Monthly Archives: January 2012

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 »

Eastside Mercado: New Year, new classes at the Classroom LA

Submitted by Classroom LA January 25, 2012—The Classroom LA is a specialty school in Echo Park that offers DIY craft project instruction to the Los Angeles community. Following the compass of the community, the course catalogue is continually changing and includes classes with planting, sewing, jewelry making, and home décor themes. Check out the new 2012 classes: Strawberry Pot Herb ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Body Found Near 2 Freeway Onramp Across from Allesandro School. Patch Faking it with foam. Home & History Found: Mini Pinscher & Lab Mix in Echo Park. Eastsider Forums Read More »

Faking it with foam

When it comes to replicating the features and details of that give old buildings character, many of today’s builders don’t have the time or budget to use the materials or techniques of the past.  That’s the case in Echo Park were the builder of an approximately 90-unit retirement complex across from Echo Park Lake is trying to pass off the ... Read More »

Found: Mini Pinscher & Lab Mix in Echo Park*

Submitted by V. Pochoda Found in Echo Park / Elysian Heights: 2 Female Dogs, clearly bonded. 1 large shepherd / lab mix with red collar. 1 mini pinscher. Both look healthy with nice coats and teeth. * Update: The owners have claimed their pets, Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or ... Read More »

Is your school prepared to share?

The Eastsider has written about the concern and opposition generated by proposals to allow charter school operators to take over classrooms at Elysian Heights and Micheltorena Street schools. But these are from the only L.A. Unified campuses that might end up having to share space with a charter.  As part of an annual process, the school district is poised to ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Sunset Hydrant, Atwater Village | Photo by David Cole/Flickr Police searching for driver who struck a Highland Park four-year-old boy. L.A. Now What was all that buzzing about? LAPD and military helicopters on maneuvers. CBS2 County commission postpones decision on East L.A. cityhood. EGP News East L.A. theater program builds confidence and awareness among continuation high school students. KPCC A ... Read More »