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All’s well with nighttime parking

All’s well with nighttime parking

Eric Evavold is one of many long-term tenants who live in a charming 1924 apartment building at 601 N. Rossmore Ave. “It’s the first building in the area,” he says proudly. Back when the three-story apartment building was built — even though Ford was busy building Model Ts — parking wasn’t considered. Tenants in the […]

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New tenants on Larchmont; music school, bakery coming

New tenants on Larchmont; music school, bakery coming

This month Larchmont Village welcomes several new businesses to the Boulevard. Rhodes School of Music Starting this month, students of the Rhodes School of Music will take lessons in a newly remodeled space on the second floor of 215 N. Larchmont Blvd. The school relocated from 606 N. Larchmont to its current location, above the […]

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Larchmont Bungalow case continues after owner’s death

Larchmont Bungalow case continues after owner’s death

Ever since Albert Mizrahi opened the Larchmont Bungalow seven years ago next month, he has been embroiled in administrative and court cases with the city. Mizrahi, 63, died Aug. 12, but the Bungalow criminal case continues with co-defendant, Larchmont Bungalow LLC. “As of now, the case is not affected by the recent passing of Mr. […]

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GALA opens, history is made at  L.A. High

GALA opens, history is made at L.A. High

The first lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland, was among the guest speakers at the Aug. 12 opening ceremony for the first single-gender school within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). “We are making history this morning,” Wakeland proclaimed to a crowd of nearly 300 students, parents and LAUSD supporters. The Girls Academic […]

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Bridge Matters: Invitational or competitive bids?

Bridge Matters: Invitational or competitive bids?

Your foursome is ready for bidding, and here’s the auction. You are West. What do you bid? Here are two hands: In Hand 1, you have a simple overcall. You don’t want to sell out to 3C with six spades, even though you are missing 3 of the top 4 honors. In Hand 2, you […]

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Larchmont has talent, rides, fun at Family Fair

Larchmont has talent, rides, fun at Family Fair

Larchmont has talent, rides and fun at the Family Fair on Sun., Oct. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. The fair promises new attractions this year, and a return of the popular Larchmont Has Talent show. And, did we mention cash prizes? Winners of the talent contest will reap $500, $300 and $200 for first, […]

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Historic hotel adds new restaurant, bar

Historic hotel adds new restaurant, bar

Siblings Edward and Mercedes Simonian, owners of the Hollywood Historic Hotel, are busy putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant and bar that they hope to open later this month. Dubbed The Edmon after their late father, the Hollywood Art Deco themed destination is on the first floor of the hotel, located at the […]

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Rock musical resonates with loss, ‘Drama Queens’ brings laughs

Rock musical resonates with loss, ‘Drama Queens’ brings laughs

Next To Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards in 2009. This rock musical centers on a family struggling with loss and how each member copes with it, especially one pivotal character. Beyond the psych-speak, this play is about inconsolable loss and […]

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Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

Brooks Dry Cider is the creation of Brooks Bennett, who grew up in Hancock Park, Windsor Square, and for six years, London. In London, living with his sisters and parents, Carolyn and Jamie Bennett, now of Hancock Park and Ojai, Bennett became aware of drinking cider, available in pubs (where the drinking age for cider […]

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Bridging the political divide for teenagers around the world

Bridging the political divide for teenagers around the world

In a time of political divisiveness, Windsor Square resident and Marlborough student Clara Nevins has created a platform to openly discuss politics and opposing points of view. Together, she and her friend Joseph Tourna launched the website, Bridge the Divide, in the beginning of August, and  hundreds of people have participated so far. After completing […]

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Dodger great, Don Newcombe, marks 90th

Dodger great, Don Newcombe, marks 90th

Hancock Park’s Beatriz and Alex Calfo and their family celebrated the birthday of their friend, former Dodger Don Newcombe, last month. “Newk,” a sprightly (and 6’4” tall) 90-year-old, is baseball’s first player to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards, a feat not equaled by another ballplayer until Detroit […]

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Literary talks continue at Chevalier’s Books

Literary talks continue at Chevalier’s Books

Chevalier’s Books, 76 years strong on Larchmont, had more than a dozen book signings and similar events during the month of August. More events are scheduled this and every month. For the schedule, visit chevaliersbooks.com. Two of the August events had ties to the local community. Stephen Gee, writer of “Los Angeles Central Library, A […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 368 S. Rimpau Blvd. 510 S. Lucerne Blvd. 254 S. Windsor Blvd. 122 S. Norton Ave. 333 N. Las Palmas Ave. 419 S. McCadden Pl. 527 S. Arden Blvd. 451 N. Mansfield Ave. 590 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 630 N. Cherokee Ave. 146 N. Highland Ave. 1000 S. Highland Ave. […]

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Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

Throughout Los Angeles, trees are in decline. It is a quiet crisis, and it’s accelerating. Losing trees begins a vicious cycle of creating an ever-hotter and drier urban climate that threatens public health and the very livability of our city. Last year, I attended a presentation by the Urban Forester of Santa Monica, who said […]

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Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

The need to prevent McMansionization and to preserve the integrity of residences in the Miracle Mile community was echoed by two-thirds of the speakers at a recent meeting. They favor an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). The public hearing and workshop on Aug. 20, sponsored by the city’s Office of Historic Resources, drew more than […]

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LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

The public review process for a proposed “Building for the Permanent Collection” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has begun. About 170 people attended the standing-room only public scoping meeting Aug. 24, hosted by the County of Los Angeles at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). LACMA CEO Michael Govan told the crowd […]

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Bridge Matters: Invitational or competitive bids?

Bridge Matters: Invitational or competitive bids?

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your foursome is ready for bidding, and here’s the auction. You are West. What do you bid? Here are two hands: In Hand 1, you have a simple overcall. You don’t want to sell out to 3C with six spades, even though you are missing 3 of the top 4 honors. In Hand 2, you […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 368 S. Rimpau Blvd. 510 S. Lucerne Blvd. 254 S. Windsor Blvd. 122 S. Norton Ave. 333 N. Las Palmas Ave. 419 S. McCadden Pl. 527 S. Arden Blvd. 451 N. Mansfield Ave. 590 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 630 N. Cherokee Ave. 146 N. Highland Ave. 1000 S. Highland Ave. […]

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Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

Brooks puts a Californian twist on a British brew

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brooks Dry Cider is the creation of Brooks Bennett, who grew up in Hancock Park, Windsor Square, and for six years, London. In London, living with his sisters and parents, Carolyn and Jamie Bennett, now of Hancock Park and Ojai, Bennett became aware of drinking cider, available in pubs (where the drinking age for cider […]

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Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

Quiet crisis: Saving trees in Los Angeles, and city’s livability

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout Los Angeles, trees are in decline. It is a quiet crisis, and it’s accelerating. Losing trees begins a vicious cycle of creating an ever-hotter and drier urban climate that threatens public health and the very livability of our city. Last year, I attended a presentation by the Urban Forester of Santa Monica, who said […]

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