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New playground being installed on Larchmont

New playground being installed on Larchmont

Work is expected to be underway this month for the long-anticipated playground pilot project being installed on a small portion of the surface parking lot on Larchmont Boulevard. Initially conceived by neighborhood associations and supported by Councilmember David Ryu and the staff and board of the city’s Dept. of Recreation and Parks (RAP), the 1,200-square-foot […]

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Bergin’s is back, taps are open

Bergin’s is back, taps are open

Bottoms up! Guinness, craft cocktails, dinner and brunch fare and good cheer are on tap once again at Tom Bergin’s Bar & Restaurant, 840 S. Fairfax Ave. This, its 84th year, sees the neighborhood pub back in business after a rocky few years and eventual shutting of its doors in 2018. It reopened on Dec. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘Historic Citrus Ave. home quickly demolished’ Considering the blatantly illegal steps that were taken to demolish 361 N. Citrus — actions that were specifically designed to cover up and deceive — I challenge even the most hardened “property libertarian” to find any justification whatsoever in the owners’ actions. While they certainly had the “right” to […]

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La Brea Tar Pits to join neighbors in new look, renovations

La Brea Tar Pits to join neighbors in new look, renovations

Last month, completing a one-year international search process, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) announced the selection of architecture firm Weiss / Manfredi to lead a master planning team to re-imagine the Miracle Mile’s La Brea Tar Pits. The firm was selected from among three finalists, all of whom had presented initial […]

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‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

I’ve rarely responded well to “video installations” that show at modern art museums. Fortunately, I can be surprised. I recently saw a wonderful and wrenching short film that was, to me, wholly new. It was the high point of my museum visit. And it compelled me to return for a second and third viewing. “The […]

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Book shares collected tales of longtime neighborhood deli

Book shares collected tales of longtime neighborhood deli

In 1931, Benjamin, Joseph and Ruben Canter came to Los Angeles and opened Canter Bros. Delicatessen on what is now Cesar Chavez Boulevard in Boyle Heights, which was then home to a large Jewish population. Over time, however, the neighborhood changed. About 20 years later, the delicatessen migrated to Fairfax Avenue, which was quickly becoming […]

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40 million people, one river, and a cell phone… down Rio Colorado

40 million people, one river, and a cell phone… down Rio Colorado

Besuited and bow-tied, men from seven Western states met on Nov. 9, 1922 at Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe, N.M., to forge an agreement for the allocation of water from the 1,450-mile-long Colorado River  — the lifeblood of the arid West. The Colorado River Compact divides the river basin into two — the Upper (Colorado, […]

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Construction is poised to start for LACMA’s Geffen Galleries

Construction is poised to start for LACMA’s Geffen Galleries

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is thriving, or at least the part of it that is open, while preparations are being made for its new David Geffen Galleries. While the buildings slated for demolition on the museum’s east campus are closed to the public, the west side of the campus is busy […]

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Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

The Holiday season always brings the final meeting of the Assistance League of Los Angeles in the form of a festive luncheon held at the Wilshire Country Club. This year, there was added excitement over the plans for the League’s new home on Sunset Boulevard. Awards were distributed, including for exemplary service over the past […]

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Refresh body, mind, spirit with Reiki, meditation, yogic breathing

Refresh body, mind, spirit with Reiki, meditation, yogic breathing

In November we began a series of profiles of people who live in the neighborhood. Because January is our “Health and Beauty” issue, we are profiling Hilary Malloy, who grew up locally and has a Reiki and meditation studio on Larchmont Boulevard. Being healthy is more than eating right and exercising. It can also mean […]

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Author has a high vantage point on health and aging well

Author has a high vantage point on health and aging well

Patricia Greenberg believes in living life to the fullest, including from the heights of the world’s’ tallest skyscrapers. The nutritionist and author has run 20 marathons and countless half marathons, and in her 50s she took up the sport of tower climbing. Yes, tower climbing, which, unlike rock climbing, is done from the safety of […]

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Cox, preschool co-founder, Los Angeles native

Cox, preschool co-founder, Los Angeles native

Penny Cox (born Agnes Ducharme Robillard), co-founder of The Plymouth School, died Dec. 1. She was 87. Penny was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 5, 1932, and she grew up in South Los Angeles on 99th Street. When her family moved to the San Fernando Valley in the 1940s, Penny stayed behind in the […]

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Real Estate News

Larchmont openings, closings, leasings, sales

Larchmont openings, closings, leasings, sales

A high-end dog grooming facility, a casual facial spa and a surprise are among new businesses coming to Larchmont Boulevard in 2020. Jess Rona Grooming will open its first brick and mortar store in March at 656 N. Larchmont Blvd. (at Melrose). An author and groomer to the stars, Rona also is an actress and […]

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New water-wise plants and trees for Harold A. Henry Park

New water-wise plants and trees for Harold A. Henry Park

Visitors to Harold A. Henry Park may notice some fenced- off areas throughout the park, but the fences should be no cause for concern. Instead, great new beginnings are ahead for our beloved park. The fences are protecting new plantings put in by the City of Los Angeles’ Dept. of Recreation and Parks (RAP). Last […]

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Real Estate Sales for November

Real Estate Sales for November

Single-family homes 208 S. Plymouth Blvd. 717 N. Las Palmas Ave. 201 N. Van Ness Ave. 542 N. Las Palmas Ave. 112 S. Plymouth Blvd. 418 N. Mansfield Ave. 177 N. Citrus Ave. 230 N. Ridgwood Pl. 639 Lillian Way 228 N. St. Andrews Pl. 202 N. Beachwood Dr. 603 S. Highland Ave. 522 N. […]

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On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

With the announcement of Weiss / Manfredi as chief architects of the reimagining of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, a clear and welcome pattern has emerged. In each step of the re-design, expansion and rejuvenation of Hancock Park’s collection of three major museums, preservation of a significant historic structure is a key element. Entitled […]

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‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

‘The Great Silence’ here ended with building closure

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’ve rarely responded well to “video installations” that show at modern art museums. Fortunately, I can be surprised. I recently saw a wonderful and wrenching short film that was, to me, wholly new. It was the high point of my museum visit. And it compelled me to return for a second and third viewing. “The […]

Continue Reading

Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

Around the Town: Assistance League, NGA, LAFD, Ryu, Johnson, Ebell festivities ring out the year

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Holiday season always brings the final meeting of the Assistance League of Los Angeles in the form of a festive luncheon held at the Wilshire Country Club. This year, there was added excitement over the plans for the League’s new home on Sunset Boulevard. Awards were distributed, including for exemplary service over the past […]

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New playground being installed on Larchmont

New playground being installed on Larchmont

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Work is expected to be underway this month for the long-anticipated playground pilot project being installed on a small portion of the surface parking lot on Larchmont Boulevard. Initially conceived by neighborhood associations and supported by Councilmember David Ryu and the staff and board of the city’s Dept. of Recreation and Parks (RAP), the 1,200-square-foot […]

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Refresh body, mind, spirit with Reiki, meditation, yogic breathing

Refresh body, mind, spirit with Reiki, meditation, yogic breathing

| January 1, 2020 | 1 Comment

In November we began a series of profiles of people who live in the neighborhood. Because January is our “Health and Beauty” issue, we are profiling Hilary Malloy, who grew up locally and has a Reiki and meditation studio on Larchmont Boulevard. Being healthy is more than eating right and exercising. It can also mean […]

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