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Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Spotlight shines on “Long Lost” John Lautner house in Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  It was  once referred to as the “Long Lost Lautner,” a small, neglected Mid Century home designed by legendary architect John Lautner.  But the modest hillside home has become much more well known since designer Trina Turk and husband Jonathan Skow bought the place in 2014 for more than $1 million. Since then, the couple have had ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are homes selling for in Montecito Heights?

MONTECITO HEIGHTS — During the last three months, the average sales price of all  homes and condos sold was $679,468,  according to Redfin.com.  The average home that sold had 2.77 bedrooms, 1.55 baths and 1,367-square-feet of space. Homes took an average of 46.5 days to sell. Want more numbers from the past three months? Here you go: Most Expensive Sale:  ... Read More »

Silver Lake’s Wolfdown restaurant – part of a changing Rowena Avenue

SILVER LAKE — Wolfdown restaurant may not exactly be a symbol of gentrification along Rowena Avenue, since the area hasn’t really been downtrodden within recent memory. But it seems to be part of a general upscale movement in what had been a sleepy section of the neighborhood, in the view of L.A. Weekly restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell. Wolfdown is owned Jason ... Read More »

Jimmy Gomez wins 34th Congressional District race; rents may be frozen on Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno

MORNING REPORT: Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez won Tuesday's 34th Congressional District runoff election against attorney Robert Lee Ahn with about 60% of the vote .... A proposed state law would prevent Caltrans from raising the rent on 460 homes the agency owns along the route of the 710 Freeway extension once proposed to pass through El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena .... Jeff Horton, the Echo Park resident who served on the school board in the 1990s, offers his views on education upon retiring after 40 years of teaching Read More »