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‘Taste of Larchmont’ to return; HopeNet event is Sept. 19

‘Taste of Larchmont’ to return; HopeNet event is Sept. 19

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Taste of Larchmont is planning to return to the Boulevard Mon., Sept. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. The delicious community event — with 15 participating eateries — benefits HopeNet, a locally started nonprofit organization that benefits people in our community facing food insecurity Steve Tator, an […]

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Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

“It’s paradise here,” states Pio Franco Iervolino, formerly known by his street name, Giorgio, to describe his new home in a senior care facility. Having visited him there several times, I wouldn’t describe it as such, but after 11 weeks elsewhere, including five days in a mental health hospital, the senior facility is an improvement. […]

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Chronicle wins state, local awards

Chronicle wins state, local awards

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Chronicle staff writer Helene Seifer and this newspaper have won state and local awards for the first (2021) portion of her series that began in Feb. 2021 with “Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion (‘Giorgio’).” The series came in second place in the public service journalism category for print in the 2021 California News […]

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More stores greet patrons on Boulevard

More stores greet patrons on Boulevard

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Paul C. Witt’s contemporary clothing store for men, Wittmore, recently opened, making it the latest new shop to come to the Boulevard. Located at 137 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd., Wittmore invites shoppers to peruse more than men’s clothes. The store also offers gifts and beauty products carefully curated with an eye toward providing a global […]

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Unexpected phone call  reveals much about Giorgio

Unexpected phone call reveals much about Giorgio

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

My cell phone rang. “Hello, Helene? It’s Franco Giorgio!” I was amazed and delighted that Giorgio decided to get in touch. After two months in Los Angeles County care, I think he needed to feel a connection with someone from his Larchmont Boulevard days, even if his name had changed. When asked about the different […]

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Holocaust Museum receives $5 million and community support

Holocaust Museum receives $5 million and community support

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Holocaust Museum LA has received a $5 million grant from The Smidt Foundation that will help to further the Museum’s expansion project that will double its size to 50,000 square feet. Holocaust Museum LA is not the only institution in the area that the Smidts have supported. In 2016, Susan and Eric Smidt donated $25 […]

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