Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

Police pursuit ends in Elysian Valley

A police pursuit ended in Elysian Valley late this morning after a damaged Nissan 300Z ended up on the sidewalk and officers apprehended a suspect dressed in Dodger gear, according to a reader. The above photo, taken by an Echo Park resident, was taken at about 11:15 a.m. on Fruitdale Street near Ripple Street.  Four squad cars and a police ... Read More »

The high price of York Boulevard

The sale of the former Verdugo Pet shop on  York Boulevard and what kind of tenant will move into the Highland Park storefront has generated  a lot of attention on The Eastsider as well as Patch, with readers making their case for everything from an Indian restaurant to an art supply shop.  It’s still not certain who will move into ... Read More »

Mayor helps turn former Echo Park hospital into homeless refuge

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to tour the Dream Center today, the former Queen of Angels Hospital on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake that has been transformed into housing and shelter for more than 1,200 people, many of them former homeless residents.  The 15-story building visible from the 101 Freeway has been undergoing a floor-by-floor $20 million renovation ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights & Highland Park

Mariachi Gold Line Station, Boyle Heights | Photo by Jesus Galaz/Flickr Highland Park beer bar to go up upscale. Patch It’s party time for the restoration of North Atwater Village Creek. L.A. Stormwater Highland Park school kids get a lesson in healthy eating. EGP News What’s with the hanging bears? Franklin Avenue & Echo Park Now Free tax help for ... Read More »