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Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

Dream catcher, veteran TV writer has some tips for the Chronicle

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Television and film writer John Donley visited the Larchmont Chronicle office recently to pitch an idea: “I love this community, but there are many people here you don’t know who they are… each month you should profile someone in the neighborhood in which we’d get to know that person…” It was with Rabbi William Cutter […]

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New leadership at Wilshire Division police station

New leadership at Wilshire Division police station

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s a new commanding officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Wilshire Division station. Capt. Timothy Nordquist — who succeeded Capt. Anthony Oddo in May — brings with him nearly three decades of experience in public service. Last month, Nordquist invited the Chronicle to the Wilshire station to chat about crime in the community. […]

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Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

Japan honors Dr. Takei for promoting modern dentistry

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr. Henry Takei was honored last month at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan for bringing cutting-edge periodontic dentistry to Japan. The Hancock Park resident was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for also promoting academic exchange between Japan and the U.S. Many of Takei’s UCLA […]

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Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

Magic, mystery and Yale in Bardugo’s new book, TV series

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the heels of the release of Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, “Ninth House,” Amazon Studios announced that it plans to develop the book as a TV series. Bardugo grew up in Windsor Square and attended Marlborough School. Her publisher, Flatiron Books (part of MacMillan), released the book last month. Set in an alternate reality […]

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Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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High Holy Days are a time for  family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

High Holy Days are a time for family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Larchmont Chronicle is distributed on Oct. 3, it will be in the week between Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 this year — and Yom Kippur, Oct. 8 to 9. “These are the two most holy days of the Judaic calendar,” says Jessica Edelstein, an art psychotherapist on Larchmont Boulevard, who observes her faith with […]

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