[LAFAYETTE SQUARE] First Family of the Square

When my husband and I moved to the Square back in 1992, John and Darling Herod were essentially the First Family of the neighborhood. John was the association president and Darling Scott Herod was...

Funding on the Way for Larchmont Tree Troubles

WINDSOR SQUARE— Broken sidewalks and invasive tree roots on Larchmont Boulevard have been perennial problems causing trip-and-fall incidents and costly plumbing repairs. Now, help is on the way in the form of funding from...

Summer Closures in Store for Wilshire Blvd.

MID-WILSHIRE—After several months of discussion about how to close parts of Wilshire Boulevard to build the Wilshire/La Brea subway station of the Purple Line, officials of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are...

Ryu Asks for Sidewalk Triage

MID-WILSHIRE—The Los Angeles City Council recently approved the allocation of $1.3 billion over the next 30 years to repair broken sidewalks, and City Councilmember David Ryu wants to be sure that Council District 4...

Get Out To Vote, May 1st

MID-WILSHIRE—The candidates have registered to run, they’ve made their statements and now it’s time for the voters to have their say. On May 1st, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barking Lot...

Artwork Brightens Both Ends of the Boulevard

LARCHMONT VILLAGE—On Larchmont Boulevard, it’s out with the gray and in with the color. Thanks to a contest sponsored by the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District (LVBID), in conjunction with the Do Art Foundation,...

GWNC Seeks Submissions for Sustainable Garden Tour

MID-WILSHIRE—The Sustainability Committee of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) is accepting nominations for its first Sustainable Garden Tour on June 26th. The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and...

A Whole New World for Koreatown Gamers

There’s nothing quite like the environment of a video arcade. It’s not just the lights and sounds of the games, but the roar of the crowd as someone lands an impressive Street Fighter combo....

Local Resident Takes H20 Challenge, Cutting Usage by 50%

FREMONT PLACE— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference today at the home of local resident Patricia Lombard to discuss the progress the city has made in its efforts in water conservation and...

[OXFORD SQUARE] A Guide to Holes-in-the-Wall

A few weeks ago, my next door neighbor Bob told me about a Silver Lake nightclub impresario who is renovating Jewel’s Catch One, the former black, gay nightclub on Pico and reopening it as...