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New playground being installed on Larchmont

New playground being installed on Larchmont

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Work is expected to be underway this month for the long-anticipated playground pilot project being installed on a small portion of the surface parking lot on Larchmont Boulevard. Initially conceived by neighborhood associations and supported by Councilmember David Ryu and the staff and board of the city’s Dept. of Recreation and Parks (RAP), the 1,200-square-foot […]

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La Brea Tar Pits to join neighbors in new look, renovations

La Brea Tar Pits to join neighbors in new look, renovations

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month, completing a one-year international search process, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) announced the selection of architecture firm Weiss / Manfredi to lead a master planning team to re-imagine the Miracle Mile’s La Brea Tar Pits. The firm was selected from among three finalists, all of whom had presented initial […]

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Reaction to demolition is vitriolic

Reaction to demolition is vitriolic

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The reaction throughout Los Angeles to the sudden Oct. 23 demolition of the historic Tudor home located since 1927 at 361 N. Citrus Ave., at Oakwood Ave. just west of Hancock Park, has been tremendous — and often vitriolic. The Larchmont Chronicle has received letters and online comments, some of which are in this issue, […]

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Historic Citrus Ave. house quickly demolished

Historic Citrus Ave. house quickly demolished

| October 31, 2019 | 11 Comments

Neighbors on Citrus Avenue, just west of Hancock Park, were shocked on Oct. 23 when the historic 1927 home at 361 N. Citrus Ave., at the southwest corner of Oakwood Ave., was summarily demolished in one day, after no effective advance notice. Especially shocked was the couple that sold the house on September 18. As […]

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Music Center Plaza reopens with flair, fanfare

Music Center Plaza reopens with flair, fanfare

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

An Indian chief joined civic leaders at a lavish four-day unveiling of The Music Center “Plaza for All.” The event also included cumbia dancing until midnight with Dance DTLA, a sing-along with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and a Dodgers baseball away game shown live on LED screens. The party, held over Labor Day weekend, […]

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Three teams compete to redesign  La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

Three teams compete to redesign La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) are evaluating three design teams — one from Denmark and two from New York City — to advise NHM in coming years on creating and implementing a master plan to update the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the surrounding Hancock Park. As […]

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