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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Tomorrow is the Fourth – and that means fireworks. Here are a few options not too far from the Larchmont Village, Hancock Park area. Wilshire Country Club: While the annual fireworks show above the golf course at Wilshire CC is for members only, Hancock Park area residents often find a front lawn or curb on a […]
The LAPD’s Wilshire and Olympic Divisions reported a variety of crimes over the past few weeks, most of them motor vehicle theft or break-ins which have increased some 35% in 2015 according to the LAPD. The screenshot of today’s CrimeMap (above) of crimes in the past week shows a beautifully clear space in the greater […]
The Natural History Museum’s Page Museum has been rebranded finally to the name we all have been calling it for years: the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. The newly polished museum is well worth a summertime visit, with or without kids in tow. There are newly polished concrete floors, expanded and updated text panels and […]
For the first time in the league’s history, Wilshire Girls Softball is going to the state tournament. Last weekend both the 12U and 14U All-Star teams from Wilshire reached the Championship games at the District tournament and qualified for the American Softball Association “C” State Tournament. The teams are heading to Lancaster, CA July 3rd-5th […]
On Monday morning this week, the 200 South block of Arden Blvd looked much the same as it has for the past 90 years. By Wednesday mid-morning it was a whole new landscape as five homes were demolished to make way for the Marlborough School expansion planned since 1999. Marlborough will be expanding their campus […]
Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park rolls out again this summer beginning this Thursday through Sunday, June 25-28 in a production of Romeo and Juliet by the Independent Shakespeare Company. Pack your picnic baskets and wine, dig out the beach chairs and blankets, and head over to the Old Zoo in Griffith Park for a sumptuous […]