Larchmont News - The Buzz

Armed Robbery Friday Night in Windsor Village

Armed Robbery Friday Night in Windsor Village

There was an armed robbery on the 900 Block of S. Lucerne Blvd. at approximately 9:05 pm on Friday evening, February 17.  According to a message sent out Monday by the Windsor Village Association board, the details of the incident are as follows:  Three suspects approached the victim while in his/her driveway, pointed a gun at […]

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March 7 Elections:  Measures M and N

March 7 Elections: Measures M and N

Every now and then, two ballot measures addressing the same issue in slightly different ways end up on an election ballot at the same time.  And a bit more rarely, supporters of one of those measures abandon their proposed measure in favor of the other.  This is exactly what has happened this year with Measures […]

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Larchmont Powerless in Friday Storm

Larchmont Powerless in Friday Storm

A major rainstorm yesterday left many parts of our neighborhood – including the portion of the Larchmont Village business district south of Beverly Blvd. – without power for as long as 12 hours on Friday afternoon and evening.  Most (if not all) businesses on Larchmont lost power around noon, and while some closed fairly soon after […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Nature’s Valentines

Nature’s Valentines

The last few weeks of rain have prompted a wonderful display of spring flowers just in time for Valentine’s Day inspiring us to take a walk and enjoy the blooms. Happy Valentine’s Day Buzz readers!

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Hancock Park Garden Club Pop Up Plant Sale March 4

Hancock Park Garden Club Pop Up Plant Sale March 4

Finding the plants is often the most challenging part of gardening because commercial nurseries don’t have the expertise or the interest to cultivate interesting varieties of plants. Serious gardeners turn to plant specialists for inspiration and so can you at the Hancock Park Garden Club’ pop up plant sale Saturday, March 4, 2017. The garden club, […]

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Run to Remember Tomorrow From The Grove to Paramount Studios

Run to Remember Tomorrow From The Grove to Paramount Studios

  Local LAPD Olympic Division Senior Lead Officer Joe Ciritto will be one of hundreds of fire fighters and police officers running tomorrow, Sunday, February 12, from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the annual “Run to Remember – Los Angeles” to honor fallen law enforcement officers and first responders.  Ciritto gained notoriety last year running in […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Meet Tomatomanic Mark Donofrio

Meet Tomatomanic Mark Donofrio

“Tomatomaniac” is no exaggeration when it comes to describing the infectious enthusiasm of Mark Donofrio,  a grower for Tomatomania, “the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale” founded by Scott Daigre, Donofrio will be returning to the neighborhood with his heirloom seedlings and will give a short talk on the wide range of tomato varieties, […]

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Ebell Clubhouse Confab

Ebell Clubhouse Confab

Ebell members gathered in the club’s cozy, wood paneled library yesterday afternoon for a “Clubhouse Confab.” The informal gathering drew dozens of of the club’s 400 or so members to reconnect and chat about national and neighborhood goings on. The “confab” concept was the brainchild of membership VP Linda Dean, Kristan Giordano and Yeni Alvarez DeCarlo […]

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Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

Hancock Park’s June Dixon to Read First Novel at Chevalier’s Tonight

While shopping at Landis Stationary yesterday afternoon, we heard about June Dixon’s book reading tonight at Chevalier’s Books. The charming Ms. Dixon, an actress-writer-comedienne and Hancock Park resident for many years, came into the store with her daughter and a flyer about her latest accomplishment, her first novel. Dixon’s book, “The Very English Lady” is […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz – Events for February 18-19, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for February 18-19, 2017

OK, it’s wet today, which – even though forecasts predict a slightly less soggy Saturday and Sunday – puts us in the mind for mostly indoor activities this President’s Day weekend. Of course, one of the biggest indoor spaces in town is the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is a win-win this weekend with two big […]

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Weekend Buzz: Events for February 11-12, 2017

Weekend Buzz: Events for February 11-12, 2017

The weather may be iffy for the next couple of days, but that’s not going to deter any of the special events around us this weekend. First up on Saturday,Valentine’s Day is coming soon and The Grove can help with gift shopping through its “Artisinal LA” event, a special marketplace in the Grove’s park.  It features […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for February 4-5, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for February 4-5, 2017

The rain should be clearing up later today, so it looks like we’ll be able to go about our weekend without worrying about the weather. Also, most of Saturday’s local events start later in the day, so you can sleep in a bit, too.  Once you’re up and about, however, check out the Friends of […]

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Measure A Park Funding Roll Out Begins

Measure A Park Funding Roll Out Begins

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Planning for how to spend the funds generated by Measure A, the largest urban parks measure ever passed, is getting underway. Measure A won 73% voter approval on last fall’s ballot and will provide funds for parks and open space county-wide. Officially titled The Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Beaches, Rivers and Water Conservation Measure, […]

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March 7 Elections:  Los Angeles Community College District

March 7 Elections: Los Angeles Community College District

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As many voters will admit, the Los Angeles Community College District elections are a lot more low-key, and possibly a lot less interesting to many people, than most of the other races on the spring ballot.  In fact, it’s likely that many voters haven’t even heard of any of the current candidates, and are not […]

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City Elections are March 7

City Elections are March 7

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Next month, Angelenos can go to the polls to vote for a number of very important City offices in the March 7 municipal election. Officials elected in this cycle will serve longer terms (an extra 18 months) because of a recent voter-approved change in the election schedule, which aligns city election cycles with federal and state […]

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City Revives Speed Humps Program

City Revives Speed Humps Program

| February 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Back in 2009, amid recession-mandated budget cuts, the City of Los Angeles eliminated its funding for speed humps, the bumps on low-volume neighborhood streets that can help to control traffic speeds.  This year, however, the City has once again funded a speed hump program, along with the staff to administer it, and neighbors can once […]

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CD4 Updates Miracle Mile HPOZ Query Letter…and Schedules Town Hall Meeting

CD4 Updates Miracle Mile HPOZ Query Letter…and Schedules Town Hall Meeting

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Buzz reported that – because of ongoing disputes regarding a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the Miracle Mile neighborhood, and claims from both those in favor and those opposed that they represent the majority of residents – City Council Member David Ryu was planning to send out a query letter to all residents […]

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LAPD Citizen Community Police Academy Starts This Week

LAPD Citizen Community Police Academy Starts This Week

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Operations-West Bureau of Los Angeles Police Department will conduct a Citizen Community Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, February 15. The eleven-week course will be held at the Hollywood Community Police Station, 1358 N. Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, 90028 (community room). The class meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The course will conclude […]

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AELLA Comes Back to Larchmont

AELLA Comes Back to Larchmont

| February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

AELLA, the women’s fashion line designed and manufactured in LA, is back on Larchmont for an extended pop-up appearance, courtesy of textile and interior designer Marcie Bronkar, who invited AELLA to her space at 128 1/2 N Larchmont. In case you missed it then, AELLA (pronounced ay-luh) is a Los Angeles-designed and produced brand that […]

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Calling All Investors and First Time Home Buyers!

Calling All Investors and First Time Home Buyers!

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post: 507 North Windsor Boulevard Open Sunday, 2/12 from 1-4 pm and Tuesday, 2/14 from 11 am-2 pm Rare opportunity to own a duplex in prime Larchmont near the Village, Robert L Burns Park and Paramount Studios! Built in 1922, this desirable 1-story bungalow-style property boasts hardwood floors, cozy living rooms with Batchelder decorative […]

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