Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

Eastside Shopper & Diner

Photo by Greg H./Foragela.com Pork belly sandwiches and locally grown greens now serving in Silver Lake. Affordable indy-designer womens’ fashion in Echo Park. Store closings in Eagle Rock and openings in El Sereno.  Here are the details: Backyard fruits and veggies (plus braised meetballs and pork belly sandwiches) on the menu at Forage (pictured above) in Silver Lake. Feeding Birds ... Read More »

This little piggy went to the Lincoln Heights animal shelter

Most of the residents of the North Central animal shelter in Lincoln Heights are dogs and cats. But this past week, the shelter was also home to a 17-pound pig. It’s not the first time a pig has found a place at the shelter, which has barnyard area for the occasional horse, goat, sheep, chicken and pig that turns up, ... Read More »

Boyle Heights angel called in to save the city’s arts & culture budget

Boyle Heights artist and teacher Lilia Ramirez made one of the more dramatic pitches at City Hall on Wednesday to defend the Department of Cultural Affairs budget from deep cuts during a lengthy City Council meeting. But maybe not even angelic powers can save the city’s finances. Today, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered 1,000 jobs to be eliminated. Photo courtesy Lilia ... Read More »

City planners say 75-unit Echo Park apartment complex is no big deal

By Echo Park standards, a planned apartment complex that would rise on Glendale Boulevard across from Echo Park Lake is big: 75 units housed in a three-story high, block-long complex. It would require the demolition of a handful of old and much smaller apartment houses that have long defined the blocks surrounding the lake. But as far as the city’s ... Read More »