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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Seclusion has its price in Elysian Heights

There are two ways to get to a newly listed, four-bedroom house in the Fellowship Park section of Elysian Heights: One is down a footpath that changes from brick to gravel to dirt as it descends down a steep hill; the other is a short drive on Fellowship Parkway, a winding road so narrow that an SUV would have trouble ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Hermon & Silver Lake

Stormy skies over Sunset & Alvarado, Echo Park | Photo by Ty Swonger L.A Times endorses challenger Tomas O’Grady over incumbent  Tom LaBonge as 4th District Councilman. L.A. Times Silver Lake indy band plays Disney Hall. Pop & Hiss Does the giant “H” stand for Hermon? Above the City Bansky makes a brief Boyle Heights appearance. View from a Loft ... Read More »

A look into landslides reveals Sunset Boulevard’s rocky past

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer By Rory Mitchell The sandstone cliffs that have lined Sunset Boulevard through Echo Park and Silver Lake for the past century are collapsing.  The Eastsider reported a year ago when a 20-foot chunk of the cliff on the north side of Sunset near Coronado Terrace toppled to ground during a storm. Last month, the ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, Hermon & Highland Park

Gold Line Soto Street station, Boyle Heights | Photo by L.A. Wad/Flickr Off-deputy sheriff stabbed in East L.A. L.A. Now New Hermon supermarket holds grand opening today. ASNC Alert School board candidates short on details during Highland Park forum. Patch Dodger single-game tickets go on sale at stadium today. Daily News Happening Today: Elysian Heights Elementary garden workday; art opening ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond. Burglars clean out Silver Lake house as resident showers. Eastside 911 Angeleno Heights couple learns that car thieves target all makes and models. Eastside 911 Read More »

Burglars clean out Silver Lake house as resident takes a shower

A Silver Lake woman emerged from her shower this morning to discover that burglars had broken into her  house near Benton Way and Berkeley Avenue , stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry and musical equipment. The woman was unaware of the crime until she finished bathing, said her boyfriend in an email. The man said his girlfriend is fine but ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The members of the Paco Peña flamenco dance company stomp, strut and twirl  their way across the stage as they put a modern spin on the age-old Spanish dance form during a  Saturday night performance at the Luckman Center at Cal State L.A.  Tonight, in Echo Park, “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die,” a photography and art exhibit ... Read More »

Car thieves strike all makes and models

Cars and trucks don’t have to be new or expensive to attract the attention of thieves. That’s what an Angeleno Heights man named Thomas and girlfriend learned Thursday morning.  Thomas, who wants to warn neighbors of the theft, provides  details of the crime: “My girlfriend’s relatively nondescript tan Toyota Corolla was stolen last night/this morning (2/24) in the Angeleno Heights ... Read More »

Vegan-only cuisine stages a comeback in Echo Park

KindKreme, a vegan ice cream and dessert shop, opened its Echo Park outlet today in the former space once occupied by the raw vegan restaurant Mooi, which closed late last year after only a few months. Today’s cold and rain was not ideal for frosty desserts. Still, vegans and the curious came by to check out the two-story, corner space, ... Read More »

Eastside Mix: Finish February on a musical note

Sebadoh performs tonight at the Echoplex, Echo Park By Alfred Montez Although February is the shortest month of the year there’s no reason why we shouldn’t celebrate getting through it by going out this weekend and cutting loose to some good live music. So here are just a few things going on across the Eastside: Sebadoh will be performing at ... Read More »

Echo Park Book Club leaves a mark on its members

It seems that nearly every person in Echo Park sports at least one tattoo, tributes to  lovers, bands, gangs or the legacy of one too many drinks.  But how do you explain what motivated an Echo Park man to have the words “Echo Park Book Club” scrawled across his tummy? That man, named Jason, was working at an Echo Park ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park & El Sereno

Lincoln Park Motel, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Corey Miller/Flickr Police respond to reports of shooting near Echo Park Lake. The Eastsider Eagle Rock man accused of murder takes the witness stand. Patch & Daily News Group endorsed by teachers union wins Echo Park school advisory vote. Patch The reviews are in for a pair of Atwater plays. Culture Monster ... Read More »