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Nine Homes on Wilton Place to Make Way for Apartment Complex

Nine Homes on Wilton Place to Make Way for Apartment Complex

Wilton Place will soon look and feel a lot different when nine single-family homes along the western side of the 500 North block of Wilton Place will be razed to make way for a five-story apartment building from developer Frost/Chaddock.   The vintage bungalows, mostly dating from the 1920s and not protected under a neighborhood HPOZ, […]

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Get Your Monarch Milkweed this Weekend

Get Your Monarch Milkweed this Weekend

For those of you interested in planting some native milkweed in your yard this summer to provide habitat for the Monarch butterfly, this is the weekend to get the young seedlings from our local source in St. Andrews Square. Hancock Park Garden Club member Liz Gabor has nurtured over 100 seedlings of the asclepias fascicularus, or narrow-leaf […]

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Ryu Wins CD4 Election

Ryu Wins CD4 Election

David Ryu will replace termed out Councilman Tom LaBonge representing Council District 4 on the Los Angeles City Council.  After polls closed Tuesday, Ryu started the evening with a 1,000 vote lead over Carolyn Ramsay with the early results on the vote by mail ballots. He maintained the lead all evening ending with a 1,612 […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Vernetti Re-Opens on Larchmont

Vernetti Re-Opens on Larchmont

A lucky group of foodies gathered over the weekend for the soft opening of  Vernetti, Steve and Joanna Vernetti’s eponymous Italian-American restaurant in Larchmont Village.  The restaurant was packed with a mixture of neighbors, Vernetti friends and long-time patrons  including Chef Mark Peel and his writer/chef wife Daphne Brogdon, Hollywoodland Realty owner Patti Carroll and her husband Mark; Rossmore […]

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Street Trees: Parkway Dos and Don’ts

Street Trees: Parkway Dos and Don’ts

It seems not an hour goes by there isn’t another story in the news about the drought facing the state and the need to remove our lawns or let them go brown. But what about that small section of grassy area between the sidewalk and the street know as the parkway? Though the parkway is […]

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Weekend Movie Buzz

Weekend Movie Buzz

With the holiday weekend arriving and the summer movie season already well under way, here are some recommendations for anyone with the urge to watch movies the old-fashioned way (in theaters). What to see if you want a summer blockbuster: Mad Max: Fury Road  In today’s Hollywood, a “rebooted” 30-year old action/sci-fi franchise should normally […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Opinion: Ramsay vs. Ryu in CD4 Election

Opinion: Ramsay vs. Ryu in CD4 Election

Local city officials have perhaps the greatest impact on a citizen’s quality of life, and the person elected to represent the greater Wilshire area in Council District 4 will be the go-to representative we turn to with both our concerns and our suggestions, and expect to get some response. Yet, voter participation in the Primary […]

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Darnella Davidson Recognized with Citizen Recognition Award

Darnella Davidson Recognized with Citizen Recognition Award

  On Wednesday evening the  Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council  presented its Citizen Recognition Award to Darnella Davidson, Director of the award winning Los Angeles High School Band and Color Guard for her inspirational leadership encouraging all students to learn to perform at the highest level. Over the past 28 years, Ms. Davidson’s performing groups have […]

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Artist Chris Burden Dies: Created Urban Lights for LACMA

Artist Chris Burden Dies: Created Urban Lights for LACMA

Chris Burden, creator of LA’s most iconic sculpture “Urban Lights”, a temple-like assemblage of 202 street lights that marks the Los Angeles County Museum’s (LACMA) Wilshire Blvd entrance, died on Sunday of malignant melanoma at his home in Topanga Canyon. He was 69 years old. Burden produced sculptural and performance art over the past four decades, […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Outdoor Screenings Light Up the Night this Weekend

Outdoor Screenings Light Up the Night this Weekend

It’s that season again – long, warm evenings beg us to get outside and do something different – like see a film outdoors. Los Angeles has taken this to a new level with many outdoor film screenings offered across the city – many of them kick off this Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few […]

