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Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

| November 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Running on 36 years, Chan Dara has witnessed over three decades of Larchmont’s transformations, making it the longest-lived restaurant on the boulevard. Bhasuwongse (“Vavy”) and Sukhum (“Ken”) Kittivech opened the neighborhood Thai restaurant in 1983. They bought the 310 N. Larchmont Blvd. lot the year before from Vartkes and Alice Anivian, who had been leasing […]

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Tweens’ vintage pop-up raises funds for Children’s Hospital

Tweens’ vintage pop-up raises funds for Children’s Hospital

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Junior Ambassadors Evvie Juda, 11, and Pippa Tarses, 9, held a vintage pop-up benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles last month at WO•LA studio, 7944 W. Third St. The pair collected stacks of clothes from friends and parents as part of Junior Ambassador Action Day at their school, Center for Early Education. Each item of clothing […]

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St. James School celebrates 50 years

St. James School celebrates 50 years

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A full house, in this case church, gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. James’ School, long popular with local parents and students. Former St. James’ student, Dr. Neville Anderson, along with St. James’ rector Kate Cress and new head of school Peter Reinke, welcomed all the guests. Deborah David, head of school from […]

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‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The iconic Larchmont bookstore founded by Joe Chevalier in 1940 continues to stimulate visitors not only with its inventory, but also with book-related events. Typical of the quality of the dozens of events presented most months was the dialogue late last month between C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning “New York Times” war correspondent, and retired […]

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New director reaching out to HopeNet food pantries

New director reaching out to HopeNet food pantries

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Levi Webb has taken over the reins at HopeNet, which supports food pantries, hot meals and more at 12 area congregations. The Salt Lake City, Utah native started in his new post as executive director Aug. 20. His first order of business is reinvigorating the program and reaching out to the faith- based food pantry […]

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Brittain honored for 50 years at the L.A. Zoo

Brittain honored for 50 years at the L.A. Zoo

| September 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

Two Los Angeles Zoo docents were honored last month for their 50 years of service, a milestone achieved by a select few dedicated animal lovers and educators. Local resident Kilbee Brittain and Amy Callister, of Pasadena, were honored at a luncheon where they each received a Mayor’s Certificate for unwavering commitment and dedication to the Zoo, its animals and the […]

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