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City programs for transients in public park stir debate

City programs for transients in public park stir debate

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The connection between sidewalk encampments and criminal activity is increasingly a point of contention between policy makers and residents. Even the most sympathetic neighbors are struggling with the sense of danger that often accompanies groups of transients on residential streets. For one Mid City West resident, the suggestion of adding support programs for vagrants squatting […]

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Turning 100 in style … car-free

Turning 100 in style … car-free

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pedal, scoot, walk or hop on the Metro when CicLAvia comes to town, taking over eight miles of city streets in a carnival-style party, car-free, Sun., Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia” will take Angelenos on a lengthy route from Walt Disney Concert Hall to the […]

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Power outages leave locals seeking relief

Power outages leave locals seeking relief

| August 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Angelenos battled a blistering three-digit heat wave with around-the-clock air conditioning July 6, but beginning around 5 p.m, aging infrastructure gave out, resulting in widespread power outages. Although power was restored for most neighborhoods within hours, Hancock Park, Windsor Square and Larchmont felt the consequences of the blackout for most of the sticky weekend, and […]

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New Ebell president and cookbook plus best barbecue; Zappa and LBA

New Ebell president and cookbook plus best barbecue; Zappa and LBA

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every summer, the venerable 124-year-old Ebell of Los Angeles welcomes new board members. The installation of these ladies was fêted with a gala luncheon in the Grand Lounge of the Lucerne Boulevard club on June 25. This year they also inducted a new president, long time Ebell member and former Deputy Chief of Protocol for […]

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Village landlord seeks to remove ficus trees

Village landlord seeks to remove ficus trees

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The city’s Urban Forestry Division recently received a request to remove two mature, side-by-side ficus trees at 226 N. Larchmont Blvd. The request was submitted by Rite Aid landlord, Beverly Hills developer Ronald Simms. “The Windsor Square Association opposes this request because these trees are not dead, diseased or dangerous,” said Larry Guzin, president of […]

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Driver ran a red light and crashed at Beverly, Arden

Driver ran a red light and crashed at Beverly, Arden

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reports of two major accidents at the intersection of Arden and Beverly boulevards were made last month. According to a resident on Arden, the most recent accident occurred on Sun., July 22 at 2 a.m. after a driver ran a red light. (See “Accidents at Arden” letter, page 2, August LC.) Often, drivers heading west […]

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