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The Ellen Show Makes Surprise Visit to St Brendan School

The Ellen Show Makes Surprise Visit to St Brendan School

Students at St. Brendan School had quite a surprise on Friday morning when a couple of impish voices came on over the loudspeaker, requesting their presence for a “Royal Adventure” in the Parish Hall. The pint-sized starlets Sophia Grace and Rosie, who have garnered quite a following from performances on the Ellen De Generes Show, […]

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Burger Lounge Coming to Larchmont Blvd.

Burger Lounge Coming to Larchmont Blvd.

Burger Lounge, the “original grass-fed burger” will be moving into the 217 N Larchmont location where Hamburger Hamlet, and prior to that the Avocado Grill, made attempts at bringing ‘up-scale’ fast food to Larchmont Boulevard. Let’s hope  the Burger Lounge reinvents the cold, noisy and less-than-charming space and turns it into a more palatable location […]

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Avoid Third Street: Resurfacing Rossmore East to Irving

Avoid Third Street: Resurfacing Rossmore East to Irving

Third Street  between Rossmore and Irving is scheduled for resurfacing in April, and the Bureau of Street Services began scraping the southernmost lane on Thursday, creating a slowing of traffic and clouds of dust in the air as autos bumped along the rugged surface. According to the Bureau of Street Services (BSS), the City began […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Vintage Photo Shoot: Windsor Square Home in Classic Jackson Browne Album Cover

Vintage Photo Shoot: Windsor Square Home in Classic Jackson Browne Album Cover

Years ago I was a driver in a carpool that included a pick-up/drop-off at a home on Lucerne, just north of 3rd Street. One of the highlights of this leg of the journey was the fact that the house that was the backdrop in the iconic Jackson Brown album cover ‘Late for the Sky’ was […]

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CicLAvia Quietly Hums Up & Down Wilshire Blvd Sunday

CicLAvia Quietly Hums Up & Down Wilshire Blvd Sunday

The crowds pedalled hard and the sun shone bright as tens of thousands of Angelenos took to Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday to bicycle on a traffic-free route between Fairfax Ave and Grand Ave downtown. The six mile straight-shot with built-in median much of the way made it a wide, easy route separating the east and […]

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Touring La Brea Bakery Where Each Loaf is Still Hand Made

Touring La Brea Bakery Where Each Loaf is Still Hand Made

La Brea Bakery bread – those long baguettes and round loaves with hearty crusts – seem to be so ubiquitous these days one almost takes them for granted. Whether it’s the sourdough loaves in the basket at Ralphs, or the distinct dinner rolls served at a favorite restaurant, La Brea Bakery would appear to be a […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Local BioSCAN Traps Find New Species: the Scuttle Fly

Local BioSCAN Traps Find New Species: the Scuttle Fly

Two Mid-Wilshire families have agreed to devote the next three years catching bugs for the good of science. Participating in the research initiative called “Biodiversity Science:  City and Nature” (“BioSCAN”) are residents Patricia Lombard (in Fremont Place), and parents K.T. and Eric and son Brendan (Larchmont adjacent), who have opened up their yards to having […]

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Ramsay Will Leave Current CD4 Role to Focus on Campaign for City Council Full-Time

Ramsay Will Leave Current CD4 Role to Focus on Campaign for City Council Full-Time

Carolyn Ramsay announced on Thursday that she is stepping down as Chief of Staff for L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge at the end of the month to campaign full-time to succeed him. Carolyn has worked for Councilmember LaBonge for more than a decade. Her community activism caught his attention when he was first running for […]

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Famous Street Artist Meets Pilgrim School Students

Famous Street Artist Meets Pilgrim School Students

In March, Pilgrim School’s 7th and 8th graders spent never-to-be-forgotten class time with renowned artist Robbie Conal.  Conal kicked off the final trimester of Pilgrim’s year-long Visiting Writers and Artists program with “Los Angeles Street Artists.” Robbie is known for his acerbic political posters, which his “volunteer guerilla postering army” distributes on LA’s streets overnight.  For years Angelenos […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ebell Club

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ebell Club

Where better to celebrate the quintessential women’s holiday then at the quintessential women’s club of California? Mother’s Day at the Ebell Club. For the first time in many years, The Ebell Club will be celebrating Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch.  No crowds, no lines.  Just a  beautiful buffet brunch prepared by Executive Chef Louis […]

