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Brookside neighbors focus on where to add mass to houses

Brookside neighbors focus on where to add mass to houses

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nearly 50 Sycamore Square and Brookside property owners attended a December 19 public hearing about rezoning single-family parts of their neighborhoods to curb what many describe as “McMansionization.” The term refers to the construction of large modern houses on small lots in traditional single-family neighborhoods. Examples of such structures are obvious to drivers or walkers […]

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Area residents say crime is getting worse

Area residents say crime is getting worse

| December 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

Last month the Chronicle received an email from a Larchmont resident who was alarmed to hear that three homes on his street, Lucerne Blvd., had been burglarized in the preceding 45 days. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, hoped some media attention would “spur the police to patrol” the neighborhood. In an effort to measure […]

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Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

Rotary Christmas tree lot returns to Larchmont Blvd.

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fresh-cut evergreens are back and for sale in the neighborhood, thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Customers will find noble, silvertip, Fraser, Nordmann and Douglas firs, according to Wendy Clifford, who says the trees are delivered fresh each week from a farm in Oregon. In its 11th year […]

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Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Front yards are a significant part of the ambiance of the single-family residential neighborhoods in and around Hancock Park. As explained at a mid-November presentation held at The Ebell and led by architect John Kaliski, there is a public realm that exists between the front façades of houses on opposite sides of a street. The […]

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LVNA neighbors talk crime, community school at annual meeting

LVNA neighbors talk crime, community school at annual meeting

| November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 50 residents filled the auditorium of Van Ness Elementary Nov. 14 for the semi-annual Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) meeting. New principal of Van Ness Elementary Pauline Hong greeted neighbors and said she is excited to work with the Larchmont community. Hong praised out-going principal Katty Iriarte, noting that Iriarte did “a phenomenal […]

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Study results in Boulevard ficus tree recommendations

Study results in Boulevard ficus tree recommendations

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trees, trees, trees. That subject was a big part of this year’s annual “Town Hall” meeting of the Windsor Square Association (WSA). Held at The Ebell on Nov. 16, about 50 residents and others heard an update on the association’s activities during the year. This year’s primary agenda item was the presentation of the WSA’s […]

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