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Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

Silver Lake club to host a local SXSW alternative

Can’t attend next week’s South by Southwest conference in Austin? The Satellite in Silver Lake is hosting a small-scale, four-day music  festival of its own: LAxLA. Local rock bands that will perform  include  The New Division, The Californian, Last American Buffalo. A four-day pass for March 13-16  ... Read More »

Do you like your bridges green or red?

Bottom photo by Martin Cox The bridge at Echo Park Lake has been left high and dry (top photo) after the lake was drained for an approximately $65 million clean up.  When the lake is refilled, the olive green bridge will look virtually the same, which ... Read More »

Cops and ex-gang members give Hollywood a dose of reality

The L.A. cop show “Southland,”  which has been filmed across many Eastside communities over the years, has been praised for its realism.  While the show employs a former LAPD officer, Chic Daniel, as a technical adviser, some of the scenes are not realistic enough for some ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Show is over for Echo Park video store

One of Echo Park’s last remaining, free-standing video stores – 50/50 Video – closed up shop last week, leaving a large, 2,400-square-foot vacant storefront in the heart of the neighborhood’s Sunset Boulevard shopping district. But the space may not remain empty for long. Landlord Vladimir Delis ... Read More »

Fire damages Elysian Heights home

Elysian Heights residents awoke to the sounds of fire engines and the smell of smoke this morning after fire damaged a hillside bungalow.  No one was home at the time when the fire broke out at about 6 a.m. in the 1400 block of Avon Terrace, ... Read More »