Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Library to offer free PSAT practice tests

Submitted by Wendy McPherson, Echo Park Library Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM A full-length test will be given, and students will receive their test results the following week. The PSAT is also called the NMSQ, or the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Scoring well on the PSAT can get you a National Merit Scholarship. Recommended for ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Where did the mail box go? Silver Lake blogger discovers he now has to travel to Echo Park to drop off his mail. Blogging L.A. Echo Park Library to offer free PSAT practice test. Bulletin Board Read More »

Police and burglary suspect return to Angeleno Heights*

For the second time this week, police have closed off streets in Angeleno Heights and an LAPD helicopter is hovering overhead as officers search this morning for a burglary suspect who eluded them two days ago. This morning’s search began after 10 a.m. when detectives spotted the man — described as a light-complexioned, male Latino with no shirt and black ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake therapist advises how to ask for what you want

Silver Lake psychotherapist, Matt Casper MFT, gives his expert advice on asking for what you want. When I ask my clients: “What is it that you want?”  “What is it that you need?”often the response is silence or confusion.  It seems that these questions aren’t typically thought about. But here’s the thing: it’s normal and okay to ask for what ... Read More »

Transformation underway at Boyle Heights landmark

The red brick walls of the Boyle Hotel – known to many in Boyle Heights as the Mariachi Hotel – have been shrouded under scaffolding and a black veil for several months now.  Under that black screen, designed to keep down dust, construction workers are transforming the interior of the 1889  Boyle Heights landmark into  31 affordable apartments that will ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake: High & dry

After publishing close-up photos of Echo Park Lake nearly emptied of water earlier this week, today it’s time to pull back several hundred feet with this aerial shot taken by Steven Nereo on Wednesday. Nereo took the shot during a helicopter ride across the city.  Those fan shapes appear to be where earth movers have begun to scrape away the ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, Glassell Park & Lincoln Heights

Signs of Bars Past, Highland Park| Photo by Martha Benedict City begins demolition work on riverside park in Lincoln Heights but needs to find money to finish the job. Daily News A studio visit with Echo Park artist Lecia Dole-Recio. N.Y.Times Metro decides against installing gates at four East L.A. Gold Line crossings. EGP News Classes remain crowded at Marshall ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Echo Park kittens need a home

    Submitted by Amanda A mother and her 3 kittens moved into our yard in Echo Park a month ago and while they are VERY cute, we need to find them homes. One of the kittens disappeared a couple days ago, so there are 2 left. I think the black and white one is a male since he is ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond. Save the Date: Guitar virtuoso to tap away tunes at the Fretted Frog. Eastsider On The Go Echo Park kittens need a home. Bulletin Board Possum Rescue?John M. from Glassell Park is trying to find a rescue group that will take an orphaned baby possum he found in his ... Read More »

Save the Date: Guitar virtuoso to tap away at The Fretted Frog

By Becky Koppenhaver Renowned Austrian guitarist Thomas Leeb is anything but ordinary. His technique has been likened to a wild trip on an acoustic roller coaster.  Leeb himself often refers to his unconventional style of acoustic percussion guitar tapping as “the bastard child of acoustic guitar.” This Saturday, Oct. 1, Leeb will showcase his captivating style at The Fretted Frog, ... Read More »

Garage bands welcome at this Eagle Rock stage

The revving of engines and the buzzing of  power tools are the most common sounds at Rantz Auto Center in Eagle Rock. But, come Saturday night, the sounds of auto repair will give way to a Latin beat and other tunes as the Colorado Boulevard repair shop once again turns itself into a venue for the Eagle Rock Music Festival.  ... Read More »

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News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A., Echo Park & Silver Lake

Undercover, Highland Park | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr Developer will fill Silver Lake’s Big Dig with lofts and a restaurant. Curbed L.A. Charter school operator will open an East L.A. middle school next year after receiving federal grant. L.A. Now Echo Country Outpost makes a move off Echo Park Avenue and on to Glendale Boulevard.  Echo Park Now Mapping ... Read More »

Police searching for suspected burglar in Angeleno Heights*

A police helicopter has circled over Angeleno Heights and Echo Park tonight for nearly two hours as officers search for a burglary suspect. The search began at about midnight after officers spotted a man who had eluded them the night before following a previous incident, said officer Melvin Gamble with the Rampart Division.  A canine unit is assisting officers with the ... Read More »