Daily Archives: May 23, 2012

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The Other Side,  one of the last gay bars in Silver Lake and one of the city’s last remaining piano bars, is closing and will be replaced with a sports bar.  The new Hyperion Public will also be taking over the Flying Leap Cafe, which is next door on Hyperion Avenue and shares a common owner with The Other Side.  ... Read More »

Echo Park school holds rummage sale

Betty Plasencia Magnet School will hold a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, May 24 at Old Fire Station No. 6 in Angeleno Heights. Proceeds from the  sale – which include toys, appliances clothing and books – will be used for field trips and classroom supplies. The sale will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 534 E. ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and notes from other parts of the blog and beyond: City Council adopts plastic bag ban at 7,500 supermarkets but allows stores to sell paper bags for 10 cents. L.A. Times Echo Park school holds rummage sale. School Yard Read More »

It’s Flag Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge

On Monday The Eastsider reported that the City Council was scheduled to vote this coming Friday to allocate more than $2,000 to hang 30 American flags along the the Glendale-Hyperion bridge in time for Memorial Day. That would have left little time to get those flags installed on the bridge linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake. This morning, however, an ... Read More »

Highland Park Craftsman comes with pinstripes

This Highland Park Craftsman-style home that went up for sale this week retains much of its historic charm, including a large front porch, brick fireplace, built in furniture and wood paneling.  But the interior of the Aladma Street house (the property also includes a cottage in back)  is looking kind of busy thanks to all that wood work painted a ... Read More »

Police seeking public’s help in Silver Lake sexual assault

Police are looking for witnesses who might have seen a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted a woman in Silver Lake last month as she walked home early one morning. The man who allegedly assaulted the woman is in custody but the police are seeking additional witnesses who may have seen the suspect and victim near Silver Lake ... Read More »

New generation of activists takes on Echo Park and Silver Lake development

Many Echo Park and Silver Lake residents have over the decades waged long and often times unsuccessful battles against real estate development, from a proposal by the Dodgers to build a football stadium next to the ballpark (Peter O’Malley backed off) to a plans for 2,500 apartments on a Silver Lake hillside (the neighborhood got a 95-home, gated community instead).  ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Visitors Guide, Echo Park Scenes from a Boyle Heights police pursuit. CBS2 District Attorney decides against filing felony charges in weekend beating at Dodger Stadium; misdemeanor charges to be considered.  Daily News Two men in Bryan Stow beat to face federal weapon charges.  L.A. Now College district to discuss future of Van de Kamps campus. Patch Highland Park real estate ... Read More »