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Monthly Archives: March 2015

What do Eastside house flippers have against molding?

In defense of molding | Kendyl Young/Flickr-C.C. 2.0

For lovers of old homes, the flipper is often a foe when it comes to preserving a building's historic charm and character. In addition to ripping out original built-in cabinets and tile, one of the most common old house features to wind up in the dumpster is molding - the decorative wood or plaster trim found around doorways and at the top and bottom of walls. Now, urban homesteader and Root Simple blogger Erik Knutzen of Silver Lake wants flippers to think twice before they rip out that molding.

Occidental College joins the York Boulevard scene

Occidental College Buys York Boulevard Building

EAGLE ROCK -- Except for a small green metal street sign, there’s little indication that Occidental College is only a short walk away from York Boulevard. But that’s about the change after the liberal arts college purchased a York Boulevard commercial building with plans to create a more visible gateway on York and also attract more shops and cafes further west along the street.

For Rent: Charming House with Yard in Atwater!


3502 Garden Ave. | $3,195/month | Property Website Detached homes are hard to find in Atwater. This craftsman front home is not only a sweet find, but it’s located with-in a block of all the wonderful eateries on Glendale Blvd, the heart of Atwater Village! Just ... Read More »

For Rent: Elegant Duplex with Luxury Finishes


Russell Ave. at Talmadge St. | $3,195/month | Property Website WOW! This property is stunning inside and out! Enter unexpected privacy and beauty, for this home is surrounded by a fortress of trees enclosing the huge yard. Although a duplex, this truly feels like a private ... Read More »

What’s in store for Echo Park’s bar-cade?


ECHO PARK -- From Venice to Downtown L.A., architects Rebecca Rudolph and Catherine Johnson have created some memorable and award winning restaurants spaces. Now, their firm, called Design, Bitches, is working to turn a former Sunset Boulevard Shoe Warehouse store into a bar-cade, a combination bar, restaurant and vintage video arcade.

Cars not welcome on the L.A. River path

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- The blue-and-white "Share The Path" signs along the L.A. River path are intended for cyclists and pedestrians - not motorists. But on Saturday night, Elysian Valley residents reported seeing a black, late-model Honda traveling on the narrow pathway, according to the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch..

Found in Elysian Valley: Medium Sized Male Dog


Found in The Elysian Valley/Frogtown near the Marsh Street Skate Park. No tags or collar. Looks like he got into a scuffle and maybe was bit in the face. Very sweet little guy. Hit me up if you lost your dog friend. Contact: 6613325463 Want to ... Read More »

Silver Lake Bird Watch: Hooded Oriole

Hooded oriole in Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — This colorful visitor flew into Sandy Driscoll’s backyard for a Sunday morning bird bath. Driscoll used Cornell University’s free Merlin Bird ID app to identify the visitor as a male hooded oriole.