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410 N. Rossmore residents feel pressure of ‘buy-out’

410 N. Rossmore residents feel pressure of ‘buy-out’

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the City of Los Angeles, a group of Hancock Park residents in a rent-controlled apartment building say that they feel pressured from their new landlord to take a buy-out offer, with no other information available to them. To learn more, the Chronicle joined a group of six residents […]

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Edie Frère reflects on her years on Larchmont

Edie Frère reflects on her years on Larchmont

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Edie Frère has been a fixture in the Larchmont community for most of her life. She grew up in homes on Third Avenue in Wilshire Park and McCadden Place in Hancock Park, has lived for many years on Las Palmas Avenue in Hancock Park, and this coming October will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her […]

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Lawmakers push housing legislation as session ends

Lawmakers push housing legislation as session ends

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Angelenos simultaneously deal with the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests, California lawmakers are busy in Sacramento pushing forward housing legislation that has the potential to forever change our historic neighborhoods. With Aug. 31 the last day for each chamber to pass bills, state lawmakers are working fast, perhaps even hastily, to wrap up the […]

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Local lawmaker pushes for denser housing: Assemblyman Bloom has two bills

Local lawmaker pushes for denser housing: Assemblyman Bloom has two bills

| June 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Following the defeat of SB 50, and its predecessor SB 827 — controversial bills that would have preempted local control of zoning — California politicians have returned to the drawing board. Among them, local Assemblyman Richard Bloom, who has a constituency that stretches from Santa Monica to Larchmont Village, has sponsored two housing-related bills that […]

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Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

Residents fear relocation from historic Rossmore apartment building

| March 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

More than 30 residents were in attendance for the Feb. 25 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s monthly Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting to discuss plans to renovate an apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Residents say the building’s new owner, Atlanta-based Domos Coliving, intends to convert the rent-controlled apartments into coliving units. Domos co-founder Daniel […]

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Police storm Larchmont area pot shop, close street

Police storm Larchmont area pot shop, close street

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Guns drawn, police surrounded a local cannabis business Feb. 23 around 4 p.m. demanding that the inhabitants “come out with your hands up” while at least seven parked police cars shut down traffic on Melrose Avenue. When patrons and employees failed to heed police demands, officers stormed “Melrose Place 25 Cap,” located at 5635 Melrose […]

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