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Daily Archives: April 27, 2010

New big wheel rolls into Silver Lake

The hillside that rises behind the ARCO station at Fletcher and Riverside drives is home to an array of concrete block foundations – a city historic landmark – that once supported a Red Car street car line bridge that crossed over the intersection. In recent weeks, however, this hillside has become better known for landmarks of another kind, a collection ... Read More »

Deadly violence returns to LAPD Northeast Division

A shooting in Cypress Park early Sunday morning left one man dead, ending a nearly four-month long period when no homicides were reported in the LAPD Northeast Division. The shooting in the 600 block of Romulo Street on Sunday at about 1 AM also left two other males injured, said Capt. William Murphy. “It appears to be gang related,” Murphy ... Read More »

Parisian cuisine has got nothing on Highland Park tacos

The mother and twin daughters who run Oilcloth International in Highland Park returned home from Paris on Sunday, more than a week later than scheduled after volcanic ash disrupted European air travel. So what did Carolyn Molina, daughter of company president Cardi Molina, do after rejoining co-workers ? “I really wanted Mexican food so as soon as I got back ... Read More »

Time turns the Lincoln Heights street clock in a different direction

The current issue of The Voice newspaper includes a feature on the return of the Lincoln Heights street clock to North Broadway. The 14-foot clock is a completely new version of the original, which was damaged by a film crew in 2006, with many of its parts picked off by scavengers, according to the paper and chamber officials. So, with ... Read More »

Weeds sprout where Echo Park condos were to grow

It’s been more than a year now since construction stopped at the Durbin, a 36-unit condo project at Echo Park and Delta avenues. Developer Adam O’Neill of the Angeles Group blamed the failure of his construction lender for the disruption but told Curbed LA in March 2009 that model units were expected to be finished by the summer. Of course, ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, East LA, Echo Park, El Sereno & Glassell Park

Ready for a quick walk? Glassell Park dedicates one-third mile long walking trail. LAist El Sereno ice cream cart vendor beaten with baseball bat during attempted robbery in Pasadena. Star News Bacon-wrapped news from Atwater Village. LAist Food trucks move up Echo Park Avenue. Chicken Corner A Black Necked Stilt pays a visit to Echo Park Lake. Echo Elysian Forum ... Read More »