Larchmont News - The Buzz

Case Against Larchmont Bungalow Continues

Case Against Larchmont Bungalow Continues

Even though the City Attorney’s office filed a motion in court on Thursday dismissing the case against Albert Mizrahi, the deceased owner of the Larchmont Bungalow Restaurant, the case against Mizrahi’s corporation, which owns and operates the restaurant, continues. “We have dismissed the case against the decedent, but the case is continuing with ongoing parties […]

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Exotic Animals Ban Approved by City Council

Exotic Animals Ban Approved by City Council

On Tuesday, April 25, the full Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion by Council Member David Ryu to instruct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance prohibiting the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties. “Wild and exotic animals have […]

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Free L.A. City San Mulch Now Available Via Free Delivery

Free L.A. City San Mulch Now Available Via Free Delivery

Many local gardeners know that the City of Los Angeles offers free mulch to Los Angeles residents at 11 different pickup locations around the city.  (Mulch is ground-up plant material, made from the green waste picked up by the city, which is used to cover garden and landscaping soil to retain moisture, suppress weeds and […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

The LA Riots – 25 Years Ago Today…

The LA Riots – 25 Years Ago Today…

Twenty-five years ago today, a not-guilty verdict was handed down in the trial of four police white police officers who had brutally beaten Rodney King, a black man, after he led them on a high-speed car chase and then resisted arrest.  With racial tensions in the city already strained, and coming not long after another much-publicized case in […]

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Why Your Dog Should be Leashed

Why Your Dog Should be Leashed

Everyone loves the idea of allow their dog to run free to discover the world, chase squirrels, catch a ball, etc.  But sometimes, Los Angeles Animal Services says, it’s best to exercise on a leash. Here are five great reasons to leash your dog for your safety and your dog’s: First and foremost, it’s the law. […]

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LAPD Releases Photos of Recovered Stolen Property

LAPD Releases Photos of Recovered Stolen Property

If you or your neighbors have been burglarized recently, you might be interested to learn that the Los Angeles Police Department has released a list of recovered goods, which residents are being urged to check for their stolen property. Items found include designer purses, coin and stamp collections, computers, cell phones, jewelry and luggage. Photos of the […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Hancock Park Family Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Hancock Park Family Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Each year Dina and George Phillips, Jr. mark the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their extended family. The Hancock Park family is part of the large Armenian population, more than 200,000 people, living in Southern California, making it the largest such community outside of Armenia. Dina Phillips, a Marlborough grad, and her husband George, […]

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Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer Jackie Kruse Organizes Her Last Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer Jackie Kruse Organizes Her Last Drive

For ten years,  Jackie Kruse, a registered nurse and Windsor Square resident, has been organizing blood drives in the neighborhood. But the drive at St. Brendan School on May 9th will be her last now that her son, the youngest of three, is graduating from the school. “As a registered nurse with young children, it was a […]

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Candidates Ahn and Gomez Campaign for Congressional District 34

Candidates Ahn and Gomez Campaign for Congressional District 34

Candidates Robert Lee Ahn and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez have begun their respective campaigns to win the Congressional District 34 seat in the upcoming June 6, 2017 special election. Emerging as the top two candidates from a field of 23 in the April 4 primary election, Ahn and Gomez now must work to distinguish themselves and […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz – Events for April 29-30

Weekend Buzz – Events for April 29-30

They say variety is the spice of life…and if that’s true, this is definitely one spicy weekend – from health to history, cars to crafts, and both cultural celebrations and civic commemorations. First up on Saturday, the Anderson Munger Family YMCA, 4301 W. Third St., will participate in the YMCA’s 26th Annual Healthy Kids Day […]

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Armenian March for Justice (and Street Closures) on Monday

Armenian March for Justice (and Street Closures) on Monday

On Monday, April 24, the Armenian Genocide March for Justice will take place from Pan Pacific Park to the Turkish Consulate at 6300 Wilshire Blvd.   The event commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the 1915 genocide in which millions of ethnic Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians were killed by the Ottoman Empire.  The march begins at the park at […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for April 22-23, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for April 22-23, 2017

For those not heading to Coachella this weekend, there are quite a few big events here in L.A. If you have gifted children, or children you suspect may be gifted, LAUSD is holding its annual conference for parents of Gifted and Talented/Schools for Advanced Studies (GATE/SAS) students on Saturday morning at the Robert F. Kennedy Community […]

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Miracle Mile’s Whimsic Alley Closing

Miracle Mile’s Whimsic Alley Closing

| April 24, 2017 | 4 Comments

According to a press release issued by the store owners last week, Whimsic Alley, the popular “fandom” store on Wilshire Blvd. in Miracle Mile, will be closing soon. Both a shop and a popular party and entertainment venue, with a castle-like Great Hall event space and a retail area resembling a Dickensian streetscape, the business has […]

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Tree Removed on Larchmont

Tree Removed on Larchmont

| April 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Last Friday morning, city workers removed a tree on Larchmont at approximately 141 N. Larchmont Blvd. Apparently, the city determined that the tree was diseased after it was inspected…and it was summarily removed, taking a lot of people by surprise. According to Heather Boylston of the Larchmont Business Improvement District (BID), the city didn’t give […]

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Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day Celebrations

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saturday is Earth Day — it’s the 47th anniversary of the day that marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  In our little patch of the planet, the Caruso Company, owner of the Grove, got an early start on Earth Day celebrations by installing a pollinator garden in a small patch of Pan Pacific […]

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Ducks in the Neighborhood

Ducks in the Neighborhood

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s spring and there have been several sitings of ducks in the neighborhood checking out local swimmings pools presumably looking for a suitable place to nest. Now, not surprisingly, we are getting reports of baby ducks. Leslie Gordon, of the LA County Natural History Museum said ducks are not the smartest animals and can make poor […]

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LA High Open House and Showcase – TONIGHT

LA High Open House and Showcase – TONIGHT

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, we mentioned some great retail events on Larchmont tonight…but once you’re out and about, there’s another wonderful event to check out, just south of the Village:  the open house and school/student showcase at Los Angeles High School, 4650 W. Olympic Blvd., which will run from 5:30 to 7:30 this evening.  The event will feature “highlights […]

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Three Reasons to Be on Larchmont Thursday Evening

Three Reasons to Be on Larchmont Thursday Evening

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Blvd is the place to be on Thursday evening to sample a new fragrance, check out a new women’s athletic wear brand and taste ice creams from the newest neighbor on the street. Starting at 5 pm you will want to stop in at Malin+Goetz, Aella Clothing and Jeni’s Ice Creams who are all three […]

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Budget Shortage Saves Lucerne Trees

Budget Shortage Saves Lucerne Trees

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

It seems a shortage of funds to finance proposed sidewalk repairs has spared the trees targeted for removal on the 700 and 800 blocks of Lucerne Blvd, for the moment, according to our local arbor activist and Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg. “I’ve learned from the Mayor’s Office that repairs at this site, 708 – […]

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LAPD Tools: Vehicle Dwelling Map & Art Theft Web Page

LAPD Tools: Vehicle Dwelling Map & Art Theft Web Page

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows about the daily work of our Los Angeles Police Department, but in addition to answering emergency calls, taking crime reports and assisting with crime prevention, the LAPD also provides many handy tools and services, two of which have crossed our desk in the last 24 hours. The first of these, and brand new, is […]

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