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Garvanza’s “Jungle House” emerges into view after decades of neglect

Garvanza’s “Jungle House” emerges into view after decades of neglect

"Jungle House" revealed after trees and bushes trimmed away. Photos by Nicole Possert New owner Brad Chambers. By Nicole Possert One of the earliest and most significant properties in the Garvanza section of Highland Park  has been rescued and taken off the long-term “watch list” because of a new preservation-minded owner. Suffering from  decades of […]

Larry and James s.l.ee.p.i.n.g

Larry and James s.l.ee.p.i.n.g

Larry and James share a special bond.  It’s more than James being open to being a super pillow for Larry. Although at times it does seem like that is the role that is savored by Larry.   No, there is more to it than that.   We were reminded of this last night.   James […]

Silver Lake prepares for the big bore

Silver Lake prepares for the big bore

  A tunnel boring machine of the type that maybe used in Silver Lake. Photo courtesy LADWP The streets of Silver Lake have been torn up, motorists have faced ongoing detours and residents have worried about their health in the wake of construction noise and dust. All this is the result of the installation of […]

Man killed in Angeleno Heights shooting*

Man killed in Angeleno Heights shooting*

Police this morning are investigating the Angeleno Heights shooting death of a 21-year-old man who was found seated in a car with a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim died in a hospital from the injuries sustained during the shooting that was reported at 1:42 a.m. on the 1000 block of West Kensington Road, […]

Echo Park condo sales effort begins with balloons and a tent

Echo Park condo sales effort begins with balloons and a tent

After selling new  homes in suburbs such as Palmdale, sale rep Jim Mahboubian this week began the task of selling 36 condos in Echo Park near the center of Los Angeles. While the first model home for the 36 on Echo project won’t be finished until next month,  that has not stopped Mahboubian, who works […]

A refreshing weekend

A refreshing weekend

Whether you are about to sit to Pesach Prep for Easter  Or have a beer on the weekend Here’s hoping that you enjoy a moment when you are as refreshed as this rose. 

A view of Good Friday from the top of Lincoln Heights

A view of Good Friday from the top of Lincoln Heights

Photo by Artree Maharajh Artree Maharajh took the above shot of the city sprawl and downtown skyline from the grassy hills above Lincoln High school in a part of Lincoln Heights known as Happy Valley. “Beautiful day today on Good Friday,” said  Maharajh . “Went up to the top up a side trail and had […]

Lili’s 8th birthday

Lili’s 8th birthday

Being 8 is about running in the fields without falling learning in more detail about the complicated parts of the world showing off on the monkey bars and sharing long distance sillies… Long Distance Nana: You need to brush your teeth. Long Distance Nieta: i just did. next time you see me they’ll be purple. […]

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights & Highland Park

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights & Highland Park

Mariachi Gold Line Station, Boyle Heights | Photo by Jesus Galaz/Flickr Highland Park beer bar to go up upscale. Patch It’s party time for the restoration of North Atwater Village Creek. L.A. Stormwater Highland Park school kids get a lesson in healthy eating. EGP News What’s with the hanging bears? Franklin Avenue & Echo Park […]

March was a million dollar month for Silver Lake real estate

March was a million dollar month for Silver Lake real estate

Photo by EdmundV/Flickr The sale of million dollar homes in Silver Lake is not uncommon. In fact, more than 20 homes fetched a million dollars or more in 2011 even as the real estate market struggled to emerge from a years long slump.  But the Silver Lake million-dollar home market seems to have gotten off […]

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