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Larchmont trees, sidewalks on New Year’s agenda

Larchmont trees, sidewalks on New Year’s agenda

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ring in the New Year by learning about a plan for Larchmont Village’s ficus trees and tree root-challenged sidewalks. The Larchmont Village Business Improvement District has utilized a grant from Council District Four to commission a survey and long-term plan from a specialist in arboriculture and urban forestry. Hear the results and discuss the options […]

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Measure ‘S’ lacks vision; city needs to grow humanely

Measure ‘S’ lacks vision; city needs to grow humanely

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last month, the Larchmont Chronicle covered the meeting organized by construction moratorium proponents at Third St. School in Hancock Park. Responding to that article is the following guest column by Fred Mariscal, local resident and former member of the board of directors of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. I was originally interested to learn about […]

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Miracle Mile gets HPOZ go-ahead, barely

Miracle Mile gets HPOZ go-ahead, barely

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After years in the making, the City Planning Commission (CPC) gave Miracle Mile’s proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone an okay last month. “Indeed, we are happy that the CPC approved our HPOZ. We are on track to preserve our historic neighborhood,” said Ken Hixon, vice president of the Miracle Mile Residential Association. “Of course,” he […]

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Quigg files bankruptcy, leaving nine properties, $80+ million debt

Quigg files bankruptcy, leaving nine properties, $80+ million debt

| December 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Nine entities associated with Canadian developer and recent Fremont Place and Windsor Square resident, Robert Quigg, have just filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. That type of bankruptcy calls for the liquidation of all of the assets of the entity involved. Local residents became aware of the Canada native when he first came to town, […]

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SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

SWAT swarms abandoned house on Plymouth twice

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was deployed to an abandoned property on the 300 block of N. Plymouth Blvd. Nov. 15 for a six-hour standoff between police and a squatter. A week later, Nov. 23, the team was deployed again to the same address. In the first incident, officers were called to […]

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History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

| December 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Miracle Mile has hit a bump on its road to historic preservation. Many residents carried red “No HPOZ” (Historic Protection Overlay Zone) signs to the Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA) annual meeting last month, protesting the effort underway to protect the area from mansionization and tear downs of early 20th-century Period Revival-style homes. “It was […]

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