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Britain has a new Consul General in Hancock Park

Britain has a new Consul General in Hancock Park

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

British Consul General Emily Cloke is the latest representative from her country to call the 1928 Wallace Neff house in Hancock Park home. “I feel privileged to live in a house that has been a symbol of the U.K.-U.S. relationship,” Cloke said of the June Street property purchased by the British Government in 1957. In […]

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Push to make informal dog park in Robert L. Burns Park official

Push to make informal dog park in Robert L. Burns Park official

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Several months ago, Larchmont Village resident Michael Knowles and his family adopted a rescue puppy named Tuesday. And like most good dog owners, Knowles wanted to locate a local dog park for Tuesday to enjoy. He didn’t find much.  The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks lists 12 dog parks spread across the city, […]

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Students stayed home in the spring, but there’s hope for the fall

Students stayed home in the spring, but there’s hope for the fall

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Classrooms (mostly) opened, but the students stayed away. That’s the dismal reality facing many local schools, according to the “Los Angeles Times,” which found last month that only seven percent of high school students and about 30 percent of elementary school children had returned to a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campus. LAUSD Superintendent […]

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GWNC Land Use considers historic Rossmore apartment project

GWNC Land Use considers historic Rossmore apartment project

| June 3, 2021 | 3 Comments

Representatives from Atlanta-based developer Domos Coliving returned to the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s (GWNC) Land Use Committee last month to present more detailed plans to renovate an apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. Domos had previously agreed to return at the committee’s request to allow for the project’s architect, Lorcan O’Herlihy, to present his […]

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Local graduates reveal their choices for universities

Local graduates reveal their choices for universities

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Leaving lockdown for an active campus life New Covenant Academy student Rebecca Han has lived her entire life in the area, first in Hancock Park and now Larchmont. When asked about her senior year, Han says that she would describe her feelings in one word: “ambivalent.” On the one hand, Han says she didn’t mind […]

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New parkway trees planted thanks to resident volunteers

New parkway trees planted thanks to resident volunteers

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Trees Project was busy last month getting 16 new parkway trees planted in the neighborhood. Larchmont resident Haines Wilkerson, the group’s coordinator, told the Chronicle that, during the pandemic, he had the necessary free time to reorganize the group of volunteers: “We got the band back together again!” Months of planning came to […]

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