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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Hazardous Fire in Hollywood Consumes Industrial Building on Orange at Romaine

Hazardous Fire in Hollywood Consumes Industrial Building on Orange at Romaine

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A one-story structure fire broke out at approximately 8:55a Sunday morning. Flames quickly engulfed the building at 1001 North Orange Drive, just east of La Brea at the corner of Romaine (near the West Hollywood Target). Thick black smoke rose high in the air alerting concerned citizens near and far. Among those who saw early […]

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Tour LaBonge: CD4 Bike Ride Series Begins Tonight Downtown

Tour LaBonge: CD4 Bike Ride Series Begins Tonight Downtown

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

CD4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge will kick off his summer cycling series with a ride tonight that begins outside City Hall. The ride will be led by the Councilmember with escorts from the LAPD. The Councilmember began Tour LaBonge in 2008 as a way to celebrate the LA scenery. The rides have become quite popular and […]

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Metro Representative to Address Neighborhood Concerns  at Wednesday GWNC Meeting

Metro Representative to Address Neighborhood Concerns at Wednesday GWNC Meeting

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Cortez, Metro’s Construction Relations Liaison for the section of the Purple Line Subway Extension Project that runs through the Greater Wilshire area – including the neighborhoods of Windsor Square, Windsor Village, Hancock Park, Fremont Place, Brookside, Sycamore Square, and Hancock-La Brea – will attend Wednesday’s GWNC Board meeting. Cortez will address neighborhood concerns regarding […]

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Wilshire Country Club Firework Show

Wilshire Country Club Firework Show

| July 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Greater Wilshire neighbors can count on Wilshire Country Club to launch their annual fireworks show on the 4th of July. The show goes off around 9pm Friday evening…once the sky gets perfectly dark. If you aren’t a member or guest of the Club, the Wilshire Country Club fireworks can be seen from corners adjacent to […]

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New Wayfinding Signage and Traffic Warning Signs in the Area

New Wayfinding Signage and Traffic Warning Signs in the Area

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Area residents will notice new signs on their travels through the neighborhood. All of these signs are meant to be informative to both drivers and bicyclists. Many of the signs are known as wayfinding signage and are meant to help visitors make route decisions and navigate to key destinations. ________________ Larchmont Village Signage The Larchmont […]

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President Obama to Speak at Democratic Fundraiser in Hancock Park

President Obama to Speak at Democratic Fundraiser in Hancock Park

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on 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.” This is the fourth time that the […]

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First Person: Visiting Normandy with Windsor Square D-Day Veteran

First Person: Visiting Normandy with Windsor Square D-Day Veteran

| June 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following is Mark Rice’s account of his visit to Normandy with his father, Windsor Square resident and Veteran Bud Rice. Mark, his family and his brother accompanied Bud on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It was quite an experience. Thanks to Mark for sharing! __________________ Overwhelming!!! That is the word that […]

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#TBT – Photos of Union Oil Station at Wilton and Wilshire (1932)

#TBT – Photos of Union Oil Station at Wilton and Wilshire (1932)

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

In social media, each Thursday brings out a lot of nostalgia in a phenomenon known as #TBT – which, for the uninitiated, stands for ‘Throw Back Thursday’. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users dig up all kinds of old pictures and share them on their social media channels as a way of stimulating shared memories (and […]

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Latest LACMA Campus Design to Bridge Wilshire Boulevard

Latest LACMA Campus Design to Bridge Wilshire Boulevard

| June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you are keeping score, chalk one up for history…for the tar and all of it’s pre-historic treasures still to be unearthed. The architectural team working on the proposed transformation of the LACMA campus, led by architect Peter Zumthor, presented a new look at what the future of the LACMA campus could be. The most […]

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Early Registration for AYSO Region 78 Through June 30

Early Registration for AYSO Region 78 Through June 30

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The AYSO season starts September 6 and if you haven’t registered your soccer player(s), now is the time! Early registration for local AYSO Region 78 ends June 30. After July 1, fees will go from $175 to $250. Fees include insurance, uniform, pictures, and more. AYSO Region 78 fields teams for boys and girls ages […]

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KW Larchmont Summer Art Show Saturday

KW Larchmont Summer Art Show Saturday

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join KW Larchmont for their annual Summer Art Show. It’s always a nice event where you can count on seeing familiar faces while taking in some up and coming artists. The event takes place on Saturday from 6p-9p at Keller William’s Larchmont offices – 118 North Larchmont Boulevard. Get their early and enjoy the music, […]

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Metro Customer Center to Close, Make Way for Purple Line Staging

Metro Customer Center to Close, Make Way for Purple Line Staging

| June 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Wilshire/LaBrea Metro Customer Center will permanently close on Friday, June 20, and will reopen in a new location at the Red/Purple Line’s Wilshire/Vermont station on Tuesday, July 1. The Metro Lost and Found will also relocate and be near the Gold Line’s Heritage Square Station. The new addresses are as follows: Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center: […]

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Councilmember LaBonge’s Annual Summer Solstice Hike to Top of Mt. Hollywood Today

Councilmember LaBonge’s Annual Summer Solstice Hike to Top of Mt. Hollywood Today

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Councilmember Tom LaBonge will mark the summer solstice this Wednesday evening with a sunset hike to the top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, together with the consular corps and sister cities of the City of Los Angeles. This international affair, now in its 17th year, combines enjoyment of the longest day of the year […]

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Hillary Clinton Signing ‘Hard Choices’ at The Grove

Hillary Clinton Signing ‘Hard Choices’ at The Grove

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Meet Hillary Rodham Clinton, America’s 67th Secretary of State and former Presidential candidate, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Thursday, June 19 at 11:30am. She will be signing her book Hard Choices. A limited amount of wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8am on June 19, […]

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Classic Hollywood Art Deco Razed at La Brea/Willoughby

Classic Hollywood Art Deco Razed at La Brea/Willoughby

| June 16, 2014 | 8 Comments

The once beautiful art deco building on the corner of La Brea and Willoughby – most recently known as the Mole-Richardson Building – was unexpectedly demolished on Tuesday, June 10. Built in 1930 and designed by architects Morgan, Walls and Clements (El Capitan Theater, Belasco Theater, Mayan Theater, etc.), the building was originally home to […]

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