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‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re a local, you will learn a lot by reading Casey Schreiner’s “Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide.” Certainly not limited to “locals” however, this guidebook is a great read for an out-of-towner with even a vague interest in our city’s enormous and wild municipal park. Personally, I first learned about Griffith Park growing up […]

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Rhodes School of Music is continuing, online

Rhodes School of Music is continuing, online

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The beat goes on at Rhodes School of Music, the all-ages music school overlooking Larchmont Boulevard — just not within its walls. In compliance with local and state-wide coronavirus measures, owner David Rhodes transitioned the school on March 15 from in-person to online music lessons. The school did not previously offer any online classes. The […]

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Tribute to fallen LACMA

Tribute to fallen LACMA

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I was in elementary school in the ’60s, our class went on a yellow bus field trip to explore the brand new Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As we lumbered down Wilshire Blvd toward our destination, our teacher, standing at the front of the bus next to the driver, enthralled us with the […]

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‘Happy Birthday,’ Sondheim; Should we ‘Send in the Clowns’?

‘Happy Birthday,’ Sondheim; Should we ‘Send in the Clowns’?

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 22, was Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. I am sure that Mr. Sondheim celebrated with a few friends and colleagues — imagine being on that A-list — but the big celebrations for the nonagenarian icon of the American musical theatre were cancelled due to the coronavirus. In Los Angeles that meant cancelling productions of […]

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Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

| April 1, 2020 | 2 Comments

As someone whose first memories of the restaurant business date back to 1933 (yes, among those “first” snapshot memories I fondly include El Cholo), who lived through all of the ups and downs that make up the rich tapestry of life, and who until last Monday, at the age of 87, was still thrilled to […]

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Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

Trace history of your home with the 1940 census

| March 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Larchmont Chronicle is searching through the records of the 1940 census — which were finally released to the public in 2012 after being held for the mandatory 72-year waiting period — to show our readers a way to learn a bit about their homes’ histories. The […]

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