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Larchmont Bungalow Court Case Against City of LA Dismissed

Larchmont Bungalow Court Case Against City of LA Dismissed

The five-year long legal saga of the Larchmont Bungalow’s lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles has ended. On June 1, 2015, Judge Stephanie Bowick ordered the court case dismissed because the Larchmont Bungalow failed to bring their case to trial within the five-year time frame required by the civil code. Meanwhile, the City’s criminal action […]

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Arden Blvd Homes Make Way for Marlborough Expansion

Arden Blvd Homes Make Way for Marlborough Expansion

On Monday morning this week, the 200 South block of Arden Blvd looked much the same as it has for the past 90 years. By Wednesday mid-morning it was a whole new landscape as five homes were demolished to make way for the Marlborough School expansion planned since 1999. Marlborough will be expanding their campus […]

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‘Let’s Make a Deal’ at Raleigh Studios Irks Larchmont Village Neighbors

Recently, production of the CBS game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ moved from the lot at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood to Raleigh Studios in Larchmont Village on Melrose between Van Ness and Bronson. The show – known for its audience of costumed extroverts – started taping at Raleigh last week. With three studio audiences […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Not Far from Larchmont Village

Fourth of July Fireworks Not Far from Larchmont Village

Tomorrow is the Fourth – and that means fireworks. Here are a few options not too far from the Larchmont Village, Hancock Park area. Wilshire Country Club: While the annual fireworks show above the golf course at Wilshire CC is for members only, Hancock Park area residents often find a front lawn or curb on a […]

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La Brea Tar Pits Museum Entertains in 3 Dimensions

La Brea Tar Pits Museum Entertains in 3 Dimensions

The Natural History Museum’s Page Museum has been rebranded finally to the name we all have been calling it for years: the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. The newly polished museum is well worth a summertime visit, with or without kids in tow. There are newly polished concrete floors, expanded and updated text panels and […]

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Sycamore Square Spanish at 828 S Orange Drive

Sycamore Square Spanish at 828 S Orange Drive

828 S. Orange Drive *Open Tuesday, June 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Lunch will be served!  This charming Spanish home is conveniently located in desirable Sycamore Square on a beautifully tree-lined street. As you walk through this open floor plan, you’ll find ample sunlight throughout. This lovely home features 3 bedrooms and 1.75 remodeled baths. […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

David Ryu Campaign Pledges the Subject of LA Times Story Today

David Ryu Campaign Pledges the Subject of LA Times Story Today

Can CD4′s new Councilman David Ryu keep all his campaign promises? The questions are already starting for Councilman-elect, David Ryu who takes office July 1. In his succesful campaign, Ryu described himself as an outsider who would only answer to his constituents. The Los Angeles Times reported today the challenge that Mr. Ryu will face […]

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David Ryu Announces Chief of Staff Sarah Dusseault

David Ryu Announces Chief of Staff Sarah Dusseault

On Friday City Councilman-Elect David Ryu named Sarah Dusseault as his Chief of Staff. He released the announcement via an email and on Davidryu.com. “I am excited to welcome Sarah to my team,” Ryu said in the press release. “Sarah has an innovative spirit and the City Hall experience necessary to help me chart an effective […]

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CD4 Councilman Tom LaBonge Going Out in Style

The Los Angeles City Council will celebrate the 39 year career of Councilman Tom LaBonge on Tuesday, June 23rd. Members of the community are invited to attend the ceremony and thank the Councilman for a career dedicated to public service Council District 4. The ceremony will happen at 10 a.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chambers, in […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Wilshire Girls Softball Going to State

Wilshire Girls Softball Going to State

For the first time in the league’s history, Wilshire Girls Softball is going to the state tournament. Last weekend both the 12U and 14U All-Star teams from Wilshire reached the Championship games at the District tournament and qualified for the American Softball Association “C” State Tournament.  The teams are heading to Lancaster, CA July 3rd-5th […]

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Miracle Mile Patriotic Parade Planned for Monday June 29

