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Monthly Archives: January 2012

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A. & Highland Park

Curly Howard fans flock to an East L.A. cemetery to honor their favorite stooge. Paul Skolnik (h/t East L.A. Facebook) “Sonic energy” fills the rooms of Eagle Rock’s Welcome Inn. Culture Montster The year in L.A. River trash. Curbed L.A. LAPD arrests visiting gang members in Highland Park. Patch Boyle Heights to host Latina film festival. Facebook Happening Today: Central ... Read More »

Pedestrians and bikes to rule the road on this Silver Lake street

A plan to turn a small section of Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake into a traffic-free zone for pedestrians and bikes is moving forward.  Under a City Council motion introduced by Councilman Eric Garcetti, nearly two blocks of Griffith Park Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Edgecliff Drive will be off limits to most motor vehicle traffic to create additional ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights woman organizes a neighborhood walk against fear

Erika Gallo of Lincoln Heights was filling up her car Sunday night at the Arco at the corner of North Broadway and Griffin Avenue when she noticed the sidewalks were practically abandoned. No was walking their dog, running an errand to the store or out for some evening exercise.  Gallo, a neighborhood activist who grew up in Lincoln Heights, said ... Read More »

Silver Lake restaurant owner responds to a wall of criticism

It’s been a dozen years since Silver Lake restaurant and property owner Gareth Kantner purchased a cluster of neglected storefronts at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Sanborn Avenue. Over time, Kantner renovated the complex  – painted terra-cota red and crowned by the iconic Sunset Junction sign – and filled the spaces with upscale tenants – Intelligentsia Coffee, Cheese Store ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News & items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Councilman Eric Garcetti has raised approximately $1 million in contributions to support his mayoral campaign. The Silver Lake resident who is serving his last term as Council 13 District representative will provide details of the contributions – made during the last four months of last year – in a ... Read More »

Highland Park block emerges as a flipper hot spot

View Flipping Highland Park in a larger map Homes for sale or in  in escrow shown in blue; red markers indicate homes sold during the previous year. Home flippers have been busy buying and selling homes across Highland Park for sometime now, but some corners of the neighborhood are attracting more attention than others. Take for example Burwood and Strickland ... Read More »

Savoring a classic – hold the bacon – donut? Then head to Hermon

By Valentina Silva A decent donut is a fairly easy find, but a stellar one? That can be an enigma unless you’re willing to drive to Inglewood or Glendora, which is quite a commitment to quench one little donut craving. It’s not like there’s a shortage of donut shops on this side of town. They’re as ubiquitous in this corner ... Read More »

Police investigating Echo Park sexual assault

A woman was sexually assaulted in Echo Park this morning by a man who had offered to help the victim find her friends.  Officers responded to the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard after the woman’s friends called police at about 1 a.m., said Lt. Wes. Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Passersby reported seeing an ambulance and police squad cars parked ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Lincoln Heights, Silver Lake & Solano Canyon

Lincoln Heights residents express sorrow and fear at Bree’anna Guzman vigil. ABC7 & NBC The connection between General  Patton and Silver Lake has been revealed. [sic] Grass fire scorches area near Dodger Stadium. Patch The difference between Westside and Eastside as explained by a BMX rider. ESPN Chef Gordon Ramsey returns to the scene of an Eagle Rock restaurant makeover. ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Angeleno Heights burglar might have taken advantage of pleasant weather and an open door. Eastside 911 Found: Grey Pit Bull in Silver Lake. Lost & Found Read More »

Found: Grey Pit Bull in Silver Lake

Submitted by L.  Turner Found a blue / grey female pit bull Friday 1/27/12 in the Hyperion/Rowena area. no tags, no chip. We had to take her to the North Central Animal Shelter on Saturday the 28th. If her owner is not found, her adoption day will be Thursday the 2nd (2/2/12). She is super people friendly and deserves to ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Highland Park

Candles & Flowers for Bree’Anna Guzman, Silver Lake | Photo by Echo Park resident Friday night police pursuit through Echo Park ends in Eagle Rock. Patch Lincoln Heights car wash fundraiser held today for Bree’Anna Guzman. Arroyo Seco Journal Tight Squeeze: Echo Park architect builds himself a 15-foot-wide house. L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider Ronald Lopez,  executive director ... Read More »

Echo Park school staff and parents get an education in traffic management

The half hour before the morning bell rings at Clifford Street School often finds the narrow, steep street that runs past the Echo Park campus into a chaotic scene, with cars, vans and trucks packing the road and kids darting between idling vehicles. It’s a common sight at Clifford and other schools as parents drop off their kids.  But, the ... Read More »

Open Discussion: What new City Council boundaries may mean for the Echo Park area

By Christine Peters After many weeks of deliberating and holding public hearings, the Volunteer Redistricting Commission has revealed their recommendation for the new boundaries for our cities 15 Council Districts. The Commission is tasked every 10 years with redrawing the boundaries to balance population and demographics amongst the 15 Districts.  In this past Census cycle, population in the urban core ... Read More »