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2019 Chronicle sealed for posterity, or 99 years on

2019 Chronicle sealed for posterity, or 99 years on

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The April 2019 issue of the Larchmont Chronicle has been sealed for posterity or at least another 99 years, give or take. Alysoun Higgins hid the copy inside the walls of her 1911 Craftsman home in the Wilton Historic District. She was inspired by two nearly-100-year-old newspapers she discovered when remodeling her master bathroom — […]

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Pawnshop closing after 40 years, Café Parisien after eight months

Pawnshop closing after 40 years, Café Parisien after eight months

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

After 40 years at Brothers Collateral Loans, Rudy and Ernest Gintel are closing up shop by the end of the year. “There’s a beginning and an end to everything,” mused Rudy, 71. Closing a pawnshop is not easy, as much of the inventory is private possessions that need to be transferred to trustworthy hands, Rudy […]

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Art, music, food and culture on tap at all-day TarFest

Art, music, food and culture on tap at all-day TarFest

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

TarFest, a free outdoor arts and music festival, is set for Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd. The 17th annual event will feature music, live painting, art installations and family-fun events. The festival celebrates Los Angeles culture past, present and future. “This festival is […]

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Rev. Gwynne Guibord, 75, founded interfaith center at St. John’s

Rev. Gwynne Guibord, 75, founded interfaith center at St. John’s

| August 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

Interfaith leader and founder of The Guibord Center, Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, lost a 10-year battle with cancer Aug. 15. She was 75. A Requiem Eucharist was held Aug. 24 at St. John’s Cathedral, home of the Guibord Center. Episcopal Diocesan Bishop John Harvey Taylor officiated. Born in Flint, Mich., Guibord earned her Ph.D. in […]

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50 and growing, POLAM Federal Credit Union on Larchmont

50 and growing, POLAM Federal Credit Union on Larchmont

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back in the old days when you needed to borrow money to buy a house or a car you would probably walk to your local bank and talk to someone you knew or were friendly with. Today, that kind of service still exists at the Polish American (POLAM) Federal Credit Union of Southern California, 589 […]

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Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stories can speak volumes. Just ask Marilyn Wells, an advocate for the homeless with impressive academic credentials. Wells was so moved by one woman’s talk that she started a formidable speaker series. “I was listening to her,” Wells explained last month, “and I thought this woman is the key. People need to see somebody who […]

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