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Worried about crime? Consider private patrol

Worried about crime? Consider private patrol

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Property crime is on the rise, and homeowners are understandably alarmed. Reports of burglaries in otherwise quiet communities seem to come out on a daily basis. Figures indicate that, in the past two years, burglaries are up between six and 12 percent in the Chronicle’s distribution area alone. (Read more about criminal activity in Greater […]

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Resident association meetings discuss crime increase

Resident association meetings discuss crime increase

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent increases in criminal activity have alarmed residents, especially in single-family neighborhoods, where reports show an uptick in crime. As noted in this newspaper last month, the increases, primarily in property crimes and robberies, also have led the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to reallocate about 300 officers, beginning in January, to patrol duty across […]

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Police respond to concerns on crime activity

Police respond to concerns on crime activity

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

With residents feeling alarmed by recent increases in criminal activity, local divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department are taking additional measures to combat the problem. Speaking at the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Jan. 10 board meeting, Wilshire Division senior lead officer Dave Cordova acknowledged a 10 percent increase in crime from last year.   […]

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Mile Chamber honors former publisher

Mile Chamber honors former publisher

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Chronicle co-founder and former publisher Jane Gilman was honored Jan. 11 at the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce board meeting. Recognized as a “trail blazer,” Gilman donned a Davy Crockett-style coonskin cap as she accepted the chamber’s first annual honoree award. “As Mae West said, ‘I climbed the ladder of success wrong by […]

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Residents seek answers to dry brook

Residents seek answers to dry brook

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brookside is perhaps best known for its namesake, a natural stream that flows through the neighborhood. But in recent months, local residents have raised an alarm about the brook’s health.     “Something is up,” says local real estate agent Richard Battaglia. “Within the past year the brook has dried up in places. Someone turned […]

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Making it in Hollywood, with a little help from Larchmont

Making it in Hollywood, with a little help from Larchmont

| December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Scott Sedita and his eponymously named acting school this month celebrate two decades on Larchmont Blvd. You know the spot. On any given night, you can find a group of young, eager acting students standing outside the nondescript white office building — located at 526 N. Larchmont Blvd. — learning lines and rehearsing scenes. “I opened […]

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