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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.

Amgen bike race takes some Highland Park car owners by surprise

HIGHLAND PARK -- Jane Parshall had never heard of the Amgen Tour of California, the nation's largest bike race, until it was too late. On Sunday morning, Parshall discovered that her Volvo station wagon had been impounded because it had been parked on Piedmont Avenue, part of the route the elite cyclists took as they raced through on their way to the finish line in Pasadena. When Parshall went to claim her Volvo, she ran into many other Northeast L.A. residents whose vehicles had also been impounded for being left on the route.

For Sale: Garvanza Blu…

918 N Avenue 64 | $665,000 | Property Website There is a movement underway to simplify: home-spun, substance over flash. Lucky you, this home has ... Read More »