This year, the Larchmont Village BID has organized merchants between 1st Street and Beverly Boulevard to be more creative than usual by challenging them to go all out decorating their storefronts this year. To help motivate the businesses along this section of Larchmont Boulevard, the Larchmont Village BID will put some money behind the challenge…organizing the first Holiday Lighting and Storefront Decorating Contest.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place tonight (Sunday). The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has closed Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea to Gower Avenues, as well as many side streets, starting on Saturday, November 30. These closures will continue through the end of the parade on the night of Sunday, December 1.
Anyone driving in Hancock Park Tuesday morning may have encountered heavy traffic on the arterial streets of 3rd, Wilshire and Rossmore as President Obama dropped into Hancock Park for a fundraiser at the home of “Friends” creator Marta Kaufman. Obama left the Hancock Park residence shortly after 10 am and his motorcade drove south on [...]
A trio of rotting zombies shuffle down a darkened LA street, break into parked cars and make off with the goods left inside. Just another night on Los Angeles streets where some 400 cars are burglarized every week. According to the LAPD, there were more than 21,000 auto break-ins so far this year and many [...]
The LA Times Home Section features a Brookside backyard make-over that is sure to get your creative juices going.
The wall of the former Valero on La Brea – with Banksy’s ‘Flower Girl’ and all – will be on auction at Julien’s inaugural Street Art Auction next week and is expected to bring more than $150,000. Viewings begin on Monday. The auction is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 at 6pm.
A few years ago, Hancock Park neighbor Bebe Flynn had an eye-opening experience at Meals on Wheels.Her plan to think globally and act locally has created a business that provides key resources that help feed the elderly…and their pets.
The new guys behind the old haunt – Jordan Delp (l) will be the new General Manager at Tom Bergin’s. Derek Schreck (r) is the owner/proprietor. The new blood at Tom Bergin’s Tavern on Fairfax may be young and cool, but they treasure the history and tradition of the Irish pub just like a couple [...]
On Friday, December 6, St. Brendan School will be holding their annual Christmas Boutique. This local favorite has become a holiday tradition with more than 30 vendors – including local artisans and local businesses – sharing their wares for the holiday season. This one stop shopping experience is one of the school’s most important fundraisers.
‘Tis the season! Drop by the beautiful Ebell Club on Wilshire Boulevard today between 2-3 pm to get the season started with a concert of holiday songs, everything from Deck the Halls to Mendelssohn, and ending with a sing-a-long. Ebell Chorale Holiday Concert Wilshire Ebell Club 741 S Lucerne Bl 2-3 pm, Free [...]
Larchmont Boulevard merchants and restaurants will be participating in Small Business Saturday for the second year in a row. Small Business Saturday is a program that American Express has championed in support of local businesses – the heartbeat of our communities.
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Happy Chanukah! Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax always has some nice seasonal activities for families with young children. On Sunday, December 1 – head over to the north patio and discover an afternoon of arts and crafts. Plus, a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 5pm.
Press day at the LA Auto Show is unlike any other event. I have been attending the LA Auto Show for many years on both public days and press days. Public days are busy and chaotic. Consumers substitute multiple trips to dealerships by attending the auto show. Trying out every car they can get in [...]
We need all the advice we can get when it comes to protecting our property from theft. The LAPD shares tips that we all should be aware of. Take a few minutes to read them through…
Next week, President Obama is travelling west for a slate of political fundraisers in support of Congressional Democrats. The trip includes a 2-day stop in Los Angeles with fundraisers all over town – including a Tuesday morning gathering at the Hancock Park home of “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman and her husband Michael Skloff.
The Wall Street Journal features a story in their Real Estate section about how long distance swimmer Diana Nyad became a home owner in Wilshire Park. The story is a great one…truly a tale that speaks to fate and the importance of being in the right place at the right time.
Susan Feniger’s Street cafe on Highland is shuttered, its potpourri of international tastes on small plates no longer there for the Hancock Park crowd. Feniger’s recent interview with LA Weekly illuminates her thoughts on why Street wasn’t right for the neighborhood: “Street is still a passion, and we do very well with the catering part [...]