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New urban forest officer named to manage canopy: ‘City is home to the nation’s largest urban forest’

New urban forest officer named to manage canopy: ‘City is home to the nation’s largest urban forest’

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s official, Los Angeles has a City Forest Officer. Rachel Malarich was appointed last month by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the new post, which was created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the city reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees by 2021. “Rachel has the vision, experience and expertise […]

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Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Allison Schallert is a woman on a mission to curb homelessness in Los Angeles. The citizen activist was born and raised in Illinois, studied at DePaul University in Chicago, and spent time in Toronto and New York City before relocating to Los Angeles in 1991. “What brought you to Los Angeles?” I ask. “No reason,” […]

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Michelin stars shine at area  restaurants

Michelin stars shine at area restaurants

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Episcopal School takes a family-style approach to lunch

Episcopal School takes a family-style approach to lunch

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Retail building on Larchmont sold

Retail building on Larchmont sold

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A retail building on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue recently was sold to real estate investment and development company MCAP Partners for $6.3 million. The building was home to several long-time Larchmont businesses, including Ampersand Boutique, Artworks Studios and Floret Floral Design. According to MCAP Partners Executive Vice President Alexander Massachi, the […]

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Local graduates reveal their choices for college

Local graduates reveal their choices for college

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Off to Washington, D.C. to study government Larchmont Charter senior Annabella Hoge grew up in the neighborhood. She is a Larchmont Charter “lifer” and played in local AYSO softball leagues as a kid. “I’ve been lucky to have lived in Larchmont my entire life,” said Hoge. When asked about her senior year, Hoge said, “It […]

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