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Neighborhood Council Election (Preliminary) Results are In!

Neighborhood Council Election (Preliminary) Results are In!

On Sunday, May 1, both the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and the Mid-City West Community Council held elections for all of their available board seats…and late yesterday preliminary results were posted by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which oversees the Neighborhood Council system in the City of Los Angeles. In the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council […]

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Meet Your GWNC Election Candidates

Meet Your GWNC Election Candidates

Sponsored Post Elections for all 21 seats on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Board of Directors are up for election this Sunday (May 1 – 12-4 p.m. at the Barking Lot, 366 N. Larchmont Blvd.)  The GWNC represents the area roughly bounded by Melrose Ave., Manhattan Pl., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea Ave. (see map […]

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LACMA Announces Huge New Gifts to Kick Off New Building Project

LACMA Announces Huge New Gifts to Kick Off New Building Project

In a press release yesterday, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced that it has received two huge private donations to kick off the next phase of the effort to build its new Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collections building. Elaine Wynn, co-chair of LACMA’s Board of Directors, has pledged $50 million…and A. Jerrold Perenchio added […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Poetry Contest Submission Deadline is Friday

Poetry Contest Submission Deadline is Friday

Our deadline for submissions is fast approaching! We are delighted to report we have  already received a number of submissions but want to make sure all our local poets are included. If you’d like to participate (and have a shot at the great prizes donated by our sponsors), please submit your entries before Friday, May […]

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Local Power Lunches

Local Power Lunches

If you haven’t made plans for lunch yet and you’re feeling up to making the power lunch scene, you may want to check out a recent Eater LA listicle “LA’s Hottest Power Lunches Spots,” that named five neighborhood restaurants – Kali, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, République, Salt’s Cure and Spartina. According to EaterLA, “This […]

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Big Sunday is Now a Month of Big Sundays

Big Sunday is Now a Month of Big Sundays

Big Sunday started 17 years ago as a day of community service at Temple Israel of Hollywood then grew into a citywide (and then even wider) weekend of events. Now it has become a full month of activities that connect people across the region in helping others. Starting on May 1, 2016,  Big Sunday will be […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Prince – A Personal Recollection

Prince – A Personal Recollection

As the news broke yesterday about the passing of music legend Prince, people all over the world began to mourn his public legacy.  For me, however, the news was a bit more personal.  In addition to being a fan of his music from the very beginning (something I share with tens of millions of people […]

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Chevalier’s Books

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Chevalier’s Books

Sponsored Post Independent Bookstore Day Celebrates independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 30th, with literary parties around the country. Independent bookstores are worth holding a day-long, nation-wide party for. Chevalier’s Books has been been preparing for the festivities for 76 years! Independent bookstores are cultural hubs, watering holes for thirsty imaginations, a place where you […]

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Kali Brings Fine Dining at Everyday Prices to Larchmont Village

Kali Brings Fine Dining at Everyday Prices to Larchmont Village

It’s Wednesday, the week is officially half over, and it’s time to starting thinking about making plans for dinner this weekend. What if you could have a Michelin Star-level meal around the corner from your house, so close you could even walk there, and it was priced like a neighborhood joint? Well, now you can. […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for April 30-May 1, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for April 30-May 1, 2016

They say the early bird gets the worm and that’s especially true today, as LAPD’s Olympic Division holds a yard sale in its community room at the Olympic Division Station, 1130 S. Vermont Ave., starting at 6:30 a.m. (yes, you read that right – no weekend slackers among our local law enforcement!).  The event is […]

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2016 GWNC Elections…but Didn’t Know You Should Ask

Everything You Need to Know about the 2016 GWNC Elections…but Didn’t Know You Should Ask

Sponsored Post Elections for the GWNC are this Sunday, May 1st from 12-4 pm at The Barking Lot, 366 North Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, 90004. If you live, work, or own property in the Greater Wilshire area, you should vote in Sunday’s election. What’s a GWNC? The GWNC is the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, one of 95 such grass-roots […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for April 23-24

Weekend Buzz – Events for April 23-24

As this really lovely weekend dawns, and you contemplate your schedule for the next couple of days, it would also be a great time for those who live, work, own property or have some other connection as a stakeholder in the Miracle Mile area to register to vote in the Mid-City West Community Council elections. […]

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936 South Victoria Avenue in Windsor Village HPOZ

936 South Victoria Avenue in Windsor Village HPOZ

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post 936 South Victoria Avenue Ready to move right in? Located in the desirable Windsor Village HPOZ, near Harold Henry Park, this spacious property includes 2 bedrooms and a full bath downstairs, 3 bedrooms plus office and 2 baths upstairs. Nice light, hardwood floors and upgrades throughout. The kitchen boasts newer cabinets, appliances and […]

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LA Wins City Nature Challenge

LA Wins City Nature Challenge

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hooray for LA! With more than 10,353 observations, Los Angeles won the City Nature Challenge, edging out San Francisco, where citizen scientists logged 9,389 observations submitted to the free app iNaturalist. All together, more than 20,000 observations were submitted and tracked by iNaturalist during the one week Challenge. The City Nature Challenge was a collaboration between the […]

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Public Review and Adoption Process Begins for Miracle Mile HPOZ

Public Review and Adoption Process Begins for Miracle Mile HPOZ

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 25 people gathered last night at Los Angeles High School for what Ken Bernstein, from the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, called the kickoff of the “final adoption process” for an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the Miracle Mile neighborhood.  Bernstein, who led the meeting with Renata Dragland, a planner in the Office’s […]

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Art Works Studio Showcases Local Painters in “LA en Rose”

Art Works Studio Showcases Local Painters in “LA en Rose”

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most people who pass the Art Works Studio on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose have no idea that humming inside are inspired artists from the neighborhood painting under the guidance of artist Julio Panisello. These classes for adults, offered four times a week, will showcase ten of those artists this weekend in a […]

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Initial Reactions to New Baseline Mansionization Ordinance Draft

Initial Reactions to New Baseline Mansionization Ordinance Draft

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we noted yesterday, the City of Los Angeles has released a second draft of its proposed revisions to the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, the law that governs the size and massing of single-family homes on residential lots.  The revisions, which have been in the works for almost two years (a first draft was released last […]

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City Releases New Draft of Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

City Releases New Draft of Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, April 21, the City of Los Angeles released a new draft of proposed revisions to its Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, the law that regulates the size and scale of new and replacement homes on city lots.  The original BMO, intended to curb the construction of oversized replacement homes in existing neighborhoods, proved to contain […]

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California Marketplace: Push Your Epicurean Envelope

California Marketplace: Push Your Epicurean Envelope

| April 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tired of shopping for food at the same old supermarkets, cooking the same old meals, finding the same old ingredients in your cupboards? We all need some inspiration at times – and I found it on the corner of Western and 5th at the California Marketplace. Stepping into this giant Korean supermarket that opened late […]

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Zoning Administrator Gives Green Light to 7-Eleven at Olympic & La Brea

Zoning Administrator Gives Green Light to 7-Eleven at Olympic & La Brea

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  On April 14, Association Zoning Administrator Henry Chu issued a determination letter granting the go-ahead for a new 7-Eleven store – to be open 24 hours a day, and which will be permitted to sell beer and wine for off-site consumption – at the NE corner of Olympic Blvd. and La Brea Ave. (5279 […]

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