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LaBonge Schedules Meeting to Discuss Dangerous Rossmore Intersection

LaBonge Schedules Meeting to Discuss Dangerous Rossmore Intersection

If there’s one dangerous place that we hear about from our readers, it’s the section of Rossmore Avenue between Melrose Avenue and Rosewood Avenue. In particular, the intersection of Rossmore and Clinton is too often the scene of accidents and near misses for motorists and pedestrians alike. Councilmember Tom LaBonge is addressing the challenge to […]

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Canopy Near Completion on the Wilshire/Western Metro Station

Canopy Near Completion on the Wilshire/Western Metro Station

A new canopy that has been under construction at the Wilshire/Western Metro station for some five years now, looks like it’s almost completed, with most of the temporary fencing removed and the corner looking better than ever. The primary purpose of the steel and glass canopy is to protect both Metro riders and the escalators […]

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LAPD Looking for Larchmont Area Burglary Suspect

LAPD Looking for Larchmont Area Burglary Suspect

LAPD’s Olympic Division is looking for a residential burglary subject that entered two homes on the 500 blocks of North Windsor and North Plymouth last week and may still be operating in the area. See the photographs below. Call the Olympic Burglary Detectives at 213-382-9460 or report anonymously at the numbers below.

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Academy Museum Impact on Neighborhood

Academy Museum Impact on Neighborhood

The new Academy of Motion Pictures Museum slated for build-out in the former May Company Building on Wilshire at Fairfax has received its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and nearby neighbors are now sorting through the 7,000 page, nine-volume document to learn how the museum may affect quality of life in the Miracle Mile. Public […]

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LA Drought Team Now Patrolling the Streets

LA Drought Team Now Patrolling the Streets

You may see one of the bright blue DWP cars slowly patrolling your block – and hope they’re not stopping at your home! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Water Conservation Response Unit (WCRU) is stepping up enforcement of the water conservation ordinance with three additional staff members and specially marked vehicles on LA’s […]

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Homeboy Industries Rolls Out Food Trucks

Homeboy Industries Rolls Out Food Trucks

Homeboy Industries has launched a Homeboy Industries Food Truck as the tenth social enterprise business since the organization was founded by Father Greg Boyle in 1988. The truck will feature a variety of Homeboy’s food products including seven types of chilaquiles, five kinds of tacos, a variety of sandwiches, and pastry selections from Homeboy’s bakery […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Marjorie Fierstadt Heads up Ebell

Marjorie Fierstadt Heads up Ebell

Everyone seems to know about the Ebell Theatre – the beautiful Beaux-Arts theatre and women’s club that graces Wilshire at Lucerne Blvd. But not everyone knows what keeps it running – a corps of dedicated volunteers who man the nation’s oldest (1894!) women’s club west of the Mississippi. And this fall, it’s Marjorie Fierstadt who […]

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RIP Miriam Malabicky: Doing the Math and Magic for 34 Years

RIP Miriam Malabicky: Doing the Math and Magic for 34 Years

 The St. Brendan School (SBS) family mourned the loss of their beloved “Miss Malabicky” this week. The following is a reprint of an article by writer Julie Prendiville Roux about Miriam Malabicky that appeared in Summer 2014 issue of the St Brendan School Alumni Newsletter. “When I retired, I felt like Cinderella,” says Miriam Malabicky. “All […]

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The Vantage of Vintage: Simply Vintageous in Larchmont Village

The Vantage of Vintage: Simply Vintageous in Larchmont Village

The gown I’m holding up is exquisite, of shimmering, royal blue.  It comes with an embroidered gold belt, which puts me in mind of Scheherazade and One Thousand and One Nights or, at the very least, I Dream of Jeannie.  Behind me Beth LaMure, owner of Simply Vintageous in Larchmont Village, says:  “We have a […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

TARFEST: Free Music Festival at La Brea Tar Pits this Saturday

TARFEST: Free Music Festival at La Brea Tar Pits this Saturday

In its 12th year running – TARFEST 2014 - happens this Saturday in Hancock Park, serving up a line up of live music, art and food, all under the sun in Hancock Park.  Adjacent to the Page Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the day is billed as “Excavating Future Culture on the […]

