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Brookside Residents Debate Future Zoning

Brookside Residents Debate Future Zoning

Last week, residents of Brookside were asked at a meeting of the Brookside Homeowners Association to consider adopting one of the new R-1 residential zoning plans, most likely the R1-R3-RG Zone, for their neighborhood when an Interim Control Ordinance expires next July. “Based on our experience with Larchmont Heights, South Hollywood and La Brea Hancock, we think […]

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LAPD Seeks Suspect in Local Assault

LAPD Seeks Suspect in Local Assault

The Los Angeles Police Department and Wilshire Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect involved in a recent assault in the Wilshire community. On Monday, May 22, 2017, around 8:30 a.m., an elderly victim was kicked and punched multiple times at La […]

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Attempted Burglary on June Street Thwarted

Attempted Burglary on June Street Thwarted

Friday evening a resident on the west side of the 600 block of S. June Street came home to find a man standing in her back yard. The intruder had apparently opened the back door of the house at the same time the resident entered through the front door and was deactivating the alarm. Once Dr. Susie […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Trust for Public Land Ranks LA 74th in Parks Among Top 100 US Cities

Trust for Public Land Ranks LA 74th in Parks Among Top 100 US Cities

Los Angeles may have better weather, but San Francisco has a much better park system.  In fact, according to the annual ParkScore ratings for 2017, compiled by the Trust for Public Land to measure how well the 100 most populous U.S. cities are meeting their residents’ needs for parks, Los Angeles ranks 74th in the […]

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LAPD Advises Residents to Remove Keys from Tandem-Parked Cars

LAPD Advises Residents to Remove Keys from Tandem-Parked Cars

LAPD Senior Lead Officer Hebel Rodriguez told the Buzz earlier this week that there has been a slight increase recently in car thefts from the area…and one reason is that people sometimes leave keys in their cars, making them easy targets for thieves. While most people would never consciously leave their main car key in their […]

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LAPD Wilshire Division Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) Has New Neighborhood Co-Chair

LAPD Wilshire Division Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) Has New Neighborhood Co-Chair

Yesterday, we told you about recent crime and police response concerns in Hancock Park.  Today we’d like to pass along information about one way neighbors can get more closely involved with LAPD to affect police actions and responses in our area.  The Wilshire Division Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB), like other LAPD C-PABs, works to “reduce the fear […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Former Getty House Director Patrick Brown Sets Mystery in Neighborhood

Former Getty House Director Patrick Brown Sets Mystery in Neighborhood

Patrick Brown, former executive director of Getty House, has recently published a murder mystery, “Murdered Justice,” inspired by his former workplace and the surrounding neighborhoods. Centered in fictional “Fairmont Square,” a gated community in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, “Murdered Justice” is the story of how investigative journalist Maggie Lyon, whose career has languished in […]

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CD4 Councilmember David Ryu Honors Lucy Casado of Lucy’s El Adobe

CD4 Councilmember David Ryu Honors Lucy Casado of Lucy’s El Adobe

CD 4 Councilmember David Ryu presented an adjourning motion at today’s City Council meeting, honoring the life of Lucy Casado, founder and owner of legendary Lucy’s El Adobe, who passed away last week at the age of 91 after battling cancer. Ryu introduced the motion, saying it was a sad occasion but a happy day to […]

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Trojan AD Lynn Swann Moves to Hancock Parkish

Trojan AD Lynn Swann Moves to Hancock Parkish

USC Athletic Director and football legend Lynn Swann has purchased a contemporary home in the Hancock Park area for $3.08 million, reported the Los Angeles Times last week. It’s a homecoming for Swann, who according to the Times, Swann was a standout wide receiver at USC and went on to win four Super Bowls in […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

New Old Hollywood Tour Shows “History Hiding in Plain Sight”

New Old Hollywood Tour Shows “History Hiding in Plain Sight”

