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Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

Merchants and neighbors generate support for small playground in Village

| April 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Larchmont Village merchants and shoppers always welcome more parking for the street. It has been this way since the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car trolley “3 Line” stopped running up the Boulevard from Third Street to Melrose Avenue in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The contemporary desire for additional parking notwithstanding, there usually […]

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Ceremony salutes new flag, raised in Larchmont Village

Ceremony salutes new flag, raised in Larchmont Village

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the center of Larchmont Village last month, one American flag was retired, and a new one was raised. The ceremony followed the observation by Larchmont Village neighbor Eric Dortch that the existing flag was in tatters. He decided to take action, and he purchased a replacement flag. The flag ceremony was organized by Larchmont […]

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Homelessness and supportive housing

Homelessness and supportive housing

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

A sold-out crowd gathered at The Ebell of Los Angeles to hear knowledgeable neighbors talk about solutions to a very visible problem, the vagrant and homeless people on the streets in all neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including those of our Mid-Wilshire communities. The Ebell gathering was the first in a series of outreach events being […]

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Traffic the topic for eastern Windsor Square; bike lanes to come

Traffic the topic for eastern Windsor Square; bike lanes to come

| March 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Bike lanes are going to be added to several blocks of Van Ness Avenue to help reduce speeding. The move comes as a result of a joint meeting held in March among residents of Windsor Square’s Van Ness and Norton avenues, their Ridgewood-Wilton neighbors and city officials. Convened by City Councilman David Ryu’s staff, the […]

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Worried about crime? Consider private patrol

Worried about crime? Consider private patrol

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Property crime is on the rise, and homeowners are understandably alarmed. Reports of burglaries in otherwise quiet communities seem to come out on a daily basis. Figures indicate that, in the past two years, burglaries are up between six and 12 percent in the Chronicle’s distribution area alone. (Read more about criminal activity in Greater […]

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Resident association meetings discuss crime increase

Resident association meetings discuss crime increase

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent increases in criminal activity have alarmed residents, especially in single-family neighborhoods, where reports show an uptick in crime. As noted in this newspaper last month, the increases, primarily in property crimes and robberies, also have led the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to reallocate about 300 officers, beginning in January, to patrol duty across […]

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