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Hancock Park Garden Makeover Featured in LA Times

Hancock Park Garden Makeover Featured in LA Times

Hancock Park residents Linda and Gerry Sanoff’s garden was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times’ series on  garden makeovers. Like many neighbors, the Sanoff’s transformed their June street garden two years ago because they wanted a more sustainable, earth-friendly and less expensive to maintain garden. “The transformation was all about water,” Linda Sanoff told […]

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Landis’ Labyrinth Explorers Opens (re-opens) on Larchmont

Landis’ Labyrinth Explorers Opens (re-opens) on Larchmont

Landis’ Labyrinth Explorers, the newest toy store in the Landis Labyrinth toy store empire owned by Devoney Wolfus, has opened at 142 N. Larchmont Blvd. after the space was shuttered for months to make repairs to the store floor caused by plumbing damage. “Good news for kids, families and actually for everyone who loves fun […]

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Ace Museum Update:  Iconic Statue Seeks New Home (or…Who Wants a Giant Lenin Head?)

Ace Museum Update: Iconic Statue Seeks New Home (or…Who Wants a Giant Lenin Head?)

A few days ago, a post in the LAist blog caught our eye, giving people a heads-up that the love-it-or-hate-it-but-certainly-iconic Lenin-head sculpture at the Ace Museum, 400 S. La Brea, may be leaving soon. According to the post, the owner of the currently shuttered space, where the financially troubled museum had been located, has notified […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Protecting Pets in Hot Weather

Protecting Pets in Hot Weather

As the temperature starts to climb in Southern California again this week, Los Angeles Animal Services reminds us that when it is hot for people, it is even hotter for our four-legged friends. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means dogs and cats […]

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101 Exhibit / Robin Eley and Christine Weir

101 Exhibit / Robin Eley and Christine Weir

Artist Robin Eley in “Loss / Less,” shows through a pixilated process chaos of a different kind, the Internet. His body of works are small individual tiles juxtaposed in a scrambled manner. The works are mostly portraits that move in a static manner on the canvas. The work is political, social and behavioral chaos in […]

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No Change to City Trash Collections During Memorial Day Week

No Change to City Trash Collections During Memorial Day Week

Just a quick reminder from the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation that there is NO CHANGE to trash collection schedules this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Please put out your bins as you normally would on your regularly scheduled collection day. For more information, and a list of holidays when trash collection is postponed (the […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Shonda Rhimes Acquires Another Home in Hancock Park

Shonda Rhimes Acquires Another Home in Hancock Park

Television producer, director and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes has expanded Shondaland in Hancock Park to three properties according to various news sources. The latest purchase, for $4.6 million, is an English Country-style home with stone facade built in 1924 with a swimming pool, lawns and a pool/guest house. According to Variety: The 1920s-era residence, extensively restored […]

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Longtime Windsor Square Resident Carol Patterson Passed Away

Longtime Windsor Square Resident Carol Patterson Passed Away

Carol Morrissey Patterson, long time resident of Windsor Square, passed away on June 11 at the age of 87. Patterson was a longtime member of the Hancock Park Garden Club where I had the pleasure to know her and her sister Biddy Liebig. Carol was always willing to lend a hand, no task was too small or unimportant. […]

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Longtime Hancock Park Resident Leon Michael Saliba Passes Away at 106

Longtime Hancock Park Resident Leon Michael Saliba Passes Away at 106

According to an obituary in the Los Angeles Times, Leon Michael Saliba, a 1928 graduate of Los Angeles High School, longtime resident of Hancock Park, and longtime member of the Wilshire Country Club, passed away on June 3, 2017, at the age of 106.  Saliba was born on February 22, 1911 in Campbell, MO. He […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz:  Events for June 24-25, 2017

Weekend Buzz: Events for June 24-25, 2017

OK, if you’re bored this weekend, it’s definitely not our fault…because this is one of the longest local events lists we’ve had in a while.  Have fun out there! If you have young children with a bent toward big trucks (moms of four-year-olds…we’ve been there!), Saturday is one of the biggest days of the year […]

