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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Montecito Heights stories, photos and more

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

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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

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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 »

Montecito Heights area cockfighting ring shut down

Police have broken up a cockfighting ring that bused in spectators to a property on the border of El Sereno and Montecito Heights to watch  the bloodsport in a  fighting ring  camouflaged with shrubbery and tarps.   The City Attorney’s office announced earlier this month  that it ... Read More »

Victorian fashion is back – at least for one day

Photos by Arty Maharajh Fans of Victoriana lined up to get into the Heritage Square on Saturday for the Montecito Heights’ museum annual fashion show and tea. Arty Maharajh snapped photos as models in period fashions walked down an outdoor runway and posed outside some of ... Read More »

Bring Binoculars And An App: Hummingbird watching goes high tech

Photo by Martha Benedict By Brenda Rees A new program from the National Audubon Society wants Americans to take our universal love of hummingbirds to new heights. “Hummingbirds at Home” is a citizen science project that invites not only hardcore birders but newcomers to help researchers ... Read More »

Wizard of Oz works its magic on Heritage Square

By Brenda Rees “Our attendance has been off the charts and we are thrilled,” says Heritage Square Museum executive John Kearns of the “Visions of Oz” exhibit that closes this week at the  Montecito Heights museum. Held in the 1876 Perry Mansion, the multi-media exhibit showcases ... Read More »

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

The deadly Castor Bean.  Photo by Martha Benedict Along with the Tree of  Heaven, one of the invasive plants to thrive in the empty lots and hillsides of the Eastide is the Castor Bean plant.  The tree-like shrub  with reddish-green leaves can quickly crowd out native ... Read More »

Caltrans to shed more light on 110 Freeway

Earlier this week Danny Duarte posted a message on the ASNC Yahoo Group asking residents for help to restore the lighting along the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway, including the Avenue 43 Bridge in Montecito Heights, by filling out an MSR or Maintenance Service Request. Duarte wrote: ... Read More »

Caltrans to shed more light on 110 Freeway

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Earlier this week Danny Duarte posted a message on the ASNC Yahoo Group asking residents for help to restore the lighting along the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway, including the Avenue 43 Bridge in Montecito Heights, by filling out an MSR or Maintenance Service Request. Duarte wrote: ... Read More »