Larchmont News - The Buzz

Marlborough School Arden Project About to Launch

Marlborough School Arden Project About to Launch

Long known as a school that feeds the minds of young women, Marlborough School is now moving into the next phase of development to better feed their bodies – through construction of new athletic and physical fitness facilities on campus. The “Arden Project” will expand the footprint of the school by about 25%, adding approximately […]

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Wilshire Side Street Paving Between Van Ness and Sweetzer

Wilshire Side Street Paving Between Van Ness and Sweetzer

The Wilshire BRT project continues with some clean up work along the Wilshire corridor through our neighborhood.  The contractor will be conducting temporary single lane closures along Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday, which will temporarily close intersections for side street grinding and paving.  The #3 lane will be closed intermittently along Wilshire Boulevard, limiting access to side […]

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Packages Stolen from Front Porches; Local Family Helps Catch Thief

Packages Stolen from Front Porches; Local Family Helps Catch Thief

Incidents of stolen packages left at area front doors were reported prior to the holidays. The trend continues as it appears to be an easy way for thieves to tap valuable goods. Thanks to an observant local teen, one such bandit was arrested. Late Monday evening (around 10:30 p.m.) this Norton Avenue resident observed a […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Wine & Spirits Delivered to Your Door

Wine & Spirits Delivered to Your Door

Pouring a glass of wine, sipping a scotch, downing a beer. It’s an almost daily occurrence for many of us. And now, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are three mobile apps now available for Android and iOS that allow users to order alcohol delivered to your door, much like the pizza guy […]

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Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about googie architecture. When word came out that Norms Coffee Shop on La Cienega, a fine, still functioning example of googie architecture, was threatened with demolition, Angelenos took action and an application was quickly filed with the Cultural Heritage Commission which is now considering making Norms […]

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Edible Gardens LA Photo

Edible Gardens LA Photo

Aside from doing great work in gardens around our area and beyond, Edible Gardens LA has a beautiful tumblr documenting her work and sharing what is possible in urban gardening. According to her Tumblr site: Edible Gardens LA builds, plants and sustains organic vegetable gardens. Lauri Kranz teaches gardening at local schools and with her company […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Larchmont’s Gaddy Opens Barbareño in Santa Barbara

Larchmont’s Gaddy Opens Barbareño in Santa Barbara

Some would say it takes the energy and boldness of youth to open a restaurant in today’s competitive marketplace. There’s a lot that goes into launching a successful venture – particularly when the restaurant is all about curating a farm to table experience in one of California’s most vibrant farm rich regions. It looks like […]

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Pianist Inna Faliks Weaves Classical Piano Recital with Moving Story in “Polonaise Fantasie”

Pianist Inna Faliks Weaves Classical Piano Recital with Moving Story in “Polonaise Fantasie”

Classical music enthusiasts and theater lovers alike won’t want to miss the upcoming performance by Inna Faliks in the Ebell Club Lounge on Sunday, January 25th at 5 pm. A world-class pianist, Faliks will perform an intimate portrayal of her life for a limited audience, followed by a light supper. The event, “Polonaise Fantasie: Story […]

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Daphne Brogdon Shares Family-Friendly Fare and Laughs on Food Network Series

Daphne Brogdon Shares Family-Friendly Fare and Laughs on Food Network Series

Blogger, stand up comic, and Longwood Highlands neighbor, Daphne Brogdon added ‘Food Network show host’ to her resume this week. Brogdon, married to chef Mark Peel, is sharing her unique take on creating meals that taste good and are easy to prepare in a Food Network series called ‘Daphne Dishes.’ According to Brogdon, the opportunity […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Monk Space Offering an Enticing Tuesday Concert

Monk Space Offering an Enticing Tuesday Concert

Many Hancock Park residents may not realize it, but there’s an edgy musical venue called Monk Space, right here in our backyard. Located in St. Andrews Square on 2nd Street, just off Western and near St Brendan School, the brick warehouse with outdoor courtyard offers eclectic musical performances and creative art space for filmmakers and […]

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LAPD Olympic Division Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Feuer Scheduled for January 21

