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Eagle Rock’s summer of million-dollar home sales

Eagle Rock’s summer of million-dollar home sales
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This Hill Drive home sold for $1.8 million in September | Google Maps EAGLE ROCK — The blocks north of Colorado Boulevard have long commanded some of the neighborhood’s most highest real estate prices. That was certainly the case this past summer when five properties sold in excess of  $1 million. The homes reflected a […]

Viewpoints: False assumptions, higher costs lurk in rushed proposal to abandon city elections in odd years

Viewpoints: False assumptions, higher costs lurk in rushed proposal to abandon city elections in odd years

Photo by Vox Efx/Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 By Hans Johnson and Hector Huezo, Eastside Area Progressive Democrats The L.A. city council is at the brink of forsaking both its current election schedule and its progressive system of matching funds. Why? To give corporations and special interests a heavier hand in selecting city officials and local […]

Chinese flame trees bring fall color to Elysian Heights

Chinese flame trees bring fall color to Elysian Heights

Fall arrives in Elysian Heights ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — You know autumn has arrived when the Chinese flame trees on the north end of Echo Park Avenue become filled with salmon-colored seed pods.  While the trees put on a colorful show, some folks are not thrilled when those papery pods fall to the ground, spreading seeds […]

Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day

Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day

Photo courtesy Music Box Steps Da9 SILVER LAKE — The public stairway that cuts down the hillside in the 900 block of Vendome Street is not the city’s longest or most grand. But thanks to Laurel & Hardy’s 1932 Oscar-winning short film The Music Box, the stairway is perhaps the city’s most famous, with the […]

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Photo by Paul Michael Neuman SILVER LAKE ––  What were five raccoons doing in this Silver Lake driveway?  Were they trying to cut off a catalytic converter or puncture a tire?  Paul Michael Neuman of Silver Lake snapped this shot in the hills above Glendale Boulevard near the Silver Lake Library. Read the Full Story […]

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Today’s line up of events includes a free comedy show above a Los Feliz Chinese restaurant and the launch of LASHP Trails and the Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture near  L.A. State Historic Park. There are neighborhood council meetings scheduled for Elysian Valley, Highland Park and Lincoln Heights while the League of Women Voters will […]

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

The Sunset Pacific Motel SILVER LAKE — After being boarded up for about two decades, the owners of the Sunset Pacific Motel – aka Bates Motel – plan to demolish the Sunset Boulevard structure to construct apartments, part of a trio of controversial apartment building. But before the bulldozers arrive, a French artist has proposed […]

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

HIGHLAND PARK — A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off a trio of burglars as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage  while she was at home on Monday night. “I’m still shaken up but so glad I managed to scare them off,” she […]

Billie Jean King swings into action at Cal State L.A.; a tree falls in Eagle Rock

Billie Jean King swings into action at Cal State L.A.; a tree falls in Eagle Rock

Hillside Homes, Highland Park | Paul Lacques/Instagram Billie Jean King offered some advice about tennis and life at a tennis clinic for youths at Cal State L.A. in El Sereno, where she attended college in the early 1960s.  L.A. Times A large tree knocked down a power line when it collapsed on Saxon Drive in […]

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge,  with skateboarders sliding sideways across the top before leaping into the air and […]

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