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New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

New Xavier Center to open in 2020 at Loyola High School

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Loyola High School, the oldest high school in Southern California, broke ground on a new building this month. Through their construction initiative, “The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard,” Loyola is reimagining Xavier Center as a 26,000-square-foot contemporary special events space, expected to open in late 2020. Loyola Board Chairman Rick Caruso led the groundbreaking celebration […]

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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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Marat Daukayev Ballet bids adieu to La Brea dance studio

Marat Daukayev Ballet bids adieu to La Brea dance studio

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

It must have been 102 degrees in the dance hall June 16, as throngs of dancers, parents, friends, teachers and politicians packed the vaulted, honeycomb ceilinged room for the final performance of the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet at its La Brea Avenue dance studio. But no one seemed to notice. All eyes, moist with […]

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Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Enjoy live entertainment, games, raffles, food trucks and a family fun zone at the free Metro Purple Line Extension “Halfway There” event at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Sun., June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The party celebrates 50 percent completion of the Purple Line Extensions to Wilshire and […]

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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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