ECHO PARK -- A gaggle of goslings took a morning stroll at Echo Park Lake today under the watchful eye of adult geese.
For lovers of old homes, the flipper is often a foe when it comes to preserving a building's historic charm and character. In addition to ripping out original built-in cabinets and tile, one of the most common old house features to wind up in the dumpster is molding - the decorative wood or plaster trim found around doorways and at the top and bottom of walls. Now, urban homesteader and Root Simple blogger Erik Knutzen of Silver Lake wants flippers to think twice before they rip out that molding.
EAGLE ROCK -- Except for a small green metal street sign, there’s little indication that Occidental College is only a short walk away from York Boulevard. But that’s about the change after the liberal arts college purchased a York Boulevard commercial building with plans to create a more visible gateway on York and also attract more shops and cafes further west along the street.
The City Council is in the final stages of reviewing a $50,000 reward to four witnesses who provided crucial information in connection with the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium during the 2011 season opener.
MORNING REPORT: A former Boyle Heights classroom has been turned into a homeless shelter for older women, including an 80-year-old ... The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacant board seat representing Elysian Heights ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
HIGHLAND PARK – Police are advising residents to avoid the area near Avenue 50 and the Arroyo Seco Parkway as they investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that took place at about 1 p.m. Police are asking CHP to see if they ... Read More »
ECHO PARK -- From Venice to Downtown L.A., architects Rebecca Rudolph and Catherine Johnson have created some memorable and award winning restaurants spaces. Now, their firm, called Design, Bitches, is working to turn a former Sunset Boulevard Shoe Warehouse store into a bar-cade, a combination bar, restaurant and vintage video arcade.
ELYSIAN VALLEY -- The blue-and-white "Share The Path" signs along the L.A. River path are intended for cyclists and pedestrians - not motorists. But on Saturday night, Elysian Valley residents reported seeing a black, late-model Honda traveling on the narrow pathway, according to the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch..
ECHO PARK -- This year’s Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Monday, April 6, is going to be a game changer for many Dodger fans and local residents alike.
MORNING REPORT: Two teenage males, a 14-year-old and 18-year-old, were wounded after they were shot Sunday night while "challenging" people in the Cal State L.A. parking lots ... A labor union and rival business owners were involved in helping block city approval of a new Highland Park car wash .... Bob Baker Marionette Theater plays a part in upcoming NCIS: Los Angeles episode
SILVER LAKE — This colorful visitor flew into Sandy Driscoll’s backyard for a Sunday morning bird bath. Driscoll used Cornell University’s free Merlin Bird ID app to identify the visitor as a male hooded oriole.
The aftermath of a death in East L.A.; Lincoln Heights cultural center picks up “Glee” seats; city offices closed Monday for Cesar Chavez holiday
MORNING REPORT: The friend of a 62-year-old man who was fatally struck by a car in an East L.A. park has struggled to reach the victim’s family members and arrange for his burial in Mexico ... More than 450 auditorium seats used in the set for the Fox TV show “Glee” have been donated to Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights after the show went off the air, according to a Council District 1 newsletter ... City offices will be closed on Monday, March 30 for the Cesar Chavez holiday.
A corner lot compound near the Silver Lake Reservoir. This hillside property is a rare find in an ideal location, offering privacy, views and a large flat yard. From the front gate enter a tranquil garden, a lovely setting that catches plenty of sunshine and a quiet breeze.
This weekend's events include a Spring Fling mini music festival in Echo Park, a literary tour featuring cycling and feminism and a Sunday night of flamenco in Silver Lake.
A recently built Silver Lake townhouse going for nearly a million dollars and an Echo Park fixer-upper on a stairway-street are among this weekend's open house choices.
MORNING REPORT: A 20-year-old former Roosevelt High football player was found dead in what may have been a suicide ... More than 60 companies are expected to participate in the 20th Annual Community Job Fair at Dodger Stadium ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories
SILVER LAKE -- A 25-year-old man with second and third degree burns was in serious but stable condition this morning after a fire broke out at a Micheltorena Street duplex, according to the L.A. Fire Department.
- ECHO PARK — Congregants of Echo Park United Methodist Church know that long-time church member 81-year-old Walter Elmer is the man to turn to for maintenance and repair. In 2010, he stood four stories atop the church’s dome to repaint it gold, and, as the chairman of the board of trustees, Elmer has solved numerous projects large and small with his team of handymen. Read More »