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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 the game began at 5 p.m. The Goodyear blimp kept its distance. Said Benedict: ... 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 The Echo in Echo Park.  This baseball themed supergroup includes Scott McCaughey and Peter ... 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 p.m., which met with the approval of some fans. “It worked out a lot ... 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 developers, the Fifteen Group, would dramatically increase the density on the 70-acre parcel.  The ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake center focuses on child & family development

The Eastsider would like to welcome Wallaby family development as an advertising sponsor.  Here is more about Wallaby: Wallaby family development center in Silver Lake offers a variety of services for children 0-3 and their parents, including play-based parent & me classes, a unique parent education, support and hobby curriculum, and children’s birthday parties. As owner-director Ericka Tullis (UCLA early ... Read More »

Will Glassell Park developer turn a pit into a goldmine?

It’s been more than two years now that construction came to a halt on a 114-unit condominium project in Glassell Park, leaving a giant pit filled with weeds, water and rusting steel columns.  But, in a few months, this hole wedged between Eagle Rock Boulevard and the 2 Freeway near the Verdugo Road exit will be filled in and construction ... 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 new school that will be run by Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, said Windy O’Malley, ... 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 of Confluence Park, a new green space being created near the spot where the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Cougar on a  foggy morning, Elysian Heights | Photo by J. Nordberg/Flickr Police apprehend three men in Monday night crime spree that began in Silver Lake and ended in Echo Park. ABC7 Police apprehend Highland Park shooting suspect. The Eastsider & Patch Opening Soon: Silver Lake Meadow. Curbed L.A. L.A. Unified buys adopts new elementary school reading program. Daily News ... 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 investigation is in the early stages, said an officer at the LAPD Northeast Division. ... Read More »

Din Din a Go Go: Highland Park’s Tuesday Night Food Truck Feast

Story and photos by Valentina Silva There’s something going on in the 99 Cents Store parking lot in Highland Park. And it involves food. Every Tuesday night from 5:30 p.m.  to 9 p.m. , Figueroa Produce hosts Din Din A Go Go, billed as a “weekly food truck feast” with vegan-friendly options. A little more than a month old, the ... 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 but an Eagle Rock resident James Moe said the graffiti, which appeared about eight ... 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 crashing cars- was courtesy of  a day-long film shoot for “NCIS: Los Angeles.” The ... Read More »

Victorian romance earns Angeleno Heights man a preservation award

Murray Burns – tall, skinny, long gray hair and often wearing sandals – looks more like an aging surfer than someone interested in the prim and proper Victorian era.  But it was while riding his bike through Angeleno Heights more than 35 years ago that Burns fell in love with the Victorians- or at least their architecture.  He soon purchased ... Read More »