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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Porn again

Trash day came this Wednesday and Echo Park resident Gloria Sohacki was finally able to use her blue recycling bin for the first time in three weeks. As you may recall from previous stories in The Eastsider as well as by the LA Times’ Steve Lopez, ... Read More »

A pie any Echo Park gang member would love

An Echo Park baker turned a gang tag into a tasty treat. Photo by Garret Scullin via Flickr Read More »

Mountain bikers mount a new campaign to ride the park trails

Advocates for Elysian and Griffith parks have sounded the alarm: the mountain bikers are back. Residents opposed to bikes on walking and hiking trails (bikes are allowed on most paved park roads) have distributed a letter from the city’s Planning Department to the Sierra Club saying ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Mistress of Real Estate: Elvira puts a Silver Lake house on the market. Real Estate Stalker Shepard Fairey watch: The Echo Park-based artist talks to NPR about his copyright infringement problems while Saks Fifth Avenue gets ready to unveil its Fairey-design shopping bags for Spring.Painter Elizabeth ... Read More »

Our Lady of the Parking Lot

The mural of La Virgen de Guadalupe overlooks the Echo Park public parking lot south of Sunset Boulevard.Photo by Calamity Hane via Flickr. Read More »

Which way Eagle Rock?

Eagle Rock has taken turns with other Eastside neighborhoods, such as Atwater Village and Echo Park, as serving as a popular symbol of a community undergoing an urban renaissance. Now Eagle Rock is taking its hits. The ruins of a failed development on Colorado Boulevard last ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Open secret: Elysian Park as a leash-free doggie sanctuary. Examiner Where’s my bike? Map of Silver Lake cycle thefts. Metblogs Auntie Em’s in Eagle Rock reveals its oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. LA Times Media moments for Eagle Rock and Highland Park. York Blvd. Adventures in remodeling: ... Read More »

Lincoln Park is not for parking

Apparently some visitors to Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights don’t care where they park, and city officials have not had much luck enforcing the no-parking-in-the-park laws, according to the photographer Umberto Brayj. “Despite two months of regular phone calls to the Department of General Services (the ... Read More »

A one-sided political debate over Council District 1

The Eastsider had intended to post KNBC video interviews of the candidates running for Council District One. But it turns out only challenger Jesse Rosas was interviewed. Why not incumbent Ed Reyes? Well we don’t know because his officer never bothered to return the phone calls ... Read More »

The elephants among us

Echo Park resident Laine Wagenseller doesn’t consider himself all that different from his neighbors until he passes the intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard on Friday afternoons. That’s when liberals and lefties gather on a weekly basis to ask passing motorists to honk their ... Read More »