Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

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 »

Eastside Property: 122-year-old Atwater home recalls Riverdale days

Most of the Spanish Colonial-style homes and storybook cottages that line the streets of Atwater Village were built in the 1920s and 1930. Those homes are relative newbies compared to this newly listed three-bedroom home in the 4000 block of  Baywood Street. The farmhouse-like structure was built in 1890, according to the listing and city records.  It’s not clear if ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

Eagle Rock mac ‘n’ cheese lovers should save up their calories.  Larkin Mackey is closing his Mac & Cheeza outlet downtown and plans to open a quick-service outlet in his Eagle Rock restaurant, Larkin’s Joint.  Squid Ink The arrival of new spring fashion means that all winter clothing is now 15% off at Tavin in Echo Park. Tavin $12 gets ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Open Discussion: What new City Council boundaries may mean for the Echo Park area Eastsider Forums Eastside Shopper & Diner Report. Eastsider on the Go Echo Park Catholic school celebrates centennial. School Yard What’s your vision for Silver Lake? The neighborhood council invites residents to attend the “Envision Our ... Read More »

Echo Park Catholic school celebrates centennial

Our Lady of Loretto School, located on Union Avenue in Echo Park, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 29 with an open house.  Church Secretary Anna-Marie Steidl provides more details about the school and Sunday’s event: This year marks our 100th anniversary of education in Echo Park. We are a K-8 elementary school. Our Principal, Michelle Sarmiento, ... Read More »

Signs of change at Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction*

The familiar Sunset Junction sign that looms over the terra-cotta colored shops at Sunset Boulevard and Sanborn Avenue has been stripped away and a new concrete block wall now obscures one of the Silver Lake storefronts. What’s going on?   First off, the much photographed Sunset Junction signs are being cleaned up before they will reappear in the same colors and ... Read More »

News & Notes Atwater, Boyle Heights & Eagle Rock

Winter Sky, Echo Park | Photo by Martin Cox Atwater Village school library to reopens. AV News Cancer claims the life of Boyle Heights activist Becky Delgado. Boyle Heights Beat Eagle Rock motel to turn into experimental music box. Patch Northeast L.A. micro grant program for artists seeking applications and support. Bulletin Board Happening Today: Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & ... Read More »