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Six ficus trees on Larchmont  slated for wood chipper

Six ficus trees on Larchmont slated for wood chipper

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

The city’s Urban Forestry Division announced Jan. 7 that it will consider a permit request to remove six healthy ficus trees at 606 N. Larchmont Boulevard. The mature side-by-side trees provide a lush canopy that is much needed on the eastern side of the 600 block of N. Larchmont, according to employees who work in […]

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Addressing homeless housing locally

Addressing homeless housing locally

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gathered in an historic Hancock Park apartment building last month were about 20 community members and local religious leaders. The tea-time topic was how residents and local faith organizations can work together to address homelessness in the Greater Wilshire and Wilshire Center Koreatown areas, especially to provide needed “bridge housing” to move people off of […]

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Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917, but they are now embracing social and technological change within the 21st century. Cookie season will run to Sun., March 10, and local booths will open on Fri., Feb. 8. Look for stands in front of Chevalier’s Books, Burger Lounge and Rite Aid on Larchmont Blvd. to […]

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31 years later, Professor still knows it all

31 years later, Professor still knows it all

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s February 2019 Larchmont Chronicle heralds the 31st year of William Bentley (a.k.a. Professor Know-It-All) regaling readers with fun word and phrase etymology based on questions readers pose to him.  Jane Gilman, founder and former publisher at the Chronicle remembers Bentley pitching her the idea for a column because he thought the paper needed […]

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Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

Report finds urban forest not valued by policymakers

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of concerned residents and city staff members attended a presentation last month at City Hall to learn the first steps toward developing a citywide approach to improved urban forestry. Environmental consulting firm Dudek presented its findings and recommendations at the Dec. 4 event following a yearlong investigation into the City of Los Angeles’ programs, […]

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The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

The 57th year: The more things change, the more they remain the same

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was in 1954 that the Los Angeles Railway Company’s Yellow Car “3 Line” ceased traveling from downtown, east along Sixth and Third Streets, and up Larchmont Boulevard to Melrose Avenue. Then, a decade passed. And then, in the autumn of 1963, two entrepreneurial young women, Jane Gilman and Dawne Goodwin, founded a community newspaper. […]

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