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Hans’ flair for design and technique revolutionized eyewear

Hans’ flair for design and technique revolutionized eyewear

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hans Fiebig once made glasses in a time-old fashion, by hand and working a foot pedal. “Can you imagine using your feet?” the 88-year old optician asked last month at his 30-year old Larchmont institution, Hans Custom Optik. One person who would appreciate Hans’ technical know-how, precision and artistic flair was Elvis Presley. The two […]

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Puppy love can be therapeutic, too

Puppy love can be therapeutic, too

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Betty Nicholaw wasn’t in a very good mood. Turning 91 last month probably has its ups and downs. But the one-time CBS executive administrator’s spirits rose within minutes of meeting with her furry friend Luca, an 11-year-old Pomeranian. “Her personality really shines when Luca’s around,” says Cydney Kaplan, a certified recreation therapist and owner of Independent […]

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Larchmont music shop enters its eighth decade

Larchmont music shop enters its eighth decade

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the last 70 years, anyone coming through our neighborhood has seen the landmark Hans Weisshaar sign at 627 N. Larchmont Blvd. But does anyone really know what goes on in this decades-old violin shop? As a former violinist, it was a satisfying experience walking into the shop. Georg and Ann Eittinger, the proprietors, greeted […]

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Resident takes Young Adult genre by storm in ‘Dangerous Year’

Resident takes Young Adult genre by storm in ‘Dangerous Year’

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the October issue of the Larchmont Chronicle goes to press, first-time author and Brookside resident Kes Trester’s soon-to-be-released Young Adult (YA) novel, “A Dangerous Year,” is already racking up positive reviews. “This is our new Gossip Girl, guys. We can feel it,” raves HelloGiggles.com. “You’ll devour this clever and dangerously good plot. We guarantee […]

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Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

Former Chronicle student reporter: then and now

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

These days, Tom Brandlin of Park La Brea serves as a not-for-profit consultant at the Soldiers Project in North Hollywood and other agencies, as well as deacon at St. Basil’s Parish on Wilshire Blvd. Then In 1965, he was a high school sophomore at St. John Vianney High School (in the process of being renamed […]

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Local students report from annual political convention

Local students report from annual political convention

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of the biggest names in politics descended on the Pasadena Convention Center July 29-30 for the third annual Politicon, a non-partisan event that brings together politicians, pundits and media personalities. Two local students who attended the conference give their perspectives on what it was like to watch people of all political stripes come together […]

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