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Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

How many candidates can fit on the 13th Council District ballot?

There better be room for at least 12 names on next year’s ballot for the Council District 13 election.  L.A. Now reports that John Choi, an Echo Park resident and a member of the city’s Board of Public Works,  has become the 12th candidate to enter the race to replace termed-out Eric Garcetti as representative of Council District 13, which includes portions ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Time to take a dip into pool properties

With summer fast approaching,  the idea of a backyard pool – or central air – might be moving higher up the “must-have” list of Eastside home shoppers. But homes with inground pools can be hard to find on the Eastside, where most Spanish Colonial cottages and Craftsman bungalows were built well before backyard pools and spas became a symbol of ... Read More »

Public and charter schools prepare to share Silver Lake campus

Earlier this year the staff and parents of students at Micheltorena Elementary launched a campaign to keep a charter school from taking over part of the Silver Lake campus, with many claiming the arrangement would leave Micheltorena without the space for a dual language program and other improvements.  But, under Prop. 39, which requires public schools to share available space with ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Montecito Heights

Shipping & Receiving, Elysian Valley | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Motorist drives off freeway and into Arroyo Seco in Montecito Heights.  CBS2 El Sereno charter school threatens blogger with legal action. Mayor Sam Police pelted with rocks and bottles while trying to close down Boyle Heights party. CBS2 Read More »