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Monday, November 24, 2014

Montecito Heights stories, photos and more

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- In high school Roy Payan ran the hills of Montecito Heights for cross country. He remembers being chased by road runner hens and a very green place with rabbits and lizards high above the city in a place known as Flat Top. Today, Payan, a 57-year-old retiree, walks the trail to Flat Top and the area is bare. Beer bottles and bullet casings also litter the ground. But the glamour of Flat Top can’t be denied, like a stage atop a hill with the citizens of Los Angeles below as the audience. Read More »

Montecito Heights hilltop to become parkland

MONTECITO HEIGHTS –  A large parcel of  undeveloped hillside will become public parkland instead of a private housing project after government officials pledged $1.4 million to buy the the hill known as Flat Top. The purchase of about 37 acres is expected to be completed next ... Read More »

Officials launch sweep of Arroyo Seco homeless camps

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A multi-agency task force this week launched a clean up of  the homeless encampments that have mushroomed along the Arroyo Seco and the  110 Freeway in Hermon and Montecito Heights, where some of the  make-shift homes had second bedrooms and were equipped with TVs and computers ... Read More »

Lost in Montecito Heights: Lost Large White Poodle

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We lost our large white Goldendoodle / poodle on Sat Aug 11th in Montecito Heights (Latrobe / Debs Park / 90031). He is 75lbs and sits about 3ft tall. He is very friendly / affectionate. If you have any info, please call – thank you. 213.392.8738 ... Read More »

Dramatic Montecito Heights Geodesic Dome Open Sunday 2pm-5pm

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The dramatic interplay of light and shadow, the imaginative use of space, some of the most spectacular views in Los Angeles, and incredible privacy are among the pleasures that await in this unique Montecito Heights home. Resting at the end of a long, sweeping driveway, and at the edge of popular Debs Park, it offers nearly unlimited opportunity and versatility for a creative owner. Read More »

Police investigating Debs Park assault

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Police are investigating the assault of a Highland Park woman as she walked through Debs Park early Sunday morning. The victim, a 38-year-old hairdresser , said she was grabbed, punched and forced to the ground by a man holding a knife during the assault that took ... Read More »

Lost in Montecito Heights: Dog scared by fireworks

My 7 year old Jindo/shiba-inu ran away on Sunday evening, after hearing fireworks. She ran from the south side of Montecito Heights (by Happy Valley). She’s friendly with people, and mostly friendly with other dogs. If you think you saw her – please let me know, ... Read More »