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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 »