Daily Archives: May 25, 2012

Eastside Property: It’s not all about hillside living in Montecito Heights

Montecito Heights – as its name suggests – is best known for its steep hillsides, winding streets and cantilevered homes with breathtaking views. But the neighborhood also spills down the hills to the west and into the flats next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the historic character of nearly century-old cottages are protected by a historic preservation district.  The ... Read More »

Boyle Heights traffic signal gets the green light after a 30 year wait

By Kris Fortin, L.A. Streetsblog After 30 years, and five different councilmembers, residents from Boyle Heights finally got a traffic light at the heavily congested intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Fresno Street. Councilman Jose Huizar, District 14, and local community members gathered Saturday morning to turn on the traffic light, and recall the work that it took to get ... Read More »

Glassell Park school seeks volunteer to build school garden

Volunteers are needed to help build a school garden at Glassell Park Elementary on Saturday, May 26,  said Olivia Martinez, an Intervention Coordinator at the school, which will be celebrating its centennial next month. Volunteers – who will build raised garden beds, install a sprinkler system and take on other tasks – can sign up online at EnrichLA.org. Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and notes from other  parts of the blog and beyond: Glassell Park school needs volunteers to build campus garden. School Yard Found: Little dog on Echo Park Avenue. Lost & Found Read More »

Found: Little dog on Echo Park Avenue

Submitted by A. Katz  I found a sweet little dog running across Echo Park Ave. April 21 and have been unable to locate owners. Contact [email protected] for details. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & ideas. Click here Read More »

Atwater prepares for the battle of the salad bars

The Costco shopping Center – a chunk of suburban, chain-store retailing set on the edge of Atwater Village – will soon see the opening of a Souplantation, the San Diego-based chain of salad, soup and pasta bars.  The 180-seat Souplantation overlooking Los Feliz Boulevard is scheduled to open in early September, according to a company spokesman. The Atwater Souplantation will ... Read More »

What’s the best protection against Silver Lake vehicle thieves?

Lock your car and truck doors, for starters. That was the advice from the Rampart Division officers who have been dealing with a spike in stolen cars, thefts from vehicles and vehicle break-ins this year in the portion of the Silver Lake they patrol south of Sunset Boulevard (Northeast Division patrols north of Sunset). So, far, from Jan. 1 through ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Firehouse Moderne, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Don Barrett/Flickr Party All Night: Neighbors making noise about Silver Lake nightclub.   West Coast Sound Mobile sketchbook library makes a stop in Echo Park. LAist Lorena Street bike lane opens through Boyle Heights. BIKAS Landscape designer Judy Kameon’s favorite things about Echo Park.  Martha Stewart Episcopal Bishop and Echo Park native Jon ... Read More »