News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, El Sereno, Highland Park & Los Feliz

Airstream, El Sereno | Photo by Mr Fatcap/Flickr

  • Man burns to death in Boyle Heights freeway crash. CBS2
  • Two grass fires broke out in El Sereno on Sunday, one on Esmeralda Street, the other on Chadwick Drive.
  • York Boulevard gets a plan. Arroyo Seco Journal
  • City audit finds no major accounting problems at Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council.  Patch
  • Slain Los Feliz landlord may have violated city code over short term rentals. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Cypress Park robbery victim shot in chest. Patch
  • Boyle Heights clown club members  laugh it up in Spanish. L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider


  1. Re “Slain Los Feliz landlord may have violated city code over short term rentals.” That story speaks to it being operated as a boarding house, in an R1 zone as being illegal.

    Moreso, she was renting for short stays, by the week rather than longer term. The city code also bars short term rentals — that is, less than 30 days. You have to have a licensee to run a transient-0ccupancy hotel in order to rent for less than 30 days.

    And I note, this short term transient-occupancy rental issue is a sleeper problem going on more and more in Los Angeles, where people are renting apartment units and then turning around and listing them on Websites for short term, by-the-day or by-the-week units at about double or more than they are paying in rent and generally aimed at people who otherwise would be renting a hotel room. Just take a look at this one Website where people are doing that, and you can see a ton of such listings in 90026:


    These are all operating without the proper zoning and without the proper permits for short-term hotel rentals.

  2. For the so-called “land of the free” we sure do place a lot of rules what you can do with your own property.

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