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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Police warn Echo Park and Silver Lake Honda Element owners about catalytic converter thieves

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Earlier this month The Eastsider reported on Silver Lake motorists whose vehicles had been the targets of catalytic converter thieves. Those thefts have continued in Silver Lake as well as Echo Park, with the LAPD Rampart Division this week issuing a warning to the owners of ... Read More »

Morning Report: Water line breaks in Eagle Rock; Echo Park cafe calls it quits; affordable housing developer agrees to $7.5 million settlement

News & Notes: Another One: Traffic was diverted on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock after a 42-inch water main burst early this morning near Loleta Avenue, reports CBS2. An affordable housing developer with projects in Echo Park,  Historic Filipinotown and Lincoln Heights agreed to pay the ... Read More »

Pickup smashes into Echo Park building

ECHO PARK — A purple pickup truck slammed into the side of a Sunset Boulevard storefront this afternoon, coming to a stop between the building and a lamppost. It’s not clear why the truck ended up on the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue  but ... Read More »

Breaking up the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge

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Workers have begun dismantling the steel and concrete Figueroa-Riverside bridge a few weeks after a grassroots campaign to save and reuse the L.A. River span failed to change the minds of city officials. Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake salon offers a modern take on the classic barbershop

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SILVER LAKE — After seeing more male customers walk through their doors, Howie Goldklang and Carly Flynn of Silver Lake’s The Establishment salon have opened a new shop specializing in men’s haircuts. Southpaw on Hyperion Avenue opened this month in the former of the Videoactive video ... Read More »

West Hollywood recording studio makes a move to Atwater Village

ATWATER VILLAGE — For nearly 20 years, Swing House Studio has seen numerous high profile artists and bands – ranging from Aerosmith to Coldplay and Shakira to Bruno Mars – record or rehearse at its West Hollywood facility.  But come this September, Swing House is relocating ... Read More »

Morning Report: Bowling to return to Mr. T’s Bowl in Highland Park; green Tudor for sale in Atwater Village

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News & Notes: The owners of Big Foot Lodge in Atwater Village and Thirsty Crow in Silver Lake will be taking over  Mr. T’s Bowl in Highland Park, reports L.A. Weekly.  1933 Group, which also owns La Cuevita in Highland Park, plans to reopen Mr. T’s ... Read More »

Dramatic Montecito Heights Geodesic Dome Open Sunday 2pm-5pm

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The dramatic interplay of light and shadow, the imaginative use of space, some of the most spectacular views in Los Angeles, and incredible privacy are among the pleasures that await in this unique Montecito Heights home. Resting at the end of a long, sweeping driveway, and at the edge of popular Debs Park, it offers nearly unlimited opportunity and versatility for a creative owner. Read More »

Echo Park woman warns neighbors of mail theft

ECHO PARK — A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Lemoyne Street said there have been several recent instances of mail theft and some other crimes that neighbors should be aware about: In the last week a bicycle was stolen from my backyard and ... Read More »

Morning Report: Violent crime surges across Northeast Division; Glendale dump expansion on the agenda; Highland Park club focuses on the “shooting sports”

News & Notes: The neighborhoods covered by the LAPD’s Northeast Division, which stretches from East Hollywood to Eagle Rock, have seen violent crime rise far above the citywide average this year, according to the L.A. Weekly. From Jan. 1 to July 19, reports of violent crime ... Read More »

One dead in fatal traffic collision near Dodger Stadium

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One person was killed this morning in a solo vehicle crash and fire on the northbound 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway near the Stadium Way exit, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was found inside the vehicle. Flames from the crash, reported shortly after ... Read More »

From “Hangry” to Healthy

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After working out at AAY! for about six months I felt that I was making progress, but I also knew there was room for improvement. I noticed that other members who were participating in the Nutrition Program were more fit, energetic & dedicated to consistent workouts. Read More »

Eastside Property: What does $1 million buy in Silver Lake?