This Friday, May 26, the Hollywood Entertainment District is launching a new public walking tour of Old Hollywood along Hollywood Boulevard. The tour is designed to explore the Hollywood history “hidden in plain sight — the real town behind the tinsel” — and to tell “the story of how Hollywood started as a sleepy little town of orange […]

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A Month of Big Sundays: Area Projects for May 22-31

A Month of Big Sundays: Area Projects for May 22-31

As we’ve been reporting for several weeks now, May is the Month of Big Sundays – a whole month of terrific volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. And each week in May we’ve listed all the Big Sunday projects still seeking volunteers in our general area for the current week, to help you and your […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for May 20-21, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for May 20-21, 2017

This weekend, nature seems to be the big theme in local events. First, though, you still have a chance to lend a hand with a great volunteer project during the Month of Big Sundays…and there are a number of options this weekend very close to home. In another direction, for those who like to shop, […]

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Marciano Art Foundation Opens Thursday

Marciano Art Foundation Opens Thursday

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Marciano Art Foundation formally opens on a limited basis (three days a week) to the public this Thursday, May 25. “This is a dream come true and a long time coming,” said Maurice Marciano in his welcoming remarks to the media at a press preview last week. “We love this city and we are inspired […]

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Metro Construction Update:  Decking Work Moves West…New Fossils Found

Metro Construction Update: Decking Work Moves West…New Fossils Found

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

At its bi-monthly construction community meeting on Thursday, May 18, at the SAG-AFTRA building, Metro representatives provided updates on current and upcoming work on the Purple Line subway extension project.  This month, there were no really big announcements, but there were a few points of particular interest for our local neighborhoods: The eastern end of […]

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Brookside HOA Meeting Tonight

Brookside HOA Meeting Tonight

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brookside residents are invited to attend the homeowner’s association meeting tonight at 6:30 pm at Memorial Branch Library. Agenda items include: an update by Senior Lead Officer Hebel Rodriguez on crime in the area a presentation on the $107 million modernization plan for John Burroughs Middle School which was recently recognized as a California Gold Ribbon […]

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LA City San Free Bulky Item DROP-OFF Day – Saturday, May 20, 2017

LA City San Free Bulky Item DROP-OFF Day – Saturday, May 20, 2017

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time for spring cleaning! And if you have bulky items to get rid of, the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation has two good options: First, as (we hope) most people know, you can schedule a curbside bulky item pickup by calling the LACitySan 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489. You can also use the MyLA311 app or visit […]

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Planning Commission Denies Neighbors’ Appeal, Supports La Brea Development

Planning Commission Denies Neighbors’ Appeal, Supports La Brea Development

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a setback for neighbors in Sycamore Square, the City Planning Commission last Thursday sided with the developer of 850 South La Brea, rejecting an appeal filed by nearby neighbors who contend the five-story building will overwhelm and be architecturally incompatible with the adjacent single family homes on Sycamore Ave., all of which were built in the mid-1920s. […]

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Hancock Park Block Captains Address Recent Crimes

Hancock Park Block Captains Address Recent Crimes

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Concerned Hancock Park Block Captains gathered last night to discuss recent crimes in the neighborhood and learn more about how residents can protect themselves and the neighborhood against an increasing number of property crimes. CD4 Councilmember David Ryu kicked off the meeting by acknowledging a lack of resources at LAPD. Ryu said there’s also been a […]

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Burglar Caught in Brookside on Sunday

Burglar Caught in Brookside on Sunday

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to an alert resident, a burglar was caught before he could enter a home in Brookside.  A resident of the 900 block of South Hudson thought something was suspicious when they saw someone walking around their neighbor’s  house around 9 am on Sunday morning. The resident called the police, who happened to be in […]

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A Month of Big Sundays: Area Projects for May 16-21

A Month of Big Sundays: Area Projects for May 16-21

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we’ve been reporting for a couple of weeks now, May is the Month of Big Sundays – a whole month of terrific volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. And each week in May we’re listing all the Big Sunday projects still seeking volunteers in our general area for the current week, […]

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