Daily Archives: February 17, 2012

Trespasser ordered to stay away from Councilman Garcetti’s Silver Lake home

A  man who has illegally entered Councilman Eric Garcetti’s Silver Lake home twice in the past year must stay at least 100 yards away from Garcetti and his family, according to a  temporary restraining order issued today. The L.A. Times and City News Service are reporting  that 37-year-old James Pagano Jr. entered the Garcetti home last March and again last ... Read More »

Save the Date: Taiwanese dancers step into the Eastside spotlight

A Taiwanese modern dance company will makes its Los Angeles debut on Saturday with a performance at Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Center  in El Sereno. Cloud Gate 2, founded by choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, is the first of three dance companies – from Australia, Taiwan and the U.S. – that will take the stage at the Luckman Center this season. Cloud ... Read More »

It’s been a busy week for Silver Lake and Highland Park vehicle thieves

Sections of Highland Park and Silver Lake have seen numerous vehicle breaks-ins and thefts this week, prompting a warning from the LAPD Northeast Division.  The division’s Twitter feed warned of a rash of vehicle break-ins west of the Silver Lake reservoirs.  LAPD crime stats presented on CrimeMapping.com showed four vehicle break ins during the past week in the area, with ... Read More »

Silver Lake dot detour begins this weekend

A  one-block section of Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake will be closed off on Sunday, Feb. 19  for at least one year to create a traffic-free plaza painted with green polka dots. The city’s Department of Transportation will set up temporary barriers sealing off Griffith Park Boulevard between Maltman Avenue and Edgcliff Drive to begin work on Sunset Triangle ... Read More »

When planning for the worst, don’t forget your pets

The Red Cross will hold an emergency preparedness workshop on Sunday, Feb. 19 in Echo Park.  But this workshop is focused on pets – not people. “At the event, we will encourage concerned citizens to mobilize to create a community disaster plan with local considerations, including a plan for pets,” said Erica Helson, Preparedness Education Manager for the Los Angeles ... Read More »

Atwater school library begins a new chapter

After spending a few days dusting and cleaning shelves and organizing books, librarian Kimberly Ragno late last month opened the doors of the school library at Atwater Elementary  that had been closed since last fall as part of school district budget cuts. The Friends of Atwater Elementary, headed by Shelli-Anne Couch, organized a last-minute fundraiser to come up with the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, El Sereno, Elysian Valley & Glassell Park

Lonely Ficus, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Lola Rudin/Flickr Pedestrian killed in Boyle Heights while walking on 5 Freeway. L.A. Now Activists win another legal round against college district over Glassell Park campus. EGP News Moving babies inspire Echo Park music makers. KPCC More than two dozen sexual misconduct complaints filed against L.A. Unified employees since Miramonte school scandal. Daily ... Read More »