Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

College dedicates mural created by Echo Park artist

Glendale Community College this afternoon dedicated a new mural created by student and Echo Park resident Manny Bracamonte. The mural, “Color Palette of our Ancestors,”  stretches 12-feet long by 2-1/2-feet tall along a wall in the college’s food court. Bracamonte, 31, a Belmont High grad now enrolled in Glendale College’s studio arts program, spent the summer working on the mural filled ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Backyard orchards irrigated by bathtub water; solar heated water systems; beehives & worm bins; and chicken coops (pictured above) made from salvaged shoji screen doors. The eco-minded will find all this and more during Sunday’s East Side Eco Tour, which includes a variety of private homes, community gardens and other sites filled with ideas for those who want to live ... Read More »

Police have to yet to crack the case of the Silver Lake egg tossers

Back in July, The Eastsider posted a story about a Silver Lake resident who had grown weary of having eggs thrown at his his car and home. The eggs, however, have continued to fly in other parts of the neighborhood. Earlier this week, a woman whose house near Landa Street and Maltman Avenue got egged saw eggs being thrown from ... Read More »

Pantry Cafe, a rainy-day getaway in Hermon

Story by Valentina Silva Hermon is the most elusive neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles. At least in my mind–I’d never even heard of it until I moved to Mount Washington. Just southeast across the Arroyo Seco Parkway from Highland Park, Hermon is such a quiet, hidden little area with plenty of house-proud, tree-lined streets. One new perk in Hermon is ... Read More »

A farewell tour of Echo Park Lake as we know it *

The city’s Public Works Department will tomorrow*  host the first of three public tours show the improvements planned as part of an $84 million rehabilitation of Echo Park Lake.  The tours are a reminder that in just a few months, in the spring of 2011,  Echo Park Lake and the parkland that surrounds it will be fenced off to the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Highland Park Bug | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr New Echo Park elementary school built for 800 students expected to hold 500 instead. Echo Park Now What’s an Amtrak train doing above Highland Park? 90042 Boyle Heights police station named in honor of LAPD’s first Latino commanding officer. EGP News You are never to young to blog: Belmont High journalists enter ... Read More »