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Daily Archives: February 26, 2010

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. If techno-Mex music is your thing, then the Kinky concert at Cal State LA ... 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 the neighborhood library: “It was when I reached the front of the library when ... 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 policy that will be the featured topic of the Latino LGBT Forum, which will ... 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 tonight’s grand opening of the Eagle Rock Brewery. Glassell Park Battle of the Baristas: ... 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 on a 50-foot long, snow-covered ramp. This snow does not fall from the sky, ... 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 Echo Park library to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. LAPL Is your peacock missing? It ... Read More »