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Daily Archives: April 23, 2010

Floral freeway billboard in bloom again

The so-called floralscape alongside the 110 Freeway north of Sunset Boulevard was being planted this week with a new scene featuring a baseball player. Jesse Saucedo snapped these pictures as the player at bat was taking shape on the freeway near Dodger Stadium (It’s not clear if this is a Dodger-related image). One of the workers displayed a drawing of ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

This weekend is for you if you don’t mind getting dirty. Community clean ups are planned along the Los Angeles River (pictured above between cleanings) on Saturday and in Echo Park on Sunday as part of Earth Day weekend events. There is also the day-long Wonder Cabinet – a variety show of art, science and everything in between – at ... Read More »

Echo Park vintage VW bus hits the road – without its owner

Looks like vintage Volkswagens are attracting a lot of unwanted attention these days. A few weeks back The Eastsider wrote about the travails of a Texas woman whose beloved 1962 Volkwagen Beetle was stolen off a Highland Park street. Last night, another vintage Volkswagen – a 1963 VW bus, in this case – was stolen from a gated parking lot ... Read More »

Pasadena Freeway work postponed as preservationists line up opposition

Caltrans has postponed the first in a series of weekend closures of southbound portions of the 110 Pasadena Freeway that were supposed to begin tonight. Caltrans spokeswoman Judy Gish said the weekend closures are expected to start in about three weeks but did not know the reason for the delay or have an exact date as to when work is ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Boyle Heights responds to Anderson Cooper’s Hollenbeck crime program. EGP News The trolley line history of Avenue 28. 90042 Vandals take aim at Echo Park-based Shepard Fairey’s New York street art. Gothamist Tell all the gang abut the guns for groceries swap. CBS2 Green grocer planned for Echo Park Avenue. Chicken Corner East Hollywood gang suspected of Silver Lake robberies. ... Read More »