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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Sprüth Magers Los Angeles Gallery to Open Opposite LACMA

Sprüth Magers Los Angeles Gallery to Open Opposite LACMA

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile is going to become even more art-centric as the stellar London and Berlin-based gallery Sprüth Magers begins renovation of the single-story, stand-alone corner building that is part of the larger 5900 Wilshire property across from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.) Art Net News reports that Sprüth Magers already represents […]

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Brookside Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday

Brookside Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Friends of Brookside is hosting its sixth annual Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday, September 27, 2014. Families and friends will gather in Memorial Park (4625 Olympic Blvd in front of the Memorial Library)  around 6pm for a BYO picnic. A grill with red-hot coals will be available for those who want to barbecue. Randy Haberkamp, […]

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Salt & Straw Makes Larchmont its LA Home

Salt & Straw Makes Larchmont its LA Home

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you seen the lines out the door at 240 N. Larchmont, home of the new Salt & Straw Ice Cream, and wondered just what is all the fuss about? It could be the Cinnamon Apple Donut ice cream (with toasted chunks of Sidecar Donuts)  or perhaps the Goat Cheese with Black Olive Brittle scoop […]

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Hancock Park Real Estate: Modern Fortress Behind a Bungalow

Hancock Park Real Estate: Modern Fortress Behind a Bungalow

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The LA Times featured an ultramodern home in Hancock Park, “masked by a Spanish bungalow” in their “Hot Property: Home of the Day” section on Monday. The 3000 sq ft, four bedroom home at 521 N McCadden Place looms like a sheer wall just beyond the quaint single level Spanish facade, no doubt pushing the […]

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Windsor Square Annual Meeting Looks at Water

Windsor Square Annual Meeting Looks at Water

| September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Windsor Square Association (WSA) met on Tuesday, September 9th for their annual Block Captain Gathering, and amidst dinner and drinks, focused on water. With a strong network of block captains on most of its seventy-two blocks, the WSA celebrates and educates once a year with an informational evening dinner.  Led by WSA President Larry […]

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Hancock Homes Grand Opening Draws Crowd

Hancock Homes Grand Opening Draws Crowd

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Duerler unfurled the signage on the new home of Hancock Homes Realty a week ago, and opened the doors to neighbors and friends for a party to celebrate their new location at 501 North Larchmont Boulevard. “We are really pleased with the new building, and delighted with the foot traffic on the street,” Duerler told […]

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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 | 5 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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