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Metro Work Intensifying Near Wilshire/Western

Metro Work Intensifying Near Wilshire/Western

As we reported last month, subway construction activity is starting to intensify near the Wilshire/Western intersection, where new tunnels heading to and from the new stops at La Brea and points west will eventually connect with the existing tunnels heading east from Western Ave.  Metro has recently been relocating utility and sewer lines near Western, […]

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Coyotes are Back!

Coyotes are Back!

After most of a year with almost no reports of coyote sightings on our neighborhood streets, we’re starting to hear about the animals again on local social media and in neighborhood association e-mails.  In the last few weeks, coyotes have been spotted at 8th and Rimpau, the Wilshire Country Club golf course, various locations in […]

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Two Local Neighborhoods Mobilize Against Crime

Two Local Neighborhoods Mobilize Against Crime

As all of our local LAPD representatives will tell you, crime is up all over the city this year, in every category…and, unfortunately, some of that increase has been felt in our local neighborhoods. (According to Wilshire Division Captain Tony Oddo, there have been five additional robberies this year in the area from Wilshire to […]

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Larchmont Life - The Honey

Understanding Your Soil For Fall Vegetable Gardening

Understanding Your Soil For Fall Vegetable Gardening

We are fortunate to live in a mild Mediterranean climate with several growing seasons. Fall is the perfect to time to plant a cooler season vegetable garden — though we still get a few hot days, like today, generally the nights are cooler. So say goodbye to the last of the summer tomatoes and get […]

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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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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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Weekend Buzz – Events for October 21-22, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for October 21-22, 2017

Boy, are we all going to be busy this weekend! Starting bright and early, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is holding tours of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, sharing the life stories (including the scandals!) of early Hollywood’s pioneers, movie stars and moguls. The 2-1/2-hour docent-led walking tour will also feature living history […]

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Ending Homelessness – Panel Discussion, Wednesday 10/25

Ending Homelessness – Panel Discussion, Wednesday 10/25

Sponsored post City and County Experts to Discuss Ending Homelessness & How To Help at October 25 Panel Experts from the public and private sector will discuss measures underway to combat homelessness and what attendees can do to help at a breakfast panel on Wednesday, October 25 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Ebell […]

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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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City Tree Trimming in Hancock Park This Week

City Tree Trimming in Hancock Park This Week

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Weekend Buzz – Events for October 14-15, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for October 14-15, 2017

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Meetings, Meetings…and More Meetings!

Meetings, Meetings…and More Meetings!

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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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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Residents Explore Possibilities for Dog Park in Larchmont Area

Residents Explore Possibilities for Dog Park in Larchmont Area

| October 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

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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