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Monthly Archives: September 2010

DWP construction scares away Silver Lake Halloween party

For several Halloweens now, the area northwest of the Silver Lake reservoirs had become a trick-or-treat hot spot, with Armstrong Avenue and other nearby streets closed for an annual Halloween Block Party.  But, next month, Halloween will come and go without the neighborhood celebration. The reason?  ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Sixth Street Bridge, Boyle Heights | Photo by Chris Lott/Flickr/Creative Commons License Lewis MacAdams wants to turn 130-acre railyard into an L.A. River park but the railroad is not interested. N.Y. Times Former legal secretary finds a new role as a master gardener in Highland Park. ... Read More »

Sunset brings rain and a rainbow to Echo Park

Today's sunset was accompanied by showers and rainbows. Echo Park residents were quick to capture colorful images of the day's end. Does this rain mean the heat wave is over? Read More »

Armed man shot by police in Echo Park was out on parole

The  union representing LAPD officers identified the man shot and killed by officers in Echo Park Tuesday afternoon as 28-year-old Jack Schlesinger, a parolee-at-large.  The Los Angeles Police Protective League in a statement said: “Moments before the deadly encounter, a check of the license plate revealed ... Read More »

Silver Lake webmaster

A neighbor of Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson came across the spider pictured above in the pergola above his front gate. Jonathan Vandiveer said the spider has been busy doing what spiders do: “It had been making some extremely big webs lately (I think). Some of ... Read More »

Elysian Valley block does its part to keep the L.A. River clean

The 2400 block of Riverdale Avenue in Elysian Valley sports some new sidewalk paving stones, trees, plants and a plaque that marks the completion of a project to help clean the nearby Los Angeles River. Officials from the City of Los Angeles and the California Coastal ... Read More »

Police continue to search for suspects in Glassell Park killings

The shooters who killed brothers Jose Martinez, 24, and Samuel Martinez, 20, and critically injured their cousin in Glassell Park early Saturday morning remain at large, police said today. The brothers were walking to their Cypress Park home after going to a store with their cousin, ... Read More »

A reminder of Echo Park’s creative past sits in a Carson museum

Acclaimed wood engraver Paul Landacre lived and worked in a hillside cottage in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park for several decades until his death in the early 1960s. During one afternoon, Landacre moved a heavy Washington hand-press out into his yard. The next morning,  ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, East L.A., Echo Park & Highland Park

Arroyo Seco Parkway | Photo by Ken Chan/Flickr Police shoot man armed with an AK-47 rifle during Echo Park confrontation. The Eastsider Tickets now on sale for the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour. Arroyo Arts Man attacks CHP officer during East L.A. traffic stop. L.A. Now ... Read More »

Man shot dead in Echo Park during shoot out with police *

Officers shot and killed a man in the southern edge of Echo Park this afternoon after he opened fire on them with an AK-47 assault rifle, police said.  No officers were injured during the shoot out, which took place at about 4:30 P.M. near Temple Street ... Read More »