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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lights out in Elysian Heights*

Many Elysian Heights residents living northeast of Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Streets were without power tonight.  Residents reported losing electrical service at about 7:45 p.m.  Streets lights were out along sections of Cerro Gordo Street, Park Drive, Princeton and Valentine Streets near Elysian Heights Elementary ... Read More »

A grand Highland Park entrance to undergo a welcomed restoration

By Nicole Possert “El Alisal,” the former home of noted author and editor Charles Fletcher Lummis, was built by hand a century ago along the banks of the Arroyo Seco in Highland Park. Visitors are greeted by a front door of wood timbers and iron hardware ... Read More »

Apparently people do judge a book by its cover

Former Echo Park resident Brando Skyhorse made his national literary debut last year with the publication of his first novel, “The Madonnas of Echo Park.”  The book, which features Mexican-American and immigrant residents of Echo Park, picked up some favorable reviews and was selected by Oprah’s ... Read More »

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

Downtown view from Boyle Heights | Photo by David Rodriguez/Flickr Two hurt in Silver Lake house fire. LAFD Another tribute – and photo – of the Highland Park blogger called Waltarrrrr. BloggingLA New music school opens in Echo Park. Echo Park Now Great-grandson son of baseball ... Read More »

A new era begins for Highland Park mural

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer By Nicole Possert The 33-year-old “History of Highland Park” mural is all about the layers. Layers of graffiti above layers of original paint, layers of history, layers of architecture, art and culture.  Today, a project began to remove the layers ... Read More »

Where is Verdugo Village? Just look for the new signs

New street signs were scheduled to be dedicated today at Verdugo Road and York Boulevard to raise awareness of Verdugo Village, a section  of Glassell Park located between the 2 Freeway and the City of Glendale. The heart of Verdugo Village is a strip of one ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: How to improve your home’s security in six easy steps

Select Patrol Founder & President, Darin Williams offers up these tips to keep Eastside residents safe in 2011: Check to be sure the garage door is closed after you arrive home, or after having done any work in the garage. (It is not uncommon for Select ... Read More »

What will Highland Park (and the rest of us) do without Waltarrrrr?

The blogger known as Waltarrrrr (yes, with five “r”s), who has kept Highland Park informed and amused for more than four years, is putting the 90042 blog to “sleep for a while.”  Waltarrrrr had an endless love of historic street car photos and made use of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Montecito Heights & Silver Lake

Lincoln Heights | Photo by Ryan Schude/Flickr Taggers vs. La Fortuna.  Above the City The history of Highland Park to get cleaned up. LAist What was Obama’s favorite class at Occidental College? Oxy Has Silver Lake lost its cool now that “This Old House” has discovered ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Sunday Open House Guide

So many Sunday open houses, so little time. Real estate agent Matt Morgus offers up a trio of must-see properties that will be open this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Happy house hunting. Eagle Rock Modern: This is by far one of the coolest ... Read More »