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 area very much. However, most of the methods we’ve used before in locating rentals ... 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 lemons to compost and equipment.  Lovers of books and bargains should check out the ... 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 foundry, and a group called Keystone Art Studio have filled a cluster of warehouses ... 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 Museum at the corner of Avenue 50 and Aldama Street. The plan is to ... Read More »

Echo Park library volunteers want to roll away with a blue book cart

Lisa Baca Sigala wants a new set of wheels. But she’s not interested in a big SUV or energy sipping hybrid. Instead,  Baca, an  Echo Park Library volunteer, has her eyes set on a sky-blue, all-steel Buffalo Booktruck. It does not go very fast but it can carry up to 400 pounds of books, which would make life much easier ... 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 it would attract too much traffic, trash and outsiders – after state funds needed ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Northeast L.A.

Chicken Walk | El Sereno | Photo by Anika Malone/Flickr Former Lincoln Heights church born again as a city youth center. EGP News Losing sleep over early morning Echo Park trash pick up.  Echo Elysian Forum Echo Park National Night out looking for help. Echo Elysian Forum New Congresswoman Judy Chu makes Washington D.C. Most Beautiful List. Wave Newspapers New ... 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: “One (boutique) would close, and then another and another,” Hamilton said. “Two years ago, ... Read More »

Dear Eastsider: How to prepare for the avocado harvest

A new Echo Park resident named Erin is faced with the bounty and burden of  collecting the harvest from a pair of avocado trees on her property.  She’s asking for help before those avocados start hitting the ground: “I moved to Echo Park about 6 months ago, and now have two huge avocado trees (Hass, I believe) fruiting on the ... 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 for a bit around 3:30am.   Chopper was on the scene, along with a few ... Read More »