Quantcast
Thursday, October 30, 2014

parks & recreation

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

payan-4

MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- In high school Roy Payan ran the hills of Montecito Heights for cross country. He remembers being chased by road runner hens and a very green place with rabbits and lizards high above the city in a place known as Flat Top. Today, Payan, a 57-year-old retiree, walks the trail to Flat Top and the area is bare. Beer bottles and bullet casings also litter the ground. But the glamour of Flat Top can’t be denied, like a stage atop a hill with the citizens of Los Angeles below as the audience. Read More »

Montecito Heights hilltop to become parkland

MONTECITO HEIGHTS –  A large parcel of  undeveloped hillside will become public parkland instead of a private housing project after government officials pledged $1.4 million to buy the the hill known as Flat Top. The purchase of about 37 acres is expected to be completed next ... Read More »

York Boulevard park in progress

HIGHLAND PARK —  The arrival of heavy-duty construction equipment this week signaled that work had begun on building an approximately $3 million park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. York Park, the result of several years of workshops and a public vote on ... Read More »

Perhaps they should call it the Echo Park Lily Festival

lilyandlotus

ECHO PARK — The Lotus Festival  returns to Echo Park Lake next month after a three-year absence, with colorful posters heralding the weekend-long celebration of Asian cultures and, of course, the lake’s historic and revitalized lotus bed. There is one problem, however. The flower featured on ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake blooms with life one year after reopening

ECHO PARK — It’s been nearly a year since Echo Park Lake reopened to the public after a lengthy closure and extensive clean up.  Despite heavy use, lawn problems,  pink blobs  and  yoga controversies, the lake and surrounding park have held up pretty well over the past ... Read More »