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70-, 80-, 90-plus years…  Restaurants

70-, 80-, 90-plus years… Restaurants

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles is not known for preserving its history. The restaurant scene isn’t much different. If you own an eating establishment that lasts more than five years, you’re considered a smashing success. Sadly, the demise of many of Los Angeles’ most treasured restaurants, such as Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Hollywood Brown Derby, have left holes […]

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Several trees downed by weather, age

Several trees downed by weather, age

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three mature trees fall unexpectedly The Hancock Park area is a lovely place to live: homes built in the 1920s, ornamental streetlights in the parkways, and mature trees that have grown and flourished for over 80 years. Unfortunately, for many of those trees, their days may be coming to an end. The combination of disease, […]

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Thrive Décor and Diane Merrick will close their stores

Thrive Décor and Diane Merrick will close their stores

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t shed your tears just yet. The bad news: two of Los Angeles’ most notable stores will be closing June 1. The good news: everything is on sale at 40 percent off the original price. Thrive Décor (7427 Beverly Blvd.), the beloved neighborhood antique store owned by Windsor Square resident Randy Esada, and Dianne Merrick […]

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Community gives Chronicle’s Jane Gilman standing ovation

Community gives Chronicle’s Jane Gilman standing ovation

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Community leaders, business owners, government representatives and neighborhood friends all gathered at The Ebell of Los Angeles to celebrate both the retirement and birthday (on her actual birthday) of one of the community’s most beloved stalwarts, Larchmont Chronicle co-founder Jane Gilman. “Jane credits luck, timing, ambition, diplomacy, gregariousness, more luck, and fearlessness as the attributes […]

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Give your feet some TLC at these four salons extraordinaires

Give your feet some TLC at these four salons extraordinaires

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Your feet are tired, callused or just plain ugly. A quick and easy pedicure can help take away the foot fetish blues. Here are four local spots to give your feet a break: Can Can Parleur is exactly what it sounds like—a luxurious hand and foot salon with a bit of oooh la la thrown […]

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Landis Gifts and Stationery celebrates 25 years on Blvd.

Landis Gifts and Stationery celebrates 25 years on Blvd.

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name “Landis” is very familiar on Larchmont Boulevard. It all started with Arthur Landis’ original department store in 1933, then morphed throughout the years into separate storefronts: Landis General Store, Landis Labyrinth Toy Store, and Landis Gifts & Stationery. This past November, Edie Frère, owner of Landis Gifts & Stationery, 138 N. Larchmont Blvd., […]

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