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Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

Eastsider Weekend

Saturday, February 14* Family Bird Watching Walk en Español at the Audoban Center in Debs Park. Montecito Heights. 8:30 AM* Opening reception for “Intensidad,” an exhibit of four Los Angeles artists, at Avenue 50 Gallery. Highland Park. 7 PM (painting above by John Valadez)* Opening reception for “Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City,” an exhibit of black and white photos ... Read More »

You won’t find this Echo Park home makeover on TV

It looked like an Echo Park woman in the middle of renovating her home had found a way to avoid another weekend of stripping paint with a heat gun. A TV makeover show offered to pay $17,500 to renovate and furnish her living room that she has written about on her blog, “Just A Girl And Her 1911 Craftsman Bungalow.” ... Read More »

Growing nostalgic for Boyle Height’s Jewish past

Will the renovation of the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights mean the revival of the Jewish community in the now predominately Latino neighborhood? A story in Jewish Journal on the ongoing renovation of the historic synagogue said many nearby residents miss “the former vision of Boyle Heights” as a multicultural community and their former Jewish neighbors. Rebuilding the shul, ... Read More »

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

Northeast bus riders fight to save Line 256. LA Curbed Silver Lake’s Black Cat protests remembered. One More Step & LA Times Celebrate Valentine’s Day with nopales. LA Eastside Not what they expected: Barbarella bar opens in Silver Lake. LA Times Disaster drill in Hermon. Nela List Boyle Heights man honored for heroism in Iraq. EGP News New kebab place ... Read More »