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Monthly Archives: July 2010

How do you find rentals in Eagle Rock?

Kathleen from Providence, RI needs help finding a place in Eagle Rock: Hi, my family and I may be relocating from Providence, RI in the very near future. Based on the commute (to Sylmar) and schools and neighborhood, we’ve decided that we like the Eagle Rock ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News & items from other parts of the blog and beyond. How do you find rentals in Eagle Rock? Eastsider Forums LAPD targets Echo Park property crime; Dogtown gang members arrested in Highland Park. Eastside 911 Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Photo by h-bomb/Flickr Got an overactive zucchini or tomato plant  that won’t stop giving? Then it might be worth stopping by the Garden Swap on Saturday at the Milagro Allegro Garden in Highland Park, where the green-thumb set will be able to swap everything from surplus ... Read More »

Artists fill the empty spaces developers leave behind

Many artists resent being priced out of warehouses and industrial buildings to make way for pricey “loft-style” condos and apartments. Well, in Echo Park, artists have taken advantage of a retrenching real estate market that’s undermined demand for pricey loft-style living. LA Fonderie, a fine arts ... Read More »

Highland Park art space in the making

Graphic artist and teacher Lauren Mackler arrived in Los Angeles only in January, taking up residence at the back of an Avenue 50 storefront in Highland Park.  In the front of the brick building, Mackler is opening what she calls Public Fiction – The Avenue 50 ... Read More »

Work to finally begin on Silver Lake Meadow

Construction of the Silver Lake Meadow –  six acres of parkland on the east side of the Silver Lake reservoirs – was supposed to have been completed two years ago.  The city delayed the project – which  was opposed by many Silver Lake residents who feared ... Read More »

Dancing to the jaranas

Photo by Jesse Saucedo Photographer Jesse Saucedo stopped by the new Boyle Heights Farmers’ Market as some performers began dancing to the sounds of musicians playing jarana guitars. He calls the photo “Dancing Jaranas.” Read More »

Atwater boutiques facing a tough sell

Glendale Boulevard shops / Photo by Atwater Village Newbie/Flickr The Los Feliz Ledger reports that the closing of a trio of Atwater Village boutiques in recent months have some worried about the neighborhood retail scene. Carolyn Hamilton, who moved her store to Hollywood, told the Ledger: ... Read More »

A sleepless night on Ridge Way

Screams. Gunshots. Police armed with assault rifles. That was the scene early Tuesday morning as described by an Angeleno Heights resident who lives on the 1400 block of Ridge Way: “Heard gun shots after a guy was yelling “Fuck the police” and screaming his brains out ... Read More »

Councilman Huizar takes out the trash*

A common complaint in Echo Park is the sight of overflowing trash cans on Sunset Boulevard. City officials have over the years recommended against installing more trash cans because there was no money to pay workers to empty them out.  Well, at least in Boyle Heights ... Read More »

Shots awaken residents near Echo Park Lake

A round of  early morning gunfire  today awakened numerous residents living near Echo Park  Lake but apparently left no one injured.  A man living on Laguna Avenue said he heard four shots at about 4 AM. “I went outside and didn’t hear any screaming,” he said ... Read More »

50 years of life and love in Echo Park

t was 50 years ago today that former Marine lieutenant Walter Elmer and Sumiko Shingaki were married in the bride's native Okinawa. In a few weeks, however, the newly married couple were living with Walter's brother in Echo Park on Ewing Street until they found a permanent place to call home. Read More »

Who says Debs Park is part of Montecito Heights?

The Eastsider on Monday published a photo taken in Debs Park and said it was located in Montecito Heights. Anthony Manzano, vice president of the  LA-32 Neighborhood Council Vice-President, disagrees. He says Debs Park should be described as being located in Rose Hill – an old ... Read More »

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News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond.  Updated during the day. Who says Debs Park is part of Montecito Heights? Eastsider Forums Meet your Northeast Senior Lead Officer. Eastside 911 Read More »

Meet your senior lead officer

The LAPD’s Senior Lead Officers act as the neighborhood cop, keeping an eye on very local crime trends and serving as the main contact between residents and the department.  On Wednesday night, residents who live in the LAPD Northeast Division – which stretches from Silver Lake ... Read More »

Echo Park’s nightlife will be getting more crowded

Echo Park’s bustling night life  has drawn complaints about rowdy crowds and made the neighborhood a popular spot for LAPD sobriety check points. But, if anything, the sidewalks of Sunset Boulevard will become more crowded after hours as a mix of new and old Echo Park ... Read More »