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Homicides and Assaults on Rise: Report from Captain Nieto

Homicides and Assaults on Rise: Report from Captain Nieto

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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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

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

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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Larchmont Life - The Honey

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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Pictorial History of Larchmont Boulevard in the Works; Looking for Old Photos

Pictorial History of Larchmont Boulevard in the Works; Looking for Old Photos

Do you ever wonder what our beloved boulevard looked like in 1921, when it was first developed by Julius La Bonte? “My father always had a very clear idea of what Larchmont Boulevard should be,” Charlotte La Bonte Lipson told the Larchmont Chronicle in a 1991 interview about her father’s founding of the street. “He […]

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Calling All Women – Year Two of Ebell Playwright Prize

Calling All Women – Year Two of Ebell Playwright Prize

Women playwrights – it’s time to get that play polished and submitted to the 2015 Ebell Playwright Prize before the December 1st deadline. Financial prizes will be given to the top three finalists and the winning play will be produced as a staged reading at the Ebell Club – great exposure for a new work […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

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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All the Wrong Men – A Night of Dating Disasters – Foti at the Ebell

All the Wrong Men – A Night of Dating Disasters – Foti at the Ebell

After five years of dates with more than six dozen of the “wrong men,” what’s a woman to do? For Laura Huntt Foti, the answer was clear: Tally up her experiences and take stock of her dating disasters. Foti, the author of The Cusp of Everything, has turned her exhaustive dating experiences into a funny and poignant […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

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

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

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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Historic Neighborhoods Conference Open to All

Historic Neighborhoods Conference Open to All

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you interested in learning more about current issues facing older and historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles, such as sustainability, mansionization, and teardowns? The Office of Historic Resources and the Los Angeles Conservancy are hosting their one-day forum on neighborhood preservation right here in Windsor Village, Saturday, October 18,2014: the L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference. The […]

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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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Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Tuesday 4:30 PM City Hall

Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Tuesday 4:30 PM City Hall

| October 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Larchmont Bungalow hearing before the Central Area Planning Commission will take place at 4:30 pm Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The public is welcomed to attend and individuals may speak provided they complete a speaker’s card at the hearing. The Department of City Planning has recommended denial of all three requests by the Larchmont […]

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Very Local Entertainment: ‘How I Fell in Love’ at Stephanie Feury Studio Theater

Very Local Entertainment: ‘How I Fell in Love’ at Stephanie Feury Studio Theater

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of Larchmont’s best kept secrets is the Stephanie Feury Studio Theater on the south east corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Feury teaches acting lessons using method techniques, where the student creates in themselves the thoughts and feelings of their characters, so as to develop lifelike performances.   Part of the tradition behind the […]

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Planning Department Recommends Denial of Larchmont Bungalow Zone Change

Planning Department Recommends Denial of Larchmont Bungalow Zone Change

| October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

In a report issued this week, the Department of City Planning has recommended denial of all three requests by the Larchmont Bungalow in its most recent entitlement application. The Central Area Planning Commission will take up the matter at a public hearing next week on Tuesday, October 14. At a preliminary hearing last month, Bungalow representatives […]

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Hancock Park Homeowners’ Association Annual Meeting, Monday October 20

Hancock Park Homeowners’ Association Annual Meeting, Monday October 20

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hancock Park Homeowners’ Association, est. 1948, annual meeting will be held on Monday, October 20th at 7 pm at Marlborough School. The meeting is an opportunity for Hancock Park stakeholders to hear from the City Council Office, the LAPD, neighborhood security services, the LADOT on traffic and the DWP on the drought and water […]

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2014 AIDS Walk LA: Sunday Crowds, Street Closures West of La Brea

2014 AIDS Walk LA: Sunday Crowds, Street Closures West of La Brea

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 AIDS Walk Los Angeles will be held on Sunday, October 12. AIDS Walk starts and ends in West Hollywood at West Hollywood Park. Over 30,000 walkers will start off at 10am, heading eastbound on Melrose Avenue, south on La Brea Avenue and then west on Beverly Boulevard. The full route is a 10K […]

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For Sale: Windsor Square’s Historic Higgins Mansion

For Sale: Windsor Square’s Historic Higgins Mansion

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The historic Hiram Higgins Mansion – Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #403 – is on the market for $6.5 Million. The Queen Anne-style residence, originally built and sited on Wilshire Boulevard in 1906, has eight bedrooms and is more than 9,900 square feet on a .43 acre lot. The house was moved to Lucerne Boulevard […]

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La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Fed Up with Avalon Wilshire

La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Fed Up with Avalon Wilshire

| October 6, 2014 | 8 Comments

The park behind the Avalon Wilshire is an ongoing headache for residents of the adjacent La Brea Hancock area who are fed up with the drug dealing occurring in the park, and the Avalon’s lack of response to fixing the problem. According to residents of the adjacent  La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association (LBHHA), the Avalon […]

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