Larchmont News - The Buzz

O’Grady Endorses Ramsay

O’Grady Endorses Ramsay

Wednesday, Tomás O’Grady announced his endorsement of Carolyn Ramsay in the race for CD 4.  O’Grady finished number 3 in the primary just over 200 votes behind David Ryu. The Los Angeles Democratic Party has endorsed Ryu. Ramsay thanked O’Grady for his support saying “Steve Lopez at the L.A. Times is right, Tomás is an […]

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City Council Approves Temporary Halt on Mansionization

City Council Approves Temporary Halt on Mansionization

La Brea Hancock and Larchmont Heights preservationists, and others across the city, won a major victory Wednesday when the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously in favor of the Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) that would establish temporary regulations that  limit the size of new single-family dwellings in their neighborhoods. Many months in the making, the […]

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Trejos Tacos Coming to La Brea

Trejos Tacos Coming to La Brea

Been wondering what’s going on at the former Taco Bell at 1028 S. La Brea, south of  Olympic? It’ll still be serving up tacos – but this time from Danny Trejos, aka “Machete”, the moustached maniac from numerous films including Spy Kids,  Bad Ass, Machete, Desperado, and Con Air (to name only a few of […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Pollinators in Peril: Plant for the Monarch Butterfly

Pollinators in Peril: Plant for the Monarch Butterfly

In the last fifteen years our once-ubiquitous Monarch butterfly population has declined dramatically.  The  Xercex Society reports that as recently as the 1990s, estimates of up to one billion monarchs made the epic flight each fall from the northern plains of the U.S. and Canada to sites north of Mexico City, and more than one million monarchs overwintered in […]

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St. James School’s Intensives Week Features a Yurt, Circus & More

St. James School’s Intensives Week Features a Yurt, Circus & More

Forty sixth grade students at St. James Episcopal School found themselves immersed in some wonderful learning adventures last week, and distracted from the onslaught of middle-school acceptance letters in the mail. The hands-on learning programs, dubbed “Sixth Grade Intensives” took place for the second year in a row and gave students an out-of-classroom intensive course […]

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Get Behind the Gates of Howard Hughes’ Hancock Park Home

Get Behind the Gates of Howard Hughes’ Hancock Park Home

The 1926 Spanish Colonial once owned by Howard Hughes that sits abreast the Wilshire Country Club has always been intriguing – if only one could go beyond the high hedges and wooden gate to snoop around. Gardenista, the very versatile blog about everything exterior for home and garden, recently featured the Muirfield Road home that […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Mindy King and MINX Tennis Fashion Show at LA Tennis Club

Mindy King and MINX Tennis Fashion Show at LA Tennis Club

When Mindy King offered to help her her sister, professional tennis player Vania King, design some dresses, she had no idea she’d be starting a tennis fashion business. Next Saturday, March 28, Mindy will launch her first-ever collection MINX at the Los Angeles Tennis Club complete with a fashion show featuring Vania modeling the dresses. […]

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Meet Captain Vito Palazzolo, Olympic Division

Meet Captain Vito Palazzolo, Olympic Division

  The LAPD welcomed Captain III Vito Palazzolo as new commanding officer of the Olympic Division. Palazzolo will join Captain I Julian Melendez to oversee nearly 270 officers serving the eastern portion of Windsor Square and Larchmont Village, much of Koreatown and the Byzantine Pico corridor, an area of approximately 6.26 square miles. “We welcome in […]

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Wesson Endorses Ramsay for City Council

Wesson Endorses Ramsay for City Council

This morning, City Council President Herb Wesson endorsed Carolyn Ramsey in the race for LA City Council District 4 before a small group of press and community supporters at the southeast corner of Bronson Avenue and Wilshire Blvd in the Wilshire Park Historic District. Koreatown community activist Scott Suh welcomed everyone and introduced Council President […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Books & Bakes Salon in Hancock Park

Books & Bakes Salon in Hancock Park

Are you a lover of literature but stuck in a book group that never really discusses the book? Are you a lover of food but want to cut through the pretension of the foodie world? Do you revel in devouring both beautiful fiction and food, especially when they intersect? Writer, avid reader, baker and Hancock […]

