Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

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 district is struggling like many real estate developers to fill vacant space after a ... 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 dies. LA Times Unauthorized curb painters hit Atwater Village. Atwater Village Newbie 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 campaigns focus attention on issues and political track records and results, or lack of. ... Read More »