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Local volunteers joined in ‘Point-in-Time’ homeless count

Local volunteers joined in ‘Point-in-Time’ homeless count

From 9 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 23, volunteers spread out throughout the parts of Los Angeles on this side of the Hollywood Hills — counting the number of individuals, families and encampments they saw on the streets. Residents of Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) communities undertook this work in the 22 census tracts within […]

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Crossover voting for March 3, Super Tuesday election explained

Crossover voting for March 3, Super Tuesday election explained

Not affiliated with any party, but you want to vote for a Democrat in the presidential primary? No worries. You can do that. People who are registered to vote with no party preference in presidential primaries are typically given a ballot without presidential candidates. If there is a presidential candidate that a non-partisan voter wants […]

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City Council candidates talk on issues of our time

City Council candidates talk on issues of our time

Incumbent Councilman David Ryu is joined by three  other contenders in the race for the District Four seat on the City Council. The election is part of the Super Tuesday March 3 Presidential election. Last month, Chronicle staff sat down separately with Ryu, Sarah Kate Levy, Nithya Raman and write-in candidate Susan Collins. Homelessness and […]

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Re-Elect Councilman Ryu

Re-Elect Councilman Ryu

There are many reasons why the Larchmont Chronicle recommends the re-election of David Ryu. His record is one of careful attention to the Fourth Council District, and that bodes well for him — and for us — in a second term in office. Our recommendation to vote for Ryu notwithstanding, we commend the three other […]

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‘Windsor’ evokes aspiration; ‘Kingsley,’ ‘Kipling’ moved residents forward

‘Windsor’ evokes aspiration; ‘Kingsley,’ ‘Kipling’ moved residents forward

The need to look back in time or to another country for a style or name suggests cultural insecurity. Without established homegrown models or points of reference, or at least without ready signals to achieve the desired ambiance, developers and city planners borrow from a real or imagined place and past. The strain of presumption […]

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In search of the wild Bengal tiger, safaris, and more in India

In search of the wild Bengal tiger, safaris, and more in India

I went to India in search of the Bengal tiger. So, after my first day on safari at Kanha National Park I was disappointed to be heading back near sunset with not a tiger in sight. My disappointment quickly vanished when a male tiger lumbered out from the bush and onto the dirt road ahead […]

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Shower of Hope, honoring veterans among scout activities

Shower of Hope, honoring veterans among scout activities

The troops and packs have been busy this past year. The big news is that Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) has opened its doors to girls. But other news from local scouting groups also includes an assembly honoring veterans, competing in the Pinewood Derby and helping others with the Shower of Hope. Socks […]

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Girl Scouts put cookie sales earnings to good use

Girl Scouts put cookie sales earnings to good use

It’s time! Time to clear out that pantry shelf you reserved for holiday treats to make room for all of those Girl Scout cookie boxes you’re about to buy. Yep, it’s Girl Scout cookie season! From Sun., Jan. 26 to Sun., March 8, local Girl Scout troops, including St. James-based Troops #625 and #2115, Pilgrim […]

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Noodles, boxed wine led to love

Noodles, boxed wine led to love

Dr. David Skaggs and Dr. Valerie Ulene met during their medical school years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the late 1980s. The first encounter was unremarkable save for the memory of Val’s voice, which resonated with David, and the image of David eating ramen noodles in his apartment with his mother, […]

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Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

Mike and Anne Fraser met by chance 47 years ago. “I met my husband at my mom’s house,” Anne tells us. She was at her mom’s S. Orange Grove Ave. home, as she was every Friday after work for dinner, when at about 7 p.m. the doorbell rang. “I went to answer the bell, and […]

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Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

We first featured Luis and Carol Fondevila in our 2013 Valentines issue and are happy to inform readers that the past seven years have not resulted in the titular phenomenon. In fact, the couple is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Still residing in Windsor Square, Carol reports that life and marriage have only […]

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Rec Center director breathes new life into Pan Pacific Basketball

Rec Center director breathes new life into Pan Pacific Basketball

Over the course of a few weeknights in early January, kids ranging in age from 3 to 15 took to the basketball courts at Pan Pacific Recreation Center. Team assignments not yet decided, they scrimmaged while rec center staff and parents looked on. A somewhat new-ish face presided. Eric Calhoun, the Senior Recreation Center Director, […]

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Real Estate News

Real Estate Sales for December

Real Estate Sales for December

Single-family homes 460 S. Las Palmas Ave. 647 S. June St. 208 S. McCadden Pl. 634 S. June St. 260 Lorraine Blvd. 333 S. Irving Blvd. 630 N. Las Palmas Ave. 754 S. Citrus Ave. 111 N. Plymouth Blvd. 257 S. Wilton Pl. 236 S. Larchmont Blvd. 500 S. Norton Ave. 644 Lillian Way628 N. […]

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11-story tower proposed on N. Rossmore Avenue

11-story tower proposed on N. Rossmore Avenue

Co-living units aren’t the only change maybe coming to Rossmore Avenue. Construction is expected to start this spring on a twisting, 11-story, mid-rise apartment building. Located at 617 N. Rossmore Ave., plans for the 120-foot-tall modern residential tower in Hancock Park include razing an existing two-story structure to make way for the new building with […]

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On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

In early January, a controversy broke out between the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood over the preservation of one of the unlikeliest monuments. In deciding to cash in on the flurry of development that is taking place up and down the small stretch of Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, between Santa Monica and […]

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Developer buys building with history of design changes

Developer buys building with history of design changes

Residents of a rent-controlled apartment building in Hancock Park say they are worried about plans from the building’s new owner to evict them while the structure undergoes expansion and seismic upgrades, converting apartments into “co-living” units. The building has a long history of development twists and turns. Located at 410 N. Rossmore Ave., the five-story […]

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Local volunteers joined in ‘Point-in-Time’ homeless count

Local volunteers joined in ‘Point-in-Time’ homeless count

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

From 9 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 23, volunteers spread out throughout the parts of Los Angeles on this side of the Hollywood Hills — counting the number of individuals, families and encampments they saw on the streets. Residents of Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) communities undertook this work in the 22 census tracts within […]

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Noodles, boxed wine led to love

Noodles, boxed wine led to love

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dr. David Skaggs and Dr. Valerie Ulene met during their medical school years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the late 1980s. The first encounter was unremarkable save for the memory of Val’s voice, which resonated with David, and the image of David eating ramen noodles in his apartment with his mother, […]

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Real Estate Sales for December

Real Estate Sales for December

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Single-family homes 460 S. Las Palmas Ave. 647 S. June St. 208 S. McCadden Pl. 634 S. June St. 260 Lorraine Blvd. 333 S. Irving Blvd. 630 N. Las Palmas Ave. 754 S. Citrus Ave. 111 N. Plymouth Blvd. 257 S. Wilton Pl. 236 S. Larchmont Blvd. 500 S. Norton Ave. 644 Lillian Way628 N. […]

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11-story tower proposed on N. Rossmore Avenue

11-story tower proposed on N. Rossmore Avenue

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Co-living units aren’t the only change maybe coming to Rossmore Avenue. Construction is expected to start this spring on a twisting, 11-story, mid-rise apartment building. Located at 617 N. Rossmore Ave., plans for the 120-foot-tall modern residential tower in Hancock Park include razing an existing two-story structure to make way for the new building with […]

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