Thursday, August 28, 2014

Montecito Heights stories, photos and 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 »

Museums of the Arroyo Day: A fun and free peek at L.A. history


Get your history for free this Sunday, May 19 when the annual Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day welcomes visitors to check out a slice of SoCal life from way back when. Three Highland Park museums and Heritage Square in Montecito Heights team up with two ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Hilltop Montecito Heights home open this Sunday

A rare opportunity to own this two-story, 1926 Spanish-Style home on the nicest street in Montecito Heights. Montecito Circle is a quiet and private street at the top of the hill, and homes rarely become available here.  There will be an open house on Sunday, May ... Read More »

Anyone know the lyrics to “Echo Park”? Forgotten L.A. sheet music gets an encore performance


Never heard of the song “Echo Park” by Buzz Clifford? How about  the “California Polka” by  Miss Julia W. Pomeroy? Know the tune to “Take Me Out to Venice” by Tess Hankinson and Martin G. Van Bergen? If you are not familiar with these rather obscure ... Read More »