Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Caltrans prepares to sell El Sereno homes; Cuban baseball player sleeping outside Dodger Stadium; Silver Lake preschool feud goes public

Silver Lake | Yogascribe/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: The first sale of Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno and South Pasadena could take place as soon as this November, raising concerns among tenants who fear they won't be able to buy the properties ... A Cuban baseball player has been sleeping outside the stadium until he gets a chance to play for the team ... A feud between some parents and the owners of a Silver Lake preschool has gone public on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Read More »

Power out in Silver Lake [updated]

SILVER LAKE — An estimated 1,600 LADWP customers are without power tonight in Silver Lake, and service is not expected to be fully restored until 2 a.m., according to the utility’s outage map. Some Twitter users reported that power went out at about 4:30 p.m. The ... Read More »

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Elysian Heights Architectural Open This Weekend

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2115 Park Drive. Distinctive custom residence on Elysian Heights’ premier street. Designed by noted local architect Barton Choy and completed in 2002, it has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large loft that could function as an additional bedroom or home office and exploits majestic views from ... Read More »

Highland Park California Bungalow Now Available

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This charming California bungalow is in the stylish north of York Blvd area of Highland Park and a short walk to shops and restaurants. There are two bedrooms plus a light filled office with a closet as well as a finished garage plus driveway parking. The ... Read More »

Fatal shooting in El Sereno; man moves into Echo Park as his uncle is gentrified out

Boyle Heights | The Eastsider

MORNING REPORT: Police are investigating the shooting death of an approximately 30-year-old man in El Sereno near Haven and Ithaca streets .... A man returns to Echo Park to find that he is part of the gentrification that is pushing his uncle out of the neighborhood .... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

Think Outside The Box: Interior design ideas for new Eastside homes

Courtesy Matters of Space

Multi-unit housing complexes are popping up all over the Eastside, with smaller, vertical spaces signaling a radical departure from the conventional floor plans found in typical Craftsman bungalows or Mid Century Modern homes found across the area. Some of the new homes that have been built are only 15-feet wide. Designing for and living in these small units requires not only a scaled-down mind-set for both owner and designer but also opportunities to discover new meanings for what a home is all about. Read More »

Gentrified out of the Highland Park Swap Mall; a klezmer band rooted in City Terrace; Boyle Heights native appointed to East L.A. Planning Commission

Cypress Park | Ryan Schude/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: What happened to the tenants of the Highland Park Swap Mall and Highland Hotel? .... An L.A. klezmer band with roots in City Terrace .... Patricia Alarcon, a Boyle Heights native who heads a government relations and fundraising firm, has been appointed to serve on the city's East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission. Read More »

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