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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Eastside Shopper & Diner

Forgot about Halloween? Find out where to buy a costume made from recycled newspapers and magazines and how to decorate your place for less than $7 in Eastsider on the Go. Also look for non-holiday book deals and watch out for the new credit card minimum at Echo Park’s most spirited liquor store. Read More »

Save the Date

Friday, October 30*The Echo Park Film Center salutes the dummies of film.*Atwater celebrates Trick or Treat on the BOO-levard. Saturday, October 31* Costume parade and bounce house at the Halloween Festival in Highland Park.* Halloween will be chili – and tasty – in Montecito Heights.* Dogs in drag: Howl-o-Ween Costume Doggie Pageant at the Silver Lake Dog Park.* Zombies on ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories & items from other parts of the blog: * Will the first new Boyle Heights high school in 80 years please stand up? School Yard * Police impostor robs three victims. Eastside 911 Read More »

It’s the end of the line for Taylor Yard

The last remaining major repair shops and sheds at Taylor Yard, the once bustling freight train yard that sprawled along the Los Angeles River near Cypress Park, have been turned into piles of rusting metal scrap. In the last few months, nearby residents – and those farther away in the hills of Mt. Washington and Silver Lake, have watched crews ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East LA, Echo Park & Elysian Valley

The new and improved bikeway undercrossing in Elysian Valley. Creak Freak Shepard Fairey teams up with Levis to sell an $118 Obey-label flannel shirt with “spray-paint drip” details. LA Times Boyle Heights and East LA residents want more Eastside Gold Line fencing. EGP News MTA slow to explain reasons for Eastside Gold Line delay. Neon Tommy Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * Eastside Crime Watch: Rapes in Silver Lake & El Sereno and 10 stolen vehicles in Boyle Heights. Eastside 911 * El Sereno school students and residents remember a faithful friend. School Yard Read More »

Echo Park neighborhood council votes to save Halloween

For a few days it looked as if the Echo Park neighborhood council would play the role of the crabby neighbor who turns off the lights, closes the drapes and ignores the pleas of “Trick or treat!” on Halloween. On Tuesday night, the meeting of Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council broke up before a vote was taken to approve ... Read More »

The sound – and business – of music is booming in a former Echo Park factory

Thursday night usually finds Echo Park’s newest music hot spot – Bedrock – busy with musicians and bands – but no fans. That’s because Bedrock is a private recording and rehearsal facility that has been carved out of a former jewelry manufacturing plant off Glendale Boulevard. While the music business struggles to make money in a digital age, the owners ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Montecito Heights & beyond

Activist begin taking a stand against the California high-speed rail line. LA Weekly West Hollywood rethinks hiring Shepard Fairey for public art project. LA Daily A different kind of graffiti appears on the Arroyo Seco. Above the City Echo Park store kicks off a month of sustainable shopping and art. Warwick Everyone is celebrating Dia de los Muretos. LA Eastside ... Read More »

Trouble blows into Highland Park

A strong gust of wind blew a large canopy into power lines in Highland Park this afternoon, forcing the closure of the Gold Line train and interrupting power service. The large canopy and attached steel tubing dangled in wind at Avenue 51 and Marmion Way next to the Gold Line tracks. Read more in Eastside 911 Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * Solano Canyon family loses $12,000 to criminals posing as DWP workers. Eastside 911 * Eagle Rock fire station evacuated during bomb inspection. Eastside 911 Read More »

Purple marks the spot of Silver Lake’s future vertical garden

It will be one of Silver Lake’s largest and most extravagant beauty salons, owned and designed by a man who has operated high-end salons across Europe and stocked with exclusive, all-natural hair care and beauty products. But many of the people who wander into the unfinished home of Natural Mind Beauty & Beyond on Sunset Boulevard are not interested in ... Read More »