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La Brea Bakery and ABC Family Team up to Benefit No Kid Hungry

La Brea Bakery and ABC Family Team up to Benefit No Kid Hungry

An evening of celebrity sightings, live music, giveaways, appetizers and wine is planned for this Thursday, September 18th  at the La Brea Bakery. The event will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign to fight childhood hunger. Stars of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” Marlee Matlin, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano will be […]

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Reception for New GWNC Area Neighborhood Prosecutor

Reception for New GWNC Area Neighborhood Prosecutor

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Neighborhood Prosecutor Program focuses on fighting the most corrosive crimes for communities: drug sales, prostitution, illegal dumping, graffiti, and street racing. Operating under the “broken windows” theory, Neighborhood Prosecutors aim to identify, prioritize, and address these criminal problems before they grow into more serious offenses that can lead to urban decay […]

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Actor David Arquette Buys Historic Windsor Square Home

Actor David Arquette Buys Historic Windsor Square Home

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The David Arquette Family have purchased a historic home in Windsor Square according to Variety. Listed as #756 on the list of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, the home was built for Henry W. O’Melveny on Wilshire Boulevard in 1908. It was moved to Windsor Square in 1930. According to Variety: Designed by renown architects at […]

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Road Work on Wilshire Blvd at Crenshaw and Fairfax

Road Work on Wilshire Blvd at Crenshaw and Fairfax

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Curb and bus lane work on the eastbound lane of Wilshire Boulevard near Crenshaw will begin today, Saturday September 13, and continue for a week. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the Metro contractor to remove and replace the concrete bus lane and curb. Bus stops will be relocated and traffic on Crenshaw […]

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GWNC Votes to Oppose Larchmont Bungalow Zoning Application; Honors MacEwen Cohen

GWNC Votes to Oppose Larchmont Bungalow Zoning Application; Honors MacEwen Cohen

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The GWNC voted to oppose Larchmont Bungalow zoning application at their meeting Wednesday evening. Last month the council voted to oppose an earlier application filed by the Bungalow that was later withdrawn and revised. This week the council learned the Bungalow had revised their application and obtained a new hearing date for Monday, September 22, […]

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Tonight: Premiere Episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” at DeSano Pizza Bakery

Tonight: Premiere Episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” at DeSano Pizza Bakery

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a “Hell’s Kitchen“ fan? To celebrate the premiere episode of the season tonight, (8pm), DeSano Pizza Bakery in East Hollywood will be preparing a special spicy pizza paired with a Peroni beer to accompany the wide-screen TV viewing of “Hell’s Kitchen”, also on the menu tonight. DeSano’s Managing Partner, Marino Monferrato has a recurring […]

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Salt & Straw Will Have Vintage Feel

Salt & Straw Will Have Vintage Feel

| September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

We were on the boulevard for the Sidewalk Sale on Friday last week, and passed by the new Salt & Straw ice cream shop just as the store’s designer was directing the hanging of a giant Sunbrella canvas atop the storefront. Designer Andee Hess of Osmose Design in Portland Oregon, home of Salt & Straw, […]

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Hancock Park & Larchmont Remembered by Jane Gilman

Hancock Park & Larchmont Remembered by Jane Gilman

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Chronicle was born in 1963 under the leadership of Jane Gilman, who has brought the monthly paper to the community for 51 years.      

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Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Annual Free Dinner

Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Annual Free Dinner

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

  If you reside within the boundaries of Olympic to Pico and La Brea to Normandie, then you won’t want to miss the free annual community get-together at Pips on La Brea this Thursday, Sept 11 sponsored by the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC.) This fourth annual event offers up a buffet-style Italian meal (food […]

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Quentin Tarantino Taking More Active Role at New Beverly Cinemas

Quentin Tarantino Taking More Active Role at New Beverly Cinemas

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will be changing things up at his New Beverly Cinema. Tarantino has owned the theater for the past 7 years, but been a fan/patron of the place for a lot longer. And when the theater re-opens in October after a period of renovations, the New Beverly Cinema will make a statement in […]

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