Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Echo Park adjusts to life without a lake

Demas Gutierrez and his three year old son, Demas, Jr., hopped off the Echo Park Avenue Dash bus this afternoon and crossed the street to visit to the playground at Echo Park Lake. Instead of watching his son play by the lake, Gutierrez watched the boy try and scramble up a  six-foot high, chain-link fence to get into the park, ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet returns to the Luckman Center at Cal State L.A. on Saturday with a world premier of “Four Pieces for Piano,” a contemporary performance set to the classic music of  Bach, Haydn and Liszt. This weekend’s events also include tonight’s free outdoor screening of “Back to the Future” at Atwater Movie Night and the opening of ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

Expansion: Only a  year after opening a Silver Lake outlet,  OK,  a design store featuring gifts and home accessories, has relocated the shop a short walk away into a bigger storefront on Silver Lake Boulevard, reports Mondette. New farmers’ market: The Eastside Tomato King’s homemade salsas will be on sale at the new Sunday morning Silversun Farmers Market in the ... Read More »

Silver Lake resident spends her summer counting caterpillars

Some people spend their summer vacation tanning at the beach or reading away in the backyard. Middle school teacher Kelly Centollela is doing neither. Instead, she is in the Sierra Nevada this week counting caterpillars. Why? Centolella, who this fall will join the new Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy in Echo Park, is part of a two-week-long Earthwatch Expedition that is ... Read More »

Echo Park area shooting leaves one injured

Police are searching for suspects in a Wednesday night shooting half way between Echo Park and downtown that left  an 18-year-old man injured with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim and two other companions were walking on Beaudry Avenue near Bartlett Street in Victor Heights when the occupants of a vehicle pulled up and  opened fire, said Dect. Doug Pierce with ... Read More »

News & Notes from El Sereno, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Lummis House, Highland Park| Photo by Cathy Cole/Flickr City libraries to reopen on Mondays. KPCC Silver Lake residents rally to save sycamores. L.A. Times $599,000 Silver Lake triplex draws 22 offers.  Curbed L.A. Girl scouts come to the rescue of a Mt. Washington school mural. Patch Wilson High alumni call in the food trucks to help raise money for school ... Read More »