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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On East L.A. pothole patrol

East L.A. pothole | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES –  Some are long, some are circular  and some are deep.  The scariest time to run into one – literally – is at night. Potholes and other road defects are a fact of daily life for drivers in any community, including unincorporated East ... Read More »

Dog owners warn of Elysian Park coyote attacks

Rhea Harding and her 100-pound Mastiff Boxer were in Elysian Park for an early morning walk when a coyote came up from behind them, biting her dog and leading him off the trail in a chase. She ran after her dog, named Diesel, whom she found ... Read More »

Morning Report: L.A. Times editorial weighs in on Figueroa bike lanes; Echo Park novel written from Cincinnati; catalytic converter caper

Birds On A Wire, Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes: An L.A. Times editorial comes out in support of bike lanes in the wake of Councilman Gil Cedillo’s decision to block installation of the lanes on Figueroa through Cypress Park and Highland Park. Former Echo Park resident and Chicken Corner blogger Jenny Burman ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights is the place for toys and tacos

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — With Little Free Libraries seeming to pop up all over the place, John King and Therese Garcia decided that their neighborhood could benefit from the same concept. But instead of  books,  the Lincoln Heights couple decided to focus on toys. So, after getting ... Read More »

Man wounded in Echo Park shooting [updated]

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One man was injured during the shooting that was reported at 8:18 a.m. near the Burger King on Glendale Boulevard. A joggger called police after he heard gunshots and then screaming, according to an LAPD spokesman. Read More »

Morning Report: Macbooks & iPhones popular with Silver Lake area thieves; East L.A. bank robber sentenced; Chihuahua-Yorkie mix lost in Cypress Park

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News & Notes: iThieves: The LAPD’s Northeast Division said more than a dozen MacBooks, iPads and iPhones were stolen in Silver Lake, Echo Park and nearby areas last week. Many of the items were stolen from unlocked vehicles or left in plain sight. The man who ... Read More »

“I Love To Feel Strong”

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My muscles were shaking. I didn’t know if I could do even one more squat. Finally, we reached the last repetition, but then came those dreaded words, “Hold it. Go lower. Now pulse.” Who knew a little five-pound medicine ball would make the workout that much tougher? Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. bank robber to be sentenced; Japanese-American nursing homes in Boyle Heights & Lincoln Heights sold; Echo Park’s Barbara Shire dies at age 100

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News & Notes: The man behind a 2012 East L.A. bank robbery in which his girlfriend, a bank employee, taped a  fake pipe bomb to her body, is scheduled to be sentenced today, reports City New Service/Daily News. Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year term for ex-Marine ... Read More »

Atwater Village shooting leaves two injured

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ATWATER VILLAGE —  A possible gang-related shooting tonight left two men wounded, with the suspects seen fleeing into the L.A. River bed, according to L.A. Now. The shooting was reported at about 6:35 p.m in the 2900 block of Ingledale Terrace. Police told L.A Now that ... Read More »

Morning Report: Boyle Heights vs East L.A.; more details on deadly El Sereno hold up; First Council District cleans up

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News & Notes: Is there a difference between Boyle Heights and East L.A.? CBS2 has more information on Friday’s hold up of the Meadow Maid Market in El Sereno  in which one of the suspected robbers was fatally shot by his partner. Both men are believed ... Read More »

Robbery suspect killed during El Sereno hold up

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EL SERENO — A man trying to rob an El Sereno liquor store this morning was shot and killed by his accomplice, according to ABC7. The two robbery suspects were engaged in a struggle with the owner of the store near Alhambra and Hollister avenues when ... Read More »

1,500 DWP customers without power in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE –   The Department of Water and Power estimates that about 1,500 customers are without power this afternoon, with full service not expected to be restored until 7 p.m., according to an LADWP spokeswoman.  One resident reports that many shops and homes near Silver Lake ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Pizza for a cause in Echo Park; Ales for ALS in Eagle Rock; and Elysian Valley gets nostalgic for books

