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Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

| November 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Running on 36 years, Chan Dara has witnessed over three decades of Larchmont’s transformations, making it the longest-lived restaurant on the boulevard. Bhasuwongse (“Vavy”) and Sukhum (“Ken”) Kittivech opened the neighborhood Thai restaurant in 1983. They bought the 310 N. Larchmont Blvd. lot the year before from Vartkes and Alice Anivian, who had been leasing […]

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They’re hard at work playing music

They’re hard at work playing music

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

School is back in session and local student musicians are hard at work reading, writing and playing a variety of instruments. Many students attend Rhodes School of Music on Larchmont and the Los Angeles Violin Shop on Olympic, or they practice with independent teacher George Grove Jr. Rhodes School of Music, founded by lifelong musician […]

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Power outages leave locals seeking relief

Power outages leave locals seeking relief

| August 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Angelenos battled a blistering three-digit heat wave with around-the-clock air conditioning July 6, but beginning around 5 p.m, aging infrastructure gave out, resulting in widespread power outages. Although power was restored for most neighborhoods within hours, Hancock Park, Windsor Square and Larchmont felt the consequences of the blackout for most of the sticky weekend, and […]

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Larchmont Farmers Market: popular summer and year-round attraction

Larchmont Farmers Market: popular summer and year-round attraction

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Supermarket shopping is not exactly an engaging activity. Rather, it’s a tedious one. The best you can hope for is navigating the aisles successfully and getting out as quickly as possible. Especially in a modern and technologically advanced city like Los Angeles, it can be fun to do things the old-fashioned way. Shopping at the […]

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Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

Enjoy scoops of vanilla to Milkiest Chocolate in time for summer

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Any ice cream lover knows that July is the perfect time to enjoy a scoop or two. Popular trends in the ice cream arts, such as rolled or allergen-friendly ice cream, are surfacing for the summer, and the traditional cone and cup add to the variety. This summer, taste your way through tried-and-true vanilla to […]

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Communities debate limits on billboards

Communities debate limits on billboards

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The debate on billboards in Los Angeles has not been resolved since the Chronicle last reported on it in July 2017. However, 20 neighborhood councils recently have weighed in by submitting Community Impact Statements advocating limits on digital signage as per the “Version B+” draft billboard ordinance advanced by the City Planning Commission. This version […]

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