Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

Highland Park PTA teams up with market to support school

Figueroa Produce and the PTA at Aldama Elementary will hold a one-day fundraiser next month that will save shoppers money while supporting the Playworks Program at the Highland Park school. Monica Alcaraz with the Aldama PTA explains what to expect during “Figueroa Produce Market Presents Aldama Day” We are calling the Event “Figueroa Produce Market Presents Aldama Day”, it is ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Pulled pork, hot links, coconut beef and corned break now serving at The Park’s Finest in Echo Park.  Echo Park Now Jonathan Gold samples the pork belly tacos, longaniza hash and sweet-fleshed chop at Silver Lake’s new Black Hogg.  Churros, too. Daily Dish Resale, recycle and swap shop for apparel, shoes & jewelry opens in an Eagle Rock mini mall. ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Eastside Shopper & Diner Report. Eastsider On The Go Highland Park PTA teams up with market to support school. School Yard Echo Park cleans up on Saturday. EPIA Read More »

A gateway to Lincoln Heights’ past wins preservation award

It’s been a little more than a year since city officials gathered to honor the restoration of the Lincoln Park Gateway, a tile and concrete ceremonial entrance at the north end of the park that had undergone a $390,000 renovation. On Thursday, the the Art Deco-style gateway – which features rebuilt and repaired tiles, fountains, walls and lanterns – was ... Read More »

DWP prepares to plug the gap in Silver Lake reservoirs walking path

The opening of a new pathway around most of  the Silver Lake reservoirs about four years ago has proved popular with neighborhood walkers and runners. But an approximately 500-foot-long section of the  path remains unfinished on the north end of the Ivanhoe Reservoir (the smaller of the two reservoirs), where pedestrians are forced to share narrow Tesla Street with passing ... Read More »

Cops catch Echo Park firehouse burglary suspect

A 20-year-old Hollywood area man was arrested this morning in connection with the burglary of Echo Park Fire Station No. 20 earlier this month.  “The suspect was identified by Rampart Burglary Detective Prieto, who conducted the investigation and arrest,” said Mario Mota with the Rampart Division. “He was identified by good old fashion police work. We will release his name ... Read More »

Here’s why so many real estate investors are flipping over Highland Park

Want to flip a house? Forget the Hollywood Hills and head to Highland Park. A “Flip Analysis” produced by Land Advisors, a broker that specializes in land sales, shows that homes that were bought and sold  by investors in Highland Park – a flipper hot spot – sold on average for 73% more than what the investor paid, according to ... Read More »

Will Silver Lake’s Black Cat come back?

The “Le Barcito” sign has come down from the front of  Silver Lake’s former Gay Latino bar  as the new owners build a new bar and restaurant inside.  While the new owners operate the Village Idiot on Melrose Avenue,  there are indications that they may not simply repeat the Village Idiot name in Silver Lake but instead pay homage to ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Eagle Rock & El Sereno

Palm Shadows at Five Points, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Ryan Schude/Flickr Morning gunfire reported in Cypress Park. Eastside 911 Mayor warns of a “large number” of employee layoffs to help close budget gap. L.A. Now El Sereno charter school principal claims adjoining restaurant-bar is being a “bad neighbor.”  EGP News Landlord worries about lost rent after Eagle Rock pot ... Read More »

Morning gunfire reported in Cypress Park

Cypress Park residents heard multiple gunshots this morning near the scene of a fatal shooting that took place earlier this week.  One resident reported hearing gunshots at about 7:30 a.m. near Elm Street and Cypress Avenue and that police had blocked a section of nearby Isabel Street. An early police reports indicates that no victims had been found. Today’s report ... Read More »