Miracle Mile Patriotic Parade Planned for Monday June 29

The first Miracle Mile Patriotic Parade is planned for Monday, June 29 to honor the spirit of cooperation and patriotism in the Miracle Mile, a “Pocket Full of Miracles.” The parade will start at 12pm  at The Grove and travel east to west down Main Street to the Original Farmers Market for lemonade, cookies and fun to usher in […]

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Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park Begins this Weekend

Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park Begins this Weekend

Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park rolls out again this summer beginning this Thursday through Sunday, June 25-28 in a production of Romeo and Juliet by the Independent Shakespeare Company. Pack your picnic baskets and wine, dig out the beach chairs and blankets, and head over to the Old Zoo in Griffith Park for a sumptuous […]

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Thieves Using Power Amplifiers in Car Thefts

Thieves Using Power Amplifiers in Car Thefts

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The LAPD’s Wilshire and Olympic Divisions reported a variety of crimes over the past few weeks, most of them motor vehicle theft or break-ins which have increased some 35% in 2015 according to the LAPD. The screenshot of today’s CrimeMap (above) of crimes in the past week shows a beautifully clear space in the greater […]

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Tom LaBonge Feted in City Hall Celebration

Tom LaBonge Feted in City Hall Celebration

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The City Council hall was overflowing on Tuesday morning as city representatives and the public said a fond farewell to Councilman Tom LaBonge of CD4 who served 39.6 years in city government. LaBonge was accompanied by his wife Brigid, son Charles and daughter Mary Catherine as speaker after speaker roasted, toasted and honored LaBonge and […]

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LAPD African American Community Forum: People and Police Together

LAPD African American Community Forum: People and Police Together

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senior Los Angeles Police Department leaders are hosting a forum for the African American community tonight at Los Angeles High School at 7 p.m. at the Harrison Memorial Hall. “Everyone in the community is welcome to this annual event,” Sargent A.J. Kirby of the Wilshire Division told the Buzz. The objective of the forum is to […]

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Lassen’s Wilshire La Brea to Open Early Autumn

Lassen’s Wilshire La Brea to Open Early Autumn

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The signs are finally up for Lassen’s Natural Foods and Vitamins at Wilshire La Brea with a mid-September opening on deck for the first natural, organic, non-GMO grocery in the mid-Wilshire area. A family owned business that started in Camarillo in 1971, Lassen’s prides itself on its long-term relationships with local farms and products, and […]

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Rooftop Photographer: Dizzy over Downtown LA

Rooftop Photographer: Dizzy over Downtown LA

| June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles photographer Michael Escobedo climbs to the top of some of LA’s tallest skyscrapers – and shoots. His dizzying photos of the man-made marvels of Los Angeles – pillars of light surrounded by streams of taillights – pay homage to an LA that is both glorious and garish. Escobedo, who shoots everything from animals […]

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The Hatchery Hosts Memoir Workshop with James Fearnley

The Hatchery Hosts Memoir Workshop with James Fearnley

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

  The Hatchery Press, a member based collaborative writing space and community in Larchmont Village, will be hosting an 8 week memoir workshop with James Fearnley, author of the incredibly successful and well-received memoir ‘Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues.’ In the “The Seven Ages of Man: A Memoir Writing Class’, participants will be encouraged […]

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La Boulange on La Brea to Close by End September

La Boulange on La Brea to Close by End September

| June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Opened just one year ago this week, La Boulange on La Brea Ave at 4th is expected to shutter its doors in September 2015. It will be a sad day for many area residents who enjoy the light-filled, nicely appointed casual dining spot and gathered there for reasonably priced breakfast and lunch plates, fresh pastries […]

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Griffith Banderas Estate Sale Sets New Hancock Park Price Record

Griffith Banderas Estate Sale Sets New Hancock Park Price Record

| June 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

There’s a new record price in the neighborhood for Hancock Park estates. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have sold their Gordon B. Kaufman designed estate for $15,947,000 Variety reported yesterday in their Real Estalker column. “While the sale price may be a bit shy of their $16.1 million asking price it utterly blows away the previous record […]

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