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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Twilight over Mt. Washington

Al Hermann wasted no time to capture this image of Mt. Washington from his home. “I’d just moved into this neighborhood and was pretty excited about my view of Mt. Washington. I’ve also been interested in finding a good balance of artificial light and twilight, so ... Read More »

News & Notes: Ed Reyes goes to bat for Dodgertown and new stores in store for Echo Park

Do you live in Dodgertown? Daily News (near bottom of the story) I’m not a cholo. from City Terrace How did we miss this. The Church of Stop Shopping stopped in Echo Park last week. And We Shall March Man arrested in the fatal hit-and-run death ... Read More »

Singing the praises of the 110 freeway

Honking horns and screeching brakes are probably among the most common sounds you will hear along the 110 Freeway (along with the screams of drivers forced to go from 60 to zero in three seconds as they exit at Avenue 43). But come next year, L.A.’s ... Read More »

Floating door in Glassell Park

“This door kind of appears to be floating in the sky, but it’s actually at the side of a woodcraft shop on Verdugo Rd. at Avenue 34 in Glassell Park,” said photographer Christopher Grisanti. Photo from LA Snapshot Read More »

News & Notes: Living with a deer head in Elysian Heights and birds of prey at work in Atwater

Osprey in action on the Los Angeles River. LA Creak Freak Ilia, a black Lab/Golden retriever mix from Atwater Village, is named ASPCA Dog of the year. ASPCA Trial begins for an Avenues gang member for threatening a family who got lost in Glassell Park.LA Weekly ... Read More »

An Echo Park hospital is turning to a sick real estate market to survive

Barlow Respiratory Hospital, tucked into a ravine between Dodger Stadium and Elysian Park, opened more than a century ago to treat patients suffering from tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases. But last week it was some of Barlow’s neighbors who were left gasping for breath. During a ... Read More »

Enough with this Eastside stuff…for today

Is Nela the new Eastside? LA Eastside Chill out, Eastsiders. Intersections “I‘ve changed my mind. While watching the newly inflamed debate in Los Angeles right now over the actual, for-real, 100% factual boundary of what is Eastside and Westside, in a city that has always had ... Read More »

The four food groups as defined by Jim’s in Boyle Heights

Who are all these guys named Jim and Rick who built hamburger/burrito stands across the Eastside and beyond? Photo by The Eastsider LA Read More »

Intelligenstia barista school is now in session in Glassell Park

The terra-cotta Intelligentsia coffee sign pops out from a drab stretch of industrial buildings along San Fernando Road in Glassell Park. Sorry, you can’t buy a cup of Esmeralda Especial here. This is the company’s West Coast roasting plant and training center, where baristas-to-be get their ... Read More »

An Eastsider by any other name

It’s only been a few days since this blog went semi-public but already folks have challenged my use of the name Eastsider to describe my blog, my neighborhood and perhaps even myself. In the comments, Chimatli of the LA Eastside blog writes: “I would add that ... Read More »