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Wilshire Temple Pavilion —  a beacon to the future and to wellness

Wilshire Temple Pavilion — a beacon to the future and to wellness

| November 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Wilshire Boulevard Temple broke ground on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion last month — a cultural and religious space with a community center on wellness and “purposeful” aging. When completed in 2020, the 55,000-square foot Pavilion will stand along, or more correctly lean towards, Harvard and Wilshire boulevards just east of the Temple, located at 3663 […]

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City library near Sunset Blvd. to be ‘bridge’ housing for women

City library near Sunset Blvd. to be ‘bridge’ housing for women

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

One year after a November 2017 announcement by Councilman David Ryu and the City of Los Angeles, ground was broken (more accurately, ankle-deep debris was cleaned off the floors) to remodel a former public library building into a facility that will provide 30 beds and services for women experiencing homelessness. The “bridge housing” project on […]

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City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

City planners tour Wilshire neighborhoods

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Periodically, staff members of the city’s Dept. of City Planning head out of City Hall on field trips. A recent October foray was “Planning Day 2018 — Arts and Culture, Westlake Wilshire,” where about 40 staff members visited those two community plan areas, including a number of stops in and around Larchmont. The planners enjoyed […]

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St. James School celebrates 50 years

St. James School celebrates 50 years

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A full house, in this case church, gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. James’ School, long popular with local parents and students. Former St. James’ student, Dr. Neville Anderson, along with St. James’ rector Kate Cress and new head of school Peter Reinke, welcomed all the guests. Deborah David, head of school from […]

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‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The iconic Larchmont bookstore founded by Joe Chevalier in 1940 continues to stimulate visitors not only with its inventory, but also with book-related events. Typical of the quality of the dozens of events presented most months was the dialogue late last month between C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning “New York Times” war correspondent, and retired […]

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French market, restaurant, bar at international food corner near Larchmont

French market, restaurant, bar at international food corner near Larchmont

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Within one block of the northern terminus of Larchmont Boulevard, the neighborhood is becoming quite the dining capital. Essentially at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Lucerne Boulevard, there now are four restaurants, with the fourth being Le Petite Marché that just opened in the middle of last month. Still in its “soft opening” phase, […]

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