Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Homeland Security conducts Glassell Park investigation

Glassell Park residents wondered what was going on this morning near Avenue 30 and Edward Street, where it looked like an LAPD “special forces” unit was on the scene near a duplex, according to one man. However, according to Lt. Steven Flores with the Northeast Division, the officers on the scene were with Homeland Security, not LAPD. He had no ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Northeast L.A. short film festival seeks entries

Northeast Los Angeles Art is seeking submissions for the first ever Northeast L.A. Short Film Festival Series that will be held at the Highland Theare in Highland Park. The series begins on July 26 but film submissions are due by June 15. Submissions must be no longer than 20 minutes. A fee of $10 will be charged. Click here for ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Homeland Security conducts investigation in Glassell Park. Eastside 911 Eagle Rock hosts a night of electronic and hip hop music. Eastsider On The Go North East L.A. short film festival seeking submissions. Bulletin Board Read More »

Echo Park pot shop plays up to Dodger fans

Echo Park bars and restaurants are not the only businesses trying to cash in on the thousands of Dodger fans passing through the neighborhood on the way to the ballpark.  The Higher Path Holistic Care Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary that operates on Sunset Boulevard near Dodger Stadium, promotes itself as  “Your ‘Official’ Dodger Dispensary” on a white and blue ... Read More »

Echo Park shoe store to shut down amid sluggish sales and Dodger traffic

The Warehouse Shoe Sale shop in Echo Park is closing after 15 years in business, with management blaming slow sales as well as Dodger game-day traffic congestion that makes it difficult to reach the Sunset Boulevard store. “It’s very hard to get there,” said  company district manager Lupe Campos of the Echo Park store, located in a small shopping center ... Read More »

Eagle Rock hosts a night of electronic and hip hop music

Asura (show above performing with Matthewdavid, returns to the Future line up on Friday. The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts on Friday night (May 11) hosts Futura, a showcase of electronic, ambient music and hip hop artists.  The Friday night performance features Knxwledge, MNDSGN and Ahnu.  Here’s a bit of background about the artists and the line up: Knxwledge’s beat ... Read More »

“Quiet Zone” proposed to provide Cypress Park relief from tooting trains

The Eastsider loves the sound of distant train horns. But for many residents of Cypress Park who live near busy railroad tracks, the numerous daily blasts of high-frequency train horns and clanging of warning bells are not welcome sounds. There might some noise relief in the works, however.  Councilman Ed Reyes has introduced a City Council motion to study the ... Read More »

It’s open season on Echo Park & Silver Lake hipsters

Take cover at the Brite Spot and tread carefully across Polka Dot Plaza.  Singer Meg Myers in her new “Tennessee” music video goes hunting for hipsters in their popular Echo Park and Silver Lake habitats, pelting them with foam pellets fired from a Nerf gun as she yearns for her native Tennessee.  “You want to go to Little Joy on ... Read More »