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Former colleagues and associates shared fond memories today of longtime Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose enthusiasm for the city and seemingly endless knowledge of its history earned him the nickname "Mr. Los Angeles."

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A round up the latest real estate news.

Glassell Park

Renderings are now available on Urbanize of the four residential units that could replace a single family home at 3566 N Eagle Rock Blvd. Two 3-story duplexes would replace a 1-bathroom/1-bedroom home that was built in 1921.

Highland Park

A California Craftsman on Ave. 53 turns out to have been used as a location for a couple of productions in the horror genre, Variety reported. Some parts of "Insidious: Chapter 2" were filmed there, and it showed up in the second season of “Aquarius,” as the residence of a serial killer.  The 4-bedroom/2-bathroom dates back to 1908. Variety notes that it listed for rent last year at $4,500 a month.

Los Feliz

Nick Kroll, co-creator of the Netflix animated series “Big Mouth,” has listed his restored Spanish Colonial for about $2.35 million, Variety reported. That's nearly 60% more than he paid ($1.456 million) in 2012 for the 4-bedroom/2.5 bathroom on Tica Drive. Kroll has already bought his next home: A 5-bedroom/5-bathroom compound that's also Spanish-style, and also in Los Feliz.

Silver Lake

Actor Michael Angarano has listed his 3-bedroom/2-bathroom "treehouse"-type home for about $1.4 miliion, Variety reported. dating back to 1924, the hillside bungalow on Carnation Avenue is largely hidden by foliage, Variety said. Angarano has owned the home since 2015, when it was bought for $1.09 million.

Director Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”) and her partner, filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Could Talk”) have bought a $5.1 million home from Netflix executive Melissa Cobb, Variety reports. The 3,200-square-foot, 4-bedroom/3-bathroom East Coast traditional occupies about half an acre, high on a hill near John Lautner’s Silvertop compound on Micheltorena Street.

Los Feliz -- Firefighters watched for hot spots this morning from a brush fire that burned about an acre near Griffith Park last night before being extinguished in a little over an hour.

Los Feliz -- A fire destroyed a pool house at the rear of a residential property near Griffith Park this morning, but no one was hurt.

The Autry Museum of the American West announced today that current President and CEO W. Richard West Jr. will retire next June and be succeeded by UCLA history professor Stephen Aron, who was the founding executive director of the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry.

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More than 3,500 LADWP customers in El Sereno, Los Feliz and Montecito Heights were without power early this evening after a fierce heat wave sent temperatures into the triple digits with no relief in sight until early next week.

Los Feliz - Tropicalia on Hillhurst Avenue is closing for two or three months, as the business adapts itself to pandemic conditions, according to the owner, John Borghetti.

Los Feliz -- It took firefighters about half an hour to knock down a fire that broke out early tonight in a vacant commercial building near Griffith Park.

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Los Feliz -- Firefighters knocked down a small brushfire late this afternoon that scorched about a half-acre of grass near Griffith Park.

Los Feliz -- The neighborhood library is closed during the pandemic. But you don't have to wait for it to reopen to check out the award-winning "All in a Day." Instead, just walk down Vermont and Hillhurst avenues to find oversized pages of the book displayed on shop windows.

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