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Friday, November 28, 2014

Eastside Weekend: Capture cute creatures; dance the weekend away; & draw by the river

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There was a time when fighting pocket monsters from Japan was all the craze and kids gobbled up any and all merchandise affiliated with these monsters. Artists Becky & Frank are re-imagining their own world of fighting animals with Capture Creatures. Yes, they're somewhat cute, and that's what B&F do, sure, but this is its own universe and now there's a graphic series, with lush colors and fearsome characters. Read More »

Grass fire burns in Eagle Rock; Thanksgiving Day volunteers descend on Echo Park; Boyle Heights cemetery owner blamed for poor conditions

Mural and VW Bug on Griffin Street, Lincoln Heights | Tony Varela

Morning Report: A grass fire that broke out Thursday night in the 1100 block of Eagle Vista Drive near the Eagle Rock Recreation Center burned less than one acre and was put out in 22 minutes ... Hundreds volunteered on Thanksgiving for Gobble Gobble Give, a “potluck” to feed Echo Park area homeless ... State officials say the owner of Boyle Heights’ Evergreen Cemetery is to blame for poor conditions, including parched grounds and bone fragments found in a pile of dirt Read More »

Man’s body found outside Boyle Heights bank; how unions lobbied Councilman O’Farrell on hiking hotel wages

Bird of Paradise & Sunset, East L.A. | Veroomac/Instagram

Morning Report: The body of a man was found early this morning outside a Bank of America branch in Boyle Heights following reports of a shooting ... A look at the labor coalition that put pressure on Councilman Mitch O'Farrell - who represents Atwater, Echo Park and Silver Lake - and others to vote in favor of raising the minimum wage for hotel workers ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »

Man dies trying to stop car thief in Boyle Heights; Bighorn sheep dies in Los Feliz; trees topple in Highland Park & Montecito Heights

Hyperion Reservoir Shade Balls, Silver Lake

Morning Report: A 19-year-old man who threw himself on the hood of his car to stop it from being stolen died after the vehicle crashed into a Boyle Heights building and exploded into flame ... A Bighorn sheep that escaped from the L.A. Zoo died after being shot with a tranquilizer in a Los Feliz driveway ... Two trees - one in Montecito Heights and the other on the border of Eagle Rock and Highland Park - fell this weekend near homes ... The work of Ryan Schude, whose photographs have been featured on The Eastsider, is featured in a solo gallery show ... Lost in Eagle Rock: White, Medium-Sized Cockapoo Read More »

East L.A. on ice

Holiday ice rink | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES — Residents of East L.A. got a jump start on the holidays this weekend with the opening of a temporary ice rink at the East L.A Civic Center.   Admission and skate rentals are free today (Sunday, Nov. 23) but come Monday ice ... Read More »

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