Larchmont News - The Buzz

New Owners Bringing Renewed Life to Chevalier’s Books

New Owners Bringing Renewed Life to Chevalier’s Books

Window shoppers along Larchmont Boulevard were delighted to see the recent signage posted at 126 N Larchmont announcing Chevalier’s Books is “turning the page to a new chapter.” It’s good news for LA’s oldest independent bookstore: two book-loving and long-time Chevalier’s patrons, Bert Deixler and Darryl Holter, have bought Chevalier’s Books. “We’re fixing it up, […]

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No Larchmont Farmers Market This Sunday

No Larchmont Farmers Market This Sunday

The Larchmont Family Fair takes over the Boulevard on Sunday. Set up for the fair will begin early and access to Larchmont Boulevard will be limited. As a result, the Larchmont Farmers Market is cancelled, but will return next week. There is another nearby option for locals to buy farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and […]

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Crumbs Bake Shop Re-Opens on Larchmont

Crumbs Bake Shop Re-Opens on Larchmont

The Crumbs Bake Shop on Larchmont Boulevard opened for business about 10 days ago under new management. The Larchmont store is one of 25 U.S. stores scheduled to re-open over the next month – the only one in California. Crumbs closed across the United States in early July, 2014. Within days of the announcement that […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Home of the Week: 574 North Plymouth Boulevard

Home of the Week: 574 North Plymouth Boulevard

574 North Plymouth Boulevard Step inside this masterfully updated Larchmont Traditional and relax as the stresses of the big city melt away. Tastefully modernized from top-to-bottom, this Larchmont Village retreat exudes charm and brims with high-end finishes and style. Characterized by its family-friendly flow, the open concept layout includes four bedrooms and four full baths, […]

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Hollywood’s Cat & Fiddle Closing

Hollywood’s Cat & Fiddle Closing

Some Angelenos may be sad to learn that the Cat & Fiddle will be closing in December after a 32 year run on Sunset Boulevard, according to a report in EaterLA this week. The Cat & Fiddle’s courtyard patio, reached by walking underneath a fabulous spanish archway, has been a memorable spot for many who […]

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The Heart of Downtown: Beneath Bunker Hill

The Heart of Downtown: Beneath Bunker Hill

Writer Mary Fagnano will be contributing a regular series “The Heart of Downtown” giving a look into what’s pumping life into the nine key districts that make up the center of our city. You don’t know anything about Downtown Los Angeles until you’ve walked around the city with USC Professor Don Spivack. This week I […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Windsor Square ‘s Tara Roth Behind LA2050

Windsor Square ‘s Tara Roth Behind LA2050

Suddenly this fall, it seemed the LA2050 Challenge was everywhere. We were sent emails and stopped on the street – vote for a project that will better life in LA. Given one vote and so many potentially great projects, it was hard to understand where this was all coming from.  Who was behind LA2050? Enter […]

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Larchmont’s Girasole Closed – Reopening as Vernetti in New Year

Larchmont’s Girasole Closed – Reopening as Vernetti in New Year

The Vernetti family, new owners of the Girasole in Larchmont Village, put up a “closed” sign in the window on September 28th, much to the chagrin of many regular Larchmont area diners. Not to worry, though, the restaurant will reopen in early 2015 after a renovation and expansion, and take on the family name: Vernetti. […]

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Larchmont Farmers Market: the Man Behind Thin Krisps

Larchmont Farmers Market: the Man Behind Thin Krisps

Jim Barkley’s culinary aha moment happened because of a simple wish:  he was looking for something low-carb, cheesy and crunchy to put in his salad.   “I wanted a crouton that tasted like the edge of pizza or lasagna,” he explains.  He experimented with ingredients, made a few batches for himself, and thought nothing of it.  […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Windsor Village Annual Meeting & Potluck; Harold Henry Park Renovation

