Tuesday, September 2, 2014

News & Features

Is It High Quality Or Harsh? Echo Park weighs in on planned apartment building

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ECHO PARK  — Residents from Echo Park and Angeleno Heights got a peek last week at  renderings and plans for a 27-unit Sunset Boulevard apartment building that would be shaded with a metal skin, a design that met with a mixed reaction. The building designed and ... Read More »

Morning Report: Woman slashed and thrown out of car in East L.A.; Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs records in Echo Park

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News & Notes: A woman whose face had been slashed was  dumped out of a car in East L.A.  on Monday afternoon, reports ABC7. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is recording her first solo album in Echo Park, where she recently bought a home, ... Read More »

Echo Park road work reveals possible reminders of the Red Car

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ECHO PARK –   Some recent road work on Glendale Boulevard revealed some splintered railroad ties and rusty spikes and brackets that appear to be part of the former Red Car street car line that traveled down the same street. Scott Fajack of Echo Park snapped photos ... Read More »

Two motorcyclists shot on Boyle Heights freeway [updated]


BOYLE HEIGHTS - A pair of freeway shootings on the 60 Freeway in Boyle Heights early today left two motorcyclists wounded, with six gunshots striking one man on his back, reports CBS2. One of the motorcyclists said he was shot on the freeway near Lorena Street. Read More »

Morning Report: Judge blocks Boyle Heights pot growers market; Council District 4 candidates raise nearly $900k in contributions


News & Notes: A Boyle Heights pot growers market has been slapped with a preliminary injunction by a judge for violating the voter initiative that limits the number of marijuana dispensaries, reports CBS2. The 13 candidates running to replace Tom LaBonge as 4th District councilmember have raised nearly $900,000 in contributions. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock’s Little Beast marks one year anniversary; Atwater market crowd-sources owner’s cancer fund; & Mt. Washington Marketplace readies debut


Eagle Rock’s Little Beast is proving to be the little restaurant that could. Eater LA  chronicles chef and owner Sean Lowenthal’s steady climb to success as his family-friendly establishment marks its first anniversary. Its trademark patio doesn’t hurt the restaurant’s cause either, as it’s an ideal ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

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This Labor Day weekend offers up the perfect opportunity to use your extra day off to take a look at that house you’ve been eyeing. Properties this weekend include a prime three-bedroom townhouse in Monterey Hills, and a recently remodeled cozy, two-bedroom bungalow in Highland Park. Always check to ... Read More »

Morning Report: Saturday morning at Glassell Park’s “art farm”; $7.5 million Silver Lake home in escrow after 19 days; Highland Park’s brand of gentrification

What is the L.A. Seminary for Civic and Embodied Arts? L.A. Weekly pays a visit to the Glassell Park “art farm.” @TakeSunset  points out that John Lautner’s Silvertop home in Silver Lake has gone into escrow 19 days after being put on the market for $7.5 million.  ... Read More »

Hillside House With Mountain Views Open On Sunday


Would you like to buy a house that is completely isolated, located at the end of a cul de sac on a street that has a total of six houses? The elevated hillside location of this home at 1903 Rosebud Avenue provides urban access, privacy and ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Sculpture and film in Silver Lake; L.A. River boat race; Echo Park classical concert; The Mormon’s Sweet Sixteen show; & talking about pet health


The La Cage aux Folles installation (pictured) at Materials & Applications will be removed in a few days but you can still experience the tubular sculpture and also enjoy an outdoor film screening at the Silver Lake art space. Read More »

Makeover brewing for Highland Park’s “depressing” Starbucks

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HIGHLAND PARK — Stung by criticism about the design of its new York Boulevard store, Starbucks officials have pledged to remodel the shop that has been derided as “the most depressing Starbucks in America.” Highland Park architect Catherine Garrison, who was highly critical of the new ... Read More »

Officials launch sweep of Arroyo Seco homeless camps

A homeless encampment being cleaned up near Bridewell.  | Martha Benedict

A multi-agency task force this week launched a clean up of  the homeless encampments that have mushroomed along the Arroyo Seco and the  110 Freeway in Hermon and Montecito Heights, where some of the  make-shift homes had second bedrooms and were equipped with TVs and computers ... Read More »

