Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

Vehicle theft defies Northeast L.A. crime trends

In his most recent crime update and newsletter, Capt. William Murphy of the Northeast Division provided statistics showing that the division, which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock and Highland Park continues to report relatively low-levels of criminal activity. But there has been a noticeable and stubborn increase: Grand Theft Auto or GTA.  The number of  ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Speedy Highland Park flip lands on the market

House flippers are racing against time when it comes to buying and selling homes. But the investors selling this 112-year-old Highland Park house are apparently on a very fast track. The two-bedroom cottage on the 800 block of Milwaukee Avenue near York Boulevard was put up for sale on Thursday, less than two months after it was purchased, according to ... Read More »

Police warn of Eagle Rock burglary crew on the prowl

LAPD officers backed up by a police helicopter responded to a report of suspicious persons in Eagle Rock this morning in the wake of a recent cluster of burglaries near Eagle Rock and York boulevards   This morning’s search that focused on the 4500 block of Alumni Avenue  failed to turn up any suspects  but officers made “two good arrests” ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Shopper & Diner Report: Pork belly skewers & Indian street food in Silver Lake; five-course beer and dinner paring in Atwater. Eastsider On The Go Vehicle theft defies Northeast L.A. crime trends. Eastside 911 Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

The pork belly skewers with Korean chile aioli now being served at Local restaurant are part of what is being described as a Silver Lake foodie renaissance. L.A. Times Not craving pork belly skewers with Korean chile aioli ? A soon-to-open Silver Lake restaurant could be the sign of a neighborhood grilled cheese renaissance. L.A. Junction & Previously on The ... Read More »

Fletcher Drive: An Atwater Village comedy told in six minute slices

Fletcher Drive – 101 – The Intervention – watch more funny videos Atwater Village serves as the setting for “Fletcher Drive,” a comedy series  about three roommates that made its Internet debut Thursday night.  Atwater residents  Paddy Connor and Robert Dierx came up with the concept and teamed up with a small group to write and produce a series of ... Read More »

Echo Park fire station burglarized

Burglars broke into the Echo Park Fire Station 20 earlier this week, making off with everything from fire fighter boots and jackets to personal electronics. “It’s unsettling,” said Capt. Richard Denning of the Monday break in that took place as fire trucks were parked in the Sunset Boulevard station house and fire crews rested upstairs. “It was a brazen attack.” ... Read More »

Saturday is a day for gardening at Echo Park schools

Volunteers are needed to help on Saturday to expand and build new gardens at two Echo Park area schools as part of a campus beautification project. Volunteers will help build  raised planter beds as part of a new reading garden at Clifford Street Elementary and expand the existing school garden at Elysian Heights Elementary.  Saturday’s projects were funded by Hands ... Read More »

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, El Sereno & Silver Lake

Dancing and drinking Red Bull until dawn at Silver Lake’s Los Globos. L.A. Times Dodger Stadium Express gets ready to roll during pre-season. Metro Man who evaded police during Boyle Heights standoff arrested at Hollenbeck station while filing a complaint against girlfriend. EGP News Labor union organizes pot shop workers and urges city to avoid banning dispensaries. L.A. Now Roosevelt ... Read More »