Friday, August 29, 2014

Highland Park stories, photos and more

Fancy brickwork on York

HIGHLAND PARK –  While the design (or lack of) of the new Highland Park Starbucks has some calling for a boycott,  the renovation of the former Verdugo Pet Shop a few blocks away might be more promising. Some fancy brick work and what appears to be ... Read More »

Film festival brings movie magic to Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK — Organizers of the Highland Park Independent Film Festival want to unite a community with movie magic. It’s no simple task, what with the neighborhood being so diverse. Some prefer action, romance, some like comedies and others want to see their stories told on ... Read More »

Is the new Highland Park Starbucks really that bad?


The design of Highland Park’s first Starbucks has proven a letdown for many residents. The Eastsider asked architect Catherine Garrison of Highland Park to review the building and figure out where this drive-thru Starbucks took a wrong turn. Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake businesses making a beeline for Highland Park

The Hive Highland Park | Photo Courtesy The Hive

HIGHLAND PARK –  The Hive Los Angeles, a salon and boutique, has become the most recent Silver Lake business to open an outpost in Highland Park. Nearly six years after opening their Silver Lake salon, Charles Renn and his sister, Lissa, opened their Highland Park shop ... Read More »

Highland Park streets closed during bomb scare [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Police have cordoned off  streets near York Boulevard and Avenue 63 as they investigate a suspicious package. Warehouse Shoe Sale is among the stores have that closed as the investigation takes place.  Update: The LAPD Bomb Squad determined that the item was not an ... Read More »

Highland Park Googie-style market gets a Craftsman makeover

Craftsman style Superior Grocers in Highland Park 8-4-2014 2-37-34 AM

HIGHLAND PARK –  The Superior Grocers store in Highland Park now welcomes customers with a Craftsman-inspired facade after the building’s former Mid-Century design was demolished over the objections of preservationists. The new exterior of the 34,000-square-foot building features faux stones, wood columns, rafters and a pointed ... Read More »

Best deal in Highland Park – Open House, Sunday, August 3 | 2 pm – 5 pm

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Matthew Morgus Real Estate proudly presents one of the best values in trendy Highland Park! Features include original hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters, updated kitchen, dining nook, and built-ins galore! Read More »

Lost in Highland Park: My Dog Wookie


My dog’s name is Wookie. he is 5years old and he is a Yorkie. My dog was lost on July 26 around 1pm off Branch and York in highland park. He is really good dog. Please help me find him before my son returns from visiting ... Read More »

Beautifully Remodeled Spanish Style Home in Highland Park Open Sunday 1pm-4pm


A modern take on a Highland Park classic. Old World charm and tasteful updates intersect beautifully in this Spanish-style home  that was built in 1922 on a choice corner lot. The main living space features high ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed woodwork highlighted by ... Read More »

Vehicle flips out on Figueroa

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HIGHLAND PARK — One person suffered superficial wounds to the hands and face from broken glass after a vehicle flipped over  on its side this afternoon in 5500 block of Figueroa Street.  An officer assigned to the case was still at the scene late this afternoon ... Read More »