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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 »

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock, El Sereno & Highland Park

Fire breaks out in a Highland Park apartment on Avenue 50. LAFD A hike into the past along Eagle Rock Creek. LA Creek Freak Something new in the dog park: an Atwater “Dalmatian Volkswagen-Muffler mix.” AV News Assemblyman proposes selling Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno, Pasadena ... 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 »

Gay married couples learn how not to be counted out by the U.S. Census

This year’s U.S. Census will be the first to count same-sex marriages. In the last nationwide count, if a gay couple indicated that they were married, the Bureau of the Census simply counted them as unmarried partners. That will now change as part of a new ... 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 »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East LA, Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

Mothers of prison lifers find solace in a Boyle Heights church. Tidings Former Eagle Rock teacher pleads no contest in 1988 molestation case. EGP News Battle of the Baristas: Fix Coffee of Echo Park and Silver Lake’s Intelligentsia compete in this weekend’s Western Regional Barista WRBC ... 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 »