Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

The lights of Sunset

There was a time when slow moving evening traffic on Sunset Boulevard through Echo Park and Silver Lake could frequently be blamed on a Dodger game. That’s no longer the case as tonight’s long lines of cars, trucks and buses showed that Sunset Boulevard evening traffic is often jammed year around. Shortly before 6 p.m, eastbound traffic was virtually bumper ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

The L.A. Times’ main restaurant critic  gave Highland Park’s Maximiliano – Andre Guerrero’s Italian restaurant that opened in October –  1-1/2 stars, which is halfway between Good and Very Good on the Times restaurant rating system.  In her review, Irene Virbila praised Guerrero, who also operates Oinkster in Eagle Rock, for delivering updated, Old School, Italian-American fare “without being over-the-top ... Read More »

Silver Lake school to start dual language program

Micheltorena Elementary in Silver Lake  will be starting an English-Spanish Dual Language Program later this year and is holding a meeting for interested parents on Jan. 18.  A recent Silver Lake Neighborhood Council newsletter had more details about the meeting and the school’s plans: Silver Lake parents who would like to find out about the Mitcheltorena Spanish Dual Language Program ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Hello, Goodbye: Highland Park restaurant closes after two months. Eastsider On The Go Eastside Shopper & Diner Report. Eastsider On The Go Silver Lake school to start dual language program. School Yard Found: Old and possibly deaf Cocker Spaniel mix in Silver Lake.  Lost & Found Echo Park residents ... Read More »

Echo Park street art in the making

Taggers and street artists could not ask for a better canvas than the blank wall of the Alfredo Market in Echo Park. The wall overlooks the busy intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue, where constant traffic jams turn motorists into a captive audience.  A year ago, the approximately 30-foot-long Alfredo Market wall became the home of a mural – ... Read More »

Echo Park residents rethink Glendale Boulevard

Submitted by Josh Post WHAT: Urban planner James Rojas will lead the community in “Rethinking Glendale Blvd.,” a free interactive workshop to beautify a car-clogged corridor in the Echo Park neighborhood. Rojas invites adults and children to use colorful blocks and recycled objects to shape their visions toward a revitalized Glendale Boulevard.  The event is a collaborative effort between Rojas, community organizer Josh Post and Echo Park Patch.com. ... Read More »

Hello, Goodbye: Highland Park restaurant closes after two months

The Eastsider in November reported that chef Jasmine Wolf and Northeast restaurant and bar owner Rudy Martinez teamed up to transform Martinez’ former Highland Park bar – Marty’s – into a full fledged restaurant called Cafe Lobos. But, after undergoing a renovation inside and out, the York Boulevard restaurant has apparently shut down after only about two months in operation. ... Read More »

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