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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Stepping into the sunny mediterranean garden of Roger and Lisa Morrison on Las Palmas Ave, one might think you’re in the south of France or the hills of Sonoma, with the smells of fresh herbs and a bright green bottle of Jardesca beckoning on the table. Jardesca is a new California aperitif the couple has […]
Wilshire Park is having a number of yard sales this weekend. The annual Bronson Avenue Yard and Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, July 12 from 8 am to 3 pm. Many families along the three blocks between Wilshire and Olympic Boulevards are expected to bring their goods for sale out into their front […]
LAPD’s Wilshire Division has a new weebly website and it’s pretty hip looking – besides providing a good amount of valuable information. Bookmark it to visit online. You can find details of crimes in your neighborhood by knowing your Basic Patrol number – click on that and it will call up a map showing location […]
Crumbs Bake Shop Inc closed all of its stores nationwide on Monday, and the Crumbs in Larchmont Village fell to the same abrupt decision, shuttering as of the end of business day. A spokesperson for the New York-based cupcake shop said that the corporation notified employees on Monday that the stores would be closing by […]
Editor’s Note: The opening of Burger Lounge has moved a few days later – to Thursday, July 17th this week, and our story has been altered to include the new opening date. Not many would think that opening a burger restaurant in a location where another burger joint, Hamburger Hamlet just failed, would be a […]
Two nights of filming on the corner of Plymouth Bl and 4th Street in Windsor Square July 1st and 2nd turned the corner into a faux prison set for the film “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. When millionaire James King, played by Ferrell, is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he […]
Memorial Library’s July schedule of events for children revolves around our furry friends – providing some friendship and adding tails to the tales. The Memorial Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is located at 4625 W. Olympic Blvd in Brookside tel: 323-938-2732.
The former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple at 4357 Wilshire Blvd is finally getting some attention, with scaffolding erected and workman swarming over the 1961 building designed by Millard Sheets that was recently bought by the Marciano Brothers (Guess? Clothing) to be transformed into their private museum. The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, as it […]
This photo was recently shared on Vintage Los Angeles, shows the now familiar Park La Brea towers under construction to ease the housing crisis post World War II: “Park La Brea under construction, circa 1947. At 4,255 units, the complex with its octagonal street layout is the largest housing development west of the Mississippi. Thirty-one […]
As we reported in October of last year, the faded but once classic Gilmore Gas Station at Highland and Willoughby is expected to be refurbished by Starbucks as a drive-through coffee shop with limited outdoor seating. A representative for Starbucks shared plans and a full color rendering of the renovated station at the Greater Wilshire […]
It officially feels like summer when you pull out the picnic basket and bottle of wine and head to Griffith Park’s Old Zoo for the Independent Shakespeare Company‘s (ISC) free Shakespeare in the park program, which begins this weekend and runs every weekend, Thursday through Sunday nights, at 7pm. On slate this season, “Twelfth Night” begins […]
For those living in Fremont Place, Brookside, Windsor Village, Sycamore Square and Wilshire Vista – take note. There’s a new Senior Lead Officer (SLO) on your streets fighting crime and building community. Officer Hebel Rodriguez started this week as the SLO for LAPD car 7A47, the area from Wilshire south to Venice, and from Mansfield/Redondo east […]
St Brendan Church in Windsor Square was the backdrop for a wedding scene last week when the popular TNT television series “Perception” moved into the nave of the church and shot for two days, June 18-19th. “Perception” stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as a neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who helps his former student […]
The northwest corner of Wilshire at Rimpau, long an empty lot surrounded by a chain link fence, is being developed as a seven parcel small lot subdivision featuring three-story contemporary town homes. The property faces the Farmer’s Insurance complex to the south, and will bookend the Rimpau entrance to Windsor Square with another new residential […]