2016’s Most Buzzy Stories

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The end of one year and beginning of another is always a good time to look back and reflect.  So we went back into our archives to see what you were reading on the Buzz in 2016…and over time since we started publishing.  In general, our findings confirmed what we’ve long known – our readers love (and love to share, which boosts readership) stories about local real estate, celebrities, schools, retail comings and goings, crime and traffic issues, and special events.

From January 1 through December 31, the 20 most-read Buzz stories published in 2016 were:

  1. Prince – A Personal Recollection
  2. TREE Academy – New Deliberately Small School Now Accepting Applications
  3. Bad Weekend for Local Car Crashes
  4. Anne White to be Inducted in USTA Tennis Hall of Fame
  5. Larchmont Business Owner Albert Mizrahi Dies
  6. Neighbors Remember Muhammad Ali
  7. Carthay Community School Park Opened Friday
  8. Stabbing Death at Wilshire Country Club
  9. Restaurant News: Sweetfin Poké Coming…”Big Mec” Named Best Burger…Trejo’s Tacos Opening Soon
  10. Fiery Car Crash Near Larchmont On Beverly Blvd at Arden
  11. Ozzy Osbourne buys in Hancock Park
  12. Larchmont Bungalow Owner Pleads No Contest in Criminal Case
  13. Chandler Mansion at 105 N Rossmore Sells
  14. Village Pizzeria Owner on New Minimum Wage Law
  15. Saying Goodbye to Larchmont Blvd.
  16. Neighborhood Fireworks Tonight
  17. Diane Merrick and Thrive Decor Closing
  18. Abandoned Construction at 344 South Rimpau by Developer Quigg
  19. Protest Over Animal Rides at Larchmont Family Fair
  20. Dean & DeLuca Heading to West Hollywood

Of course, some stories can live on long after their original publication date, and several of our all-time top posts are what journalists call “evergreen” – they’ll always be topical and are still racking up readership, long after their original publication.  In fact, the Buzz’s all-time number-one post, which still gets plenty of hits from people looking for the subject on search engines, is…(drum roll, please)…So You’ve Got a Batchelder Fireplace? What Does that Mean?, written by long-time Buzz contributor Chase Campen on November 16, 2013.

We look forward to bringing you more local and Larchmont Buzz in 2017…and we hope you’ll keep reading!

Batchelder

 

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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