Larchmont News - The Buzz

Griffith, Banderas Hancock Park House Hits the Market at $16.1M

Griffith, Banderas Hancock Park House Hits the Market at $16.1M

The 1.5 acre estate that has been home to the Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas family for the past 16 years could be yours – if you can pull together a cool $16 Million. The very private property (only lush green bushes can be seen from the street) includes a 15,000-square-foot home designed by Hoover Dam […]

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La Brea and Wilshire Street Closures on Friday for Armenian Centennial

La Brea and Wilshire Street Closures on Friday for Armenian Centennial

Traffic across the city is likely to be affected by the Armenian Genocide Centennial March for Justice planned for Friday, April 24, 2015. The march will start at Western and Sunset Blvd at 10am and travel west on Sunset Blvd, then south on La Brea where marchers will go west on Wilshire Blvd ending at […]

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SAG-AFTRA Signs on to 5757 Wilshire for 10 Year Lease

SAG-AFTRA Signs on to 5757 Wilshire for 10 Year Lease

You may have noticed the new logo and moniker heralding SAG-AFTRA at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. The building now houses the national offices of SAG-AFTRA, the union of 160,o0o film and television actors (as well as journalists and radio performers) worldwide. Variety reported this week that SAG decided to stay put in the former “Museum Square” […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Got Milkweed? Hancock Park Garden Club Does.

Got Milkweed? Hancock Park Garden Club Does.

This is the fourth article in a series the Larchmont Buzz is publishing on spring planting, pollinators in peril, and drought tolerant garden design. This story from guest contributor Iris Craddock. The Hancock Park Garden Club (HPGC)  has a goal this spring: bring back the butterflies. The HPGC  “Pollinator Project” wants resident gardeners in the […]

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LACMA Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Gifts on Exhibition

LACMA Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Gifts on Exhibition

What does an art museum want for its birthday? Art, of course. That’s what Director Michael Govan and the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) trustees decided when they brainstormed about celebrating LACMA’s 50th anniversary, which kicked off this week on LACMA’s Wilshire Blvd. campus. “We decided we’d go to some of the families and institutions […]

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Sophisticated Traditional in Windsor Square

Sophisticated Traditional in Windsor Square

232 Lorraine Blvd Calling all gourmets and gourmands….No need to ever leave home with a kitchen, wine cellar, wood fired pizza oven and patio like this! A canopy of Red Oaks welcomes you to this sophisticated Traditional on one of the most prized blocks in Windsor Square.  The center hall floor plan is perfect for […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Lucy Casado of Lucy’s El Adobe: Restauranteur and Powerbroker

Lucy Casado of Lucy’s El Adobe: Restauranteur and Powerbroker

“She is Mrs. California,” said Governor Jerry Brown who has known Lucy Casado since before he entered politics, according to CityWatch’s profile of  Casado, the 88 year old owner of Lucy’s El Adobe restaurant. Located at 5536 Melrose Ave, Lucy’s has been a regular dining spot for many living in the Hancock Park area. In […]

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RIP: Jerry Cottone, Former Owner of Larchmont Barber Shop

RIP: Jerry Cottone, Former Owner of Larchmont Barber Shop

Jerry Sebastian Cottone, August 26, 1938 – April 11, 2015 Larchmont Boulevard favorite son, Jerry Sebastian Cottone, passed away on April 11, 2015 after a long and valiant fight against heart disease. There will be a small graveside service at 11am Monday, April 20 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Jerry operated the Larchmont […]

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Larchmont Buzz Welcomes Kimberly Rudy to the Hive

Larchmont Buzz Welcomes Kimberly Rudy to the Hive

The Larchmont Buzz is pleased to announce a new bee in their swarm: Kim Rudy is the new Director of Advertising for the daily online newspaper that serves the greater Wilshire, Hancock Park and Larchmont areas of central Los Angeles. “I love the Buzz. It’s a great community forum, and a wonderful avenue for local […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Brookside Stream Focus of Historic Society Tour April 26

