Mary

Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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Purple Line Extension Construction Community Meeting

Purple Line Extension Construction Community Meeting

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are interested in the latest about the Purple Line Extension, there’s a community meeting scheduled for this Thursday at 5:30p in the SAG/AFTRA building on Wilshire Boulevard (adjacent to Marie Calendar’s). Take advantage of the opportunity to hear the latest from the team at Metro; plus, learn what’s next. See details below:

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Profile: Tom Rothman and a Cleaner Zoning Code for LA

Profile: Tom Rothman and a Cleaner Zoning Code for LA

| January 9, 2015 | 3 Comments

In a post from earlier this week, Citylab.com profiles Tom Rothman, Senior Planner for the City of Los Angeles. Rothman takes on the role at a critical time. The demand for city living is on the rise; and developers are seizing the opportunity by pushing the boundaries of an old and complicated city zoning code. […]

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Mid City West Community Council to Host Free Bicycle Safety Class

Mid City West Community Council to Host Free Bicycle Safety Class

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Mid City West Community Council will host a Bicycle Safety Class this Sunday, January 11 at 11am. The class is open to all, including people who live outside the Mid City West Community Council and will cover: basic rules of the road for cyclists and drivers important safety tips for cyclists resources to improve […]

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Daphne Brogdon Shares Family-Friendly Fare and Laughs on Food Network Series

Daphne Brogdon Shares Family-Friendly Fare and Laughs on Food Network Series

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blogger, stand up comic, and Longwood Highlands neighbor, Daphne Brogdon added ‘Food Network show host’ to her resume this week. Brogdon, married to chef Mark Peel, is sharing her unique take on creating meals that taste good and are easy to prepare in a Food Network series called ‘Daphne Dishes.’ According to Brogdon, the opportunity […]

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Cassell’s Hamburgers Returns to 6th Street

Cassell’s Hamburgers Returns to 6th Street

| December 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cassell’s Hamburgers is back and oh boy, do they look better than ever! The original Cassell’s has a long connection to our neighborhood in that for more than 60 years it was a hang out for boys who went to Loyola High School from the Hancock Park area. It was on the route home (if […]

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Homicide in Windsor Square

Homicide in Windsor Square

| December 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

An elderly woman was found dead in her South Beachwood Drive home Monday evening. LAPD is investigating the death as a homicide. Initial reports indicate that victim was stabbed in her house. Around 7:30pm, LAPD’s Wilshire Division responded in force to a call from the LAFD regarding a dead body in a house on the […]

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A+D Architecture and Design Museum Will Relocate to Arts District

A+D Architecture and Design Museum Will Relocate to Arts District

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Downtown News, the A+D Architecture and Design Museum will move from Museum Row along Wilshire Boulevard to an 8,000 square foot space in a building on 4th Street and Colyton in LA’s Art District. The A+D Museum moved to its current spot on Wilshire Boulevard at South Orange Grove Avenue (across from […]

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Daily Images on Larchmont Boulevard

Daily Images on Larchmont Boulevard

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Often times locals will notice the paparazzi hanging out on Larchmont in order to capture a shot of a celebrity living life. Their long lenses are a dead giveaway as they hope to capture that perfect shot – the money shot – the lift of a monster ice cream to the face or the exit […]

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LA Zoo Lights

LA Zoo Lights

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have missed the Christmas lights at Griffith Park these past few years! Angelenos used to count on this as one of their holiday activities.  But in recent years, the Park has been dark at this time of year. Now the lights are back in a big, new way. The L.A.  Zoo has an all-new […]

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Informational Wildlife Meeting Tonight

Informational Wildlife Meeting Tonight

| December 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Councilman Tom LaBonge has organized a meeting with the Department of Animal Services so that they can educate community stakeholders on wildlife issues that arise as the weather gets colder and our Los Angeles winter sets in. The rains should help our Griffith Park based wildlife stay hydrated closer to what we consider to be […]

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Construction Work on Crenshaw LAX Station Continues; Road Closures Again After the New Year

Construction Work on Crenshaw LAX Station Continues; Road Closures Again After the New Year

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we recently reported, Crenshaw, between Exposition and Coliseum, was closed through December 14 so crews could complete excavation and decking work for the Crenshaw/LAX station. As a result of rain-related construction delays, Metro has announced one more week of full-on road closures on and around Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition. Those closures will take place […]

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Home of the Week: 517 North Lucerne Boulevard

Home of the Week: 517 North Lucerne Boulevard

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

517 North Lucerne Boulevard Absolutely no detail has been overlooked in this dramatically re-envisioned Larchmont Traditional. Located on the peaceful, tree-lined Lucerne Boulevard, just one block over from the shops and cafes of trendy Larchmont Village, this family-friendly home has been tastefully re-imagined with high-end designer finishes throughout. The flowing, open-concept floor plan includes four […]

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The Power of Walkability : Greater Wilshire

The Power of Walkability : Greater Wilshire

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A key factor in the popularity of the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods is walkability. From the popular walks along 4th Street from Western to La Brea; to the abundance of new stores and eateries along La Brea; to Beverly Boulevard restaurants, shops and art galleries; and of course from just about anywhere within the area to […]

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District La Brea  Holiday Shop + Walk Event

District La Brea Holiday Shop + Walk Event

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The folks at District La Brea, the collection of retailers and galleries on La Brea between 1st and 2nd Streets, are excited to announce the La Brea Holiday Shop + Walk Event on Saturday, December 13th from 12pm-7pm. Retailers and galleries between 1st & 2nd Streets have joined forces to produce a special holiday shopping […]

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The Story Behind the Larchmont Bike Corral Installation

The Story Behind the Larchmont Bike Corral Installation

| December 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

When the bike racks were removed back in August 2013, the loss was felt by many who ride their bikes to Larchmont Village on errands, for a meal or to enjoy the Farmers Market on Sunday. Our neighborhood scores high for walk-ability/bike-ability – the loss of dedicated places to lock bikes has been felt. Thanks […]

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