Eagle Rock man leaves gift-wrapped manure at Treasury Secretary’s home; Boyle Heights family loses home in Christmas Eve fire; comedian Chris Hardwick buying Eagle Rock estate listed for $5.65 million

Secret Santa Revealed: Eagle Rock resident Robby Strong is in the spotlight after the 45-year-old child psychologist claims he left a gift-wrapped box of horse manure in front of the Bel-Air home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. “One thing leads to another. You’re having a couple of drinks and you’re like ‘let’s do this!’” Strong told CBS2.  KPCC & CBS2

Fire: An online fundraiser has been organized for a Boyle Heights family whose home on Echandia Street was gutted by fire on the morning of Christmas Eve. Boyle Heights Beat

Estate Sale:   Comedian Chris Hardwick is in the process of buying the 1920s era Bekins Estate and using it for special events. The property was put back up for sale at an asking price of about $5.6 million after a deal to have the property used a retreat for Catholic priests fell through. Curbed L.A.

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