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Monthly Archives: November 2010

What triggered Saturday night gunfire in Silver Lake?

Residents living near Silver Lake Boulevard and Marathon Street reported hearing a volley of gunshots Saturday at about midnight prompting LAPD squad cars to flood into the area as a police helicopter flew overhead.  One resident who lives on La Fayette Park Place said she called ... Read More »

Will Michelle Obama put Echo Park statue on her to-do list?

The New York Times this weekend published letters written to First Lady Michelle Obama from students involved with  826, a reading and literacy program with an office in Echo Park.  One of the letter writers, an 11-year-old boy named Andres, made the following requests: Dear Michelle ... Read More »

News & Notes from Highland Park & Silver Lake

Echo Park Lake | Photo by Boss Tweed/Flickr Woman killed after cars crashes into Troy’s Burgers in Highland Park. CBS2 & L.A.Now Gone fishin’: Trout coming to Eastside lakes this week. Outposts L.A. Unified plans an earlier start for the school year. L.A. Times & Daily ... Read More »

One man killed in Boyle Heights shooting *

Police said a man in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue was shot dead this morning in what is believed to be a gang related, drive-by killing. The suspect, who was between 25 to 30 years old, died at the scene after being shot multiple times ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The Eastsider’s weekend calendar is heavy on after-Thanksgiving shopping sales and events, including a holiday sale at Feeding Birds Boutique (pictured) in Echo Park an art fair and fundraiser at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. If you are already shopped out, consider a life ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New Echo Park shop thinks small *

Echo Park newest – and perhaps temporary – boutique opened its doors shortly before Thanksgiving in a Sunset Boulevard storefront the size of a living room. Blood is the New Black Market, featuring an assortment of clothing, gifts and accessories, in the 1800 block of Sunset ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner

The Echo Park Independent CO-OP /Photo by Luke Storey, School of Style By Beth Zeigler Big box stores and shopping mall are not the only places where you can find post-Thanksgiving shopping deals. Many independent Eastside shops will be holding sales and promotions to catch your ... Read More »

Police shoot man in Echo Park

The LAPD is investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the southern edge of Echo Park that left a 20-year-old man in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.  Officers opened fire on a man who they said pointed a rifle at them during the ... Read More »

Echo Park history up in the air

Bulldozers and demolition crews recently leveled several decades-old buildings in Echo Park in preparation for the construction of a towering,  block-long the senior retirement complex across from Echo Park Lake.  The only building  to be spared was a Craftsman-style apartment house (pictured) built in 1912 near ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake clean-up project takes next big step

Click on image for larger view By Mary A. Allen The City Council’s  Energy and Environment Committee today approved the final environmental impact report for the Echo Park Lake rehabilitation without fanfare or discussion. The 1,200-page report, which lays out the plan for the $64.7 million ... Read More »

Rescued Victorian for sale in Angeleno Heights

One of the majestic Victorian-era homes that line Carroll Avenue in Angeleno Heights has gone up for sale. The three-bedroom house at 1321 Carroll Avenue,  priced at $600,000, was built in 1886 in the Eastlake-style. But the 124-year-old home, a city cultural historic landmark, is a ... Read More »

The founder of La Serenata de Garibaldi restaurant dies

Jose Pepe Rodriguez,  who founded the acclaimed Boyle Heights Mexican restaurant in 1985, died Monday at age 77. The news comes from the office of State Senator Gilbert Cedillo, which issued a press release today. Rodriguez and his wife, Aurora, opened the first La Serenata de ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Elysian Valley & Highland Park

Car show, Elysian Park | Photo by Sahra Sulaiman The woman who brought Chicken Boy to Highland Park gets a preservation award. NBCLA KCET wants to hear your L.A. River stories. ASNC What’s going to happen to Atwater Village’s cannabis college? AV Now Happening Today: Echo ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and other items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Not a good week for Echo Park car owners. Eastside 911 The environmental report for the Echo Park Lake clean up is scheduled to be reviewed Tuesday by the City Council’s Energy & Environment ... Read More »

Not a good week for Echo Park car owners

An Echo Park resident named Dawn reports that her car was broken into early Saturday morning on Laguna Avenue near Echo Park Avenue, with Dawn losing prescription eyeglasses, car registration, GPS system and “random items like a mirror,” she said.  But Dawn was relatively lucky compared ... Read More »

Debs Park to get extra LAPD patrols – on horseback

Debs Park, which has been the scene of numerous off-leash dog attacks and other problems, will be getting extra horse back patrols by the LAPD’s Metro Mounted unit. However, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Phil Graciano said in an email there is no specific reason the mounted ... Read More »

The story behind an Echo Park bookstore

As many bookstores close or downscale, Echo Park’s Stories Books & Café continues to thrive and survive. On any given day, check out the bookstore or café to find readers enjoying a coffee, something on the menu, lounging through stacks of new and used books or busy on their laptops. Read More »

Discovering the art of Northeast L.A.

Early morning rain and clouds gave way to sunny and crisp weather today just in time for art lovers to view the work of more than 100 artists displayed in homes and studios across Northeast L.A. The North by Northeast: The 18th Annual Discovery Tour, sponsored ... Read More »

Saturday night fire damages Echo Park duplex

By Jesús Sanchez I have covered numerous fires as the publisher and author of The Eastsider but never one involving my own property. Late Saturday night, however, fire broke out in the Echo Park duplex I own near the corner of Echo Park and Morton avenues. ... Read More »