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Trimming of Larchmont Village trees completed

Trimming of Larchmont Village trees completed

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In January, private tree trimmers hired by the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District (LVBID) completed the annual trimming of the trees, mostly large and mostly ficus, in the main block of Larchmont Village, between First Street and Beverly Boulevard. In just several days, large crews, including chainsaw artists in four tall cherry picker lifts operating […]

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Residents seek answers to dry brook

Residents seek answers to dry brook

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brookside is perhaps best known for its namesake, a natural stream that flows through the neighborhood. But in recent months, local residents have raised an alarm about the brook’s health.     “Something is up,” says local real estate agent Richard Battaglia. “Within the past year the brook has dried up in places. Someone turned […]

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Christmas tree sales, prices ­up from years past

Christmas tree sales, prices ­up from years past

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

By now the family Christmas tree may be on its way to being recycled or packed away until next year — and, like the end of the Hans Christian Andersen story — we all get a bit teary when saying goodbye to the cheerful holiday tradition until next year. The vacant lot at 568 N. […]

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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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