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Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Larchmont Chronicle is searching through the records of the 1940 census — which were finally released to the public in 2012 after being held for the mandatory 72-year waiting period — to show our readers a way to learn a bit about their homes’ histories. The […]

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Sunday Farmers’ Market ‘is here to stay’

Sunday Farmers’ Market ‘is here to stay’

Councilmember David Ryu has announced a meeting to discuss a simmering controversy concerning the Larchmont Sunday Farmers’ Market and a small playground designed to replace six of the city surface parking lot’s existing 34 spaces. The meeting was prompted by e-mails from Windsor Square resident Gary Gilbert that generated an outpouring of concern from Market […]

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Police storm Larchmont area pot shop, close street

Police storm Larchmont area pot shop, close street

Guns drawn, police surrounded a local cannabis business Feb. 23 around 4 p.m. demanding that the inhabitants “come out with your hands up” while at least seven parked police cars shut down traffic on Melrose Avenue. When patrons and employees failed to heed police demands, officers stormed “Melrose Place 25 Cap,” located at 5635 Melrose […]

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LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

A world-class art gallery that will stretch across Wilshire Blvd. over traffic below seems so quintessentially car-centric Los Angeles, it’s almost surprising it wasn’t thought of before. But the design for the David Geffen Galleries was more a process of happenstance than a clear strategy. “It was a big idea. It was a simple idea,” […]

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Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Unlike the little house in Disney/Pixar’s movie “Up,” Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub won’t be at risk of a balloon bouquet lifting it off to the great unknown. But the Tudor-Revival-style structure, which has weathered several openings and closings in its 84-year history, feels like it’s from another era, being threatened by growth and looming high-rises […]

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Drago, best Italian in the Mile, inside and on the outdoor patio

Drago, best Italian in the Mile, inside and on the outdoor patio

The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the temperature map recently, but we’ve had enough unseasonably warm days that it was with great anticipation that I headed to Drago Ristorante, the Sicilian-leaning eatery in the Petersen Museum, to try dinner on their new patio. At least that was my hope. In fact, even […]

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New bars, restaurants on La Brea south of Wilshire

New bars, restaurants on La Brea south of Wilshire

Met Him at a Bar recently opened across from its sister site, Met Her at a Bar, at the corner of Eighth Street. Also at the corner of La Brea Ave. at Eighth are the Tokyo-style Sake House Miro, 809 S. La Brea Ave. and the newly opened Roji Bakery, 807 S. La Brea Ave. […]

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Swordswoman, ghosts, a fond farewell

Swordswoman, ghosts, a fond farewell

Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation by Qui Nguyen (“Vietgone”) tells the story of Julie D’Aubigny (played by Margaret Odette), a real-life 17th-century queer swordswoman / opera singer. This is a rousing, romping, music-filled work that follows our heroine on her voyage of self-discovery and acceptance. The play blends rock and rap, in a melding […]

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A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

The Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce (GMMCC) honored Mark Panatier, vice president of marketing and development at the A.F. Gilmore Company, at its annual Trailblazer Luncheon at The Ebell of Los Angeles. on Jan. 31. A fixture in the community, “Panatier’s track record for success, strong work ethic and convivial demeanor earned him the […]

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Books and Places: Fitzgerald wrote of Hollywood’s allure, and despair, 80 years ago

Books and Places: Fitzgerald wrote of Hollywood’s allure, and despair, 80 years ago

Sustaining an unqualified enthusiasm for all things Hollywood can be difficult; there’s often a disturbing tension between the romance of the movies and the social forces that underpin their making and distribution. For example, throughout this latest awards season that culminated last month with Oscar night, we were regularly reminded that Harvey Weinstein and his […]

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St. Vincent ‘March for Meals’ promotes friendship with sustenance

St. Vincent ‘March for Meals’ promotes friendship with sustenance

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (SVMOW), 2303 Miramar St., which has been called the country’s largest (approximately 2,000 daily clients) privately funded senior nutrition program, observes “March for Meals” this month with other MOW programs across the country. The month-long celebration encourages people to participate by hosting a fundraising event, volunteering to deliver or serve meals […]

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Teens, hospital, patients benefit from volunteer program

Teens, hospital, patients benefit from volunteer program

Hundreds of teenagers choose to drive, each week, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Grove. As part of the hospital’s Teen Volunteer Program, these teenagers don blue-and-white striped jackets and step into the bustling hospital campus to assist with clerical and clinical tasks. With over 2,000 total volunteers helping hospital staff, teen volunteers make up […]

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Real Estate News

Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

More than 30 residents were in attendance for the Feb. 25 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s monthly Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting to discuss plans to renovate an apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Residents say the building’s new owner, Atlanta-based Domos Coliving, intends to convert the rent-controlled apartments into coliving units. Domos co-founder Daniel […]

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Payne garden tour will visit  Hancock Park this year

Payne garden tour will visit Hancock Park this year

View more than 40 home gardens in public and private spaces, including one in Hancock Park, for the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Native Plant Garden Tour. The 17th annual home garden tour is Sat., March 28 and Sun., March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                   There […]

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Development in the Mile continues with mostly luxury high rises

Development in the Mile continues with mostly luxury high rises

After years of construction, the Miracle Mile is breathing a collective sigh of relief. But not for long. While much has been built in recent years, there’s much more development coming down the pike. “This planning stuff has consumed us for five, 10 years,” said Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA) President Jim O’Sullivan. “These big […]

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Real Estate Sales for January

Real Estate Sales for January

Single-family homes 120 N. McCadden Pl. 209 S. Lucerne Blvd. 223 N. Lucerne Blvd. 354 N. Ridgewood Pl. 683 S. McCadden Pl. 268 S. Arden Blvd. 447 S. Highland Ave. 364 S. Mansfield Ave. 708 Lorraine Blvd. 585 N. Bronson Ave. 660 N. Gramercy Pl. 5114 Melrose Ave. $6,950,000 2,866,500 2,725,000 2,495,000 2,450,000 1,701,000 1,680,000 […]

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A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

A.F. Gilmore’s Mark Panatier honored with ‘Trailblazer’ status

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The Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce (GMMCC) honored Mark Panatier, vice president of marketing and development at the A.F. Gilmore Company, at its annual Trailblazer Luncheon at The Ebell of Los Angeles. on Jan. 31. A fixture in the community, “Panatier’s track record for success, strong work ethic and convivial demeanor earned him the […]

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Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

| March 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

More than 30 residents were in attendance for the Feb. 25 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s monthly Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting to discuss plans to renovate an apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Residents say the building’s new owner, Atlanta-based Domos Coliving, intends to convert the rent-controlled apartments into coliving units. Domos co-founder Daniel […]

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Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike the little house in Disney/Pixar’s movie “Up,” Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub won’t be at risk of a balloon bouquet lifting it off to the great unknown. But the Tudor-Revival-style structure, which has weathered several openings and closings in its 84-year history, feels like it’s from another era, being threatened by growth and looming high-rises […]

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Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

| March 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Larchmont Chronicle is searching through the records of the 1940 census — which were finally released to the public in 2012 after being held for the mandatory 72-year waiting period — to show our readers a way to learn a bit about their homes’ histories. The […]

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