Larchmont News - The Buzz

City Council Passes ICO to Protect 5 Neighborhoods

City Council Passes ICO to Protect 5 Neighborhoods

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to pass an Interim Control Ordinance that would help prevent tear-downs and regulate the size and scale of replacement homes in Brookside and Sycamore Square (along with PicFair Village, Wilshire Vista and Sherman Oaks). As earlier reported, the ICO would place certain restrictions on the issuance of building […]

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Police Chase Causes Tuesday Commotion

Police Chase Causes Tuesday Commotion

A police chase through the Melrose and Citrus Square neighborhoods of the Greater Wilshire area brought a lot of commotion to the usually quiet residential zone late Tuesday afternoon. According to a report by KTLA-TV, the incident began when Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a stolen car near the intersection of North Mansfield […]

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Coming and Goings on Larchmont

Coming and Goings on Larchmont

This story was updated today. Village Footwear is closing at the end of July.  Jamba Juice is now closed and this week we learned that Z Pizza is closing on Sunday. We also heard that Village Footwear is closing at the end of July, after 19 years on Larchmont. It seems the rents for all these businesses […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Who Can Foster an Animal This Week?

Who Can Foster an Animal This Week?

The LA Department of Animal Services reminds us this week that it’s gearing up for its busiest time of the year – the loud, nerve-wracking (for pets) Fourth of July fireworks season – and it needs YOUR help to foster shelter pets…before the explosions begin. Every year at this time, city shelters experience a huge […]

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Perverse Sunglasses Named One of LA’s Best

Perverse Sunglasses Named One of LA’s Best

Perverse Sunglasses on Larchmont Blvd was recently named as one of LA’s Best Stores for Stylish Sunglasses by Racked LA. 13 Perverse Sunglasses “The just-launched LA brand is seeing to it that our peepers are properly protected, starting with its first boutique in Larchmont Village. Already beloved by blogstars and celebs (Cara Delevigne, Kendall and […]

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Sustainable Garden Tour Helps GWNC Show Off Diversity, Utility of Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Sustainable Garden Tour Helps GWNC Show Off Diversity, Utility of Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

On Sunday, June 26, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Sustainability Committee held its first annual Sustainable Garden Tour, highlighting 18 homes and other area locations with drought-tolerant and sustainable landscaping. Although many homes in our area still have traditional lawns, a growing number of homeowners are taking advantage of DWP rebates and climate-sensitive trends, some […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Neighborhood Loses Preservationist Len Hill

Neighborhood Loses Preservationist Len Hill

Over 450 people gathered at Hillside cemetery Thursday to honor the life of Len Hill, who passed away earlier this week after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Hill was a prolific television writer/producer who used his considerable skills to advocate for preservation of our historic neighborhoods. He was not afraid to venture into controversial […]

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Neighbors Remember Muhammad Ali

Neighbors Remember Muhammad Ali

Sports legend Muhammad Ali died yesterday at the age of 74. Ali is being memorialized in media all over the world today, including our hyper-local publication where he touched the lives of two residents of Fremont Place where he lived from 1979 to 1986 in a stunning, historic mansion built in 1915 for Martin Henry Mosier and […]

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Welcoming The UPS Store to North Larchmont

Welcoming The UPS Store to North Larchmont

Join us in welcoming The UPS Store to North Larchmont. Stop in to greet owners Tatiana and Christophe Moerenhout, who opened their new UPS Store doors at 325 N. Larchmont Blvd. (ground floor of the Larchmont Medical building), on May 16th. A welcome addition to Larchmont Village, The UPS Store offers a handy array of services and supplies […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz – Events for June 25-26, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for June 25-26, 2016

This weekend, we invite you to start your weekend early.  Really early.  LACMA Local, a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art group whose members gather every other Saturday for art-inspired hangouts at LACMA, will hold a sunrise Local: Break event at the museum’s Levitated Mass exhibit.   Join LACMA Locals at (literally) the crack of dawn to […]

