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Community to discuss future of Larchmont

Community to discuss future of Larchmont

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although indoor restaurant dining, on a very reduced scale, is currently allowed, local Larchmont restaurateurs and some diners are wondering if outdoor dining-in-the-street should stay a focus on the Boulevard. At press time, there were five reasonably expansive outdoor table installations replacing former metered parking spaces in the block of Larchmont between First Street and […]

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Digital billboard ordinance on a ‘dangerous’ path back to PLUM

Digital billboard ordinance on a ‘dangerous’ path back to PLUM

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Revisions to billboard and other signage law in Los Angeles are on a dangerous path if you ask Patrick Frank, president of Scenic Los Angeles. His group recently declared victory after the City Planning Commission approved a citywide sign ordinance, Version B-Plus, which would restrict new digital billboards to Regional Commercial Centers, such as the […]

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From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

From the Central Library fire 35 years ago, a story just now being told

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shocking April 29, 1986 news broadcasts of the senseless fire ravaging a Downtown building so loved — and then burned and waterlogged — led to a cry for volunteer help from every news source region-wide. I was one of many who heard that cry, and I knew instinctively that, early the next morning, the […]

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Academy Museum rolls out virtual carpet

Academy Museum rolls out virtual carpet

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

While the Academy Museum nears its in-person opening, coming this fall on September 30, a star-studded virtual presentation of the space took place last month. Museum director and president Bill Kramer was joined by a host of Oscar winners during the 45-minute pre-recorded video tour for the media. Almost a century in the making, when […]

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Spring brings hope to the Boulevard

Spring brings hope to the Boulevard

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

With spring’s arrival this month, Larchmont Village is eager to leave the worst of the pandemic behind with new historic photo posters displayed in storefronts, new shops to open, and the return of outdoor dining. Not to mention Village Heights is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Larchmont! Here’s what’s happening on the Boulevard. Sidewalk Sale cancelled For the first time in many years, the Larchmont […]

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Development in the Mile is really high — sky high!

Development in the Mile is really high — sky high!

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The sky’s, well, the limit for four mixed-use projects in various stages of development in the Miracle Mile area. The tallest among them is the Mirabel Residences, 5411 Wilshire Blvd., which will stand a formidable 42 stories. “It’s tall,” admits the developer and owner of the property, Walter Marks III. But, he adds, the 348-unit apartment building with 39 affordable units will be innovative. And, he hopes, […]

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