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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, ELA, Echo Park & El Sereno

Hillside development meeting Thursday night. Nela List El Sereno & ELA Congresswoman Hilda Solis confirmed as Labor Secretary. Wave Newspapers Extreme ceramics: Thursday night artist reception for “Twilight” (pictured) show at East Los Angeles College. ELAC City might lease parking meters to private operators. LA Times ... Read More »

Now leasing: your neighborhood school

Come this fall the staff and students at Logan Street Elementary School in Echo Park will be sharing the campus with a new tenant: Gabriella Charter School. Not everyone is happy about this arrangement but it’s not like they have a choice. The Los Angeles school ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights & Mt. Washington

An L.A. winter as viewed from Mt. Washington. LA Times Councilman LaBonge proposes a reservists program for city parks. Council District 4 What real estate bust? Developers remain committed to Glendale projects near Atwater Village. News Press Film director and former Boyle Heights resident Howard Zieff ... Read More »

Are you ready for another election?

It’s been difficult for The Eastsider to get excited about next Tuesday’s municipal election. The historic and emotional presidential campaign of last year exhausted my interest in politics and, as usual, the incumbents for city council and mayor are heavily favored. Still, the local election and ... Read More »

Echo Park stairway

“The stairway was part of some warehouse building I stumbled upon wandering the areanear Everett Park,” writes photographer Michael Camacho. Photo by Michael Camacho via Flickr Read More »

A good deed goes undone at the North Central Animal Shelter

This should have been one of those feel-good stories about residents donating their time and money to clean and paint some dingy kennels at the city’s animal shelter in Lincoln Heights. Instead it has become one of those “What-is-the-City-Thinking?” kind of tales. It all started when ... Read More »

The Echo Park tagger who died leaving his mark

s weekend to raise money for his funeral. Herrera was a skinny, short guy who loved the Dodgers, played video games, attended friends’ band concerts as well as church services. He was an unemployed worker who lived with his family and, despite a mustache, did not ... Read More »

Glo gets her blue bin back

More than three trash days have come and gone since an Echo Park woman named Glo has been able to use her blue recycling bin because it’s been stuffed with copies of Cybersocket, a Gay monthly magazine. Today, however, it looks like help is finally on ... Read More »

An Echo Park skate park with easy freeway access

What’s more scary? The thought of your kid swimming in a pool separated from the 101 Freeway by only a rusty chain link fence or of your child’s skateboard flying into the windshield of a northbound truck? Those two visions come to mind as the Recreation ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Montecito Heights & Mt. Washington

Patt Morrison, Mt. Washington resident and Eastsider, apparently. (But not according to the LA Times Neighborhood map). LA Times Mayoral candidate forum tonight in Eagle Rock. Nela List Garage tagging in Montecito Heights. Above the City Embarrassing moments in Occidental College film history. York Blvd Ed ... Read More »

Going no where fast in East Los Angeles

The temporary closure of two Los Angeles County Clerk offices means crowded conditions at the remaining locations, including the East Los Angeles office (pictured above), which just happens to be across the street from The Eastsider’s alma mater, Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School. The wait was nearly ... Read More »