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Nithya Raman wins City Council seat for CD4

Nithya Raman wins City Council seat for CD4

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

 Taking nearly 53 percent of the vote, political newcomer Nithya Raman last month won a runoff election for the Fourth Council District seat against David Ryu, who became the first City Council incumbent in 17 years to be ousted by a challenger.  “I congratulate my opponent on her victory,” Ryu said in a statement following […]

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It’s been an honor to serve; see you on the Boulevard

It’s been an honor to serve; see you on the Boulevard

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Of all the columns I have sent to this paper over the years, this one is by far the most difficult to write — because this one will be my last as your Councilmember. It has been an honor to work with the neighborhoods of Windsor Square, Hancock Park, and Greater Wilshire, as well as […]

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David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

| October 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

In last month’s edition, this paper went on record supporting the election of City Councilmember David Ryu to serve a second term. While Ryu has been reported upon in this paper for his work on an array of issues including homelessness, affordable housing, crime, etc., I decided to do a survey of his record on […]

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Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tension between tenants of Larchmont’s historic Lipson Building and its new owner Christina Development came to a head after a block of parking spaces facing the property was reserved in October for construction. “COVID has made our lives difficult enough without losing parking spots as well as visibility,” said Edie Frère, owner of Landis Gifts […]

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Contested local seats on Nov. 3 ballot

Contested local seats on Nov. 3 ballot

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Fourth District City Councilmember David Ryu is facing a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. The district includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas. See the map of local political districts on page 8. Other local candidates in highly contested elections on the Nov. 3 ballot are Holly Mitchell, who […]

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Larchmont stores struggle, seek help from community

Larchmont stores struggle, seek help from community

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

As pandemic-related pain continues for many small businesses, several beloved shops on Larchmont Boulevard have reached out to the community to share their struggles. Here’s what Chevalier’s Books, Village Pizzeria and YogaWorks are saying. Chevalier’s Books Supporters of Chevalier’s Books, the oldest independent bookstore in Los Angeles, received an Oct. 5 email asking for their […]

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