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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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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New Shop “Simply Vintageous” Comes to Larchmont Blvd.

New Shop “Simply Vintageous” Comes to Larchmont Blvd.

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beth LaMure opened her vintage clothing store “Simply Vintageous” on Wednesday last week and by the time we stopped in on Friday afternoon the place was abuzz with shoppers buying from the unique, one-of-a-kind clothing collection LaMure has owned for over a dozen years. “Business has been going gangbusters!” the ebullient LaMure shared with the […]

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Touring La Brea Bakery Where Each Loaf is Still Hand Made

Touring La Brea Bakery Where Each Loaf is Still Hand Made

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Brea Bakery bread – those long baguettes and round loaves with hearty crusts – seem to be so ubiquitous these days one almost takes them for granted. Whether it’s the sourdough loaves in the basket at Ralphs, or the distinct dinner rolls served at a favorite restaurant, La Brea Bakery would appear to be a […]

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Larchmont Village Girl Scouts: Camping & Cookbooks

Larchmont Village Girl Scouts: Camping & Cookbooks

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you were wondering why these Girl Scouts have such delighted looks on their faces, it may be because they just set up four new  tents  in Robert Burns Park in preparation for future scout camping trips. The tents were purchased with funds they earned themselves. Or it could be they are remembering their time […]

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Pediatrician Neville Anderson Moves Back Home to Larchmont

Pediatrician Neville Anderson Moves Back Home to Larchmont

| April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

If it takes a village to raise a child, then Larchmont Village just got even better for families. Windsor Square native and pediatrician Neville Anderson has moved into the Larchmont Medical Building to work with children from birth to 21 years old. “I have quite a few teenage patients who plan to move with me […]

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Oprah Winfrey Network Moving out of Miracle Mile

Oprah Winfrey Network Moving out of Miracle Mile

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be packing up its 200 employees now working out of the Wilshire Courtyard in the Miracle Mile and moving them a couple of miles north to The Lot at Santa Monica and Formosa Ave. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story noting that OWN is moving out of their current […]

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New Anderson-Munger YMCA to Serve Hancock Park and Koreatown

New Anderson-Munger YMCA to Serve Hancock Park and Koreatown

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 200 people gathered at the sparkling new Anderson-Munger YMCA for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday March 27th and to get an early peek at the gymnasiums, meeting rooms, pools, and rooftop deck that will serve as a community meeting and workout option for members in the greater Hancock Park and Koreatown areas. The new facility […]

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John C Fremont Library April Children’s Events

John C Fremont Library April Children’s Events

| March 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Closed for Now

Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Closed for Now

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re thinking of hiking the Hollywood Hills this weekend forgo starting at the Hollyridge Trail at the top of Beachwood Canyon. It’ll be closed for installation of a heavy duty wrought iron gate for the next six weeks to deter tourists and hikers from hiking to the Hollywood sign after hours. The popularity of […]

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Larchmont Coyote Sightings on the Uptick Again

Larchmont Coyote Sightings on the Uptick Again

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just as we were all beginning to feel comforted that the coyotes who roamed the greater Hancock Park area had slunk back to the hills, several residents reported sightings and some aggressive confrontations last week in the Larchmont area.  The recent incidents, located in the vicinity of Irving, Windsor and Clinton, remind us that wildlife […]

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Traffic Fatality on Western at 7th Early Sunday

Traffic Fatality on Western at 7th Early Sunday

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

An unidentified woman was killed early Sunday morning, March 23rd while driving south on Western Blvd at high speed when her automobile struck a parked vehicle. The  traffic fatality on Western was reported by KABC: Police say the woman was speeding southbound on Western Avenue when she lost control of her Mercedes-Benz SUV and hit […]

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Koreatown Walking Tour

Koreatown Walking Tour

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Koreatown, just east of the greater Hancock Park area, straddles Wilshire Boulevard and is known for some of the best architectural gems of Los Angeles – as well as for having the highest concentration of restaurants and bars in our city. LA Walks, de LaB, CicLAvia and the Open Streets Summit are offering an evening walking […]

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Miracle Mile Residents Worried about 24 Hour Metro Construction

Miracle Mile Residents Worried about 24 Hour Metro Construction

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents in the Miracle Mile, along the stretch of Wilshire between La Brea and Fairfax, have started a petition campaign to limit Metro’s construction of the Purple Line Extension during night and holiday hours as Metro gears up for nine years of construction in the area. Los Angeles Municipal Code prohibits construction activities between the […]

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Melrose between Cahuenga and Las Palmas Closed Saturday & Sunday

Melrose between Cahuenga and Las Palmas Closed Saturday & Sunday

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Avoid Melrose Ave. between Cahuenga and Las Palmas on Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, as the street will be closed for resurfacing between 6 am – 6 pm. According to the Bureau of Street Services, they will be ‘profiling’ the street on Saturday – taking off the top 2 inches of surface, beginning at 6 […]

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