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Great White is making a splash with California fare

Great White is making a splash with California fare

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Storefronts have turned over quite a bit on Larchmont over the past few years, but many of our restaurants have anchored the Boulevard for decades, led by 33-year veterans Le Petit Greek and Louise’s, followed by Village Pizzeria’s quarter century of tomato pies. It’s rare to have an opportunity to welcome a new eatery to […]

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Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I need my money,” insists Giorgio, the 56-year-old who visits Larchmont Boulevard daily with a shopping cart filled with his meager possessions. “It’s an obligation! According to the law!” he shouts, referring to some combination of unemployment, Social Security and disability compensation he says he used to get until he received an unsigned letter from […]

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A rollicking and fancy Italian dinner in a bleak part of town

A rollicking and fancy Italian dinner in a bleak part of town

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

I hadn’t ventured downtown since the before times, but recently the lure of our urban environment called me to indulge in a fancy Italian dinner in the fashion district. It was still light out as we threaded our way past Disney Hall’s gleaming undulating walls and 7th Street’s vibey storefront eateries. Suddenly, civilization gave way […]

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Hot topic: keeping cool by greening our communities

Hot topic: keeping cool by greening our communities

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

It’s not easy being green, but the hot topic was addressed by the nonprofit Westside Urban Forum (WUF) at a panel discussion on July 21 — “Private Trees, Public Benefit: Fortifying L.A.’s Disappearing Tree Canopy.” Panelists effectively made the case for keeping cool by greening our communities. WUF regularly invites land use professionals to consider […]

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Clubs celebrate with fireworks, barbecue

Clubs celebrate with fireworks, barbecue

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dazzling bursts of color will once again light the sky above the Wilshire Country Club on July 4th. After skipping the Independence Day tradition in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, members will be able to celebrate the holiday at the club, and the rest of the community will no doubt gather in backyards and on […]

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Catherine Coffin Phillips preserved California history

Catherine Coffin Phillips preserved California history

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the January 2021 issue of the Larchmont Chronicle, columnist Paula Panich introduced readers to Steve Inskeep’s book “Imperfect Union,” about Jessie and John Frémont, a powerhouse couple in California development in the last decades of the 19th century. A small insert in the article noted an earlier biography of the female half of the […]

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