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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 »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict 18-year-old man shot dead at East L.A. party. L.A. Now LAPD investigates officer after he allegedly checked police computer records on behalf of gang member convicted in Highland Park killing. L.A. Times Who keeps throwing empty vodka bottles in Mount Washington? NELA List Shopping by swapping in Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock Patch Happening ... Read More »

Work to resume on Montecito Heights solar panel project

A Montecito Heights nursing home will be allowed to finish the installation of more than 1,400 solar panels on a hillside near Debs Park, officials with Councilman Ed Reyes said today.  The City Council ordered a temporary halt to the project in late September after residents complained about the safety and aesthetics of the solar array being built on a ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

Lummis Home,  Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr Power goes out for 175 DWP customers in Silver Lake. The Eastsider Pedestrian killed in Historic Filipinotown traffic accident. Daily News On the lookout for Eagle Rock sexual predators. Eagle Rock Patch The farm life in Silver Lake. L.A. Times Views of the Northeast L.A. Veterans Day Parade. The Eastsider Happening ... Read More »