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Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

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. Make sure to ask for “The Eastsider Special.” Vinyl Tuesdays @ Colorado Wine Co., Eagle Rock. Bring your favorite vinyl album ... Read More »

Don’t own a Silver Lake Neutra? How about a Kesling?

Silver Lake was the scene this weekend of several events honoring the 85th anniversary of the architecture practice founded by Richard Neutra, whose modernist homes (as well as office) can be found across the neighborhood.  But the hills of Silver Lake are also stocked with numerous examples of other notable architects of the same era, including those designed by William ... Read More »

East L.A. bikers honor cyclist shot by Montebello police

The roar of motorcycles filled the air Sunday afternoon in East Los Angeles as bikers held a bike and car wash to raise money in memory Jorge A. Jimenez, who was fatally wounded late last month during a shoot out with Montebello police officers.  C.J. Salgado, who snapped the above photos, said dozens of bikers attended the event at at ... Read More »

WTF?! FTW graffiti returns to Echo Park billboard

Late last month billboard company CBS Outdoor finally got around to painting over a giant gang tag that had appeared on the back of a Glendale Boulevard sign for about two years.  But that FTW graffiti – which stood for “Fuck the World,” the name adopted by a gang along the Echo Park and Silver Lake border – didn’t stay ... Read More »

Silver Lake raises the stakes in Sunset Junction design competition

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council has approved a $2,500 award to the winner of a design competition for a new plaza and artwork at Sunset Junction. The competition to design the $100,000 project at Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards was launched last month without a prize.  But the neighborhood council, which is co-sponsoring the competition in partnership with Council District ... Read More »

A tale of two Echo Park developments

There is real estate development news this week from two corners of Echo Park. First, residents living near Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street may have noticed that a new business – Mi Alma – is setting up shop on the empty lot where a developer wanted to build eight skinny homes (pictured top right), each less than 20-feet wide.  ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Elysian Heights & Glassell Park

Beth Israel Cemetery, East Los Angeles | Photo by Don Saban/Flickr Glassell Park gang house gives way to garden. L.A. Times Dodgers to hold drive-through fundraiser today for injured Giants fan. ABC7 Echo Park Art Walk seeking venues and artists. E.P. Art Walk Boyle Heights parish goes to the dogs. L.A. Times Who is calling Elysian Heights a “neglected neighborhood”? ... Read More »