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Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

Eastside Property: Are you ready to pay the price of out-of-sight windows?

A newly listed $1.65 million Silver Lake home on Cedar Lodge Terrace comes with all the requisite high-end features: maple floors, stainless steel kitchen counters and Viking appliances. But in what is an increasingly popular high-end home feature, the property listing  plays up a 25-foot wide, sliding glass pocket door that glides out of view between the living room and ... Read More »

Found: Black bunny in Echo Park

While the search is still underway for the owner of a white bunny in Angeleno Heights,  now an apparently lost blackrabbit – actually a dark chocolate brown on closer inspection- has turned up nearby in Echo Park.  Sasha from Echo Park has the details: Wonder if someone is dumping bunnies around the hood? This one was found near the corner ... Read More »

A new business culture grows in Northeast L.A.

On a recent weekday evening in Eagle Rock, a group of  Northeast Los Angeles entrepreneurs – from boutique and bar owners to house flippers and sound engineers – gathered in a neighborhood shop during a time-honored, meet-and-greet affair. But don’t mistake this for your typical chamber of commerce crowd. Some of the owners sported tattoos – not ties – as ... Read More »

Last call at Silver Lake’s Coffee Table

Silver Lake’s Coffee Table closed its doors on Sunday after 14 years in business as workers and customers hugged each other goodbye and wrote down their best wishes and farewells in a binder. The Rowena Avenue coffee houses abruptly announced its closure earlier this month after a new property owner gave the Coffee Table owners a notice to move out ... Read More »

Will a fake tree or angel welcome you to Glassell Park?

Verizon Wireless wants to build a 70-foot high  monopine – cell phone  tower disguised like a pine tree – alongside the northbound 2 Freeway near the San Fernando Road exit in Glassell Park.  But some members of the neighborhood council are tired of seeing monopines, in addition to monopalms and monoeucalyptus, sprout across the landscape.  “I don’t like fake trees,” said ... Read More »

Saturday night was Wonder-ful in Echo Park

The highlight of a Saturday night tribute to Stevie Wonder at the Echoplex was an appearance by the artist himself that surprised and thrilled the audience. Damien DeCottle, who heads security at the Echo Park nightclub, describes the scene after Wonder arrived at the club after midnight and made what’s probably his Echo Park debut: Stevie showed up around 12:30 ... Read More »

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

Signs of a Mount Washington garden | Photo by Martha Benedict East L.A. honors legacy of Chicano artist Gilbert “Lujan” Magu. L.A. Eastside Eagle Rock house with roof-top parking. L.A. Times Found: White bunny in Angeleno Heights. Eastsider Forums Museum of California Design honors Echo Park potter Peter Shire. L.A. Magazine New recording studio in tune with Eagle Rock music ... Read More »