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Patriotism in a Parking Lot

  On a crisp March afternoon, in a ceremony that brought a moment of united patriotism, a small crowd of all ages gathered in a parking lot to witness the retiring of a weathered American flag and the raising of a new flag to fly over Larchmont Boulevard. The ceremony was scheduled due to the generosity—and observant nature—of local resident, […]

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The Beauty of Spring on Larchmont

More than one transplant from the East Coast or the Midwest has complained that Los Angeles has no seasons. But once you’ve lived here a while, you can see the signs—sometimes literally—like the ones on Larchmont Boulevard promoting new spring beauty products and treatments. Over at MAC Cosmetics, the operative word for spring will be “glow.” According to Sammy Alfonso, […]

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A Nutshell History of Larchmont Boulevard

By Sheila Lane If you stroll down Larchmont Boulevard today, you can find the latest fashions, the hottest toy on the market and state of the art beauty products. But in the middle of all these of-the-moment offerings, there’s something else you can find, a clue to Larchmont Village’s colorful history—and it’s hiding in plain sight. It’s the width of […]

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Finding Our Way To Larchmont: Episode 4

By: Sondi Toll Sepenuk My husband I and I both hail from the Northwest. I grew up in Portland, then Seattle, then Portland, and my husband grew up in Portland.  We met here in Los Angeles, and decided to make it our home. We both remember riding bikes to friends’ homes after school, walking to and from our friends’ houses, […]

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How to Keep Your News Year’s Resolutions on Larchmont

By Sheila Lane   The holiday season is a time to sit by the fireplace, knock back some egg nog and dream of the things we want to do to become better people. In other words, it’s a time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy to ponder the ways you’ll become stronger, smarter and kinder in the warm coziness of […]

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Festive Holiday Open House Planned for Small Business Saturday

Holiday shopping. Whether this is a phrase that makes you giddy with excitement or freeze in terror, a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season this year is the Holiday Open House on Larchmont Boulevard set for Small Business Saturday. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving—November 25th—the event will showcase the best that local businesses have to offer […]

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Finding Our Way To Larchmont: Episode 3

My wife Angelique Campen and I used to live in a modern three story house in Beachwood Canyon. It had big views and we hosted big parties. We loved it. Then we had twins.  Hunter and Paris were due in April of 2004 but arrived in December of 2003.  Most of that first year with them was lost in a […]

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