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For Sale: Cypress Park Craftsman

533 Isabel Street | $677,000 | Property Website This beautifully renovated craftsman home in the hills of Cypress Park/Mt. Washington, boasts spectacular city views and triple terraced backyard. Located in one of LA’s fastest appreciating neighborhoods, centrally located between Echo Park, Silver Lake, Eagle Rock and DTLA. This 2 bedroom and 1 and a half bathroom home is great for ... Read More »

Search is on for armed robbery suspect in Cypress Park [updated]

CYPRESS PARK — Residents are being advised to stay inside as police search for an armed robbery suspect. The LAPD has sealed off the area near Cypress and Thorpe avenues as they conduct a search. Two of the three suspects have been apprehended, the department said on Twitter shortly before 10 am. But the search continues for the third. UPDATE: ... Read More »

The first steps are being taken to make Avenue 26 more pedestrian friendly

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Los Angeles, as many walkers will tell you, is not the most pedestrian-friendly city. The streets near Cypress Park-Lincoln Heights Gold Line station is a typical representation of the problems pedestrians face: narrow sidewalks, speeding cars, freeway on/off ramps and poor lighting. Some improvements, however, are in the works. Read More »

Lasagna Cupcakes now starring in former Cypress Park movie house

CYPRESS PARK — The people behind the Heirloom LA, the catering company known for its Lasagna Cupcakes, have opened a new restaurant, Yolk & Flour, in the former Fox Arroyo Theatre on Figueroa. But neighborhood foodies will have to plan their visits carefully — York & Flour is open only on Fridays for now as a popup restaurant. Heirloom posted ... Read More »

Lost in Cypress Park: Young pit bull female

Young blue nose female pit friendly Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Found in Cypress Park: Friendly grey young female pit bull

Young very friendly and affectionate grey pit bull found near Isabel and future in NELA. Hungry but generally well cared for and appears to be a pet. Walks well on a leash and friendly with other dogs. Needs foster ASAP. Contact: 971-646-0193 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Drivers weigh in after taking the Riverside Roundabout for a spin

CYPRESS PARK — It’s been about two months since the Riverside Roundabout — the city’s first major traffic circle — was officially dedicated.  How are motorists dealing with driving around in circles?  It seems to be going well, say traffic engineers. But drivers still need to slow down, and city officials are taking steps to make sure things go smoothly ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are homes selling for in Cypress Park?

During the last three months, the average sales price of all homes sold in Cypress Park was $402,125, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 2.75 bedrooms, 1.25 baths and 1,265-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 47.6 days on the market before it was sold. Want more numbers? Here you go: Most Expensive Home Sold:  2-bedroom, ... Read More »

You have never driven around a roundabout? The Canadians have some advice

CYPRESS PARK —  The city’s first major roundabout or traffic circle is near completion near the junction of Figueroa Street, San Fernando Road and Riverside Drive. The idea behind the 100-foot roundabout is to improve traffic flow and safety without the use of traffic signals , according to engineers. But since big roundabouts are new to most L.A. drivers,  the ... Read More »

The new year gets off to a deadly start in Cypress Park

CYPRESS PARK — Police are searching for three suspects involved in the fatal stabbing of a man during a fight early this morning in what may have been the city’s first homicide of the year. Christian Nino, 22, died after being stabbed once during the altercation that was reported shortly after 2 am in the 2600 block of Jefferies Avenue, ... Read More »

Roundabout artwork will reflect the faces of Cypress Park

CYPRESS PARK — Drivers circling the still-under-construction roundabout near the Home Depot have noticed the arrival of giant crates and egg-shaped forms rising from the center of the dirt-filled traffic circle. What’s going on? Prepare yourself for the city’s newest  public artwork. The Riverside Roundabout artwork will consist of nine stone sculptures, ranging from 8- to 12-feet in height,  said a posting on ... Read More »