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Monthly Archives: April 2011

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, El Sereno & Lincoln Heights

“Swinger & Church,” Echo Park | Photo by Meltwater/Flickr Occidental College names football stadium in memory of Republican Congressman and alum Jack Kemp. CBS2 What can you do with “earth bags” and pink paint? Take a look at this Lincoln Heights backyard lounge. L.A. Times Spanking ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Get to the L.A. River on Saturday for La Gran Limpieza, this year’s big clean up sponsored by the Friends of The Los Angeles River.  Volunteers should sign up in advance to help out at several riverside communities, including Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley and ... Read More »

Silver Lake’s Iguana Lady covered up – again

Last summer, The Eastsider reported on Sunset Junction mural – La Nuestra Reina de Las Iguanas – that was obscured after a supergraphic ad promoting  the singer/rapper M.I.A. was installed on the side of the Sunset Boulevard building. The mural of a wide-eyed Zapotec woman wearing ... Read More »

Community welcomes new Elysian Park expansion

Councilman Eric Garcetti and residents were on hand Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of five acres of new parkland that stretches from Riverside Drive in Elysian Valley up to the hills of Elysian Heights. The $880,000 park, which serves as an extension of nearby Elysian ... Read More »

Eastside Mix: A hard-rocking weekend

Alberta Cross begins a month-long residency at The Satellite next Tuesday. By Alfred Montez Tonight,  April 28, you can check out some big name talent as Fredo Ortiz, formerly with the Beastie Boys, will have his own band debut at the Eastside Luv. His drums have ... Read More »

Silver Lake gelato maker scoops up Echo Park outlet

Five years after it opened its doors in Silver Lake, Pazzo Gelato will be adding a second, larger outlet about a mile east in Echo Park’s Citibank building.  Pazzo Gelato & Cafe is scheduled to open in June on the ground floor of the Sunset Boulevard ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Silver Lake

Trail above Elysian Valley, Elysian Park | Photo by J. NordbergFlickr Body found next to a Boyle Heights freeway offramp identified as 17-year-old Michelle Lozano. L.A. Now A discussion of Googie-style architecture at Silver Lake’s Astro coffee shop. KPCC Online burglar alarm school means you don’t ... Read More »

It’s showtime again for Edendale

Some Glendale Boulevard warehouses have served as temporary stages for TV and music video productions, including a popular OK Go video. In 2009, a former jewelry manufacturing plant near at Allesandro Street and Glendale Boulevard reopened as a large music recording studio and rehearsal space know ... Read More »

Eastside affordable housing projects tainted by fraud charges

Manitou Vistas I & II, Lincoln Heights. Photo from Google Maps. A quartet of affordable housing developments in Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown and Lincoln Heights built by Advanced Development & Investment are hard to miss, with three stories of low-income apartments stacked on parking garages that ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Tuesday’s Eats, Drinks & Deals

Why wait for the weekend to go out? Take advantage of our sponsors’ Tuesday special meals, deals and offerings. $5 Pho @ Xoia, Echo Park. Choose from any pho – including veggie pho – after 4 p.m. this Tuesday. Dine-in only. Must mention”The Eastsider Special” when ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Church of Scientology buys KCET’s Los Feliz studio. Variety Small fire breaks out in Elysian Park. Eastside 911 Police apprehend man with a knife outside Silver Lake bank. Eastside 911 Found: Box of kittens found ... Read More »

Small fire breaks out in Elysian Park

Firefighters are putting out a small brush fire that broke out this afternoon in Elysian Park along the 110 Freeway near Stadium Way, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department  spokesman. One engine company is on the scene after the blaze was reported at 1:10 p.m. ... Read More »

Found: Box of kittens in Echo Park

A nine-year-old girl named Novalee discovered a box of four kittens in an Echo Park alley on Sunday, said resident Danella Gerson. Those kittens are now up for adoption at Mi Alma at Echo Park Ave. and Avalon Street. Read More »