Author Archive: Jane Gilman

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Lucy’s El Adobe in 50th year serving families, celebrities

Lucy’s El Adobe in 50th year serving families, celebrities

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a neighborhood hangout for 50 years, and on Tues., Feb. 11 the Casado family, owners of Lucy’s El Adobe at 5536 Melrose Ave., will host a benefit for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to celebrate the milestone. Two days later, the restaurant is holding a fundraiser for Sister Servants of Mary. In May, […]

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Winners told in holiday home, window contest

Winners told in holiday home, window contest

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among the winners of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society holiday decorating contest was the Most Whimsical home at 425 S. Rossmore Ave. The Best Block went to 100 S. Wilton Place. Earning the Most Creative was the house at 343 S. Plymouth Blvd. Most Traditional honors went to the house at 401 S. Hudson […]

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Hamburger Hamlet shuttered, Supercuts to leave

Hamburger Hamlet shuttered, Supercuts to leave

| December 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

High rents are driving some businesses off Larchmont Blvd. Hamburger Hamlet XP, which opened only 12 months ago at 217 N. Larchmont Blvd., has closed its doors. “Chipotle took a lot of our business,” said owner Keith Warlick. Planning to move in February is Supercuts. The staff has been cutting residents’ hair for the past […]

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Santa, carolers, choirs at Larchmont Village holiday open house

Santa, carolers, choirs at Larchmont Village holiday open house

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Music rang through the shops as choruses from Wonderland and Third Street elementary schools’ choruses performed on Larchmont Boulevard at the Annual Holiday Open House on Sun., Dec. 8.  

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Vernetti dream comes true on Larchmont

Vernetti dream comes true on Larchmont

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steve and Joanna Vernetti had been eating at Girasole since they moved to the neighborhood 10 years ago. Steve, who has a background in the food industry, dreamed that one day he might own the restaurant. The opportunity came true recently when Sonia Tolot decided to step down. Sonia, widow of the restaurant founder/owner Ermanno […]

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HPHA secures upkeep for Highland Avenue median

HPHA secures upkeep for Highland Avenue median

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pressure from residents has resulted in progress on repair and maintenance of the Highland Ave. median. After years of working with the city and the District Four  Council Office on the restoration and upkeep of the center divider from Melrose Ave. to Wilshire Blvd., the hard work of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association est. 1948 and […]

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