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SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of Larchmont Village residents continues to campaign against a new 52-unit mixed-use development planned for the corner of Beachwood Dr. and Melrose Ave. that is working its way through the planning process. At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) board meeting last month, Tracey Clarke, organizer of the opposition campaign, asked board members […]

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Brookside considers its preservation options

Brookside considers its preservation options

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before further pursuing an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), residents attending the May 18 Brookside Homeowners Association community meeting were asked to consider seeking adoption of one of the city’s new single-family (R1) variation zones. An example cited by city staff was the new R1 Rear-Mass Variation Zone (R1R), at the lowest lot coverage (R1R3), […]

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Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several neighbors expressed dissatisfaction during a May 9 Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) semi-annual meeting in regards to both a new mixed-use development working its way through the planning process, and the support the neighborhood association gave to the project. The frustrated residents allege the development was “rubber-stamped” by the LVNA board without the neighborhood […]

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Local graduates reveal their choices for college

Local graduates reveal their choices for college

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Student selects Ivy League school to study politics Immaculate Heart High School senior Oona Holahan describes herself as “a mid-Wilshire kid through and through.” But this fall, she’s moving to Connecticut to attend Yale University. Holahan first studied at St. Brendan’s for elementary and middle school and then transferred to Immaculate Heart High School (IH), […]

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Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

Candidates in runoff for 34th seat

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Democratic Party candidates are competing in a June 6 runoff election for the 34th Congressional District seat. Attorney Robert Lee Ahn will go up against state assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to fill the seat vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was named California’s attorney general by Gov. Jerry Brown in Dec. 2016. The two men were […]

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Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

Windsor Square Association seeks to protect area trees

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first week of March, Councilman David E. Ryu’s office contacted the president of the Windsor Square Association (WSA), Larry Guzin, regarding a request to remove a ficus tree at 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. Guzin and the WSA have been working with local stakeholders and the council office on Larchmont tree issues since January. […]

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