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Annoying sounds in Echo Park; fundraiser for Highland Park hit-and-run victim

MORNING REPORT: Some Echo Park residents are asking what's the source of a high-pitched sound heard in the mornings near the 1600 block of Echo Park Avenue .... Friends and family of Yolanda Lugo, the 51-year-old woman killed by a hit-and-run driver in Highland Park, are holding an online fundraiser to cover funeral costs .... Lost in Glassell Park: Solid Gray Male Cat Read More »

Fatal shooting in El Sereno; $1 billion Olympic Village proposed for Lincoln Heights rail yard; Chinese developer buys Echo Park-adjacent site

MORNING REPORT: A 27-year-old man was killed in El Sereno after being shot multiple times while walking in the 5200 block of Ithaca Avenue .... The cost of building an Olympic Village on a Lincoln Heights rail yard for the 2024 games “may significantly exceed” the $1 billion estimates, city budget analysts warned .... A Chinese developer has purchased the site of Holy Hill Church, located between Echo Park and Chinatown, for $30 million and plans to build a mixed-use development on the Sunset Boulevard property Read More »

Historic Altadena Horse/Urban Farm Ranchito

Once upon a time not so long ago, Angelenos and Pasadenans/Altadenans lived in California ranch homes on large lots known as Ranchitos. These family homes often attracted the original ‘urban homesteaders’ – people looking to raise animals, garden and be rusticators in a growing urban area. Read More »

A red hot night as seen from Montecito Heights

MONTECITO HEIGHTS – The temperature topped 90 degrees today and is expected to do the same on Sunday, when more than 20,000 runners pour through the streets for the L.A. Marathon. There won’t be any relief from the heat for runners and residents until the middle ...

Special interests backing Councilman Huizar become a campaign issue; Silver Lake couple preserves a Mid Century classic; are you ready to live in an Eagle Rock geodesic home?

MORNING REPORT: The real estate and special interests backing Councilman Jose Huizar have become an issue in the Council District 14 race ... How a Silver Lake couple retained the look and feel of a 1960s hillside house ... The owners of a geodesic home in Eagle Rock are seeking "the right person" to rent the place for $3,850 a month

Echo Park church holds huge real estate sale

ECHO PARK -- The church founded by legendary evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson is getting out of the Echo Park real estate business, putting up for sale a large collection of apartments, vacant lots, commercial buildings and homes near Echo Park Lake. The asking price for the properties owned by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was not disclosed.

Glassell Park’s Walnut Canyon gets attention from developers

GLASSELL PARK -- A group of residents in Glassell Park are concerned about a residential development proposed for Walnut Canyon. Still in the early stages, the developers plan to build 32 single-family homes on the hillside property now covered with lush green grass and trees. Several trees on the hillside have metal tags attached to the trunks and have been spray painted red, triggering concern about their fate. Read More »