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Larchmont Boulevard Christmas Tree Stolen and Replaced!

This replacement Larchmont Blvd. Christmas tree is now installed and fully decorated thanks to Bob Day at Coldwell Banker. Thanks to Wilshire Rotary for donating the tree to replace the one that was stolen.

Editor’s note: We updated this story with a new photo showing the fully decorated tree.

On Wednesday morning volunteer leaders of the Larchmont Boulevard Association learned the Christmas tree they’d secured for the neighborhood shopping district had been stolen before they’d had a chance to decorate it.

Photo from LBA President John Winther shows where the tree was…before it was stolen.

John Winther, president of the LBA, sent out a message to the board asking if they should replace the tree. The Buzz is an active member of the LBA and this writer serves as the board’s secretary, so we replied and offered to pay for a replacement tree. But our offer was outdone by Wendy Clifford, who runs the Wilshire Rotary’s Christmas Tree lot on North Larchmont Blvd. Clifford offered to donate a tree and had one delivered by the end of the day. This time, Clifford had the able Christmas tree lot staff secure the tree with some cables, which should make it more secure and likely to stay through the holidays.

Bob Day, local realtor and member of the LBA board, started decorating last night with some ornaments and lights on the tree and the nearby hedges.

We spoke to Day this morning. He said he wasn’t able to finish but is hoping to get it done today, weather permitting. Day, a long time resident of the neighborhood whose office is also on Larchmont, can be found cleaning up the sidewalks and streets around the Coldwell Banker office with his colleagues every Friday morning.

This replacement Larchmont Blvd. Christmas tree is now installed, but was not fully decorated when we took this photo on Thursday, near the city parking lot.
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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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