Tag: Windsor Square Association

Townhouses to replace dilapidated house, parking lot

Townhouses to replace dilapidated house, parking lot

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For at least two decades, activist Windsor Square neighbor Margaret Sowma complained to the city about unauthorized construction at 610 S. Van Ness Ave., just across the street from her Van Ness townhouse condominium south of Sixth St. and north of Fire Station 29. The across-the-street owner even hand-built a third floor of some sort […]

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Regina Chung found a house and true love in Windsor Square

Regina Chung found a house and true love in Windsor Square

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Regina Chung saw a home for sale in Windsor Square in 1984, she had barely ventured into the neighborhood, mostly admiring its tree canopy-lined streets from afar. Interest rates were a whopping 18 percent, but Regina and her husband Jim were undeterred, and with help from relatives, they were able to raise enough money […]

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Homeowners take action to warn residents of coyotes

Homeowners take action to warn residents of coyotes

| October 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

  Frustrated that city officials are doing little to protect pets and small children from increasing numbers of coyotes visiting and inhabiting the central part of the city, local homeowner associations are taking action. Neighborhood groups in Hancock Park, St. Andrews Square,Windsor Square and Windsor Village in mid-October began distributing and posting lawn signs that […]

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Challenges in reducing parkway water use while complying with the law

Challenges in reducing parkway water use while complying with the law

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month, the Larchmont Chronicle reported on homeowners replacing front yard lawns with more drought-tolerant landscapes. The following describes some of the challenges homeowners have experienced with respect to landscaping their parkways. Challenges confront property owners wishing to improve their parkways to address Southern California drought conditions. The first challenge is obtaining city permission to […]

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Project provides brighter lights in Windsor Square

Project provides brighter lights in Windsor Square

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ninety-nine new or rehabilitated lampposts, all with bright but long-lasting and energy-efficient bulbs, have been installed in much of Windsor Square, thanks to residents who took up the challenge to promote a streetlight assessment project. The lights are being placed in Windsor Square between First and Third streets, from Beachwood Dr., Plymouth to Irving boulevards. […]

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Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

Native plants used in new look for traffic triangle

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Norton triangle, a traffic island on Sixth St., has undergone a landscaping renovation that features plantings that will be self-sufficient once established. Larry Guzin, president, said the Windsor Square Association board of directors first began planning a renewal of the Norton triangle in 2011. However, the project—which took years to gain the city’s approval—was […]

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