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Historic Citrus Ave. house quickly demolished

Historic Citrus Ave. house quickly demolished

Neighbors on Citrus Avenue, just west of Hancock Park, were shocked on Oct. 23 when the historic 1927 home at 361 N. Citrus Ave., at the southwest corner of Oakwood Ave., was summarily demolished in one day, after no effective advance notice. Especially shocked was the couple that sold the house on September 18. As […]

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Larchmont loses two large ficus trees

Larchmont loses two large ficus trees

Two healthy and mature ficus trees on Larchmont Boulevard, located in front of the Rite Aid store, got the axe last month despite efforts by the local neighborhood association to save the side-by-side trees. Work to remove the two trees began Oct. 7 followed by removal and replacement of 90 linear feet of sidewalk. African […]

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A little giving can go a long way

A little giving can go a long way

Giving a little time, attention or resources can have a ripple effect in people’s lives, doing more good than we can imagine. The holiday season provides ample opportunities for helping others in the community and making a difference. The following local charities would love help and donations. Often events are available throughout the year, so […]

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Marat Ballet leaps to its next stage in life

Marat Ballet leaps to its next stage in life

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet has found a new home, after a full-out search that included parents and students and was supported partly by a gofundme.com campaign. Scheduled to open as we went to press, the much-beloved area school signed a five-year lease for a 10,000-square foot space on the second floor of the Equitable […]

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What's Entertaining

‘Jack and the Giant’ launches  Nine O’Clock Players 90th season

‘Jack and the Giant’ launches Nine O’Clock Players 90th season

Watch Jack rescue Queen Violet from the Giant as the Nine O’Clock Players launch their 90th anniversary season with performances of “Jack and the Giant” at the Assistance League Theatre, 1367 N. St. Andrews Pl., Sundays Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Julia Holland, director of the production, was named […]

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Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

Articles on the death of bookstores have appeared so often over the past decade as to become a kind of genre — complete with a conventional theme, predictable structure, and prevailing tone. But these elegiac notices of passing shouldn’t obscure an important fact: independent bookstores that remain are doing quite well. Of course there is […]

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No time to cook a holiday turkey? No problem!

No time to cook a holiday turkey? No problem!

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be quite a chore. Of course, with all the wonderful restaurants that abound in our community, you always can go out for the feast — if the restaurants are open on the holiday. But eating at a home is the most likely Thanksgiving scenario for most of us, and that usually […]

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Larchmont to celebrate the season

Larchmont to celebrate the season

Hear live holiday music, take a free trolley and see Santa at the Larchmont Boulevard Association’s annual Holiday Open House and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Santa will arrive at the tree lot by a fire truck, and the free trolley will transport shoppers between Melrose Avenue and First […]

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Who's Doing What

Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

Television and film writer John Donley visited the Larchmont Chronicle office recently to pitch an idea: “I love this community, but there are many people here you don’t know who they are… each month you should profile someone in the neighborhood in which we’d get to know that person…” It was with Rabbi William Cutter […]

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New leadership at Wilshire Division police station

New leadership at Wilshire Division police station

There’s a new commanding officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Wilshire Division station. Capt. Timothy Nordquist — who succeeded Capt. Anthony Oddo in May — brings with him nearly three decades of experience in public service. Last month, Nordquist invited the Chronicle to the Wilshire station to chat about crime in the community. […]

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Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

Dr. Henry Takei was honored last month at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan for bringing cutting-edge periodontic dentistry to Japan. The Hancock Park resident was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for also promoting academic exchange between Japan and the U.S. Many of Takei’s UCLA […]

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Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

On the heels of the release of Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, “Ninth House,” Amazon Studios announced that it plans to develop the book as a TV series. Bardugo grew up in Windsor Square and attended Marlborough School. Her publisher, Flatiron Books (part of MacMillan), released the book last month. Set in an alternate reality […]

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Real Estate News

LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

Statues and portraits are being packed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in preparation for construction of the David Geffen Galleries, set to start in early 2020. The 347,500-square-foot permanent collection building, which will span Wilshire Blvd., replaces four buildings: Ahmanson, Art of the Americas, Bing and Hammer. The latter have already mostly […]

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Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

Local architect Dan Brunn, AIA, opened up to guests his long-awaited “Bridge House” in Brookside last month at an official unveiling. The 4,500-square-foot home was designed to quite literally bridge 65 feet over the natural brook that gives the neighborhood its name. At the Oct. 22 event, which marked completion of two years of construction, […]

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Hollywoodland celebrates 75 years of park land gift

Hollywoodland celebrates 75 years of park land gift

Seventy-five years ago the Sherman Company gifted 444 acres of open-space land in northern Beachwood Canyon to the City of Los Angeles. This tract of parkland includes the historic Hollywood Sign, which was created to advertise the lots in Tract 6450 for Hollywoodland, Southern California’s first planned hillside residential community. Residents held a celebration honoring […]

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Real Estate Sales for September

Real Estate Sales for September

Single-family homes 400 S. Hudson Ave. 525 S. Irving Blvd. 441 S. Lucerne Blvd. 250 S. Plymouth Blvd. 602 S. Lucerne Blvd. 116 S. Arden Blvd. 871 S. Tremaine Ave. 361 N. Citrus Ave. 342 N. Highland Ave. 116 Wilton Dr. 307 N. McCadden Pl. 746 N. Mansfield Ave. 101 S. Lucerne Blvd. 107 S. […]

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‘Jack and the Giant’ launches  Nine O’Clock Players 90th season

‘Jack and the Giant’ launches Nine O’Clock Players 90th season

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Watch Jack rescue Queen Violet from the Giant as the Nine O’Clock Players launch their 90th anniversary season with performances of “Jack and the Giant” at the Assistance League Theatre, 1367 N. St. Andrews Pl., Sundays Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Julia Holland, director of the production, was named […]

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LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

| October 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

Statues and portraits are being packed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in preparation for construction of the David Geffen Galleries, set to start in early 2020. The 347,500-square-foot permanent collection building, which will span Wilshire Blvd., replaces four buildings: Ahmanson, Art of the Americas, Bing and Hammer. The latter have already mostly […]

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Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Television and film writer John Donley visited the Larchmont Chronicle office recently to pitch an idea: “I love this community, but there are many people here you don’t know who they are… each month you should profile someone in the neighborhood in which we’d get to know that person…” It was with Rabbi William Cutter […]

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Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Articles on the death of bookstores have appeared so often over the past decade as to become a kind of genre — complete with a conventional theme, predictable structure, and prevailing tone. But these elegiac notices of passing shouldn’t obscure an important fact: independent bookstores that remain are doing quite well. Of course there is […]

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