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Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Silver Lake’s Big Dig*

A big notch of Silver Lake hillside  at 3025 Sunset Boulevard near Vendome Street has been removed as workers prepare to build a three-unit apartment building with basement parking across from Los Globos night club.  What will it look like? The Eastsider found a 2007 rendering of a project planned for the site  that includes a cafe space at the ... Read More »

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News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Silver Lake burglars take off with MacBooks. Eastside 911 Found: Black bunny in Echo Park. Eastsider Forums Read More »

Silver Lake burglars take off with MacBook Pros

Robbery detective Mario Mota with the Rampart Division has information about a day time burglary that took place on Monday in the 2700 block of Bellevue Avenue: On 09/12/11 at 1020 hours, the victim who shares the house with three (3) other roommates locked and secured her front door. On same date at 1230 hours, the victim returned home and ... Read More »

Northeast L.A. renews campaign to uproot Tree of Heaven

They can be seen everywhere, their thin trunks and long leaves sprouting between cracks in parking lots, rising above vacant lots and climbing steep hillsides.  The  sturdy and fast-growing “Tree of Heaven” – a Chinese sumac featured in the novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” –  is nearly unstoppable once it sets down roots, crowding out and engulfing native trees.  ... Read More »

Drownings and despair fill the past of Echo Park Lake

By Rory Mitchell The most frequently asked question about the draining of Echo Park Lake is a morbid one: “Will we find bodies at the bottom of the lake?” The question may be partly rooted in a belief held by some that somewhere in Echo Park’s not-so-distant “gangland” past, the bodies of murder victims, as well as the weapons used ... Read More »

News & Notes from City Terrace, Eagle Rock, and Mt. Washington

Bad TV, Echo Park | Photo by Steve Roullier/Flickr Chicano arts pioneers commissioned for new City Terrace mural. Culture Monster Police studying alternatives after Occidental College student declines to file criminal complaint over sexual assault. Patch Recycling Pays: Occidental College professor shows that collecting bottle and cans  raises incomes of poor households by 9%. Occidental College A vineyard grows on ... Read More »