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Diane Keaton Speaking at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Diane Keaton Speaking at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Diane Keaton will be speaking on beauty and her new book in a Vroman’s Bookstore event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Friday April 25, 2014. In her newest book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Diane Keaton presents a humorous account of her life spent working in a world obsessed with beauty.  Keaton encourages readers to […]

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Griffith Observatory Open Tonight for Total Lunar Eclipse

Griffith Observatory Open Tonight for Total Lunar Eclipse

There’s a total lunar eclipse tonight…and for once we happen to be in one of the best places on earth to take in this rarity. Scientists refer to the moon in this type of full eclipse as a Blood Moon, since the moon should turn a beautiful reddish, brown starting around 11p Monday night. There […]

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Memorial Library Spring Fling Saturday

Memorial Library Spring Fling Saturday

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Memorial Library is having their Spring Fling on Saturday, April 12th 11 am – 4 pm to include: Candy egg hunt Plant exchange Flower pot painting Live professional storytelling by Karen Golden Used book sale     Spring Fling Saturday, April 12, 2014 11 am – 4 pm Memorial Branch Los Angeles Public Library […]

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Author Douglas Woods to Sign Latest Book at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Douglas Woods to Sign Latest Book at Chevalier’s Bookstore

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local author Douglas Woods has a new book out, “DREAMING SMALL: Intimate Interiors” that he’ll be signing at Chevalier’s Bookstore this Sunday,  April 13, 2-4 pm. The book is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism and beauty with practicality and livability. From Arts and Crafts bungalows […]

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Behind the Scenes of Larchmont Village:  The Larchmont Village BID

Behind the Scenes of Larchmont Village: The Larchmont Village BID

| April 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

This is the second in a series of quarterly updates from The Larchmont Village BID. Part One was published in January, 2014. Here, we’ll elaborate on the BID’s work to maintain our Village and its unique charm and sense of community.  The Larchmont Village Business Improvement District (LVBID) has done some spring cleaning.  We’ve hung brightly […]

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Shooting Inside LAPD Wilshire Station While Neighborhood Council Meets

Shooting Inside LAPD Wilshire Station While Neighborhood Council Meets

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One LAPD Officer was injured and many local residents attending an Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC) meeting ducked for cover as a lone gunman entered the LAPD Wilshire Station at 8:30 pm this evening and opened fire. The injured officer was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A seven year LAPD veteran, he was not identified […]

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New Shop “Simply Vintageous” Comes to Larchmont Blvd.

New Shop “Simply Vintageous” Comes to Larchmont Blvd.

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beth LaMure opened her vintage clothing store “Simply Vintageous” on Wednesday last week and by the time we stopped in on Friday afternoon the place was abuzz with shoppers buying from the unique, one-of-a-kind clothing collection LaMure has owned for over a dozen years. “Business has been going gangbusters!” the ebullient LaMure shared with the […]

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Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Work Continues; Community Briefings Scheduled

Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Work Continues; Community Briefings Scheduled

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Representatives from Metro issued an updated construction notice for continuing work to the curb lane on the westbound side of Wilshire Boulevard, between Rossmore Avenue and June Street. Of special note, the intersection of Wilshire and Hudson will be under construction on Tuesday, April 8th and Wednesday the 9th, starting at 9am each morning. When […]

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Lost Music Program Showing Signs of Life at Wilshire Crest Elementary School

Lost Music Program Showing Signs of Life at Wilshire Crest Elementary School

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wilshire Crest Elementary School was one of 20 schools in the LAUSD that lost their arts teachers over the winter break. For Wilshire Crest, the impact was immediately felt in the music program where the school’s music teacher was a part of the district cuts. The cuts were due to a drop in enrollment at each […]

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Larchmont Village Girl Scouts: Camping & Cookbooks

Larchmont Village Girl Scouts: Camping & Cookbooks

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you were wondering why these Girl Scouts have such delighted looks on their faces, it may be because they just set up four new  tents  in Robert Burns Park in preparation for future scout camping trips. The tents were purchased with funds they earned themselves. Or it could be they are remembering their time […]

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