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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Suspicious Package Near Getty House Creates Evening Gridlock

Suspicious Package Near Getty House Creates Evening Gridlock

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Monday evening was a bit of a mess for neighbors and commuters alike in the vicinity of 6th Street and Irving Boulevard. At approximately 4:57pm, a package was spotted near The Getty House, the official residence of the Mayor and his family. Nearby streets were closed and the LAPD Bomb Squad was called in to investigate. […]

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Metro Insight: Notes From Purple Line Extension Meeting

Metro Insight: Notes From Purple Line Extension Meeting

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Metro posted a terrific overview of their January 15 meeting at the SAG/AFTRA Building at Wilshire and Curson. The gathering was an opportunity for Metro officials to present what will happen along the construction route in the coming months – including advanced utility relocation, design-builder updates and tree removal, replacement and landscape plans. They also […]

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Most Expensive Zip Codes For Auto Insurance Include 90020, 90010 and 90005

Most Expensive Zip Codes For Auto Insurance Include 90020, 90010 and 90005

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

We know our area is expensive when it comes to housing, private schools, fancy coffee and designer ice cream. Now you have proof that your auto insurance bill should be added to that list. According to a story in the LA Times earlier this week: CarInsurance.com commissioned the survey of 33,410 ZIP Codes around the […]

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Wilshire Girls Softball Evaluation Day is Sunday, February 1!

Wilshire Girls Softball Evaluation Day is Sunday, February 1!

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is still time to sign up for Wilshire Girls Fast Pitch Softball. Wilshire welcomes girls ages 5 to 14 for the spring season which starts the first week of February and runs through the end of April. On Sunday February 1, all registered players will be evaluated completing basic drills in advance of our player […]

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Update: Beachwood Homicide Investigation Continues

Update: Beachwood Homicide Investigation Continues

| January 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

Detectives from LAPD West Bureau continue to look for clues in the Beachwood homicide investigation surrounding the murder of Antonia ‘Toni’ Yager of Windsor Square. On the evening of December 22, 2014, Yager was found dead in her bed by a caregiver who regularly came by to check on her. The cause of death was […]

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Wilshire Side Street Paving Between Van Ness and Sweetzer

Wilshire Side Street Paving Between Van Ness and Sweetzer

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Wilshire BRT project continues with some clean up work along the Wilshire corridor through our neighborhood.  The contractor will be conducting temporary single lane closures along Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday, which will temporarily close intersections for side street grinding and paving.  The #3 lane will be closed intermittently along Wilshire Boulevard, limiting access to side […]

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Larchmont’s Gaddy Opens Barbareño in Santa Barbara

Larchmont’s Gaddy Opens Barbareño in Santa Barbara

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some would say it takes the energy and boldness of youth to open a restaurant in today’s competitive marketplace. There’s a lot that goes into launching a successful venture – particularly when the restaurant is all about curating a farm to table experience in one of California’s most vibrant farm rich regions. It looks like […]

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Packages Stolen from Front Porches; Local Family Helps Catch Thief

Packages Stolen from Front Porches; Local Family Helps Catch Thief

| January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Incidents of stolen packages left at area front doors were reported prior to the holidays. The trend continues as it appears to be an easy way for thieves to tap valuable goods. Thanks to an observant local teen, one such bandit was arrested. Late Monday evening (around 10:30 p.m.) this Norton Avenue resident observed a […]

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Edible Gardens LA Photo

Edible Gardens LA Photo

| January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aside from doing great work in gardens around our area and beyond, Edible Gardens LA has a beautiful tumblr documenting her work and sharing what is possible in urban gardening. According to her Tumblr site: Edible Gardens LA builds, plants and sustains organic vegetable gardens. Lauri Kranz teaches gardening at local schools and with her company […]

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LAPD Olympic Division Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Feuer Scheduled for January 21

LAPD Olympic Division Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Feuer Scheduled for January 21

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

LAPD Olympic Division will host a Town Hall Meeting with LA City Attorney Mike Feuer on Wednesday, January 21. The meeting is designed to bring together citizens who live within the LAPD Olympic Division footprint in order to introduce the new Neighborhood Prosecutor, Steve Houchin. According to the City Attorney’s website: The [Neighbohood Prosecutor] program […]

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New Street Art in Local Area

New Street Art in Local Area

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a couple of new pieces of local street art to point out. Both are painted words- both in French – on walls in separate parts of our greater neighborhood. One has been up for a few weeks, and the other has only been up for a couple of days. One has us stymied […]

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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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