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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Daas Optique Celebrates Anniversary with Sale

Daas Optique Celebrates Anniversary with Sale

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you wear eyeglasses or sunglasses (and who doesn’t in LA?) you may want to stop in at Daas Optique on Larchmont Boulevard this weekend. Daas is offering a special insider pre-sale to locals with up to 75% off on many frames, Friday through Sunday, November 28-30. These real deals are limited to inventory on hand, […]

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Holiday Boutiques Feature Local Artisans

Holiday Boutiques Feature Local Artisans

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season – holiday shopping gets into full swing this next month. The theme for many communities this year is to SHOP LOCAL to keep our local businesses open  and our communities strong. Consider shopping along Larchmont Blvd, 3rd, Beverly, Melrose, La Brea and Wilshire before you go online. At the same time there […]

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Sidewalk Repair – City or Homeowner Responsibility?

Sidewalk Repair – City or Homeowner Responsibility?

| November 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Los Angeles faces a crisis of concrete: an estimated 4,700 miles of the 11,000 miles of Los Angeles sidewalks are in disrepair. Some of that mangled mileage may be right in front of your house, it is in front of mine. I recently applied for a city permit to have the concrete poured myself (a $3,000 […]

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Community Gardening at Wilshire Library

Community Gardening at Wilshire Library

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“We’re growing and learning, every single week,” Madeline Ildefonso, the Senior Librarian said about their Community Container Gardening program underway at the Los Angeles Public Library Wilshire Branch on Saturdays through January 3rd. Participants gather from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturdays to plant seeds and seedlings, learn about compost and plant care, and talk […]

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Monitoring Traffic From Deep Beneath City Hall

Monitoring Traffic From Deep Beneath City Hall

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

traffic, Los Angeles traffic, Kajon Cermak, ATSAC

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Fremont Place Drake Mansion Gone but Not Forgotten

Fremont Place Drake Mansion Gone but Not Forgotten

| November 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Developed in 1911 as the “highest class residential community in the nation” and advertised as “For the Man of Means”, Fremont Place has held an allure for many as it sits, unreachable to the public, behind the gates and guardhouse at the southern end of Rossmore Ave off Wilshire Boulevard. The 31 acre Fremont Place […]

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Larchmont Dentist Dr. Louie Opens New High-Tech Office

Larchmont Dentist Dr. Louie Opens New High-Tech Office

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Shervin M. Louie has been a resident dentist in the Larchmont Medical Building for some twenty years, giving patients winning smiles with his cosmetic, general and implant dentistry work. But lately his patients are smiling for another reason – his lush new offices with penthouse views puts a smile on patient’s faces as soon […]

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New Hotel on Vine Street to Replace Vagabond Inn

New Hotel on Vine Street to Replace Vagabond Inn

| November 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

The less-than-lovely former Vagabond Inn is but a distant memory after it was raised in late 2013- so we were wondering what’s on the slate for 1133 Vine Street? Turns out it’s a new hotel – a 112 room, six-story hotel that will sit deep on the skinny lot along the west side of Vine […]

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Recent Crimes: LAPD Wilshire and Olympic Divisions

Recent Crimes: LAPD Wilshire and Olympic Divisions

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following crimes occurred recently in the greater Hancock Park and Wilshire areas, including both the Wilshire and Olympic Divisions. Not included here are all the grand theft auto and burglary from motor vehicles – of which there were plenty. Recent Crimes: 11/3/2014, 12am-7 am, 200 block N Plymouth Blvd. Suspect forced open side door of garage, […]

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June Bilgore Receives GWNC Citizen Recognition Award

June Bilgore Receives GWNC Citizen Recognition Award

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Windsor Square resident June Bilgore was given the  GWNC Citizen Recognition Award on Wednesday, Nov. 12th at the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council meeting. Ms. Bilgore was honored for her many years of service to the community through the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society and its annual garden tour, the Ebell of Los Angeles, the Windsor Square […]

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Supper with Santa at the Ebell Club

Supper with Santa at the Ebell Club

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems all too early, but Santa and Mrs Claus have a busy season coming up and their visit to the Ebell Club for Supper With Santa sells out fast! This year’s event happens Friday, December 5th from 4:30 to 8 pm in the Ebell Club and is open to the public. The event will […]

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Deco-Inspired Apartments Planned for Miracle Mile behind Dominguez-Wilshire Building

Deco-Inspired Apartments Planned for Miracle Mile behind Dominguez-Wilshire Building

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The classic Art Deco landmark “Amherst Tower” on Wilshire between Cloverdale and Cochran will soon see its half acre parking lot in the rear turned from pavement to housing when this project designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) gets underway. Providing 43 units and 246 parking stalls (four levels underground, for the future residents as well […]

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Who Was the Dante of Dante’s View in Griffith Park?

Who Was the Dante of Dante’s View in Griffith Park?

| November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Have you ever hiked the couple miles up the Hollywood Hiking Train in Griffith Park to Dante’s View and wondered – who is Dante and why is this his view? We have. Some seventy hikers trecked up to the view last Sunday, Nov 9th, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of  Dante Orgaolini, the creator and namesake […]

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Sixty Second Visual Taste of Trois Mec Menu

Sixty Second Visual Taste of Trois Mec Menu

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of us who still haven’t gotten a seat at one of LA’s tough-to-book tables, there is now a 60 Second Tasting Menu that takes us on visual trot through one night’s set menu at Trois Mec on Highland. The dance between the chef’s fingers and the delicate presentation of some pretty fancy food makes […]

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Larchmont Charter School Offers World Fair Saturday Nov 15

Larchmont Charter School Offers World Fair Saturday Nov 15

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Charter School is proud of their diverse student body, and they’ll celebrate that fact this Saturday, November 15th with their 7th Annual World Fair of food and fun, located at  Larchmont Charter’s Hollygrove primary school campus on the corner of Gregory and Vine, just north of Melrose. Over 15 countries are expected to be […]

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