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Monthly Archives: November 2008

There is nothing like watching The Three Stooges and Echo Park on the big screen

I had previously posted this clip of a 1935 Three Stooges short that climaxes at the intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Delta Street in Echo Park. But if watching “Three Little Beers” on Hulu’s five-inch-wide player left you unimpressed, you can see the real thing ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, City Terrace, Echo Park & Beyond

Customer loses appetite over Echo Park food photos. LA Eastside Eastside Turkeys: Councilman Jose Huizar gives away 1,600 meals in El Sereno after Councilman Ed Reyes serves up 600 families at Dodger Stadium. Boyle Heights community activist Ross Valencia dies. EGP News Do all CD 14 ... Read More »

Giving thanks to Garcetti

A Thanksgiving Day LA Times’ editorial listing things to be thankful for included Echo Park resident and Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti. He was listed after bus drivers and before Prop. 8 protesters: “We don’t appreciate everything the City Council does — it bobbles ... Read More »

A Thanksgiving story from 1963

On what must have been an even slower than usual day for news, the LA Times paid a Thanksgiving Day visit to a local animal hospital to check on the condition of Room 8 cat, the beloved feline mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School: “The children ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock & Echo Park

Authorities offer a $95,000 reward in the August shooting death of a deputy sheriff outside his Cypress Park home. LA Times A Boyle Heights palm tree attack. LAist Vandals at Eagle Rock high leave classrooms and book storage flooded; damage might reach $500,000. Eagle’s Scream Homeboy ... Read More »

Young actors rediscover the Elysian Park amphitheater

A long forgotten stage and amphitheater in Elysian Park came back to life Tuesday morning thanks to an actress and a recreation center for people with disabilities. Children took to the stage of the Elysian Park Therapeutic Recreation Center to perform “A Thanksgiving Story” under the ... Read More »

City to consider creating overnight parking and sleeping zones

Anyone near Bellevue Avenue in Echo Park or Riverside Drive in Silver Lake is familiar with the sight of people sleeping and living out of their cars, vans and RVs. It’s illegal to do so, under city law. But that might change under a proposed ordinance ... Read More »

Silver Lake paid the price to remove a bit of billboard blight from Echo Park

This is probably of little comfort to Silver Lake residents angered over that new digital billboard blazing over Silver Lake Boulevard near Effie Street. But that sign probably helped lead to the removal of traditional billboards in Echo Park. Echo Park residents can be forgiven, however, ... Read More »

A ride into Highland Park’s past

The “W” Streetcar comes to a stop on Monte Vista Street in this 1954 photo from the MTA Archives. Does anyone recognize the cross street? Read More »

Big plans for Boyle Heights apartments have residents on edge

The housing market continues to tumble, but the owners of the sprawling Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in Boyle Heights are preparing for an eventual rebound. Many Wyvernwood tenants, however, are preparing for trouble . More than two hundred of them expressed their concerns at a meeting about ... Read More »