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Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

It was during a visit and interview with a great aunt that Victor Herminio Lopez was shown a collection of  decades-old photos (including “Celia on Harley,” shown above) taken by his late great uncle, Samuel Gutierrez, who owned Foto Estudio Paris in Jalisco, Mexico. Soon after, Lopez came across another batch of images taken by his late father, Herminio Lopez, ... Read More »

A trip down memory lane via the Arroyo Seco Parkway

One of the highlights of a new Caltrans-sponsored exhibit honoring the Arroyo Seco Parkway, aka Pasadena Freeway, is a short video clip that contrasts scenes of the parkway when it opened in 1940 against contemporary views of the same locations. Caltrans posted a version of the video – “The Arroyo Seco Parkway: Then & Now, 1939 and 2010” – on ... Read More »

Is it street art or advertising?

A pair of artists using blasts of color from aerosol spray paint cans began working on a new mural this week at the corner of Lemoyne Street and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.  Using photographs taped to the brick wall as a guide, they meticulously recreated  the photo’s highlights, colors and shapes into a street-art style image.  The subject of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Storefronts and shadows, Atwater Village | Photo by Kalli Streator/Flickr More than $1 million spent to win school board seat representing Eagle Rock, El Sereno & East L.A. KPCC Maria the goose needs a new name. The Eastsider City to begin building a tagger database. The Informer Silver Lake bistro SiLA to serve its last meal March 5. Eating L.A. ... Read More »