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Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Silver Lake Happy/Sad Foot is back in action

Fans of the Foot Clinic sign at Sunset Boulevard and Coronado Street spun out of control after learning the rotating Silver Lake sign had broken down, as reported in Curbed LA. Well, now the bipolar foot is back at work, a reader notified The Eastsider by ... Read More »

Silver Lake beekeepers launch rescue operation

Silver Lake residents and urban beekeepers Russell Bates and Amy Seidenwurm returned home last Sunday after meeting with fellow fans of beekeeping and were shocked to discover that two giant eucalyptus tree had collapsed across their backyard, with one of them landing on top of their ... Read More »

Distraction burglars get busy in the new year

The LAPD Rampart Division and the DWP warned residents about an increase in reports of elderly minority residents being burglarized and defrauded by criminals posing as utility workers. The LAPD said 10 of these crimes have already been reported this year (compared to 55 for all ... Read More »

City moves to support Echo Park business improvement district

Councilman Eric Garcetti earlier this week introduced a City Council motion supporting the creation of a business improvement district to help pay for additional cleaning, security and promotion of Echo Park’s commercial district. The motion comes after the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce last year began ... Read More »

Save the Date for a Highland Park bike drawing class

The cyclists behind the Bike Oven collective will be standing still for a change as they hold a Bike Still Life Drawing Class tonight at their Highland Park repair shop. Bike Oven, which will be hosting a Bike Love exhibit next month, will provide the two-wheeled ... Read More »

What could be worse than having your water turned off?

Apparently having it turned back on can also create some problems as an Echo Park resident discovered this morning following a nearby water main break. The woman who lives on MacBeth Street described what happened after DWP crews finished making their repairs: “Our studio apartment water ... Read More »

Echo Park agency to open one-stop social services center

The Sunset Boulevard storefront that newly painted a shade of tangerine (or is it watermelon?) marks the home of the new Echo Park FamilySource Center. The space marks an expansion by El Centro Del Pueblo, the longtime Echo Park social service agency that involved in everything ... Read More »

DWP crews repairing Echo Park water main break

DWP workers on the scene of an early morning water main break near Scott and Portia avenues in Echo Park said water service is being restored to nearby homes. A four-unit apartment next to the break suffered some minor flooding and water service was interrupted to ... Read More »

Eastside Looky-Loo: Luxury living on Drew Street

Drew Street in Glassell Park has been better known as a stronghold for the Avenues gang than a place to find a “luxury apartment,”which is how this one-bedroom unit is promoted on Craigslist. The $775-a month apartment in the 3300 block of Drew Street is located ... Read More »

Bike owners pay the price of fixie fixation

The fixed-gear bike craze has certainly generated a lot of demand for bike shop owners like Doug Forrest and Oswaldo Lopez of Echo Park Cycles. It’s also generated a lot of concern about what they say is a rising wave of bicycle theft, with the owners ... Read More »

Eastside Property Report: Buyers head to Northeast LA

Northeast neighborhoods – such as Glassell Park, Highland Park and Mount Washington – were among the most active when it came to home sales in December, according to DataQuick and the L.A. Times. Agent Brock Harris of Brock Real Estate said the strong sales in the ... Read More »

Prayer is important but so is parking

View more photos in a slide show Finding a convenient parking spot is apparently as important as finding salvation judging by the size of the new garage rising next to Angelus Temple in Echo Park. The six- level, 225-foot long, 544-space garage has begun to make ... Read More »