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Daily Archives: August 17, 2010

Where to get hitched with bike-riding guests?

Kristen from Silver Lake is getting married next spring and is looking for a wedding reception location that is fun, inspiring and close by for her bike riding friends. My honey and I live in Silverlake & just got engaged! We are looking to have our ceremony in the Spring outside under some trees either in Griffith Park or Elysian ... Read More »

Open Discussion: Bring back the mailboxes to the East L.A. post office

East L.A. resident C.J Salgado says the curb-side mail boxes at the East Los Angeles branch post office on Atlantic Boulevard were removed after recent thefts. He said another solution is needed: Be honest—did you notice? The curbside mailboxes in front of the East Los Angeles Branch Post Office (975 S. Atlantic Blvd., East LA, 90022) disappeared a few weeks ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond. Updated during the day. Can you recommend a place to get hitched with bike-riding guests? Eastsider Forums Bring back the mail boxes to the East L.A. post office. Eastsider Forums Silver Lake meeting to target crime south of Sunset. Eastside 911 Photo by Jessica Spengler/Flickr Read More »

Silver Lake meeting to target crime

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will hold a Town Hall on Thursday to address concerns about crime in the southern portion of the neighborhood, including the recent robbery and stabbing of a sidewalk fruit vendor.  “In light of the significant rise in home burglaries in the past 18 months in the [Silver Lake] area, the gunshots on Sunset and elsewhere, ... Read More »

Elysian Heights residents celebrate new parkland 20 years in the making *

Residents will gather this afternoon on the northern edge of Elysian Heights for the ground breaking of 18 acres of new parkland.  It’s been a long battle for residents who about 20 years ago blocked a developer’s plans to transform a hillside tract off Riverside Drive into a warehouse complex.  But the work was far from over. Members of the ... Read More »

The risks and rewards of unpermitted real estate

The $299,000 Scott Avenue bungalow built in 1923 on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake seems like a good deal, with two bedrooms, off-street parking and free-standing garage. There is, however, one issue:  unpermitted construction. “There are extra rooms or offices in garage which was converted without permit,” reads the sales listing on Redfin.   Should buyers keep shopping ... Read More »

Preservationists seek protection for East L.A. cultural landmark

The Los Angeles Conservancy is seeking to have the home of Self Help Graphics & Art – a center for Latino arts and culture – declared a historic landmark after  its longtime home in East Los Angeles was put up for sale.  Self Help moved into the two story building decorated with pieces  of tile and mirrors in 1979 after ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A., & Highland Park

Traffic-free Ascot Hills | El Sereno | Photo from City Project/Flickr Boyle Heights to  honor national comedy contest winner Felipe Esparaza. Council District 14 Four groups interested in running new East L.A. high school. Wave Newspapers A Highland Park house turned into a mural. 90042 L.A. Unified test scores  rise. L.A. Times Eagle Rock’s Castle Crags up for rent at ... Read More »