Larchmont News - The Buzz

Metro Remix at Wilshire and La Brea

Metro Remix at Wilshire and La Brea

Residents of the Miracle Mile that park or board transit at Wilshire and La Brea have some new transit and parking options to consider now that bus stops are being relocated due to on-going construction activities in this area. The alternative transit plan has been set and the parking plan is currently in the works. […]

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Could the Ellis Act be the End of Affordable Housing?

Could the Ellis Act be the End of Affordable Housing?

  This is Part 2 of a series about the Ellis Act. See the introduction and overview in Part 1: “Eviction by the Ellis Act – Old Buildings into New Developments?”  Bumper to bumper traffic and hard to find parking are quickly being trumped as daily concerns by looming, affordable housing shortages in Los Angeles. […]

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Groundwork Opens on Larchmont

Groundwork Opens on Larchmont

Buzz staff stopped by Groundwork, the newest specialty coffee spot on Larchmont this morning at 139 1/2 N Larchmont to check out the urban/industrial renovation of the space and taste some coffee. They had just opened yesterday around 12:30 p.m. so we got in the door, just 24 hours after they opened! We ordered an […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Inventive Drought Tolerant Parkways

Inventive Drought Tolerant Parkways

Deep into a drought and faced with tough water restriction rules, more and more green lawns are turning brown or into something all together different as homeowners struggle with how to conserve water.  The private lawn has always been the purview of the homeowner but the parkway is different.  This small sliver of space between […]

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LAPD Wilshire & Olympic Crime Wrap-Up

LAPD Wilshire & Olympic Crime Wrap-Up

LAPD Wilshire Division reported there has been a rash of purse snatchings in the area of late. Purses which were easily within arms reach or slung over a back of a chair at a restaurant were stolen by quick-acting thieves in five incidents within one week. Recent crimes reported in the Wilshire Division: 7-22-15: 100 […]

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Tracking LA’s Urban Coyotes: They’re Not Just Passing Through

Tracking LA’s Urban Coyotes: They’re Not Just Passing Through

The National Park Service is tracking two urban coyotes and have found they aren’t just passing through – they’ve adapted to life in the heart of Los Angeles, negotiating highways and street traffic and utilizing their urban environments to survive and even raise pups. The two coyotes, named C-144 and C-145,  have been outfitted with […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Larchmont Buzz Sold: Lombard and Fuller to Head up the Hive

Larchmont Buzz Sold: Lombard and Fuller to Head up the Hive

The Larchmont Buzz is pleased to announce that Patricia Lombard and Elizabeth Fuller are the new owners of the hyper-local daily news website that serves the greater Hancock Park, Wilshire and Larchmont areas of Los Angeles. Buzz Founders Julie Grist and Mary Hawley founded the online paper in late 2011 with the goal of connecting […]

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Wilshire Warriors Win Sectionals

Wilshire Warriors Win Sectionals

The Wilshire Warriors 10u are making a name for themselves. The team of boys ages ten and under advanced farther than ever before in the All Star Tournament reported Heather Boylston, mom of Henry Beck Boylston  - Warrior short stop and pitcher, and volunteer League Co-Commissioner. This year the team, coached by Brandeaux Tourville and […]

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Punk Me Tender Makes Art on Larchmont

Punk Me Tender Makes Art on Larchmont

Graffiti artist Punk Me Tender visited Larchmont Blvd on Monday night and left behind a work of street art. Located next door to Vernetti Restaurant, the street art installation is painted on the wall of the long vacant former real estate office at 227 North Larchmont. The work attracted a great deal of attention as […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Steve McQueen with Kanye West Premieres Saturday @ LACMA

Steve McQueen with Kanye West Premieres Saturday @ LACMA

Time-based media (TBM) a prevalent and very popular form of contemporary art dependent on movement and duration as a dimension, is in the spotlight this weekend at LACMA with two fantastic installations that last 9 minutes and 24 hours respectively. “All Day/I Feel Like That”, a video collaboration from Kanye West and Steve McQueen, the video […]

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TARFEST 2015 Kicks Off on Friday with a Party!

