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Gubernatorial recall election is on ballot

Gubernatorial recall election is on ballot

Local voters beware — there are three recall elections in the works. Gavin Newsom This month, voters in the state will cast ballots by Tues., Sept. 14 for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election. “Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” reads the first question on the ballot. The second question asks […]

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On the  Boulevard: Family Fair update, and changes afoot

On the Boulevard: Family Fair update, and changes afoot

100 years! Excitement mounts as our local community prepares to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Larchmont Boulevard shopping district. Special activities are planned for Sun., Oct. 24. More on that in a bit. In the meantime, as has been happening for the past 100 years, there are changes afoot in […]

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Police Beat: Burglar takes toiletries, and a rash of grand thefts auto

Police Beat: Burglar takes toiletries, and a rash of grand thefts auto

OLYMPIC DIVISION BURGLARIES: A man woke up and noticed his bedroom door had been closed, on July 31 at 11:30 a.m. Upon further inspection, the screen to his bathroom window had been removed, and a suspect was found hiding in a ditch outside the man’s bathroom window on the 400 block of S. Norton Ave. […]

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Fire alarm at Good Goose temporarily shuts down café

Fire alarm at Good Goose temporarily shuts down café

Significant amounts of smoke, apparently from an overheated electric bicycle or scooter battery charging in a storage area of the Good Goose Café, 5210 Beverly Blvd., at around 5:15 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 25, led to a major turnout of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and Police Department responders. The amount of smoke was significant, […]

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Curtain is about to rise at the Academy Museum Sept. 30

Curtain is about to rise at the Academy Museum Sept. 30

When the curtain rises at the new six-story Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thurs., Sept. 30, a classic film with live music will herald its opening. The first three months will feature special programming, and visitors will be able to dine at a restaurant inspired by Hollywood’s glory days. Two screenings of the 1939 […]

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Ballerinas at Marat Daukayev dance for joy and in person

Ballerinas at Marat Daukayev dance for joy and in person

Happiness and happy feet are what the students at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet are feeling these days. After many months of practicing alone at home and only connecting with their ballet friends via Zoom, the dancers are finally back in person as of July. Parents and dancers alike are “On cloud nine,” according to […]

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Third time’s a charm for Sound of Music enthusiast

Third time’s a charm for Sound of Music enthusiast

Brookside resident and Third Street Elementary fourth grader, Nikka Gueler, won first prize in the costume contest at this summer’s “Sing-A-Long Sound of Music” event at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 21. The winning costume was an interpretation of the movie’s protagonist, Maria, as a “problem to solve.” The “Sing-A-Long Sound of Music” takes up […]

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Donate to HopeNet to help restaurants, and enjoy a meal, too

Donate to HopeNet to help restaurants, and enjoy a meal, too

Taste of Larchmont may be on pause (again) this year, but HopeNet’s executive director, Brandy Muñiz, wants everyone to know that he or she can help HopeNet while enjoying and supporting some of Larchmont’s eateries as well. When donors give $250, $500, $750, or $1,000 to HopeNet, a portion of that donation will be given […]

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Downward dogs, tranquility are back at Center for Yoga

Downward dogs, tranquility are back at Center for Yoga

“It’s cathartic,” Center for Yoga manager Deb Anderson said of the studio’s re-opening Aug. 24 at 230 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd. “It’s awesome to be able to re-envision the space and finish what I started … experimentation, new workshops and bringing more life and different styles of yoga.” Anderson had to roll up her mat […]

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Housing solutions are on a fast track, says leader at PATH

Housing solutions are on a fast track, says leader at PATH

Housing-forward, person-centered solutions to homelessness have been Tessa Madden Storms’s work for the past decade. Madden Storms, who lives in Windsor Village, is the senior director of philanthropy at PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) and the regional director of PATH Santa Barbara. “Certainly, the geographical change of pace of going on up to Santa Barbara […]

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Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

“I need my money,” insists Giorgio, the 56-year-old who visits Larchmont Boulevard daily with a shopping cart filled with his meager possessions. “It’s an obligation! According to the law!” he shouts, referring to some combination of unemployment, Social Security and disability compensation he says he used to get until he received an unsigned letter from […]

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In-person school returns; local parents opine on experiences

In-person school returns; local parents opine on experiences

  After 17 months of remote or hybrid school, campuses across Los Angeles County have resumed in-person learning for the 2021 / 2022 calendar year. For many in our community, this is a welcome turn of events, but it does not come without concerns. The surge in COVID-19 cases (including breakthrough cases) spurred by the […]

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Real Estate News

Rossmore apartment project presented at a ‘town hall’

Rossmore apartment project presented at a ‘town hall’

A neighborhood town hall meeting hosted by Atlanta-based developer Domos Coliving attracted more than 30 local residents last month to hear details of plans to renovate the apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Frances Anderton, architecture and design journalist, who formerly hosted the KCRW show “DnA: Design and Architecture,” was the event’s moderator. A panel […]

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A splash of cold witch hazel: Raymond Chandler’s prose

A splash of cold witch hazel: Raymond Chandler’s prose

Raymond Chandler, who some people consider the best writer of detective novels in English, didn’t like that sort of hyperbole at all. He thought it was just “critics’ jargon,” this separating works of literature into this sort, or that sort. But last week, bored and recovering from illness, I reached out to my shelf, and […]

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Theatre recognized, but fight to save site continues

Theatre recognized, but fight to save site continues

The Fairfax Theatre was recently nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, but because the owner objects to the designation, the battle to preserve the 1929 theater continues. The California State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) voted unanimously July 30 to nominate the Fairfax Theatre to the National Register following a presentation by Steven Luftman. […]

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Rossmore apartment project presented at a ‘town hall’

Rossmore apartment project presented at a ‘town hall’

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

A neighborhood town hall meeting hosted by Atlanta-based developer Domos Coliving attracted more than 30 local residents last month to hear details of plans to renovate the apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Frances Anderton, architecture and design journalist, who formerly hosted the KCRW show “DnA: Design and Architecture,” was the event’s moderator. A panel […]

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Curtain is about to rise at the Academy Museum Sept. 30

Curtain is about to rise at the Academy Museum Sept. 30

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

When the curtain rises at the new six-story Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thurs., Sept. 30, a classic film with live music will herald its opening. The first three months will feature special programming, and visitors will be able to dine at a restaurant inspired by Hollywood’s glory days. Two screenings of the 1939 […]

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Downward dogs, tranquility are back at Center for Yoga

Downward dogs, tranquility are back at Center for Yoga

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

“It’s cathartic,” Center for Yoga manager Deb Anderson said of the studio’s re-opening Aug. 24 at 230 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd. “It’s awesome to be able to re-envision the space and finish what I started … experimentation, new workshops and bringing more life and different styles of yoga.” Anderson had to roll up her mat […]

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Gubernatorial recall election is on ballot

Gubernatorial recall election is on ballot

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Local voters beware — there are three recall elections in the works. Gavin Newsom This month, voters in the state will cast ballots by Tues., Sept. 14 for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election. “Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” reads the first question on the ballot. The second question asks […]

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