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Community Garden Day at Heritage Square Museum

Submitted by Heritage Square Museum Saturday, September 16, is a Community Garden Work Day at Heritage Square Museum from 9 am – 1 pm. As we transition to fall, take a chance to get your hands in the dirt, nurture our garden, clean up the paths and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by beautiful historical homes. Bring a hat, water, your ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are homes selling for in Montecito Heights?

MONTECITO HEIGHTS — During the last three months, the average sales price of all  homes and condos sold was $679,468,  according to Redfin.com.  The average home that sold had 2.77 bedrooms, 1.55 baths and 1,367-square-feet of space. Homes took an average of 46.5 days to sell. Want more numbers from the past three months? Here you go: Most Expensive Sale:  ... Read More »

Five questions for the new Executive Director of Heritage Square

MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- The painted ladies of Heritage Square welcomed Kori Capaldi as new Executive Director last month. Born and raised in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, Capaldi attended USC and worked for the USC School of Architecture at the Gamble House for 17 years. She ran public programs and organized events as well as oversaw fundraising aspects including the ancillary group, the Friends of the Gamble House Read More »

For Rent: Montecito Heights Modern – For Lease!

3805 Monterey Rd | $2,800 / Month | Property Website 3 Br + 1 Ba | 1,044 SF | $2,800/month Welcome to a peaceful retreat surrounded by the buzz of urban living! Montecito Heights Modern, a completely renovated home that provides the peace of living near a 300 ac nature reserve while having convenient access to LA’s hottest neighborhoods in ... Read More »

City moves forward to take over Flat Top hill

City officials have approved taking ownership of more than 36 acres of undeveloped land on the border of Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights and spending $225,000 to maintain the property as open space. City ownership of the property known as Flat Top will help resolve many of the complaints that arose after neighborhood activists were successful in blocking a proposed housing ... Read More »

The Victorian era meets modern art at Heritage Square

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  An exhibit that opens this week at the Heritage Square Museum seeks to build a bridge between old Los Angeles and modern art. Crickets, a solo-show featuring the work of Aitor Lajarin, is the first exhibit of Inhabit Heritage Square, a program intended to use the compound of 19th Century buildings and the surrounding neighborhoods as inspiration for contemporary ... Read More »

Montecito Heights celebrates chili and choppers

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 air operations joined the party, which was organized by Roy Payan of the Montecito ... Read More »

For Sale: Montecito Heights Dream House with Park Views / 4 + 3

3726 Hawley Ave. | $879,000 | Property Website Entertainer’s Dream!! Featuring Picture Perfect views from every window of this contemporary home featuring 4 bedrooms, a large loft and 3 full baths. All the homes on this quiet cul-de-sac were built in 2011 on the edge of E. Debbs Park. An oasis of elegant living equally perfect as family compound and ... Read More »

Police try to dispel rumors surrounding Montecito Heights suicide

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  His body was found last week hanging from a fence post near Avenue 43 and the Arroyo Seco Parkway. Police said  that the victim, a 29-year-old Latino who lived in the area, had hung himself. But rumors about possible foul play have persisted, with some claiming that the man had been shot and his hands tied behind ... Read More »