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Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

In a clever parliamentary maneuver, the land-use lawyer for the current owners of Tom Bergin’s, the restaurant and tavern located at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. since 1949, threw a monkey wrench into the process to declare the property a city Historic-Cultural Monument. Following a unanimous recommendation made in March by the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC), […]

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SB 50 delayed, not deceased

SB 50 delayed, not deceased

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

Through the leadership of state Sen. Anthony Portantino, resident and former mayor of La Cañada Flintridge, and who represents a broad swath of Los Angeles County, consideration of SB 50, proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, has been delayed temporarily. As chair of the state Senate’s Appropriations Committee, Sen. Portantino announced May […]

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Senate Bill 50 is bad for homeowners

Senate Bill 50 is bad for homeowners

| May 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

In late 2017, the ladies of the Hancock Park Garden Club (founded 57 years ago) published a booklet, “Your Next Front Yard.” The focus of the pamphlet is front yards — the single-family landscape that both separates homes and unifies neighborhoods. (See: hancockparkgardenclub.com/your-next-front-yard.) A month or so later, on Jan. 16, 2018, San Francisco lawyer […]

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Study Senate Bill 50

Study Senate Bill 50

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

TO OUR READERS: By John H. Welborne Publisher and Editor As a public service to our readers in the Greater Wilshire, Mid-City and other neighborhoods we serve, the Larchmont Chronicle is publishing this Special Supplement. The timing relates to the May 2019 consideration — by the California State Senate — of wide-reaching legislation proposed by […]

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Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In advance of updating the city’s guidelines for the Windsor Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), the first of two open house sessions took place April 29 at Marlborough School. The second open house will be Mon., May 6, at 6 p.m., also at Marlborough School, 250 N. Rossmore Ave. Following the open house, the […]

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Dept. of City Planning reviewing neighborhood plans, projects

Dept. of City Planning reviewing neighborhood plans, projects

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

With Metro Rail Purple Line Extension construction underway, there are lots of people planning for a denser future in this part of town. In the city of Los Angeles, plan making is under the purview of the Dept. of City Planning, headed by local resident Vince Bertoni, who reports to Mayor Eric Garcetti (also a […]

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