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Artist Jeff Wall memorializes Boulevard

Artist Jeff Wall memorializes Boulevard

Given how often we shop and dine on Larchmont Boulevard, it might be considered the center of our own small universe. Who would have thought that the corner of First and Larchmont, the Bank of America corner, would become “Parent child,” an image captured by Jeff Wall, a widely collected photographer, and shown around the […]

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Perils of student drop-offs and pick-ups at Burroughs

Perils of student drop-offs and pick-ups at Burroughs

If you live on McCadden Place near John Burroughs Middle School, or if you are routed by your car navigation to drive by the school to reach your pre-determined destination, you’re headed to the unsafe possibilities that can occur every weekday from wrong-way drivers, students crossing in front of wrong-way traffic or family members talking […]

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LAPD says crime is on the upswing; stay vigilant

LAPD says crime is on the upswing; stay vigilant

On a recent Sunday afternoon, two men were walking on Larchmont Boulevard when an SUV pulled up and two suspects got out and pulled a gun. The victims were held up at gunpoint, and then the suspects drove off in the dark-colored vehicle, according to Det. M. Flores of the LAPD Wilshire Division. The victims […]

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Rossmore water main replacement underway

Rossmore water main replacement underway

In the middle of last month, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) announced and commenced a major construction project to replace the mainline water pipe under Rossmore Avenue between Third Street and Melrose Avenue. The construction will impact street traffic in the area for several months. The goal is to provide a […]

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Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

The last time Wilshire Country Club allowed spectators to attend the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tournament was three years ago, in 2019. The impact of COVID-19 was very much felt: the tournament was cancelled in 2020. In 2021, it returned but was closed to everyone but the press. Not this year. The LPGA’s Dio […]

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Notarile’s commute takes him to galaxies far, far away

Notarile’s commute takes him to galaxies far, far away

Talk about a commute: For the last five years, cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile of Windsor Square has been working in the 32nd century. Or perhaps the 25th century. It all depends on which iteration of the Paramount+ Star Trek television series he happens to be shooting. How does Notarile, a 34-year resident of Beachwood Drive, feel […]

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‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

Anatomy of a Scandal (10/10): Six one-hour episodes. TV-MA. I prefer to read a good book before I see a good film. Alas, I did not read this book (by Sarah Vaughn), but this is a series I could not turn off. Sienna Miller gives a boffo performance as the wife of a British MP, […]

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Larchmontians getting out and about even more — on both coasts

Larchmontians getting out and about even more — on both coasts

As COVID-19 fades into history (we hope), there is further evidence of local denizens starting to get “out and about.” After a couple of years of lackluster Easter plans, due to the global pandemic, two local families got the chance to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. last month. The Tracy-Paley […]

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Landworth / DeBolske have a building partnership with a view

Landworth / DeBolske have a building partnership with a view

Architects Philip DeBolske and Lisa Landworth have transformed homes in Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and throughout the city and beyond. They’ve also created new homes from the ground up, often for repeat clients. “For a lot of clients, we’ve become the family architect,” notes Landworth. ADUs (accessory dwelling units) have become increasingly popular since zoning […]

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George Epstein, 95; he was a winner at poker, and at life

George Epstein, 95; he was a winner at poker, and at life

I met George Epstein in 2013 when he was teaching his favorite game to a crowded room of poker players at the Claude Pepper Senior Center. He also taught engineering courses at UCLA and for NASA, and he developed military defense systems for the Air Force, Navy and Army. But on this day his poker […]

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Favorite pieces find new life at Alakazam Upholstery & Drapery

Favorite pieces find new life at Alakazam Upholstery & Drapery

Rosie Fortunat has had her share of challenges. First there was the dot-com crash in the 2000s, and then, more recently, the pandemic struck. But luckily for us, both times she rose from the ashes at her Alakazam Upholstery & Drapery. As head of the firm, she carries bundles of fabric and textile samples to […]

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Women find solace sharing memories of mothers they miss

Women find solace sharing memories of mothers they miss

“Milestone events are hard,” admits Breanne Metcalf, founder of The Betsey Network, a new peer-to-peer conversation group that helps women grieving their mothers find solace among other women in similar situations. Milestones such as: “When I met my husband, Patrick; our marriage; having our baby.” Metcalf continues, “But it’s the little moments I miss the […]

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Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

I recently was showing a visitor around my home, which originally had been commissioned by Henry O’Melveny, the founder of the law firm O’Melveny and Myers. One of the facts that always interests visitors is that the house had been moved from its original site, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue, […]

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Larchmont 2021 Survey results presented in Zoom forum April 14

Larchmont 2021 Survey results presented in Zoom forum April 14

The Larchmont 2021 group presented its survey results and facilitated a community conversation during a Zoom meeting on April 14. The group is chaired by Patricia Lombard. The other three members are John Kaliski, Gary Gilbert and Heather Boylston. Their April 14 event ran for an hour and a half. The survey had been conducted […]

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USC’s Mike Murphy interviews  all five CD 13 hopefuls at forum

USC’s Mike Murphy interviews all five CD 13 hopefuls at forum

An online Council District 13 Candidate Forum was held on the evening of April 4, 2022. The full program was recorded and is available online: tinyurl.com/y3n2t69a Moderated by interviewer and Windsor Square resident Mike Murphy — Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future at USC — the event was jointly sponsored by the Larchmont […]

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Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

Nasa Hataoka wins LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

The last time Wilshire Country Club allowed spectators to attend the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tournament was three years ago, in 2019. The impact of COVID-19 was very much felt: the tournament was cancelled in 2020. In 2021, it returned but was closed to everyone but the press. Not this year. The LPGA’s Dio […]

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Landworth / DeBolske have a building partnership with a view

Landworth / DeBolske have a building partnership with a view

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Architects Philip DeBolske and Lisa Landworth have transformed homes in Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and throughout the city and beyond. They’ve also created new homes from the ground up, often for repeat clients. “For a lot of clients, we’ve become the family architect,” notes Landworth. ADUs (accessory dwelling units) have become increasingly popular since zoning […]

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Notarile’s commute takes him to galaxies far, far away

Notarile’s commute takes him to galaxies far, far away

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Talk about a commute: For the last five years, cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile of Windsor Square has been working in the 32nd century. Or perhaps the 25th century. It all depends on which iteration of the Paramount+ Star Trek television series he happens to be shooting. How does Notarile, a 34-year resident of Beachwood Drive, feel […]

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‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

‘English ‘Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal;’ slam-bang bank heist

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Anatomy of a Scandal (10/10): Six one-hour episodes. TV-MA. I prefer to read a good book before I see a good film. Alas, I did not read this book (by Sarah Vaughn), but this is a series I could not turn off. Sienna Miller gives a boffo performance as the wife of a British MP, […]

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