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Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Saturday’s nights fifth annual Frogtown Artwalk will allow the public to explore the art studios studios and workshops of Elysian Valley, where  more than 30 artists will display their work, including the painting above by Mary-Austin Klein (whose work serves as the background for The Eastsider banner). There will also be music and an outdoor film screening. Meanwhile, in East ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

Twinkle Toes Dance Co. has branched out from the Valley with Ballet for Kids (pictured above) classes in the 1st Defense space in Highland Park. Mooi, the raw vegan restaurant in Echo Park, will launch its Sunday brunch this weekend with such items as chocolate pancakes with cashew whipped cream and seared shiitake mushroom walnut spinach & lentil cassoulet. The ... Read More »

Occidental College enrolls in car sharing program

Occidental College staff and students – as well as residents who live near the Eagle Rock campus – can now rent a car by the day or even by the hour  through the Zipcar car sharing service.  Only two Zipcar vehicles will be available for rent – starting at $8 per hour plus an annual membership – on  campus.  But the college sees ... Read More »

Cinnamon’s addictive vegan pies

Story and photos by Valentina Silva In a neighborhood known for its meat-centric cuisine, Highland Park’s Cinnamon definitely stands out. The vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant offers a large menu of Mexican favorites, including their much-celebrated “chicken” mole, burritos, pozole, sopes and homemade tamales. They also serve a bevy of salads, sandwiches and even a “shrimp” cocktail—all soy-, wheat-, or vegetable-based ... Read More »

A nighttime dog walk through Debs Park turns dangerous *

A Mount Washington resident was taking a stroll Wednesday night with his dog, Emmett, an 85-pound Chow-Shepard mix, on a trail above the Audubon Center in Debs Park. They walked around a bend when they encountered a man and a pair of Akitas, who were off leash. The Mount Washington dog owner, whose animal was leashed, asked the other man if the Akitas were ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, East L.A., Echo Park, Highland Park, Montecito Heights & Silver Lake

Leaning palm | Echo Park | photo by Susan Catherine/Flickr Boyle Heights and East L.A. residents get a peek at Gold Line development projects. EGP News Marches and more planned for this weekend’s 40th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. EGP News Artists still call Edendale home. L.A. Times To Feed and Serve: LAPD holds children charities fundraiser today in Atwater ... Read More »