Larchmont News - The Buzz

Newcomer Pata Salada Shuttered

Newcomer Pata Salada Shuttered

Pata Salada, formerly Luna Park (at the NE corner of Wilshire and La Brea), closed last week after just four months in its new format as an upscale Mexican seafood restaurant. According to Eater LA, owner Martha Madison said “the current Metro Line construction just proved to be too big of an obstacle.” She added […]

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Annual Homeless Count Needs You

Annual Homeless Count Needs You

For most of us, solving the problem of homelessness is overwhelming. But this week there is something you can do that really will make a difference – volunteer to help with the city’s annual homeless count on Thursday, January 26th from 8-11 p.m.  Annually, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency (LAHSA) conducts an on-the-ground census of men, […]

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Wet Weather Roughs Up Neighborhood

Wet Weather Roughs Up Neighborhood

Although the skies parted and the sun shone for the weekend’s biggest event, California, Los Angeles, and our small part of the city have been battered by rain and wind for most of the last three days…with at least a few unpleasant consequences. On Friday afternoon, a palm tree in the parkway cracked off and […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

New Kids’ Book Club at John C. Fremont Library

New Kids’ Book Club at John C. Fremont Library

Calling all kids who love books!  The John C. Fremont Library invites you to join its new Children’s Book Club.  Led by children’s librarian Megan Katz, the group will read and discuss one book each month and do activities based on the book. The first meeting will be held on February 15, at 4:00 p.m. […]

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Umami Burger Founder’s Brookside House for Sale

Umami Burger Founder’s Brookside House for Sale

Look familiar?  It was featured in the Buzz yesterday by local realtor Anne Loveland of Loveland Carr  who is representing Umami Burger founder and part-owner Adam Fleischman now selling his 1925 Brookside home. The home was featured this week in Curbed LA: “As expected, the kitchen looks like a place that’s actually meant to be put to […]

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Wet Weather Tips for You and Your Dog

Wet Weather Tips for You and Your Dog

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services reminds us that we are not the only ones who are affected by the wet weather. Today’s rain, with more in the forecast, is unusual for us and breaks our walk routines with our pets. Some dogs can also be stubborn about leaving the house, which may lead to accidents. […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

While shopping at Landis Stationary yesterday afternoon, we heard about June Dixon’s book reading tonight at Chevalier’s Books. The charming Ms. Dixon, an actress-writer-comedienne and Hancock Park resident for many years, came into the store with her daughter and a flyer about her latest accomplishment, her first novel. Dixon’s book, “The Very English Lady” is […]

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Local Grassroots Organizing

Local Grassroots Organizing

It is fitting on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday that we report on a group of neighbors who are organizing their voices to be part of the national discussion on healthcare reform. This past Sunday over 20 people gathered, on just one week’s notice, at Doreen Braverman and Stuart Rudnick’s Hancock Park home to be part […]

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Community Leader Julie Stromberg Runs for California Democratic Party Delegate

Community Leader Julie Stromberg Runs for California Democratic Party Delegate

Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg ran in elections over the weekend to be a delegate for the California Democratic Party, representing Assembly District 50, which covers our local neighborhoods. Stromberg, who also serves on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, narrowly missed winning a delegate spot by a slim six-vote margin…but she won the right to be the first […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Los Angeles Women’s March Attracts 750K Demonstrators

Los Angeles Women’s March Attracts 750K Demonstrators

Whether you marched or not, and whether you supported the politics or not, the Women’s March Los Angeles on Saturday was an undeniably huge event, attracting what estimates said were as many as 750,000 demonstrators who filled the streets for many blocks between Pershing Square and Grand Park on a crisp, sunny day to support women’s […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for January 21-22, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for January 21-22, 2017

They say the weather’s going to clear up on Saturday, which should make it easier to enjoy being out and about.  More rain possible on Sunday, though, so it’s a good thing that we have some indoor activities for you on that day. First up, though, as most people know already, the really big event […]

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Prospective Parent Tours at Van Ness Elementary School

Prospective Parent Tours at Van Ness Elementary School

With so many school choices these days, our local neighborhood public schools – lacking the fancy brochures, advertising budgets and splashy admissions events employed by many private and charter schools – can sometimes get lost in the shuffle.  So we’re happy to help spread the word that Van Ness Elementary, 501 N. Van Ness Ave., has scheduled two […]

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SoCalGas Advisory Asks Residents to Conserve Gas Today

SoCalGas Advisory Asks Residents to Conserve Gas Today

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not surprisingly, the chilly, wet weather has us using more energy.  You can help by lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees, washing laundry on cold and avoid using major gas appliances, such as your heater or gas fireplace today, if possible. If you’re out all day, consider turning off your heater. Maybe even use your […]

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Metro Provides Updates on Purple Line Construction

Metro Provides Updates on Purple Line Construction

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At its bi-monthly Construction Community Meeting on Thursday, January 18, representatives from Metro and the Purple Line Extension’s design-build contractor, Skanska-Traylor-Shea (STS), provided several updates on current subway construction activities along Wilshire Blvd. Ned Racine, Metro’s Construction Relations Officer for the eastern segment of the Purple Line Extension, reported that the staging yard at Crenshaw […]

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917 South Longwood Avenue in Historic Brookside

917 South Longwood Avenue in Historic Brookside

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post:  917 South Longwood Avenue in Historic Brookside Open Sunday, January 22nd, from 1-4 pm! Elegant, dramatic English located on “the brook”! Stunning entry with sweeping staircase leads to a step-down living room with beamed ceilings and built-in bookcases. A lovely formal dining room opens to the breakfast room, which accesses the porch and backyard. […]

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PLUM Committee Approves BMO/BHO and Caruso Project

PLUM Committee Approves BMO/BHO and Caruso Project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee of the Los Angeles City Council approved the Baseline Mansionization and Baseline Hillside Ordinances as drafted by the City’s Planning Department, closing several loopholes in the old 2008 law, including one that had exempted garages from the total square footage of a house and thus helped […]

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Hancock Park Crime Update

Hancock Park Crime Update

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Private security firm SSA, which services several of our local neighborhoods, has issued notices of several recent crimes in the Hancock Park and La Brea-Hancock areas.  According to the SSA report, the incidents include: Between 8 p.m on January 7 and 10 a.m. on January 8, three cars parked behind a locked gate on the 500 […]

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Customer Rips off Cell Phone at Village Pizzeria

Customer Rips off Cell Phone at Village Pizzeria

| January 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Last night, it appears that a customer walked out with an employee’s cellphone at the Village Pizzeria. According to owner Steve Cohen, a couple -a man and a woman – ate dinner at the restaurant early Monday evening. After paying their bill in cash, the male waited around then grabbed an employee’s cell phone that was […]

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City Council PLUM Committee will Vote Tomorrow on Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

City Council PLUM Committee will Vote Tomorrow on Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a special meeting tomorrow, the Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee will vote finally on recommended revisions to the city’s Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, a process that has been in the works for several years now and is intended to close loopholes in the original 2008 ordinance which did more to […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for January 14-16, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for January 14-16, 2017

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Art, film, food, cars…and a big parade.  All good options for your holiday weekend. Starting with the art, the LA Art Show: Modern|Contemporary, at the LA Convention Center, is worth checking out this weekend.  Last year, the self-described “fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators and collectors” drew nearly 70,000 attendees and the organizers […]

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