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Grammy Museum: Taylor Swift and More

Grammy Museum: Taylor Swift and More

If you have a tween living at home who just can’t get enough of the ubiquitous Taylor Swift you may want to head on over to the Grammy Museum in downtown LA to see a retrospective on the 25 year old pop star: The Taylor Swift Experience. Telling the tale of Swift’s meteoric rise to […]

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Chevalier’s Books Signings: Lisa See and Jill Leovy

Chevalier’s Books Signings: Lisa See and Jill Leovy

Chevalier’s Books welcomes authors Lisa See and Jill Leovy to events in-house this week. Tuesday, March 10, 7-9 pm: A panel discussion will feature author Jill Leovy, award-winning reporter for the LA Times, and Austin Beutner,  publisher and CEO of the LA Times. In 2007, she started the blog The Homicide Report, which documented every homicide in Los Angeles […]

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Ramsay and Ryu Kick off CD4 Run-Off Campaigns

Ramsay and Ryu Kick off CD4 Run-Off Campaigns

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

LA City Council District 4 candidates, Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu kicked off their respective campaigns this last weekend with events to thank volunteers and build enthusiasm for the second phase of the campaign to win the CD4 seat. Ramsay’s headquarters on Melrose Avenue, overflowed with volunteers eating barbecue from Bludso’s on La Brea, were […]

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Larchmont Bungalow Criminal Case Delayed Until May 20

Larchmont Bungalow Criminal Case Delayed Until May 20

| March 20, 2015 | 5 Comments

Earlier this week, defendants Larchmont Bungalow and its owner Albert Mizrahi were granted another continuance in their criminal case after defense lawyers requested more time to present yet another motion urging the court to invalidate the charges filed against the defendants by the City of Los Angeles. In granting this latest extension, Commissioner Elizabeth Harris agreed to resolve all matters, either setting a trial date or dismissing […]

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New Bike Service Station on Larchmont Boulevard

New Bike Service Station on Larchmont Boulevard

| March 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

A bike service station was recently installed on Larchmont Boulevard, on the sidewalk adjacent to the bike parking corral.The service station is part of the LADOT’s commitment to install 11 repair stations with $17,000 in grant money the City received from the Bikes Belong Foundation (People for Bikes). According to the LADOT Bike Blog: The […]

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Working on your Historic Home? Consider the Mills Act.

Working on your Historic Home? Consider the Mills Act.

| March 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Before the next wave of property taxes roll around, people who live in historic neighborhoods may want to consider seeing if their home qualifies for Mills Act Historic Property Contract Program to reduce their property tax. Living in an HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) as many in the area do, offers several benefits to homeowners. […]

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Pollinators in Peril: What You Can Do to Help

Pollinators in Peril: What You Can Do to Help

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bees and butterflies are making headlines these days and the news is not good. Bees – both honeybees and native bees – are dying from a mysterious ailment called “colony-collapse disorder” (CCD). The monarch butterfly population has declined by as much as 80 percent in the last decade. Can we reverse this trend? You can all make a difference - beginning […]

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Groundwork Coffee Coming to Larchmont Boulevard

Groundwork Coffee Coming to Larchmont Boulevard

| March 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

Groundwork Coffee Co. is opening two new retail locations, one of which will be on Larchmont Boulevard in the space formerly occupied  by Baciami Gelateria and Creperie. The move on to Larchmont Boulevard – a street that is known for its abundance of coffee choices – solidifies the homegrown Los Angeles company’s standing within the […]

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Police Report Uptick in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Police Report Uptick in Catalytic Converter Thefts

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

It can only take two minutes for a thief to rip out the catalytic converter under your automobile that will render your vehicle inoperable and and could cost you upwards of a thousand dollars to replace. Catalytic converter theft is on the rise nationwide and Los Angeles is no exception to this trend.  Both LAPD […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today is the day to wear green and toast the Irish! Christians and Catholics around the round world are celebrating the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity  to Ireland.  The holiday is widely know for great revelry, eating and particularly, drinking thanks to the church for lifting the lenten […]

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