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Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the City of Los Angeles continues to roll out a long-range plan to fix the city’s buckling sidewalks, Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg asks: Who’s looking out for the trees? At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s (GWNC) June 19 Transportation Committee meeting, Stromberg, committee chair, invited Gayle Greenberg, representing the Bureau of Engineering, to […]

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Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

Sister Alice Marie, 82, dies; Twerdahl named director

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Word of the death of Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founder 40 years ago and executive director until this week of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, came just as the Chronicle went to press. Her health had been in decline, and she died of natural causes. Mass and burial were on June 28. The day before […]

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SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of Larchmont Village residents continues to campaign against a new 52-unit mixed-use development planned for the corner of Beachwood Dr. and Melrose Ave. that is working its way through the planning process. At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) board meeting last month, Tracey Clarke, organizer of the opposition campaign, asked board members […]

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Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

Will digital billboards be blinking in our future?

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Elected officials on a city committee have generated controversy by loosening a proposed Citywide Sign Ordinance to permit digital billboards both within sign districts and outside of them. According to the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight, if the committee members’ proposed changes are approved by the full City Council, billboards would be permitted in “commercial” […]

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First Congregational Church celebrates 150 years

First Congregational Church celebrates 150 years

| June 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

First Congregational Church is the oldest Protestant church in continuous operation in Los Angeles. An organ concert, taiko drummers and choral music are part of the festivities to celebrate the first 150 years of the church at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. on Sun., June 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. A cultural as well as religious […]

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Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several neighbors expressed dissatisfaction during a May 9 Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) semi-annual meeting in regards to both a new mixed-use development working its way through the planning process, and the support the neighborhood association gave to the project. The frustrated residents allege the development was “rubber-stamped” by the LVNA board without the neighborhood […]

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