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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Forget champagne. This Highland Park couple celebrates the New Year with cheesecake

Not just one cheesecake. 80 cheesecakes. That’s how many cakes Highland Park residents Benji and Katrina made today in time for their annual New Year’s party on Saturday. The 10-inch wide cakes are made from scratch based on a recipe from Benji’s mother. Come Saturday night, ... Read More »

The highlights and lowlights of 2010

There was no shortage of news, big and small, in 2010. Here’s a review of the scenes, sightings and stories The Eastsider came across this year. Looking forward to 2011. Highlights & Lowlights of 2010 on Dipity. Read More »

Sponsored Post: Life Coaching & Hypnotherapy

The Eastsider would like to introduce certified hypnotherapist Thea Pueschel as an advertising sponsor. Here is more about Pueschel: Certified hypnotherapist Thea Pueschel has over the years lived in Silver Lake, Echo Park and Los Feliz. She produced two no-budget indy features filmed in Silver Lake ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

By Beth Zeigler It’s not as if my derriere really needs another pastry shop to open up in the neighborhood but it certainly won’t be boycotting Proof Bakery. I like that there isn’t a cupcake in sight in the Atwater Village bakery, which leads me to ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Valley & Highland Park

Family says justice was not served in the 1998  shooting death of Echo Park 16-year-old. L.A. Times Highland Park’s Avenue 50 Studio now accepting recurring donations. Avenue 50 House flipper hops into Frogtown with a $399,000 listing. Curbed L.A. Starving artists need not apply for $2,000-a-month ... Read More »

Fallen tree takes a whack at Echo Park playground*

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Visitors to Echo Park Lake this morning found that a huge eucalyptus tree had crashed into part of a playground on the north end of the park as high winds streaked across the area. At least one resident who lives ... Read More »

Watch out for frond fallout

This morning found residents across Echo Park and other Eastside neighborhoods collecting and stacking countless palm fronds that blew off during last night’s windstorm. Workers in Elysian Park, which were already busy attending to fallen trees, had truckloads of palm fronds to collect, including those pictures ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Highland Park

Councilman Ed Reyes received $10,500 in political contributions from subcontractors working for affordable housing developer now being investigated for fraud. L.A. Times What will replace Echo Park’s Epack store? Echo Park Patch Can handcrafted books made in an Eagle Rock garage survive in the e-reader era? ... Read More »

Sunset before the storm

Markus Mentzer of Silver Lake snapped the above panorama (click on the photo to enlarge) from Hidalgo Avenue  on Tuesday as clouds from the approaching storm spread across the sky. Read More »

Rain and trees are falling in Elysian Park

The days following last week’s torrential rains found workers at Elysian Park busy cutting down fallen trees and branches and wrapping yellow caution tape around other damaged trees, including this approximately 40-foot high eucalyptus that is part of a small grove near Academy Road and Stadium ... Read More »