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SILVER LAKE — Silver Lake has been the lips of every trend-setter and real estate speculator for a while now. Its main streets are already littered with restaurants and boutiques, and soon enough, it may even welcome its first boutique hotel  and a Whole Foods. All ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park restaurant and bar scene prepares for new players and expansion

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ECHO PARK –   It’s been a challenge this year to  keep up with the comings and goings at the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars, and more changes are in the works,  with new owners emerging for the shuttered Allumette, an expansion planned for Lot 1 Cafe and ... Read More »

Morning Report: Silver Lake couple share their L.A. discoveries via an app; Starbucks now brewing in Boyle Heights

News & Notes: Don’t know L.A.? A Silver Lake couple has created an app to help explore the city, reports the L.A. Times. More Starbucks: Boyle Heights’ first, free-standing Starbucks has opened at Olympic and Soto, reports Boyle Heights Beat. Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! ... Read More »

Morning Report: Body found in L.A. River; 5 Freeway shut down in East L.A.; Highland Park’s first Starbucks opens

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News & Notes: The body of a man was recovered from the L.A. River in Elysian Valley on Thursday morning, reports the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch and EagleRock311.  An email newsletter from the EVNW said the 21-year-old lived in Elysian Valley but the cause of death ... Read More »

Stylish Updated Craftsman Home in Eagle Rock Open Sunday 2pm-5pm

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Rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market. Located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation, this home is updated to the tastes of today’s discerning buyer’s expectations of design and convenience. This Eagle Rock gem has the amenities and style that the modern urbanite is looking for in a classic Craftsman package. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Atwater libations that will ‘bowl’ you over; Boyle Heights taco shop testing breakfast; and Gold at Los Feliz bookstore

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ATWATER VILLAGE – Neighborhood fixture Tam O’Shanter is shaking up summer. With a bet that hot L.A. summer days equals thirsty customers, the venerable joint is now offering punch bowls with their Sunday brunch, notes NBC Los Angeles. An entire bowl of Sangria or Le Fleurs ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

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The weekend is once again upon us, bringing with it a variety of open houses from which to choose. Properties include a Mt. Washington, three-bedroom geodesic dome with sweeping views, and a quaint two-bedroom Echo Park cottage. Always check to make sure the open house has not ... Read More »

Morning Report: Man arrested for assaulting Echo Park firefighter; $25,000 needed to restore Highland Park mural; more details on fatal East L.A. stabbing

News & Notes: A man was arrested for assaulting a firefighter Wednesday night as he was directing traffic outside the Echo Park firehouse on Sunset Boulevard, reports City News Service/Daily News. The firefighter was not injured during the incident. Two artists are seeking to raise $25,000 ... Read More »

Beautifully Remodeled Spanish Style Home in Highland Park Open Sunday 1pm-4pm

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A modern take on a Highland Park classic. Old World charm and tasteful updates intersect beautifully in this Spanish-style home  that was built in 1922 on a choice corner lot. The main living space features high ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed woodwork highlighted by ... Read More »

Vehicle flips out on Figueroa

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HIGHLAND PARK — One person suffered superficial wounds to the hands and face from broken glass after a vehicle flipped over  on its side this afternoon in 5500 block of Figueroa Street.  An officer assigned to the case was still at the scene late this afternoon ... Read More »

Police investigating Debs Park assault

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Police are investigating the assault of a Highland Park woman as she walked through Debs Park early Sunday morning. The victim, a 38-year-old hairdresser , said she was grabbed, punched and forced to the ground by a man holding a knife during the assault that took ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Will Blue Bottle win over Echo Park coffee drinkers?

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ECHO PARK — If you thought there were enough places in Echo Park to sip a coffee or a latte, you will soon be proven wrong.  The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, the artisinal coffee maker out of Oakland, told Eater L.A. earlier this year that ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. bank avoids closure; Man fatally stabbed in East L.A.; Murder charges filed in El Sereno robbery; Boyle Heights celebrates new skate park; Dr. Paul Fleiss memorial

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News & Notes: A group of banks has come to the rescue of California’s oldest Latino bank, Pan American Bank of East Los Angeles, reports the L.A. Times.  A group of community banks have agreed to invest more than $6 million to keep Pan American, which ... Read More »

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