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Kudos to candidates … and be wary of the State Senate

Kudos to candidates … and be wary of the State Senate

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Our community owes thanks to the 44 candidates and the 447 stakeholders who voted (and the approximately 590 who attempted to register for the city-mandated, COVID-19-era, vote-[only]-by-mail election for directors of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council [GWNC]). Historically, GWNC elections always have been neighborhood gatherings on one weekend day, with registration issues efficiently addressed before […]

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Barber takes Larchmont to Fairfax Avenue

Barber takes Larchmont to Fairfax Avenue

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

You can take the barber out of Larchmont, but you can’t take the soul of Larchmont out of his shop. Construction on his Larchmont building (he was one of the 14 shops in the former Lipson Building, now behind a construction wall) and high rents elsewhere on the street (despite the nearly 30 vacancies) forced […]

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Register by March 9 to vote by mail for GWNC directors

Register by March 9 to vote by mail for GWNC directors

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Registration for the March 2021 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) election has begun. Apply online at: tinyurl.com/y6tmcgzt You must set up an account to sign in and then complete your application to have your ballot mailed to you. “By mail” is the only way to vote (although you may drop your completed ballot in the ballot drop box in front of the John C. Fremont […]

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Amazing interviews highlight fundraiser for science program for girls

Amazing interviews highlight fundraiser for science program for girls

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

An inspirational and entertaining Zoom event was held last month to benefit the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) “Adventures in Nature” program. That popular program, for students through eighth grade, focuses on the E-STEAM fields (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). The focus of the evening was women and girls, and the dialogue in the “fireside chat” with the two honored women was entrancing. Titled […]

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GWNC requires advance registration to vote by mail

GWNC requires advance registration to vote by mail

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Registration for the March 2021 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) election has begun. Apply online at: tinyurl.com/y6tmcgzt The 2021 neighborhood council election season opened in November, with 44 local stakeholders volunteering as candidates by the end of last year. They are: Joane Henneberger Pickett, Owen Smith, Jeffry Carpenter, Zubin Davar, Brian Donahoe, Jose Tamayo, Jennifer […]

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A quick trip through Los Angeles history with Wayne Ratkovich, Part II

A quick trip through Los Angeles history with Wayne Ratkovich, Part II

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month, the Larchmont Chronicle featured the first half of a talk that Windsor Square resident, and “famous real estate developer,” Wayne Ratkovich presented to the Auxiliary of the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in the spring of last year. Also last month, Wayne received another accolade, being honored on December 8 by the USC […]

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