Monthly Archives: June 2009

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * Fire burns a Glassell Park garage. Eastside 911* Got a garden but not a green thumb? Home & History Read More »

Southwest and Autry museum supporters head for an afternoon showdown *

The battle over the future of the Southwest Museum on Mt. Washington has been going on almost since the first day it was taken over in 2003 by the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Many residents and organizations from Northeast Los Angeles have worried from the start that the 102-year-old Southwest Museum, which owns a treasure-trove of Native America ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Montecito Heights

Echo Park vegans don’t like meat but love to party. Echo Elysian Forum Three-peat: Eric Garcetti swearing-in ceremony at 6 pm at LA City College Theater. Council District 13 Campus cafe owner fights to stay at Cal State LA. Cool State LA A new blog in the neighborhood. Echo Park Now Open until midnight: Late night hours coming this summer ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * A Silver Lake beekeeper serves up home grown honey in Atwater. Eastsider on the Go* Crime on a cul de sac has a resident worried. Eastside 911* A Chinatown Victorian makes a move (finally) to Highland Park. Home & History* Hermon goes shopping for a market. Eastside Citizen Photo by ... Read More »

Old homies pay tribute to handball, history and a woman named Michi

On Saturday morning, over steaming bowls of menudo served in Styrofoam bowls, the members of the Southern California Old Timers gathered within the brick walls of the Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles. This group of mostly older, former prisoners and veteranos from barrios across Southern California had come here not only to attend their 20th Annual Menudo Breakfast. ... Read More »

Someone needs to tell Sunset magazine about the Echo Park Lake lotuses

They are dead, having fallen victim to some mysterious ailment, and perhaps some city neglect, after blooming in Echo Park Lake for more than 70 years. But that news apparently never reached the editors of Sunset. In the July issue, the magazine recommends that readers take a day trip to Echo Park to enjoy the non existent blooms: “Echo Park ... Read More »

Dear Eastsider: Where is that music coming from?

If you ever wondered why the neighborhood is called Echo Park, then you should talk to Martin, who writes in about a dance party heard far and wide this weekend: “Do you know the location of the booming vibrating dance music that has echoed around the neighbourhood for a second night? We first heard it Friday night (June 26) from ... Read More »

A Saturday afternoon trapped in Echo Park between biker and baseball fans

Perhaps the last thing you want to hear on a Saturday afternoon is that about 1,000 members of a motorcycle club are headed in your direction to picnic and party. But that’s the news LAPD Northeast Division Capt. Bill Murphy received today after the Rare Breed Motorcycle Club, which held a huge and rowdy gathering last year in San Pedro, ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog: *An Echo Park woman mixes cupcakes and capitalism into a tasty business. Eastsider on the Go*A century-old Highland Park haven for troubled kids says goodbye to the class of 2009. School Yard Read More »

New bike path will lead into Elysian Valley

That ribbon of asphalt that runs along the west bank of the Los Angeles River through Elysian Valley certainly looks like a public bike and walking trail. But, officially, that strip is only an easement and is not owned by the City of Los Angeles. The five-mile stretch of a striped, city-maintained river bike trail ends abruptly at Fletcher Drive ... Read More »

Save the Date

Saturday, June 27* Watch it grow: Tree planting in Boyle Heights.* Lincoln Heights celebrates the return of the Lincoln Park carousel with a fireworks show.* Ride with the Eastside Bike Club on its one-year anniversary tour.* Female horn players – The No Boys Aloud Horn Ensemble -have a blast at the Edendale Library. Sunday, June 28* Pick up a print ... Read More »

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

City to build a new Elysian Valley bike path along L.A. River. Council Districts 1 & 13 From pot to pipes, Atwater has all your pot needs covered AV Newbie Will preventing the Autry Museum from expanding in Griffith Park save the Southwest Museum in Mt. Washington? Yes and No Low enough? An Echo Park home that sold for $865,000 ... Read More »