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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Police fail to sweep out Echo Park Lake Swap Meet *

A team of police and city workers showed up at Echo Park Lake this morning in the most recent effort to combat the Sunday swap meet in the northeast corner of the park. Residents reported that city workers cooking grills and merchandise * into dump trucks ... Read More »

When it comes to trees, Mr. Hernandez prefers his round

Echo Park resident Javier Hernandez spends at least one hour twice a month trimming, shaping and cleaning up after the trio of 10-year-old ficus trees in front of his Lemoyne Street home. The 59-year-old construction worker said he would save time using an electric trimmer but ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Rain seems to be threatening several outdoor events Saturday, including a four-mile run in Debs Park and the Echo Park Block party. Still, there are plenty of indoor options, including Saturday night’s performance of the Occidental-Caltech Symphony (shown above in a 2008 the video) at Oxy. ... Read More »

Witness to an Eagle Rock shooting

The current issue of the Eagle Rock High newspaper – Eagle’s Scream – carries the first-person account of a student who was walking a few blocks from campus on the afternoon of February 5 when shots rang out near the auditorium of an elementary school and ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner

Photo from Allston Yacht Club Beer & fries flow at Eagle Rock Brewery opening; A boot camp for Kundalini yoga; avocado fries? Can’t wait for Wednesdays: All menu items are $5 at the Allston Yacht Club. Echo Park Eight beers on tap (and fries, too) at ... Read More »

Elysian Heights school to get a lesson in snow making *

Rain is in the forecast but snow – five tons of it – is expected Saturday (see date change below) in Elysian Heights. Parents and supporters of Elysian Heights Elementary School are holding a Snow Day fundraiser Saturday morning, complete with games, food and sled rides ... Read More »

Save the Date for “Sister Aimee: The Musical”

The idea of a group of young filmmakers – many of them kids – creating a musical about revered evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson might meet with some resistance among the faithful. But, in this case, officials at Angelus Temple, the church Sister Aimee founded across from ... Read More »

Mapping out 54 days of Silver Lake crime

Monday’s afternoon shooting in Silver Lake generated concerns about what many residents say has been an increase in neighborhood crime. In response to a request by The Eastsider, the LAPD is reviewing crime stats for Silver Lake south of the reservoir to see what’s going on. ... Read More »

Storefront Report: 24-hour salvation coming to Echo Park

Echo Park’s late-night scene is dominated by night clubs and bars. But come this spring Echo Park night owls in need of soul searching and prayer will be able to drop in on the Mission Evangelical Palabra Ungida, a Spanish-language evangelical church that has purchased a ... Read More »

Hatchet job in Atwater

Heather Waters of Atwater Village has spent much of today watching crews cut down a giant tree that has loomed over Larga Street. It’s was not a pleasant sight. She’s documented the tree cutting on Facebook until the very end: “One truck has left, one remains, ... Read More »

Eastside Crime Watch

Last week’s major crimes included a rape on the edge of Eagle Rock and string of violent robberies across Echo Park and Silver Lake. Boyle Heights saw far fewer robberies but still plenty of stolen cars and trucks to report. Click on the link below for ... Read More »

Save the Date for a trip to FunLand (with the kids)

Wednesday afternoons usually finds a small group of moms and toddlers attending StoryTime FunLand, a live show featuring stories and songs at Stories Books in Echo Park. Today’s show at 4:30 PM also serves a record release party for the performers – known as Ticket-Taker Mindy ... Read More »

Another step taken to honor a beloved Boyle Heights cop

Councilman Jose Huizar took some heat last year when the new Hollenbeck police station opened in Boyle Heights without honoring the memory of Rudy de Leon, a highly regarded police officer who reached out to neighborhood residents and kids. An October story in the EGP News ... Read More »

Cuban protesters gather at Echo Park Lake

A small group of Cuban Americans staged a protest in Echo Park this afternoon following the death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died in a Havana prison after an 80-day hunger strike. The protesters gathered around the bust of Cuban poet Jose Marti in ... Read More »

Afternoon shooting sends a shiver through Silver Lake

About 50 Silver Lake residents and business owners gathered tonight near the scene of a Monday afternoon shooting, expressing concern about what they say is a pick-up in neighborhood crime and a slow down in police response. The outdoor meeting – which included Sunset Junction area ... Read More »

Adventures in Echo Park shopping

The small boutique and independent retailers of Echo Park are an eclectic lot with some unique products to sell. But sometimes the neighborhood boutique and gallery scene makes many shoppers miss the GAP-like consistency found at a giant -albeit anonymous – mall. Take for example the ... Read More »