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Monday, September 26, 2016

Montecito Heights stories, photos and more

A primer on the urban bobcat

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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 »

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: Montecito Heights Duplex

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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 »

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

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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 »