This Week's Top Stories: True fact: A Raphael Soriano designed home in Silver Lake built for $5,000 is now on the market for $1.249 million. Two under construction La Brea Boulevard mixed-use projects in WeHo have totally classy literature-related names. After all the hub-bub, Santa Monica's 377-unit East Village project may have finally passed the City Council gauntlet and can now go forward. LA's Planning Department is working on some zoning improvements around the City's Metro stations to increase density and make them more pedestrian friendly. Stevie Wonder's former home in Los Feliz has been redone by its new owners who have decided to drop it on the market for $8.2 million. Mapping LA's commute times by neighborhood tells us that we live in a green and red tartan pattern of gridlock.