TARFEST 2015 Kicks Off on Friday with a Party!

The popular summer tradition TARFEST, the premiere arts and culture event in Los Angeles and the Miracle Mile District produced by LAUNCH LA, returns to the beautiful La Brea Tar Pits in the Miracle Mile this September 26. In order to keep TARFEST free, LAUNCH LA will host a fundraising event on Friday, July 24th, […]

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Wilshire Blvd Tree Removal: Hearing on Wed, July 22

Wilshire Blvd Tree Removal: Hearing on Wed, July 22

The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Committee has set a date to hear public comments on the plan to remove trees along Wilshire Blvd sidewalks and median from Hobart to Fairfax avenue. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall (200 N. Spring Street) in the […]

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Two Victorian Cottages Saved and Relocated in University Park

Two Victorian Cottages Saved and Relocated in University Park

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

After almost 13 years, the fate of two long empty Victorian cottages was secured. Both were carefully moved from their location at 3018 and 3024 Royal Street in University Park to a new home a few blocks away at 2350 Portland Street, the culmination of a decades long effort to save the two homes from […]

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Sunday July 26 Open Houses

Sunday July 26 Open Houses

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love looking at houses? Ok, maybe there are some who’d rather do just about anything else! But if you’re a lookie loo or a serious home shopper, here’s the list of this Sunday’s Open Houses for the Hancock Park/Larchmont Village area and a bit beyond courtesy of Ginger Lincoln at Coldwell Banker.  New listings are in […]

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Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax: Pizza Joint with Panache

Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax: Pizza Joint with Panache

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

These guys just keep on cooking. Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the team behind Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec and Petit Trois, all very well-respected restaurants not far from Hancock Park, opened a pizza joint in April on Fairfax: aptly named Jon & Vinny’s at 412 N. Fairfax Ave. Jon & Vinny’s recently won attention from food critic […]

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Metro Gets Permit To Remove 82 Wilshire Blvd Trees

Metro Gets Permit To Remove 82 Wilshire Blvd Trees

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  The Board of Public Works agreed Wednesday to allow  Metro to remove 82 Wilshire Blvd trees to make way for subway construction. The trees were targeted last May with posted notices on each tree after Metro had proposed removing 101 trees in 2014. That number was reduced to 82 after community activists from the […]

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Fire on Rossmore Ave early Wednesday Morning

Fire on Rossmore Ave early Wednesday Morning

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A fire broke out in a second-floor apartment on the 500 block of North Rossmore Ave. early Wednesday morning, causing congestion on the busy arterial street in Hancock Park, and concern from neighbors. Fortunately the female resident of the apartment was not harmed, though her dog died in the blaze. The Los Angeles Fire Department […]

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CIM Group Revises Plans for Farmers Insurance Parcel Wilshire Blvd.

CIM Group Revises Plans for Farmers Insurance Parcel Wilshire Blvd.

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

  This story was updated Wednesday correcting the name Clyde Wood. On July 8 at an open meeting of neighbors in conjunction with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s monthly board meeting,  CIM Group presented a smaller, less dense development to be built on two of the four Farmers Insurance parcels they acquired at 4622-4680 Wilshire […]

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Coyote Sightings in Wilshire and Larchmont Areas Continue

Coyote Sightings in Wilshire and Larchmont Areas Continue

| July 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Many residents in the Wilshire and Larchmont areas are reporting seeing coyotes in full daylight on city streets and in residential yards. Sightings appear to be on the uptick currently, with the animal(s) described as very healthy and not emmaciated, large, and bold. There have been reports of a coyote attacking a small dog in […]

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Sunday Open Houses

Sunday Open Houses

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you looking for a new home or do you just like to house hunt on Sundays? Whatever your pleasure,here are the Open Houses for Sunday, July 19th courtesy of Ginger Lincoln in Coldwell Banker’s Larchmont office. A Grand Dame in need of some TLC: 366 Hudson Avenue offered at $7,988,000 I have a newly painted Kitchen: […]

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