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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Windsor Square Celebrates Re-Opening of Robert L Burns Park

Windsor Square Celebrates Re-Opening of Robert L Burns Park

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Representatives from the Department of Recreation and Parks joined Councilman Tom LaBonge, LA’s Department of Engineering and community members on Friday morning to officially reopen Robert Burns Park on the corner of Van Ness Ave and Beverly Dr after a major refurbishment financed by Prop K funds. A deteriorated pergola-­like structure was replaced with a […]

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Larchmont Bungalow Owner Asks to Make Amends, Wants Zone Change and Alcohol License

Larchmont Bungalow Owner Asks to Make Amends, Wants Zone Change and Alcohol License

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Albert Mizrahi, owner of the popular Larchmont Bungalow at 107 N. Larchmont Blvd, personally appeared with his wife before the GWNC Land Use Committee on Tuesday this week, to give an apology and ask the committee to support the Bungalow’s application before the City Planning Commission to try bring the restaurant into legal compliance with […]

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Shebooks Signs Local Author Elizabeth Aquino

Shebooks Signs Local Author Elizabeth Aquino

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Aquino writes. Then she writes some more. She writes daily for her blog a moon, worn as if it had been a shell, with some 4,000 posts online, sometimes  generating two in one day. She has published stories and poems, has written for the LA Times and magazines. She writes her heart out, and […]

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Grilled Cheese in Support of LAUSD Candidate George McKenna

Grilled Cheese in Support of LAUSD Candidate George McKenna

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wondering about the  upcoming election on August 12th? Yes, there is a Special Runoff Election for a single seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board, District 1 and there are two candidates: George McKenna and Alex Johnson. The politically dynamic duo from the Longwood neighborhood, Daphne Brogdon and Mark Peel, are hosting an […]

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Kerry Brougher at Helm of Academy Museum

Kerry Brougher at Helm of Academy Museum

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kerry Brougher landed the job as Director for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures earlier this year, and began his role as director July 1st. In a way, it’s a return to the neighborhood for the 61 year old Brougher, who lived in the Mid-Wilshire area on Detroit Street and at Park La Brea in the […]

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Obama Motorcade to Travel Rimpau Blvd to Hancock Park

Obama Motorcade to Travel Rimpau Blvd to Hancock Park

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Buzz has learned that President Obama is expected to land by helicopter on the Los Angeles High School football field at approximately 4:30 pm on Wednesday, then travel north on Rimpau via motorcade. LA High is located at 4650 W. Olympic Blvd, on the corner of S. Rimpau Blvd. The President took a similar […]

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Water Geyser in Windsor Square Tuesday Morning

Water Geyser in Windsor Square Tuesday Morning

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents at Irving and 6th Street, including LA’s own Mayor Garcetti, awoke this morning to a geyser of water as a fire hydrant was knocked over in a two-car accident around 7:30 am. According to LAFD Captain Gatica from Fire Station #29 that responded to the call, a woman driving east on 6th lost control […]

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Jeff and Beau Bridges at the Bing Theater in August

Jeff and Beau Bridges at the Bing Theater in August

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges will share the Bing Theater stage on Monday August 4th as the two brothers converse about their long and versatile careers as well as that of their father, Lloyd Bridges. The Bridges brothers will select clips from each other’s work and discuss the “legacy of a legendary Hollywood dynasty”, […]

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Developer Plans Small Lot Subdivision for 421 N Van Ness Ave

Developer Plans Small Lot Subdivision for 421 N Van Ness Ave

| July 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

When a 1920′s craftsman was demolished over Memorial Day weekend at 421 N. Van Ness Ave, residents in the Larchmont Village area were not pleased. The house was in disrepair  and flanked by two-story apartment buildings, but the neighbors hated to see it go, worried that a monstrosity might be built on the R3-1 zoned […]

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Meet Perry Jones, LAPD Lead Officer for Fairfax-Beverly-LaBrea

Meet Perry Jones, LAPD Lead Officer for Fairfax-Beverly-LaBrea

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you live near La Brea, Fairfax, Beverly, or San Vicente, you’ve probably run into Senior Lead Officer Perry Jones. He is a regular fixture in the Mid-City West area, having served for the LAPD for 24 years, and 20 years as a Senior Lead Officer in the Wilshire Division. Jones was raised in the Pico/Fairfax […]

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Bike Tour LaBonge Tonight

Bike Tour LaBonge Tonight

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The second installment of Councilman Tom LaBonge’s bike tour happens this Wednesday, July 16, in the Griffith Park area. Meet at 6pm at the Mulholland Fountain, corner of Los Feliz and Riverside Drive. Buzz reader Keith Johnson, who is a model citizen daily bike rider, sent us photos from last week’s LaBonge ride, along with […]

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North Larchmont Median Dedication July 17

North Larchmont Median Dedication July 17

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The North Larchmont medians are completed, including a stone entrance ‘tower’ to mirror the one on the southern end of the boulevard, and a series of three median strips with new jacaranda trees and perennial plantings. Councilman Tom LaBonge invites the neighborhood to attend a dedication ceremony to thank property and business owners in the […]

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Hancock Park Real Estate: Classic Spanish at 673 S Bronson

Hancock Park Real Estate: Classic Spanish at 673 S Bronson

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

673 S. Bronson Ave A beautiful, gated and completely restored classic Spanish home, redone with all of the modern conveniences of today while maintaining a connection to a timeless historic home in Wilshire Park. Original but refurbished doors, windows and crown molding throughout the home. Entry leads to an elegant, light-filled formal living room with […]

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Recent Crimes: LAPD Olympic Division

Recent Crimes: LAPD Olympic Division

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Burglaries continue to occur in Windsor Square and Larchmont Village, part of LAPD’s Olympic Division.  In many cases suspects gained entry to the residence or vehicle by an unlocked door or window. Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo reminds residents to “lock it, hide it , keep it.” Suspects are also still posing as DWP and other […]

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NASA Tells Us What’s Behind Tonight’s Super Moon

NASA Tells Us What’s Behind Tonight’s Super Moon

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three “Super Moons” – full moons that appear larger than normal are due in July, August and September this summer –  with the first appearing tonight, July 12th. The best time to see tonight’s swollen orb is at moonrise when it’s low-hanging and can be framed by a view through trees, or behind your neighbor’s […]

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