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Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Proposed Echo Park development poses “significant” environmental impacts

A plan by Barlow Respiratory Hospital to transform its 25-acre property on the edge of Echo Park into a a massive residential community  would pose significant and unavoidable impacts on the area, according to a preliminary environmental report released this week. The fact that the project ... Read More »

Silver Lake school holds Cinco de Mayo fundraiser

Mayberry Street School invites residents to attend the 7th Annual Mayberry Fiesta, a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and an important fundraiser for the school that servers Echo Park as well as Silver Lake.  The Mayberry Parent Teacher Organization explains how the event, which includes Mariachis, games, ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond:  Silver Lake school holds Cinco de Mayo fundraiser. School Yard Small business programs hosts social media & marketing workshop Bulletin Board Read More »

Storefront Report: New French and Latino menus await Highland Park diners

The Highland Park dining scene continues to expand, with newcomers featuring organic Latino and French Rustic cuisine.  This week,  Ba Restaurant, located in a pale-blue storefront at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 51, opened on a limited basis but plans to expand those hours ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Small business program hosts social media & marketing workshop

Submitted by Search to Involve Pilipino Americans The Small Business Development Program at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) will be having a free workshop on Wednesday, May 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at SIPA. This workshop, entitled “Connect Your Business to the Web: Plug in ... Read More »

L.A. Riots Remembered: How gangsters stepped in to protect an Echo Park shoe seller

As violence, fires and looting spread across the city during the riots of 1992,  Yong Kim and his family, who owned the Crown Shoes store in Echo Park, prepared for the worst.  They closed their Sunset Boulevard store and rented a U-Haul truck to move their ... Read More »

Silver Lake faces more detours and disruption

Motorists and bus riders alike welcomed the reopening last month of  Glendale Boulevard between Waverly and Riverside Drive as the construction of a new water pipeline delayed and detoured Silver Lake traffic for months. But many of those motorists and bus riders – as well as ... Read More »

Elysian Heights baby hawks need protection from rain, wind and real estate development

x Two of Elysian Heights’ newest residents – a pair of baby red-tailed hawks – have been spotted high up in a eucalyptus tree near the 2 Freeway where they are being fed and protected by their parents. Silver Lake resident Gary Vlahakis, who lives on ... Read More »

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

Street Art in the Making, East Los Angeles | Photo by Ricky Hernandez/Flickr Parents and students protest resignation of Boyle Heights charter school principal. Boyle Heights Beat How political allies came to the rescue of a failing El Sereno school. L.A Weekly City Council approves new ... Read More »