Tag: Tom LaBonge

Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Children running down Larchmont Boulevard, lathered in bubbles from a nearby foam pit, could only mean the Larchmont Family Fair. On Oct. 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m., the Boulevard hosted its 52nd annual celebration. The fair has become increasingly elaborate since its founding. This year, a pie-baking contest was added to an already impressive […]

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Parks Foundation to begin second decade with Ramsay at reins

Parks Foundation to begin second decade with Ramsay at reins

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a career in journalism, environmental advocacy and public service, Carolyn Ramsay has found her niche as executive director of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Her office amidst the oak trees in Griffith Park is a perfect setting for the Windsor Square resident, who has strived to bring greenery to her neighborhood and adopted city […]

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Lucy Casado influenced musicians, politicians and neighbors

Lucy Casado influenced musicians, politicians and neighbors

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Locals, celebrities, musicians and politicians went for more than the able-bodied Margaritas and homemade Mexican food served at Lucy’s El Adobe Café, whose namesake Lucy Casado died last month at the age of 91. Lucy and her husband Frank opened the restaurant in the early 1960s across from Paramount Studios on Melrose Ave., and it […]

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Baseball all around us

Baseball all around us

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

From a prominent neighbor celebrating Dodgers Opening Day with Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium to hundreds of local youngsters opening their careers with Pony League baseball, the sport is influential in local lives. In the photo above, with a background of the towering neon sign over The Grove’s parking structure and the giant clock on […]

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Dedication to service has been Tom LaBonge’s mantra

Dedication to service has been Tom LaBonge’s mantra

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following is a farewell address the Larchmont Chronicle asked our outgoing councilman to provide. I always knew that my life’s work would be in service to the city of Los Angeles, but to have served as Councilmember of the Fourth District for the past 14 years has been more than I could have ever […]

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Repaving streets may mean assessment districts according to Tom LaBonge

Repaving streets may mean assessment districts according to Tom LaBonge

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The city of Los Angeles may not have the highest population of any in the United States; that honor goes to New York City. L.A. also isn’t the largest city by area; four cities in Alaska compete for that title. But it does have the largest municipal street system in the entire nation, with 28,000-lane […]

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