Larchmont News - The Buzz

Hancock Park’s New Trees

Hancock Park’s New Trees

Last fall, when the City chopped down and removed dozens of diseased trees, Hancock Park residents were told the trees would be replaced. Well, they have been! New London Plane trees have been planted in Hancock Park where the diseased trees were removed. We spotted new trees on McCadden and June where we reported trees […]

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Another Remodel/Demolition Underscores Need for City Definitions

Another Remodel/Demolition Underscores Need for City Definitions

Earlier this month, we reported on a city council motion made recently by Council Member Paul Koretz (Council File 17-0226) intended to close a big loophole in the city’s residential construction permitting process: while demolitions of residential buildings do require demolition permits, owners and developers often get around that inconvenience (which requires 30 days notice and a […]

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GWNC Land Use Committee Recommends Support for La Brea Microbreweries and Other Projects

GWNC Land Use Committee Recommends Support for La Brea Microbreweries and Other Projects

At its monthly meeting last night, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Land Use Committee voted to recommend supporting two microbrewery projects planned for La Brea Avenue. The Firestone project, 800 South La Brea, won favor after the developers explained that they’ve been working with the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association (SSNA) and have made some changes in response to requests […]

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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

Local Food Celebrities Share Their Upcoming Events

Local Food Celebrities Share Their Upcoming Events

So much to do — and so much to eat, too! Several local food celebrities are featured in special events this weekend and next. On Friday evening, from 6-9 p.m., La Brea Hancock resident and chef Barbara Savage, along with and Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant owner Lorna Donahue, will be part of panel discussion following […]

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Barbara Savage Honored by CD 4

Barbara Savage Honored by CD 4

Congratulations to Barbara Savage, local resident and President of the La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association, who was recently honored by CD4 Council member David Ryu in honor of Women’s History Month. Ryu’s office selected Savage as one of four women “Wonder Women” who have made “immense contributions to their neighborhoods in the Fourth Council District.” “I am […]

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Local LA Tennis Club Juniors Win Again

Local LA Tennis Club Juniors Win Again

They did it again! This makes the 11th straight win for the Los Angeles Tennis Club’s junior players beating their fellow junior teams around the city. LATC’s Open 2 Team has won the West Los Angeles League Junior Championship. The West LA Junior League is comprised of teams from local clubs, tennis clubs and parks who play […]

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Larchmont Events - The Swarm

Trina Turk to Open Thursday

Trina Turk to Open Thursday

After months of working on the space, the Trina Turk boutique is opening this Thursday, with a celebration from 6-8 p.m., featuring libations from locals including Jardesca, the Burger Lounge and Salt and Straw. The 2,000 square foot store at 212-214 North Larchmont Blvd. will be the locally-based brand’s only LA boutique store after closing its […]

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Retirement Party and Exhibit for Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Nick Ut

Retirement Party and Exhibit for Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Nick Ut

In 1972, Associated Press news photographer Nick Ut’s image of a screaming, naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl fleeing a napalm attack on the village of Trang Bang helped to galvanize American sentiment against the Vietnam war.  Today, after 51 years with the AP, Ut will celebrate his retirement with a party and exhibit of his work (including […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for March 25-26, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for March 25-26, 2017

For those treasure hunters already up and about on this sunny morning, we have both a yard sale and an estate sale to explore: The yard sale starts at 10 a.m., at 455 N. Wilton Pl., and features “mostly women’s clothing, jewelry, some books, and some housewares. Very reasonable prices.” The estate sale, which started yesterday, and […]

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City Council Casts Final Approval Vote for Miracle Mile HPOZ

City Council Casts Final Approval Vote for Miracle Mile HPOZ

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles City Council this morning voted 13-0 to give its final approval for an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, and to approve boundaries recommended last week by its Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  (Those boundaries restore to the protected area the blocks along Olympic Blvd., and between 8th Street […]

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March Restaurant Tidbits

March Restaurant Tidbits

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve recently reported on the new Umeda restaurant, the coming of Jeni’s ice cream and the re-opening of Jamba Juice on Larchmont, and the possible departure of Pinches Tacos…but there has been a lot of other local restaurant news this month, which you also might want to be aware of. The prestigious James Beard Awards has announced […]

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City Council Vote on Miracle Mile HPOZ Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28

City Council Vote on Miracle Mile HPOZ Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, March 21, the City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee voted to support the proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the Miracle Mile Neighborhood, and forwarded the matter to the full City Council for its approval at its meeting scheduled for Friday, March 24. On Thursday afternoon, however, City Council Member David […]

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Matsuhisa Alum Takuya Umeda to Open Umeda on Melrose at Citrus

Matsuhisa Alum Takuya Umeda to Open Umeda on Melrose at Citrus

| March 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Chef  Takuya Umeda, formerly a chef for legendary Nobu Matsuhisa is opening Umeda opening at the corner of Melrose and Citrus Avenue  according to an updated report in Eater LA. A story we posted earlier, based on an Eater LA story, incorrectly attributed the new restaurant to Nobu Matsuhisa.  According to Eater’s updated story, the […]

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Bizarre Break-In Attempt at Golf Course Adjacent Home

Bizarre Break-In Attempt at Golf Course Adjacent Home

| March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

This story has been updated regarding the home invasion robbery in Sycamore Square. 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 […]

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LA City Sidewalk Repair Program Moves Forward

LA City Sidewalk Repair Program Moves Forward

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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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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