Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

Echo Park school principals on the move – and not everyone is happy

Students and staff at two Echo Park elementary schools will find themselves under the leadership of new principals when school resumes in the fall.  On Thursday night, residents have organized a going away party for Eleanor Vargas-Page, who has been principal for about six years at  Betty Plasencia Math/Science Magnet school (pictured top left) on the southern edge of Echo ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog and beyond. Updated during the day. Echo Park school principals are on the move – and not everyone is happy with the changes. School Yard What would East Los Angeles get out of cityhood? The Eastsider Forums Read More »

What would East LA get out of cityhood?

Recently, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 711 making available a $45,000 loan to proponents, the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA) for use in the current effort to make East Los Angeles (ELA) a city. A fact unknown to most, ELA is actually an “unincorporated” area of Los Angeles County. Despite several past failures back to 1961 that Latino dream ... Read More »

Not even a tall fence can shield a small dog from a coyote

Boug recovers from a coyote attack. Photo courtesy Jade Suarzo Jade Suarzo of Echo Park was taking care of a friend’s dog,   Boug, a chihuahua mix from Glassell Park,  earlier this month. One afternoon,  Suarzo let Boug and her own dog, a beagle named Buster, romp around in the backyard, which is surrounded by a six-foot high fence.  The ... Read More »

Will the city finally strike a deal over the Highland Park Transit Village? *

Rendering of Highland Park Transit Village/Los Angeles Housing Department The City Council today will consider a proposal  to pack about 100 apartments and homes into the public parking lots near the Highland Park Gold Line Station.  The idea of  building more housing – most of  it in the form of affordable, subsidized units – and shops within walking distance of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

The Angel of Mercy at LA County USC Medical Center | Boyle Heights School maybe out for summer but LA Unified is still dishing out meals to students. ASNC Alert Is this the Echo Park home of someone’s dreams – or  nightmares? Chicken Corner Overcrowding reached dangerous levels at County USC emergency room. LA Now Munkin the cat comes homes. ... Read More »