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Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

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 Reyes a “no show” at election forum. Nela List 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 two hours this afternoon, and the line at one point grew to more than ... Read More »

Medical care sounds better when you call it Silver Lake

Many people say the area near the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Temple Street is part of Echo Park. Others have named this neighborhood south of the 101 freeway Historic Filipinotown. But Silver Lake? Well, it may not be Silver Lake but the name still sounded good to the new owners of the Silver Lake Medical Center. The vinyl banners ... Read More »

Not only is Echo Park not in the Eastside but part of it is in Silver Lake

Well, that’s what the new LA Times map of neighborhoods has determined. Echo Park and Silver Lake are now part of something called Central. But how trustworthy is this map? Not very judging by a quick glance. The Times would have you believe that Silver Lake begins across the street from Echo Park Lake on Glendale Boulevard. This part of ... Read More »

Will the historic Glendale-Hyperion bridge still look historic after the city gets done with it?

The Eastsider has been on the Los Angeles River bridge beat of late, with coverage of a proposed Meso American museum for the Riverside Bridge near Cypress Park and a modern replacement for the Sixth Street viaduct connecting Boyle Heights and downtown. The city’s bridge rebuilding program also extends upstream to the landmark Glendale-Hyperion bridge, which sweeps up from Atwater ... Read More »

Lights out in Silver Lake

Power was knocked out temporarily to as many as 900 homes and businesses in Silver Lake this afternoon after a vehicle hit a pole, damaging electrical lines, according to the Department of Water & Power. Spokeswoman Kim Hughes said power had been restored to about two-third of those customers by about 4:30 p.m. and crews were working to resume service ... Read More »