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This past Wednesday, a group of students from the 826LA program tossed the dough around Mohawk Bend alongside the Echo Park eatery’s executive chef to create custom pizzas as part of the “Piece of the Pie” program. The kids then voted on their favorite creation which ... 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 three-bedroom Highland Park Tudor and a three-bedroom, Mid-Century with sprawling yard in El Sereno.  Always check to make sure the open house has not ... Read More »

Morning Report: Another Highland Park water main break; searching for Silver Lake water wasters; Echo Park gallery celebrates the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

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News & Notes: The second Highland Park water main break in two days  flooded streets near Avenue 54 near  Monte Vista, reports CBS2. The Daily News travels with a DWP  water cop looking for violators in Silver Lake. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have turned 30, ... Read More »

40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs apparently took a wrong turn in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — The Dodgers were scheduled to hand out 40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs at last Thursday’s game but the truck delivering the merchandise broke down, prompting the team to hand out vouchers redeemable for a mug at the stadium store, the L.A. Times reported. ... Read More »

Co-owner of Eagle Rock wine shop dies

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EAGLE ROCK — Jennifer Morgan, who along with her husband operated Colorado Wine Co.,  died this month after battling leukemia, according to a Facebook posting by the Women’s Twentieth Century Club.   Morgan, 44, and her husband, John Nugent, were also among the owners of Sunset ... Read More »

Morning Report: Water line break shuts down York; Boyle Heights cleans up; Figueroa bike lanes

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News & Notes: York Boulevard near Avenue 53 was shut down this morning in Highland Park after a water main break flooded the street, reports KTLA. Councilman Gil Cedillo’s decision to block bike lanes on Figueroa through Northeast L.A. is the most recent set back for ... Read More »

Let the burps begin

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Probably L.A.’s biggest root beer party will take place this Sunday, July 20 at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop for the Highland Park’s annual Summer Soda Tasting event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition (FoSMC). Read More »

Grab your Hula Hoop – It’s time to go dancing at Echo Park Lake

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ECHO PARK  – You can thank (or blame) DJ producer Henri for this music video of a man who can’t stop dancing.  “Joined by a posse of attractive Angelenos straight out of an American Apparel ad, the gentleman grooves and moves — and eventually hula hoops ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: A family tragedy haunts the past of an Angeleno Heights grocery

The former Smookler Market in Angeleno Heights | Marni Epstein

ANGELENO HEIGHTS —  Angeleno Heights has played host to a great many neighborhood markets over the years, including one connected to a tragic family incident. The neighborhood’s small stores have included Bob’s Market, which has  been in business since 1926 (although under a different name and ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake retail shake up in the works

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SILVER LAKE —  Stores are coming and going on a two-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue, with long-time tenants having moved or preparing to move while there is talk of a French retailer eyeing one of the spaces. Living Room owner Steve Melendrez said ... Read More »

Morning Report: LAPD seeking man gone missing in Angeleno Heights; CicLAvia to run between Echo Park and East L.A.; Glassell Park designers inspired by the outdoors

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News & Notes: The LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit is seeking information about 62-year-old Jesse Vasquez, who was last seen in the 800 block of Laveta Terrace in Angeleno Heights. Anyone with information about Vasquez’ whereabouts is asked to Call Detective L. Saiza at (213) 996-1800. Lake-to-Lake: ... Read More »

Home Search: First-timers set realistic expectations in Montecito Heights

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS - High up on a hill, a  two-bedroom Montecito Heights home welcomes would-be buyers with its panoramic views as well as the sight of a  dilapidated Victorian Mansion across the street.  Max, 32 and Miriam, 29, who are looking to purchase their first home, are ... Read More »

Morning Report: One injured in Boyle Heights Gold Line collision; City Attorney wants to shut down pot grower’s market; Silver Lake senior stays active

News & Notes: One person was hospitalized after a Gold Line train and car collided this morning in Boyle Heights near First and Mission streets, reports NBC LA. The City Attorney wants to shut down the new Boyle Heights  farmers’ market for pot growers, reports L.A. ... Read More »

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