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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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New And Modern Green-Built Home Now Available In Highland Park

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New modern green-built home with green point rating. Built with our discerning Highland Park creatives in mind. The top floor living area flows seamlessly to the front balcony with floor to ceiling glass to capture the views and lush greenery of the mature trees lining the street. High ceilings give room to breath and an expansive feel. Using green materials helps eliminate the products that off gas chemicals. Read More »

Figueroa storefronts await new tenants *

Newly renovated storefronts on Figueroa | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK — Neighbors have taken notice as a row of storefronts in the 5600 block of Figueroa Street have been renovated to highlight and reveal their vintage features, including wrought iron metal work and windows  Now, those 1930s-era storefronts are up for lease as new ... Read More »

Sunday Shorts: An Early Dinner On York

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Our favorite Mexican place on York is a good place to bring a baby. The people that work there are genuinely friendly or indifferent. But there is no eye rolling. There is no host who scans for the most hidden and undesirable table. No one throws down menus and flashes a Hollywood smile that I translate as “Enjoy your meal! Your cute baby is a pain in the ass!” On this side of town we are not better nor worse than the other customers. We are customers. Read More »

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

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HIGHLAND PARK -- A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off three men in their 20s as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage in the 1800 block of Avenue 51 while she was at home on Monday night. Read More »

For Sale: Beautiful Craftsman Home in Highland Park

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5675 Ash St. | $635,000 | Property Website Welcome home to your very own 1909 Historic Highland Park Craftsman. This 3 bedroom craftsman has been kept in pristine condition from its retro fitted foundation up. Experience the pleasures of modern living with the historic feel Highland ... Read More »

Highland Park artist Amy Inouye lights up Figueroa

Highland Park artist Amy Inouye | Nathan Solis

Artist Amy Inouye is an agent of change, with tangible results that light up her neighborhood. As a graphic designer Inouye spends most of her days working out of Future Studio, her gallery space on Figueroa Street. She also spearheaded a grassroots campaign to relight two historic business signs that fell into disrepair, which can now be seen from all around Highland Park. But there’s one other thing that stands out about Future Studio and Inouye. She also managed to convince an entire neighborhood to adopt a giant chicken. Yes, that chicken or Chicken Boy to be precise. Read More »