Daily Archives: January 29, 2011

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 of graffiti and grime and to restore and preserve the 125-foot-long mural, which adorns ... 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 and two-story storefronts  mixed in with residences that line a tree-shaded stretch of Verdugo ... 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 Patrol to find garages open on weekend evenings.) Before leaving the house for any ... 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 a Twitter feed to offer blow-by-blow accounts of police searches and holiday parades. Waltarrrrr ... 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 the neighborhood? L.A. Weekly Happening Today: Echo Park school advisory vote; Yan Tiersen performs ... Read More »