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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 | 1 Comment

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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Rent control, property tax transfer, gas tax repeal, city bank among topics for voter decision

Rent control, property tax transfer, gas tax repeal, city bank among topics for voter decision

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Voters will consider rent control; farm animal cage dimensions; property tax transfers for seniors; and bond funding for veterans, mental health and children’s hospitals among the 15 measures on the Tues., Nov. 6 ballot. Several measures are citizen initiatives placed on the ballot after voter signature gathering by advocates, including Proposition 6, to repeal the […]

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St. James’ School fêtes its 50th

St. James’ School fêtes its 50th

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. James’ Episcopal School, 625 S. St. Andrews Pl., will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with an alumni reunion Sat., Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alumni, students, families, current and former faculty and community members are invited to attend. Former head of school Rev. Charles “Chuck” Rowins, who served as head of St. […]

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