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Tom LaBonge honored with a native plant forest

Tom LaBonge honored with a native plant forest

Atop Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park   Four score, or more, hikers headed from Griffith Observatory up to the top of Mt. Hollywood on Jan. 7 to dedicate the Tom LaBonge Memorial Forest. Family and friends including former Mayor Eric Garcetti saluted the late, revered councilman of the former Fourth District. It was the second […]

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New mayor hard at work

New mayor hard at work

Homelessness tops her agenda; move-in underway for Getty House in Windsor Square Before Mayor Karen Bass left for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. in mid-January, she spoke with us about her rapid-fire actions to help alleviate homelessness since taking office just one month before. The solution will take “all hands on deck,” […]

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Trees fall, streets flood, in heavy storms

Trees fall, streets flood, in heavy storms

City clean-up crews respond quickly   Local streets and sidewalks were flooded during the downpours of mid-January, toppling trees and spreading debris. Crews from the city Public Works and Recreation and Parks departments reacted quickly, cleaning up most of the impacted areas by the next day, before new storms arrived. A mature pine tree fell, […]

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New on Larchmont: bakery, stores

New on Larchmont: bakery, stores

New wine buyer also made wines Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese has found a new wine buyer: Jesse Mangiagli. Since 2014, Mangiagli has been travelling the world making wine in such places as Oregon, Central California, Napa Valley, South Africa and New Zealand. This is the wine aficionado’s first foray into the retail side […]

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Callous bombing of America by autocrats told in film

Callous bombing of America by autocrats told in film

Downwind (10/10), 93 minutes, NR. I’m devoting my entire column to one film that makes its debut at the Slamdance Film Festival because it is an important film that might not get much exposure. Of all the nonsensical decisions with deadly consequences made by the autocrats in Washington who run our lives, including financing and […]

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Girl Scout cookies booth sales to begin Feb. 10

Girl Scout cookies booth sales to begin Feb. 10

Girl Scout cookies are officially being sold! Online sales started in mid-January and booth sales will begin on Fri., Feb. 10, and continue through Fri., March 10. The newest flavor — a spinoff of the Scout’s trademark Thin Mints — is called the Raspberry Rally. That cookie, with its chocolaty coating, will only be sold […]

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English-California choral concert plus jazz, Feb. 11

English-California choral concert plus jazz, Feb. 11

Choral works from the golden ages of composition of Tudor England and the European Renaissance will be reflected upon in new, contemporary California compositions, both being featured in a concert on Sat., Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., presented by The Golden Bridge, the professional singing consort based in Southern California. Masterpieces from the English Reformation, […]

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Celebrating Jane, holiday revelries continue, Las Madrinas

Celebrating Jane, holiday revelries continue, Las Madrinas

If you’re anything like me, the first thing you do the morning that the Larchmont Chronicle comes out is toss aside your Los Angeles Times, grab a morning beverage and settle in to read your favorite local paper from cover to cover. The person you have to thank for that is none other than its […]

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Disneyland engagement leads to 29 years of marriage

Disneyland engagement leads to 29 years of marriage

Sam Nymous proposed to Sadie Griner on his birthday, at Disneyland, in what was the start of their magical journey that has lasted 29 years, so far, and includes three girls, two boys and four grandkids. Being Orthodox Jews, it is customary in their circle for single people to be set up or matched either […]

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Sharon and Fred Cohanim share family on Larchmont Blvd.

Sharon and Fred Cohanim share family on Larchmont Blvd.

Sharon and Fred Cohanim, the owners of Larchmont Beauty Center, have grown up with the community and with each other. They met in Tehran when she was 17 and he was 19. Sharon was friends with Fred’s sister, and she attended a swimming party at his parents’ house. Sharon said it was love at first […]

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Nyakio and David Grieco: a couple that was meant to be

Nyakio and David Grieco: a couple that was meant to be

Nyakio and David Grieco are both children of the ’70s from Upstate New York. She was born Nyakio Kamoche to Kenyan immigrants in Buffalo and lived throughout the tri-state area before moving to Oklahoma by the time she was nine. David was born two years earlier to parents of Italian and Irish heritage in Watertown, […]

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A loving team for 53 years — the Mulveys of Windsor Village

A loving team for 53 years — the Mulveys of Windsor Village

Rosaleem and Cyril Mulvey, with their pleasant Irish lilts, have lived in Windsor Village for 53 years. The two met as employees of airline Aer Lingus in Dublin, Ireland. Rosaleem worked in the canteen, and Cyril was an engineer. “I asked her where she danced — everybody went dancing then,” Cyril said. “So I found […]

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Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

The historic upset victory over incumbent Councilman Mitch O’Farrell by political newcomer Hugo Soto-Martinez reverberated not only throughout Council District 13, but in City Hall and the historic preservation community as well. A changing of the guard at City Hall always is concerning to those of us who work to preserve and protect the rich […]

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Pan Pac boys win 13-and-under flag football city championship

Pan Pac boys win 13-and-under flag football city championship

If flag football isn’t America’s fastest growing sport, it sure has to be up there along with women’s wrestling, indoor bouldering and skateboarding, all of which are recent additions to the Olympic Games. In early 2022, the NFL announced its intention to grow its international business to $1 billion annually. To help achieve this, the […]

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About color: It’s a power that ‘directly influences the soul’

About color: It’s a power that ‘directly influences the soul’

Kandinsky wrote the headline above, more or less. When I think of the artist (1866-1944) though, I think of his book “Concerning the Spiritual in Art.” The young Georgia O’Keeffe restlessly awaited the English translation of that book; it finally was published in 1914. Kandinsky writes about color and form and music and literature. His […]

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Tom LaBonge honored with a native plant forest

Tom LaBonge honored with a native plant forest

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Atop Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park   Four score, or more, hikers headed from Griffith Observatory up to the top of Mt. Hollywood on Jan. 7 to dedicate the Tom LaBonge Memorial Forest. Family and friends including former Mayor Eric Garcetti saluted the late, revered councilman of the former Fourth District. It was the second […]

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Disneyland engagement leads to 29 years of marriage

Disneyland engagement leads to 29 years of marriage

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Sam Nymous proposed to Sadie Griner on his birthday, at Disneyland, in what was the start of their magical journey that has lasted 29 years, so far, and includes three girls, two boys and four grandkids. Being Orthodox Jews, it is customary in their circle for single people to be set up or matched either […]

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New mayor hard at work

New mayor hard at work

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Homelessness tops her agenda; move-in underway for Getty House in Windsor Square Before Mayor Karen Bass left for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. in mid-January, she spoke with us about her rapid-fire actions to help alleviate homelessness since taking office just one month before. The solution will take “all hands on deck,” […]

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Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

Councilman Soto-Martinez: Use preservation to protect our treasures

| January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

The historic upset victory over incumbent Councilman Mitch O’Farrell by political newcomer Hugo Soto-Martinez reverberated not only throughout Council District 13, but in City Hall and the historic preservation community as well. A changing of the guard at City Hall always is concerning to those of us who work to preserve and protect the rich […]

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