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Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

Who will replace Xavier Becerra as the Eastside’s congress rep?

After  serving in Congress for nearly a quarter century, Rep. Xavier Becerra said this morning that he had accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination to serve as state attorney general. The campaign to replace Becerra began soon after. In fact, it began within an hour of the governor’s announcement. One former state official said he was going to run to represent ... Read More »

Silver Lake plays a supporting role in a new play

SILVER LAKE — Icebergs, now playing at the Geffen Playhouse, is about relationships, filmmaking and global warming. It also turns out to be about Silver Lake, where the comedy is set. There are references to Trader Joe’s, Moon Juice, the 99 Cents store and the two hours it takes to get to UCLA in Westwood, where the play premiered last ... Read More »

On the Market: Atwater Traditional; El Sereno Mid-Century; Mt. Washington 3-bedroom

More than 30 single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Atwater Village: 3-bedroom traditional on a 5,403-square-foot lot. $700,000. El Sereno: 2-bedroom, Mid-Century, hilltop home with a bonus room. $499,000. Mt. Washington: 3-bedroom hillside bungalow with views of the canyon. $775,000. ... Read More »

Plan to convert Eagle Rock estate into a priest retreat reveals a family feud and tax break for Katy Perry

EAGLE ROCK — The Bekins estate on Hill Drive is another step closer to becoming a religious retreat for priests, to the chagrin of some family trust members, according to the Glendale News-Press. The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council recommended early last month that the City of Los Angeles grant the L.A. Catholic Archdiocese a conditional-use permit for the 3-acre estate, built ... Read More »

Residential and retail proposed for Mariachi Plaza; more details of a Silver Lake killing; Council approves sidewalk repair rebates

MORNING REPORT: Two developers have submitted proposals to build a mix of housing and shops on a city-owned lot across the street from Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights .... A "blued" handgun used in a robbery might be connected to the 2013 Silver Lake murder of Joseph Gatto ....The City Council approved offering property owners a rebate to repair sidewalks as part of a $1.3 billion plan to improve thousands of miles of walkways Read More »