Tag: Tom LaBonge

Joane Pickett was more than  a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

Joane Pickett was more than a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

To say that closing her beloved Larchmont Boulevard store of 27 years, Pickett Fences, was completely traumatizing, would be the understatement of the year. But that is what happened, and this is where we are. The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on many Larchmont businesses, both restaurant and retail, and as the pandemic wears […]

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Los Angeles’ ‘cheerleader,’ Tom LaBonge, 67

Los Angeles’ ‘cheerleader,’ Tom LaBonge, 67

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Former City Councilman Tom LaBonge brought his love of Los Angeles and enthusiasm everywhere he went, from his regular hikes in Griffith Park, to dining at Pink’s Hot Dog stand and to city streets, where he would help city crews pick up trash. He lit up the Larchmont Chronicle offices when he walked in with […]

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Insider Jane Gilman makes rounds for book ‘Inside Hancock Park’

Insider Jane Gilman makes rounds for book ‘Inside Hancock Park’

| December 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

Buy an autographed copy of “Inside Hancock Park” by Jane Gilman and hear her speak on the history of the neighborhood at a Zoom talk through the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Wed., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for a copy of the autographed book and the presentation, or pay $10 for […]

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Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Children running down Larchmont Boulevard, lathered in bubbles from a nearby foam pit, could only mean the Larchmont Family Fair. On Oct. 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m., the Boulevard hosted its 52nd annual celebration. The fair has become increasingly elaborate since its founding. This year, a pie-baking contest was added to an already impressive […]

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Parks Foundation to begin second decade with Ramsay at reins

Parks Foundation to begin second decade with Ramsay at reins

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a career in journalism, environmental advocacy and public service, Carolyn Ramsay has found her niche as executive director of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Her office amidst the oak trees in Griffith Park is a perfect setting for the Windsor Square resident, who has strived to bring greenery to her neighborhood and adopted city […]

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Lucy Casado influenced musicians, politicians and neighbors

Lucy Casado influenced musicians, politicians and neighbors

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Locals, celebrities, musicians and politicians went for more than the able-bodied Margaritas and homemade Mexican food served at Lucy’s El Adobe Café, whose namesake Lucy Casado died last month at the age of 91. Lucy and her husband Frank opened the restaurant in the early 1960s across from Paramount Studios on Melrose Ave., and it […]

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