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The Highland Park Bowl is ready to roll once again after a $2 million renovation

HIGHLAND PARK – The Highland Park Bowl is gearing up for prime-time, reports Eater LA.  After a lengthy and extensive restoration, the 1927 bowling alley opened this past week to reveal the architectural details – and hundreds of bottles of old booze – that were hidden from view and long-forgotten for decades. The renovation comes courtesy of the The 1933 Group, ... Read More »

Celebration turns to concern over Flat Top open space

Neighborhood activists were victorious in 2014 when they blocked a real estate development on a hill named Flat Top,  preserving the hilltop between Montecito Heights and Lincoln Heights as open space. Within a few months, however,  complaints started cropping up that Northeast Trees, the environmental group that purchased the property, was failing to deal with vandalism and maintenance problems. Northeast Trees, ... Read More »

Debs Park native plant nursery gets growing without El Niño rains

MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- Plenty of gardeners in Northeast Los Angeles are wondering when – if ever – the El Niño rains will appear. “We were hoping that the rains would do our watering for us this winter,” says Justin Yee, National Park Service restoration technician and nursery manager at Los Nogales Nursery, which is located on the grounds of the Audubon Center at Debs Park. “It’s been so unusually dry and hot here; maybe next month it will unload on us. We hope.” Read More »

February blows in with more strong winds [updated]

The winds blowing across the Eastside this morning don’t appear as strong as Sunday’s gusts but they are still causing some problems, including knocking down more trees and blowing palm fronts and other debris across streets and sidewalks. Firefighters who battled a large blaze in Glassell Park this morning were challenged by 25 mph wind gusts, according to the L.A. ... Read More »

Possible changes to small-lot developments; overdue book amnesty

MORNING REPORT: The Planning Department will hold public hearings over possible changes to small-lot development laws that allow developers to construct single-family homes on lots as small as 600 square-feet .... The Los Angeles Public Library will allow patrons to return overdue books and other materials without penalty during a two-week amnesty in February .... Today's Silver Lake Weather: Warmer, with a high of 77 and a low of 51 Read More »

One dead in Historic Filipinotown shooting; hot real estate in City Terrace & Lincoln Heights

MORNING REPORT: A man in his 20s was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon near Beverly Boulevard and Benton Way in the Historic Filipinotown area .... A survey of Los Angeles' hottest Zip Codes when it came to real estate price appreciation last year included the 90063 Zip Code, which includes City Terrace, and the 90031 Zip Code, which includes Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights .... Today's Lincoln Heights Weather: 20% chance of rain, with a high of 65 and a low of 51 Read More »

Water is in short supply at Debs Park pond

One of the rewards for hiking up to one of the highest points in Debs Park is a hilltop pond surrounded by trees and views of the city and mountains. But in recent weeks park visitors have been surprised to discover that the water level in the pond has dropped dramatically. Now, the city is trying to fix a broken ... Read More »

91-year-old man goes missing in Highland Park; Lincoln Heights stabbing

MORNING REPORT: Police captured a Lincoln Heights man after he allegedly stabbed a process server in the 1700 block of Albion Street and then fled the scene .... Authorities launched a search for a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer's who was last seen in the 5500 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park ... Metro will close the Little Tokyo Gold Line station through March and transport passengers on shuttle buses between the Pico-Aliso and Union stations ... Read More »

December dusk

MONTECITO HEIGHTS — Martha Benedict took the photo above as the setting sun turned the clouds shades of orange and crimson at the end of what she noted was the second shortest day of the year. Read More »

Highland Park stabbing victim identified; Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree vandalized; $137 million makeover for Roosevelt High

MORNING REPORT: The man who was fatally stabbed in Highland Park early Wednesday morning has been identified as 24-year-old Bryan Wilfredo Najarro .... A colorful parking meter that serves as a donation box for Silver Lake's Chandelier Tree was vandalized, with the thieves picking the lock and stealing the device used to receive credit card contributions .... A new auditorium, gymnasium, lunch shelter and classrooms will be built at Roosevelt Senior High under a $137 million project approved by the Los Angeles Unified School Board Read More »

The challenges facing Lincoln Heights Olympic Village; Atwater girls get cooking with new kitchen

MORNING REPORT: The on going transformation of an industrial property in Lincoln Heights into a new park shows the challenges and costs that may face a proposal to turn a nearby rail yard into the home for 17,000 athletes and staff if the city hosts the 2024 Olympics .... Taking The Reins, an Atwater nonprofit that works with at-risk girls, has opened a new kitchen after receiving at $23,000 grant and the assistance of its landlord Read More »