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Happy 100th, Larchmont Boulevard!

Happy 100th, Larchmont Boulevard!

Community leaders, local merchants, landlords and shoppers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the original Larchmont Boulevard shopping district on Sunday, October 24 — in person and through television. A wide array of TV station news crews and other local media descended upon the boulevard, some as early as 5 a.m. (ABC-TV’s weekend […]

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Holiday trees coming to town

Holiday trees coming to town

Trees are expected to arrive on Sat., Nov. 27 at the Wilshire Rotary Christmas Tree Lot, 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. “This is our 15th year,” said Rotarian Wendy Clifford. This year’s crop is expected to be limited due to a heat wave in Oregon and Washington in June 2021. “Some tree types and sizes may […]

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Small Business Saturday on  Blvd. Nov. 27

Small Business Saturday on Blvd. Nov. 27

Small Business Saturday will kick off the holiday shopping season Sat., Nov. 27 from 11:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participating stores on Larchmont Boulevard will offer discounts, raffles and a prize drawing and live entertainment to herald the spirit of the season. The event is sponsored by the Larchmont Boulevard Association.

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City redistricting moves to City Council this month

City redistricting moves to City Council this month

After one year of volunteer service, plus professional staffing and paid consultants, a citizen commission has issued its recommendation for new City Council Districts and has forwarded its Final Report to the Los Angeles City Council. Every 10 years, following the national census, political district boundary lines are reevaluated across the country. The current procedure […]

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New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

This year, just in time for our annual fall Dining Guide, restaurants are (mostly) back open! And life is getting back to normal, somewhat. To celebrate, the Chronicle staff headed to a classic — Pink’s Hot Dogs — on La Brea Avenue. Since we last visited the all-day-and-late-night landmark, an outdoor patio has been transformed […]

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Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

When Melissa Kim and Bill Gordean decided to open a café where Fiddler’s Restaurant used to be on Third Street, neither had any nuts-and-bolts experience running a restaurant. Bill is an antiques dealer who’s owned Villa Melrose Antiques for about 30 years, and Melissa has been running the Park Plaza Lodge, one block away, for […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

The Ebell of Los Angeles launched its new programming season in style with the debut of a one-woman show, “Journey to Center Stage,” by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, (Tony Award-nominated for her starring role in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls”). Nearly 100 Ebell members and guests gathered for coffee and pastries in the Wilshire […]

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At Chevalier’s: Mistress of the Dark

At Chevalier’s: Mistress of the Dark

Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, made a spooky splash on the Boulevard Oct. 14 to sign copies of her new memoir, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira,” at Chevalier’s Books. The Halloween icon was without her Goth look and beehive hairdo of years past, but drew a crowd of fans nonetheless, who were eager to meet the Mistress of […]

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Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings

Halloween may be three days away, but any true Angeleno knows that the celebrating begins well before Oct. 31. From local pumpkin patches (located at the Original Farmers Market and Wilshire Rotary’s Larchmont lot) to destination events such as Descanso Gardens’ CARVED harvest festival and the immersive family-friendly playground “Haunt O’ Ween” in Woodland Hills, […]

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Gift suggestions for the athletic teen in your life

Gift suggestions for the athletic teen in your life

Holiday shopping will be challenging this year. The supply chain apparently has too many interruptions and speed bumps, and the word is out to start buying gifts early. That means now. I’ve been at the helm of this Youth Sports column for a year. When I started, there wasn’t much to write about. The pandemic […]

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Rabbi returns to her roots at Temple Israel of Hollywood

Rabbi returns to her roots at Temple Israel of Hollywood

  When young Mari Chernow, freshly graduated from rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, left in 2003 to take up a position at Temple Chai in Phoenix, she only planned on staying there a couple of years. Eighteen years later, the Southern California native has returned home with her wife Kara and […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Historic Rossmore I am the grandson of the original builder / developer, Harry Feigenbaum, who successfully built the Ravenswood Apartments prior to the project at 410 N. Rossmore [“Rossmore apartment project presented at a ‘town hall,’” October, 2021.] He owned the property free and clear and operated the Ravenswood. Never being satisfied to sit back […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate

Real Estate

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Mr. Los Angeles’ life celebrated at memorial at his beloved park

Mr. Los Angeles’ life celebrated at memorial at his beloved park

The life and legacy of the late Tom LaBonge was celebrated October 18 at Travel Town in Griffith Park. It was a real party (including an Elvis impersonator, of course), and it was one the former Councilman would have loved. LaBonge, who died unexpectedly on January 7, would have turned 68 two weeks before the […]

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Plans are underway to expand campus at Holocaust Museum

Plans are underway to expand campus at Holocaust Museum

Little did a small group of Holocaust survivors who met in the 1960s at an English-as-a-second-language class know that their efforts would lead to a major museum in the heart of the city. The group, who met at Hollywood High, each had an item from the war — a Star of David on a shirt, a […]

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Parks Foundation works to improve Robert Burns trail

Parks Foundation works to improve Robert Burns trail

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation soon will begin work on an improvement project within Robert Burns Park, thanks, in part, to the generous support of a local resident. “We are thrilled to do this project,” said Parks Foundation Executive Director (and Windsor Square resident) Carolyn Ramsay last month as she gave the Chronicle a preview […]

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Happy 100th, Larchmont Boulevard!

Happy 100th, Larchmont Boulevard!

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Community leaders, local merchants, landlords and shoppers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the original Larchmont Boulevard shopping district on Sunday, October 24 — in person and through television. A wide array of TV station news crews and other local media descended upon the boulevard, some as early as 5 a.m. (ABC-TV’s weekend […]

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New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

This year, just in time for our annual fall Dining Guide, restaurants are (mostly) back open! And life is getting back to normal, somewhat. To celebrate, the Chronicle staff headed to a classic — Pink’s Hot Dogs — on La Brea Avenue. Since we last visited the all-day-and-late-night landmark, an outdoor patio has been transformed […]

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Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Melissa Kim and Bill Gordean decided to open a café where Fiddler’s Restaurant used to be on Third Street, neither had any nuts-and-bolts experience running a restaurant. Bill is an antiques dealer who’s owned Villa Melrose Antiques for about 30 years, and Melissa has been running the Park Plaza Lodge, one block away, for […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ebell of Los Angeles launched its new programming season in style with the debut of a one-woman show, “Journey to Center Stage,” by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, (Tony Award-nominated for her starring role in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls”). Nearly 100 Ebell members and guests gathered for coffee and pastries in the Wilshire […]

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