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Land Use Committee Recommends GWNC Support BMO and Home Sharing Ordinances

Land Use Committee Recommends GWNC Support BMO and Home Sharing Ordinances

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee voted last night to recommend that the full board of the GWNC support the current drafts of both the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) and the new Home Sharing and Short-term Rental ordinance, which are currently going through the city approval process. In its brief discussion, the committee […]

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Resources for Catching Up on DWP Reform Issues

Resources for Catching Up on DWP Reform Issues

  The conversation about reforming the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is moving quickly, but the city is providing a number of resources to help get (or stay) up to speed on the issue. Back in March, a series of community discussions on the topic kicked off with a “Making Sense of DWP […]

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City Hearing on Proposed Home-Sharing Ordinance Highlights Deeper Issues

City Hearing on Proposed Home-Sharing Ordinance Highlights Deeper Issues

As home-sharing via short-term rentals (often through online booking sites such as AirBnB) booms in the City of Los Angeles, city officials have responded to complaints from angry neighbors with a new effort to regulate such businesses. It’s an effort that walks a “delicate balance” between protection of owners’ rights to profit from their properties, […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

A Peachy Memorial Day Drink

A Peachy Memorial Day Drink

Just in time for the kick-off of summer, peaches are back in the farmer’s market. Roger Morrison, Hancock Park resident and founder of Jardesca California Aperitiva shared his recipe for a Jardesca Peach Infusion to help us properly celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. JARDESCA Peach Infusion By the pitcher 3 bottles of JARDESCA California Aperitiva 1 […]

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Staging Your House for a Summer Sale

Staging Your House for a Summer Sale

Summer is the hottest season for selling homes, according to conventional real estate wisdom. But selling a high value home, even in a hot real estate market is not as easy as putting a listing online. These days buyers are used to seeing homes “staged” and “market ready,” buzz words for decluttered and pristine. “A […]

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Hollywood Pop! Popped Up Last Night

Hollywood Pop! Popped Up Last Night

The new pop-up park, Hollywood Pop! at the corner of Selma and Ivar opened last night with festivities to attract passersbys including an opportunity to tell planners what they’d like to see in their neighborhood and how to improve public space in Hollywood.  It’s a laudable gesture to the idea of crowd sourcing from real […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Hancock Park Resident Jon Vein Elected Hilary Clinton Delegate

Hancock Park Resident Jon Vein Elected Hilary Clinton Delegate

Hancock Park resident Jon Vein will be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate for Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. Vein won the spot earlier this month at the California Democratic party convention, where he was elected one of seven delegates representing the 33rd Congressional District pledged to Mrs. Clinton. The delegates are […]

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Brookside Casting Director Heidi Levitt Featured in Academy Series

Brookside Casting Director Heidi Levitt Featured in Academy Series

Usually behind the camera, Brookside resident and casting director Heidi Levitt is the “star” of a newly released video produced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  In the video, Levitt tells the story of casting the feature film The Artist,  winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture. “I wanted to tell […]

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Hans Custom Optik – New Location, Still on Larchmont Boulevard

Hans Custom Optik – New Location, Still on Larchmont Boulevard

Following 30 years at his previous location on Larchmont, Hans Fiebig has officially moved Hans Custom Optik in to the store’s new location, at 419 3/4 North Larchmont Boulevard. Congratulations Hans! So glad you are still on the Boulevard! Stop in and say hello to Hans, and the wonderful staff, who help run this family […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

RFK Mural Festival Brings Works of Famous Artists to Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools

RFK Mural Festival Brings Works of Famous Artists to Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools

Branded Arts, a Los Angeles-based organization that offers artistic services for communities, corporations and public schools, is currently producing the RFK Mural Festival, a major art and mural project at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S. Catalina St. (Wilshire & Catalina). (The campus is a collection of six autonomous public schools serving grades K-12 on […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for May 21-22, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for May 21-22, 2016

