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Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Atwater holiday tree lighting is back on: Last week the organizers of Atwater Village’s annual holiday tree lighting canceled the upcoming ceremony in the face of budget and permit problems. But, this morning, Luis Lopez of the Atwater Chamber of Commerce got a call from a ... Read More »

Will cleaning up Echo Park Lake wipe away its historic landscape?

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By Todd Walker The drainage and clean up of Echo Park Lake won’t begin for about a year but some residents have already begun to express concerns that the $84 million project is being planned without sufficient attention to the park’s historic landscape. The image of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Water main bursts in Highland Park. CBS2 The Echo Park churros truck on video. Good Food New Hampshire man channels his inner mariachi in Boyle Heights. LA Times Fashionably Silver Lake. LA Times Caltrans learns a lesson from 110 Freeway guerilla artist. Franklin Avenue Sleepy Lagoon ... Read More »

Why settle for grass when you can have carpet?

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Today’s Sunday swap meet down by Echo Park Lake (this is a crack down?) included a carpet vendor who had unrolled his wares across the lawn. The 12-foot-long sections cost $25 but the vendor said he would let it go for only $20. Never worry about ... Read More »

Atwater pulls the plug on holiday tree lighting *

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*Update: The tree lighting ceremony is back on. The Eastsider Last year’s elaborate Atwater Village tree lighting ceremony attracted a big crowd and controversy. This year there will be none of that. Organizers of what would have been the 18th annual tree lighting next Friday have ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, East LA & Silver Lake

Atwater family caught up in a gang raid. LA Times Silver Lake family sentenced for running credit card scheme. KPCC Two injured in collision with Gold Line train in East LA. LA Now Man killed in fatal afternoon shooting in East LA. LA Now Meet 2009′s ... Read More »

Scenes of chaos and calm on Thanksgiving morning

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Everybody wants to help out on Thanksgiving Day, which was clearly the case in Echo Park this morning as lines of volunteers and cars converged on The Echo nightclub for Gobble Gobble Give, a holiday food program that has in the past served up and delivered ... Read More »

Look, above the gas station, isn’t that Echo Park?

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Hipsters dance atop mural-covered buildings. Stairways climb up steep hills. A blimp hovers over Dodger Stadium and a skateboarder zips past some Victorian homes. Welcome to Echo Park as conceived by a local real estate broker, drawn by a cartoonist working from Stewartsville, New Jersey and, ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Silver Lake and Highland Park to make guest appearances in Ewan McGregor indie film. Company Town Echo Park bookstore celebrates one year anniversary with free turkey chili. Stories LA Don’t call it a Christmas tree: Residents to celebrate Glassell Park Tree lighting. Council District 13 T-Mobile ... Read More »

Readers might have less time to check out the new Silver Lake library

Ribbon cutting ceremonies and open house festivities greeted the grand opening of the Silver Lake branch library earlier this month. But, behind the scenes, there has been little to celebrate as Los Angeles Public Library officials look at trimming back operating hours at the Silver Lake ... Read More »