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Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The squire of the landmark La Casa de las Campanas (House of the Bells) on N. June St. and a leader in the national movement to protect the zoning of single-family neighborhoods, Leonard F. Hill, died peacefully at his home on June 7. A resident of Hancock Park since 1986, Leonard Hill long had a […]

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Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

Marciano Art Foundation plans its premiere exhibit in 2016/17

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation is expected to premiere its first exhibit later this year, or early 2017, according to a recent report in “Art News.” Philipp Kaiser will reportedly curate the museum’s inaugural exhibition of works from the Marciano collection. Kaiser is a former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]

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Dozen ‘for lease’ signs on Larchmont Blvd.

Dozen ‘for lease’ signs on Larchmont Blvd.

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The tenant mix on Larchmont is ever changing. Despite new stores like Perverse Sunglasses moving onto the street, visitors are seeing more vacancies than usual along the blocks of Larchmont north of First St. For ground-floor spaces, nearly 16 percent of the storefronts are now vacant (12 spaces of approximately 75). Lette Macarons recently closed, […]

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Single-family zoning is being drafted

Single-family zoning is being drafted

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Areas opting for inclusion in BMO City planners met with residents from 15 neighborhoods including La Brea-Hancock and Larchmont Heights last month to determine zoning options to protect the areas from teardowns and McMansions. Planning Dept. staff outlined six zoning schemes from the less to the most restrictive at the city’s Neighborhood Conservation meetings. “These […]

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Metro report: weekend traffic challenges

Metro report: weekend traffic challenges

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Prepare for detours, longer trips As part of Metro’s extension of the Purple Line, portions of Wilshire Blvd. are being closed for 22 weekends (not including Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends). The project of installing concrete decking over the subway station excavation site takes place in three phases: phase one with closures between […]

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Residents and city join forces to tackle Mansionization

Residents and city join forces to tackle Mansionization

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to know more about new zoning concepts and what they might mean for your neighborhood? Want to tell the city what you think? The City Planning Dept. is hosting a series of community meetings for areas protected with Interim Control Ordinances (limiting development) — including Larchmont Heights and La Brea-Hancock — to discuss issues […]

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