Larchmont News - The Buzz

Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu in May 19 Runoff

Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu in May 19 Runoff

(This post was updated at 12:30 p.m. to include additional information.) Carolyn Ramsay gathered the most votes in yesterday’s primary election for City Council. According to the City of Los Angeles election website, Ramsay won 15.32% of the vote, David Ryu came in second with 14.61% of the vote,  followed closely by Tomas O’Grady with […]

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Senior Lead Officer Harry Cho Assigned Wilshire Area

Senior Lead Officer Harry Cho Assigned Wilshire Area

LAPD Officer Harris (Harry) Cho was recently assigned the post of Senior Lead Officer (SLO) for Basic Car A53 in the Olympic Division serving the Wilshire Park, Country Club Park, Country Club Heights and parts of Koreatown. Residents of the area, primarily east of Crenshaw and south of Wilshire Blvd, were pleased to learn that […]

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VOTE: Council District 4 Election Tomorrow March 3rd

VOTE: Council District 4 Election Tomorrow March 3rd

The primary election to elect a new Council Member to represent Council District 4 is tomorrow, Tuesday March 3rd, and we encourage all residents to get out and vote. The ballot of 14 qualified candidates vying in the race will be narrowed down to just two contenders for the May 2015 election. Given the expected […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Vernetti to Open on Larchmont in March

Vernetti to Open on Larchmont in March

Vernetti, formerly Girasole, is set to re-open sometime next month, giving Eater LA another reason to take note of our lovely Larchmont Blvd. In a recent post, Eater LA noted, “ Larchmont Village is seriously on the up and up, what with a French Laundry alum now helming the kitchen of The Larchmont and frequent additions […]

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Norton Avenue Traffic Triangle Completed

Norton Avenue Traffic Triangle Completed

The planting at the Norton Triangle on Sixth Street at Norton is now complete. “It has been long-awaited and we couldn’t be more delighted,” wrote Caroline Moser, Windsor Square Block Captain Co-Chair, inviting neighbors to “please drive by and check it out!” The new design is different than the original – it features a California […]

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City To Mark Hollywood Theatre Row

City To Mark Hollywood Theatre Row

Last week the City Council approved Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s motion to officially identify the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue as “Hollywood Theatre Row.” The motion directs the city Department of Transportation to install commemorative signs marking the intersection that is part of the area along Santa Monica Blvd between McCadden Place and […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Nick Fagnano Family Honored at Notre Dame High School

Nick Fagnano Family Honored at Notre Dame High School

When Nick Fagnano lost his life in a freak lightning strike on Venice Beach last summer, many people in the Greater Wilshire community grieved along with his parents Jay and Mary Fagnano, who were active members in church, sports and community building in the neighborhood. Since then, Jay and Mary have turned their grief into […]

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Norman Lear at Chevalier’s Books Thursday

Norman Lear at Chevalier’s Books Thursday

Legendary producer, writer  and director Norman Lear will be signing books at Chevalier’s Books this Thursday, Feb 26th, at 3 pm. Norman Lear’s memoir “Even This I Get to Experience” was released in October 2014 and explores his time as a Depression-era kid, his bomber experience in World War II, writing sketches for the likes […]

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RIP: Raul Rodriguez, Windsor Square Resident and Rose Parade Float Designer

RIP: Raul Rodriguez, Windsor Square Resident and Rose Parade Float Designer

A bright light in our neighborhood dimmed this week with the passing of Raul Rodriguez, award-winning float designer and Windsor Boulevard resident. Rodriguez was a colorful personality who was often spotted having coffee on Larchmont with a group of friends and his blue macaw, Sebastian, on his shoulder. Rodriguez’ passion for beauty was a gift […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Malkovich Exhibit at Fahey/Klein Gallery on La Brea

Malkovich Exhibit at Fahey/Klein Gallery on La Brea

The Fahey/Klein Gallery on North La Brea has a fascinating exhibit through March 21st  that combines the talents of photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich to recreate some of the world’s most iconic photographs: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. The exhibit  ”pays homage to photographic history through the genius of a photographer and […]

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The Hatchery: A Collaborative Writers Room in North Larchmont

