Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Echo Park teenager wounded in drive-by shooting *

An Echo Park  14-year-old hanging out with a group of males at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Ewing Street was injured tonight after multiple shots were fired from a passing vehicle in what may have been a gang-related shooting. The male victim, who lives near the scene of the shooting, was hit in the thigh area and transported ... Read More »

Final election results show Kayser beats Sanchez in school board race

The final tally released late this afternoon by the City Clerk showed that Silver Lake resident and retired teacher Bennett Kayser garnered 600 more votes than rival Luis Sanchez in the race for the 5th District school board seat, an election financed with large donations by the teachers’ union and allies of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Kayser, who was backed by ... Read More »

Will Mt. Washington’s mystery murals return as a memorial?

Last summer The Eastsider posted photos of several murals featuring playful images and strange characters that began appearing on the retaining wall below winding Mt. Washington Drive.  No one came forward to take credit for the Mount Washington murals, which vanished in mid August. It turns out the guerrilla artwork was the work of a band of young Mount Washington ... Read More »

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Cooking up a different approach to signage

The marquee sign for the soon-to-open Mohawk Bend restaurant in Echo Park has attracted attention from passersby as well as several comments on The Eastsider, with readers questioning the sign’s color and design as well as the wisdom of naming the restaurant after a dangerous and deadly stretch of Sunset Boulevard.  Whatever you may think of the Mohawk Bend sign, ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Sixth Street Bridge viewed from Whittier Boulevard portal, Boyle Heights |Photo by Googiesque/Flickr Suspect in Bryan Stow beating case submits photos of friends partying in Elysian Park as part of his alibi; LAPD  holds line up as it prepares to present case to prosecutors. TMZ & L.A. Now Friends of Southwest Museum seek to block approval of Autry Museum expansion. ... Read More »