Archive for January, 2013

Donors thanked at event marking Anderson Munger Family YMCA groundbreaking

Donors thanked at event marking Anderson Munger Family YMCA groundbreaking

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The groundbreaking ceremony and beam-signing on Jan. 31 signaled start of construction for the Anderson Munger Family YMCA. William Ahmanson, campaign chairman, emceed the event at the Third St. and Oxford Ave. site. Speakers included Christina Rose, board chairman of Metropolitan YMCA; major donors Charles Munger and Marian Anderson; and Kerry Kehrley, principal of neighboring […]

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Dance party, music, pet parade at Farmers Market Mardi Gras

Dance party, music, pet parade at Farmers Market Mardi Gras

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A three-day celebration featuring live music, bead tossing, dancing in the aisles and a parade of costumed pets will celebrate Mardi Gras at the Farmers Market, Third St. an Fairfax Ave. on Sat., Feb. 9 and Sun., Feb. 10, and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12. A pre-party warm-up event, the Rajun Cajun Dance Party sponsored by […]

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Women gain from interaction in weekly Bible study group

Women gain from interaction in weekly Bible study group

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

  In a day and age where people are searching for ways to connect to their communities, interests and faiths, there is one ensemble in the Hancock Park area that has been thriving for nearly a decade: a Bible study group made up of 11 dedicated women. “Nancy started the group,” says Barbara Hardesty of […]

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Patience pays off for those with a passion for sneakers

Patience pays off for those with a passion for sneakers

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever wonder what’s going on with the throng of people lined up in front of Kicks shoe store in Larchmont Village? Known as “sneakerheads,” they camp out—sometimes for as long as a week—in hopes of purchasing limited release athletic shoes. According to Kicks store manager, Sophia, the length of the line depends on the hype. […]

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Larchmont joins in mourning loss of KCET’s Huell Howser

Larchmont joins in mourning loss of KCET’s Huell Howser

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

We have all lost a friend with the passing of Huell Howser. He died in Palm Springs on Jan. 7. He was 67. As the producer/narrator of “California’s Gold” and “Videolog” for KCET, he came into our living rooms nightly. A frequent visitor to the offices of the Larchmont Chronicle from his home at the […]

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Local couples tell how they were struck by Cupid’s bow

Local couples tell how they were struck by Cupid’s bow

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Flirtation at café led to phone call Luis and Carol Fondevila of Windsor Square met rather serendipitously at a westside neighborhood bistro. She was having dinner with a girlfriend, while he was having dinner with an ex-roommate at the next table. The normal flirting ensued, and Luis hedged his bets by obtaining both Carol’s and […]

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