Larchmont News - The Buzz

Windsor Village Loses Appeal on Large Scale Lucerne Blvd Project

Windsor Village Loses Appeal on Large Scale Lucerne Blvd Project

About five dozen people showed up at City Hall on Tuesday August 26 to make their voices heard regarding the approved 32 unit condominium “Morumbila” development planned for two lots on South Lucerne Blvd, just south of the Ebell of Los Angrles in Windsor Village. But after four hours of testimony by Officials from City […]

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Petersen Auto Museum to Close for Renovations for a Year

Petersen Auto Museum to Close for Renovations for a Year

The Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire and Fairfax will be closing its doors in mid-October as it begins a major renovation, both inside and out.  The re-envisioned museum will put the Petersen collection of unique vintage cars in more glamorous galleries, and expand the educational and historical displays celebrating the art and invention of the […]

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Judge Orders Construction to Stop on East Hollywood Target Project

Judge Orders Construction to Stop on East Hollywood Target Project

In an unexpected turn of events, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin, Jr. has ordered retailer Target Corp. to stop construction on the almost 200,000 square foot retail project on the corner of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. The project has been under challenge by a group called Citizens Coalition Los Angeles. CCLA contends […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Old Photos Posted by Los Angeles Historical Society

Old Photos Posted by Los Angeles Historical Society

It’s almost the weekend…a long weekend at that. And we at the Buzz want to be sure you don’t miss the fact that LA Observed ran a story that could be your Labor Day rabbit hole. Kevin Roderick – founder, editor and publisher of LA Observed – shared a link to the Los Angeles Historical […]

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Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

  The LA Conservancy has created a new “microsite” devoted to the history of Wilshire Blvd that shares some of the history and photography of the city’s most iconic boulevard, known for its breadth of architectural styles, diverse ethnicity and communities, and to many as the Main Street of Los Angeles. Curating the City: Wilshire […]

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Home of the Week – 226 South Rimpau Blvd.

Home of the Week – 226 South Rimpau Blvd.

226 South Rimpau Blvd – First time on the market in 60 years. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a lovely family home with sweeping views of the Wilshire Country Club Golf Course. First time on the market in 60 years, the home is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac and features large terraces with […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

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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Margy Hudson Receives Citizen Recognition Award

Margy Hudson Receives Citizen Recognition Award

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) gave its Citizen Recognition Award this month to Margaret “Margy” Hudson in honor of her work with Los Angeles neighborhoods and parks – particularly the overhaul of Robert L Burns Park on the corner of Beverly and Van Ness Ave. The award was presented to Hudson by Fred Marsical, […]

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Woodworker Mike Z Saws and Sands in Hancock Park Garage

Woodworker Mike Z Saws and Sands in Hancock Park Garage

Ever walk by a garden gate hearing the whir of table saw beyond it and wonder, what’s going on in there? In Hancock Park woodworker Michael Zicopoulos saws and planes and sands rough lumber into beautiful custom-made furniture, built-ins and wooden accessories, just beyond that garden gate. Zicopoulos works as Mike Z Design out of a 1920′s […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Hope-Net ‘Taste of Larchmont’ Celebrates Summer on The Boulevard

Hope-Net ‘Taste of Larchmont’ Celebrates Summer on The Boulevard

A hands-down favorite summer night on Larchmont has to be the annual Hope-Net ‘Taste of Larchmont’ which this year takes place on Monday, August 25. The event is a chance for friends and neighbors to come together and catch up over food and treats from 20 great Larchmont eateries. Restaurant participants include: Burger Lounge California […]

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Riding the LA River in First-Ever Race

Riding the LA River in First-Ever Race

Here’s something you you haven’t probably done before: race down the LA River in your kayak or paddleboard. In the first-ever event of its kind, LA River Expeditions is sponsoring the LA River Boat Race on August 30, 2014 along the newly-opened recreational zone of the LA River in Elysian Valley, one of the greenest […]

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Pulls an All Nighter this Weekend

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Pulls an All Nighter this Weekend

Cinespia is going to be screening films all night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery this Saturday, August 16th for their Fourth Annual Movies All Night.  This year’s theme is “Fantasy.” Starting at 11:30 pm with “Legend” the 1985 film from Ridley Scott starring Tom Cruise as a young man attempting to stop the Lord of […]

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Dave & Buster’s Opening at Hollywood & Highland

Dave & Buster’s Opening at Hollywood & Highland

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

One thing about living in the City – we generally miss out on some of the establishments better known for being located in the suburbs. This can be both good and bad. Good, because we have an eclectic mix of some of the best places to eat within a 5 mile radius of our neighborhood. […]

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New to the neighborhood: Snooknuk on Larchmont

New to the neighborhood: Snooknuk on Larchmont

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

As soon as the bright orange awning and sign went up, residents of Larchmont Village started asking, what is Snooknuk? “It’s a nickname, a term of endearment,” Cheri Jacobs, owner of Snooknuk told the Larchmont Buzz about the origin of the name. “The place itself?  it’s all about love and providing kids a fun safe […]

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Los Angeles Parking Enforcement and Policy Under Consideration

Los Angeles Parking Enforcement and Policy Under Consideration

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

LA Downtown News has a great story about how Los Angeles Parking enforcement and policy have been brought to the fore inside Los Angeles City government. A citizen movement known as the Los Angeles Freedom Parking Initiative, led by Steven Vincent and Jay Beeber, has helped to create the momentum to reform the parking system in […]

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Cheap Eats for End of Summer Dining

Cheap Eats for End of Summer Dining

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

During these dog days of summer, many of us find little time (or incentive) to cook at home, and look for those spots to grab a quick bite of food, either to take out or eat in, trying to cram every last bit of summertime into the last days before the routine of school,  football […]

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Traffic Alert: First Amendment Protest Planned for Hollywood Saturday

Traffic Alert: First Amendment Protest Planned for Hollywood Saturday

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to CD13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, there will be a permitted 1st Amendment protest taking place in Hollywood on Saturday, August 16th from approximately 12:30-5:00 p.m.  The event – Stop the Massacre in Gaza March – will force street closures in Hollywood as early as 11am Saturday. The group intends to march on the CNN […]

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Wilshire Warriors Travel Teams Complete One Season; Prepare for the Next

Wilshire Warriors Travel Teams Complete One Season; Prepare for the Next

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wilshire Warriors Pony Baseball 9U travel team closed out a great season as the champions in the “Battle of the Foothills” tourney taking on programs from La Crescenta and Mid-Valley. The 9U team represented the Greater Hancock Park area with pride and effort! In late July, the Warriors 12U Travel team participated in the […]

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La Brea – Hancock Neighborhood Rallies Against Mansionization

La Brea – Hancock Neighborhood Rallies Against Mansionization

| August 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

The La Brea – Hancock neighborhood is seeing an onslaught of “mansionization,” and residents of the neighborhood of  single-family homes  have organized to prevent additional small homes being bulldozed to make way for large two-story modern structures. Yet the journey to make changes in Planning and Zoning is not proving to be easy. The original […]

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People and their Cars: Them and Theirs

People and their Cars: Them and Theirs

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sure, people often look like their dogs. But their cars? Perhaps no where else in the world do individuals identify with their automobiles as we do here in Southern California: you are what you drive. Fine artist and photographer Ryan Schude makes this obvious connection in an ongoing series of photographs of cars and their […]

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