Daily Archives: March 31, 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 »