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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lost: Lola, an Echo Park Chihuahua

Submitted by Lisa N. Lost: Pure white Chihuahua named Lola.  Pink Collar. Has tags and Avid chip information attached. Approximately 9 pounds. Female, fixed. Got out while entertaining guests on Thanksgiving evening near Echo Park and Donaldson avenues. Could be scared or inside your yard hiding. Please help me find my baby!  Call 323-284-8877 or  213-446-6728. Lost & Found is ... Read More »

Two brothers dead in Silver Lake murder-suicide

The bodies of two brothers were found in a Silver Lake home Tuesday afternoon in what police say was a murder suicide, according to Daily News wire services. Officers were called by firefighters at about 3 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of N. Coronado Street, where they found the bodies of brothers Christopher and Daniel Nguyen. Police ... Read More »

Atwater man holds police at bay in standoff over pit bull

An Atwater Village man who feared his pit bull was going to be taken away is in custody tonight after he threatened a utility worker with an assault rifle, prompting the evacuation of neighbors during an approximately three-hour-long stand off with police. The incident began at about noon when a pit bull owner on Casitas Avenue near Fletcher Drive  apparently ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Elysian Park Snowmen Update: Volunteers are needed on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. to help assemble and decorate the tumbleweed snowmen at the park maintenance yard at Academy Road and Solano Canyon Drive. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and wear long sleve shirts and pants. Storefront Report: ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Has the last pupusa been served at Echo Park’s La Botana?

The salt and pepper shakers sit atop blue tables, and a yellow and orange banner outside invites passersby to stop by for Happy Hour specials and karoke. But the tables at Echo Park’s La Botana (formerly Nuvia’s) have remained empty and the karoke machine silent since late October, leaving nearby merchants to wonder what happened to the Sunset Boulevard pupuseria ... Read More »

SWAT team on scene in Atwater Village *

An LAPD SWAT team was called out this afternoon to an Atwater Village home after a DWP employee who was going to cut off power to the residence was confronted by a man with what looked like a rifle, according to an officer with the Northeast Division.  Police had the suspect contained in the home located near La Clede Avenue ... Read More »

The last hours of Occupy L.A. as seen and heard from afar

[portfolio_slideshow id=26845 portfolio_slideshow click=lightbox portfolio_slideshow width=535 showcaps=true] The drone of media and police helicopters covering the last hours of Occupy L.A.  last night and early this morning was heard loud and clear across many portions of Echo Park.  The sound prompted Echo Park photographer Brett Van Ort to drive up to the top of nearby Victor Heights, where he spent ... Read More »

Angeleno Heights renovation reveals a unique archway

The living and dining rooms of many vintage Eastside homes and apartments are often separated by a built-in book cases or a simple archway.  But the divider  in this Angeleno Heights apartment is relatively unique because the curved archway swoops down to the floor and then curls up before ending in pedestals on either side of the room. Has anyone ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., El Sereno, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Sad Cougar, Eagle Rock | Photo by Britta Gustafson/Flickr Occupy L.A. ends with about 200 arrests. KPCC Occupy East L.A. College gets to stay until January. Alhambra Source (h/t L.A. Weekly) $897,ooo buys you a Mt. Washington home with a turret. Curbed L.A. Stolen car chase ends with a crash in El Sereno. SGV Tribune Charter schools  would be prevented ... Read More »

Watch your step on this Silver Lake street

It only takes a brief walk or drive to discover that the city’s roads and sidewalks are in bad shape.  On example can be found in the 2400 block of Lake View Avenue in Silver Lake, where a section of concrete has sunk more than three inches.  Normally a call to 311 – the city’s service line – will eventually ... Read More »

Found: Tan chihuahua in Angeleno Heights

Submitted by Sarah P. This small, brown/tan female Chihuahua appeared on our patio Tuesday morning around 9:30A (November 29th). No collar. Looks like she has a bit of a skin condition on her back. Please contact me if you know who she belongs to or if she is yours: [email protected] or  213-977-9283 Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: HD Buttercup Outlet Now Open

Chances are you’re expecting family this holiday season or hosting some Kris Kringle-ugly sweater-eggnog affair for your closest friends. If you haven’t already started to obsess about where your family is going to sleep or your friends are going to sit, you probably will in 5 … 4 … 3 … 2…  Which is why it’s good that someone else ... Read More »

Grab a tumbleweed and some shears. It’s time to build the Elysian Park snowmen *

Volunteers are needed on Thursday morning to help shape, trim and assemble Elysian Park’s holiday decorations made out of tumbleweeds. City budget cuts had threatened the Elysian Park snowmen and snowwoman with extinction until volunteers stepped in to help out and defray expenses. Park staff  collect and spray paint the tumbleweeds, leaving volunteers to trim and accessorize the figures with ... Read More »