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Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

SWAT team in Silver Lake standoff *

An approximately two-hour long standoff in Silver Lake ended peacefully early this evening after a man who had barricaded himself inside a house following a domestic disupte was taken into custody.  Many nearby residents could not get home after police blocked off the streets near the 800 block of Kodak Drive, where officers and a SWAT team had surrounded a ... Read More »

Former Times journalist remembers a home and haven in East L.A.

Former Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist George Ramos, who grew up in East Los Angeles,  died last week in his home in Morro Bay. He was 63. Ramos worked at the Times for more than 20 years and was part of a team of Times journalists whose series on Southern Californian Latinos won a Pulitizer Prize in 1984. As ... Read More »

A cup of café perks up East L.A. political activism

By C.J. Salgado For 26 years, Ana Maria Arroyo has lived in East L.A near Obregon Park. After twenty of those years, she wanted to make a difference so she founded the “Club Comunitario de Padres,” a group which brings local families together to work on issues that matter to them. For example, she felt people should know their elected ... Read More »

Soda lovers pour into Highland Park

About 600 people showed up on Sunday afternoon for the first-ever Summer Soda Tasting at Galco’s Soda Pop Shop in Highland Park, where the line of  soda sippers stretched around the block.  The event, which also served as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, included the debut of White Rose, a cream-flavored soda inspired by a ... Read More »

Atwater & Echo Park alcohol-related hearings on tap this week*

The public will have an opportunity on Wednesday to weigh in on a proposed brewery in Atwater Village and a planned convenience store in Echo Park that are seeking to sell alcohol. Echo Park 7-Eleven * The 7-Eleven chain is seeking a city permit that would allow beer and wine sales from a proposed Echo Park outlet at the southeast ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park & Highland Park

Walking to Silver Lake| Photo by Fliegender/Flickr Dodger Stadium beating suspects scheduled to appear in court today. L.A. Now The LAPD Northeast Division’s role in the Dodger Stadium beating.  Patch Why do charter schools have such high teacher turnover? L.A. Times Councilman Ed Reyes to focus on L.A. River in his final term. City Watch Echo Park Lake closure forces ... Read More »