Larchmont News - The Buzz

Bizarre Break-In Attempt at Golf Course Adjacent Home

Bizarre Break-In Attempt at Golf Course Adjacent Home

SSA Security reported a bizarre incident of  an individual who tried to break into a golf course adjacent home in the 500 block of Lillian Way while yelling “let me in” early Wednesday morning. According to SSA, they received a call from an SSA client just after 5:50am who reported that a person was attempting […]

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LA City Sidewalk Repair Program Moves Forward

LA City Sidewalk Repair Program Moves Forward

This week the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved (12-0) a $1.5 million sustainable sidewalk repair pilot program. The program is anticipated to be rolled out at select City facilities this summer. The goal of the program is to begin incorporating alternative, environmentally sustainable products in the City’s long-term effort to repair and maintain our […]

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GWNC and MCWCC Offering Grants to Local Non-Profits and Public Schools

GWNC and MCWCC Offering Grants to Local Non-Profits and Public Schools

Every year, the City of Los Angeles makes grants for community improvement or benefit projects available to local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public schools through its Neighborhood Purposes Grant program, administered by local neighborhood councils.  The number and amount of the grants is determined by the individual neighborhood councils, but this year, both the Greater Wilshire […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

Today is the vernal equinox, astronomically the first day of Spring. This year, the vernal equinox took place on Monday, March 20 at precisely 9:28 a.m. PDT. At this time, the sun crossed over from the southern hemisphere into the northern hemisphere. During this process, the sun shone directly over the earth’s equator, bathing the earth’s northern and […]

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Ebell Awards Third Annual Playwright Prize

Ebell Awards Third Annual Playwright Prize

The Ebell of Los Angeles has announced the 2016 winners of their prestigious playwright prize. The first prizewas awarded to “Tribal Life In America” by Jody Gehrman. When the Plum family’s youngest daughter gets entangled in a destructive cult, her older sister and mother abduct her and hold her captive in the remote family cabin, hoping to […]

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Nature’s Valentines

Nature’s Valentines

The last few weeks of rain have prompted a wonderful display of spring flowers just in time for Valentine’s Day inspiring us to take a walk and enjoy the blooms. Happy Valentine’s Day Buzz readers!

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Larchmont People - The Hive

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) – Local People in the News

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) – Local People in the News

Windsor Square Resident Stephen Davis was profiled this week in the LA Times Business Section feature on his efforts to lead Hasbro into the feature film business using its vast collection of characters and toys as primary sources for original stories. No longer just licensing their characters, Hasbro has begun financing and producing some of its […]

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St. Andrews Square Resident Lila Higgins at NHM’s Nature Fest

St. Andrews Square Resident Lila Higgins at NHM’s Nature Fest

St. Andrews Square resident Lila Higgins loves walking around the neighborhood. Through the lens of her training as an entomologist, with an advanced degree in environmental education, Higgins sees our front yards as habitat, and she’s found the perfect job combining her science and education skill set with her passion to engage Angelenos in observing […]

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Angels Flight Guardian Angel John Welborne

Angels Flight Guardian Angel John Welborne

The re-opening of Angels Flight Railway by Labor Day, which was announced last week by Mayor Eric Garcetti, has been decades in the making. It is a testament to the dogged patience and persistence of Windsor Square resident John Welborne, whose role in the effort dates back to 1978, when he conceived the idea of […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Weekend Buzz – Events for March 18-19, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for March 18-19, 2017

Rise and shine with a local multi-family yard sale in Brookside this morning, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 800-900 blocks of S. Tremaine Ave.  The organizers say vintage items, housewares, bikes, clothing, toys and furniture are among the “tons of items available.” Also starting this morning at 9:30, and running both Saturday […]

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It’s Truck Month at John C. Fremont Library!

It’s Truck Month at John C. Fremont Library!