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Ebell Art Salon Showcase Members

Ebell Art Salon Showcase Members

For the first time in recent memory, some say at least twenty years, the Ebell Art Salon is filled with the work of its members. The eclectic show includes watercolors, oil paintings, fiber art, photography, collage and found-art sculptures. Ebell Art Salon curator Donna Russell came up with the idea to feature the work of members […]

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Weekend Buzz : Events for June 17-18, 2017

Weekend Buzz : Events for June 17-18, 2017

This is going to be a hot holiday weekend, but we’ve got some great ways to pass the time both outdoors and in some cool (both senses of the word!) air conditioned places. For the early risers, Saturday morning this week holds at least one yard sale and a big estate sale. First up is […]

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526 North Beachwood Drive

526 North Beachwood Drive

| June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post: 526 North Beachwood Drive Open Sunday, June 25th 2 – 5 pm Open Tuesday, June 27th 11 am – 2 pm Located on one of the most desirable blocks in Larchmont Village, this home is the ideal combination of original charm, exquisite taste & exceptional quality. Fabulous chef’s kitchen boasts granite countertops, large […]

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Wilshire/Fairfax Subway Decking Work Completed Five Weeks Early

Wilshire/Fairfax Subway Decking Work Completed Five Weeks Early

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Metro reported yesterday that the installation of surface-level concrete concrete decking along Wilshire Blvd. near Fairfax Ave. has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule…which means no more weekend street closures and traffic detours in the area. The new deck panels act as a temporary street surface that allows Purple Line subway excavation and construction […]

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City Council Member David Ryu Weighs in on Short-Term Rentals Issue

City Council Member David Ryu Weighs in on Short-Term Rentals Issue

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Last week, we reported on the first lengthy discussion by the Los Angeles City Council PLUM Committee on a set of proposed new rules to govern short-term, AirBnB-style rentals in the city.  The Committee held a public hearing last Tuesday, at which more than 100 stakeholders testified both for and against the currently-proposed regulations. […]

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Beyond Blades of Grass

Beyond Blades of Grass

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to five or so years of drought, Southern Californians have spent a lot of time thinking about our grass. But we’re not the only ones rethinking our lawns. In his recent article in the New York Times, Paul Bogard, a writer who teaches creative nonfiction and environmental literature, asks why should we just grow grass when […]

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Residents Speak to GWNC Board about Filming Rules and Mixed Use Projects

Residents Speak to GWNC Board about Filming Rules and Mixed Use Projects

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the general public are provided time to speak at each monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. At last week’s meeting, Windsor Square residents Suzanne Buhai and Meredith Quill used their public comment time to ask for help with filming issues in the Windsor Square neighborhood. Buhai and Quill, block captains in Windsor Square, […]

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City Council PLUM Committee Continues Discussion on Short-Term Rentals

City Council PLUM Committee Continues Discussion on Short-Term Rentals

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

At a meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Tuesday afternoon, the committee heard public testimony both for and against proposed regulations on short-term property rentals from more than 100 stakeholders.  In the end, however, the committee delayed a decision on the matter until more data is provided on several critical […]

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City Council PLUM Committee to Consider Short-Term Rentals Rules Today

City Council PLUM Committee to Consider Short-Term Rentals Rules Today

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

After going quiet for about a year, the issue of city regulations for AirBnB-style short-term property rentals will be back in the spotlight today when the City Council PLUM Committee considers the issue at its meeting this afternoon. When last we left this discussion, back in June of last year, the City Planning Commission had given […]

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Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation Baseball Extravaganza this Saturday

Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation Baseball Extravaganza this Saturday

| June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Saturday, June 17th is the second annual Notre Dame High School/Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation Baseball Extravaganza at the state-of-the-art Notre Dame High School baseball stadium in Sherman Oaks. The event, launched by the Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation, in partnership with Notre Dame High School, celebrates baseball, friends and family—especially the bond […]

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