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Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Echo Park laughs it up

Last summer, The Eastsider published a story about the growing popularity of stand-up comedy shows popping up in Silver Lake bars and restaurants. Since then, more shows – some on a regular and others on an occasional basis – have appeared, including stand-up acts in an Eagle Rock bar and a Lincoln Heights coffee house. On Monday night , Echo ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Echo Park laughs it up. Save the Date Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights students emerge victorious at citywide science competition. School Yard Read More »

Boyle Heights & Lincoln Heights students win after-school science prizes

Students from Euclid Elementary in Boyle Heights and Hillside Elementary in Lincoln Heights walked away with the top awards from last weekend’s 2oth Annual Citywide Celebrate Science Fair. The winners from Euclid (pictured above) and Hillside (right) were among the 3,500 students who entered the annual science competition sponsored by the L.A.’s Best after school program at the local level ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Two Eastside colleges will be hosting cultural events this weekend, with the BeijingDance/LDTX bringing China’s most “cutting edge choreography” to Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Center in El Sereno. Meanwhile, in Eagle Rock, Occidental College’s Spring Arts Festival includes everything from a contemporary version of an ancient Greek play( performed in “rhyming verse, calypso, doo-wop, funk and rhythm and blues”) and ... Read More »

Korean spoken & taught here

Cal State L.A. will become the first university in the nation to offer a Korean-language teaching certificate, according to college officials.  The El Sereno school will create three Korean language programs, offer a major and minor in Korean and eventually a Korean language teaching certificate for high school teachers by 2016 as part of a $769,000 grant from a group ... Read More »

Fresh & Easy coming to Echo Park? Your guess is as good as mine

The guessing game about what will replace the Save A Lot market in Echo Park began shortly after The Eastsider reported last month that the Sunset Boulevard discount grocery had closed its doors. It’s not clear if the space is even available but a resident has started a Facebook page to encourage Trader Joe’s to open up shop in the ... Read More »

County supervisor plays hardball on Dodger security

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich does not attend a lot of Dodger games and the stadium is located outside his district. But the conservative Republican emerged as one of the earliest and most prominent local leaders to call upon the Dodgers to beef up security and eliminate half-price alcohol promotions following the brutal beating of a Giants fan after ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Cypress Park street sign | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr LAPD issues 38 citations but makes no arrests in show of force at Dodger Stadium.  L.A. Now Man shot and killed while holding Boyle Heights yard sale. L.A. Now The replacement for the Silver Lake reservoirs now under construction. Glendale News-Press LAPD releases new description of suspects in beating of Giants ... Read More »