Daily Archives: June 2, 2010

Echo Park art scene now includes kids

The Gabriella Charter School stands apart from other schools with a focus on a dance program. But  students at Gabriella, which shares the Logan Elementary School campus, are also exposed to other forms of art. On Thursday night, the public is invited to attend the school’s  Fourth Annual Student Art Show, said art teacher Andrea Saenz. Here’s what to expect: ... Read More »

Silver Lake board walk runs into resistance

Earlier this year the Department of Water and power built a mock-up of a proposed 550-foot long boardwalk on the north end of the Ivanhoe Reservoir. The elevated structure would run along Tesla Avenue and close the final gap in the walking path circling the  Ivanhoe and Silver Lake Reservoirs. Councilman Tom Labonge is a big fan of the boardwalk ... Read More »

The owner of the Lakers-style bungalow prepares for another winning season

Living in a home trimmed in purple and gold does bring with it a bit of fame as well as some additional responsibilities, Echo Park resident Tom Anderson has learned. Ever since Anderson decided to dress up his 1922 hilltop bungalow in the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers, and a story appeared in The Eastsider a year ago, the 52-year-old parks officer has gotten used to the attention. Drivers slow down, honk their horns and and give him the thumbs up. Stories and photos of his tidy home - which was built by his grandfather - have appeared in the LA Times and other websites. He heard one child walking past his house with a pack of school kids say: "I think Kobe lives there!" Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights, Northeast LA & Silver Lake

Potted porch. Angeleno Heights MTA board votes to support more extensive review of  proposed 710 freeway tunnel. Glendale News-Press Boyle Heights  homicide victim identified. LA Weekly & Previously on The Eastsider Chris Weitz shooting The Gardener on the streets of Boyle Heights & East LA. NY Times 890-square-foot Echo Park starter home sells for $550,000. Curbed LA Some residents asking ... Read More »