Daily Archives: February 10, 2010

Save the Date: Maravilla Handball Court fundraiser

This Saturday the Maravilla Historical Society will hold a fundraiser – complete with live music and an exhibition of Mixteca Poleta – this as part of an effort to purchase and restore the 1920s-era Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles. More Eastside events in the Save the Date calendar. Photo by Rick Morton Read More »

Greetings from the million-square-foot development next door

Many residents of Echo Park, Elysian Heights and other nearby neighborhoods opened their mail boxes Tuesday to find a slick mailer from Barlow Respiratory Hospital. The mailer is part of the costly effort the century-old hospital has launched to develop its rustic, 19-acre campus next to Elysian Park into one of the largest-ever residential projects on the Eastside. While the ... Read More »

Eastside Crime Watch

Last week’s major crimes included a rape and shooting in Eagle Rock and a handful of violent robberies in Highland Park. Boyle Heights, meanwhile, was the scene of numerous aggravated assaults and violent robberies. Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during Feb. 1 – 7 as found on the LAPD crime ... Read More »

Would you rather rent an Echo Park bed cave or buy a condo near rock music history?

Readers skimming the Craigslist housing ads have come across a few interesting finds. First, a Buddhist/singer/Apple store worker who chants “a lot” wants to share her one-bedroom bungalow that features a big living room, a porch/office space, backyard and … “A cool crawl space that could be converted into a bed cave.” Sharing the bungalow and bed cave will cost ... Read More »

A frosty view – with palm tree – from Angeleno Heights

Darienne Hetherman of Angeleno Heights awoke this frosty morning to one of those only-in-LA views of snow capped mountains framed by palm fronds. Sunlight is beginning to hit the dome and spires of St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Church. More snow capped images from Corralitas Drive in Silver Lake. Photo by Darienne Hetherman Read More »

News & Notes from East LA, Echo Park, Hermon & Highland Park

Who is setting Highland Park’s trash cans on fire? 90042 How to spot an Echo Park hipster. Curbed LA Get your Tivo ready: Eric Garcetti to appear on Feb. 16 episode of “All My Children.” Franklin Avenue Echo Park resident Yosi Sergant tells what’s it like to get on the wrong side of the right wing. Neon Tommy StoryCorps taking ... Read More »