-Net’s year-round food pantry services already will be enjoying the treasure raised at the 26th fundraiser on the Boulevard, but you still will have a chance to get in the pirate spirit — if you start talking like a […]

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CIM Group presents ‘Wilshire Mullen’ revision to neighbors

CIM Group presents ‘Wilshire Mullen’ revision to neighbors

As first reported in the Larchmont Chronicle in May this year, the CIM Group development at and around the former Farmers Insurance tower is now proposed to be entirely residential. Drawings showing “before and after” concepts for the project’s site plan were shared with neighbors at the Brookside Homeowners Association summer community meeting at Memorial branch […]

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City programs for transients in public park stir debate

City programs for transients in public park stir debate

The connection between sidewalk encampments and criminal activity is increasingly a point of contention between policy makers and residents. Even the most sympathetic neighbors are struggling with the sense of danger that often accompanies groups of transients on residential streets. For one Mid City West resident, the suggestion of adding support programs for vagrants squatting […]

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Turning 100 in style … car-free

Turning 100 in style … car-free

Pedal, scoot, walk or hop on the Metro when CicLAvia comes to town, taking over eight miles of city streets in a carnival-style party, car-free, Sun., Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia” will take Angelenos on a lengthy route from Walt Disney Concert Hall to the […]

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Ladies of the Cat and Fiddle carry forward old traditions and create new

Ladies of the Cat and Fiddle carry forward old traditions and create new

When The Cat and Fiddle closed down at its Sunset Boulevard location in 2014, it was a sad day for many, especially the Gardner family — mom Paula and daughters Eva, Ashlee and Camille — owners of “The Cat,” as it is affectionately called. Last year, however, the family-owned, family-friendly public house was resurrected after […]

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A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang concerns a time period in the playwright’s life, like many of his shows. Mr. Hwang’s most recent production in Los Angeles was the book for “Soft Power,” the musical that opened in May of this year at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group. “Yellow Face” is an extension of […]

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Small-town family fun, rides at Larchmont Family Fair

Small-town family fun, rides at Larchmont Family Fair

Billed as “Main Street U.S.A.” in its premiere year in 1966, the Larchmont Family Fair — sponsored by the Larchmont Boulevard Association and founded by the Larchmont Chronicle — still has its small-town charm. A spooky haunted house, a talent show for all ages and a children’s Halloween costume contest are among activities at the […]

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Learn of Ebell Club’s activities at Open House

Learn of Ebell Club’s activities at Open House

The doors of the historic Ebell of Los Angeles will be open to the public on Sun., Sept. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Visitors can enjoy champagne and refreshments while learning about the 124-year-old women’s club. Ebell members will describe the many club activities offered. Among them are a […]

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They’re hard at work playing music

They’re hard at work playing music

School is back in session and local student musicians are hard at work reading, writing and playing a variety of instruments. Many students attend Rhodes School of Music on Larchmont and the Los Angeles Violin Shop on Olympic, or they practice with independent teacher George Grove Jr. Rhodes School of Music, founded by lifelong musician […]

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Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored club members and club alumni at its annual Youth of the Year Gala July 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Boys & Girls Clubs alumnus and actor Anthony Anderson emceed the event, which featured a special performance by Aliyah Moulden, “The Voice” Season 12 finalist, who also is […]

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KCET to re-air Huell Howser food episodes

KCET to re-air Huell Howser food episodes

KCET public television station will air some fan-favorite food-themed episodes from “Visiting with Huell Howser” beginning Sun., Sept. 2 in honor of the 25th anniversary of Howser’s beloved program. Some of the episodes include visiting Pink’s Hot Dogs, Talleyrand and Porto’s Bakery. KCET will kick off the celebration with several giveaways at the “Los Angeles […]

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AYSO soccer games set to kick off this month

AYSO soccer games set to kick off this month

The fall soccer season for local youngsters is kicking off. Under the auspices of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), teams in Region 78 are beginning their 41st season of youth soccer. Organized and managed entirely by local volunteers, Region 78 serves the Hollywood, Wilshire and surrounding communities. The games are open to players who […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 543 S. Muirfield Rd. 340 N. Las Palmas Ave. 314 S. June St. 319 S. McCadden Pl. 543 Wilcox Ave. 111 S. Plymouth Blvd. 683 S. June St. 146 S. Van Ness Ave. 253 S. Plymouth Blvd. 101 N. Irving Blvd. 911 S. Tremaine Ave. 607 N. McCadden Pl. 365 […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

We use the term “iconic” a great deal. It usually means something that stands out, a “cut above,” something almost everyone recognizes. Landmarks are often iconic by virtue of their style of architecture, a quality that allows instant recognition. City Hall. Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Chinese Theater. The historic preservation movement in Los Angeles […]

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‘Legacies of Lucerne’ to open on Society home tour

‘Legacies of Lucerne’ to open on Society home tour

Six houses on South Lucerne Boulevard will be open during the Windsor Square — Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour on Sun., Oct. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Entertainment, antique cars, food, refreshments and a silent auction will be offered at the event, “Legacies of Lucerne.” The homes, in Windsor Square between Fourth and […]

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CORRECTION: August 2018 “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman

CORRECTION: August 2018 “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman

In the August “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman by Billy Taylor, the editor added an error. He addresses it below. Jane Gilman had it right. Interviewer Billy Taylor had it right. I got it wrong. In his original story, Taylor described Gilman’s recounting of her and Dawne Goodwin’s first success when they were […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 543 S. Muirfield Rd. 340 N. Las Palmas Ave. 314 S. June St. 319 S. McCadden Pl. 543 Wilcox Ave. 111 S. Plymouth Blvd. 683 S. June St. 146 S. Van Ness Ave. 253 S. Plymouth Blvd. 101 N. Irving Blvd. 911 S. Tremaine Ave. 607 N. McCadden Pl. 365 […]

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Talk like a pirate Wed., Sept. 19, post–Taste of Larchmont

Talk like a pirate Wed., Sept. 19, post–Taste of Larchmont

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The “dread ship Taste of Larchmont” will have sailed three weeks before, and the beneficiaries of Hope-Net’s year-round food pantry services already will be enjoying the treasure raised at the 26th fundraiser on the Boulevard, but you still will have a chance to get in the pirate spirit — if you start talking like a […]

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CIM Group presents ‘Wilshire Mullen’ revision to neighbors

CIM Group presents ‘Wilshire Mullen’ revision to neighbors

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

As first reported in the Larchmont Chronicle in May this year, the CIM Group development at and around the former Farmers Insurance tower is now proposed to be entirely residential. Drawings showing “before and after” concepts for the project’s site plan were shared with neighbors at the Brookside Homeowners Association summer community meeting at Memorial branch […]

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They’re hard at work playing music

They’re hard at work playing music

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

School is back in session and local student musicians are hard at work reading, writing and playing a variety of instruments. Many students attend Rhodes School of Music on Larchmont and the Los Angeles Violin Shop on Olympic, or they practice with independent teacher George Grove Jr. Rhodes School of Music, founded by lifelong musician […]

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