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Monthly Archives: December 2010

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 and Echo Park and  has volunteered for various Eastside non-profits. When Thea decided to ... 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 believe is carving out a style of their own. LA Weekly Click on the ... 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 and up lofts in Lincoln Heights arts complex.  Curbed L.A. Eagle Rock’s Fatty’s restaurant ... 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 near the park thought he had hear the sound of a tree falling last ... 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 above on the aptly named Avenue of the Palms section of Stadium Way. Residents ... 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? L.A. Times Westside chef looking for a new Eastside kitchen. Squid Ink The many ... 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 Way.  So far, 15 entire trees have collapsed and numerous large branches have been ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Mural in the making, Echo Park-Silver Lake | Photo by Jesse Saucedo Silver Lake burglary suspect arrested. Eastside 911 Call in that pothole. Daily News Public invited to shape instructional plans for new Glassell Park high school. Council District 13 If you thought last week’s rains were bad, you probably don’t remember the flood of 1938. Echo Park Patch Occidental ... Read More »

Police searching for Silver Lake burglary suspect*

Officers assisted by K-9 units and a helicopter have spent more than an hour searching for a burglary suspect near Bates and Lexington avenues in the Sunset Junction area of Silver Lake.  The search began after a witness reported a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Myra Avenue, said Sgt. John Marroquin with the LAPD Rampart Division. the suspect ... Read More »

Crews to start cleaning up Echo Park landslide*

City work crews arrived today to begin cleaning up dirt and debris from a landslide that has partially blocked a Sunset Boulevard sidewalk for most of the year on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake.   Last February’s rains  caused a chunk of the steep hillside on the north side of  Sunset Boulevard near Coronado Street to tumble to ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Woman hit by Gold Line train in Highland Park. Highland Park Patch Go East: Downtown architects move to Boyle Heights. L.A. Curbed Echo Park chicken muralist caught in the act. Echo Park Patch What to do when that Christmas tree is ready to go. Bureau of Sanitation Exploring the Highland  Park-“Nickle” connection. 90042 Echo Park potholes in the news. ABC7 Read More »

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

Snowy view from snow-free Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict City may end the year with the fewest murders since 1967. L.A. Times Year-end photo project focuses on Highland Park. 90042 Silver Lake-based KCET shakes up management before leaving PBS. Show Tracker Is this your Echo Park pit bull? Echo Elysian Forum Read More »