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  is on sale for $10.  Click on the kink below for the line up. 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 is a shame, said Echo Park resident Martin Cox, who preferred the shade of ... 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 other people with first-hand knowledge of how cops and gangs work, according to an ... Read More »

East L.A. store owners and customers welcome healthy makeover

Last October The Eastsider reported on an East Los Angeles corner store that put more emphasis on healthy and fresh foods instead of salty and fatty snacks as part of a public health campaign to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.  Writer Edgar Lopez recently paid a visit to Yash La Casa Market to see whether the new strategy is ... 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 said one of his other tenants, Rodeo Mexican Grill, which is located next door, ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Silver & Blacktop, Silver Lake Street | Photo by Meltwater/Flickr Former classmates of Eagle Rock homeless man plan to help him out on apartment deposit and rent. Patch More violent crime puts Lincoln Heights on Crime Alert list. L.A. Now Silver Lake blogger ponders the fate of backyard hummingbirds. [sic} Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & ... 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, said LAFD Battalion Chief Greg Gibson. It’s not clear what caused the blaze but ... Read More »