Daily Archives: November 3, 2010

Veterans face battles long after war’s end

Cal State L.A. on Thursday commemorates the upcoming Veterans Day holiday with a forum on the challenges facing soldiers when they return home. The event on the El Sereno campus features a presentation by Noreen Glover-Graf, a professor at the University of Texas-Pan American,  who has been studying how the experiences of Vietnam and Iraq war veterans might help predict ... Read More »

School district puts Wilson High up for grabs

The Los Angeles school district announced a third batch of poorly performing schools it wants others to have a chance to operate, and El Sereno’s Wilson Senior High is on the list. The hilltop campus is one of 26 existing schools that will be made available to groups ranging from existing teachers to charter school operators in an effort to ... Read More »

Councilman Reyes lines up against proposed Echo Park housing development

The office of Councilman Ed Reyes has come out against a plan by Barlow Respiratory Hospital to build more than 800 units of housing on the hospital property next to Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium, Echo Park Now is reporting. The century-old hospital has been seeking to win approval of the development on its park-like grounds as  away to help ... Read More »

Message signs without much to say

The city’s Department of Transportation earlier this year installed a pair of $240,000 “changeable message signs”  on Sunset Boulevard to advise and warn motorists of traffic conditions –  primarily before and after Dodger games – in Echo Park.  But, as many Echo Park residents have noticed, the electronic signs – located near Portia Street in Echo Park and White Knoll ... Read More »

Día de los Muertos celebrated in East L.A.

While many were focused on election results last night, the East Los Angeles Civic Center was filled with people attending Self Help Graphic's 37th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photographers Martha Benedict and Jesse Saucedo were there to capture images of the altars, faces and spirit of the event. Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Old Cypress Park library | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr Echo Park Deep Pool and Silver Lake furniture make list of “fascinating polling places.” Top of the Ticket Echo Park neighborhood planning committee to take up Barlow Hospital development. Echo Park Now Police officers and firefighters out and about in Highland Park last night.  The Eastsider Happening Today: El Sereno area ... Read More »