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Daily Archives: November 30, 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 »