Monthly Archives: December 2011

The scenes, sightings and stories of 2011

JANUARY What does your old van say about your? | Photo by Orrin Anderson City to silence “bird repeller” after Echo Park neighbors start squawking Are Silver Lake burglars watching their weight? How much would you pay Silver Lake’s Five Dollar Guy to go away? Echo Park house undergoes stucco striptease Street sweepers steer clear of Silver Lake street I ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Motorcycle viewpoint of Alvarado & Glendale, Echo Park | Photo by Greg Keating/Flickr Homeless man found stabbed to death in Highland Park. Patch Eagle Rock Plaza offers a taste of home for Filipinos. KCET What happens when upwardly mobile Latinos open a Boyle Heights wine bar? Answer: “Gente-fication.”  Multi-American Suspected car thief arrested after found sleeping  in stolen car in ... Read More »

December windstorm delivers a knockout to Glassell Park police boxing program

A big white tent that rose behind the LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park sheltered an outdoor boxing ring where the Northeast Police Athletic League operated a youth boxing program. But that big tent and other equipment were destroyed during the Dec. 1 windstorm, Capt. William Murphy reveals in an email newsletter today. Now, the program, which only got ... Read More »

Stolen vehicles top list of Northeast Division’s crime problems

The LAPD’s Northeast Division – which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock and Highland Park –  is on track to report a drop in violent and property crimes this year, according to Capt. William Murphy in an email newsletter.  Vehicle-related crime, however, remained on the upswing. Murphy, citing 2011 crime figures through Dec. 10,  said this ... Read More »

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News & Notes from Cypress Park, El Sereno, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Toyota Van & Concrete Wall With Clouds, Cypress Park | Photo by Ryan Schude/Flickr Band melds Son Jar0cho music, punk-rock style and social activism in El Sereno .  L.A. Weekly Environmentalists pressure developer to abandon L.A. River site to create more parkland near Cypress Park.  Switchboard How to recycle your Christmas tree. City of L.A. Health foods store looking for ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Montecito Heights

Doggie In the Window. Historic Filipinotown | Photo by Sandy Driscoll Eagle Rock woman awaiting kidney transplant volunteers on Rose Parade organ donation float. Patch Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Echo Park. Echo Park Now Memorial service planned for Montecito Heights activist Marilyn Sanchez. NELAList Rose Parade marching bands tune up at Dodger Stadium parking lot. Patch Read More »

What these Echo Park car owners want for Christmas is graffiti remover

Everything in Echo Park gets tagged – walls, palm trees, buses. But cars, for some reason, rarely get spray painted. There is always an exception, however, as the owners of at least seven vehicles parked on an Echo Park street discovered on Christmas morning. A resident described what happened: The residents of Belmont Ave between Clinton and Bellevue awoke to ... Read More »

Police searching for parolee in Echo Park*

Police units in Echo Park  are searching for a parolee at-large near Fairbanks Place and Scott Avenue, according to early reports.  Officers are in the process of closing off nearby streets as a helicopter hovers overhead.  The search began at about 11:30 p.m. following a police foot pursuit of a suspect wanted by the gang unit, said Sgt. Wayne Guillary ... Read More »

Volunteer musicians bring the sounds of the season to senior citizens

Photo courtesy Gary Gamponia The volunteer musicians who make up the Silver Lake-based Pay it Forward Band have once again spent December sprinting across Los Angeles County to perform at numerous nursing homes. The band, which draws on a pool of 130 musicians, will conclude their holiday concert season with two Christmas Day shows in Highland Park. The band will ... Read More »