Windsor Village Annual Meeting & Potluck; Harold Henry Park Renovation

Windsor Village, a tight-knit neighborhood tucked in south of the Wilshire Ebell, is holding its Annual Meeting and Potluck this Saturday, October 25 from 12-3 pm. Windsor Village residents will gather in the backyard of 844 S. Windsor Blvd to share food, hear from public leaders, and hold an election for the Board of Directors […]

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Art Event at Larchmont Lofts, November 1st – Features Rima Muna

Art Event at Larchmont Lofts, November 1st – Features Rima Muna

Sponsored Post: Michael and Dr. Michelle Golland believe in bringing art and awareness to the Greater Larchmont area. Each year around this time, the couple selects an organization or cause they want to share with the community. They also select a local artist who they want to support in their art career. Then they celebrate […]

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Ghouls and Ghosts In Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt Oct 25

Ghouls and Ghosts In Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt Oct 25

The Wilshire Park Association is holding its 5th Annual Halloween Haunt on Saturday, October 25th, from 4:30 -8:30pm, on Bronson Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and 8th Avenue. Every year, the Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt just keeps getting bigger and better with Bronson Ave blocked to traffic and an assortment of old-fashioned carnival games set up […]

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Larchmont Family Fair Looking for Talent- Sunday October 26

Larchmont Family Fair Looking for Talent- Sunday October 26

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Larchmont Family Fair will be held this Sunday, October 26th from 12 – 5 pm on Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and First Street. With the boulevard closed off and the aroma of great grilling in the air, the Family Fair is a wonderful time to reconnect with neighbors and friends while also supporting the Larchmont Boulevard […]

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Homicides and Assaults on Rise: Report from Captain Nieto

Homicides and Assaults on Rise: Report from Captain Nieto

| October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Captain Nieto of the LAPD’s Olympic Division is contributing a regular column on crime trends and  prevention strategies for our neighborhoods.  October is upon us and we all know that this time of year of course means football, Halloween and a return to Standard Time and shorter days.  October also happens to be Crime Prevention […]

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Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Located on the edge of Hancock Park, the John C Fremont Library on Melrose at June offers a great after school and weekend opportunity for kids and families to play, draw and learn.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Brendan School

American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Brendan School

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Saint Brendan School will host a blood drive for the Red Cross in the parish center adjacent to the school on Manhattan Place Tuesday, October 21.  When you donate blood, your 1 pint can save 3 lives! To schedule your life-saving appointment, please go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code StBrendanLA or call Jackie Kruse […]

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Mayor’s Great Streets: Walking Tour of Western Avenue on Sunday

Mayor’s Great Streets: Walking Tour of Western Avenue on Sunday

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders from the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and LA Commons, the group behind the Festival of Neighborhoods*, will be leading a walking tour of Western Avenue between Third and Melrose on Sunday, October 19. In early June, Mayor Garcetti announced a set of fifteen streets that would be targeted to receive special attention under the […]

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Update: Central Area Planning Commission Votes to Deny Larchmont Bungalow Request for Exemption

Update: Central Area Planning Commission Votes to Deny Larchmont Bungalow Request for Exemption

| October 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

In a late afternoon session on Tuesday, October 14 at City Hall, the Central Area Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny the variance request of the Larchmont Bungalow for exemption from the zoning ordinance on Larchmont Boulevard that limits the number of restaurants. Jerry Neuman, attorney for Albert Mizrahi, owner of the Larchmont Bungalow, presented […]

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Mayor Garcetti Signs Water Conservation Order

Mayor Garcetti Signs Water Conservation Order

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to NBC Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti signed an executive directive Tuesday enforcing further water conservation measures during this drought. Executive order calls for: 20 percent reduction in the city’s fresh water use by 2017 50 percent cut in the amount of imported water purchased by the Department of Water and Power by 2024 To […]

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K&L Wines Hollywood Annual Champagne Tent Event

K&L Wines Hollywood Annual Champagne Tent Event

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

K&L Wines is holding their annual Champagne Tent Event on Saturday, October 18 in the parking lot adjacent to the store. K&L’s favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively at this event. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people who grow the grapes and make […]

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