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Without cell phones, social connections thrive at Pilgrim School

Without cell phones, social connections thrive at Pilgrim School

As the school year comes to a close, the Larchmont Chronicle checked in with Patricia Kong, head of Pilgrim School, to see how her bold “no cell phones” policy changed the 2023-24 year for students and teachers at the 66-year-old private school located on the campus of First Congregational Church at Commonwealth Avenue and Sixth Street. The Chronicle’s […]

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Bittersweet end to high school; seniors head off to college

Bittersweet end to high school; seniors head off to college

Immaculate Heart will graduate 123 young women on Tues., June 4, at 8 p.m. under the stage lights at the Hollywood Bowl. Immaculate Heart is only one of two schools allowed this honor at the Bowl.Commencement speaker Lucie Arnaz is no stranger to the stage. The daughter of actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, she’s […]

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Improved meters are not so improved

Improved meters are not so improved

‘Smart’ meters cause frustration, confusion; city says problems are fixed Two multi-space pay stations recently were installed in the public parking lot on the west side of Larchmont Boulevard. They look pristine and high tech and offer touch screens and a plethora of payment methods for parkers. There is a slot for coins, another for […]

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Streetlight wire theft hits neighborhoods

Streetlight wire theft hits neighborhoods

Lights out after crooks steal copper wire Streetlights in the neighborhood are going dark. Sometimes, lights are old and just malfunction, or the new LED bulbs don’t last as long as they should. But these days, the primary reason they don’t work is because thieves are stealing the copper wire from inside them. “They sell […]

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ZOZO at Maison Midi: ‘cuisines of sun’ in home goods store

ZOZO at Maison Midi: ‘cuisines of sun’ in home goods store

At Chef John Sedlar’s new restaurant, ZOZO at Maison Midi, one dines surrounded by purchasable items in an actual home goods store: colorful bistro chairs from Italy hang from the walls, shelves hold sparkling glass tumblers from Milan, and striped linen napkins are stacked next to sets of cheese knives. A large vase of flowers […]

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Auto Show  to kick off Farmers  Market’s 90th

Auto Show to kick off Farmers Market’s 90th

Driving the launch of a “90 Days of Summer” celebration of its 90th year of operation, the Original Farmers Market (OFM) will present the 28th annual Gilmore Heritage Car Show on Sat., June 8. Named for Arthur Fremont Gilmore, the original investor in a dairy farm that later evolved into the landmark at Third Street […]

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These young athletes are thankful on this Father’s Day

These young athletes are thankful on this Father’s Day

I was one of those fortunate kids who never wondered where his dad was. He didn’t belong to clubs, wasn’t in a bowling league, and never played poker with the guys at night. Our family was his interest. My dad forged memories. He took me hiking in Virginia on the Appalachian Trail for a week. […]

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Art, music and more at Tarfest June 15

Art, music and more at Tarfest June 15

A live music and art festival returns to Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., on Sat., June 15, from 2 to 8 p.m. The 21st annual free Tarfest — “A Day in the Park” — celebrates the city’s cultural diversity. The headliner, Jamaican artist Blvk H3ro (pronounced Black Hero), will perform modern reggae, blending dancehall […]

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School galas shine with future artists and alumni; charities hear from space scientist, view fashion, enjoy opera and honor local history

School galas shine with future artists and alumni; charities hear from space scientist, view fashion, enjoy opera and honor local history

Guests were welcomed into the Avalon Hollywood by a student-led strings orchestra for the annual LACHSA Future Artists Gala. LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts) is a tuition-free high school. Founded nearly 40 years ago, the conservatory-style school focuses on dance, theater, music, visual arts and cinematic arts. Students are accepted based […]

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Graduates elucidate upon their college choices and aspirations

Graduates elucidate upon their college choices and aspirations

Sifting through pressure and remaining authentic Ruby Dunsworth has lived in Brookside her whole life, but, as of August, she’ll be moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend Langara College. The Immaculate Heart senior plans to study at Langara for one or two years before transferring to the University of British Columbia’s  (UBC) Vancouver campus. […]

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Father Boyle honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Father Boyle honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Suzan Filipek Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries, a Windsor Square native, has been honored with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Boyle, a Jesuit Catholic priest, was among 19 recipients saluted May 3 at the White House by President Biden. The White House credited Boyle — founder of the […]

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SLO Joe Pelayo to retire; lunch June 5

SLO Joe Pelayo to retire; lunch June 5

After 17 years as a Senior Lead Officer (SLO) for Larchmont and the surrounding areas and 29 years total with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), SLO Joe Pelayo is retiring. “I have yet to see Europe,” Pelayo states. He plans to travel the world with his wife and 12-year-old son once he retires. His […]

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Real Estate News

A City Planning Department ‘out of touch’ with neighbors

A City Planning Department ‘out of touch’ with neighbors

A big push from City Hall to build affordable housing fast has left many communities perplexed and angry. Including ours. Called ED 1, the mayor’s executive directive to speed construction of 100-percent affordable housing and address the city’s homelessness crisis has railroaded projects that have hurt some of the communities the program strives to help, […]

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New stores and names popping up on Larchmont Boulevard

New stores and names popping up on Larchmont Boulevard

Sweet Lady Jane (SLJ) is officially open on the Boulevard and new employee, Jeansy Orellana, told us: “It’s been pretty busy so far! Everyone seems excited we are open.” The bakery’s famous triple berry cake is one of the first confections visitors to the store will see upon entering the quaint location at 203 N. […]

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‘Never again’ urgent promise of Yom HaShoah commemoration

‘Never again’ urgent promise of Yom HaShoah commemoration

Under a tent on the grassy expanse of Pan Pacific Park, next to the existing façade of Holocaust Museum LA and in front of the museum’s rising addition, an estimated 600 people gathered to commemorate the six million Jewish souls murdered in the Holocaust and also mark the 80th anniversary of the deportation of more […]

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Without cell phones, social connections thrive at Pilgrim School

Without cell phones, social connections thrive at Pilgrim School

| May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

As the school year comes to a close, the Larchmont Chronicle checked in with Patricia Kong, head of Pilgrim School, to see how her bold “no cell phones” policy changed the 2023-24 year for students and teachers at the 66-year-old private school located on the campus of First Congregational Church at Commonwealth Avenue and Sixth Street. The Chronicle’s […]

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School galas shine with future artists and alumni; charities hear from space scientist, view fashion, enjoy opera and honor local history

School galas shine with future artists and alumni; charities hear from space scientist, view fashion, enjoy opera and honor local history

| May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Guests were welcomed into the Avalon Hollywood by a student-led strings orchestra for the annual LACHSA Future Artists Gala. LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts) is a tuition-free high school. Founded nearly 40 years ago, the conservatory-style school focuses on dance, theater, music, visual arts and cinematic arts. Students are accepted based […]

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Graduates elucidate upon their college choices and aspirations

Graduates elucidate upon their college choices and aspirations

| May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sifting through pressure and remaining authentic Ruby Dunsworth has lived in Brookside her whole life, but, as of August, she’ll be moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend Langara College. The Immaculate Heart senior plans to study at Langara for one or two years before transferring to the University of British Columbia’s  (UBC) Vancouver campus. […]

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Bittersweet end to high school; seniors head off to college

Bittersweet end to high school; seniors head off to college

| May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Heart will graduate 123 young women on Tues., June 4, at 8 p.m. under the stage lights at the Hollywood Bowl. Immaculate Heart is only one of two schools allowed this honor at the Bowl.Commencement speaker Lucie Arnaz is no stranger to the stage. The daughter of actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, she’s […]

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