Larchmont News - The Buzz

“Hot Prowl Burglaries” on the Rise

“Hot Prowl Burglaries” on the Rise

A recent series of “hot prowl burglaries” promoted local security firm SSA to send out a crime alert to clients that SSA shared with the Buzz. A “hot prowl burglary” is a law enforcement term used to describe when a burglar enters a dwelling when the residents are home. The recent hot prowl burglaries have […]

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Speed Humps Application Window Opens on Friday

Speed Humps Application Window Opens on Friday

On Friday, September 22, the Department of Transportation will open a new application cycle for speed humps on neighborhood streets.  The city officially closed the speed hump program a few years ago, during a period of budget cutbacks, but it re-opened the program earlier this year, with applications now being taken during a specific time […]

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LADBS Reports Housing Permits Up 19% Over Last Year

LADBS Reports Housing Permits Up 19% Over Last Year

New construction of apartments and condos is going on all around us, spurred by the City’s efforts to green light housing projects to address the much discussed lack of housing, so it’s no surprise the City’s Department of Building and Safety reported housing unit permits increased by 19% this FY 2016-17 over last year. In […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

A Few Simple Emergency Preparedness Tools and Tips

A Few Simple Emergency Preparedness Tools and Tips

With major natural disasters almost daily news around the world in the last couple of weeks, and a small earthquake here in LA earlier this week, we can be thankful that we are so far safe and lucky here in Los Angeles.  But all of these incidents provide yet another good reminder that we do […]

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Rosh Hashanah Rings in Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah Rings in Jewish New Year

Shanah Tovah or Happy New Year – 5778 on the Jewish calendar – to all our neighbors who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah.  Today is the first day of the holiday, which commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance, which culminates in […]

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Update on Wilshire Park School Library

Update on Wilshire Park School Library

Last week, we told you about how the Wilshire Park School library is looking for help to fill its way-too-empty shelves, to find replacements for much-loved books that are barely holding together, and maybe, just maybe, to also acquire a few much-needed student computers for the library. Leatrice Floyd, the library aide at Wilshire Park, […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Film “Found In Eagle Rock” Explores Impact of Gentrification

Film “Found In Eagle Rock” Explores Impact of Gentrification

Sponsored Post “Found In Eagle Rock,” is a new feature film by Joe Lombard, a local filmmaker whose work has appeared in the Buzz,  examines how gentrification unravels the fabric of a community through the lives of one family. In his first full length feature, Lombard’s narrative follows three young artists struggling to launch their careers against […]

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Carthay Circle Neighbors Mulch Parkway and Median Trees

Carthay Circle Neighbors Mulch Parkway and Median Trees

A group of Carthay Circle neighbors spent Labor Day laboring on their beloved street trees. Carthay Circle is home to one of the City’s oldest tree-lined medians on San Vicente Blvd., but the condition of the trees following years of drought motivated concerned residents to take actions to try to preserve them. “Tons of traffic […]

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Property Brother Drew Scott Renovating Home in Hancock Park

Property Brother Drew Scott Renovating Home in Hancock Park

Last week, the LA Times reported that HGTV home makeover twins Drew and Jonathan Scott are renovating a 1921 Hancock Park home, reportedly never been touched, that will become Drew and fiancée Linda Phan’s first home together. After some sleuthing around, we weren’t able to determine which home it is (or even confirm the house […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for September 23-24, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for September 23-24, 2017

On Saturday morning this week, the LA DWP is offering a $25 instant rebate gift card to qualifying customers who’d like to recycle their old, working, window-mounted air conditioners.  (The goal is to encourage people to replace them with more energy-efficient new units.) From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., just bring your old window-mounted AC […]

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Ebell Members Invite Public to Champagne Open House Sept. 24

Ebell Members Invite Public to Champagne Open House Sept. 24

Sponsored Post The Ebell of Los Angeles will open its historic doors to the public at a Champagne Open House on Sunday, September 24, from 3-5 p.m. at 4400 Wilshire Boulevard (at Lucerne Boulevard). The women-owned building is a national, state and city landmark, also designated an Official American Treasure. Guests will toast the mission of […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for September 16-17, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for September 16-17, 2017

This is one of those weekends event-lovers live for.  There’s no way you could get to everything that’s happening this weekend, but no matter what you choose, big or small, indoors or outdoors, you just can’t go wrong. First up, for early risers and hunter-gatherers, is a huge luxury estate sale, running Friday-Sunday from 9 […]

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City of LA Expands Recycling to Business and Multifamily Residents

City of LA Expands Recycling to Business and Multifamily Residents

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Think of us as your environmental agency,” said Enrique Zaldivar, P.E., General Manager and Executive Director of LA Sanitation, explaining the City’s new effort, known as “RecycLA,” to provide recycling and waste collection services to 80,000 commercial and multifamily accounts in Los Angeles…many of which Zaldivar said have never before had the chance to recycle. “There are […]

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3.6 Earthquake Shakes Neighborhood

3.6 Earthquake Shakes Neighborhood

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you feel it? Last night at 11:20 p.m., a 3.6 earthquake rattled residents in the neighborhood. The epicenter of the small quake was located 5.4 kilometers northwest of Westwood and 10.5 km deep, according to the US Geological Services (a great link to bookmark, by the way, if you like to find out earthquake […]

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CPC Unanimously Supports New Recreational Marijuana Location Regulations

CPC Unanimously Supports New Recreational Marijuana Location Regulations

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a more than 2-hour hearing on Thursday, September 14, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted unanimously to support a new set of regulations to govern the location of recreational marijuana sales, cultivation and other cannabis related businesses when such commerce becomes legal statewide in 2018.  (This is just one of a number of […]

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LA Parks Report Card: Pan Pacific Gets B+

LA Parks Report Card: Pan Pacific Gets B+

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Community parks in the City earned generally solid grades for facilities such as playgrounds, trails and gyms — but maintenance and cleanliness of restrooms scored largely C and below in new first-of-their kind report cards issued by L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin this week grading the condition of 40 of the City’s parks. Inspired by […]

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Spanish Duplex at 129 South Mansfield Avenue

Spanish Duplex at 129 South Mansfield Avenue

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post: 129 South Mansfield Ave.  Open Tuesday September 19th from 11 am – 2 pm A rare offering: Ready to be delivered VACANT, this lovingly maintained 1926 Spanish duplex is situated on the prime block between Beverly and 3rd streets. Spacious units retain original charm including pristine hardwood floors, original kitchens, baths and fireplaces. […]

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Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour Sunday 12-4 pm

Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour Sunday 12-4 pm

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

After years on hiatus, the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour is back this Sunday, from 12-4 p.m. in the 200 South block of St. Andrews Place, featuring Craftsman-style houses. “This year’s tour features a docent-led tour of Craftsman homes dating back to the 1900s, as well as a self-guided tour of the exterior […]

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GWNC Honors Windsor Village Resident Holly Holyk at Monthly Meeting

GWNC Honors Windsor Village Resident Holly Holyk at Monthly Meeting

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

At last night’s monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, the GWNC board presented its periodic Citizen Recognition Award to Windsor Village resident Holly Holyk, who was honored for more than 30 years of service to her neighborhood.  According to remarks read at the presentation: “Since the 1980s, Holly has been actively involved in […]

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Can You Identify the Children in These Portraits?

Can You Identify the Children in These Portraits?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sharon Apostle bought her home on S. Irving Ave. in Windsor Square in 2012, she was impressed with the artwork by the former owner, Genevieve “Vivi” Chesebro, that was hanging throughout the house.  The works, mostly portraits and floral paintings, were distinct, personal reminders of the home’s history, and of the artist and her […]

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