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Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

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News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Echo Park school wins arts-education award. School Yard Host families needed for students. Eastsider Forums Read More »

Echo Park school wins arts-education award

By Becky Koppenhaver Gabriella Charter School, an Echo Park school with an emphasis on dance, was awarded a Music Center Bravo Award for its arts education program. The Eastsider last month posted a story about Gabriella and its innovative, arts-oriented approach to education that intertwines a strong academic program with the study of dance. The school won a Bravo award ... Read More »

Host families needed for students

Echo Park resident Holly McKee-Clark is looking for families to host international students who will be learning English in a new school in Hollywood. Here are the details: “Kings Colleges, an international school of English, is opening its first U.S. location in Hollywood and we need host families for our students!  If you have an open room and an open ... Read More »

Former fire captain convicted of second degree murder in Eagle Rock slaying

A Los Angeles jury this morning found former Los Angeles firefighter and Eagle Rock resident David Del Toro guilty of second-degree murder in the 2006 killing of Jennifer Flores.  Del Toro killed Flores during a drunken range, prosecutors said. The woman’s body was found about a mile from Del Toro’s home. Investigators followed a trail of blood through the streets ... Read More »

Silver Lake seeking designer’s touch for Sunset Junction plaza

A design competition has been launched to create a small plaza and “permanent installation” – think monument sign or artwork – for Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction. The $100,000 project proposed for Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards would anchor the western end of  $1.5 million in public improvements that includes new street trees, patterned crosswalks and bike racks along a three-block ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Cypress Park & Silver Lake

Intelligentsia Coffee, Silver Lake | Photo by Orrin Anderson/Flickr Two injured in Cypress Park shootings. The Eastsider Community garden raises Silver Lake’s school profile. L.A. at Home Eagle Rock pot store robbed at gunpoint. Patch Do you really need lessons on how to use a rain barrel? Council District 13 Happening Today: Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council meeting; St Patrick’s Day  ... Read More »