Larchmont News - The Buzz

New Hotel on Vine Street to Replace Vagabond Inn

New Hotel on Vine Street to Replace Vagabond Inn

The less-than-lovely former Vagabond Inn is but a distant memory after it was raised in late 2013- so we were wondering what’s on the slate for 1133 Vine Street? Turns out it’s a new hotel – a 112 room, six-story hotel that will sit deep on the skinny lot along the west side of Vine […]

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Recent Crimes: LAPD Wilshire and Olympic Divisions

Recent Crimes: LAPD Wilshire and Olympic Divisions

The following crimes occurred recently in the greater Hancock Park and Wilshire areas, including both the Wilshire and Olympic Divisions. Not included here are all the grand theft auto and burglary from motor vehicles – of which there were plenty. Recent Crimes: 11/3/2014, 12am-7 am, 200 block N Plymouth Blvd. Suspect forced open side door of garage, […]

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Marlborough School Sexual Harassment Case Concludes

Marlborough School Sexual Harassment Case Concludes

When allegations of sexual harassment of a student by a former teacher arose last spring at Marlborough School, the Board of Trustees formed a Special Investigative Committee to conduct an independent investigation. The Board and Special Investigative Committee retained outside counsel to conduct that independent investigation. Last Friday, the school announced the conclusion of this […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Fremont Place Drake Mansion Gone but Not Forgotten

Fremont Place Drake Mansion Gone but Not Forgotten

Developed in 1911 as the “highest class residential community in the nation” and advertised as “For the Man of Means”, Fremont Place has held an allure for many as it sits, unreachable to the public, behind the gates and guardhouse at the southern end of Rossmore Ave off Wilshire Boulevard. The 31 acre Fremont Place […]

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Coffee + Food Flat White Celebrated

Coffee + Food Flat White Celebrated

Don’t miss the Los Angeles Times story calling attention to our favorite Aussie cafe – Coffee + Food on Melrose. The Times recognizes the wonderful neighborhood spot for one of their delicious treats – their flat white. A flat white is akin to a latte – only better.  And the one at Coffee + Food […]

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Deco-Inspired Apartments Planned for Miracle Mile behind Dominguez-Wilshire Building

Deco-Inspired Apartments Planned for Miracle Mile behind Dominguez-Wilshire Building

The classic Art Deco landmark “Amherst Tower” on Wilshire between Cloverdale and Cochran will soon see its half acre parking lot in the rear turned from pavement to housing when this project designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) gets underway. Providing 43 units and 246 parking stalls (four levels underground, for the future residents as well […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Larchmont Dentist Dr. Louie Opens New High-Tech Office

Larchmont Dentist Dr. Louie Opens New High-Tech Office

Dr. Shervin M. Louie has been a resident dentist in the Larchmont Medical Building for some twenty years, giving patients winning smiles with his cosmetic, general and implant dentistry work. But lately his patients are smiling for another reason – his lush new offices with penthouse views puts a smile on patient’s faces as soon […]

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June Bilgore Receives GWNC Citizen Recognition Award

June Bilgore Receives GWNC Citizen Recognition Award

Windsor Square resident June Bilgore was given the  GWNC Citizen Recognition Award on Wednesday, Nov. 12th at the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council meeting. Ms. Bilgore was honored for her many years of service to the community through the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society and its annual garden tour, the Ebell of Los Angeles, the Windsor Square […]

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Larchmont Village’s Rios Clementi Hale Reveal Sneak Peek at the Greek

Larchmont Village’s Rios Clementi Hale Reveal Sneak Peek at the Greek

The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission recently recommended Live Nation’s proposal to renovate and operate the Greek Theatre for the next decade. Live Nation has been competing against current Greek Theater manager/operator Neederlander Concerts for this coveted contract. Larchmont Village based architecture/design firm Rios Clementi Hale is working with Live Nation on this bid to […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Miracle Mile Fun Run on December 6

Miracle Mile Fun Run on December 6

Councilman Tom LaBonge will be hosting the 2nd Miracle Mile Fun Run. This one-mile run will take place on Saturday December 6, along Wilshire Boulevard. Runners can take advantage of this opportunity to run down the middle of Wilshire Boulevard, one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles. This stretch between Highland Avenue and […]

