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Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

A sad end to the aptly named June bug

C.J. Salgado of East Los Angeles snapped the above bug shot after venturing outside this morning: With a bit of life’s irony on the first day of July, I found this June bug hanging by a thread, suspended just above my driveway, caught in a spider’s web. As the month of June ended, so did its life, true to its ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

As we have noted before, Eastside residents don’t have to travel to a Fourth of July fireworks show when there is usually enough to see and hear from their own backyard as the above video shot in Highland Park demonstrates (it also serves as a reminder to shield your pet from all that noise).  Those who seek  a closer view ... Read More »

Silver Lake resident sworn in as new school board member

Bennett Kayser was sworn in this morning as a member of the Los Angeles school board, replacing Yolie Flores as the District 5 representative. Kayser, a retired middle school teacher, defeated Luis Sanchez of El Sereno in a school board race dominated by large amounts of campaign contributions from the teachers’ union (which supported Kayser) and allies of Mayor Antonio ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Photography workshop focuses on downtown architecture & history

Eastsider advertiser and photographer Martin Cox invites you to participate in an Architectural Photography Weekend Workshop on July 16 & 17 in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Hill and Martin Cox teamed up to shoot Los Angeles architecture and interiors over five years ago. Masters of architectural photography and widely published,  Martin and Doug came up with the workshop to share ... Read More »

Pop, pop, pop: Were those fire crackers or gunshots?

Many Eastsiders will be asking that question this weekend as the upcoming Fourth of July holiday promises to deliver the annual barrage of fireworks with the occasional burst of  gunfire or at least what sounds like gunfire. Police instruct residents to call 911 when they hear gunshots. But that can get confusing  when your neighborhood is filled with the sounds ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park, Glassell Park & Hermon

Ducks in a row, Lincoln Heights| Photo by Edwin Roses/Flickr County plastic bag ban begins today in East L.A. grocery stores. CBS2 L.A. Unified passes a budget that calls for cutting 3,000 employees.L.A. Times Hermon charter school offering summer classes. ASNC Alert Gardeners take over former Glassell Park gang haven on Drew Street. EGP News Shaved-ice truck owner responds to ... Read More »