Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Recent News, Features, etc.

Speed humps in the news

Budget cuts in 2009 prompted the city to bring a halt to what it called The Los Angeles Speed Hump Program, which paid for those those asphalt humps and bumps used to slow down traffic, primarily on residential streets. But Councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents Los ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Silver Lake office building site for sale

SILVER LAKE — There have not been many new commercial structures built on the north end of Silver Lake in recent years- unless you count the car wash at Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive.  Work did begin last year on a  three-story office building at the ... Read More »

News & Notes: Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Echo Park


Boyle Heights residents give Gold Line mixed reviews on the 5th anniversary of the Eastside Extension. Views from a $6,500 penthouse at The Elysian. Eagle Rock High principal temporarily removed during administrative review; school district not saying why. Read More »

Eastside Property: What does a million-dollar Highland Park house look like? Come take a peek

HIGHLAND PARK –  One of the first members of Highland Park’s million-dollar home club is this three-bedroom, two-bath home  that officially changed hands last week for $1 million, according to Redfin.   Located on the northern edge of Highland Park near Eagle Rock, the home on Coringa ... Read More »

Development and demolition putting the squeeze on Echo Park renters

Sunset Boulevard bungalow court in Echo Park that has been sold to developer 4-13-2014 7-16-24 PM

ECHO PARK — The bungalow that Melina Vasquez rents is hard to spot from the street, with large trees obscuring her small home and nine others perched on a steep hillside that rises above the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard.  But an investor had no trouble ... Read More »

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News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock And East L.A.


Eagle Rock student involved in Orland bus crash recovering from burns and broken collar bone. Suspect who shot at deputies arrested after East L.A. standoff. The L.A. Times’ take on the Boyle Heights’ photo booth portraits. The Eastsider welcomes AAY! Fitness & Nutrition as an advertising ... Read More »

Neighborhood council elections bring in new leaders*

A slate of candidates that included supporters of AirBnb rentals emerged victorious in Silver Lake while a tenant rights’ activist will serve as the new president of the Echo Park neighborhood council, according to preliminary results from Saturday’s elections (there are also links below to all ... Read More »

Saturday night fire breaks out in Mt. Washington home


MT. WASHINGTON — More than 90 firefighters put out a blaze that broke out Saturday night in the second floor of a hillside home in the 800 block of Ganymede Drive, according to @LAFD. No one was injured and the fire, which was reported at about ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Northeast L.A. gallery hopping; Indian electronica & Forró


This weekend’s agenda includes art and people watching across Northeast L.A. during Second Saturday Gallery Night; a classical Indian fusion and electronic concert in El Sereno; and a Forró dance party in Echo Park. What’s Forrró?  Go to Eastside Events to find out. Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, East L.A. & El Sereno


Students from Alliance Media Arts & Entertainment High and Wilson High were involved in Orland bus crash. Boyle Heights student injured in Orland bus crash. City investigation finds no evidence to support sexual harassment claim against Councilman Jose Huizar; City Council agrees to pay $200,000 to ... Read More »

Bargain hunters welcome Glassell Park’s new Goodwill store

Goodwill Store opening in Glassell Park. Brenda Rees 4-11-2014 10-24-25 AM

GLASSELL PARK — “I think we had close to 600 shoppers in the first 45 minutes of the store opening,” says Sahsa Itzikman, vice president of marketing and community relations for Goodwill California about the new Goodwill flagship retail store and outlet center that opened to ... Read More »

Neighborhood council elections are one day away

Residents and stakeholders of several Eastside neighborhoods will be able to cast their ballots on Saturday, April 12 during this year’s neighborhood council elections. Well over 100 candidates are running to serve on the councils, which make recommendations on neighborhood issues and fund small, local projects. ... Read More »

Echo Park makes room for the new

ECHO PARK  –   The century old bungalows and Spanish Colonial apartments that have long defined Echo Park are getting some new neighbors with a modern sensibility. Not everyone is a fan of the contemporary-style homes and apartments now popping up on hillsides and busy avenues, and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: ‘Wear the Eastside?’ asks Eagle Rock boutique; handmade gift store opens in Los Feliz; and plenty of Goodwill to go around in Glassell Park

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is so 2013. Now you can wear your neighborhood on you chest. Eagle Rock’s boutique MediaNoche  has just introduced a line of EASTSIDE t-shirts from L.A.-based map makers, Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography. Whether you want to keep your neighborhood close to ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

Temperatures will be cooling down this weekend, making it ideal to hit the streets for a house hunt. Properties include a beautiful  three-bedroom Mid-Century in Mount Washington and a large, three-bedroom restored Craftsman in Highland Park. Always check to make sure the open house has not been ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park And Solano Canyon


Developer wants to turn Boyle Heights Sears store into a “hub of the community” but current plans don’t include affordable housing. Someone, anyone, please do something about Dodger traffic. Found In Echo Park: Husky dog near Mayberry Elementary. Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support the ... Read More »

Neighborhood Renovation: Historic Filipinotown turn-of-the-century home gets bright new future

Before & After A new red door, windows and paint greet visitors.

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Christopher Rodriguez and his fiancé, Damian Pelliccione, purchased a home in Historic Filipinotown with the intention of renovating the entire structure. It was worn down and had an inefficient use of space.  Neither Chris nor Damian previously had experiences in renovating, but they ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium Express strikes out with fans

Dodger Express

Traffic has been a mess around Dodger Stadium during the first games of the season. But even fans who have taken mass transportation to avoid congestion have had a hard-time getting to and from the ballpark. On Tuesday,  fans were complaining  after the Dodger Stadium Express ... Read More »

Atwater neighborhood council candidates take their campaigns to YouTube

ATWATER VILLAGE — It’s hard enough to get people to vote in a neighborhood council election, let alone get them to a candidate forums and debates. But now residents of Atwater Village have a chance to meet and listen to their council candidates without attending a ... Read More »

Family and friends mourn a man with a passion for motorcycles who was killed in a Glassell Park crash


GLASSELL PARK — Tim DeMoss was a skilled welder and metal worker who also had a love for motorcycles. He rode them as well as re-fabricating old bikes and created new bike designs. But DeMoss’ Glassell Park workshop is silent these days after the Maryland native ... Read More »

News & Notes From Highland Park, Lincoln Heights And Silver Lake

Echo Park

More Gold Line delays expected today as repairs continue between Highland Park and South Pasadena stations. Three Lincoln High students hospitalized after eating pot brownies on campus. Mid-Century, Highland Park apartment designed by Allyn E. Morris renting for $1,789 a month. Meet the Silver Lake Neighborhood ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: LAPD procession for fallen officer passes through Glassell Park


GLASSELL Park – An LAPD procession  with the body of fallen motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo traveled through Glassell Park on the  2 Freeway this afternoon. Matt Hartman took the photo above as the procession approached the Verdugo pedestrian overpass. Cortijo died this afternoon from injuries he ... Read More »

2 Freeway crash leaves four people injured in Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK — A traffic collision on the southbound 2 Freeway near Fletcher Drive this afternoon has left four people injured, with three of them sustaining serious injury, according to preliminary information from the L.A. Fire Department. @LAFD said a fourth person suffered a minor injury ... Read More »

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