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Thursday, May 28, 2015

City Terrace stories, photos and more

“City Terrace needs some murals”

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That’s what Willie Herron III recalls thinking in the 1960s after moving to City Terrace, which lacked public art, let alone any museums or galleries. Herron, who later emerged as one of the area’s leading Chicano artist, and others eventually painted numerous murals across the stores, churches, alleys and apartments that line the hilly streets of City Terrace. Read More »

Eastside Property: Simple and sleek at the top City Terrace

The hills of City Terrace are jammed with Spanish Colonial homes and some properties that have been remodeled and mangled beyond recognition. So, this updated 1959 home at 1231 Schick Avenue stands out with some a simple and straightforward contemporary style.  The few exterior shots do ... Read More »

Flipping frontier moves east

Horizontal fencing. Stainless steel appliances. Dark wood cabinets. Pottery Barn-like decor. The two-bedroom home (pictured top left) that real estate investor Edward Solis recently put up for sales resembles many of the properties being flipped across Highland Park and Northeast L.A.  But this house is no ... Read More »

Umbrella Jam

The rain was coming down heavy this afternoon as classes ended at City Terrace Elementary, but it appeared as if everyone was covered as they walked down the front steps. The first major storm in months dropped  four inches of rain in Silver Lake  but only ... Read More »