Have you tried reaching out to a Trulia pro yet? I would recommend picking an agent from our list of experts in the area:
http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Los_Ang ... more
As far as renting a room vs an apartment is probably a matter of ... more
Is sounds like you are referring to a specific house. From the description such a house would rent for $6000 plus a month.
adjacent lot (buildable lot) Lots 37 & 38 ... more