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Larchmont Charter School 10th Anniversary Gala Friday

Larchmont Charter School 10th Anniversary Gala Friday

Larchmont Charter School will celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary with a fundraising Gala, Friday, May 15th at the Park Plaza Hotel. A key component of the Larchmont Charter School’s mission is to provide exceptional public education to a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students.  Funds raised at the annual gala support a variety of programs […]

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Lafayette Square Used Stuff Sale

Lafayette Square Used Stuff Sale

Lafayette Square’s Used Stuff Sale is set for this Saturday, May 16, 2015  from 8am to 2pm. Many fans of the multi-family yard sale of the stately historic homes in Lafayette Square every year will be happy to learn the annual event is this weekend. One of the largest yard sales in Los Angeles,  they expect families […]

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Samuel French Bookshop: Curl Up with a Play

Samuel French Bookshop: Curl Up with a Play

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Looking for a soul-satisfying way to spend your time over the long weekend? Journey on over to the Samuel French bookshop in Hollywood where you grab a cup of complimentary coffee, cozy up in a well-loved chair, and read a play. Not sure where to start? I have a few suggestions.   Mr. Burns […]

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Memorial Day Holiday Libations from Larchmont Wine and Cheese

Memorial Day Holiday Libations from Larchmont Wine and Cheese

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Toast the start of summer this Memorial Day weekend with friends and a nice rosé or sparkling wine or even some artisanal beer suggested by Simon Cocks of the Larchmont Wine and Cheese Shop. “Rosé is a great wine for grilled foods or a plate of cheese,” said Cocks. “It’s very versatile, refreshing, not too […]

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Spanish Colonial Revival at 325 S. McCadden

Spanish Colonial Revival at 325 S. McCadden

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

325 S. McCadden Place Designed by famed architect Donald Uhl, this Spanish Colonial Revival boasts California living at its finest!Imagine experiencing each day with the windows open as a gentle breeze rustles through an oasis of palm trees. Large-scale living room with beam ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors & a flood of natural light that beams through […]

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Petersen Auto Museum: Jay Leno Drives 3-Wheeler

Petersen Auto Museum: Jay Leno Drives 3-Wheeler

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though the Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire is currently closed for renovation, (more on that soon) we found ample opportunity to get our vintage car fix online.  One of the Petersen’s famous stars, the 1948 Davis Divan was featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, an online YouTube Channel in which Leno tests out and talks about […]

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It’s Election Day in CD4 – Polls Awaiting your Vote!

It’s Election Day in CD4 – Polls Awaiting your Vote!

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Early this morning the Buzz visited one of the nine nearby polling places as workers were setting up voting machines and putting out signs getting ready for the day’s voting. Poll workers at the Coldwell Banker Office (119 N. Larchmont Blvd) estimate they have 1,000 ballots for voters today though they hardly expect that many […]

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What Do You Think of Proposed Park 101?

What Do You Think of Proposed Park 101?

| May 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

Is there a High Line in LA’s future?  It’s called Park 101 — a proposal to cap the 101 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles and create a district of parks that would reconnect the city’s historic core now divided by the 101 freeway. Designers behind the project hope to restore downtown LA’s walkable core that […]

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Grand Country English at 627 Lorraine

Grand Country English at 627 Lorraine

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

627 Lorraine Blvd. This grand Country English home in Windsor Square is replete with charming details, while also well-suited for modern living. Of special note are the original and authentic elements including crown moldings, elegantly coved bedroom ceilings, leaded front windows, and more. Downstairs public spaces include the spacious formal living room with fireplace, lovely dining […]

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Hope for Legal Beekeeping in Los Angeles

Hope for Legal Beekeeping in Los Angeles

| May 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission approved an ordinance that would allow legal beekeeping for LA area homeowners. Current LA City law prohibits backyard beekeeping, but most in City government have been supportive of this movement towards urban agriculture – with  replenishing the supply of bees being a central part of a healthy system. According […]

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