Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

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 Glassell Park. In conjunction with La Gran Limpieza, the L.A. River Day of Service ... 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 a crown of iguanas was quickly restored to public view (top photo)  once the ... 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 Park, has been in the making for more than a decade after residents were ... Read More »