LAPD Olympic Division Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Feuer Scheduled for January 21

LAPD Olympic Division will host a Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Mike Feuer on Wednesday, January 21. The meeting is designed to bring together citizens who live within the LAPD Olympic Division footprint in order to introduce the new Neighborhood Prosecutor, Steve Houchin. According to the City Attorney’s website: The [Neighbohood Prosecutor] program […]

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LA Art Show 2015 at Convention Center this Weekend

LA Art Show 2015 at Convention Center this Weekend

Billed as the West Coast’s most comprehensive art show of Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional artwork, the LA Art Show 2015 will hang in the Convention Center this weekend, January 15-18, 2015 in its 20th Anniversary Show. Artwork from 120 galleries representing 22 countries will be exhibited, including sculpture, work on paper and installations. […]

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CD 4 Elections: The Money Begins to Flow

CD 4 Elections: The Money Begins to Flow

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Jack Humphreville,  first published in CityWatch on Jan. 15, 2015. LA WATCHDOG – As of December 31, the 14 candidates to succeed Tom LaBonge in Council District 4 have raised $1.6 million, including $153,000 in matching funds.  But more importantly, after spending almost $600,000, the 14 candidates have over $1 million in cash on hand […]

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Wilshire Blvd from Highland to Crescent Heights Paved this Weekend

Wilshire Blvd from Highland to Crescent Heights Paved this Weekend

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Due to weather conditions last Saturday, the Wilshire BRT street paving work originally scheduled for last week has been rescheduled to occur this Saturday, January 17 from 7am – 5pm on Wilshire Blvd between Highland Ave. and Crescent Heights Blvd. Avoid this section of Wilshire on Saturday. Questions? Contact Wilshire BRT at: 213.922.2500 or wilshirebrt@lacity.org. […]

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Windsor Square Residents Riled over Dorothy Chandler Mansion Renovations

Windsor Square Residents Riled over Dorothy Chandler Mansion Renovations

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A group of local residents calling themselves the Windsor Square Concerned Citizens League has created the website DorothyChandlerMansion.com to bring attention to the recent remodeling of “Los Tiempos” at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. which they feel is inappropriate and inadequately overseen by City officials. The website is a ‘call to action’ to get people to sign an […]

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Update on Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Yesterday

Update on Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Yesterday

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee of the City Council did not reach a decision Tuesday on the Larchmont Bungalow’s appeal to overturn the Central Area Planning Commission’s unanimous, October 2014,  denial (5-0 vote) of the Bungalow’s request for special treatment to allow the Bungalow to operate as a restaurant. After about 40 […]

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New Street Art in Local Area

New Street Art in Local Area

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a couple of new pieces of local street art to point out. Both are painted words- both in French – on walls in separate parts of our greater neighborhood. One has been up for a few weeks, and the other has only been up for a couple of days. One has us stymied […]

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Ruskin Art Club Reborn as Historic Home in Windsor Village

Ruskin Art Club Reborn as Historic Home in Windsor Village

| January 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

The former home of the Ruskin Art Club in Windsor Village underwent a complete renovation during 2014 and has reemerged as a refined single family home in the Mission Revival style, worthy of the its designation as Historic Cultural Monument #639 in Los Angeles. The renovated home is now on the market for $2.395 million. […]

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Purple Line Extension Construction Community Meeting

Purple Line Extension Construction Community Meeting

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are interested in the latest about the Purple Line Extension, there’s a community meeting scheduled for this Thursday at 5:30p in the SAG/AFTRA building on Wilshire Boulevard (adjacent to Marie Calendar’s). Take advantage of the opportunity to hear the latest from the team at Metro; plus, learn what’s next. See details below:

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LAPD Helicopters Sunday Evening Trying to Flush Out Burglary Suspects

LAPD Helicopters Sunday Evening Trying to Flush Out Burglary Suspects

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Residents of Windsor Village were lighting up their neighborhood email list-serve last night as an LAPD helicopter lit up their skies doing circles around Victoria Ave at 9th Street for over four hours in an attempt to find two burglary suspects. Two black male suspects in their 30′s pried open a door to a residence […]

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