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Library Games Tonight at Fremont Library

Library Games Tonight at Fremont Library

John C. Fremont Library is a happening place for kids and families this summer, with a wide variety of free fun events on Mondays and Thursdays. Fancy a round of tennis ball golf? How about a balloon toss? Have you brushed up on your hula hooping skills lately? You’ll get a chance to do all of […]

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Japan Foundation Offers Free Screenings

Japan Foundation Offers Free Screenings

If you’d like to expand your film-going options, the Japan Foundation, conveniently located on Wilshire Blvd in the Miracle Mile area, offers free screenings of Japanese feature films on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. This week, the offering is “Our Little Sister,” Wednesday, June 22 at 7 pm. The 2015 film was […]

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Water Pressure Valve Gushes at 4th and Citrus

Water Pressure Valve Gushes at 4th and Citrus

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Around 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, a city water pressure valve at the intersection of S. Citrus Ave and W. 4th Street did exactly what it was designed to do, and reacted to a buildup of excessive water pressure in city pipes by dramatically gushing water all over the intersection. The release, which lasted for […]

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Neighborhood Antique Shops Shine

Neighborhood Antique Shops Shine

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saturday’s always a great day for some leisurely antique shopping, so we were thrilled to see that five of the 13 antique shops named in TimeOutLosAngeles’ list of Best Antique Stores in LA a few days ago are in our general neighborhood. In fact, number one on the list is JF Chen Antiques, 1000 N. Highland, […]

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It’s Kitten Season!

It’s Kitten Season!

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thinking about getting a new feline friend?  If so, this is a great time of year – it’s kitten season at all six of the L.A. city animal shelters. Right now, as with every year at this time, L.A. Animal Services says its shelters are overflowing with irresistible, “purrrrfect” kittens in all colors and sizes, playful […]

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City Planning Commission Approves Revised Short-Term Rentals Ordinance

City Planning Commission Approves Revised Short-Term Rentals Ordinance

| June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

The City Planning Commission voted 5-4 on Thursday to approve a slightly revised version of a proposed ordinance to regulate short term rentals (defined as stays less than 30 days) in residential properties. With a few last-minute revisions that seemed to anger a few people on at least two of the many sides of the […]

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Short-Term Rentals/Home Sharing Ordinance Perspectives: Property Owners/Hosts

Short-Term Rentals/Home Sharing Ordinance Perspectives: Property Owners/Hosts

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, the Buzz reported on the details of Planning Department’s Staff Report and latest draft of the proposed new Short-Term Rentals (a.k.a. Home Sharing) Ordinance, which is intended to help regulate AirBnB-style rentals throughout the city.  As we mentioned in that story, however, this is an extremely passionate issue for many different stakeholder groups, because it […]

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Dean & DeLuca Heading to West Hollywood

Dean & DeLuca Heading to West Hollywood

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard rumors that Dean & DeLuca was coming to Larchmont in the now empty contiguous spaces formerly occupied by Crumbs Bakery, Pickett Fences and Hans Optical. Reportedly the Larchmont “Q” conditions were cited as the reason they weren’t taking the space because storefronts are restricted to 40 feet. We wondered about the veracity of that…but never […]

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Making Sense of Competing Housing Measures

Making Sense of Competing Housing Measures

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the last year, the Buzz has reported on efforts to put several housing measures on the ballot for voters to approve.  In a recent article, The LA Weekly looks at the Build Better LA measure the City Council voted yesterday to 13-1 to place on the fall ballot. The LA Weekly reported that only CD 4 […]

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Sultan’s Former Hancock Park Home on the Market

Sultan’s Former Hancock Park Home on the Market

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s always so fascinating to learn who had lived in the wonderful old houses in our neighborhood. Turns out the best way to learn about the houses is when they change hands. Curbed LA reported the Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang, Malaysia who as its elected monarch between 1979 and 1984 once lived at 265 North […]

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