Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

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 »

Highland Park trash pile finally gets cleaned up; audit issued on Occidental College’s response to sexual assaults

Morning Report: After a month of complaints and news media attention, a large pile of trash that was part of a Highland Park homeless encampment on Avenue 49 has been cleaned up ... An independent audit has found that Occidental College has improved the way it handles reports of sexual assault but warns that sharp divisions on campus may limit future progress ... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »