Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog & beyond: Silver Lake elementary holds spring open house. School Yard The developer planning to build about 18 Echo Park homes near Preston Avenue and Baxter Street is scheduled to discuss the project tonight at the Echo Park Improvement Assn. meeting. Read More »

Silver Lake elementary holds spring open house

Micheltorena Elementary in Silver Lake will hold campus tours  and a presentation on Thursday morning (April 19) to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the school. A posting on the school website provided some details: We will meet in the Parent Center for coffee and bagels at 8:45am, then set out on the tour, led by Micheltorena parents. ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park vintage tile store prepares to pack up*

There will be much packing and wrapping going on at Wells Tile & Antiques in upcoming weeks as the Echo Park shop prepares to move thousands of pieces of vintage tile and antique ceramics after its Sunset Boulevard storefront was put up for sale. Owner Scott Wells said he is in the process of finding and leasing a new location ... Read More »

Driver arrested in fatal Echo Park traffic accident

The driver who fatally struck a 65-year-old Echo Park man as he crossed the street has been arrested and booked on vehicular manslaughter, police said today. Gregory Andrew Fein, a resident of Chino Hills was arrested on Monday and his bail was set at $50,000, according to LAPD Detective Felix Padilla with the Central Traffic Bureau. Fein was driving a ... Read More »

Echo Park developer comes back for seconds

View Douglas Street Developments in a larger map The same developer that is working on a 15- home project in the far north end of Elysian Heights is now seeking to build an additional 17 homes on the eastern edge of Echo Park on Douglas Street.  Planet Home Living  plans to build the homes on two separate lots on a ... Read More »

Silver Lake celebrates its gay past but what about the future?

By Sarah Dryden Silver Lake honored former resident Harry Hay – considered by some to be the father of the gay rights movement – earlier this month with the naming of The Mattachine Steps on Cove Avenue. Hay was the founder of the Mattachine Society, one of the nation’s first gay organizations in the 1950s.  But while residents celebrate the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Echo Park, El Sereno, Elysian Heights & Silver Lake

Rooftop Dogs, Highland Park | Photo by Jody Miller/Flickr L.A. Unified renews charter of El Sereno school despite low performance. KPCC “D” is a passing grade? L.A. Unified proposes lowering graduation requirements. L.A. Times Neighbor raises concern about proposed Cypress Park cell phone tower. Patch L.A. Times visits the Echo Park Film Center. Company Town Elysian Heights residents prepare for ... Read More »