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Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

Bountiful ways to give back during season of giving

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Climate change, homelessness, mental and physical diseases, and other societal issues pepper our newsfeeds letting us know what is wrong or chaotic in the world. But these issues also can be motivating, inspiring us to reach out to others to try to do good in small ways close to home. Then we can have some […]

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Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Village’s historic Lipson Building was sold on Oct. 10 to a Malibu-based real estate investment company for $23.5 million. At that price, Christina Development paid roughly $1,372 per square foot for the one- and two-story, 17,000-square-foot property located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. The building houses 14 tenant spaces, including upstairs offices. The sale […]

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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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Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alas, attempts from residents and community groups to save two side-by-side mature ficus trees on Larchmont Boulevard have failed as city officials confirm the trees’ imminent demise. Councilmember David Ryu’s office announced Oct. 23 that two separate city agencies have assessed the site at 226 N. Larchmont Blvd. and approved the trees for removal. Removal […]

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Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

My friend Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in 2013 was a recipient of the Rome Prize, awarded yearly by the American Academy in Rome to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standards of excellence in art and architecture. (Our own local residents Bill Fain and Elizabeth […]

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Small town fun celebrated at Larchmont Family Fair

Small town fun celebrated at Larchmont Family Fair

| September 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

A pie-baking contest, haunt-ed house and lots of rides are among activities at the Larchmont Family Fair Sun., Oct. 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Larchmont Boulevard. A popular children’s costume contest will start at 1 p.m. Hosted by Coldwell Banker, princesses and pirates are expected among this year’s entries. The Larchmont’s Got Talent show […]

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