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Highland Park’s most famous garage gets a presidential visit

HIGHLAND PARK - Secret Service agents in the driveway. A sniper on the neighbor's roof. The President of the United States in the garage. Comedian and podcast host Marc Maron provided some details about his interview with President Obama, who showed up last Friday at Maron's garage studio in Highland Park.

WTF? Obama to pass through Eagle Rock and Highland Park for Marc Maron interview

Looks like President Obama will be swinging through parts of Eagle Rock and Highland Park on Friday as part of a two-day visit to Los Angeles that begins this afternoon. In between fundraisers and other appearances, the President is scheduled to be interviewed for an hour in the Highland Park home studio of comedian Marc Maron for his WTF With Marc Maron podcast, according A.V. Club.

Who is responsible for the gentrification of Eagle Rock & Highland Park?

Is it the house flipper who sells the restored bungalow to a white couple? Or is the owner of the new cafe serving avocado toast responsible? It's neither. According to an Occidental College professor, you can credit (or blame) the past efforts of neighborhood activists and artists for turning into Eagle Rock and Highland Park into poster child examples of "stage model of gentrification."

A Charming Cottage in Highland Park

This Country English style residence sits on a sloped, sunny street and has a welcoming front patio. Formal living and dining rooms are highlighted by light hardwood flooring, original built-ins and coved ceilings. From the windows find lovely views of the surrounding hillsides. The bright kitchen has butcher-block countertops, lots of cabinet space and a pantry. Bedrooms are well-proportioned and feature the second and third bedrooms in tandem, presenting an ideal setup as an office or dressing room.

York Boulevard: Land of boutiques and body shops

HIGHLAND PARK -- York Boulevard in recent years has become the neighborhood hot spot for cafes, bars, art galleries and boutiques. But for many people, York Boulevard remains the place to go to get your car fixed at places with names like Bernie’s, Herbie’s, Sam’s and Ray’s. In fact, auto repair is one of York Boulevard’s biggest businesses, with more than two dozen shops in operation.