This weekend's to-do list consists of poetry readings and art openings in Echo Park and a Pop art show in El Sereno. Make sure to move the clock ahead one hour on Sunday so you don't show up late for any event.
ECHO PARK -- Forget about buying this three-unit property to live in or to rent out to tenants. Instead, this property at the corner of Berkeley Avenue and Mohawk Street is being promoted as an "Airbnb Cash Cow" with the potential to generate more than $200,000 a year from visiting guests.
Body found next to Lincoln Heights freeway offramp; Eagle Rock power station gets drought-tolerant makeover; volunteers needed to survey Silver Lake homeless
MORNING REPORT: The body of a male in his 40s was found next to a 5 Freeway offramp in Lincoln Heights on Thursday morning ... Eagle Rock's L.A. DWP power station loses its lawn in favor of drought-tolerant landscaping ... Volunteers are needed to find and survey homeless people living in Silver Lake as part of an effort to provide services and housing
Excitement is building as LA Urban Homes’ newest community, RiverPark, prepares for its Model Grand Opening on Saturday, March 14th. Tours of the furnished model will begin at 10 am and refreshments will be provided.
Huizar’s sexual harassment lawsuit not an issue for voters; Lincoln Heights kitchens now renting to indie food makers
MORNING REPORT: A sexual harassment lawsuit and an extramarital affair did not appear to have any impact on the campaign of Jose Huizar, who was reelected by a wide margin in the Council District 14 race ... L.A. Prep in Lincoln Heights is renting more than 50 commercial kitchens to artisinal food makers ... Blue Fiestas blooming in Silver Lake. Corralitas Red Car ... Screwball Spelling Bee, March 14 .
Neighborhood favorite Pacific Martial Arts karate school will be offering a movie making camp for kids ages 4 – 10. This camp will coincide with the LAUSD Spring Break that runs from March 30 to April 3 and also during Summer Break from June 8 to June 12.
Sales Report: Buyer pays $4.5 million for Silver Lake parcels; Atwater Tudor goes for $965k; a $220k condo in El Sereno
Recent property sales ranged from a $220,000 condo in El Sereno with a view to a $4.5 million deal for a trio of Silver Lake parcels on Maltman Avenue.
EAST LOS ANGELES -- A woman who was confronted by two masked robbers inside her home this morning was bound with duct tape while the robbers ransacked the residence.
Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.
HIGHLAND PARK -- The Highland Theatre turns 90 years old this month. To put that into context, Calvin Coolidge was in the Oval Office at the time, and The New Yorker was just starting out on the East Coast. How many movie screenings that equals is anyone’s guess.
Big win for Councilman Huizar; suspect arrested in 2002 East L.A. killing; Boyle Heights police shooting & pursuit
MORNING REPORT: No Contest: Incumbent Jose Huizar was reelected to represent Council District 14 after winning about 66% of the vote ... Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu will compete in a Council District 4 runoff to replace termed out Councilman Tom LaBonge ... Incumbent school board member Bennett Kayser and challenger Ref Rodriguez will face each other in the May 19 runoff ... A suspect was arrested in the 2002 killing of a 15-year-old girl in East L.A.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Artist Quan Sun’s favorite color is yellow, but not just any yellow, more like sunshine. She associates it with empress garb and joy. Vibrancy and color were not always part of Sun’s artwork, which is now hanging in her daughter’s gallery, Boney Puppy off of York Boulevard Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Sun was limited in her choices and bold colors were considered rude.
MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- Police have released a surveillance video of two burglary suspects who might be connected to a series of break-ins, including a recent incident in which the suspects broke into the victim’s home while she barricaded herself in a bathroom.
SILVER LAKE -- Saturday mornings usually finds Lupe Esquivel at the Silver Lake Farmers Market, where she has run Anna’s Family Farm vegetable stand for the past four years. While the market draws a crowd, Esquivel says business has been tough. “Sales have dropped down,” said Esquival, who has had to mark down prices to attract customers. “We aren’t making as much as we used to.” The same holds true for many other vendors.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Police are asking the public for help to find the person or persons responsible for the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Olugbenga Oni, whose body was found in an alley near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night.
MORNING REPORT: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling place ... Streets near Gateside Drive and Multnomah Street in El Sereno were flooded this morning after a water main broke ... Why it takes so long to get streets restriped after they get repaved
Cue The Doors This is The End as we enter the final stretch before Tuesday's elections. This round of Ballot Box will look at the details from last week's debate at Cal State L.A. and a few more lines about billboards.