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Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

Update on Eastside historic landmark nominations

Efforts to win historic landmark status for a Boyle Heights farmhouse and an Echo Park apartment courtyard made some progress today. The Cultural Heritage Commission voted to support designating the 1886 Simon Francois Gless Farmhouse (pictured at top left) in Boyle Heights a historic cultural monument. The nomination now goes to the City Council for review. Boyle Heights preservationists nominated ... Read More »

Update on 110 Pasadena Freeway construction

Caltrans has no plans to halt construction work on the 110 Pasadena Freeway as requested by Highland Park preservationists, who fear the project will damage the historic character of the city’s oldest freeway. In fact, the $17 million project – which includes new barriers and other safety improvement features – will soon be moving into a phase that promises to ... Read More »

Juvenile in custody in connection with Silver Lake mugging *

A person who was walking on Tesla Avenue near Armstrong Avenue Tuesday afternoon was attacked and mugged by four youths, according to an email being circulated among Silver Lake residents: “Yesterday, Tuesday, 3/30 there was a mugging in broad daylight on Tesla Ave at 4:30 p.m. Four Hispanic youths attacked and mugged at walker on Tesla Ave. near the corner ... Read More »

Diving detectives make a big splash at Echo Park Lake

A team of LAPD divers searching for evidence at Echo Park Lake this morning drew a lot of attention, including questions and stares from park visitors as well as comments and photos – like the one above – on Twitter. Sgt. Steve Richards with the LAPD’s Underwater Dive Unit said the team was looking for evidence – a gun, in ... Read More »

Who wants to buy a loft in Lincoln Heights?

At least five people do. That’s how many buyers have so far put down $5,000 deposits to reserve a home in the 104-unit Alta Lofts since the Lincoln Heights project held a grand opening on March 20. The former Fuller Paints warehouse – a 1920s-era structure topped off by two-floors of new construction – towers above a section of San ... Read More »

Echo Park’s littlest firefighter

A Spring Break Campfire was held last night at Vista Hermosa Park overlooking downtown. But many of the kids who attended the event in the southern edge of Echo Park were more interested in suiting up to put out fires. “Not much marsh mellow roasting, but the kids seem to enjoy putting on the gear,” said photographer Jesse Saucedo. Photo ... Read More »

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

City Hall stalemate delays DWP rate hike for at least three months. LA Times Dodgers prepare for first pre-season game at Dodger Stadium tonight; Echo Park prepares for traffic jam. Dodgers Will the Lotus Festival return to Echo Park Lake this summer? Militant Angeleno A rundown on Highland Park street robberies. NELA List What was with that helicopter for Echo ... Read More »