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In 2022, CD 13 to join area as 4th district moves away

In 2022, CD 13 to join area as 4th district moves away

Our Los Angeles City Council Districts will look very different in the New Year. Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell’s 13th District and Paul Koretz’s Fifth District will absorb portions of the city that have been in the Fourth District for more than 70 years. The new Fourth District will be primarily in the Hollywood Hills and the […]

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Larchmont Charter Hollygrove campus searches for new site

Larchmont Charter Hollygrove campus searches for new site

After 16 years, Larchmont Charter School (LCS), which resides on four separate Los Angeles area campuses, will pull up stakes at one of its original locations, the famed El Centro-to-Vine Hollygrove campus, and look for new school grounds. Uplift Family Services, which leases the Hollygrove space to LCS, is planning to increase the adolescent and […]

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New building is on very top of Alexandria House wish list; donations sought

New building is on very top of Alexandria House wish list; donations sought

Sister Judy Vaughan, executive director of Alexandria House, is hopeful she will have enough donations by the end of the month to purchase an adjacent building for low-cost, permanent, supportive housing. The nun, who is with the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet, has managed Alexandria House transitional shelter for 25 years on […]

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Redistricting efforts, both city and state, moving toward a close

Redistricting efforts, both city and state, moving toward a close

As noted elsewhere in this issue, this area’s two City Council districts will look different starting in 2022. In the past, the distribution area of the Larchmont Chronicle has has been primarily in Council Districts 4 and 5. Although the areas receiving the paper will not change, the city’s council district numbers associated with this geography […]

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Author Connelly releases new novel depicting area

Author Connelly releases new novel depicting area

Mystery writer Michael Connelly is at it again, this time penning a new thriller that includes depictions of our Greater Wilshire neighborhoods impacted by the pandemic and recent social unrest. Many of our Larchmont Chronicle readers are fans of the just-concluded “Bosch” Amazon TV series. Based upon the novels starring Detective Harry Bosch written by […]

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Christmas trees are on Larchmont

Christmas trees are on Larchmont

The Wilshire Rotary tree lot, at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd., was scheduled to be open and add joy to the season by the time we went to press. “We will have noble and Douglas firs along with wreaths and garlands,” Rotarian Wendy Clifford told us. “Fresh trees will be delivered in each of the two […]

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On the Boulevard: Season is looking bright

On the Boulevard: Season is looking bright

Things are looking bright in Larchmont Village, and it’s not just the holiday lights. In recent weeks, several new businesses have opened, or announced openings, in the beloved shopping district. On the southwest end of the block, urban sportswear label Corridor is now open in a permanent space at 141 N. Larchmont Blvd. Store manager […]

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Mystery store built at The Grove during COVID-19

Mystery store built at The Grove during COVID-19

A local mystery, ongoing since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdowns in early spring of 2020, has been solved! Suddenly, in April and May of 2020, the former Crate & Barrel store at The Grove disappeared. No, not just the tenant, but the entire building! What was the construction activity underway? We asked folks at […]

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Who's Doing What

Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

Now that the holidays are upon us and we are able to leave our homes, it’s a wonderful feeling to help others. Sometimes helping means attending a festive event to raise funds for an organization, and sometimes it’s volunteering to create fun for someone else. Whichever you prefer, here are some opportunities. Even adults want […]

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Michael Cornwell, 87: Protected Windsor Square

Michael Cornwell, 87: Protected Windsor Square

Longtime board member and president of the Windsor Square Association, Michael A. Cornwell, died in Pasadena on Oct. 18. He was 87. Cornwell worked at the Truman Van Dyke Company, Speare & Company and Disc Insurance, providing coverage for film and television productions, documentaries and commercials. He also was a member of the U.S. Army […]

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New Chapter House for Assistance League debuts in Hollywood

New Chapter House for Assistance League debuts in Hollywood

Assistance League of Los Angeles has created a new Chapter House in Hollywood at 6640 Sunset Blvd. The official ribbon-cutting on Nov. 18 was hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell spoke and helped cut the ribbon. “The League has partnered with the Hollywood community since the early days of the film […]

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Families celebrate the holidays, together

Families celebrate the holidays, together

After a bleak year of missed celebrations, are we able to safely gather for seasonal festivities again? Local families mix caution with optimism for holiday gatherings. Careful mingling with friends “I’m all about Christmas,” declares Simone Young Smith. “It’s such a great family time. I get out the Rat Pack Christmas CD.” First, a tree […]

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Bronson’s unique lanterns shine brightly with LED

Bronson’s unique lanterns shine brightly with LED

At a Chevalier’s Books exclusive Nov. 11 book release event, author Michael Connelly shared with the virtual audience a little about his research process for new novel “The Dark Hours,” which included becoming familiar with the various types of streetlights that can be found across the City of Angels. Connelly cited “The Art of Street […]

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New tree on Larchmont, but how did it get here?

New tree on Larchmont, but how did it get here?

The Larchmont Boulevard sidewalk canopy coverage that trees provide is wonderful, but do you ever think about what it takes to get that tree into the ground? Because one recently was placed on the Boulevard for the 100th anniversary of the original Larchmont shopping district, we thought we’d tell you how it happened. Resident gardener […]

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Will an historic ranch house on Plymouth Blvd. finally be reborn?

Will an historic ranch house on Plymouth Blvd. finally be reborn?

It seems that there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the forlorn one-story house on the southeast corner of Third Street and Plymouth Boulevard. At the Nov. 17 board meeting of the Windsor Square HPOZ, the proposed plans for the restoration and expansion of 304 S. Plymouth Blvd. were approved, […]

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Author Connelly releases new novel depicting area

Author Connelly releases new novel depicting area

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Mystery writer Michael Connelly is at it again, this time penning a new thriller that includes depictions of our Greater Wilshire neighborhoods impacted by the pandemic and recent social unrest. Many of our Larchmont Chronicle readers are fans of the just-concluded “Bosch” Amazon TV series. Based upon the novels starring Detective Harry Bosch written by […]

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Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

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Now that the holidays are upon us and we are able to leave our homes, it’s a wonderful feeling to help others. Sometimes helping means attending a festive event to raise funds for an organization, and sometimes it’s volunteering to create fun for someone else. Whichever you prefer, here are some opportunities. Even adults want […]

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Bronson’s unique lanterns shine brightly with LED

Bronson’s unique lanterns shine brightly with LED

| December 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

At a Chevalier’s Books exclusive Nov. 11 book release event, author Michael Connelly shared with the virtual audience a little about his research process for new novel “The Dark Hours,” which included becoming familiar with the various types of streetlights that can be found across the City of Angels. Connelly cited “The Art of Street […]

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