Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

Who is behind the Pink Ladies of Montecito Heights?

This week’s fog and low clouds have shrouded a mysterious new sight on a Montecito Heights hilltop: six statues of female figures painted pink. John Glueckert, who came across the statues this weekend, said he thinks they might be associated with a breast cancer awareness campaign.But he is not sure who created the statues he wrote about on a neighborhood ... Read More »

Charter school operator seeks to open Echo Park-Silver Lake campus

View Larger Map Citizens of the World’s Hollywood campus is located at Le Conte Middle School By Becky Koppenhaver Citizens of the World Charter school has submitted an application to the Los Angeles school district to open a new K- 12 charter school in the Echo Park-Silver Lake area. The new school, which would open by fall of 2012 if ... Read More »

Eastside Property: A perfect Glassell Park home for musicians with money

While many musicians toil at home in hot and stuffy garages that double as recording studios, at least one lucky musician, or group, currently practice in a sleek, industrial-style Glassell Park home-studio that is now up for sale.  The residence, re-designed by Silver Lake architect Tony Unruh,  at the corner of Fletcher Drive at the 2 Freeway, is hidden from ... Read More »

Echo Park’s PETA headquarters still a work in progress

It’s been nearly two years since the  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals purchased the former Sleep E-Z mattress showroom in Echo Park to serve as the animal rights group’s West Coast headquarters. Officials had initially said that the renovation of the 80-year-old building – which will be named after TV game show host Bob Barker, who donated $2.5 ... Read More »

LAPD searching for burglary suspects in Silver Lake*

Police launched a noontime search for burglary suspects in Silver Lake, according to initial reports. Police units were reported to be gathering near Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way to seal off the area. Update: Two juvenile suspects were arrested after police responded to a reported break-in on Murray Drive, said Sgt. Lisa Phillips with the Northeast Division.  Police also recovered ... Read More »

Copper wire thieves leave freeway drivers in the dark

Alex Graber of Montecito Heights drives frequently through the tangle of lanes where the 110 and  5 freeways meet near Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park.  But Graber said getting through this busy interchange has been made  more challenging since so many of the lights have gone dark and have stayed that way for the past year.  The darkened interchange bothered ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Hermon

Echo Park Barber Shop | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr Echo Park residents to hold traffic safety meeting following Temple Street accident that injured three girls. Echo Park Now 1,000 beer lovers show up to opening of Atwater Village brewery. Daily Dish Rumor Control: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson did not plant lotus in Echo Park Lake. Chicken Corner Hermon resident undergoes ... Read More »