The Hatchery: A Collaborative Writers Room in North Larchmont

A new nest is opening in the community sure to hatch a few fine birds:  the Hatchery Press,  a member-based collaborative writing space located on Clinton St. just off the boulevard in North Larchmont. Billed as a quiet, supportive, distraction-free place for writers and creators to work, the Hatchery invites community members to its “soft opening” […]

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Hollywood Walk of Art on Highland this Saturday

Hollywood Walk of Art on Highland this Saturday

Highland Avenue, between Melrose and Santa Monica Bl, is becoming a thriving arts community and this Saturday Feb 28th ForYourArt is hosting a free, self-guided, walkable tour of the area’s galleries and gathering spots, complete with exhibitions, performances and workshops. It should be a great opportunity to nose around this developing neighborhood, only a mile […]

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Traffic Improvements Approved for Rossmore Avenue

Traffic Improvements Approved for Rossmore Avenue

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Councilmember Tom LaBonge has issued an outline of the approved traffic improvements for Rossmore Avenue, between Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.  The decisions for each of the three intersections are outlined below, heading north towards Melrose. Intersection of Rossmore Avenue and Rosewood Avenue There will be no changes to the intersections. Intersection of Rossmore Avenue […]

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City Charter Amendments on Ballot Next Week

City Charter Amendments on Ballot Next Week

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Next Tuesday voters will decide who will represent Council District 4 as well as the fate of two amendments to the City Charter. The amendments, if passed, would modify the City’s election cycle to coincide with state and national elections. Proponents say the measures will increase voter turnout especially in the elections in presidential years. […]

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Electrical Blackout & Paramount Fire in Larchmont Sunday Evening

Electrical Blackout & Paramount Fire in Larchmont Sunday Evening

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

There was an electrical outage in the Larchmont area, north of Beverly, around 5:30pm Sunday. LADWP was on the case immediately and estimated a four-hour fix. No word yet on whether it was caused by the heavy rains. In the picture above, LADWP workers worked at Clinton, between Gower and Beachwood. Many residents had to […]

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Walking Tour of Sycamore Square Sunday

Walking Tour of Sycamore Square Sunday

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows the Hancock Park, Miracle Mile, Windsor Square and Brookside communities…but on Sunday, February 22, the  Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will sponsor a free, informal, one-hour tour of one of the area’s lesser-known neighborhoods – Sycamore Square. The area is bordered by Wilshire and Olympic, reaching east from La Brea to Citrus. The tour theme is […]

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Tuesdays at Monk Space Features Eclipse Quartet

Tuesdays at Monk Space Features Eclipse Quartet

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Eclipse Quartet will be performing “Dreams and Prayers” at Monk Space in St Andrews Square this Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015.  Joined by clarinetist James Sullivan, the Eclipse Quartet presents an evening of intimate and adventurous music by Golijov, Revuletas, and Schulhoff. Dedicated to the music of twentieth century and present day composers, the quartet’s […]

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Area News Reporter Stan Chambers Remembered

Area News Reporter Stan Chambers Remembered

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Area newsman and long-time Windsor Square resident Stan Chambers is being remembered fondly by friends from across our neighborhood. Chambers was a familiar face to millions of Angelenos who watched him on KTLA-TV Channel 5 for more than 60 years, and to residents of the Windsor Square and Larchmont Village areas where he and his […]

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Bike Helmets for Everyone?

Bike Helmets for Everyone?

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

California could become the first state in the country to require all bicyclists to wear a helmet. Currently, the helmet requirement only applies to riders under the age of 18. If SB 192  recently introduced by State Senator Carol Liu, D- La Cañada Flintridge becomes law, adults would be required to wear helmets and all riders would […]

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Police Pursuit Ends in Crash at Wilshire BMW Service Center

Police Pursuit Ends in Crash at Wilshire BMW Service Center

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

CBSLA.com is reporting about a car chase that ran through the Greater Wilshire area last night and ended when the stolen Honda Pilot crashed into the service building of the Beverly Hills BMW dealership on Wilshire and South Orange Drive. This happened at approximately 12:50am Wednesday morning. Read more: CBSLA.com – Hancock Park Chase Ends After […]

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