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Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Motorists who drive along Echo Park Avenue near Echo Park Lake will face street closures and detours in the months ahead as a result of the Echo Park Lake clean up project. A Dash bus stop and a section of Echo Park Avenue sidewalk will also be closed. More ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

“Las Amazonas de El Paso,” an exhibit and book  “inspired by two wayward sisters from El Paso, circa 1964,” will debut on Saturday at Avenue 50 Studio. The Highland Park gallery will be among the many art spaces open this weekend as part of Northeast L.A.’s Second Saturday Gallery Night.  Silver Lake and Echo Park will also host art openings ... Read More »

Belmont High celebrates new football field; now they have to win a game

Belmont High students, staff and elected officials, including Councilman Eric Garcetti, will gather tonight to dedicate a $1 million dollar overhaul of the school’s Montgomery Field, which now features a new field of artificial turf, running track and scoreboard.  The replacement of grass with plastic is a break with tradition and triggered concern because of limits imposed on public access, ... Read More »

Disabled parking spaces pose a problem for Heritage Square

The Heritage Square Museum, which operates a cluster of Victorian-era buildings in Montecito Heights,  has spent several years preparing to build a corner drug store exhibit on the museum grounds next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway.  The  Simons Colonial Drug Store would contain the entire contents – everything from cabinets and wall paneling to pill bottles and beakers –  one ... Read More »

Echo Park gets ready to fill the Big Belly

For more about five years now,  Echo Park activist Ida Talalla has been touting the benefits of the Big Belly, a solar-powered trash can and compactor.  The Big Belly can consume five times as much trash as a conventional can because it compacts trash as the container fills up.  That could help reduce the sight of overflowing trash cans and ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Cypress Park, East L.A., Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Playground snake, Elysian Valley | Photo by Tracy Stone/Flickr Parents of Atwater Village girl who overdosed at Electric Daisy Carnival  file suit against rave organizer. ABC7 Cypress Park spider in the news. L.A. Observed County-USC Medical center fined $50,000 for harming patient.  ABC7 Sunset Junction leader refutes tax records story but does not provide details. LAist Judge rules against  college ... Read More »