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Palm Fronds Noir?

Palm Fronds Noir?

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For Rent: Tranquil haven in Montecito Heights house with pool and views

For Rent: Tranquil haven in Montecito Heights house with pool and views

Sponsored Post 1355 Montecito Cir | $4,250/month | Property Website Stylish Montecito Heights house in quiet cul-de-sac area with stunning panoramic views. Take in the 180 of the mountains, Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign from the ample balconies in the upstairs bedrooms or in the bright and airy living room and pool area downstairs. 3 […]

Young Readers League Story Contest Winners!

Young Readers League Story Contest Winners!

This year our Young Readers League picked The Key To Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd! In the spirit on this book, kids aged 8-14 were invited to enter a writing contest. In 300 words of less, they were to write a ghost story. The guidelines were the word count (at 300) and must be an original […]

Former ‘Manson Family’ member: ‘I hope it brings closure’

Former ‘Manson Family’ member: ‘I hope it brings closure’

A photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 77-year-old serial killer Charles Manson Wed., April 4, 2012. Manson will have an April 11, 2011 parole hearing in California. ; Credit: AP/California Department of Corrections Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk® Charles Manson, leader of the notorious “Manson Family” cult, died of natural causes on Sunday […]

South Pasadena: Movie Backlot

South Pasadena: Movie Backlot

I remember watching movies set in neighborhoods with Craftsman houses nestled into tree-lined streets and wondering where IS that? Turns out, a lot of those films were shot in South Pas.  While some might be annoyed living among so many film and TV productions, I think it’s fun to be a small part of the […]

Katy Perry wins in court; East L.A. patrol car kills boys; Amber Alert boy may be in Mexico

Katy Perry wins in court; East L.A. patrol car kills boys; Amber Alert boy may be in Mexico

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Opponents to gentrification in Boyle Heights and elsewhere protested during a VIP opening reception for the Laura Owens at the Whitney Museum in New York. Anti-gentrification protesters demanded that Owens, who lives in Echo Park, […]

Katy Perry wins in court; East L.A. patrol car kills boys; Amber Alert boy may be in Mexico

Katy Perry wins in court; East L.A. patrol car kills boys; Amber Alert boy may be in Mexico

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Opponents to gentrification in Boyle Heights and elsewhere protested during a VIP opening reception for the Laura Owens at the Whitney Museum in New York. Anti-gentrification protesters demanded that Owens, who lives in Echo Park, […]

South Pasadena Retro

South Pasadena Retro

Music:  Days by Bears No matter how I shoot South Pasadena, my photos always look nostalgic.  So why fight it? Here are a few of my favorite views from over the past (almost) ten years — all dressed up in a digital photo album.   Want to leave a comment?  You can always click on the […]

Aftermath of East L.A. crash that left two brothers dead; Candytopia coming to El Sereno

Aftermath of East L.A. crash that left two brothers dead; Candytopia coming to El Sereno

  Deadly Crash: Family members and residents were mourning the deaths of two brothers — Jose Luis Hernandez, 7, and Marcos Hernandez, 9, who were on standing outside an East L.A. bank with their mother when they were hit by a sheriff’s patrol car. Meanwhile, some residents are asking if the deputies were careless as […]

Silver Lake businesswoman loses to Katy Perry in court fight over convent

Silver Lake businesswoman loses to Katy Perry in court fight over convent

A jury today determined that Silver Lake businesswoman and restaurant owner Dana Hollister will have to pay $5 million in damages  for interfering with the sale of a former Los Feliz convent to pop star Katy Perry, several media outlets reported.  Hollister’s troubles could get even worse and more costly when the jury returns next […]

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