As many (most? all?) parents of young children know, big trucks are very, very exciting.  And the chance to see big working trucks up close and personal can be one of the great joys of early childhood.  So both parents and kids will be thrilled to note that March is “Truck Month” at the John C. Fremont Library, […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for March 11-12, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for March 11-12, 2017

Put on your curiosity caps everyone – this looks like a great weekend for learning…about our city and much, much more. On Saturday, you can kick off your educational adventures with an opportunity to learn about the City’s new African American Context project.  Presented by SurveyLA, the event invites the public to help identify themes and resources that detail […]

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City Council Plum Committee Approves Miracle Mile HPOZ, Re-Expands Map Boundaries

City Council Plum Committee Approves Miracle Mile HPOZ, Re-Expands Map Boundaries

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a very big step yesterday, the City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the Miracle Mile neighborhood and, at the request of City Council Members David Ryu and Herb Wesson, restored several areas – which had been abruptly removed from the proposed district by the […]

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Pinches Tacos Explores Leaving Larchmont

Pinches Tacos Explores Leaving Larchmont

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

According to an online real estate listing, Pinches Tacos take out restaurant space is for lease. But Pinches doesn’t want to leave Larchmont. So why the advertisement? Owner Miguel Anaya told the Buzz they are exploring their options because of the City’s aggressive enforcement of the Larchmont “Q” conditions  that restrict the number of sit-down restaurants on […]

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Chef Nobu Opens Umeda on Melrose at Citrus

Chef Nobu Opens Umeda on Melrose at Citrus

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a new Nobu in LA and it’s in the neighborhood. At the corner of Melrose and Citrus Avenue,  Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has opened Umeda according to Eater LA. It’s a tall, open space with lots of blonde wood touches, two- and four-tops, and a small wooden bar that looks into the open kitchen. Perhaps […]

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SayNoHPOZ Ramps Up Opposition to Miracle Mile HPOZ

SayNoHPOZ Ramps Up Opposition to Miracle Mile HPOZ

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, after City Council Member David Ryu’s office issued a statement saying he’s “inclined to support” a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the Miracle Mile neighborhood, we reported comments from leaders of the Miracle Mile Residential Association, who said they are encouraged by the statement, and also hopeful that a number of blocks […]

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Three is the Magic Number this Sunday from 2 p.m. Come and See Three, Just Listed FABULOUS Homes

Three is the Magic Number this Sunday from 2 p.m. Come and See Three, Just Listed FABULOUS Homes

| March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post: 462 North McCadden Place – JUST LISTED Offered at $3,595,000 Located on one of the most coveted interior blocks in Hancock Park, among Paul Williams and Gerard Colcord designed homes. Light filled with center hall floor plan and generously proportioned rooms. Formal living room with fireplace and dining room are designed for entertaining. […]

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David Ryu’s Office Speaks Up on Proposed Miracle Mile HPOZ

David Ryu’s Office Speaks Up on Proposed Miracle Mile HPOZ

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

On February 23, City Council Member David Ryu held a town hall meeting to listen to stakeholders and to take the overall temperature of the community on the increasingly acrimonious subject of whether or not to institute an Historic Preservation Zone in the Miracle Mile neighborhood. At that meeting, where city officials also presented general […]

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Recent Residential Burglaries

Recent Residential Burglaries

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A wrap-up of local neighborhood crimes from SSA Security Group and other sources: On Monday, March 6, according to neighbors’ reports on social media, there was an armed robbery on the 700 block of S. Citrus Ave. around 9 p.m. A resident unloading groceries was held up from behind as he approached his front door. […]

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“The Fight for 744”: Miracle Mile HPOZ Effort Takes to the Screen

“The Fight for 744”: Miracle Mile HPOZ Effort Takes to the Screen

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, supporters of the effort to establish an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in the Miracle Mile neighborhood took their campaign to a new arena – the silver screen (or at least the computer screen) – with the posting of a new documentary short video, “The Fight for 744,” on the Miracle Mile Residential Association’s YouTube […]

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