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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 the LAPD Rampart Division Sunday morning and was told “someone was driving around shooting ... 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 Obama, I think your husband should legalize immigration. Please put a statue of me ... 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 News Silver Lake blogger kicks off the holiday light show. [sic] City Council confusion ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, El Sereno & Glassell Park

Holiday decorating ideas, Glassell Park | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr Highland Park parolee crashes El Sereno family’s Thanksgiving. South Pasadena Patch Delilah Bakery in Echo Park makes Huffington Post’s Best Cakes in L.A. list. Huffington Post L.A. Unified teams up with developer to build Glassell Park apartments. L.A. Times Atwater neighborhood council wants out from proposed redevelopment zone. Los Feliz ... 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 shortly after 11 a.m., according to LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihanh. The suspect opened fire ... 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 story writing class in Echo Park and a craft fair and historic home tour ... 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 Boulevard next to one of Echo Park’s longtime businesses, Herb’s Key Shop.  The Eastsider ... 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 attention – and cash – before or after your shopping mall excursion. Here are ... 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 incident near Temple Street and Union Avenue at 2:10 p.m., said Lt. Wes Buhrmester ... 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 the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue.  The structure is an increasingly rare ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park & Silver Lake

Canadian Geese, and other wildlife, along the L.A. River  in Atwater | Photo by Diane Edwardson Pot shops banned from East L.A. and unincorporated L.A. County. L.A. Times Echo Park Avenue as boxing gym. Chicken Corner Boyle Heights art center Casa del Mexicano is in trouble but what kind?  L.A. Eastside Satellite prepares to launch from Silver Lake’s Spaceland.  Pop ... 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 clean up, now goes to the full City Council for a final vote within ... Read More »