Larchmont Chronicle presort standard u.s. postage paid south gate ca. permit no. 294 March 2013 vol. 50, no. 3 • delivered to the 76,439 readers in hancock park • windsor square • fremont place • park labrea • larchmont village • Miracle Mile TH 2u6al e an n di Ti o Burglary suspects in custody thanks to alert homeowner n Larchmont Chronicle's Miracle Mile 2013 Schools locked down for two hours SECTION THREE MIRACLE MILE is highlighted in 26th annual edition. Larchmont Chronicle The Voice of the Community since 1963 SECTION ONE GARDEN TOUR tickets on sale. GOURMET give away. 4 6 EBELL members sing at Vatican. 16 RESIDENT heads Assistance League. 19 MEET new dining columnist in On the Menu. 26 SECTION TWO Real Estate By Laura Eversz SSA Security Group credits one of its subscribers for information leading to the arrest of three burglary suspects. The Hancock Park resident contacted the security company on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. to report a black Dodge Charger with four male passengers driving slowly in the area of 3rd St. and Muirfield Rd. He watched as three of the men got out GWNC holds Mayor Forum at Burroughs Mayoral hopefuls answer questions Five candidates for the top post in the city of Los Angeles answered an array of questions at the Mayoral Forum at John Burroughs Middle School in February. Candidates appearing at the forum included city controller Wendy Greuel, attorney Kevin James, Councilman Jan Perry, former aide to Mayor Villaraigosa Emanuel Pleitez and city councilman Eric Garcetti. The election is Tues., March 5. A runoff will be held in May unless a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. See Mayor Forum, p 5 of the car and walked up and down the street, looking at homes as they passed. As responding SSA officers drove toward the suspicious car, it made an abrupt U-turn and drove to the corner of 3rd and Rimpau. Officers observed three of the suspects running down the driveway of a home toward the car. One suspect was carrying a pillowcase; one held a laptop computer. As the officer drove his vehicle between the suspects and their car, they fled on foot. SSA notified the L.A.P.D., who stopped the car on the 800 block of S. Tremaine Ave. and took the driver into custody. Meanwhile, the L.A.P.D. set See Burglary, p 4 Read all about summer camps in April edition How are your children going to spend their summer? Camp ideas, school programs, special interest activities and more will be featured in the April issue of the Larchmont Chronicle. Advertising deadline is Mon., March 11. For more information, contact Pam Rudy, 323462-2241 ext. 11. STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS got some exercise while raising funds at last year’s Walk-a-Thon at Third St. School. See story page 23 City attorney race attracts four leading candidates Election is Tues., March 5 Carmen Trutanich seeks a second term as Los Angeles city attorney, while facing opposition from three other main candidates for the post in the Tues., March 5 election. Trutanich was a deputy district attorney, and later headed a law firm before winning his first bid for public office in 2009. While in office, he has successfully prevented the city from paying thousands of dollars in potential settlements and jury awards. Opposing Trutanich is Mike Feuer, most recently a member of the California Assembly. While in the state legislature, Home & Garden his bills include protection of children’s and homeowners’ rights. An attorney, Feuer represented District Five as a city councilman. Previously he was director of Bet Tzedek, which provides free legal services to elderly or disabled L.A. County residents. Private attorney Greg Smith has represented police officers and firefighters in discrimination, injury and whistle blower suits against local governments. Noel Weiss has campaigned for better living conditions. His lobbying efforts helped draft a law increasing relocation fees for tenants displaced from rent-controlled units because of a change of building use. On the Boulevard Glimpses by Jane YMCA digs dirt. 7 LIGHTS OUT for planet earth 3 EGG HUNTS at Libraries. 4 For Information on Advertising Rates, Please Call Pam Rudy 323-462-2241, x 11 COUNCILMAN Tom LaBonge led flag salute. Candidates from left are Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, Emanuel Pleitez and Eric Garcetti at John Burroughs Middle School. Ready for spring? Larchmontians answer with a resounding “yes” after the unusual cold weather we’ve been experiencing. Could it be we are getting another coffee shop on the boulevard? The former Baskin Robbins is turning into a spinoff of SQIRL, a G & B Coffee See BLVD., p 4 www.larchmontchronicle.com ~ Entire Issue Online!