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Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

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 the most recent newsletter published by the Echo Park Improvement Assn. By Susan Borden ... Read More »

Would a pink pellet gun have avoided a Glassell Park tragedy?

On a Thursday evening last December, a 13-year-old boy and two other friends were playing with pellet guns near the 3000 block of Verdugo Road in Glassell Park when an LAPD squad car stopped nearby. The 13-year-old, who was hiding behind a van on the dark street, was ordered to surrender. Instead, he flashed his pellet gun, which resembled a ... Read More »

Angeleno Heights home shows off historically-correct colors

Last week, The Eastsider wrote about what it takes to get a house painted in Angeleno Heights, where a board overseeing the historic district must approve all exterior colors before painting can begin. The story focused on the Bellevue Street home of the Maria Bembi, shown  before (top photo) and after (bottom photo) with the two colors approved by the ... 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 as Bedrock. Now, another former industrial building at Glendale Boulevard and Lake Shore Avenue ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park & Lincoln Heights

“Flying,” El Sereno | Photo by Kevin Blinn/Flickr Atwater Village gang members sentenced to prison in Glendale shooting. Glendale News Press The motorist who died last week after hitting a parked truck in Glassell Park may have been asleep at the wheel. Pasadena Star-News Eagle Rock Plaza makes another guest appearance on “Glee.” Patch &  Franklin Avenue Dodgers select former ... Read More »