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Daily Archives: November 17, 2010

Proposed Echo Park pocket park wins grant

The state’s Department of Parks & Recreation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to build a nearly 1/2-acre  pocket park on Patton Street near the Echo Park Deep Pool. The grant, which was announced by Echo Park neighborhood council president Jose Sigala on the Echo Elysian Forum, comes nearly a year after officials with the Trust for Public Land began ... Read More »

Help with homeschooling available

Parents interested in homeschooling can take advantage of a local support group. Colleen  Paeff with Family Centered Education of Los Angeles (FaCE-LA) said parents interested in participating in the support group can contact her at [email protected]ail.com.  “We have a large, active, and very diverse community of homeschoolers in L.A. and many of us live on the Eastside.” The group does ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Oilcloth by the pound on sale this weekend. Shopper & Diner Help with homeschooling available. School Yard Read More »

Oilcloth by the pound on sale this weekend

Oilcloth International in Highland Park holds its bi-annual warehouse sales this Saturday, Nov. 20, with factory second- s such as totes, bibs and lunch bags – on sale as well as table cloth sold by the pound. The deals at the family-owned company also include rolls of Garvanza cotton utility fabric (pictured above).  Click here for sale details. Photo courtesy ... Read More »

Will video catch the Silver Lake egg tossers?

The Silver Lake egg tossers struck again last week, with reports of property getting egged on Dillon Street, Tesla Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard  A police alert last month failed scare off the egg throwers but perhaps a surveillance camera will do the trick. A Silver Lake resident whose own home has been egged 10 times since the summer used ... Read More »

Echo Park nonprofit wants to make a deal over former city parking lot

It’s been a decade since El Centro Del Pueblo, a large social services agency in Echo Park, converted a former public parking lot south of Sunset Boulevard into an outdoor recreation center adjacent to its Lemoyne Street headquarters.  The conversion triggered some contentious debate as many residents and businesses worried about the loss of  Lot No. 676 (outlined above in ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park, Elysian Valley & Lincoln Heights

Twisting stairs to nowhere, Silver Lake | Photo by Sahra Sulaiman $75,000 reward offered in the killing of Cypress Park brothers. The Eastsider Plastic shopping bags banned in East L.A. and other portions of unincorporated L.A. County. ABC7 City Council to let voters decide if libraries get more property tax revenue. Contra Costa Times Swap meet vendors return to Echo ... Read More »

$75,000 reward being offered in the killing of Cypress Park brothers

Officers from the LAPD Northeast Division and Councilman Ed Reyes are scheduled to hold a news conference on Thursday to announce a $75,000 reward to help find the killers of  brothers Jose Martinez and Samuel Martinez, who were fatally shot Sept. 25 in the 2900 block of Division Street as they were walking to their Cypress Park home. Their cousin, ... Read More »