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LAUSD votes to ban smartphone usage

LAUSD votes to ban smartphone usage

Action follows Pilgrim’s ‘no cell phone’ policy In our June issue, the Larchmont Chronicle ran an article about the positive change that local TK-to-12th grade Pilgrim School saw this year after using Yondr pouches to implement a “no cell phones” policy during the school day. On June 18, the board of the Los Angeles Unified […]

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Farmers Market  turns 90!

Farmers Market turns 90!

“Meet me at Third and Fairfax,” has been the official greeting of The Original Farmers Market (OFM), and in this, its 90th anniversary year, many people are expected to do just that. The celebration kicked off its 90 Days of Summer with a well-attended heritage car show June 8, but the summer will be filled […]

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Like a rock star — mayor visits LCS

Like a rock star — mayor visits LCS

Following up on her Inside Safe program Mayor Karen Bass received a rock star reception from more than 900 students ages 9 to 14 and staff at Larchmont Charter School’s Selma campus, 6611 Selma Ave., on June 4. “I’ve never been greeted like this before,” she said with a beaming smile. She visited the campus […]

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New chapter for local vet Dr. Ciganek

New chapter for local vet Dr. Ciganek

It’s the end of an era for Dr. Jan Ciganek, but not necessarily for his practice, the Larchmont Animal Clinic, 316 N. Larchmont Blvd. It’s for sale. After almost half a century on Larchmont, Ciganek will retire on June 30. “It’s the end of a chapter,” said Ciganek, 77. “I have mixed feelings about it. […]

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Wildest fundraiser ever; SVMOW enjoyed Paramount Studios

Wildest fundraiser ever; SVMOW enjoyed Paramount Studios

The wildest fundraiser around, the Beastly Ball, took place June 1 at the Los Angeles Zoo. Attendees wandered the zoo after hours dressed in safari chic. The fundraiser has been hosted annually by the zoo and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1971. This year, it raised more than $1.25 million for the zoo’s […]

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Loyola boys’ volleyball team wins CIF Division I title — again

Loyola boys’ volleyball team wins CIF Division I title — again

Loyola High School’s boys varsity volleyball team looks more like a college basketball lineup; five of the six starters are 6 feet, 4 inches or taller, with a pair topping out at 6 feet, 7 inches. Very few athletes ever get the opportunity to compete for a state title, and of those who do, only […]

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Pets of Larchmont: Meet elegant Bogart, fun-loving Remy and so many more

Pets of Larchmont: Meet elegant Bogart, fun-loving Remy and so many more

Here they are again! Larchmont’s favorite pets. Many enjoy regular visits to Tailwaggers on Larchmont, as well as other shops, for treats.  See photos of all the Pets of Larchmont in the July issue of the Larchmont Chronicle, Section 1, pages 10 to 14. Royal Beto, a Cavalier King Charles, lives with Michelle and Jenny […]

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Local favorite restaurants brought back to life in new exhibit

Local favorite restaurants brought back to life in new exhibit

The Hollywood Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit, “Out With the Stars,” opens Mon., June 29. The exhibit includes vintage menus, uniforms, historic signs, photos and décor from restaurants and hangouts frequented by classic Hollywood stars and Larchmont Chronicle readers. “We wanted to show Hollywood haunts — places you would’ve gone back in the day,” said Darin […]

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Hochman, vying for District Attorney, visits Larchmont

Hochman, vying for District Attorney, visits Larchmont

Nathan Hochman is campaigning to be elected the next District Attorney (DA) of Los Angeles County. In late June, he told a group of locals, “The race is not about politics, but who is going to keep you safe for the next four years.” He emphasized that California law specifies that the position of County […]

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Farewells abound for retiring Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo

Farewells abound for retiring Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo

Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Joe Pelayo is retiring at the end of June after being part of the neighborhood for the last 17 years. His own community police station, the Olympic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), along with the Wilshire Rotary Club, celebrated his service to the city last month. LAPD Olympic […]

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Chevalier’s Books seeks to become a community hub

Chevalier’s Books seeks to become a community hub

Chevalier’s Books, at 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., wants to make its shop a hub for the community, according to the store’s new general manager, Mackenzie “Mack” Van Engelenhoven. “We want people [of all ages] to gather, learn and socialize at the store.” In March, she became the manager of the oldest independent bookstore in Los […]

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Editorial: Enforce the laws

Editorial: Enforce the laws

In a recent visit to Larchmont Boulevard, District Attorney candidate Nathan Hochman observed that we seem to be living in a culture of lawlessness instead of a culture of lawfulness. Many of us see that daily.  On this page of the Larchmont Chronicle are readers’ letters with justified complaints about leaf blower ordinances not being enforced […]

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Condo residents transform parkway into sustainable landscape

Condo residents transform parkway into sustainable landscape

In an effort to keep their homeowners association (HOA) fees stable, residents living in the 29-unit, three-story condominium at 4407 Francis Ave. (in Windsor Village) took advantage of a rebate program offered through the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Board members were aware that a significant chunk of HOA fees paid the […]

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Nine appeals filed against TVC 2050 Beverly / Fairfax project

Nine appeals filed against TVC 2050 Beverly / Fairfax project

Nine appeals were filed last month against a City of Los Angeles decision approving portions of a proposed expansion and modernization plan for the former CBS Television City at Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The 1.9 million square-foot TVC 2050 Project is too big, too tall and too dense, according to one appellant, the Miracle […]

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Lorraine tower okayed to go ahead by City Planning Department

Lorraine tower okayed to go ahead by City Planning Department

The City Planning Dept. gave the go-ahead to the owner / developer of a controversial six-story building last month, pending compliance with conditions that include a maximum 64 total units with 51 of those for low-income households. The project, at 800 Lorraine Boulevard, is located in the Windsor Village Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Its […]

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LAUSD votes to ban smartphone usage

LAUSD votes to ban smartphone usage

| June 27, 2024 | 0 Comments

Action follows Pilgrim’s ‘no cell phone’ policy In our June issue, the Larchmont Chronicle ran an article about the positive change that local TK-to-12th grade Pilgrim School saw this year after using Yondr pouches to implement a “no cell phones” policy during the school day. On June 18, the board of the Los Angeles Unified […]

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Hochman, vying for District Attorney, visits Larchmont

Hochman, vying for District Attorney, visits Larchmont

| June 27, 2024 | 0 Comments

Nathan Hochman is campaigning to be elected the next District Attorney (DA) of Los Angeles County. In late June, he told a group of locals, “The race is not about politics, but who is going to keep you safe for the next four years.” He emphasized that California law specifies that the position of County […]

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Farewells abound for retiring Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo

Farewells abound for retiring Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo

| June 27, 2024 | 0 Comments

Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Joe Pelayo is retiring at the end of June after being part of the neighborhood for the last 17 years. His own community police station, the Olympic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), along with the Wilshire Rotary Club, celebrated his service to the city last month. LAPD Olympic […]

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