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Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association Semi-Annual Meeting

Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association Semi-Annual Meeting

The semi-annual meeting of the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm. The Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association is bounded by Wilton on the east, Arden on the west, Melrose to the north and Beverly on the south. This meeting is an opportunity to say hello to neighbors and hear […]

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Supper with Santa at the Ebell Club

Supper with Santa at the Ebell Club

It seems all too early, but Santa and Mrs Claus have a busy season coming up and their visit to the Ebell Club for Supper With Santa sells out fast! This year’s event happens Friday, December 5th from 4:30 to 8 pm in the Ebell Club and is open to the public. The event will […]

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Classic Film Location: LA Confidential House in Hancock Park

Classic Film Location: LA Confidential House in Hancock Park

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week Los Angeles Magazine reflects on ‘LA Confidential’, one of the many Oscar winning films shot on location in Hancock Park. The film is a 1997 neo-noir detective film based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same title…it hardly seems possible you can live in LA and not have seen it.  It has […]

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Who Was the Dante of Dante’s View in Griffith Park?

Who Was the Dante of Dante’s View in Griffith Park?

| November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Have you ever hiked the couple miles up the Hollywood Hiking Train in Griffith Park to Dante’s View and wondered – who is Dante and why is this his view? We have. Some seventy hikers trecked up to the view last Sunday, Nov 9th, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of  Dante Orgaolini, the creator and namesake […]

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Chevalier’s Books: Former Mayor Richard Riordan Book Signing November 22

Chevalier’s Books: Former Mayor Richard Riordan Book Signing November 22

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Richard Riordan, the 39th Mayor of the City of Los Angeles (1993-2001), will be one of the first authors to do a book signing at the newly renovated Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Boulevard. Riordan will sign his book – “THE MAYOR: How I Turned Around Los Angeles after Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson […]

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Sixty Second Visual Taste of Trois Mec Menu

Sixty Second Visual Taste of Trois Mec Menu

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of us who still haven’t gotten a seat at one of LA’s tough-to-book tables, there is now a 60 Second Tasting Menu that takes us on visual trot through one night’s set menu at Trois Mec on Highland. The dance between the chef’s fingers and the delicate presentation of some pretty fancy food makes […]

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Larchmont Charter School Offers World Fair Saturday Nov 15

Larchmont Charter School Offers World Fair Saturday Nov 15

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Charter School is proud of their diverse student body, and they’ll celebrate that fact this Saturday, November 15th with their 7th Annual World Fair of food and fun, located at  Larchmont Charter’s Hollygrove primary school campus on the corner of Gregory and Vine, just north of Melrose. Over 15 countries are expected to be […]

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Windsor Square Annual Town Hall Meeting Thursday

Windsor Square Annual Town Hall Meeting Thursday

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Windsor Square Association will hold their annual “Town Hall” meeting  at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at The Wilshire Ebell, 743 South Lucerne Blvd (between Wilshire and 8th). The meeting will be chaired by WSA President Larry Guzin and is expected to discuss neighborhood activities during 2014, block captains, public safety, land use issues and […]

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Chevalier’s Books Opens Anew With Fully Stocked Shelves

Chevalier’s Books Opens Anew With Fully Stocked Shelves

| November 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of the boulevard’s most venerable institutions, Chevalier’s Bookstore, reopened this Sunday, November 9th, much to the delight of readers and shoppers in Larchmont Village. The new owners, Darryl Holter and Bert Deixler, were on hand to welcome dozens of old neighborhood friends and customers. Both men have long been avid readers and shoppers at […]

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Short Film: ‘Villages in the City’ Celebrates Garden Apartment Architecture

Short Film: ‘Villages in the City’ Celebrates Garden Apartment Architecture

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The LA Conservancy held a “We Heart Garden Apartments!” tour on November 1. According to the Conservancy, LA has the second largest collection of historic Garden Apartments in the nation. Prior to departing for the three Garden Apartment destinations that were a part of the tour, the Conservancy team played “Villages in the City,” a […]

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