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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Bungalow Showdown at City Planning on Monday September 22

Bungalow Showdown at City Planning on Monday September 22

| September 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

A Central Planning Commission hearing on the Larchmont Bungalow is set for 10 am Monday, September 22nd at City Hall in Room 1020 and is open to the public. The hearing will address the latest requests by the Bungalow, at 107 N. Larchmont, for a zone change and parking variance to legalize its current illegal […]

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TARFEST: Free Music Festival at La Brea Tar Pits this Saturday

TARFEST: Free Music Festival at La Brea Tar Pits this Saturday

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In its 12th year running – TARFEST 2014 - happens this Saturday in Hancock Park, serving up a line up of live music, art and food, all under the sun in Hancock Park.  Adjacent to the Page Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the day is billed as “Excavating Future Culture on the […]

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Academy Museum Impact on Neighborhood

Academy Museum Impact on Neighborhood

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

The new Academy of Motion Pictures Museum slated for build-out in the former May Company Building on Wilshire at Fairfax has received its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and nearby neighbors are now sorting through the 7,000 page, nine-volume document to learn how the museum may affect quality of life in the Miracle Mile. Public […]

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La Brea Bakery and ABC Family Team up to Benefit No Kid Hungry

La Brea Bakery and ABC Family Team up to Benefit No Kid Hungry

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening of celebrity sightings, live music, giveaways, appetizers and wine is planned for this Thursday, September 18th  at the La Brea Bakery. The event will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign to fight childhood hunger. Stars of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” Marlee Matlin, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano will be […]

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LAPD Looking for Larchmont Area Burglary Suspect

LAPD Looking for Larchmont Area Burglary Suspect

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAPD’s Olympic Division is looking for a residential burglary subject that entered two homes on the 500 blocks of North Windsor and North Plymouth last week and may still be operating in the area. See the photographs below. Call the Olympic Burglary Detectives at 213-382-9460 or report anonymously at the numbers below.

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Windsor Square Garden Makeover is Elegant & Uncluttered

Windsor Square Garden Makeover is Elegant & Uncluttered

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A garden makeover of a South Lucerne property owned by writer Whitney Friedlander and True Blood producer Alex Woo was featured on the Gardenista blog last week and it’s fun to poke around in the before-and-after photos to see the transformation. Landscape designer Naomi Sanders was challenged to modernize the formally planted and gridded  ”parterres” (yes – those […]

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Road Work on Wilshire Blvd at Crenshaw and Fairfax

Road Work on Wilshire Blvd at Crenshaw and Fairfax

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Curb and bus lane work on the eastbound lane of Wilshire Boulevard near Crenshaw will begin today, Saturday September 13, and continue for a week. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the Metro contractor to remove and replace the concrete bus lane and curb. Bus stops will be relocated and traffic on Crenshaw […]

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Marjorie Fierstadt Heads up Ebell

Marjorie Fierstadt Heads up Ebell

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone seems to know about the Ebell Theatre – the beautiful Beaux-Arts theatre and women’s club that graces Wilshire at Lucerne Blvd. But not everyone knows what keeps it running – a corps of dedicated volunteers who man the nation’s oldest (1894!) women’s club west of the Mississippi. And this fall, it’s Marjorie Fierstadt who […]

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LA Drought Team Now Patrolling the Streets

LA Drought Team Now Patrolling the Streets

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

You may see one of the bright blue DWP cars slowly patrolling your block – and hope they’re not stopping at your home! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Water Conservation Response Unit (WCRU) is stepping up enforcement of the water conservation ordinance with three additional staff members and specially marked vehicles on LA’s […]

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Tonight: Premiere Episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” at DeSano Pizza Bakery

Tonight: Premiere Episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” at DeSano Pizza Bakery

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a “Hell’s Kitchen“ fan? To celebrate the premiere episode of the season tonight, (8pm), DeSano Pizza Bakery in East Hollywood will be preparing a special spicy pizza paired with a Peroni beer to accompany the wide-screen TV viewing of “Hell’s Kitchen”, also on the menu tonight. DeSano’s Managing Partner, Marino Monferrato has a recurring […]

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Salt & Straw Will Have Vintage Feel

Salt & Straw Will Have Vintage Feel

| September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

We were on the boulevard for the Sidewalk Sale on Friday last week, and passed by the new Salt & Straw ice cream shop just as the store’s designer was directing the hanging of a giant Sunbrella canvas atop the storefront. Designer Andee Hess of Osmose Design in Portland Oregon, home of Salt & Straw, […]

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Hancock Park & Larchmont Remembered by Jane Gilman

Hancock Park & Larchmont Remembered by Jane Gilman

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont Chronicle was born in 1963 under the leadership of Jane Gilman, who has brought the monthly paper to the community for 51 years.      

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Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Annual Free Dinner

Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Annual Free Dinner

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

  If you reside within the boundaries of Olympic to Pico and La Brea to Normandie, then you won’t want to miss the free annual community get-together at Pips on La Brea this Thursday, Sept 11 sponsored by the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC.) This fourth annual event offers up a buffet-style Italian meal (food […]

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Sam’s Bagels Moves to Nice New Digs

Sam’s Bagels Moves to Nice New Digs

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The boulevard’s beloved bagel store, Sam’s Bagels, moved two doors north to a spanking new location in the same building, half the size of the old spot but twice as nice. “It’s amazing,” Sam’s Bagel’s Manager Edwin Sierra told the Larchmont Buzz. “Everything is new – the furnishings, the oven, the whole place. But designed […]

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Moving Forward with Windsor Square Streetlights

Moving Forward with Windsor Square Streetlights

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the City of Los Angeles’ 233d Birthday on September 4th, Windsor Square Association Vice President and Streetlights Committee Chairman, John H. Welborne, observed that “the promised installation of new streetlights in New Windsor Square should be accomplished in less time than 233 years. In fact, there is positive news to report.” According to Paul […]

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