Morning Report: Photos of a Silver Lake intersection circa 1928; new diabetes prevention program launched in Boyle Heights

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News & Notes: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog founds some historic  Silver Lake photos of the long-gone railroad bridge that once rose above Fletcher and Riverside drives. A new diabetes prevention program is now being offered at the former General Hospital in Boyle Heights. Got ... Read More »

Spanish Pool Home With 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths Open Saturday


Built in 1932 in the residential section west of Eagle Rock Boulevard, 4353 York boasts a roomy 1,596 square feet of living space on a 6,456 square foot lot. The beamed ceilings, original built-ins, tile roof and arches give it architectural charm and strong curb appeal. Enjoy relaxing times by the pool (a rarity for the area) adjacent to a large covered patio also accessible from the master bedroom. Read More »

Eastside Property: Echo Park architects seeking roommates

ECHO PARK – After leasing a Sunset Boulevard storefront for their new office, architects Louis Molina and Laurent Turin  decided they had enough room to share with other designers.  After spending the summer cleaning up the space,  the architects are leasing  individual desks in their office ... Read More »

Silver Lake surveillance video shows why you should lock those car doors


SILVER LAKE -- Police frequently mention that many thieves don't have to break into cars - they simply open unlocked doors. A surveillance video posted on the LAPD Rampart Division Facebook page shows two persons trying to find an unlocked vehicle door on Descanso Drive. Police call it "door checking." Read More »

Morning Report: Valley shooter might be connected to Atwater incident; 200-room hotel planned for Boyle Heights hospital campus; Silver Lake Spanish-Colonial gets a makeover

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News & Notes: Last week’s shooting of a female motorist on the 5 Freeway in Atwater Village could be connected to the recent shootings in the Valley and West Hollywood, reports the L.A. Weekly. A developer is expected to be named soon to build a 200-room ... Read More »

Conan O’Brien Skeptical But Historic Boat Race Set For Labor Day Weekend In Elysian Valley


As many as a hundred racers in kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards will gather Labor Day weekend in the Elysian Valley for the first-ever L.A. River Boat Race. Read More »

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

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ECHO PARK – It was two years ago this month that Oscar and Jennifer Carpinteyro found themselves cleaning up their vintage stereo shop after a water main  break steps from their front door flooded the Alvarado Street store. Today, the couple were once again scraping out ... Read More »

Five-story building planned for Lincoln Heights


LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- A trip down North Broadway through Lincoln Heights' main street finds that most shops and businesses are housed in one and two story buildings. But now there's a proposal to build what would rank as North Broadway's tallest building, a five-story medical office and retail building near Lincoln High School, according to a summary provided by the city Planning Department. Read More »

Morning Report: City close to buying former rail yard for riverside parkland; Boyle Heights gallery showcases cats; Silver Lake Dog Park sign design contest

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News & Notes: The city is close to buying a former rail yard on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park for use as parkland, reports StreetsBlog.  The City Council last year voted in favor of negotiating to purchase a portion of the former Taylor ... Read More »

Water main break floods Echo Park businesses [Updated]


ECHO PARK -- The early morning rupture of an 8-inch water main near Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard flooded a handful of shops and will leave some businesses and residences without water until this afternoon, reports KTLA. Read More »

Atwater at odds with neighbors over proposed road diet for Glendale-Hyperion bridge

ATWATER VILLAGE –  A proposal to reduce the number of traffic lanes on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge has met with different reactions from neighborhoods on opposite sides of the L.A. River span.  While the neighborhood councils of Silver Lake and Los Feliz have voted in favor of  ... Read More »

Morning Report: Eagle Rock man claims conman took took ownership of his home; Boyle Heights stabbing; new East L.A. charter school opens


News & Notes: A 62-year-old unemployed Eagle Rock man could become homeless after he was tricked into transferring ownership of his home, reports the L.A. Times. A 19-year-old suspect is in custody after stabbing man in a Boyle Heights parking lot during a dispute, reports City ... Read More »

Classic 4-Unit Apartment Building In The Heart of Atwater Village Open Tuesday

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Amazing opportunity in the heart of Atwater Village! 1939 Character 4-unit building situated on a corner lot, consisting of two, large 2+1 units in the main building and a carriage house consisting of two 1+1 units above the four parking stalls (one per unit). Read More »

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