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Hancock Park Tree Removal Takes Center Stage at Board of Public Works Meeting

Hancock Park Tree Removal Takes Center Stage at Board of Public Works Meeting

With the unannounced removal of 31 trees in the Hancock Park neighborhood in the last week still causing much dismay in the area, it was fortuitous that the Los Angeles Board of Public Works had previously scheduled one of its periodic off-site, town-hall-style meetings for Marlborough School, in Hancock Park, last night.  And it was no […]

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CD4 Councilmember David Ryu Asks LA DOT for Report on Impact of Driverless Cars

CD4 Councilmember David Ryu Asks LA DOT for Report on Impact of Driverless Cars

Councilmember David Ryu, introduced a motion instructing the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to report back on the benefits of driverless cars in Los Angeles and the steps that should be taken over the course of the next 5, 10, 15, and 20 years to prepare for an autonomous vehicle city by 2035. “An autonomous transit […]

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Bureau of Street Services Stands by Tree Removal; Residents Want HPOZ Review Before Any Trees Are Removed

Bureau of Street Services Stands by Tree Removal; Residents Want HPOZ Review Before Any Trees Are Removed

On Tuesday, the Buzz reported that city workers cut down more than thirty trees in Hancock Park over the weekend. Since then, more information has come to light regarding the tree trimming…as well as an official response from the Bureau of Street Services (BSS), whose contractor Mariposa Landscaping cut down the trees. According to the Hancock […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Historic Wilshire Blvd. Photo Collection Online

Historic Wilshire Blvd. Photo Collection Online

Now you can travel back in time (well, at least to the 1970s) through the recently published photographs of Anne Laskey and her mother Marlene, which are now part of the Los Angeles Public Library‘s historic photo collection. The collection was recently reported in the LAist blog, which said: “For two years in the latter part […]

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New LADWP Website Provides One-Stop Shop for Energy-Efficient Products, Rebates and More

New LADWP Website Provides One-Stop Shop for Energy-Efficient Products, Rebates and More

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently re-launched its Efficient Product Marketplace (EPM), a website that provides information about energy-saving products, points customers to vendors and retailers that sell them and allows customers to submit receipts directly online for LADWP energy-efficiency rebates. According to the DWP, the re-launched site is designed to be […]

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Climate Change Can Be Local Says GWNC Sustainability Committee Speaker

Climate Change Can Be Local Says GWNC Sustainability Committee Speaker

Everyone can take personal and local actions that can have a big impact on climate change. That was the message Dan Kegel, Sycamore Square homeowner, software engineer and climate change activist, gave at the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Sustainability Committee quarterly meeting last night. Kegel got interested in climate change for personal reasons, he said, to help preserve […]

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Brookside Writer Laura Cohen Debuts New Play

Brookside Writer Laura Cohen Debuts New Play

Laura Cohen, a Brookside resident, professional writer and longtime member of the Ebell of Los Angeles, was inspired by the club’s launch of its Playwright Prize two years ago to try her hand at writing for the stage. Her first full-length play, Worldly Possessions, was a finalist in the first Ebell contest and was also workshopped this summer […]

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Have You Seen David Rodriguez?

Have You Seen David Rodriguez?

David Rodriguez, a Westlake/MacArthur Park-area resident who frequents Larchmont Blvd., has been missing since last Wednesday.  His son, Richard Rodriguez, has requested that we share this recent Facebook post: This is my dad, he is missing. No one has seen him since Wednesday. He may be lost and disoriented. Please share, particularly with your healthcare […]

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Eat It Up! New Book By Brooksider Sherri Vinton

Eat It Up! New Book By Brooksider Sherri Vinton

Brookside resident Sherri Vinton’s new book will inspire you to use more of the fresh food you buy…and in doing so, save money and the natural resources that go into producing food. “Eat It Up,” which came out in June, is an accessible, how-to cookbook offering smart tips and simple recipes. “This is not dumpster diving,” […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for September 24-25

