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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Goldin Father-Daughter Author Team at Chevalier’s Books Larchmont

Goldin Father-Daughter Author Team at Chevalier’s Books Larchmont

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

TV writer James Grant Goldin and his 11-year-old daughter Charlotte will be signing copies of their book “THE AESIR KIDS,” at Chevalier’s Bookstore on Saturday, April 26, 2-4 pm. The fantasy-adventure novel, written for readers 8-12, is based on the magical world of Norse mythology. In Asgard, the children of Thor, Loki and other gods […]

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OiNKSTER Hollywood on Vine Opens Today

OiNKSTER Hollywood on Vine Opens Today

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Touted as “slow fast food”, Andre Guerrero’s OINKSTER had a soft opening on Saturday April 19th, purveying its line of comfort food sandwiches and craft beers to a young Hollywood crowd eager to see the original Eagle Rock store re-worked on Vine Street, just a couple blocks north of Melrose. “We dry smoke all our […]

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South Lorraine Blocked in Windsor Square

South Lorraine Blocked in Windsor Square

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Avoid the 300 block of South Lorraine in Windsor Square for the next few days as a large tree limb has fallen and blocked the street. The fallen branch, which appears to be from a Deodar Cedar on the east side of the street mid-block, spans the width of Lorraine Blvd. According to a resident […]

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Soar over Wilshire for CicLAvia

Soar over Wilshire for CicLAvia

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don’t miss this bird’s eye film of CicLAvia last weekend courtesy of Corbin Keegan, a drone, and Corbinfiber Electricycles. Swoop over the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and the Wilshire United Methodist Church while a river of bicycles flows beneath. Blue skies, phenomenal historic architecture, and miles of open streets. It’s hard to beat living in […]

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Griffith Park Cougar Sick from Mange & Rat Poison

Griffith Park Cougar Sick from Mange & Rat Poison

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The puma named P-22 that roams Griffith Park and beyond was captured and treated recently by National Park Service wildlife biologists who found he has contracted the skin disease mange and has traces of toxins, believed to be from  rat poison, in his blood. The biologists sedated P-22 and gave him injections of Vitamin K […]

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Vaudeville in the Park May 4th for Independent Shakespeare

Vaudeville in the Park May 4th for Independent Shakespeare

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every year the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival continues to grow – in the 2013 season they reached 43,000 people with their free performances for Angelenos in the open air on stage at Griffith Park.  To keep the weekly shows going, the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) holds a benefit every spring to kick off the […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ebell Club

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ebell Club

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where better to celebrate the quintessential women’s holiday then at the quintessential women’s club of California? Mother’s Day at the Ebell Club. For the first time in many years, The Ebell Club will be celebrating Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch.  No crowds, no lines.  Just a  beautiful buffet brunch prepared by Executive Chef Louis […]

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The Ellen Show Makes Surprise Visit to St Brendan School

The Ellen Show Makes Surprise Visit to St Brendan School

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Brendan School had quite a surprise on Friday morning when a couple of impish voices came on over the loudspeaker, requesting their presence for a “Royal Adventure” in the Parish Hall. The pint-sized starlets Sophia Grace and Rosie, who have garnered quite a following from performances on the Ellen De Generes Show, […]

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Diane Keaton Speaking at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Diane Keaton Speaking at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Diane Keaton will be speaking on beauty and her new book in a Vroman’s Bookstore event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Friday April 25, 2014. In her newest book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Diane Keaton presents a humorous account of her life spent working in a world obsessed with beauty.  Keaton encourages readers to […]

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Burger Lounge Coming to Larchmont Blvd.

Burger Lounge Coming to Larchmont Blvd.

| April 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Burger Lounge, the “original grass-fed burger” will be moving into the 217 N Larchmont location where Hamburger Hamlet, and prior to that the Avocado Grill, made attempts at bringing ‘up-scale’ fast food to Larchmont Boulevard. Let’s hope  the Burger Lounge reinvents the cold, noisy and less-than-charming space and turns it into a more palatable location […]

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Avoid Third Street: Resurfacing Rossmore East to Irving

Avoid Third Street: Resurfacing Rossmore East to Irving

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Third Street  between Rossmore and Irving is scheduled for resurfacing in April, and the Bureau of Street Services began scraping the southernmost lane on Thursday, creating a slowing of traffic and clouds of dust in the air as autos bumped along the rugged surface. According to the Bureau of Street Services (BSS), the City began […]

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Memorial Library Spring Fling Saturday

Memorial Library Spring Fling Saturday

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Memorial Library is having their Spring Fling on Saturday, April 12th 11 am – 4 pm to include: Candy egg hunt Plant exchange Flower pot painting Live professional storytelling by Karen Golden Used book sale     Spring Fling Saturday, April 12, 2014 11 am – 4 pm Memorial Branch Los Angeles Public Library […]

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Author Douglas Woods to Sign Latest Book at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Douglas Woods to Sign Latest Book at Chevalier’s Bookstore

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local author Douglas Woods has a new book out, “DREAMING SMALL: Intimate Interiors” that he’ll be signing at Chevalier’s Bookstore this Sunday,  April 13, 2-4 pm. The book is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism and beauty with practicality and livability. From Arts and Crafts bungalows […]

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CicLAvia Quietly Hums Up & Down Wilshire Blvd Sunday

CicLAvia Quietly Hums Up & Down Wilshire Blvd Sunday

| April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The crowds pedalled hard and the sun shone bright as tens of thousands of Angelenos took to Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday to bicycle on a traffic-free route between Fairfax Ave and Grand Ave downtown. The six mile straight-shot with built-in median much of the way made it a wide, easy route separating the east and […]

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Shooting Inside LAPD Wilshire Station While Neighborhood Council Meets

Shooting Inside LAPD Wilshire Station While Neighborhood Council Meets

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One LAPD Officer was injured and many local residents attending an Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC) meeting ducked for cover as a lone gunman entered the LAPD Wilshire Station at 8:30 pm this evening and opened fire. The injured officer was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A seven year LAPD veteran, he was not identified […]

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