Sunday, April 13, 2014

Montecito Heights stories, photos and more

Driver plows into Heritage Square Museum building

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  Heritage Square Museum officials today are  assessing the damage left behind by a driver who plowed his vehicle through the front gate and crashed into the facade of the museum’s gift shop early Sunday morning. The front of the Palms Depot, built in ... Read More »

For Sale: Open Sunday 4/6 2-5pm Hilltop Sanctuary with Studio

Montecito Heights, homes, real estate

3900 Elderbank Drive  |  $679,000 |  Property Website There are views…and then there are floor to ceiling windows to spread the entire skyline before you, sparkling at sunset and the best seats in the house for Dodger fireworks. There are balconies…and then there is a 10×64 ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Montecito Heights Mid Century Style Home With Breathtaking Views

Tucked into a private location in the hills, this Mid Century-style home is located in a relatively undiscovered community on the eastern edge of L.A. – Montecito Heights! Nearby is Deb’s Park, one of the city’s largest regional nature parks within walking distance.  The home provides ... Read More »

For Sale: Montecito Heights Duplex


3119 Sierra St.  |  $500,000  |  Property Website Nestled between rolling hills, this residential duplex is in Lincoln/Montecito Heights. (Two on a lot) There is a large front driveway with plenty of parking. Front Unit has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The rear unit has 2 ... Read More »

Bobcat captured on film in Debs Park

A wildlife biologist has come away with photographic evidence of a bobcat in Debs Park, the sprawling, hillside park that borders Montecito Heights. Miguel Ordeñana, who was  involved in photographing mountain lions in Griffith Park, posted photos online of the bobcat that were recently taken by ... Read More »

Fire in the sky

Wow. That was some sunset.  Photographer Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights snapped some shots today as the sky turned crimson. “I only saw this dusk because there was a red glow coming through the kitchen window,” she said. “It was amazing!” Read More »

Officials consider preserving Montecito Heights hilltop development site as open space

A government agency dedicated to preserving open space is interested in purchasing a  Montecito Heights hilltop  from a church that has proposed building about three dozen homes on the site. Councilman Gil Cedillo has introduced a motion asking the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to report on ... Read More »

December Dawn

The first day of December began with a brilliant sunrise, captured in the images above from Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights. Read More »

Eastside Property: Griffin Avenue on sale


A quick trip along  Griffin Avenue through Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights reveals that several homes are on sale. All those “For Sale” signs posted in front yards caught the attention of the owners of the Flying Pigeon L.A. bike shop in neighboring Highland Park. ”There are ... Read More »

A new generation learns the craft and fun of shadow puppets

A roomful of kids and their parents received a lesson in shadow puppets on Saturday at the Audubon Center at Debs Park.  Led by  Alan Cook of the International Puppetry Museum and sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective,  the Shadow Puppet Workshop  introduced the art form ... Read More »