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Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

Echo Park council invests in clean libraries

During one visit to the Echo Park library, Jose Sigala and his twin daughters found so much trash outside the Temple street branch that they began sweeping and cleaning  up the trash on their own. City budget cuts had forced the libraries to cut maintenance to a minimum, Sigala learned. “The library looked awful given the location, food vendors and ... Read More »

Will flags flutter this Memorial Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge?

Memorial Day came and went last year without any American flags waving from the Glendale-Hyperion bridge as they have in years past. Last year, the city lacked the money to install the flags on the span linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake in time for the holiday, explained a spokesman for Tom LaBonge.  This year, however, there appears to be more ... Read More »

Flippers busy buying and selling in El Sereno

Have house flippers run out of old Highland Park bungalows to fix and resell?  Maybe that is why flippers have been busy in nearby El Sereno, where a trio of homes recently went up for sale only about two months after they were last purchased.  Two of the properties – a $289,000, three-bedroom home at 2407 Chadwick Drive and another ... Read More »

Angeleno Heights couple moves out after bed bugs move in

By Sarah Dryden Last month former Angeleno Heights residents Leslie and Laura moved to Los Feliz, signaling the couple’s defeat in a battle against an unwanted, blood-sucking house guest: Cimex Lectularius, more commonly known as a bed bug. The landlord had agreed to hire an exterminator, and the couple had thrown out most of their belongings – including their bed, ... Read More »