Larchmont News - The Buzz

City Invites Input on Proposed New Transit Neighborhood Plan

City Invites Input on Proposed New Transit Neighborhood Plan

Back in the summer of 2016, the city Planning Department held a series of workshops on proposed new Transit Neighborhood Plans, which would help guide and encourage development near the three new Purple Line subway stops at Wilshire and La Brea, Wilshire and Fairfax, and Wilshire and La Cienega (comments collected at those meetings were […]

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Hancock Park Garden Club Offers Booklet on Designing Your Front Yard

Hancock Park Garden Club Offers Booklet on Designing Your Front Yard

The Hancock Park Garden Club presented a free booklet to neighbors about designing their front yards at a meeting and panel discussion last week at the Ebell of Los Angeles. The booklet was commissioned by the garden club to provide information to residents considering changes to their front yards in response to years of drought […]

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

  This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving criminals a better chance to do their dirty work.  The Los Angeles Police Department offers safety tips below to consider during the holiday season and year around! If You Are Traveling: Get an automatic timer for your lights. Ask a neighbor […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

LBA Holiday Open House and Small Business Saturday – November 25th, 2017

LBA Holiday Open House and Small Business Saturday – November 25th, 2017

Sponsored Post: Come on out to Larchmont Village from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m this Saturday, November 25th, for some holiday cheer at the Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA) Holiday Open House. You’ll be supporting Small Business Saturday by shopping local at the same time. Ride the Reindeer Trolley up and down the boulevard, stopping off to shop […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

At the Buzz we are inspired by our mascot, the bee. This description of the bee found in the book, “The Tattoo Dictionary, An A-Z Guide to the Secret Language of Tattoos,” by Trent Aitken-Smith, whick we found at the Natural History Museum of LA County’s Tattoo exhibition book store and gift shop, resonated with […]

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Keep Your Pets Safe From Holiday Overeating

Keep Your Pets Safe From Holiday Overeating

Overeating is not limited to humans, according to the LA Department of Animal Services — our pets are also at risk for overeating on Thanksgiving. Families gather around and want to share their feasts with our four-legged friends, which can lead to overeating. And even if we don’t purposefully include them, a deft cat or […]

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Larchmont People - The Hive

Women’s Self-Defense Offered by Nearby Knowles Academy

Women’s Self-Defense Offered by Nearby Knowles Academy

Yesterday, I wrote about general holiday safety tips but personal safety is something women think about all the time.  National crime statistics show that even though men are more likely to be a victim of crime,  women are more likely to victimized by someone they know.  With all the news coverage of crimes and recent […]

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Fancifull Gift Baskets Celebrates 30 Years

Fancifull Gift Baskets Celebrates 30 Years

Fancifull Gift Baskets and Fine Foods celebrates 30 years in business this evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., with a special fundraiser to support the efforts of the Solano Napa Firefighters Foundation. The eighties-themed celebration will feature poured wines, cheeses, chocolates and a wide selection of the fine foods that Fancifull sells in its store […]

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Ryu Releases CD4 Annual Report

Ryu Releases CD4 Annual Report

CD4 Council Member David Ryu released the annual report of his office’s activities in 2016-2017 around the district. In an email to constituents, Ryu noted the following highlights of the report: Photo collage of our beautification improvements on Western Avenue. More than $220,000 Discretionary Funds spent on Traffic & Transit projects Tools on how to […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz – Events for November 25-26, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for November 25-26, 2017

As everyone recovers from their Thanksgiving food comas, the world around us will pivot into major holiday mode this weekend.  As we previously noted (and skipping over Black Friday for the moment), it all starts with Small Business Saturday, during which there will be a bunch of festive sales and events along Larchmont Boulevard, including […]

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Natural History Museum Opens Tattoo Sunday through April 15

