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Write Brain Books encourage whole mind thinking

Write Brain Books encourage whole mind thinking

Meredith Scott Lynn remembers the exact “aha” moment that inspired her to create Write Brain Books—illustrated, textless books with lines on the pages that are ready for writers to fill in. “I grabbed a book to read to my niece, Lila,” said the vivacious redhead, who has a long career as an actor and currently […]

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Dr. Patricia Gordon sets up third world CureCervicalCancer clinics

Dr. Patricia Gordon sets up third world CureCervicalCancer clinics

After almost 30 years as a practicing oncologist, Dr. Patricia Gordon decided she wanted to do “something that would have a broader impact on the lives of women around the world.” That “something” led to the birth of CureCervicalCancer, (CCC), under which she has set up clinics in third world countries to provide permanent cervical […]

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Groundbreaking set for January for The Mansfield

Groundbreaking set for January for The Mansfield

A six-story, 138-unit, mixed-use project has been given the okay at City Hall, and neighbors are bracing themselves for more construction in Sycamore Square. The Mansfield, at 5100 Wilshire Blvd., will replace an Art Deco theater built in 1931. Construction is set to begin in January and finish in late 2016, according to the developer’s […]

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Dedication marks completion of Larchmont median project

Dedication marks completion of Larchmont median project

North Larchmont Blvd. medians, featuring Jacaranda trees, agapantha and geranium plants and a monument sign, were dedicated on July 17. The project, spearheaded by Carolyn Ramsay, former chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge, cost $763,000 to date. The Bureau of Street Services began construction in 2013 on the three medians: a 270-foot strip in […]

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Civil War re-enactment at West Adams Living History tour

Civil War re-enactment at West Adams Living History tour

History comes to life when actors re-enact historical figures buried at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, 1831 W. Washington Blvd., on Sat., Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Adams Heritage Association’s “A Gathering of the Blue and the Gray, Civil War: Beyond the Battlefield” commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The […]

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Snooknuk offers place for kids and families to play

Snooknuk offers place for kids and families to play

The young and not-so-young had fun on their minds when they arrived at the grand opening last month of Snooknuk, a new performing arts café that hosts classes for kids of all ages. The family-friendly event included a bounce house, popcorn, stilt walkers, face painters and more inside and outside the cheery space at 506 […]

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‘Come together’ for Hope-Net at Taste  of Larchmont Aug. 25

‘Come together’ for Hope-Net at Taste of Larchmont Aug. 25

Greek, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as samples from Village newcomers Burger Lounge and Salt & Straw will be on the menu of “Abbey Road to Larchmont.” The  annual Taste of Larchmont, founded more than 20 years ago by the Larchmont Chronicle, is on Mon., Aug. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The community […]

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Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

Part-time job as a teen led to Vine American ownership

If it seems that we just covered the story of the Vine American party store’s 75th anniversary, you would be wrong. That was five long years ago. Now, as we move into the store’s 80th year, we can officially confirm that time waits for no one. Vine American opened its doors in 1934, providing tents, […]

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Paula Panich to lead workshop for photographers

Paula Panich to lead workshop for photographers

A writer by profession, Windsor Square resident Paula Panich is also a passionate gardener. She added “teacher” to the list after a visit to the New York Botanical Garden. “I said to them, ‘you offer garden photography and plant illustration, but what about writing? It’s the missing leg of the tripod.’” That’s how her workshops […]

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Rewilder duo are repurposing  fashion world one bag at a time

Rewilder duo are repurposing fashion world one bag at a time

After about two weeks of clearing out hops and barley in the beer making process, the filtering cloth is shipped overseas. Lately a funny thing is happening on the discarded material’s way to China. Designers Lisa Siedlecki and Jennifer Silbert are scooping up sheets of the beer-filtering cloth and making handcraft one-of-a-kind, limited-edition bags, totes, […]

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Spread the Love peanut butter made in Park LaBrea

