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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bomber and blimp join Dodger fans during opening day

While the streets around Dodger Stadium were jammed with opening day traffic this afternoon, the skies above also attracted some game-day visitors. Martha Benedict snapped these photos from Montecito Heights, where residents caught sight of the wedged-shape B-2 Bomber that swept over the stadium shortly before ... Read More »

Eastside Mix: Baseball Project swings through Echo Park

The Baseball Project peforms at The Echo tonight By Alfred Montez If you couldn’t get tickets to today’s Dodger season opening game, how about a rock show all about our national pastime? Tonight,  The Baseball Project will be performing down the road from Dodger Stadium at ... Read More »

The sounds of Dodger Stadium opening day *

Brass bands-for-hire playing to a Latin-Polka beat competed with DJs and thumping sound-systems in Elysian Park this afternoon  as they performed before crowds celebrating ahead of the season opener at Dodger Stadium . Unlike previous years, today’s opening game begins later in the afternoon, at 5 ... Read More »

Councilman declares opposition to Boyle Heights project

Councilman José Huizar this morning said a $2 billion proposal to redevelop the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in Boyle Heights would force many of the existing 6,000 residents to leave “the only home they have ever known.”  In announcing his opposition, Huizar said the plans by the ... Read More »

Not happy with your neighborhood school?

By Becky Koppenhaver Many of the Echo Park parents who were disappointed when L.A. Unified selected a charter school to operate a new neighborhood campus now have to decide where to send their kids. Most of those parents have ruled out enrolling their children at the ... Read More »

Dancing fountains to take center stage

City officials are scheduled to gather later today at a noisy Cypress Park intersection to dedicate an approximately $800,000 computer-controlled fountain and plaza. The fountain, which The Eastsider reported on last November, at  Figueroa Street and San Fernando Road is part of the the first phase ... Read More »

Police searching for Highland Park shooting suspect *

Officers have cordoned off a section of Highland Park tonight as they search for a gunman following reports of multiple gunshots near Avenue 53 and Monte Vista Street. The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m.  Early reports indicate that no one was injured but an ... Read More »

Who is going to clean up The Eagle Rock? *

Eagle Rock’s graffiti clean-up crews might want to invest in a high-powered spray-gun or rock climbing lessons. The top of The Eagle Rock – the massive boulder visible from nearly every corner of the neighborhood – has been tagged.  It’s hard to make out the lettering ... Read More »

Hollywood shoots up Echo Park

What was with all the gunfire and screeching tired at Echo Park Lake on Monday? Of course, some would say the sounds of gunfire and screeching tires are heard nearly every day around Echo Park but yesterday’s commotion – which included a pair of explosions and ... Read More »

Gardens of Montecito Heights brighten up a gray day

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer The gray skies and occasional sprinkles on Saturday did not dampen enthusiasm on the 2011 Garden of Montecito Heights tour.  A large contingent of visitors toured six gardens in the hillside neighborhood, said Montecito Heights resident Martha Benedict, who took ... Read More »

Highland Park fire forces Figueroa Street shut down*

A four-block stretch of Figueroa Street in Highland Park is expected to be closed until late afternoon today as firefighters clean up and investigate a blaze that broke out in a tire shop.  Figueroa between Marmion Way on the south and Avenue 43 on the north ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The colors and shapes of California native plants will be the subject of a tour and drawing session at Vista Hermosa Park on Sunday. A naturalist will guide participants through native plant gardens – which bloom within sight of downtown skyscrapers – and then lead a ... Read More »

Echo Park discount grocery store closes doors

Shoppers walking by Echo Park’s Save-A-Lot market on Sunset Boulevard this week have been greeted by closed doors and papered over windows. It’s not clear what led to the sudden closure of the market, which shares a shopping center with a Walgreens drug store at the ... Read More »

Streetwear & music retailer to open Echo Park shop*

Backside, a Burbank store that sells new and used street and skate clothing as well as vinyl records, is opening an Echo Park outlet on Sunset Boulevard.  The new store at 1814 Sunset Blvd. next to Two Boots Pizza will occupy a narrow storefront that has ... Read More »