Brookside Stream Focus of Historic Society Tour April 26

If you know the Brookside neighborhood, you’ll know it really is named after a brook that still meanders through the backyards of many of the stately homes on South Longwood and South Tremaine. This Sunday, April 26th, seven of the gardens that border the brook will be open to the public in an event sponsored […]

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3rd Annual Miracle Mile Run on Sunday Between Highland and Fairfax

3rd Annual Miracle Mile Run on Sunday Between Highland and Fairfax

Councilmember Tom LaBonge in partnership with A Runner’s Circle will host the Third Miracle Mile Run on Sunday, April 26, 2015 through the Miracle Mile District on Wilshire Boulevard. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. The race is free and open to all ages. Participants will be timed and will receive race bibs. The course is […]

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The Hatchery: Screenwriting Seminar on Saturday

The Hatchery: Screenwriting Seminar on Saturday

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CD4 Election: Voter Registration Deadlines

CD4 Election: Voter Registration Deadlines

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Key Dates: Register by May 3; Request a Vote-By-Mail ballot by May 12 (This story has been updated Thursday, April 23 with additional information.) Sample ballots have arrived in the mail boxes of registered voters this week. On the back of the ballot is the Vote-By-Mail (VBM) application. Simply mail or fax that form to […]

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Osteria Mozza Crash on Saturday

Osteria Mozza Crash on Saturday

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A pickup truck smashed through the front door of Osteria Mozza on Highland and Melrose mid-day on Saturday, April 18th injuring one employee on site. The restaurant, on the busy southwest corner of the intersection, was not yet open for business. The Mozza employee was taken to the hospital but injuries were reportedly not life-threatening. […]

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Los Angeles Weekend Events April 18-19

Los Angeles Weekend Events April 18-19

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a great weekend to live in Los Angeles. Check out some of the events not far afield for all ages: LA Times Festival of Books: The 20th Annual Festival of Books is hosted at USC again this year with an outstanding list of authors and books, music, food, culture, and art expected to be […]

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A Brief History of Street Trees, Part Two: Oaks

A Brief History of Street Trees, Part Two: Oaks

| April 17, 2015 | 5 Comments

In part 2 of our series, Street Trees. Larchmont Buzz Writer at Large, Devon O’Brien, goes on a walk-about around the neighborhood with Scott Goldstein, Chairman of Canopy, the branch of the Windsor Square Association devoted to the care of the thousands of parkway trees that grace these streets.  In an earlier story, A Brief History […]

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CD4 Campaign Update: Ramsay Raises More Funds

CD4 Campaign Update: Ramsay Raises More Funds

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

(This story was updated Friday, April 17, 2015 to include additional information.)  Thursday afternoon, David Ryu announced the endorsement of former CD 4 candidate Jay Beeber. “I have thought long and hard about this decision and after detailed discussions with both candidates and observing the two debates this week in Sherman Oaks, I have come to […]

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Charming Spanish in Larchmont Village at 550 N Irving

Charming Spanish in Larchmont Village at 550 N Irving

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

550 N. Irving Blvd Attention all Paramount Studio people, and Larchmont Village lovers. Here is an opportunity to move right into a turn-key, charming, remodeled 1926 Spanish in Larchmont Village. A quartzite stone front walkway and porch invites you into a generous living room with state of the art bio-ethanol marble fireplace. Large bay window […]

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NHM BioSCAN Project finds 30 New Species of Flies in LA

NHM BioSCAN Project finds 30 New Species of Flies in LA

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Natural History Museum’s BioSCAN Project has found thirty phorid fly species in a single genus that are new to science. As previously reported in the Buzz, the BioSCAN (Biodiversity Science: City and Nature) was launched a year ago by the LA County Natural History Museum’s entomology department to record the insect biodiversity of Los […]

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Salt & Straw and Larchmont Charter Create New Flavors

Salt & Straw and Larchmont Charter Create New Flavors

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It must be every kid’s dream: create an ice cream, get to eat it, then have it sold in a real ice cream shop. That dream has been fulfilled for several students from Larchmont Charter School when the local Larchmont ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, combined a classroom learning lesson with some real life […]

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