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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Power outage in Silver Lake

Outage leaves more than 2,000 without power in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — An estimated 2,144 LADWP customers in the Silver Lake area have lost electrical service tonight, according to agency spokeswoman Carol Tucker. It’s not clear what caused the outage, which was first reported around 5:25 pm, she said. The L.A. Department of Water Power outage page estimates that full service won’t be restored until 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. ... Read More »

For Rent: Montecito Heights Modern – For Lease!

3805 Monterey Rd | $2,800 / Month | Property Website 3 Br + 1 Ba | 1,044 SF | $2,800/month Welcome to a peaceful retreat surrounded by the buzz of urban living! Montecito Heights Modern, a completely renovated home that provides the peace of living near a 300 ac nature reserve while having convenient access to LA’s hottest neighborhoods in ... Read More »

Report recommends landmark status for Echo Park bungalow court [updated]

ECHO PARK — A report by the Planning Department recommends that a 1920s bungalow court threatened with demolition should be declared a city historic landmark. A final decision has yet to be made, but declaring the Wurfl Court, built by a Hollywood prop master, would make it much more difficult to replace the Mediterranean Revival-style bungalows with up to 12 ... Read More »

Wanderlust Creamery travels to Atwater Village

ATWATER VILLAGE — Tarzana’s Wanderlust Creamery will soon be serving its specialty ice cream in Atwater Village, Eater LA reports. Expected to open by the end of the month, the Glendale Boulevard location will be Wanderlust’s second shop. True to the store’s name, the theme behind the ice cream flavors is travel. According to their web site, “Each of our ... Read More »

Price cuts on a Highland Park bungalow; Lincoln Heights house-apartment building combo; Victor Heights one-bedroom

Prices on more than two dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Highland Park: Price drops $25,000 for a 3-bedroom with a 2-car garage. $749,000. Lincoln Heights: $100,000 cut for six units on a lot – one family house and five apartment units. $1,188,000. ... Read More »

City moves forward to take over Flat Top hill

City officials have approved taking ownership of more than 36 acres of undeveloped land on the border of Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights and spending $225,000 to maintain the property as open space. City ownership of the property known as Flat Top will help resolve many of the complaints that arose after neighborhood activists were successful in blocking a proposed housing ... Read More »

A La La Land sunset

SILVER LAKE –– Dan Gershon captured the moment today as the sky and clouds turned pink at sunset. Got a sunset photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

Bulletin Board: Dodger Stadium Opening Day community forum

Submitted by Echo Park Improvement Association Opening day is Sunday, April 16 .  Join us on Thursday, March 2 for a Dodger Stadium Opening Day Forum! Prepare yourselves for the Dodger season opener on Sunday, April 16. We will have representatives from the Dodgers, LAPD Special Events, DOT, Senior Lead Officers, Select Patrol, City Council District 1 & 13 representatives, and ... Read More »

Eagle Rock Sizzer

Developer moving forward with 4-story Colorado Boulevard apartment building

EAGLE ROCK –– A developer is moving ahead with plans to build a 36-unit apartment building with ground-floor commercial space on the site of the Eagle Rock Sizzler. Colorado Equities has applied for permission from the Planning Department to build a project at 2530 Colorado Boulevard  that is seeking exceptions from current zoning to build a project that is larger and ... Read More »

New “cycling-inspired” cafe rolling into Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK — A “caffeine fueled, cycling-inspired” cafe is preparing to join the other new restaurants, bars and shops along York Boulevard. The owners of à Bloc, which is taking shape inside  an approximately 1,300-square-foot storefront at 5025 York,  will not only serve coffee, pastries and snacks but will also sell custom cycling kits, urban cycling apparel, cycling accessories, caps, socks, ... Read More »

Possible Highland Park sexual assault under investigation; Councilman Mitch O’Farrell criticized over development as he seeks reelection

MORNING REPORT: Police are investigating a possible sexual assault that took place Saturday night, Feb. 25, in the 4800 block of Figueroa Street near Sycamore Park in Highland Park .... 13th District Councilman Mitch O'Farrell is being criticized for failing to project neighborhoods from real estate development and gentrification as he campaigns for reelection. Read More »