Although we usually stay in the mid-town area for our weekend event listings, there are occasionally happenings further afield that can’t be ignored.  This weekend, we have two of those.  The first is the opening today of Metro’s Expo Line extension, which completes the full length of that light rail branch, and can carry you […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for May 13-15, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for May 13-15, 2016

  Yes, it’s Friday the 13th today, but it’s not at all spooky. Unless you want to kick off your weekend with a Great Horror Movie Night screening of Friday the 13th at the Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., 90027, at 7:45 p.m….and then things will get very spooky, very quickly. Tickets are […]

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Metro Announces Detour Routes for Wilshire Blvd. Closures…and Other Subway Construction News

Metro Announces Detour Routes for Wilshire Blvd. Closures…and Other Subway Construction News

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

At its bi-monthly Community Construction meeting last Thursday, May 19, Metro provided updates on many facets of its current Purple Line Extension subway construction, and particularly the upcoming 22 weekend closures of Wilshire Blvd., necessary to install street-level decking that will allow traffic to use the street while excavation and construction continue below for the next few […]

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Hillary Clinton Coming to Windsor Square for Fundraiser Tonight

Hillary Clinton Coming to Windsor Square for Fundraiser Tonight

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Windsor Square this evening for a fundraising event in the 300 block of South Arden Blvd from approximately 7-9pm. Mrs. Clinton will also be attending another event on the westside of the city. The Buzz heard the event hosts have encouraged their guests to use ride sharing services to avoid […]

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Rossmore Mansion of Harry Warner for Sale

Rossmore Mansion of Harry Warner for Sale

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rossmore mansion of Harry Warner, eldest of the four brothers who founded Warner Bros. studios is for sale for $5.75 million. The house at the corner of 5th of Rossmore is a familiar site for anyone who drives on Rossmore Blvd. with it’s state Georgian Colonial architecture. It was built for Warner in 1923 […]

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Masonic Temple to Reopen as Marciano Gallery In 2017

Masonic Temple to Reopen as Marciano Gallery In 2017

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

We were just wondering what was going on with the renovation of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple. Now, it seems the private art gallery planned for that space by the Marciano Brothers, owners of Guess? Clothing, is slated to open in early 2017 according to a story in Curbed LA.   The Maurice and Paul Marciano […]

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Two Burglary Suspects Caught in Windsor Square

Two Burglary Suspects Caught in Windsor Square

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Calling it “a perfect example of Neighborhood Watch and neighbors working with private security and the LAPD,” SSA Security reported that two burglary suspects were caught on Tuesday in the 100 block of North Irving in Windsor Square. On the evening of  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at approximately 7:24PM, SSA received a phone call from […]

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Wilshire Warriors

Wilshire Warriors

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This just in from the Wilshire Warriors — After their fourth year of competing every fall and spring at Mid-Valley (8,9,10,11),  the 11U Blue finally brought home the Spring Mid-Valley Championship in the Gold division. It was a tremendous day of baseball. Seeded number 2, the 11U Blue had to win three games to claim […]

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Mid-City West Begins Discussions of 6th Street Safety Improvements

Mid-City West Begins Discussions of 6th Street Safety Improvements

| May 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Last night, about 50 stakeholders in the Mid-City West Community Council area gathered at the Korean Cultural Center on Wilshire Blvd. for a Town Hall discussion of traffic safety issues on West 6th Street, between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues.  The event, described as just the beginning of wider community conversations on the topic, was […]

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Paramount Master Plan Moves Forward After Monday Hearing

Paramount Master Plan Moves Forward After Monday Hearing

| May 18, 2016 | 2 Comments

On Monday, May 16, the proposed new Master Plan for Paramount Pictures, which would add approximately 1.3 million square feet of office and studio space to the studio’s 62-acre site, as well as parking and office buildings on two ancillary lots owned by Paramount on the south side of Melrose Avenue, and a new digital sign […]

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