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Daily Archives: May 28, 2010

No holiday for The Eastsider

The Eastsider will be busy this holiday weekend not with barbecuing but with rolling out a new version of this blog. Don’t expect anything dramatically different. Most of the changes will be behind the scenes as The Eastsider gets used to working with gadgets named “Advance Category Excluder” and “Dynamic Content Gallery.” (But no one is going anywhere near the ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is upon us given the cool weather and gray skies. But the blossoming of jacaranda trees have served as a reminder that summer is fast approaching. After brushing the purple blossoms off your car and sweeping them from the sidewalk, find some time for live music in Eagle Rock, film in Echo ... Read More »

Violence returns to a corner of Echo Park

The southern edge of Echo Park has spent the past year recovering from the shooting death of four-year-old Roberto Lopez, Jr, with residents and city officials holding community meetings to raise citizen involvement. But, last week, only a block from where Roberto was slain by a gang member’s stray bullet, another shooting left one person in a coma for a ... Read More »

Silver Lake will need to raise some green to get this school garden growing

A group of green minded Silver Lake residents want to transform a parking lot at Micheltorena Street School in a garden. They got a plan for a nearly 6,000-square-foot garden fronting Sunset Boulevard. They also have the backing of the elementary school principal and the Friends of Michleltorena. Now, all that’s needed is cash. That’s why the group has put ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, East LA, Echo Park & Glassell Park

Echo Park Sunday Swap Meet goes online. Echo Elysian Forum Chicano Batman makes a Cypress Park appearance. Pop & Hiss Do you Wushu? Semillas school students compete in Chinese martial arts tournament. Semillas East LA freeway interchange to be named in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient Eugene Obregon. 22nd Senate District The $13 brush clearance fee explained and debated ... Read More »