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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Up Up and Away – Petersen Museum’s Most Famous Cars Take to the Air

Up Up and Away – Petersen Museum’s Most Famous Cars Take to the Air

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd is now closed for a year long renovation, as many local area car buffs well know. But some of their most ‘priceless automobiles apparently are begging for more exposure, so will be displayed in a special exhibit beginning Tuesday, Oct 28th in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan […]

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“American Portraits” by Devon O’Brien this Wednesday

“American Portraits” by Devon O’Brien this Wednesday

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Life is short, but sometimes art takes a long time,” says Devon O’Brien of her new work, American Portraits. ”I wrote the first draft of this play when my son Tom began Kindergarten at Larchmont Charter School. This fall, he started at Cleveland High School.” Based on years of research, American Portraits is an imaginary marriage […]

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Missed it? Sneak a Peak at Sunday’s Larchmont Family Fair

Missed it? Sneak a Peak at Sunday’s Larchmont Family Fair

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There were camels and ponies, kids trapped in giant bubbles or scaling the tall climbing peak, and everywhere – many smiles and hugs and greetings as friends and neighbors reconnected at the Larchmont Family Fair on Sunday. An assortment of local bands headlined by teens from the area played on the south stage and lines […]

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New Owners Bringing Renewed Life to Chevalier’s Books

New Owners Bringing Renewed Life to Chevalier’s Books

| October 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Window shoppers along Larchmont Boulevard were delighted to see the recent signage posted at 126 N Larchmont announcing Chevalier’s Books is “turning the page to a new chapter.” It’s good news for LA’s oldest independent bookstore: two book-loving and long-time Chevalier’s patrons, Bert Deixler and Darryl Holter, have bought Chevalier’s Books. “We’re fixing it up, […]

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Windsor Village Annual Meeting & Potluck; Harold Henry Park Renovation

Windsor Village Annual Meeting & Potluck; Harold Henry Park Renovation

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Windsor Village, a tight-knit neighborhood tucked in south of the Wilshire Ebell, is holding its Annual Meeting and Potluck this Saturday, October 25 from 12-3 pm. Windsor Village residents will gather in the backyard of 844 S. Windsor Blvd to share food, hear from public leaders, and hold an election for the Board of Directors […]

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Hollywood’s Cat & Fiddle Closing

Hollywood’s Cat & Fiddle Closing

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Some Angelenos may be sad to learn that the Cat & Fiddle will be closing in December after a 32 year run on Sunset Boulevard, according to a report in EaterLA this week. The Cat & Fiddle’s courtyard patio, reached by walking underneath a fabulous spanish archway, has been a memorable spot for many who […]

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Ghouls and Ghosts In Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt Oct 25

Ghouls and Ghosts In Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt Oct 25

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wilshire Park Association is holding its 5th Annual Halloween Haunt on Saturday, October 25th, from 4:30 -8:30pm, on Bronson Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and 8th Avenue. Every year, the Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt just keeps getting bigger and better with Bronson Ave blocked to traffic and an assortment of old-fashioned carnival games set up […]

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Windsor Square ‘s Tara Roth Behind LA2050

Windsor Square ‘s Tara Roth Behind LA2050

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suddenly this fall, it seemed the LA2050 Challenge was everywhere. We were sent emails and stopped on the street – vote for a project that will better life in LA. Given one vote and so many potentially great projects, it was hard to understand where this was all coming from.  Who was behind LA2050? Enter […]

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Larchmont Family Fair Looking for Talent- Sunday October 26

Larchmont Family Fair Looking for Talent- Sunday October 26

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Larchmont Family Fair will be held this Sunday, October 26th from 12 – 5 pm on Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and First Street. With the boulevard closed off and the aroma of great grilling in the air, the Family Fair is a wonderful time to reconnect with neighbors and friends while also supporting the Larchmont Boulevard […]

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Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

Free October Events at John C Fremont Library

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Located on the edge of Hancock Park, the John C Fremont Library on Melrose at June offers a great after school and weekend opportunity for kids and families to play, draw and learn.

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Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Tuesday 4:30 PM City Hall

Larchmont Bungalow Hearing Tuesday 4:30 PM City Hall

| October 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Larchmont Bungalow hearing before the Central Area Planning Commission will take place at 4:30 pm Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The public is welcomed to attend and individuals may speak provided they complete a speaker’s card at the hearing. The Department of City Planning has recommended denial of all three requests by the Larchmont […]

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Larchmont’s Girasole Closed – Reopening as Vernetti in New Year

Larchmont’s Girasole Closed – Reopening as Vernetti in New Year

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vernetti family, new owners of the Girasole in Larchmont Village, put up a “closed” sign in the window on September 28th, much to the chagrin of many regular Larchmont area diners. Not to worry, though, the restaurant will reopen in early 2015 after a renovation and expansion, and take on the family name: Vernetti. […]

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Calling All Women – Year Two of Ebell Playwright Prize

Calling All Women – Year Two of Ebell Playwright Prize

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women playwrights – it’s time to get that play polished and submitted to the 2015 Ebell Playwright Prize before the December 1st deadline. Financial prizes will be given to the top three finalists and the winning play will be produced as a staged reading at the Ebell Club – great exposure for a new work […]

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La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Fed Up with Avalon Wilshire

La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Fed Up with Avalon Wilshire

| October 6, 2014 | 8 Comments

The park behind the Avalon Wilshire is an ongoing headache for residents of the adjacent La Brea Hancock area who are fed up with the drug dealing occurring in the park, and the Avalon’s lack of response to fixing the problem. According to residents of the adjacent  La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association (LBHHA), the Avalon […]

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The Commissary Offers Greenhouse Dining

The Commissary Offers Greenhouse Dining

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

We stopped in at the Commissary atop the Line Hotel yesterday for a fresh lunch in a fanciful atmosphere – an airy greenhouse on the rooftop just two floors above Wilshire Boulevard. The site is absolutely lovely and the food by chef Roy Choi was farmhouse fresh with unique takes on simple dishes. Shutters built […]

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