Larchmont News - The Buzz

Vintage Beverly Blvd. Gas Station to Become Full Service Coffee

Vintage Beverly Blvd. Gas Station to Become Full Service Coffee

The last time we wrote about the cute little 1940s vintage gas/service station at Beverly and Hobart Blvds., it was doing temporary duty as a rather colorful Christmas Tree lot.  But Curbed LA reported yesterday that it will soon have a more permanent tenant – a new business called Full Service Coffee, which will operate […]

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Distracted Walking Puts Us at Risk

Distracted Walking Puts Us at Risk

The Operations – West Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department recently sent out a community flyer urging citizens to “look up – phone down” when walking. It makes sense that you should watch where you are going but apparently distracted walking is becoming a public safety issue, just like texting while driving. (Hopefully, you […]

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Windsor Village Home Invasion Robbery

Windsor Village Home Invasion Robbery

Last Sunday, a woman was confronted by two suspects who entered her home through a side window in the 1000 block of Lucerne Blvd in Windsor Village in what seems like a home burglary gone awry. The incident occurred around 11 am, Sunday, July 16 when the homeowner, left her house. Her adult daughter, also […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

When I was younger, I somehow escaped most of the annual “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essays when school started in the fall.  But when they did pop up, I usually dreaded them.  It’s funny, though, how things change as you get older.  My family just returned from a 10-day road trip, and […]

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday on Larchmont

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday on Larchmont

Sunday is National Ice Cream. We couldn’t think of a better way to prepare to celebrate than to visit Larchmont’s two scoop shops and check out what they were planning to do to celebrate the day. Salt & Straw at 240 N Larchmont is planning a day of random rewards to ice cream patron who […]

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Friends of Wilshire Library Special Cookbook Sale

Friends of Wilshire Library Special Cookbook Sale

As many of our local library patrons know, all of our area branch libraries have “Friends of…” groups that support the libraries in many ways, not the least of which is by selling used and donated books to help fund new books and other activities for the library.    The book sales types and schedules […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Local LAPD Senior Lead Officer Running Another Marathon – in Uniform – Tomorrow

Local LAPD Senior Lead Officer Running Another Marathon – in Uniform – Tomorrow

Over the last couple of years, LAPD Olympic Division Senior Lead Officer Joe Cirrito has gained a bit of local notoriety by running in several marathons and half-marathons to earn money for good causes…and doing it in full uniform. On Sunday, July 23 (tomorrow) Cirrito will be at it again as he hits the streets […]

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Wilshire the Fire Dog

Wilshire the Fire Dog

Wilshire the Fire Dog was a very popular highlight of the Tuesday evening’s Taste of Farmers Market. While his human co-workers were serving their special firehouse chili, Wilshire gave a fire safety demonstration to a crowd of more than fifty as part of the First-In Fire Foundation’s participation in the annual Taste of Farmers Market […]

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Larchmont’s Resident Painter Adds His Art to Sidewalks

Larchmont’s Resident Painter Adds His Art to Sidewalks

You may have noticed the sandwich boards at Kreation Juice when you are walking by and wondered, “who did that?” We stopped in Kreation and learned the artist is an employee, Daniel, who goes by seter86 on Instragram. He’s been working at Kreation for about year, doing production and smoothies. When he has time at […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Big Sunday Lemonade Stand to Raise Money for Three Good Causes

Big Sunday Lemonade Stand to Raise Money for Three Good Causes

The helpful folks at the Big Sunday organization are hosting their first-ever “Lemonade Day” tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25, at Big Sunday’s Melrose Ave. headquarters (6111 Melrose Ave.), from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can stop by, buy some lemonade (with pay-what-you-can pricing), schmooze with some nice people and help raise money for Big Sunday’s […]

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Weekend Buzz:  Events for July 22-23, 2017

Weekend Buzz: Events for July 22-23, 2017

The weekend starts on a rather sad note this week, with the iconic Whimsic Alley’s last two days open (we reported its upcoming closing back in April).  Remaining merchandise is marked down 60-90%, though, so it’s a good time to stop by for one last look around, and to pick up a few last fantasy-themed […]

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Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association Block Party is Saturday 1-5pm

Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association Block Party is Saturday 1-5pm

The Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) Block Party is this Saturday from 1- 5pm on North Bronson Avenue between Clinton Street and Rosewood Avenue.  All residents of Larchmont Village from Arden Blvd. to Wilton Ave and Beverly Blvd. to Melrose Avenue are welcome to attend the potluck party.  Thanks to the efforts of local residents, Bruce Walker, […]

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Shooting at Paramount Studio Gates

Shooting at Paramount Studio Gates

| July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this week that the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a shooting outside Paramount Studios. According to the Hollywood Reporter, two people were shot by a suspect who fled the scene by car before police arrived in an incident that “appears to be gang related,” said Officer Mike Lopez of the […]

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NHM Opens P-22 Exhibit, The Story of LA’s Most Famous Feline

NHM Opens P-22 Exhibit, The Story of LA’s Most Famous Feline

| July 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Natural History Museum of LA County has opened a new micro exhibit telling the story of LA’s most famous feline, the puma known as P-22 who lives just four miles away from us in the hills of Griffith Park.  (Out of respect, the Forest Service avoids giving names that personalize these animals so the […]

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MMRA Withdraws Landmark Application for 744 S. Ridgeley Dr.

MMRA Withdraws Landmark Application for 744 S. Ridgeley Dr.

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in March, the Buzz reported on efforts of the Miracle Mile Residential Association and residents of the apartment building at 744 S. Ridgeley Dr., also known as the Berger Winston apartments, to save the building from an attempt by new owners to remove the existing tenants and demolish the building.  At the time, the […]

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Iraqi Consulate Celebrates Victory in Mosul

Iraqi Consulate Celebrates Victory in Mosul

| July 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

Passersby may have wondered why there are flags and balloons at 4500 Wilshire Blvd. The building, the home of the Iraqi Consulate, was recently decorated with banners and colorful balloons shortly after the news broke last week that the Iraqi army had taken back the city of Mosul from ISIS fighters. The consulate, located at […]

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Tacos Tu Madre Opens on Larchmont Today

Tacos Tu Madre Opens on Larchmont Today

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tacos Tu Madre is opening today at 203 N Larchmont, the former Pinches Tacos space. We noticed the transformation taking place over the weekend and stopped in on Sunday, where we chatted with owner, Josh Pourgol, who also owns Bardonna down the street. This week is a soft opening but he promised a more celebratory […]

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Ford Theatre Re-Opening

Ford Theatre Re-Opening

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre celebrated its reopening with a civic dedication ceremony on July 14. On hand to cut the official ribbon were LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and former County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The all-female mariachi band Las Colibri greeted guests at the welcoming festivities, which marked the culmination of more than three […]

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Tour Mindy Kaling’s Hancock Park Home

Tour Mindy Kaling’s Hancock Park Home

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Actress Mindy Kaling, a new resident of Hancock Park, welcomes you into her newly renovated home in this video tour for Architectural Digest Magazine. Kaling praises interior designer Katie Ridder, who she found on social media, for helping Kaling create a colorful home in coveted historic Hancock Park. According to Architectural Digest, “After ten months of […]

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Windsor Square Craftsman sold for $8.3 million

Windsor Square Craftsman sold for $8.3 million

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In case you missed it, the LA Times reported last week the impeccably renovated historic Windsor Square Craftsman of actor and producer David Arquette sold for $8.342 million. Reportedly, Arquette bought the house in 2014 for $7.15 million. Built in 1909, the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument is named for its original owner, lawyer and former dean […]

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