Saturday, October 22, 2016

Montecito Heights stories, photos and more

A “crazy beautiful” December dawn


MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- Martha Benedict was up early today to catch images of what she described as a "crazy beautiful dawn." A trio of photos show how the clouds changed from a dusty pink to a golden orange as the sun rose. Read More »

One crash too many on Griffin Avenue


MONTECITO HEIGHTS — A speeding car crashed into parked vehicles this afternoon in the 3600 block of Griffin Avenue, the third collision in recent months on this stretch of the street, according to one resident. A blue car heading south on Griffin smashed into a parked ... Read More »

Another day of heat, humidity and colorful skies

Photo by Martha Benedict

MONTECITO HEIGHTS– The hot and humid weather have made things uncomfortable but have also been accompanied by some dramatic clouds and sunsets. Martha Benedict snapped this shot earlier tonight as sunrays burst through clouds just before day’s end. Read More »

Found in Lincoln Heights: Cute female miniature pincher


FOUND – 9 lb female miniature pincher, possibly chihuahua mix. Wandering on Griffin near Avenue 39 on Saturday, June 27. She is sweet, friendly, house trained, socialized, responds to some commands. Used to other dogs and cats. No tags or microchip. About 9 lbs. We would ... Read More »

A red hot night as seen from Montecito Heights

Photo by Martha Benedict

MONTECITO HEIGHTS – The temperature topped 90 degrees today and is expected to do the same on Sunday, when more than 20,000 runners pour through the streets for the L.A. Marathon. There won’t be any relief from the heat for runners and residents until the middle ...

Northeast L.A. gathers for a Homeless Town Hall

A Homeless Town Hall this week focused on the homeless problem along the Arroyo Seco covered a wide range of questions and issues, from the need for more affordable housing to concerns about public safety and the cost of encampment clean ups. The Tuesday night panel discussion and forum at Ramona Hall included not only residents, police officers and homeless advocates, but some homeless individuals as well.

A primer on the urban bobcat

Photo courtesy National Park Service/Flickr

The bobcat, although rare in urban settings, sometimes crosses paths with a surprised Angeleño in their neighborhood. After another recent sighting in Montecito Heights and what some described as a “hysteria or unnecessary fear,” a wildlife expert was invited to give residents a lesson in Bobcat 101. Read More »

Found in Lincoln Heights: Friendly German Shepherd


German Shepherd, probably 2-4yrs, female, pretty friendly but cautious, maybe 50lbs. Found her in Happy Valley- Lincoln Heights – Montecito Heights. Have seen her around for about a week before picking her up. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click ... Read More »

For Sale: Montecito Heights 3/2 with Studio


720 Montectio Drive | $799,000 | Property Website Fluid, flexible, FABULOUS!  Perfectly sited on its own lush green knoll, this 60’s retreat is quietly unassuming from the street but simply great in every way as you step through the gated entry. The flow from room to ... Read More »

Lost in Highland Park: Black Chihuahua


Scared yet gentle black chihuahua mix. She is wearing a red harness and has surprisingly long legs for a chihuahua. Last seen in Highland Park at the Superior Grocers on Figueroa. Do not chase. Sit down and gently coax her. We miss her so very much. ... Read More »