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Monday, July 28, 2014

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New Starbucks stirs up debate at Highland Park council meeting; gentrification town hall in the works*

HIGHLAND PARK — Like it or not, a grand opening will be held on August 15 for a  drive-thru style Starbucks on York Boulevard. While some Highland Park residents can’t wait for their Frappuccinos, the mere mention of the coffee chain’s name at a recent neighborhood ... Read More »

Police busy in Northeast L.A. today

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Two separate incidents – the search and capture of a murder suspect and the pursuit of a stolen vehicle – triggered a lot of police activity this morning across Highland Park, El Sereno and Hermon. KTLA has video of  the police chase of  a stolen vehicle ... Read More »

For Sale: Modern Highland Park Hacienda

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229 Thorne Street | $557,900 | Property Website Finally, the home you’ve been waiting for in Highland Park! Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Garvanza area of Highland Park just off York Blvd. This entertainer’s dream home sits on a huge ... Read More »

Eastside Property: What’s in store for the York Boulevard post office parking lot?

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HIGHLAND PARK: It looks like customers of the Highland Park post office on York Boulevard are eventually going to have to find a new place to park. The parking lot immediately next to the York post office is being shopped around as the site for a ... Read More »

5 Questions for Highland Park poet Jessica Ceballos

Highland Park poet and neighborhood council member Jessica Ceballos | Nathan Solis

HIGHLAND PARK — Poet Jessica Ceballos used to walk barefoot down Monte Vista as a child. Now, only a few blocks away, the 36-year-old Ceballos hosts the monthly Bluebird Reading series at Avenue 50 Studio. Though many people attend the readings, Ceballos wants more poetry in ... Read More »

Highland Park Biker Chick

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HIGHLAND PARK –  Who knew chickens had a thing for motorcycles?  Well, at least one chicken does. Benjamin Lein was surprised to find that a chicken that sometimes roams free on Abbott Place had decided to roost on top of his motorcycle. The same bird later ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: World Cup Watching in Highland Park; Farmer’s Market upgrade in Eagle Rock; and free barbecue in Boyle Heights

The York awaits World Cup fans | Marni Epstein

LAist says that Highland Park’s The York scores big points as one of the best spots to catch all the action of The World Cup. They’re open early for your viewing pleasure and have flat screens as well as a projector to cheer on your team ... Read More »

Where does housing flipping have the biggest payoff? Try Mt. Washington and Highland Park

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Investors who bought and resold homes in Mt. Washington and Highland Park reaped some of the largest gains last year in a ranking of the nation’s hottest neighborhoods for flippers. The  analysis of 2013 sales by Redfin, the nationwide brokerage firm, said that the average price ... Read More »

Classic 1924 Spanish on Mount Angelus Open Sunday

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This classic 1924 Spanish perched upon Mount Angelus has been meticulously restored while being brought up to a modern standard. New, period-correct wooden windows designed and selected in conjunction with the Highland Park/Garvana historic district re-ignite the original design intent of the home while the dual ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Church on York seeks an afterlife and new tenant

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HIGHLAND PARK –  The former Church on York, a performance space and would-be nightclub that closed last month, is now up for rent, according to LoopNet.  The LoopNet listing for the York Boulevard church, a Tudor-Craftsman style building built in 1913, says the approximately 6,000 square-foot ... Read More »