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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Found: Echo Park pup without a chip or collar

Submitted by R. Keszek I found the sweetest dog this evening hiding in a corner behind the house of a dog I was visiting for a walk. He doesn’t have a chip or collar and he doesn’t look like he was well taken care of so I’m actually not really interested in trying to track down where he came from. ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

So many open houses, so little time.  This weekend’s selection of Eastside open houses includes a trio of million dollar homes in Silver Lake; a $299,900 two-bedroom condo in Monterey Hills and a $499,000 Highland Park Spanish Colonial with exposed wood ceiling beams.  Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go ... Read More »

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

Power Lines & Moon, Cypress Park | Photo by Christian Aeschliman/Flickr Highland Park resident prepares for another city council district move. L.A. Times Police seeking “person of interest” in fatal Boyle Heights, car-to-car shooting. NBC Shepard Fairey’s Echo Park agency now working on museum marketing and design for MOCA. Culture Monster (bottom of story) Police pursuit ends with a crash ... Read More »

Lost: Echo Park dog named Tula

Submitted by L. Mavropoulos Lost dog she got out of the yard. Greyish Black with white chest, paws, white tip on tail . Last seen 3 pm. A Latino male wearing a black Acapulco work shirt tried to turn her over  to the dog store on the avenue. They can’t store strays. Dog’s name is Tula. Very friendly to kids ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Feeding frenzy for an Echo Park apartment building

The 16-unit apartment building at 1314  Sutherland Street needs some work. But apparently that didn’t matter to buyers after the building went on sale in early May after being family owned since 1949.  The unusually low asking price of $679,796  attracted a flood of interest, prompting the sellers to raise the price to $799,000 only one day after the building ... Read More »

Watch where you step in Elysian Park

And we are not talking about doggy droppings. Matt Erman came upon the approximately three-foot long snake pictured above this morning on a trial on the west side of Elysian Park near Park Drive and Academy Road. “The snake was actually chillin’ right before a fork in the path.” Read More »

Will city departments give up Atwater property for parkland?

Earlier this year city officials and Atwater Village residents celebrated the restoration of North Atwater Creek and the expansion of North Atwater Park near the Los Angeles River. But there might be more room for additional parkland  in the northern tip of Atwater Village, according to Councilman Tom LaBonge . LaBonge  has asked  city agencies to study the possibility of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights & Highland Park

Porch Gargoyle, Angeleno Heights | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr Boyle Heights man killed in an apparent car-to-car shooting. KTLA City reveals first draft of proposed new mural ordinance. Curbed L.A. Charcuterie and savory martinis await at new Atwater Village cafe and market. AV Now Flipper Mark Up: Highland Park bungalow that sold for $305,000 in April now back on the ... Read More »

Fire damages Silver Lake duplex

A fire that is believed to have started in a bathroom wall heater caused minor damage to a duplex near the Silver Lake reservoir early this evening.  Fire crews quickly put out the blaze that broke out at the corner of W. Silver Lake Drive and Redesdale Avenue, said Silver Lake resident Sandy Driscoll, who took photos of the fire ... Read More »

Sacramento or Temple City? Where will your stolen car end up?

Reports of stolen cars in the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division – which stretches from Boyle Heights to El Sereno – are so far running more than 40% above last year’s figures, according to a KPCC story about grand theft auto. Where do those stolen cars go? KPCC provides a break down of 16 vehicles that have recently been recovered after being ... Read More »

The Echo Park Lake lotus are alive, well and living in Reseda

It would have been at this time of the year that the lotus in the northwest corner of Echo Park Lake would have begun to bloom, with large, pink and cream colored flowers unfurling above a layer of floppy green leaves. That sight is only a memory now after the decades old lotus bed died off mysteriously a few years ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Glassell Park & Montecito Heights

Jogging Past The Graveyard, Boyle Heights Gang members indicted in 2001 killing of 13-year-old girl whose body was dumped in Elysian Park. L.A. Now L.A. school chief s pledges to find $7 million to fund after-school programs. Daily News National preschool chain looking at opening an Eagle Rock outlet. Daily News Broken water pipe floods freeway near Elysian Park. L.A. ... Read More »