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My furry valentine

There was a lot of affection – and licking – on display during Saturday’s Adopt-a-Valentine Pet Adoption Festival at the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights. The event, which was organized by the Friends of Hermon Dog Park, included information booths, synchronized dog and people dancing (talk about four left feet) and an appearance by actress Debra Wilson (pictured ... Read More »

A grand Highland Park entrance to undergo a welcomed restoration

By Nicole Possert “El Alisal,” the former home of noted author and editor Charles Fletcher Lummis, was built by hand a century ago along the banks of the Arroyo Seco in Highland Park. Visitors are greeted by a front door of wood timbers and iron hardware that makes an impressive first-impression to El Alisal, also known as the Lummis Home ... Read More »

These mushrooms are for lounging, not eating

Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights discovered an unexpected combination of  mushrooms and  lawn ornaments in her back yard: “Recent heavy rains and cool conditions have promoted a comfortable environment for fungi and recumbent garden ornaments.” Photo by Martha Benedict Read More »

How much longer will the public be able to enjoy the views from Flattop?

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Montecito Heights resident and photographer Martha Benedict has captured many panoramas of the city and mountains from Flattop, which consists of about 150 acres of  open land to the north of Lincoln Heights.  Here, on hills that rise nearly 800 feet high, one can find lots that have never been built upon and windswept ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Snowy view from snow-free Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict City may end the year with the fewest murders since 1967. L.A. Times Year-end photo project focuses on Highland Park. 90042 Silver Lake-based KCET shakes up management before leaving PBS. Show Tracker Is this your Echo Park pit bull? Echo Elysian Forum Read More »

A gloomy day ends with rainbows and silver skies across Northeast L.A.

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Today’s tumultuous weather ended on a colorful note, with residents of Highland Park and Montecito Heights capturing images of rainbows and a silvery sunset.  In Highland Park, Nicole Possert photographed a rainbow arching over homes on Roselawn Place as well as over Chicken Boy on Figueroa Street (that’s him at the back of the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Glassell Park

Northeast L.A. light show | Photo by Martha Benedict Five days of rain ahead means you should know the proper way to fill a sandbag. L.A. County Get a better deal on a Better Shelter house flip in Glassell Park. L.A. Curbed A video reminder of a dangerous, rain-swollen L.A. River inspired by a 1980 drowning in Atwater. L.A. Creek ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Rudy De Leon  Hollenbeck Police Station, Boyle Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict Actor Tom Bresnahan sells Silver Lake home designed by Paul Williams for $2.1 million. L.A. Times Lincoln Heights 7-Eleven seeks a beer & wine license. ASNC Alert Searching for a cat with a cone in Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock Talk Echo Park Film Center turns the camera ... Read More »

A Mount Washington love song

Mount Washington photo by Martha Benedict When Sean Hoffman was house hunting several years back, Mount Washington ranked as one of his favorite neighborhoods. He checked the real estate listings every day and rode his bike to check out interesting properties. Hoffman, however, never bought a house in Mount Washington. The musician and member of the indy-pop duo Loch & ... Read More »

Holiday celebration draws a flock of kids to Debs Park Audubon Center

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer The Audubon Center at Debs Park was more busy than usual on Saturday as kids learned how to make papel picado and other holiday decorations during an afternoon-long holiday celebration. Photographer Martha Benedict was on hand during the event, which included story telling and the decoration of “bird cookies.”  This is the Audubon Center ... Read More »

The twin moons of Debs Park explained

A pair of white orbs floating over the top of Debs Park in Montecito Heights attracted a lot of attention last night.  Photographer Martha Benedict took a shot of the two objects, which were lighting balloons being used to illuminate a film shoot near the pond at the top of the park, according to her post on the ASNC Alert. ... Read More »

Discovering the art of Northeast L.A.

Early morning rain and clouds gave way to sunny and crisp weather today just in time for art lovers to view the work of more than 100 artists displayed in homes and studios across Northeast L.A. The North by Northeast: The 18th Annual Discovery Tour, sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective, featured a wide variety of artists and venues. The ... Read More »