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Monthly Archives: January 2012

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 ... 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 & ... 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 ... Read More »

Commission releases proposed new City Council boundaries

A commission charged with redrawing City Council boundaries today released maps of what the districts would like under the proposed changes.  The L.A. Times compares the current and proposed boundaries, which are subject to further review and change.  Under one of the more significant changes, Councilman ... Read More »

Library of Congress honors former Occidental College film professor

Every year the Librarian of Congress selects 25 films to include in the National Film Registry, which recognizes and preserves American films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. One of the films selected last year is “Fake Fruit Factory,” a 20-minute-long documentary made in 1986 ... Read More »

Yes, that was a pony crossing Echo Park Avenue

A pony  trotting across Echo Park Avenue. Dancers gyrating in the Magic Gas parking lot. A cowboy with a lasso sitting on the fire hydrant of Chango Coffee. What to make all of this?  It won’t be clear until a vitamin water commercial filmed in Echo ... Read More »

A look back at a deadly decade

Make a graph Capt. William Murphy of the Northeast Division – which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Highland Park and Eagle Rock – released  crime statistics for 2o11 that showed another annual decline in overall crime. The number of homicides, however, rose to ... Read More »

Watch out for traffic before you run the Mohawk Bend Dash

Last Thursday, city crews installed four new metal barriers to prevent pedestrians from crossing  Sunset Boulevard where it bends to the south at Mohawk Street in Echo Park. Signs hanging from the barricades warn against walking across what many consider a dangerous stretch of road and ... Read More »

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

Discount Display, Echo Park | Photo by Jose Wolff/Flickr Paul Williams-designed Silver Lake home still under renovation. Curbed L.A. Commission recommends against East L.A. cityhood. L.A. Times Highland Park resident’s interest in neighborhood history began at home. Patch Downtown Vietnamese restaurant to expand into Sunset Junction. ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Shopper & Diner Report: Sunset Beer launches Friday Brewery Nights; oyster bar coming to Silver Lake. Eastsider On The Go Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

Sunset Beer in Echo Park has launched a series of Friday night events that highlight the beers from an individual brewery while the parking lot hosts a rotating selection of food trucks. On tap for tonight’s (Jan. 20) brewery night, Sunset Beer will host the first ... Read More »