Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

Eastside Crime Watch

A double murder in Highland Park and numerous violent robberies in Boyle Heights were among the major crimes reported last week. Read the review of major crime broken down by neighborhood in Eastside 911. Read More »

Echo Park-Silver Lake freeway project takes another detour

View Larger MapFor more than a decade, Echo Park and Silver Lake residents, traffic engineers, consultants and political leaders have been working on a plan to rebuild the often jammed and chaotic southern tip of the 2 Freeway, which comes to an abrupt end at Glendale Boulevard. It looked like a resolution was finally at hand this summer when an ... Read More »

El Sereno residents win the battle of Elephant Hill but who will pay the bill?

Residents of El Sereno have waged a 25-year battle against investors seeking to build homes on what is called Elephant Hill on the boundary with South Pasadena. On Tuesday, residents declared victory after the City Council agreed to settle a lawsuit with the Elephant Hill property owners by buying their approximately 15-acre site and an adjacent 5-acre parcel for $9 ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, El Sereno, Highland Park & Silver Lake

City agrees to settle Elephant Hill lawsuit by buying El Sereno property for $9 million. LA Times LA Unified enrollment keeps dropping while charter schools gain. Daily News Merry mail carriers: Holiday decorators needed for the Highland Park post office. Highland Park Residents A new Silver Lake area park to provide open space and clean storm water. LAist Do you ... Read More »

Your next text message might come from the LAPD

A Wednesday night march in Silver Lake in support of gay marriage will find the LAPD sending out text messages as well as officers to keep things under control. The department will be texting mobile phone users with information about road closures and the location of BuryProp8 marchers as part of a test of a secure instant message system operated ... Read More »