Tag: Tom LaBonge

Larchmontians getting out and about even more — on both coasts

Larchmontians getting out and about even more — on both coasts

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

As COVID-19 fades into history (we hope), there is further evidence of local denizens starting to get “out and about.” After a couple of years of lackluster Easter plans, due to the global pandemic, two local families got the chance to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. last month. The Tracy-Paley […]

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Armed with a bulletproof vest, walkie-talkie — to save Larchmont

Armed with a bulletproof vest, walkie-talkie — to save Larchmont

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

In about 1988, when I began to date my future, now ex-wife, I’d been in Los Angeles for over seven years. When I asked her where she lived, she said, “Larchmont, Windsor Square, near Hancock Park?” I nodded my head and said, “Okay.” She could see the blank expression on my face. “East of La […]

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Mr. Los Angeles’ life celebrated at memorial at his beloved park

Mr. Los Angeles’ life celebrated at memorial at his beloved park

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The life and legacy of the late Tom LaBonge was celebrated October 18 at Travel Town in Griffith Park. It was a real party (including an Elvis impersonator, of course), and it was one the former Councilman would have loved. LaBonge, who died unexpectedly on January 7, would have turned 68 two weeks before the […]

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Reservoir renamed in honor of Mr. Los Angeles

Reservoir renamed in honor of Mr. Los Angeles

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

“He worked with the LADWP, always advocating on behalf of our residents’ needs …” Mr. Los Angeles, as the late 4th District Councilmember was called, was honored at the recent dedication of the Tom LaBonge Headworks Water Complex. “This may be the single best place in Los Angeles to cherish his legacy, and I can’t […]

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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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