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Raman and Ridley-Thomas sworn in

Raman and Ridley-Thomas sworn in

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

New City Councilmembers Nithya Raman and Mark Ridley-Thomas, elected in November, took office last month. Raman was sworn in to her new job representing Council District Four at a Dec. 15 ceremony where she announced her first two motions before City Council. Both proposals are aimed at addressing homelessness, a key campaign priority for Raman.  […]

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Chevalier’s and other Lipson Building tenants transition to their new reality

Chevalier’s and other Lipson Building tenants transition to their new reality

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Longtime tenants of the Lipson Building on Larchmont Boulevard had until midnight Dec. 31 to vacate the 17,000-square-foot property located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. New owner Malibu-based Christina Development purchased the property in Oct. 2018 for $23.5 million with plans to renovate the existing structure. Some of those tenants have found new locations while […]

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Larchmont Blvd. grapples with multiple matters

Larchmont Blvd. grapples with multiple matters

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

As 2021 approaches, merchants on Larchmont Boulevard continue to defend against challenges. Village Pizzeria Steve Cohen, proprietor of Village Pizzeria for 24 years, told the Chronicle that the existing problems in being a merchant on Larchmont are exacerbated by the new pandemic-related regulations. “With limited staff and the physical, mental and emotional strain this has […]

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Renderings released for historic Rossmore project

Renderings released for historic Rossmore project

| December 2, 2020 | 4 Comments

 The final design and first architectural renderings have been released for the “reconfiguration” of an historic Hancock Park apartment building located on Rossmore Avenue opposite the Wilshire Country Club.  The building, 410 N. Rossmore Ave., will get a new lease on life by way of an extensive restoration project that will see seismic safety upgrades, […]

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Nithya Raman wins City Council seat for CD4

Nithya Raman wins City Council seat for CD4

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

 Taking nearly 53 percent of the vote, political newcomer Nithya Raman last month won a runoff election for the Fourth Council District seat against David Ryu, who became the first City Council incumbent in 17 years to be ousted by a challenger.  “I congratulate my opponent on her victory,” Ryu said in a statement following […]

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Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tension between tenants of Larchmont’s historic Lipson Building and its new owner Christina Development came to a head after a block of parking spaces facing the property was reserved in October for construction. “COVID has made our lives difficult enough without losing parking spots as well as visibility,” said Edie Frère, owner of Landis Gifts […]

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