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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Harold Henry Park Playground Closed through March

Harold Henry Park Playground Closed through March

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the area’s favorite playgrounds, the sand pit filled with bright orange and blue slides at Harold Henry Park in Windsor Village, is closed for February and March while renovation work is done on the park. The work is being done as part of the park’s complete renovation made available with the help Councilman […]

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Memorial Service for Belinda LaViolette Saturday Feb 7th

Memorial Service for Belinda LaViolette Saturday Feb 7th

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park area residents were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Belinda LaViolette on Thursday, January 29th of a heart attack. The vibrant, affable Belinda, 62, was an active tennis player and hiker, realtor and volunteer who raised her five children in Windsor Square and centered much of her life in the Larchmont […]

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First Fridays at Natural History Museum Begin Again

First Fridays at Natural History Museum Begin Again

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of our favorite monthly events starts up again this week: the First Fridays series at the Natural History Museum.  The program this Friday, Feb 6th is all about Do-It-Yourself Science, how professional scientists are getting assistance from average citizens and science enthusiasts to help observe and collect data via social media and crowdsourcing, to […]

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Miracle Mile’s Then & Now Photographs

Miracle Mile’s Then & Now Photographs

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Miracle Mile Residential Association has a very active web presence for updates on everything related to LA’s Miracle Mile – Wilshire Blvd between Fairfax and La Brea. One of  our favorite places to visit on the MMRA site is the HISTORY tab –  a fun cyber space to explore on a weekend morning over your […]

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Mix of High-end Homes & Condos Planned for former Farmers Insurance Property

Mix of High-end Homes & Condos Planned for former Farmers Insurance Property

| January 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

Early plans for developing two blocks of the former Farmers Insurance property were presented to the community on Tuesday evening at the annual winter meeting of the Brookside Homeowners Association. The 10 acre, two block property spans Wilshire Blvd from Rimpau Bl east to Muirfield Road, on the northern edge of the Brookside neighborhood. The former Farmers […]

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John C Fremont Library February Programs

John C Fremont Library February Programs

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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CD4 Election: Fourteen Candidates and their Statements

CD4 Election: Fourteen Candidates and their Statements

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Been barraged lately with phone calls from candidates, flyers in the mailbox, and emails in your inbox? Yes, the Council District 4 (CD4) primary election is now just around the corner, scheduled for March 3, 2105, to fill the seat that Councilman Tom La Bonge will soon vacate.  Calling it “Los Angeles’ most unpredictable election […]

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Saturday is Museum Free-For-All around the Southland

Saturday is Museum Free-For-All around the Southland

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Southern California Museum Free-For-All is this Saturday, January 31st. That means over 20 museums are open to the public for free. Go back to a favorite, visit one you’ve never been to before, or sample several in one day. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Annenberg Space for Photography (Modified hours: open from […]

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Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Lanes Striped and Signed – Tickets Next?

Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Lanes Striped and Signed – Tickets Next?

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The signs were installed this week, and we imagine the tickets will soon be written soon for those using the Bus Rapid Transit lanes along Wilshire during rush hour. The right, curb lane, now smoothly paved and striped, is to be a dedicated bus-only lane during the hours of 7-9 am, and 4-7 pm, Mondays […]

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Marlborough School Arden Project About to Launch

Marlborough School Arden Project About to Launch

| January 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Long known as a school that feeds the minds of young women, Marlborough School is now moving into the next phase of development to better feed their bodies – through construction of new athletic and physical fitness facilities on campus. The “Arden Project” will expand the footprint of the school by about 25%, adding approximately […]

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Wine & Spirits Delivered to Your Door

Wine & Spirits Delivered to Your Door

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Pouring a glass of wine, sipping a scotch, downing a beer. It’s an almost daily occurrence for many of us. And now, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are three mobile apps now available for Android and iOS that allow users to order alcohol delivered to your door, much like the pizza guy […]

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Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

Norms Coffee Shop May be Saved – Angelenos Get their Googie On

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about googie architecture. When word came out that Norms Coffee Shop on La Cienega, a fine, still functioning example of googie architecture, was threatened with demolition, Angelenos took action and an application was quickly filed with the Cultural Heritage Commission which is now considering making Norms […]

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Monk Space Offering an Enticing Tuesday Concert

Monk Space Offering an Enticing Tuesday Concert

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many Hancock Park residents may not realize it, but there’s an edgy musical venue called Monk Space, right here in our backyard. Located in St. Andrews Square on 2nd Street, just off Western and near St Brendan School, the brick warehouse with outdoor courtyard offers eclectic musical performances and creative art space for filmmakers and […]

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Wilshire Blvd from Highland to Crescent Heights Paved this Weekend

Wilshire Blvd from Highland to Crescent Heights Paved this Weekend

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Due to weather conditions last Saturday, the Wilshire BRT street paving work originally scheduled for last week has been rescheduled to occur this Saturday, January 17 from 7am – 5pm on Wilshire Blvd between Highland Ave. and Crescent Heights Blvd. Avoid this section of Wilshire on Saturday. Questions? Contact Wilshire BRT at: 213.922.2500 or wilshirebrt@lacity.org. […]

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Windsor Square Residents Riled over Dorothy Chandler Mansion Renovations

Windsor Square Residents Riled over Dorothy Chandler Mansion Renovations

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A group of local residents calling themselves the Windsor Square Concerned Citizens League has created the website DorothyChandlerMansion.com to bring attention to the recent remodeling of “Los Tiempos” at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. which they feel is inappropriate and inadequately overseen by City officials. The website is a ‘call to action’ to get people to sign an […]

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