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Larchmont Bungalow Court Case Against City of LA Dismissed


The five-year long legal saga of the Larchmont Bungalow’s lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles has ended. On June 1, 2015, Judge Stephanie Bowick ordered the court case dismissed because the Larchmont Bungalow failed to bring their case to trial within the five-year time frame required by the civil code.

Meanwhile, the City’s criminal action against the Bungalow continues.  The criminal case had been held up when Albert Mizrahi, owner of the Larchmont Bungalow Restaurant at 107 N Larchmont Blvd filed the civil action against the city claiming it had improperly revoked his occupancy permits.  Now that the civil case has been dismissed the criminal case is moving forward again, though Mr. Mizrahi’s legal team won another month’s delay at Friday’s hearing. The next court date is August 12, 2015.

In dismissing the civil case earlier this month, Judge Bowick rejected Mizrahi’s legal arguments contending that trial Judge Brugera did not have the jurisdiction to reconsider her earlier ruling against  Bungalow owner Mizrahi on the issues presented in their civil case. 

Larchmont Buzz: Bungalow Appeal Denied 

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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    • Even if they shut the place down today, the guy has made more than his money back on the investment. Another example of “Money does buy everything, including the justice system”.

  1. yup, more pancakes and omelets sold to the clueless while the (tax-payer funded) legal wheels grind on and on. its shameless

  2. I love this place… and as I’ve noted before, we need more, not less, places to eat on this busy street. I hope this action just goes away!

  3. Many of us has been wishing that Mizrahi and his phony improvements to Larchmont would just go away.
    “Hardware” the clothing store taking the place of a useful, actual neighborhood hardware store being the most heinous example of his affect on the street.

  4. Mr. Mizrahi owns several properties on Larchmont yet he continues to violate LA City Municipal Code and has no respect for the wishes of so many Hancock Park and Windsor Square residents who want Larchmont’s zoning code enforced. His actions appear immoral and disdainful.


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