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Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Montecito Heights celebrates chili and choppers

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS — This year’s Montecito Heights’ annual Chili Cook-Off & Firefighter Appreciation Day coincided with a dedication celebration for an upgraded helispot for L.A. Fire Department helicopters. As residents sampled more than a dozen chili variations during the Saturday afternoon event, two helicopters from LAFD’s ... Read More »

The colors of Sunset

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS –– A warm and humid day ended with a colorful sunset. Martha Benedict captured an image of the setting sun from Montecito Heights with the hills of Elysian Park in the distance. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

Montecito Heights playground gets a colorful makeover

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS — City officials will gather tomorrow at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center to show off the latest thing in playgrounds. The renovated playground features towers and equipment topped with colorful, translucent panels that double as outdoor art. It’s the first playground in the city, ... Read More »

For Sale: Urban Farmhouse w/Views in Montecito Heights

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1468 Montecito Dr | $985,000 | Property Website 1468 Montecito Dr is home to nearly 2000 square feet of curated respite at the end of a cul-de-sac up in the hills of scenic Montecito Heights. This light-filled home features original hardwood floors and is surrounded by ... Read More »

For Sale: Montecito Heights Home with Fantastic Views

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3959 Paige Street | $849,900. | Property Website 2006 Cape Cod style house is nestled in exclusive gated hilltop of Montecito Heights. Quiet serenity awaits you in this 2-story custom built home with breathtaking 360-degree view of Downtown, Dodger Stadium fireworks, city lights, Debs Park and ... Read More »

Celebration turns to concern over Flat Top open space

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Neighborhood activists were victorious in 2014 when they blocked a real estate development on a hill named Flat Top,  preserving the hilltop between Montecito Heights and Lincoln Heights as open space. Within a few months, however,  complaints started cropping up that Northeast Trees, the environmental group that ... Read More »

Small fires in Debs Park & Highland Park under investigation

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L.A. Fire Department investigators are looking into about a half dozen small vegetation fires that broke out today in and around Debs Park near Montecito Heights as well as Sycamore Park in Highland Park. L.A. Park Rangers called fire department investigators late this afternoon to talk ... Read More »