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Daily Archives: October 1, 2009

Will the home of Billy’s Gangplank become Echo Park’s next historic landmark?

The city’s Cultural Heritage Commission voted today to consider declaring the home of art dealer Billy Shire a historic cultural monument. Shire’s hard to miss home -which he once described as having “a tiki-nautical thing going on” – is already an unofficial neighborhood landmark in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. The front of the attention getting home is ... Read More »

Scenes from East of the River

Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park will hold a closing reception tonight forEast of the River – Images from the ‘Perdido en Califas’ Series, featuring 41 Polaroid photos by John Tapia Urquiza. More details in Eastsider on the Go. Photo: Beat 64/John Tapia Urquiza Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner

Looking for a deal – up to 40% off – on designer dresses? Hungry for a bacon scone? Want to eat and shop green on the Eastside? Find the answers and details in Eastsider on the Go. Read More »

New Eastsider Layouts

Here are mock ups that show changes planned for The Eastsider’s desktop and mobile versions. The vast majority of the changes deal with the way ads are presented in the right hand column Desktop/Table Version Major Changes: Skybox: Height is increased to 170 pixels from 135; Width remains the same Premium Big Box & Big Box: Eliminated and replaced by ... Read More »

Do you want a park or parking lot?

That was the question raised last night during a meeting about 18 new acres of parkland planned for the north end of Elysian Heights. A few residents were surprised to hear that the hillside park, which would stretch from Landa Street on the south to Riverside Drive on the north, would contain only 13 off-street parking spaces in its first ... Read More »