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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Los Angeles Parking Enforcement and Policy Under Consideration

Los Angeles Parking Enforcement and Policy Under Consideration

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

LA Downtown News has a great story about how Los Angeles Parking enforcement and policy have been brought to the fore inside Los Angeles City government. A citizen movement known as the Los Angeles Freedom Parking Initiative, led by Steven Vincent and Jay Beeber, has helped to create the momentum to reform the parking system in […]

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Traffic Alert: First Amendment Protest Planned for Hollywood Saturday

Traffic Alert: First Amendment Protest Planned for Hollywood Saturday

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to CD13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, there will be a permitted 1st Amendment protest taking place in Hollywood on Saturday, August 16th from approximately 12:30-5:00 p.m.  The event – Stop the Massacre in Gaza March – will force street closures in Hollywood as early as 11am Saturday. The group intends to march on the CNN […]

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Wilshire Warriors Travel Teams Complete One Season; Prepare for the Next

Wilshire Warriors Travel Teams Complete One Season; Prepare for the Next

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wilshire Warriors Pony Baseball 9U travel team closed out a great season as the champions in the “Battle of the Foothills” tourney taking on programs from La Crescenta and Mid-Valley. The 9U team represented the Greater Hancock Park area with pride and effort! In late July, the Warriors 12U Travel team participated in the […]

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Extreme Tilt: LADWP Replaces Long Time Leaning Pole

Extreme Tilt: LADWP Replaces Long Time Leaning Pole

| August 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Larchmont Village reader Keith Johnson has been keeping Larchmont Buzz posted on the effort by neighbors to replace a wood power pole before it’s extreme lean to the west resulted in a thud across Van Ness Avenue. Neighbors have been trying to get the pole replaced for nearly five years. No one knew who owned […]

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National Night Out Promises Neighborhood Fun & Partnership with LAPD

National Night Out Promises Neighborhood Fun & Partnership with LAPD

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Come meet your neighbors Tuesday at the annual National Night Out event on Larchmont Boulevard. Similar events are held throughout the City and the USA to support the partnership between the Police and the Community. Representatives of LAPD’s Wilshire Division, including Captain Eric Davis, will join Councilmember Tom LaBonge and other community leaders to enjoy food, […]

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LAX Flyaway Bus to Roll into Hollywood Starting September 3

LAX Flyaway Bus to Roll into Hollywood Starting September 3

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The LAX FlyAway® buses offer convenient regularly scheduled round- trips, seven days a week, between LAX and five locations.  Starting in September, one more pick up/drop off point will be added – the corner of Hollywood and Vine.  The exact location for the buses will be just south of Hollywood Boulevard on Vine, across the […]

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Celebrating the Life of Nicholas “Nick” Fagnano

Celebrating the Life of Nicholas “Nick” Fagnano

| July 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

Our hearts are heavy with the news of the passing of Nick Fagnano. Nick grew up on Van Ness Avenue, attended St. Brendan School, played local sports including AYSO Soccer, Hollywood Y Basketball and Wilshire Baseball, and was a regular parishioner at St. Brendan Church with his parents, Mary and Jay. Nick was a ray […]

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McConnell’s Ice Cream Visits Larchmont Boulevard Saturday

McConnell’s Ice Cream Visits Larchmont Boulevard Saturday

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Santa Barbara’s McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream will be visiting various sites in Los Angeles today in advance of their opening on Monday at downtown’s Grand Central Market. According to their Instagram feed, they will be on Larchmont later today with their McC’s Truck Tour pop-up…from 4:30p-5:15p in front of Go Get ‘em Tiger. McConnell’s is […]

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Robert L. Burns Park Area Re-Opens with Renovations For Picnic-Goers

Robert L. Burns Park Area Re-Opens with Renovations For Picnic-Goers

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Councilmember Tom LaBonge together with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Public Works, and the Bureau of Engineering will re-open the Robert L. Burns Picnic Area on Friday morning. All members of the public and media are invited for the ceremony. The renovation of Robert L. Burns Park is complete. A deteriorated […]

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Traffic Alert: President Obama to Attend Hancock Park Fundraiser Wednesday

Traffic Alert: President Obama to Attend Hancock Park Fundraiser Wednesday

| July 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles this Wednesday, July 23, to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the Hancock Park home of television producer Shonda Rhimes. The event’s co-chairs include Kerry Washington, the star of the Rhimes- produced ABC drama “Scandal.” The Los Angeles visit is […]

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Multi-Transformer Outage Fills Late Night Sky with Bright Flashes of Light

Multi-Transformer Outage Fills Late Night Sky with Bright Flashes of Light

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The skies over the Beverly Grove area were filled with multiple, long flashes of light Sunday evening just before 11:30p. Reports of sightings of the bright lights filled Twitter within minutes of their initial occurrence…from the beach, to the valley, to Silver Lake, Hollywood and the Beverly Grove area. According to LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphries, […]

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Today: ABC 7 Eyewitness News “Stuff-a-Truck” Event at Vine Street Pavilions

Today: ABC 7 Eyewitness News “Stuff-a-Truck” Event at Vine Street Pavilions

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alysha del Valle, from ABC 7 Eyewitness News, will host the popular “Stuff-a-Truck” charity event at our local Pavilions Friday. The promotions team from the TV station will be on site at the Pavilions on Vine Street and Melrose Avenue to collect food donations for the 3rd Annual Feed SoCal hunger initiative. Donations from this location […]

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Not So Fast! Crumbs Bake Shop Saved by ‘The Profit’s’ Marcus Lemonis

Not So Fast! Crumbs Bake Shop Saved by ‘The Profit’s’ Marcus Lemonis

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

CNBC reality TV host Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show ‘The Profit’ has stepped in to save the flat-lining cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop. According to the LA Times, the Larchmont Boulevard store will be the only California store to re-open. The group is pushing to be back in business within 90 days. Perhaps […]

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California Approves Fines up to $500 for Water Waste

California Approves Fines up to $500 for Water Waste

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday July 15, the California Water Resources Control Board approved fines up to $500 for washing cars, watering lawns or hosing down sidewalks. According to ABC News: The fines will apply only to wasteful outdoor watering, including watering landscaping to the point that runoff flows onto sidewalks, washing a vehicle without a nozzle on […]

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Happy 80th Birthday Farmers Market!

Happy 80th Birthday Farmers Market!

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax is celebrating a birthday! And at 80, the folks at the market plan on celebrating all day long. Festivities take place on Tuesday, July 15 starting at 12:30p. The celebration kicks off with a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long, free cake from Normandie Bakery, granita iced beverages from Zia Valentina […]

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