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City Tree Trimming in Hancock Park This Week

City Tree Trimming in Hancock Park This Week

City Council Member David Ryu has provided the following schedule for annual tree trimming work that will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. in several Hancock Park locations this week.  Residents in each area will be alerted by flyer at least 48 hours in advance.  Here are the locations where work will be […]

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Meetings, Meetings…and More Meetings!

Meetings, Meetings…and More Meetings!

Autumn seems to be an especially busy time for community meetings in our area.  We’ve been receiving a pretty steady stream of notices in the last few weeks, so thought it might be useful to create a big master list.  Some are meetings on community safety, some are annual meetings and board elections for various […]

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City Council PLUM Committee Approves Linkage Fees for Affordable Housing

City Council PLUM Committee Approves Linkage Fees for Affordable Housing

On Tuesday, October 10, the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee discussed and eventually approved a new ordinance creating a permanent “linkage fee” that would require builders – on many kinds of construction projects – to pay into a fund for affordable housing in the city. During the two-hour discussion, the committee members […]

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Community Open House on Western Avenue Tuesday, 10/17

Community Open House on Western Avenue Tuesday, 10/17

Western Avenue is getting some love from the City of LA and you’re invited to be part of the improvements.  In 2104 Western was named as one of 15 streets identified by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets initiative  to “re-imagine neighborhood centers one main street at a time.” Located at the edge of Koreatown and […]

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Larchmont’s Got Talent…at the 2017 Larchmont Family Fair

Larchmont’s Got Talent…at the 2017 Larchmont Family Fair

Sponsored Post: Get discovered! Tryout for the 2017 Larchmont Family Fair’s “Larchmont’s Got Talent” show. The Family Fair is sponsored annually by the Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA). This year’s “Larchmont’s Got Talent” show is generously sponsored by Rhodes School of Music. Here are the details so you can join the fun and show off your talents… […]

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Residents Explore Possibilities for Dog Park in Larchmont Area

Residents Explore Possibilities for Dog Park in Larchmont Area

St. Andrews Square resident Grace Kallis and her husband rescued a dog back in March, and quickly learned that places for off-leash canine exercise and socialization are few and far between – in fact, all but non-existent – in the general Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding areas…especially for apartment-dwellers who may not have yards or […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Marlborough School Alums Forming Junior Charity League in LA

Marlborough School Alums Forming Junior Charity League in LA

Recent Marlborough grads, working to re-establish the Junior Charity League in the Los Angeles area, held their first philanthropic event recently at The Westwood Transitional Village, a residential housing facility that provides support for homeless families to help them stabilize and acquire the skills needed for independent living. The young women of the Junior Charity […]

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Modernist Architect Gin Wong Passes Away at 94

Modernist Architect Gin Wong Passes Away at 94

Modernist architect Gin D. Wong, who helped found William L. Pereira & Associates and whose high-profile work included both LACMA and LAX, passed away earlier this month at the age of 94, reported the Los Angeles Times: Gin D. Wong, a visionary architect whose iconic works have helped shaped the look of Los Angeles for […]

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Carthay Circle Residents Toast Their Trees

Carthay Circle Residents Toast Their Trees

Residents of Carthay Circle gathered at twilight Tuesday evening for a champagne toast to their new Chinese Elm trees recently planted on Commander Sloat Drive just west of Foster Street.  Carthay Circle resident and board member Ann Rubin, who chairs the association’s beautification committee,  provided all the fixings delivered in an wheelbarrow for her neighbors […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

New Urbanism Film Festival – This Weekend

New Urbanism Film Festival – This Weekend

Los Angeles is a film town, and every week brings at least one interesting film festival to our neck of the woods.  This week, however, brings one of the most specific and topically relevant festivals of the year right to our neighborhood doorstep: the 5th Annual New Urbanism Film Festival, running from October 19-22 at […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for October 14-15, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for October 14-15, 2017

