Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

Man dies at Southwest Museum Gold Line Station *

An elderly man died  late Sunday afternoon while he and his family waited for an Metro Gold Line train at the Southwest Museum station near Mount Washington. Paramedics arrived on the scene  but the man had already died, apparently from natural causes, said Metro spokeswoman Helen Ortiz Gilstrap.  Some nearby residents and motorists said they thought a crime had been ... Read More »

How many grapes can a Ford F150 pick-up hold?

The back of a fire-engine red F150 parked at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard was loaded with 2,000 pounds of grapes from Indio, said one of the men trying to sell the grapes on Saturday afternoon for $1 a bag. Read More »

Street Food: Handmade flautas at Balbina

Story and photos by Valentina Silva With the Breed Street food vendors now dispersed, you really have to drive around Boyle Heights to find the best stuff. My tactic is to search out the stands with a bit of a crowd, the thinking being that most people won’t stand in line for bad food. That’s not a foolproof theory, but ... Read More »

These Echo Park businesses are still in business – no matter what KABC says

An ABC7 TV news crew descended upon Echo Park on Friday to shoot scenes for a story on city tax breaks for new businesses. With close up images of Sunset Boulevard storefronts flashing on the screen, reporter John North is heard to say: "The lousy economy has turned this into a common sight: padlocked or boarded up businesses with no new tenants in mind." Read More »

Angeleno Heights, still not hip or hot

The most recent issue of Angeleno magazine includes a story of  the “hippest hoods” and “hottest new nabes” of Los Angeles. The Victorian-era neighborhood of Angeleno Heights did not make the list. But just wait five years when Angeleno Heights is expected to join West Adams, the Hollywood Media District and the Cahuenga-Vine corridor on the hot hood-nabe list,  real ... Read More »