Sunday, April 19, 2015

Councilman Huizar campaign contributors face money-laundering fines; attempted rape outside Boyle Heights bar

Echo Park | Parallelbotany/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a woman after she left a Boyle Heights bar ... The owner of a Boyle Heights doughnut shop and a developer could have to pay a total of $90,000 in fines after hiding the sources of contributions to Councilman Jose Huizar’s election campaign ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

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NELA Union Modern Homes in Glassell Park is Sold Out


Tracy Do Real Estate is pleased to announce that all residences at NELA Union have been sold. From the day we opened our sales office 11 months ago, this community of beautifully designed, carefully crafted homes by Warmington Residential has been greeted with enthusiasm which translated into high demand and rapid sales.

Silver Lake whitewash


SILVER LAKE -- The long-vacant Sunset Pacific Motel — aka Bates Motel – went from eyesore to international art project this week after being coated with a whitewash. Not only was the exterior of the motel coated with limewash, so was the property’s chain link fence and barbed wire as well as neighboring palm trees and a billboard.

Get ready for summer! The Rental Girl is giving away 100 Beach Towels!


Head to the beach in fashion this summer with a beach towel from The Rental Girl! To celebrate 10 years of business, we’re giving away 100 gifts every 100 days in 2015. We’re starting our next round of giveaways this coming Monday, April 20th. For a chance to win, ‘Like’ The Rental Girl on Facebook or share our Facebook giveaway page.

Music & art space headed to Elysian Valley

Jean-Francois Soubiran (left) & Jesse Peterson opening Elysian Valley performance space with Mia Todd

ELYSIAN VALLEY — As a teenager, singer and songwriter Mia Todd used to practice at her father’s art studio in Elysian Valley near the L.A. River. Now, Todd is returning to the neighborhood to open a performance space and cafe with her husband and a partner involved in a former New York music and art venue known as Zebulon.

Crime increase worries Oxy students; art teacher creates a mosaic “love letter” to Echo Park

Garvanza | Andriana Baker/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: An increase in city-wide crime and an assault on campus have some students at Occidental College worried about safety at the Eagle Rock school ... Artist and teacher Katrina Alexy took an “art-ternity” leave from her job to create a nearly 40-foot-long mosaic mural that she calls a “love letter to Echo Park” ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

Boyle Heights’ El Tepeyac challenges New York newcomer; Highland Park Craftsman restored to serve families

El Sereno | Adam Pantozzi/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Fans of El Tepeyac in Boyle Heights say a New York restaurant has improperly copied many of the features – including menu descriptions – of the original Mexican restaurant ... A 110-year-old Craftsman bungalow in Highland Park has been restored to serve as a family resource center ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

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