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Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

In our August issue, in the first installment of our three-part series on the history of the Wilshire Country Club, we noted the prominent role played by women in the history of the club. In September, in our second chapter, we described the founding years and early growth of the club. This concluding installment reports […]

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‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

‘Ankle’ mosquito is pesky, but not fatal

There’s a new kid in town, and while not seriously dangerous, this mosquito is a pest. Called the aedes mosquito, it is small with black-and-white stripes and comes out in daytime as well as at night, and is said to fly and bite low. “We call him the ankle mosquito,” said Bob Saviskas, executive director […]

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Three teams compete to redesign  La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

Three teams compete to redesign La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

Officials at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) are evaluating three design teams — one from Denmark and two from New York City — to advise NHM in coming years on creating and implementing a master plan to update the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the surrounding Hancock Park. As […]

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Family Fair is coming to the Boulevard!

Family Fair is coming to the Boulevard!

A pie-baking contest, children’s costume parade and contest, all-ages talent show and rides are just some of the activities featured at the 53rd annual Larchmont Family Fair. The event is on Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and First Street, Sun., Oct. 27 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Second annual pie-baking contest A pie-baking contest organized […]

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New book on Musso & Frank

New book on Musso & Frank

For its 100th birthday, Musso & Frank Grill has had a lot to celebrate. In addition to serving what have been hailed as the best martinis in town, Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Blvd.) has played a vital role in the entertainment industry. From providing a gathering place for writers, actors, and producers, to […]

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Music Center Plaza reopens with flair, fanfare

Music Center Plaza reopens with flair, fanfare

An Indian chief joined civic leaders at a lavish four-day unveiling of The Music Center “Plaza for All.” The event also included cumbia dancing until midnight with Dance DTLA, a sing-along with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and a Dodgers baseball away game shown live on LED screens. The party, held over Labor Day weekend, […]

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Harvest Carnival at Hancock  Park Elementary October 5

Harvest Carnival at Hancock Park Elementary October 5

Kick off the fall season with a trip to the Harvest Carnival at Hancock Park Elementary School, 408 S. Fairfax Ave., Sat., Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s going to be bigger and more exciting this year,” says Victoria Yoon, a Friends Of Hancock Park board member who is in charge of […]

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Get your pumpkins, join a  hoedown on Larchmont Blvd.

Get your pumpkins, join a hoedown on Larchmont Blvd.

Families can pick up gourds and ornamental corn for their harvest centerpieces, and they can find the best pumpkin for Halloween this month while supporting Wilshire Rotary Club at the pumpkin patch at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. The patch opens Sat., Oct. 5 and continues through Sun., Oct. 27 or when the pumpkins sell out. […]

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Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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High Holy Days are a time for  family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

High Holy Days are a time for family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

When the Larchmont Chronicle is distributed on Oct. 3, it will be in the week between Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 this year — and Yom Kippur, Oct. 8 to 9. “These are the two most holy days of the Judaic calendar,” says Jessica Edelstein, an art psychotherapist on Larchmont Boulevard, who observes her faith with […]

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‘Bollywood’ theme will bring the bling to Lucerne Blvd. block party

‘Bollywood’ theme will bring the bling to Lucerne Blvd. block party

Dancers, a movie on a jumbo screen, a henna art contest and lots of bling are on the agenda at the Bollywood-themed Lucerne Block Party on the 500 block of S. Lucerne Blvd., Sun., Oct. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. A bouncy house and climber castle will be available for children. Also featured will […]

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Ebell celebrates 125th with scholarships, gala

Ebell celebrates 125th with scholarships, gala

The Ebell of Los Angeles — the city’s longest-running social and philanthropic women’s club — is celebrating its 125th year. Celebratory events will be offered all year long and will range from a magic-themed holiday ball and a fashion show (drawing on the club’s 800-piece costume collection dating to the mid-1800s) to a primer on […]

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Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

Wander among big bad wolves, zombies and ghosts, and frolic with headless brides at the 10th annual Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt on Bronson Avenue between 8th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, Sat., Oct. 26 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Featured at the haunt will be a ghost train, fortune teller, face painting and bounce houses. There […]

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Real Estate Sales for August

Real Estate Sales for August

Single-family homes 424 S. Windsor Blvd. 684 S. June St. 413 N. McCadden Pl. 230 S. Lucerne Blvd. 222 S. McCadden Pl. 730 S. Longwood Ave. 327 N. Plymouth Blvd. 607 Lillian Way580 N. Lucerne Blvd.529 N. Highland Ave. 458 N. Fuller Ave. 341 S. Van Ness Ave. 681 S. Bronson Ave. 334 S. Sycamore […]

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Home linked to ‘Jazz Singer’ on WS-HPHS home tour

Home linked to ‘Jazz Singer’ on WS-HPHS home tour

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society will hold its annual home tour this year on Rossmore Avenue Sun., Oct. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. Five stately homes between Third and Sixth streets will be featured, including one once owned by Harry Warner, who mortgaged it to pay for the financing of the first talking […]

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First of its kind in Los Angeles, HAWK to dramatically cut accidents

First of its kind in Los Angeles, HAWK to dramatically cut accidents

It’s called HAWK, short for High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, and it’s been proven to dramatically reduce the rate of accidents. The new pedestrian crossing and signal was unveiled last month on Sixth Street between Fairfax and Curson avenues. Also called a HAWK beacon and a pedestrian hybrid beacon, the device is the first of its kind […]

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Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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New book on Musso & Frank

New book on Musso & Frank

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For its 100th birthday, Musso & Frank Grill has had a lot to celebrate. In addition to serving what have been hailed as the best martinis in town, Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Blvd.) has played a vital role in the entertainment industry. From providing a gathering place for writers, actors, and producers, to […]

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Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

Wilshire Country Club, Hancock Park fixture, celebrates 100

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our August issue, in the first installment of our three-part series on the history of the Wilshire Country Club, we noted the prominent role played by women in the history of the club. In September, in our second chapter, we described the founding years and early growth of the club. This concluding installment reports […]

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Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

Ghouls, ghosts, zombies to haunt Bronson

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wander among big bad wolves, zombies and ghosts, and frolic with headless brides at the 10th annual Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt on Bronson Avenue between 8th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, Sat., Oct. 26 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Featured at the haunt will be a ghost train, fortune teller, face painting and bounce houses. There […]

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