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Larchmont to celebrate 100 years on Oct. 24

Larchmont to celebrate 100 years on Oct. 24

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of establishing the original Larchmont Boulevard shopping block will take place beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 (the day originally planned for the traditional Larchmont Family Fair that has, like last year, been postponed, according to Larchmont Boulevard Association [LBA] president John Winther of Coldwell Banker Realty). […]

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Permanent supportive housing opens between Gramercy and Wilton

Permanent supportive housing opens between Gramercy and Wilton

Yet another needed facility featuring permanent supportive housing, this project focused on seniors as well as those formerly experiencing homelessness, has opened nearby. It was celebrated at the end of August by 10th District City Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas, with the participation of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the sponsors of the new facility, Hollywood Community Housing […]

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Rotary Pumpkin patch, Tree Lot open 15th year on Blvd.

Rotary Pumpkin patch, Tree Lot open 15th year on Blvd.

The Wilshire Rotary Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lot that appear annually at the vacant lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. each October and December celebrate 15 years on Larchmont this year! The pumpkin patch will be open Sat., Oct. 9 through Sat., Oct. 30 (or until they run out of pumpkins). Hours are Monday […]

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Neighbors are getting out again

Neighbors are getting out again

Well, there seems to be a bit more socializing going on, as local residents find ways to deal with the latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, most of the gatherings are outdoors (or masked, indoors). A case in point was a wonderful (and naturally, pandemic-belated) birthday tribute to Windsor Square resident Mary Nichols, […]

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Great White is making a splash with California fare

Great White is making a splash with California fare

Storefronts have turned over quite a bit on Larchmont over the past few years, but many of our restaurants have anchored the Boulevard for decades, led by 33-year veterans Le Petit Greek and Louise’s, followed by Village Pizzeria’s quarter century of tomato pies. It’s rare to have an opportunity to welcome a new eatery to […]

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1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

Edward Weston’s name is one we remember now. In 1921, though, when Larchmont Boulevard was aborning, Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather were tucked away in Weston’s simple (but successful) wooden portrait studio in Glendale. The two photographers had been collaborators since 1913, and would be until 1923.  The images they were making together in 1921 […]

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Academy Museum — open at last!

Academy Museum — open at last!

Following a week of Oscar Ceremony-worthy press previews, a glamorous Donor Gala (Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga!), and member preview days, the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opened to the public — at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire — on September 30. The Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby on […]

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Boulevard’s charm has been a cinema backdrop for 100 years

Boulevard’s charm has been a cinema backdrop for 100 years

Locals have enjoyed Larchmont Boulevard for a century, and so have audiences from around the globe. The Boulevard’s irresistible charm since the beginning has made it one of the foremost filming locations since the start of Hollywood’s movie industry. Larchmont Boulevard was popular for films even before Julius LaBonte developed the street in 1921. Langdon, […]

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Youth Soccer returns to Fairfax for practice, games

Youth Soccer returns to Fairfax for practice, games

A local chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is officially up and running. For AYSO Region 78, practice and (notably) games commenced in mid-September at Fairfax High School. While a smaller operation took place last fall with practices only, the full-scale opening is a welcome affair for many young players in our area. […]

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Remembering ‘Chronicle’ historian and his wife and daughter

Remembering ‘Chronicle’ historian and his wife and daughter

Artist and historian Harry Muir Kurtzworth (1887-1979), whose sketches created for the Larchmont Chronicle are featured in Section One of this issue, is back in the news — the California Art Club Newsletter, to be exact. “It’s very exciting that my grandfather is still very, very popular on Larchmont, and in the Chronicle,” Kurtzworth’s granddaughter, […]

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Kazor, 81, led creation of the Wilton Historic District

Kazor, 81, led creation of the Wilton Historic District

Preservationist and Wilton Place resident Virginia “Ginny” Ernst Kazor died Sept. 8 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. She was 81. She came to local and national prominence by halting a proposed highway through her neighborhood. If approved, the plan, proposed in 1972, would have wiped out six homes on Wilton Place’s signature curvy road. Kazor’s […]

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Irwin Ira Gilman 1932 — 2021

Irwin Ira Gilman 1932 — 2021

Irwin Ira Gilman, husband of former Larchmont Chronicle publisher Jane Gilman, died September 26 of natural causes. He was 89. Born in New York City in 1932, he graduated from the University of Denver and served in the US Army. A Certified Public Accountant, he was a partner in Henig & Gilman and later had […]

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Special Larchmont booklet published by the Chronicle

Special Larchmont booklet published by the Chronicle

Being distributed with this October 2021 “Larchmont 100” issue of the Larchmont Chronicle is a special “rotogravure” insert prepared by the paper’s staff with the assistance of a great number of people who are acknowledged on the booklet’s inside back cover. Titled “Larchmont Boulevard: Then and Now,” the booklet salutes the pioneer and current landlords […]

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Alas, victory of SB 9 and SB 10 will no doubt be a pyrrhic one

Alas, victory of SB 9 and SB 10 will no doubt be a pyrrhic one

One has to hand it to California state Sen. Scott Wiener. After years of failures in the face of fierce political and public resistance, he managed with Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins to drag SB 9 and SB 10 over the finish line just in time for Gov. Gavin Newsom, fresh from his victory […]

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Golf club, tennis club, JLLA also date back to jubilant 1920s

Golf club, tennis club, JLLA also date back to jubilant 1920s

The roaring 1920s were boom years for many American towns and cities, and Larchmont was no exception. The Los Angeles Tennis Club, Wilshire Country Club and Junior League of Los Angeles got their starts in that jubilant era. And all are integral parts of the neighborhood today and are thriving well into the 21st century. […]

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Great White is making a splash with California fare

Great White is making a splash with California fare

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Storefronts have turned over quite a bit on Larchmont over the past few years, but many of our restaurants have anchored the Boulevard for decades, led by 33-year veterans Le Petit Greek and Louise’s, followed by Village Pizzeria’s quarter century of tomato pies. It’s rare to have an opportunity to welcome a new eatery to […]

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1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Edward Weston’s name is one we remember now. In 1921, though, when Larchmont Boulevard was aborning, Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather were tucked away in Weston’s simple (but successful) wooden portrait studio in Glendale. The two photographers had been collaborators since 1913, and would be until 1923.  The images they were making together in 1921 […]

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Youth Soccer returns to Fairfax for practice, games

Youth Soccer returns to Fairfax for practice, games

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

A local chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is officially up and running. For AYSO Region 78, practice and (notably) games commenced in mid-September at Fairfax High School. While a smaller operation took place last fall with practices only, the full-scale opening is a welcome affair for many young players in our area. […]

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Larchmont to celebrate 100 years on Oct. 24

Larchmont to celebrate 100 years on Oct. 24

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of establishing the original Larchmont Boulevard shopping block will take place beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 (the day originally planned for the traditional Larchmont Family Fair that has, like last year, been postponed, according to Larchmont Boulevard Association [LBA] president John Winther of Coldwell Banker Realty). […]

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