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New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

Loyola High School, the oldest high school in Southern California, broke ground on a new building this month. Through their construction initiative, “The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard,” Loyola is reimagining Xavier Center as a 26,000-square-foot contemporary special events space, expected to open in late 2020. Loyola Board Chairman Rick Caruso led the groundbreaking celebration […]

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Summer fun  and ‘mischief’

Summer fun and ‘mischief’

There are two themes for this July issue of the Larchmont Chronicle — “Summer Fun” and “Pets of Larchmont.” You can read about the former in this Section One and the latter in Section Two. There is another aspect to summer 2019 activities that is addressed in Section Two (our Real Estate section), and that […]

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Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it  matter?

Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it matter?

The Tom Bergin’s restaurant and tavern property at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. was declared a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) by the Los Angeles City Council on June 18.  The designation excludes the two-thirds of the property used for the restaurant’s parking lot “because it is not a significant character defining feature of […]

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Marat Daukayev Ballet bids adieu to La Brea dance studio

Marat Daukayev Ballet bids adieu to La Brea dance studio

It must have been 102 degrees in the dance hall June 16, as throngs of dancers, parents, friends, teachers and politicians packed the vaulted, honeycomb ceilinged room for the final performance of the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet at its La Brea Avenue dance studio. But no one seemed to notice. All eyes, moist with […]

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La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum is a treasure trove of Ice Age fossils. It’s also feeling its age — 40 — which is not much in geological years but is a lifetime for world-class institutions along Museum Row. In late August, a draft master plan for the 12-acre site is expected to be unveiled for […]

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Sample food, wines at Taste of Farmers Market July 23

Sample food, wines at Taste of Farmers Market July 23

Sample food from more than 50 eateries, restaurants and grocers, including vegetarian options, at the 11th annual Taste of Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Tues., July 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, “Firehouse Chili” made by local fire stations 61 and 58, and a community craft table.  Beer and […]

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Michelin stars shine at area  restaurants

Michelin stars shine at area restaurants

Renowned dining guide Michelin released last month an inaugural statewide edition for California that awarded stars to 24 restaurants in Los Angeles, including several local favorites.  Michael Cimarusti’s seafood-driven Providence is one of only six two-star recipients in Los Angeles. And among the city’s 18 one-star distinctions are Kali, Le Comptoir, Osteria Mozza and Trois […]

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Grove, Petersen partner for rooftop film series

Grove, Petersen partner for rooftop film series

Movie fanatics and car geeks rejoice! The Grove recently announced a Wednesday-night cinema series in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum. “Level 8 Drive-In” is a rooftop theater experience that combines fan-favorite films with their iconic cars cameos. Watch a favorite movie, enjoy some complimentary theater snacks, and take a photo with some of the […]

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Larchmont Animal Clinic still purring after 42 years on Boulevard

Larchmont Animal Clinic still purring after 42 years on Boulevard

It’s all dogs and cats and high-tech equipment at Larchmont Animal Clinic. Since Dr. Jan Ciganek opened his clinic in 1973, his services have grown to include X-ray and blood chemistry machines alongside a dedicated surgery suite. “Everything’s changed. It’s more sophisticated. The quality of care has gone way up,” he said last month at […]

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Beloved mail carrier retires, celebrated with proclamation

Beloved mail carrier retires, celebrated with proclamation

July 3, 2019, the day neighborhood mail carrier Carl Mitchell goes on retirement, will be the end of an era in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the Larchmont Chronicle. The mail carrier has been delivering cheer and goodwill along with the mail to residents and businesses around Larchmont since 1980. 1975: Year of distinction It all […]

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Around the Town: Reserve Corps honored; all aboard USS Iowa; NGA appreciation

Around the Town: Reserve Corps honored; all aboard USS Iowa; NGA appreciation

Who would give up his or her weekends for no pay after months of grueling training? Some might do it for the excitement and adventure, but for the brave Angelenos, the motivation is a sense of duty to assist in doing what each can for community safety. Such is the mission of the Los Angeles […]

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Episcopal School takes a family-style approach to lunch

Episcopal School takes a family-style approach to lunch

Allow me to set the scene: More than a hundred students assembled around 16 tables — each topped with platters of steak and potatoes — singing together with a piano accompanist a popular melody from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood before sitting down to share a family-style meal. One might assume such a civilized assembly of students […]

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Real Estate News

Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 38th annual Preservation Awards. They include a Jewish American historic district, a late 19th-century cathedral and a World War II airplane hangar that has found new life in the 21st century. Vibiana and its former rectory-turned-restaurant, Redbird, won the Conservancy’s highest recognition, the Chair’s Award. […]

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Metro celebrates digging halfway to La Cienega

Metro celebrates digging halfway to La Cienega

Hundreds of people, including many families with children, turned up on the lawns of Hancock Park (the county park, not the subdivision) to celebrate the halfway point of construction for the first phase of the Purple Line subway extension from Western Avenue to La Cienega Blvd. Community leaders from Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square, as […]

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Real Estate Sales for May

Real Estate Sales for May

Single-family homes 206 S. Rimpau Blvd. 340 N. June St. 431 N. McCadden Pl. 615 Seward St. 310 S. Irving Blvd. 423 S. Orange Dr. 446 N. Mansfield Ave. 328 S. Citrus Ave. 4717 Wilshire Blvd. 916 S. Victoria Ave. 554 N. Arden Blvd. 616 N. Highland Ave. 4618 W. 6th St. 951 Keniston Ave. […]

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On Books and Places: John Ruskin continues to inspire and promote on his 200th birthday

On Books and Places: John Ruskin continues to inspire and promote on his 200th birthday

Walk through Windsor Village, and you can’t help but notice the lovely revival house on Plymouth Blvd. and 8th St. For nearly a century that property (Historic Cultural Monument #639) was home to the Ruskin Art Club. Like The Ebell, the Ruskin was founded by women in Los Angeles who cared about numerous matters that […]

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La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum is a treasure trove of Ice Age fossils. It’s also feeling its age — 40 — which is not much in geological years but is a lifetime for world-class institutions along Museum Row. In late August, a draft master plan for the 12-acre site is expected to be unveiled for […]

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Sample food, wines at Taste of Farmers Market July 23

Sample food, wines at Taste of Farmers Market July 23

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sample food from more than 50 eateries, restaurants and grocers, including vegetarian options, at the 11th annual Taste of Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Tues., July 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, “Firehouse Chili” made by local fire stations 61 and 58, and a community craft table.  Beer and […]

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Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

Cathedral, Fairfax District and library among winners

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 38th annual Preservation Awards. They include a Jewish American historic district, a late 19th-century cathedral and a World War II airplane hangar that has found new life in the 21st century. Vibiana and its former rectory-turned-restaurant, Redbird, won the Conservancy’s highest recognition, the Chair’s Award. […]

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New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Loyola High School, the oldest high school in Southern California, broke ground on a new building this month. Through their construction initiative, “The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard,” Loyola is reimagining Xavier Center as a 26,000-square-foot contemporary special events space, expected to open in late 2020. Loyola Board Chairman Rick Caruso led the groundbreaking celebration […]

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