Daily Archives: May 14, 2009

Eastside Shopper & Diner

A random sampling of news of interest to anyone who shops, eats and drinks on the Eastside: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan greeting cards (why not?) by Damn Gina now on sale at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart Beginning banjo lessons for $62.50 at the Send in your Shopper & Diner recommendations to [email protected] or just post a comment. Read More »

What are all those cops doing on Sunset Boulevard?

If you have been out and about on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park and Silver Lake recently you might have noticed more LAPD patrol cars than usual. A lot more. “One night, I saw four different cars pulled over by four different officers in about as many blocks,” writes Koreatown resident Oliver G. about a recent visit to the Echo ... Read More »

Discs of Despair mark the spot of a doomed forest in Elysian Heights

“Discs of Despair” are what Cindy Ortiz calls the metal tags nailed to the more than 50 trees that will most likely be cut down for the development of a wooded hillside near her Elysian Heights home. The fate of these tagged trees and scores of others was sealed Wednesday after the City Council rejected an appeal by Ortiz and ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East LA, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Hermon

Political protest: Quetzal drops out of Boyle Heights’ Fiesta Shalom. Mayor Sam Echo Park neighbors catch car burglar in the act on Landa Street. EchoParkGal LACC president talks tonight about the future of the Northeast Campus in Glassell Park. Nela List Historic Lincoln Heights lions head to the L.A. Zoo. LA Times Shepard Fairey parties at the White House. Politics ... Read More »

Elysian Park burns again

Another small fire broke out this afternoon in Elysian Park, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman d’Lisa Davies. The fire, one of at least four to erupt in or near the park since late April, covered less than 1/2 acre and was extinguished soon after being reported at about 4:30 pm, she said. The fire was located west of ... Read More »