Daily Archives: March 14, 2012

Cyclists peddle the idea of building a Lincoln Heights velodrome

Lincoln Heights bike shop owners Gabriela and Roland Peters know first hand that fixies – or track bikes – are popular with young riders. But riding a track bike, which don’t have brakes and have been designed to race on velodromes and specialized tracks, can be risky for kids riding on city streets.  Of course, there are no velodromes or ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Boyle Heights house options for under $200,000

If house flippers have foiled your plans to buy an low-priced Highland Park bungalow,  then perhaps it’s worth checking out property in Boyle Heights. Like Highland Park,  Boyle Heights is filled with classic and old Craftsman as well as Victorian-style bungalows. Unlike Highland Park, however, the horizontal wood fencing and putty colored homes – design touches favored by house flippers ... Read More »

Silver Lake shopping center shakeout takes a toll on tenants and jobs

The closing of  stores and rumors of an remodeling or redevelopment of a Glendale Boulevard strip mall in Silver Lake have left the staff at the 20 Video DVD shop fielding numerous questions from customers about the fate of the shopping center. There were so many inquiries that the staff taped a notice to the front counter providing the most ... Read More »

When will the lotus bloom again in Echo Park Lake? Check back in 2015

Echo Park lotus bed in 2005. Photos by Martin Cox When Echo Park Lake’s clean up is  completed next year, one of the last jobs of the $65 million project will be the replanting of the legendary lotus bed that once bloomed in the northwest corner of the lake.  The lotus, which by some accounts were  believed to be planted ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Highland Park

Vintage Rust, Elysian Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Boyle Heights residents take steps to limit new liquor licenses. Boyle Heights Beat L.A. Unified to put $298 parcel tax on the ballot. KPCC Firesign Theatre Company’s Highland Park connection. Patch Eagle Rock on Crime Alert list after 20 property crimes reported in a week. L.A. Now The Eastsider thanks N. ... Read More »