Monday, July 27, 2015

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Highland Park’s most famous garage gets a presidential visit

obama in Mar Maron Garage Photo by White House

HIGHLAND PARK - Secret Service agents in the driveway. A sniper on the neighbor's roof. The President of the United States in the garage. Comedian and podcast host Marc Maron provided some details about his interview with President Obama, who showed up last Friday at Maron's garage studio in Highland Park.

Found in Highland Park: Two friendly cats


There are friendly two cats that live under the house next door to me. They look healthy and look as thought they belong to someone– not your typical feral kitties. near Ave 50 and El Paso Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ... Read More »

Eagle Rock & Highland Park line up for Obama

Presidential motorcade on Yosemite Drive | Chris Ruiz

Streets were cleared of traffic and many residents waited to catch a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade as he heads for an interview in the garage studio of comedian Marc Maron in Highland Park. We’ll be updating the story this morning with photos and accounts from ... Read More »

WTF? Obama to pass through Eagle Rock and Highland Park for Marc Maron interview

Obama motorcade in Washington D.C. | White House/Lawrence Jackson

Looks like President Obama will be swinging through parts of Eagle Rock and Highland Park on Friday as part of a two-day visit to Los Angeles that begins this afternoon. In between fundraisers and other appearances, the President is scheduled to be interviewed for an hour in the Highland Park home studio of comedian Marc Maron for his WTF With Marc Maron podcast, according A.V. Club.

Who is responsible for the gentrification of Eagle Rock & Highland Park?

York Boulevard 2013 by The Eastsider 2-11-2014 4-16-44 AM

Is it the house flipper who sells the restored bungalow to a white couple? Or is the owner of the new cafe serving avocado toast responsible? It's neither. According to an Occidental College professor, you can credit (or blame) the past efforts of neighborhood activists and artists for turning into Eagle Rock and Highland Park into poster child examples of "stage model of gentrification."