Echo Park developer defends small-lot homes; Los Feliz couple encounter home intruder; LAFD to unveil Fast Response Vehicle

Bar Bandini, Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

Bar Scene, Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

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  • The CEO of Planet Home Living, a developer that has been building small-lot townhouses in Echo Park, Eagle Rock and Silver Lake, defended the projects, saying that larger apartment complexes could usually be constructed on the same sites. The company has sold more than 100 homes and generated sales of $80 million.  L.A. Times
  • A Los Feliz couple locked themselves in their bedroom after they found an intruder in the kitchen of their home in the 3000 block of De Longpre Avenue. NBC 4
  • Happening Today: The L.A. Fire Department is scheduled to unveil more details about its new Fast Response Vehicle, which is designed to put out small fires and provide emergency medical  services without calling a larger fire engine. The vehicle is expected to be tested in the  Central City/Pico Union/Echo Park as part of  a pilot program.

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