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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 »

Video released of Filipinotown hit-and-run; Councilman O’Farrell criticizes minimum-wage study choice; motorists to prepare for “swarm maintenance” at East L.A. interchange

Morning Report: A surveillance video was released showing the hit-and-run of a woman and her grandson as they crossed Beverly Boulevard hand-in-hand in Historic Filipinotown ... Caltrans is warning motorists to expect delays this weekend at the East L.A. interchange as ramps are closed for “swarm maintenance” ... A UC Berkeley research team that authored a mostly positive study of Mayor Garcetti's proposed minimum wage hike has been hired to conduct an "independent" review of the very same proposal, prompting 13th District Councilman Mitch O'Farrell to call the decision "outrageous and unacceptable" Read More »

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings; Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Morning Report: A Superior Court judge sentenced Andre Uphshaw to two consecutive life sentences for a pair of gang-related killings in Echo Park and Glassell Park in March 2009 ... The Building & Safety Department takes about three months on average to respond to complaints about illegal construction, code enforcement and other problems filed by Eastside residents ... City opens Boyle Heights jobs center to connect residents with local employers ... The families of two Lincoln Heights women who were murdered in separate incidents three years ago are still waiting for the killers to be found Read More »

Charming Spanish Duplex in Los Feliz | Open Sunday

A short distance from Griffith Park in a highly sought-after section of Los Feliz, this over 2,200 square-foot, 2-story vintage 1928 duplex retains its original though updated charm, with carefully restored windows and hardware, authentic Spanish-style light fixtures, and much more. Read More »