Spread the Love peanut butter made in Park LaBrea

Zach Fishbain loves peanut butter so much, he and his bride gave it as party favors at their wedding. The couple filled their creamy, organic artisan recipe in “Spread the Love”-labeled glass jars. Subtley seasoned with cinnamon, agave gives it a touch of sweetness, and cayenne adds kick, says Zach. The finished result tasted by […]

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Everil Bell to close Larchmont Village’s My Favorite Place

Everil Bell to close Larchmont Village’s My Favorite Place

Everil Bell was hoping to open a bookstore on Larchmont when she first decided to go into business. She discovered Larchmont when visiting a classmate from  Bishop Conaty High School who lived on Irving Blvd. Once Everil leased the space, she opted to open a dress shop instead. My Favorite Place, is celebrating its 40th […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales for August 2014

Real Estate Sales for August 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 125 Fremont Pl. 624 S. Arden Blvd. 110 N. Rossmore Ave. 171 S. McCadden Pl. 152 S. Van Ness Ave. 538 N. Citrus Ave. 220 N. Van Ness Ave. 604 S. Arden Blvd. 514 N. McCadden Pl. 522 N. Plymouth Blvd. 136 N. Beachwood Dr. […]

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La Brea-Hancock urges added security for Avalon Bay park

Recent drug arrests in a park behind Avalon Bay apartments at 5115 Wilshire Blvd. has La Brea-Hancock residents concerned. The space has become a site for criminal activity and homeless occupants. The park is owned by Avalon Bay. When it opened its multi-story apartment building in 2007, the developer promised to help provide security for […]

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California Greenin': Beat the heat, save money on rebates

California Greenin': Beat the heat, save money on rebates

The only thing worse than a summer heat wave is an autumn shock wave when you get the air-conditioning bill. When September rolls around and the temperatures are still hitting 90, maybe it’s time to explore some alternatives. Utilize windows Like a villa in a Merchant Ivory film that needs opening each dawn, your home […]

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Real Estate Sales for July 2014

Real Estate Sales for July 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 345  S. Hudson Ave. 434 S. Windsor BLvd. 355 S. Rossmore Ave. 229 S. McCadden Pl. 152 S. Van Ness Ave. 202 S. Van Ness Ave. 267 S. Plymouth Blvd. 159 S. Van Ness Ave. 302 S. Mansfield Ave. 187 N. Highland Ave. 547 N. Las Palmas Ave. 220 […]

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Neighbors enjoy food, meet police officers at National Night Out

Neighbors enjoy food, meet police officers at National Night Out

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Refreshments, games, safety exhibits and neighborhood walks were among activities at the L.A.P.D. Wilshire and Olympic Division’s National Night Out Against Crime on Tues., Aug. 5. Three locations for the annual event included Larchmont Village, Poinsettia Recreation Park and the Olympic Division station. A large number of residents attended the Larchmont Village event. Food was […]

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Scholarship fund established in name of Nick Fagnano

Scholarship fund established in name of Nick Fagnano

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A scholarship fund for undergraduate transfer students has been established at the University of Southern California in the name of Nick Fagnano who was to begin his junior year there in the fall. A graduate of St. Brendan School and Notre Dame High School, Fagnano, 20, was electrocuted when a bolt of lightning struck the […]

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Activist credits cooperation for Robert Burns Park upgrades

Activist credits cooperation for Robert Burns Park upgrades

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Margy Hudson isn’t through planning improvements for Robert Burns Park at Beverly Blvd. and Van Ness Ave. The community activist  has continued to  lobby for the recreation area since she first starting making daily visits the “poorly maintained park” seven years ago. Margy was honored by Councilman Tom LaBonge at a recent dedication for her […]

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Statue of Jewish-American patriot Haym Salomon to receive new marker

Statue of Jewish-American patriot Haym Salomon to receive new marker

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hancock Park-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is working to further the legacy of Haym Salomon, a Jewish hero of the American Revolution. Stephanie Boyd, a member of the LA-Eschscholtzia Chapter, was a delegate at DAR’s 123rd annual Continental Congress recently in Washington, D.C. While there she submitted a proposal to […]

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