This weekend's open house options include a Silver Lake Mid Century that has not changed hands in 50 years, an Eagle Rock Spanish Colonial with three fireplaces and a one-bedroom Monterey Hills condo.
The Floricanto Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a carnival with activities for the whole family, including mask making, games, antojitos, and folklorico demos. The celebration marks the center’s second year in City Terrace, where a former furniture warehouse has been transformed into a workshop and community performance space.
ECHO PARK -- An 18-year-old male who may have been involved in numerous residential burglaries across Echo Park was apprehended earlier this month after a woman returning to her residence saw the suspect inside her home.
SILVER LAKE -- Councilman Tom LaBonge has proposed naming the intersection of West Silver Lake Drive and Rowena Avenue in honor of Joseph Gatto, an art teacher and father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who was shot in his Silver Lake home during a November 2013 murder that remains unsolved.
Charter schools & unions pour $1 million into District 5 school board election; water main breaks in Silver Lake
MORNING REPORT: L.A. DWP repair crews were dispatched early this morning to La Fayette Park Place near Bellevue Avenue in Silver Lake after a water main broke .... The teachers union and charter school groups have poured more than a million dollars into the District 5 school board race where incumbent and union supporter Bennett Kayser faces charter school founder Ref Rodriguez ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed
ECHO PARK -- It's come to this - not only do you need to lock up your bike, you need to lock up your bike rack. Sometime over night one of the bike-shaped racks that were recently installed around Echo Park Lake was stolen from the southeast corner of the park, a city official said today. Not only did the black metal rack go missing, but so did the rack's pair of six-inch concrete bases that were buried in the ground.
SILVER LAKE -- Diane Edwardson says that she and her Corralitas Drive neighbors have noticed the early arrival of butterflies this year. Some brightly colored and rarely seen species, like the Red Admiral and Fritillary Camouflage, have been spotted this year among the regulars that float across the lush green grass and flowers in bloom."Neighbors have been talking about the butterfly bonanza ..."
A Homeless Town Hall this week focused on the homeless problem along the Arroyo Seco covered a wide range of questions and issues, from the need for more affordable housing to concerns about public safety and the cost of encampment clean ups. The Tuesday night panel discussion and forum at Ramona Hall included not only residents, police officers and homeless advocates, but some homeless individuals as well.
HIGHLAND PARK -- The two females who were shot Wednesday night were innocent bystanders during a possible gang-related shooting, police said today. "They were just trying to enjoy themselves at the park," said Detective Larry Burcher with the Northeast Division.
ECHO PARK - In 1954 the NBC show This Is Your Life honored film industry pioneer Mack Sennett with a plaque on the site of the Mack Sennett Studio, where such silent film stars as Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Cops and Mabel Normand churned out slapstick comedies on what is now Glendale Boulevard. It was a nice tribute but for many decades the plaque that proclaims "THIS IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTION PICTURE COMEDY" was installed at the wrong spot.
East L.A. bank sold; O’Grady denies improper use of nonprofit in council race; new Highland Park council website
MORNING REPORT: A Central Valley financial firm has agreed to buy East L.A.-based Pan American Bank, the state's oldest Latino bank ... Council District 4 candidate Tomas O'Grady of Los Feliz denies that he improperly used his education nonprofit to support his campaign ... The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council has launched a new website that can be translated into 50 languages
HIGHLAND PARK -- Police are looking for the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting two females tonight.
SILVER LAKE -- There's no shortage of skateboarders roaming the streets and sidewalks of Silver Lake. But those skaters don't have many neighborhood options when it comes to buying a new skateboard deck or accessories, said Christopher Chough. That's why Chough decided to open The Banks, a skateboard and apparel store on Sunset Boulevard.
EAGLE ROCK-- The rendering for a proposed 47-unit apartment building on Eagle Rock Boulevard show a white cube at the base of the four-story building. What is that? That little cube turns out to be the 500 square-foot home of Hubert's Barbershop, whose landlord has refused to sell to the developer.
Motorcyclist killed in 2 Freeway crash identified; Glassell Park flip sells for way over asking; temporary El Sereno demolition ban delayed
MORNING REPORT: The motorcyclist killed in Tuesday's crash at the 2 & 5 freeway interchange has been identified as 31-year-old Elden Navarra ... Councilman Gil Cedillo voted to postpone an ordinance that would have temporarily halted demolitions in a proposed historic district in El Sereno ... A Glassell Park flip sold for $105,000 over the asking price as average sales prices have risen.
ELYSIAN VALLEY-- A fatal motorcycle crash tonight has shut down the transition road from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway, reports the CHP. A SigAlert was declared at about 6 p.m., with officials expecting the transition road to be closed for at least two hours.
ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Police in riot helmets have sealed off streets and an LAPD helicopter is hovering overhead this afternoon after officers responded to calls of a man behaving erratically and having a "violent episode," according to a police spokeswoman. Streets near Denby and Blake avenues were blocked off, and paramedics and fire trucks are parked nearby