Daily Archives: April 21, 2011

R.I.P. Manny Santizo

A sidewalk shrine of candles and flowers and fliers announcing a car wash fundraiser have popped in Silver Lake near the site where 28-year-old Manuel Santizo was killed Sunday night. Santizo was riding a bike near Hoover Street and Del Mar Avenue when a car struck  him, knocking Santizo to the ground. The occupants of the car then opened fire ... Read More »

Old Cypress Park library nominated as a city landmark

By Nicole Possert Cypress Park and Richard Henry Dana?  What does the neighborhood built near railroad tracks  have in common with the 19th Century author and sailor?  It goes back to 1926, when the community’s library was built in the Georgian Revival style and named after this literary icon.  The property, vacant since the new larger library opened in 2008, ... Read More »

Eastside Mix

By Alfred Montez Easter week brings with it Spring break for many and thousands of dusty, road weary music fans crawling back from the desert and the Coachella Music Festival.  Here’s what the Eastside has to offer this week to continue the musical buzz, albeit a little less to the east than Indio. Kurt Vile and The Violators @ The ... Read More »

Police searching for stolen vehicle suspects in Echo Park

A police helicopter was hovering northeast of Echo Park Lake this afternoon as officers on the ground were searching for persons suspected of stealing an SUV. The search was focused on the area near Crosby Lane near Laguna Avenue. Police had been pursuing the vehicle as it raced north on the 101 Freeway before it exited at Echo Park Avenue ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

How to stand out among the fashionably dressed this Easter Sunday? Cute kids can get away with a floppy Easter Bonnet. But those who are older might want to consider some more stylish bonnet alternatives. Here are some ideas for fashionable yet festive holiday headgear. x → Hat in Bloom: ’60s floral straw bonnet with silk flowers. $42 @ Flounce ... Read More »

Highland Park cat rescue in the works

The ongoing saga of the Verdugo Pet Shop has taken another turn after passersby have noticed that cats are living and possibly trapped inside the shuttered Highland Park shop.  Julie Hilden from Los Feliz went to the York Boulevard Store, which has been closed following the illness and death of its longtime owner, today after reading about the trapped cats. Here, ... Read More »

Will a decaying Silver Lake church find salvation as a boutique hotel?

The imposing front doors to the former Bethany Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake  are locked shut, the entryway is strewn with trash and shards of broken terracotta roof tiles litter an overgrown garden. A man sleeps alongside of the building, which is topped by a rusting white cross. The church, which neighbors say has not been used on a regular ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Highland Park & Montecito Heights

“The Eagle and the Moon,” Eagle Rock | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr The City Hall lobbyist who came to the rescue of the Montecito Heights solar project. L.A. Weekly City fire department to devote more resources responding to medical emergencies, less to fires. Daily News From books to buds: Marijuana outlet might open in former Atwater Village pot shop. The ... Read More »