Early risers can start this busy weekend with not one but two big local estate sales.  The first, at 238 S. Lucerne Ave., features a 60 year collection including a baby grand piano, 2004 Mercedes S430S, Baccarat and Steuben figurines, Lalique and Waterford Crystal, Dresden Royal Copenhagen Figurines, Royal Crown Derby crystal punch bowls, other […]

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NHM Climate Series Continues 10/19

NHM Climate Series Continues 10/19

The second in the series of four Natural History Museum-sponsored lectures on Climate Change is next Tuesday, October 19 evening at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. Though the series sold out, tickets are still available for those who show up at the door. Based on the first one, it’s well worth attending if you can. […]

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New Mansfield Development Murals Pay Homage to Site’s History

New Mansfield Development Murals Pay Homage to Site’s History

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the new “The Mansfield” mixed-use development at Wilshire and Mansfield inches toward completion (it’s scheduled to open in April, 2018), we learned this week that the development, which was re-designed after neighborhood input early in the planning process  to echo several architectural elements of the old Four Star Theater complex it replaced, will pay a […]

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“Crenshaw Cowboy” Artist Kenneth “Lovell” Moore Gets His Own Show

“Crenshaw Cowboy” Artist Kenneth “Lovell” Moore Gets His Own Show

| October 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Many Larchmont area commuters frequently travel south toward the 10 Freeway along Crenshaw Blvd.  And those who do are probably quite familiar with the fanciful sculptures – and signs with positive affirmational messages – Kenneth “Lovell” Moore has created from found objects for the past 10 years at the corner of Crenshaw and the westbound […]

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Wilshire Rotary Pumpkin Patch is Open

Wilshire Rotary Pumpkin Patch is Open

| October 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

You know it’s fall when the Wilshire Rotary opens their annual Larchmont Pumpkin Patch at 568 N Larchmont Blvd.  Driving by on Saturday, we noticed Rotary volunteers setting up the colorful array of pumpkins. The Patch is open daily Monday through Thursday from 2 – 6 pm.  12-6 pm on Fridays and from 10am-6pm Saturday […]

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Cultural Heritage Commission Agrees to Consider Historic Status for Beneficial Plaza and Liberty Park

Cultural Heritage Commission Agrees to Consider Historic Status for Beneficial Plaza and Liberty Park

| October 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

The City’s Cultural Heritage Commission agreed to further consider the application for Beneficial Plaza and Liberty Park at 3700 Wilshire Blvd to be designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) at a hearing on Thursday. “The  commissioners voted unanimously to take the next step with the application,” said Annette Van Duren, a nearby resident and applicant for […]

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City Attorney to Host Town Hall Meeting for Baby Boomers

City Attorney to Host Town Hall Meeting for Baby Boomers

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, October 10, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer will moderate a panel discussion on issues of particular importance to baby boomers – folks born roughly between the years 1945 and 1960, who are now in their late 50s to early 70s.  Many people in this age group are currently dealing with the specific […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for October 7-8, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for October 7-8, 2017

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s option for civic engagement is an always-timely disaster preparedness event – the Crenshaw Disaster Preparedness Expo – which runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd.  Because it really is a matter of when, not if, this is a great chance to connect with […]

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Recent Crimes…and Neighborhood Responses

Recent Crimes…and Neighborhood Responses

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing with an unsettling trend this year, there have been numerous reports of crime in the neighborhood in the last several weeks. (Private security firm SSA reported nearly 200 calls for service in its monthly report this month.) Last month, on September 14th, there was a particularly disturbing violent home invasion on the 800 block […]

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Settlement Reached in Marlborough Sexual Abuse Case

Settlement Reached in Marlborough Sexual Abuse Case

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Times reports today that Marlborough School has reached a legal settlement with former student Chelsea Burkett, now 33, who became pregnant by a Marlborough teacher at age 16, while a student at the school in the early 2000s. Details of the settlement remained confidential, but Burkett’s lawyer, David Ring (who also represents […]

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