Weekend Buzz – Events for September 24-25

This is one of those weekends when there’s so much going on, it’s hard to know where to start.  But we’ll try…with some treasure hunting at a couple of big local estate sales. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can visit an “entertainment mogul’s stunning historic landmark Tudor estate” at 500 S. Muirfield Rd. […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for September 17-18, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for September 17-18, 2016

Our lovely autumn weekend starts with a big estate sale at 175 N. Hudson.  Advertised as “3800 Square Feet of Shopping” the 60-year accumulation includes a lot of  mid-century items, including chandeliers, a card table and chairs, two dining tables and chairs, collectibles, more chairs, wall mirror, rolling cart, credenza, coffee tables, a three-tiered buffet, […]

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Assembly Member Miguel Santiago Holding Local Office Hours Wednesday

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago Holding Local Office Hours Wednesday

53rd District California State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, representing neighbors east of Crenshaw and Larchmont Blvds. in our area, will be holding community office hours tomorrow –  Wednesday, September 14 – from 7-9 a.m. at the Anderson-Munger YMCA (4301 W. Third St., at the NW corner of Third and Oxford). This is one of seven such events […]

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Twiggy’s Former Home at 239 South Van Ness Avenue – Open This Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Twiggy’s Former Home at 239 South Van Ness Avenue – Open This Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post 239 South Van Ness Avenue Come see Twiggy’s former home – Open this Sunday between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.! A generous, light-filled living room with handsome fireplace welcomes you to this lovely Traditional home. The adjoining formal dining room and separate den/breakfast room allow for flexible everyday living. The renovated kitchen boasts honed […]

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New Stop Signs on 8th Street

New Stop Signs on 8th Street

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many neighbors predicted, recent Purple Line subway construction at the Wilshire-La Brea intersection has led many drivers to take other local streets instead of Wilshire, even at times when Wilshire isn’t fully closed and no official detours are in effect.  For residents of the Miracle Mile area, this added traffic has often led to […]

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City Chops Down Hancock Park Trees

City Chops Down Hancock Park Trees

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park residents on June Street and McCadden Place were startled to see their beloved street trees chopped down by city crews working over the weekend and yesterday. On June Street, in the 200 South block just south of Third Street Elementary, ten sycamore trees were chopped down to tiny stumps on the school’s side of […]

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Tree Limb on Bronson Removed

Tree Limb on Bronson Removed

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

A large cypress tree limb fell on Friday across the street in the 300 block of Bronson Avenue in Larchmont Village. The photo above was taken Saturday afternoon. By Sunday, when we drove by, the limb had been removed and the street was cleared for traffic.

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Electric Vehicle Charging, MAC Cosmetics and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Coming to Larchmont

Electric Vehicle Charging, MAC Cosmetics and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Coming to Larchmont

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

CD 4 Councilmember David Ryu’s office has arranged for three electric vehicle chargers to be installed in the City parking lot on Larchmont Blvd. before the end of the year, according to an announcement sent out this week by Tom Kneafsey, President of the Larchmont Blvd. Business Improvement District. According to Kneafsey, the BID requested […]

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Mud Hen Tavern to Close in October

Mud Hen Tavern to Close in October

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mud Hen Tavern on Highland Avenue will close in October, reported Eater LA this week. According to the story, staff was notified this week of the closure of the three year old restaurant, which started out as Street, founded by Susan Feniger (chef, writer, TV personality, just to name a few), who has been serving […]

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Pro and Anti- Advocates Go Head-to-Head on Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

Pro and Anti- Advocates Go Head-to-Head on Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s starting to look like the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative – which proposes a 2-year moratorium on development projects that would require a zone change – will be a sure thing for the spring 2017 city election ballot. So we’re guessing that we’re going to be seeing an increasing number of local head-to-head forums in which […]

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Mid-City West Community Council Now Accepting Grant Applications

Mid-City West Community Council Now Accepting Grant Applications

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Mid-City West Community Council will be awarding two $1,000 Neighborhood Purpose Grants (NPGs) during its 2016-2017 fiscal year. The grants are available to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or public school that would like to do a community improvement project in the Mid-City West area (roughly La Brea to La Cienega, from Olympic Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd.). […]

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