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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 »

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Cactus walk, Angeleno Heights | Photo by Ken Shelton/Flickr Cypress Park school students protest proposed music program cuts. L.A. Now L.A. Times reviews “House of the Rising Son”  now playing in Atwater. Culture Monster Beer & wine license meeting at Elysian Heights coffee house draws 100 ... 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 »

Police searching for clues and answers in the murder of a Silver Lake cyclist

Ghost Bike memorial for Manuel Santizo. | Photo by Will Campbell/Blogging L.A. LAPD homicide detectives continue to search for information as to why Manuel Santizo was shot and killed while riding his bike earlier this month on the western edge of Silver Lake.  Police have said ... 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 »

How did a Croatian woman with a Japanese last name end up spending 30 years in support of Latino youth?

Friends and supporters of Maryanne Hayashi are scheduled to gather this afternoon to celebrate her 30th anniversary as head of Central City Action Committee, the Angeleno Heights-based social service agency and graffiti clean-up contractor.  Echo Park resident Susan Borden wrote the following story that appeared in ... Read More »