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Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Muirfield Road, closed for one block on June 23, was the setting for this year’s Brookside Block Party — the 40th annual edition of the fun-filled event for families. Councilman David Ryu stopped by, as did Hubertus Cox and his wife Jeanette. Cox is a senior environmental engineer with the city’s Watershed Protection Division. He […]

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Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

Editorial: Some in Sacramento still want to dictate to us

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite the California legislature being on a one-month vacation through the middle of August, it is likely that there are staff members answering the telephones in state legislators’ local offices. Indeed, our State Assembly Members and State Senators might even be in their local offices for the next couple of weeks.   As noted in […]

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Metro celebrates digging halfway to La Cienega

Metro celebrates digging halfway to La Cienega

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people, including many families with children, turned up on the lawns of Hancock Park (the county park, not the subdivision) to celebrate the halfway point of construction for the first phase of the Purple Line subway extension from Western Avenue to La Cienega Blvd. Community leaders from Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square, as […]

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Summer fun  and ‘mischief’

Summer fun and ‘mischief’

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are two themes for this July issue of the Larchmont Chronicle — “Summer Fun” and “Pets of Larchmont.” You can read about the former in this Section One and the latter in Section Two. There is another aspect to summer 2019 activities that is addressed in Section Two (our Real Estate section), and that […]

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Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it  matter?

Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it matter?

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tom Bergin’s restaurant and tavern property at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. was declared a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) by the Los Angeles City Council on June 18.  The designation excludes the two-thirds of the property used for the restaurant’s parking lot “because it is not a significant character defining feature of […]

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Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

Tom Bergin’s historic status up in the air — stay tuned

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

In a clever parliamentary maneuver, the land-use lawyer for the current owners of Tom Bergin’s, the restaurant and tavern located at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. since 1949, threw a monkey wrench into the process to declare the property a city Historic-Cultural Monument. Following a unanimous recommendation made in March by the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC), […]

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