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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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Restaurant and gourmet market to open this month

Restaurant and gourmet market to open this month

| December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

At long last, the restaurant and gourmet market under construction at the north end of Larchmont Blvd. is ready to open its doors to the public. Le Petit Marché, located in the first floor commercial space of the LC Apartments at the corner of El Centro and Melrose, will open this month, according to publicist […]

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Area residents say crime is getting worse

Area residents say crime is getting worse

| December 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

Last month the Chronicle received an email from a Larchmont resident who was alarmed to hear that three homes on his street, Lucerne Blvd., had been burglarized in the preceding 45 days. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, hoped some media attention would “spur the police to patrol” the neighborhood. In an effort to measure […]

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