Natural History Museum Opens Tattoo Sunday through April 15

“Tattoo,” an exhibition examining the ancient art of marking skin with ink that spans cultures, continents, and its evolution over time, opens this weekend at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA). “Tattoo” offers unique insight into this often misunderstood form of wearable art through the context of more than 5,000 years. The exhibit […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for November 18-19, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for November 18-19, 2017

Zowie, there’s a lot to do this weekend! Saturday starts with two estate sales, for all the pre-holiday vintage bargain hunters. Estate sale number one, which runs both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 356 S. Hudson Ave., features items from famed television producer John Wells, including both indoor and outdoor/patio […]

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Other Recent Posts from the Buzz

City Trash Collection Delayed One Day for Thanksgiving Holiday

City Trash Collection Delayed One Day for Thanksgiving Holiday

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just a quick heads-up that because of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, city trash collection will be delayed on Thursday and Friday. If your collection day is Thursday, your collection will be Friday this week. If your regular collection day is Friday, your collection will be Saturday this week. There is no change to Monday, […]

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How to Lend a Helping Hand for Thanksgiving

How to Lend a Helping Hand for Thanksgiving

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Thanksgiving, we all reflect on the things we’re thankful for, and many of us also enjoy giving back and reaching out to others in our community who could use a helping hand. This year, there are many opportunities for local Thanksgiving giving and helping. First of all, one of the city’s biggest charitable organizations, […]

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Windsor Square Residents Propose Larchmont Tree Plan; Hear from Council Member David Ryu; Elect Officers at Annual Meeting

Windsor Square Residents Propose Larchmont Tree Plan; Hear from Council Member David Ryu; Elect Officers at Annual Meeting

| November 17, 2017 | 3 Comments

Residents of Windsor Square approved a plan that calls for preserving the Larchmont Boulevard Ficus trees presented by Windsor Square Association President Larry Guzin at its annual town hall meeting last night at the Ebell of Los Angeles. “Our neighborhood is the green in the city,” said Guzin, who described the view of the Windsor Square […]

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Brookside and Sycamore Square Consider New R1 Zoning Options

Brookside and Sycamore Square Consider New R1 Zoning Options

| November 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

On Tuesday night, representatives of the Planning Department and City Council District 4 presented new R1 (single-family) zoning options to residents of the Brookside and  Sycamore Square neighborhoods, which are currently governed by an Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) that will expire next year. The ICO, which provides zoning and building limits more restrictive than the […]

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Marlborough School Settles with Plaintiffs

Marlborough School Settles with Plaintiffs

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week Marlborough School for Girls Head of School Dr. Priscilla Sands sent a message to the school community including current parents and alumnae announcing settlements with two former students who were victims of sexual abuse by former teacher Joseph Koetters. According to sources at the school, the message was forwarded to the Los […]

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Larchmont Village Neighbors Gather for Semi-Annual Meeting

Larchmont Village Neighbors Gather for Semi-Annual Meeting

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last night, about 50 residents of the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association gathered at Van Ness Elementary School for a wide range of neighborhood updates at the semi-annual meeting of their organization.  Guest speakers included Van Ness school principal Pauline Hong;  LAPD Olympic Division Senior Lead Officers Joe Pelayo and Daniel Chavez (who spent the previous […]

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Groundwork Coffee Coming Back to Larchmont

Groundwork Coffee Coming Back to Larchmont

| November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Last December, the Buzz reported that  Groundwork Coffee was planning to return to Larchmont. Based on the recent installation of a sign and the sound of sawing coming from inside the space at 150 N. Larchmont,  it seems Groundwork will be opening soon in the former home of Sam’s Bagels, which relocated just one door north. Calls […]

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Want More Government Transparency?  Propose a Policy!

Want More Government Transparency? Propose a Policy!

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

City Council Member David Ryu, who ran for office two and a half years ago on a platform of increased transparency in local government, is keeping that issue alive with a new effort to collect stakeholder ideas for city policies to increase governmental transparency.  Ryu is using a new “civic participation tool” called LawMaker to launch […]

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