Archive for December, 2019

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow, my little pretties — come have a purr-fectly good time.” And, so, more than 70 ladies descended upon the most ‘terrifying’ and beautiful “fur-midable” Las Palmas home of Margo O’Connell for her haunted High Tea Oct. 19. Her porcelain Buddhas were outfitted in black masks and skullcaps topped with kitty ears. The sculptures surrounding […]

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Girls Academy serves breakfast and much more

Girls Academy serves breakfast and much more

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

GALA, Girls Academic Leadership Academy, held its first annual pancake breakfast fund raiser Nov. 16 at the school’s Olympic and West boulevards campus. The event marked the first time the Academy has reached out to the surrounding community (of Brookside and Longwood Highlands), and the results were impressive, local resident Caroline Tracy told us. Attendees came […]

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On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells  of loss of ‘memory,  continuity and identity’

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells of loss of ‘memory, continuity and identity’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few names in the recent memory of our neighborhood have fallen further into ignominy than that of Reuven Gradon, who through mendacious flattery and lies purchased the Tudor gem of a home formerly located at 361 N. Citrus Avenue and then promptly carried out its demolition. He also made the decision to forego the statutory […]

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St. James’ Church shines light on Stories from the Frontline

St. James’ Church shines light on Stories from the Frontline

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Angela Sanchez was 16, a junior in high school, when she and her father experienced homelessness. The memories are sharp: it was the beginning of the 2008 recession, one week shy of Thanksgiving. The Sheriff’s officers stood in the doorway of her family’s home, red eviction notice in hand, asking, “What are you still doing […]

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Larchmont Charter football has bounce-back season, fundraising

Larchmont Charter football has bounce-back season, fundraising

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Charter School (LCS) middle school football program finished its Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics (FIYA) League schedule 3-4, narrowly missing out on the playoffs. However, under the direction of second-year coach Avery Watts, the team of LCS eighth graders showed marked improvement, competing in the seven-on-seven middle-school league. That improvement starts with actual […]

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On Books and Places: 1919, a big year in Los Angeles

On Books and Places: 1919, a big year in Los Angeles

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

As readers of the Larchmont Chronicle know, many institutions and places around the neighborhood have celebrated a centenary in 2019. Just last month, John Welborne called attention to several, including Musso & Frank Grill, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Wilshire Country Club. John’s point was that the region’s growing sense of itself, its relief […]

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