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Larchmont Bungalow Owner Pleads No Contest in Criminal Case

Larchmont Bungalow Owner Pleads No Contest in Criminal Case

Friday morning,  Albert Mizrahi, owner of the Larchmont Bungalow restaurant at 107 N. Larchmont, appeared before Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Harris and pleaded no contest to three criminal counts filed against him by the City of Los Angeles in 2010. In a deal with the City, which had charged Mizrahi and Larchmont Village Partners, Inc. […]

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Department of Public Works will Inspect Trees

Department of Public Works will Inspect Trees

Sadly, our stately street trees are under assault. The serious drought conditions have weakened trees, making them more susceptible to disease…while recent rain and wind storms have caused a number of them to fall. The loss of a California Sycamore on the 500 Block of North Cahuenga this week also underscored how challenging it can […]

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Pickett Fences to Move Across the Street

Pickett Fences to Move Across the Street

After fifteen years at 214 N Larchmont, Pickett Fences is moving across the street to 219 N Larchmont, formerly Alternative Apparel. This will be the store’s third move on Larchmont; it started out at 111 N. Larchmont in 1994. Owner Joane Hennenberger Pickett gave us a  sneak peak yesterday of her new, larger space where […]

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Magical Stone Cottage 840 Country Club Drive In Burbank Hills

Magical Stone Cottage 840 Country Club Drive In Burbank Hills

Sponsored Post 840 Country Club Drive, Burbank Hills, CA 91501 *Open Sunday, February 7 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. This magical stone cottage in Sunset Canyon in the Burbank Hills, built for Hollywood celebrities as a rustic get-away from the city, is now on the market for $999,000 and open Super Bowl Sunday from […]

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Hancock Park NGA Annual Red Ball February 27

Hancock Park NGA Annual Red Ball February 27

The Hancock Park Needlework Guild of America is holding its annual gala, The Red Ball, on February 27 at Busby’s on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile. NGA President Mary Jaworski and benefit co-chairs Melanie Boettcher, Kiel FitzGerald and Oona Kanner are expecting about 200 guests from the neighborhood. “Thanks to our host venue, Busby’s, we are expecting […]

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Your Favorite Local Comfort Foods (Soup FTW!)

Your Favorite Local Comfort Foods (Soup FTW!)

It’s sunny today, but last weekend’s storms and this week’s cool temperatures have reminded us that it is still our version of winter here in SoCal.  Then the first tingle of a sore throat reminded us that it’s also still cold and flu season.  And then both of those together – winter sick days – […]

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World Premiere of AMERYKA Opens Tomorrow Night – Presented by Critical Mass Performance Group

World Premiere of AMERYKA Opens Tomorrow Night – Presented by Critical Mass Performance Group

Nancy Keystone is smack dab in the middle of tech for what can only be described as an epic theatrical journey. The founding Artistic Director of Critical Mass Performance Group is the writer, director, and scenic designer of the company’s new play, AMERYKA, previewing tonight and opening tomorrow night for a month-long run at the Shakespeare […]

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Julia Johnson’s Debut Novel “Be Frank with Me” on Sale at Chevalier’s

Julia Johnson’s Debut Novel “Be Frank with Me” on Sale at Chevalier’s

Hancock Park resident Julia Claiborne Johnson’s book, “Be Frank with Me,“ is available for sale today at Chevalier’s books. Johnson’s debut novel is generating lots of impressive buzz in the literary community  – Amazon today named it one of its Best Books of the Month and calls Johnson “a sparkling talent.” Critics say the book is witty and clever…and […]

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Chevalier’s Books is “All Lit Up” for Night of the Amazing Aimee/Amys

Chevalier’s Books is “All Lit Up” for Night of the Amazing Aimee/Amys

Sponsored Post    It’s time for another installment of Chevalier’s Books‘ monthly Literary Series, recently christened “All Lit Up.” This month Chevalier’s has a fantastic lineup of writers for you, and all of them happen to be named Aimee/Amy. Join Chevalier’s on Thursday, February 4th, at 7:00 p.m., to hear the artistic stylings of Aimee Bender, Amy Gerstler, […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for February 6-7, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for February 6-7, 2016

