Saturday, October 22, 2016


Highland Park rent strikers face eviction


HIGHLAND PARK — Eviction notices are being issued in a rent strike at the Marmion Royal as the confrontation between tenants and landlord escalates, according to the L.A. Times. After the new owners began raising rents on renovated units by 50% earlier this year, the tenants said in ... Read More »

Residential development headed for Riverside Drive

Periscope homes | Courtesy Project M Plus

SILVER LAKE —  A new development of single-family homes and a separate, 120-unit apartment complex are now in the works for Riverside Drive on the far north end of Silver Lake, raising concern among some residents. Crews have already begun clearing several vacant lots for the ... Read More »

Echo Park empty lots may not be empty for long


ECHO PARK — New homes and restaurants are planned for a trio of empty lots on Alvarado Street and Glendale Boulevard.  These projects have been in the works for a while but it looks like their backers are renewing efforts to get them built. Here’s the ... Read More »

Highland Park development suffers another setback

HIGHLAND PARK —  It’s been three years since the City Council backed plans to build 80 apartments and condos on the public parking lots near the Highland Park Gold Line station. But a group of opponents, who said the Highland Park Transit Village was too big,  won ... Read More »

Echo Park Village: What will it be?


ECHO PARK — What’s happening to the buildings that once housed the punk venue Pehrspace and  TiGeorge’s Haitian restaurant? One of the buildings in the 300 block of Glendale Boulevard  has a broker sign on a wall saying “Echo Park Village” is coming soon. The new ... Read More »

Small-lot development rules up for review


Today, Aug. 8,  is the last day the public can comment on the most recent round of proposed changes to the city laws and guidelines that apply to the construction of small-lot homes, which are those townhouses that have been popping up all across the Eastside ... Read More »

From roller derby to demolition derby


ECHO PARK — Workers and heavy equipment are tearing down the former home of the L.A. Derby Dolls on Temple Street. The all-female roller derby league moved to El Sereno last year because, the league said, the property owner wanted to build condos on the site, ... Read More »