The House on Kittridge and Other Matters


Last night, one of our periodic public safety meetings was held at the Columbus Avenue School. For once, the walking prostitute was not Topic A. Instead, a sitting house represented the newest threat.   Seems 14926 Kittridge, a pleasant and recently remodeled single-family home, west of Kester, was sold to a group (The Village¬†Family Services)…

Casing the Hood…


What if you were at home around Noon and there was a loud pounding on your front door? You went to answer it and a young Latino said, "Oh, hey. I was just looking for Byron". When you told him there was no Byron at this address, he said, "OK thanks!" And if you went…

Four Buildings in Van Nuys.


One can find almost any type of architecture in old Van Nuys. 14833 Sylvan is a two-story apartment, built in 1963, when casual and open was the style. The modernist slathering of stone on the facade gives the building a pleasing freshness and frankness. It still seems neat and clean and well-maintained though I have…

People With Money: Buying Cheap Property.


Written by David Munz (dmunz@costar.com) December 16, 2009 Inland Sells 99 Condos in Van Nuys Sonterra Units Sell for $6.2 Million Inland Real Estate Corp. sold 99 condominium units at 15425 Sherman Way, within a project known as Sonterra to Gidi Cohen for $6.15 million, or $62,121 per unit. This was an REO sale. The…