Daily Archives: July 14, 2009

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * A deal to lease the Van de Kamps property in Glassell Park to a charter school draws opposition. Eastside Citizen * The story of a misplaced silent movie monument. Home & History Read More »

Coyotes are not afraid of yappy dogs or video cameras

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF63MULWdtE&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] An Elysian Heights resident recorded the video this weekend when a coyote pup paid a day time visit to a backyard pond, said Diane Edwardson at the Corralitas Red Car Property blog: “So many neighbors comment they’ve never seen a coyote. In our neighborhood, I’ve seen more coyotes in broad daylight, than after dark.” Read More »

The birthplace of Hollywood goes unnoticed at the end of an Echo Park offramp

The southbound drivers who descend down the 2 Freeway where it melds into Glendale Boulevard are greeted with a weed filled lot and the shell of an abandoned building. It’s not pretty but this is the birthplace of Hollywood movie industry. Really. One hundred years ago this summer, Chicago-based Selig-Polyscope came to this spot in a community then known as ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, El Sereno, Highland Park & Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights recycling plant worker dies after getting stuck inside a shredder. KTLA Not-a-Lotus-Festival recap. LA Daily In defense of Highland Park pre-hipster culture. LA Eastside Echo Park’s new French Quarter. Apartment Therapy & Racked LA Cal State LA credit union expands off campus into El Sereno. The Voice (PDF) History of Highland Park mural to be restored. Council District ... Read More »