Julie Grist

Raised climbing apple trees in Appleton Wisconsin, Julie Grist has lived in many parts of the world but finds the Larchmont area of Los Angeles to be well worth calling home – for its wonderful people, great architecture, sense of community, and endless sunshine. Julie wakes up happy almost every day.

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Windsor Village Loses Appeal on Large Scale Lucerne Blvd Project

Windsor Village Loses Appeal on Large Scale Lucerne Blvd Project

| August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

About five dozen people showed up at City Hall on Tuesday August 26 to make their voices heard regarding the approved 32 unit condominium “Morumbila” development planned for two lots on South Lucerne Blvd, just south of the Ebell of Los Angrles in Windsor Village. But after four hours of testimony by Officials from City […]

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Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

Wilshire Boulevard Has its Own Corner on the Web

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The LA Conservancy has created a new “microsite” devoted to the history of Wilshire Blvd that shares some of the history and photography of the city’s most iconic boulevard, known for its breadth of architectural styles, diverse ethnicity and communities, and to many as the Main Street of Los Angeles. Curating the City: Wilshire […]

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Petersen Auto Museum to Close for Renovations for a Year

Petersen Auto Museum to Close for Renovations for a Year

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire and Fairfax will be closing its doors in mid-October as it begins a major renovation, both inside and out.  The re-envisioned museum will put the Petersen collection of unique vintage cars in more glamorous galleries, and expand the educational and historical displays celebrating the art and invention of the […]

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New to the neighborhood: Snooknuk on Larchmont

New to the neighborhood: Snooknuk on Larchmont

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

As soon as the bright orange awning and sign went up, residents of Larchmont Village started asking, what is Snooknuk? “It’s a nickname, a term of endearment,” Cheri Jacobs, owner of Snooknuk told the Larchmont Buzz about the origin of the name. “The place itself?  it’s all about love and providing kids a fun safe […]

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Riding the LA River in First-Ever Race

Riding the LA River in First-Ever Race

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s something you you haven’t probably done before: race down the LA River in your kayak or paddleboard. In the first-ever event of its kind, LA River Expeditions is sponsoring the LA River Boat Race on August 30, 2014 along the newly-opened recreational zone of the LA River in Elysian Valley, one of the greenest […]

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Margy Hudson Receives Citizen Recognition Award

Margy Hudson Receives Citizen Recognition Award

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) gave its Citizen Recognition Award this month to Margaret “Margy” Hudson in honor of her work with Los Angeles neighborhoods and parks – particularly the overhaul of Robert L Burns Park on the corner of Beverly and Van Ness Ave. The award was presented to Hudson by Fred Marsical, […]

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Cheap Eats for End of Summer Dining

Cheap Eats for End of Summer Dining

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

During these dog days of summer, many of us find little time (or incentive) to cook at home, and look for those spots to grab a quick bite of food, either to take out or eat in, trying to cram every last bit of summertime into the last days before the routine of school,  football […]

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La Brea – Hancock Neighborhood Rallies Against Mansionization

La Brea – Hancock Neighborhood Rallies Against Mansionization

| August 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

The La Brea – Hancock neighborhood is seeing an onslaught of “mansionization,” and residents of the neighborhood of  single-family homes  have organized to prevent additional small homes being bulldozed to make way for large two-story modern structures. Yet the journey to make changes in Planning and Zoning is not proving to be easy. The original […]

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People and their Cars: Them and Theirs

People and their Cars: Them and Theirs

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sure, people often look like their dogs. But their cars? Perhaps no where else in the world do individuals identify with their automobiles as we do here in Southern California: you are what you drive. Fine artist and photographer Ryan Schude makes this obvious connection in an ongoing series of photographs of cars and their […]

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Pulls an All Nighter this Weekend

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Pulls an All Nighter this Weekend

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cinespia is going to be screening films all night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery this Saturday, August 16th for their Fourth Annual Movies All Night.  This year’s theme is “Fantasy.” Starting at 11:30 pm with “Legend” the 1985 film from Ridley Scott starring Tom Cruise as a young man attempting to stop the Lord of […]

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Wilshire – La Brea Intersection Closed Every Night this Week

Wilshire – La Brea Intersection Closed Every Night this Week

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wilshire – La Brea intersection will be closed starting tonight, August 11th, at 8pm and will be closed nightly from 8pm to 6am until 8am Saturday, August 16th.  Metro contractors will be performing utility relocation work at the intersection of Wilshire and La Brea beginning 8pm Monday, August 11 and continuing nightly from 8pm […]

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Small Business Workshop for New Entrepreneurs

Small Business Workshop for New Entrepreneurs

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are considering opening a small business in Los Angeles anytime soon, you may want to attend the half day workshop for small business entrepreneurs sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Los Angeles Public Library on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The workshop will discuss the basics of small business entrepreneurship, […]

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Wilshire La Brea Intersection to be Closed Over Weekend

Wilshire La Brea Intersection to be Closed Over Weekend

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

You may have noticed, we’ve been taking a bit of a break here at the Larchmont Buzz to enjoy the summer. We would be remiss, however,  if we didn’t inform the community that the intersection of Wilshire Blvd and La Brea Ave will be closed for much of the coming weekend due to Metro work […]

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North Larchmont Boulevard Resurfacing Saturday-Sunday

North Larchmont Boulevard Resurfacing Saturday-Sunday

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Larchmont Blvd from Beverly Blvd north to Melrose will be repaved this weekend, August 9-10, from 6am to 3 pm closing the street on both Saturday and Sunday. Temporary “No Parking” signs will begin appearing on Friday, and any cars left on the streets during the resurfacing hours will be towed.  The north stretch of Larchmont […]

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Woodworker Mike Z Saws and Sands in Hancock Park Garage

Woodworker Mike Z Saws and Sands in Hancock Park Garage

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ever walk by a garden gate hearing the whir of table saw beyond it and wonder, what’s going on in there? In Hancock Park woodworker Michael Zicopoulos saws and planes and sands rough lumber into beautiful custom-made furniture, built-ins and wooden accessories, just beyond that garden gate. Zicopoulos works as Mike Z Design out of a 1920′s […]

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