This is Super Bowl weekend, so as you may expect, most of the weekend’s non-game-related events are jammed into Saturday, so as not to conflict with the BIG event on Sunday.  And that means that Saturday is “super” full of things to do this week. The day starts out with some very convenient local bargain-hunting […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for January 29-31, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for January 29-31, 2016

Our list this weekend may seem short, but some of the happenings on it are multi-day and multi-venue opportunities, so you can definitely fill your days and nights. No need to wait for Saturday this week…you can dive right in to the weekend today, Friday, January 29, with a huge estate sale at 617 N. […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for January 23-24, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for January 23-24, 2016

.  It seems that in January, everyone’s thoughts turn to fitness… or our cooler weather just makes it a good time to run. There are three big runs available this weekend, along with the usual mix of family, music, art and other happenings. First up, today, Saturday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m., the John C. […]

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Diseased Tree Falls on 500 Block of Cahuenga

Diseased Tree Falls on 500 Block of Cahuenga

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A diseased sycamore tree fell last night, damaging a house on the 500 block of N. Cahuenga Blvd. The owners of the home told NBC News they thought the tree was dying, and asked the city to remove it in 2014. According to NBC:  ”It was tilting more and more,” said resident Bob Ingram. “It […]

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Neighborhood Integrity Initiative Loses Support of Homeboy Founder Father Greg Boyle

Neighborhood Integrity Initiative Loses Support of Homeboy Founder Father Greg Boyle

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Times reported today that Father Greg Boyle, founder of nonprofit Homeboy Industries has retracted his support for the proposed ballot measure, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.  According to the Times, Boyle “retracted his support Monday for a proposed ballot measure targeting overdevelopment, saying it won’t help Los Angeles create housing for the working […]

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If the Shoe Fits…Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

If the Shoe Fits…Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fitness starts with your feet. The energy from the earth as your feet hit the ground gets transferred into your body and travels through a kinetic chain from the soles of your feet all the way up to the top of your skull. Knowing this, it makes sense to choose the right athletic shoe for […]

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Sunday Storm Downs Trees and Causes Power Outages

Sunday Storm Downs Trees and Causes Power Outages

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sunday’s rain storm brought reports of fallen trees and power outages throughout the city.  Locally, Buzz readers alerted us about a large cedar tree that had fallen across Second Street near Lorraine Avenue in Windsor Square.  We sent photos to Nikolas Mook, Mook Arbor Systems, who noticed the root system appeared to be small for a tree […]

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Baseline Mansionization Ordinance Revisions Move to Next Stage; CPC Hearing Rescheduled

Baseline Mansionization Ordinance Revisions Move to Next Stage; CPC Hearing Rescheduled

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

In its Neighborhood Conservation Newsletter last week, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning announced that a City Planning Commission hearing on a set of proposed revisions to the city’s Baseline Mansionization Ordinance has been rescheduled from March 10 to May 12, to provide more time for public comment and environmental analysis.  The BMO was […]

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Volunteers Count Homeless in Neighborhood

Volunteers Count Homeless in Neighborhood

| January 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dozens of volunteers fanned out across the greater Wilshire area Thursday night to count homeless people who are living on our nearby streets.  Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) dropped by the assembly site and thanked the volunteers for helping with count. Bloom said the LA County count is vital to understanding the issue and developing […]

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Sneak Peek at 4661 Wilshire Blvd

Sneak Peek at 4661 Wilshire Blvd

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most local residents remember the long-vacant space at 4661 Wilshire Blvd. as a seasonal Christmas tree lot. But for the last few years, we’ve been watching it transform into a new apartment building.  Now that the transformation is almost complete, we’ve been very curious to see what it looks like inside.  We buzzed over on […]

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Ellary Eddy Looks at Life Over 50 in Realize Magazine

Ellary Eddy Looks at Life Over 50 in Realize Magazine

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ellary Eddy is not quietly sailing into the sunset of old(er) age. She’s grabbing the tiller and steering the “over 50″ crowd into celebrating their wit and wisdom through an online lifestyle publication Realize Magazine. “My goal with Realize is to encourage our generation to re-identify, to re-connect with the sass, the energy and the […]

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