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Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

The Miracle Mile Run—a one-mile race on Wilshire Blvd. sponsored by city councilman Tom LaBonge—is free and open to all ages. Registration and check-in for the event, which begins at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Orange Dr., begins at 6:30 a.m. It runs down the middle of Wilshire Blvd. starting at 7 a.m. Billed […]

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Highland Avenue to close for resurfacing

Highland Avenue to close for resurfacing

Highland Ave. from Melrose Ave. to Wilshire Blvd. will be closed for repaving on two consecutive weekends. Southbound lanes will be closed  on Sat., Nov. 8 and Sun., Nov. 9,  beginning at 7 a.m. The following weekend, Sat., Nov. 15 and Sun., Nov. 16, work will be performed on the northbound lanes. According to the […]

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Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

The new owners of the home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. have been urged by the city, neighbors and preservationists to follow the guidelines required for an Historic-Cultural Landmark. But the change from natural stone to painted beige and white, the white iron fence around the perimeter and the statuary are not in keeping with […]

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L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division welcomes new commander Capt. Howard Leslie

Being assigned to L.A.P.D.’s Wilshire Division is like coming full circle, said new commanding officer Capt. Howard Leslie. “I worked here as a young police officer in the late 80s and early 90s,” said the 27-year L.A. Police Dept. veteran. He returned to the division in September as commanding officer of the patrol unit following […]

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Bang band members get a whole lotta love from peers

Bang band members get a whole lotta love from peers

Deciding to form a band was easy; finding a drummer was not. “Moms are not as likely to allow drummers to practice in their houses,” noted a member of “Bang.” Inspiration began at Larchmont Charter school three years ago when students Vinnie Wade and Seb Juul enrolled in teacher George Foster’s afterschool performance workshop, Roxskool. […]

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Although no longer, these restaurants evoke memories

Although no longer, these restaurants evoke memories

Remember celebrating an anniversary at The Windsor: or bringing an out-of-town visitor to The Brown Derby? Here are some bygone restaurants to bring you down memory lane. The plush booths, copper cove ceiling and chandeliers gave Perino’s a sophisticated elegance that drew both business executives and society matrons. After a fire destroyed the first Perino’s, […]

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Larchmont Family Fair brought all ages to the Village

Larchmont Family Fair brought all ages to the Village

Music and laughter filled the air at the Larchmont Family Fair on Oct. 26. Children rode ponies, camels and giant slides. Others competed in the costume contest and talent show. The closed-to-traffic boulevard was lined with booths offering food, drink and games. Children enjoyed bubble rollers, a photo booth, petting zoo, rock climbing and face […]

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Comedy Night benefits Wilshire Community Police Council youth programs

Comedy Night benefits Wilshire Community Police Council youth programs

The El Rey Theatre will play host to the Wilshire Community Police Council’s (WCPC) annual fundraiser, providing a night of comedy with a “little jazz” thrown in on the side. The benefit, on Thurs., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., will benefit the police cadet programs and the Wilshire community police station. Comedians scheduled to perform […]

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Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

For the past year, Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association board member Amy Vangsgard has passed out welcome bags to new area residents. “It’s my Midwestern roots,” she said with a laugh. “My parents were meeters and greeters and so am I.” Vangsgard was brainstorming with other LVNA members about ways to increase membership to the 250-person […]

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Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

Former NBC Today health expert Dr. Art Ulene and his 13-year-old grandson Clay Skaggs, Plymouth Blvd., recently climbed the Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi. It was not the 78-year old Ulene’s first high-altitude climb. Everest was so much easier than he expected, a year later he celebrated his 75th birthday at the 19,341-foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. […]

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Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

What do a founding father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? They all wrote or re-wrote their own versions of the Bible. And they meet in the brilliant new philosophical comedy by Scott Carter, “The Gospel According to Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.” “I found out about the […]

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Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Brookside resident Roy Forbes experienced his first earthquake at age six while eating a pancake breakfast at Ky’s Place in Carson City, Nev., and he thought it was fun. But today, Forbes knows that earthquakes are not fun––they are deadly and take serious preparation to survive. Scientists consistently warn us that there is a 99.7 […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales for September 2014

Real Estate Sales for September 2014

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 117 S. Las Palmas Ave. 519 S. Arden Blvd. 232 S. Van Ness Ave. 464 S. Highland Ave. 126 N. Norton Ave. 221 S. St. Andrews Pl. 911 S. Victoria Ave. 215 N. Gower St. 621 N. McCadden Pl. 301 N. Highland Ave. 845 S. […]

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Drought tolerant idea: waterless dry stream bed

Drought tolerant idea: waterless dry stream bed

It appears, the heavens closed up the watering hole without announcing “last call” to all the thirsty California patrons. Angelenos have been asked to cut back another 20 percent on water usage…take that roses, hydrangeas and grass. We’re cutting you off! Xeriscaping (as close to zero watering as you can get) is the new native […]

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Robby O’Donnell and Wilshire Park home win HPOZ awards

Robby O’Donnell and Wilshire Park home win HPOZ awards

Two Wilshire Park entries were among winners of the city’s 2014 Office of Historic Resources Historic Preservation Overlay Zone awards. Robby O’Donnell, Bronson Ave., the only person among the honorees, won for being instrumental in placing Boulevard Heights on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. “I’m sure she was selected because of her […]

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Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

This October, Marlborough, the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California, celebrates its 125th anniversary. Currently nestled right here in our own Hancock Park backyard, it took the vision of an orphaned, widowed woman to bring it to life. Mary Caswell was born in Paris, Me., in 1850, and was educated at private schools throughout […]

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Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Miracle Mile Run—a one-mile race on Wilshire Blvd. sponsored by city councilman Tom LaBonge—is free and open to all ages. Registration and check-in for the event, which begins at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Orange Dr., begins at 6:30 a.m. It runs down the middle of Wilshire Blvd. starting at 7 a.m. Billed […]

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Highland Avenue to close for resurfacing

Highland Avenue to close for resurfacing

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Highland Ave. from Melrose Ave. to Wilshire Blvd. will be closed for repaving on two consecutive weekends. Southbound lanes will be closed  on Sat., Nov. 8 and Sun., Nov. 9,  beginning at 7 a.m. The following weekend, Sat., Nov. 15 and Sun., Nov. 16, work will be performed on the northbound lanes. According to the […]

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Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the past year, Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association board member Amy Vangsgard has passed out welcome bags to new area residents. “It’s my Midwestern roots,” she said with a laugh. “My parents were meeters and greeters and so am I.” Vangsgard was brainstorming with other LVNA members about ways to increase membership to the 250-person […]

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Real Estate Sales for September 2014

Real Estate Sales for September 2014

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 501 S. Plymouth Blvd. 117 S. Las Palmas Ave. 519 S. Arden Blvd. 232 S. Van Ness Ave. 464 S. Highland Ave. 126 N. Norton Ave. 221 S. St. Andrews Pl. 911 S. Victoria Ave. 215 N. Gower St. 621 N. McCadden Pl. 301 N. Highland Ave. 845 S. […]

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