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Daily Archives: June 18, 2012

Highland Park school as rocket launcher

A Highland Park parent was walking her kids to school this morning when she caught sight of package on the steps of Aldama Elementary. Turns out it was a pack of what looks like some heavy duty fireworks  sold under the Alien WTF brand. It appeared the “9 shot” set was set off last night. Must have been quite a ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: Booth Maternity Group Home for Unwed Mothers*

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — The large Mediterranean-style compound in the 2600 block of Griffin Avenue currently serves as the home of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy.  But for about 70 years, the same building served as a served as a refuge for teenage and unwed mothers. The Booth Maternity Group Home for Unwed Mothers  started after a “wealthy benefactor” donated a ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Eagle Rock home with a mission

While this 1924 Eagle Rock bungalow has undergone some remodeling over the years, the Ellenwood Place home that recently went up for sale still has many of its original features, from wood floors and moldings to some original kitchen cabinets. But perhaps the most prominent piece of the past in this home is the large living room fireplace covered mostly ... Read More »

The booms heard across Echo Park and Silver Lake

The pre-Fourth of July fireworks that traditionally rattle the Eastside appear to have gotten off to an especially noisy start in parts of Echo Park and Silver Lake, with a huge boom rattling windows and setting off car alarms Sunday night near Allesandro Street and the 2 Freeway. The blast heard at about 10 p.m. sent some residents rushing out ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Street Vendor, Echo Park | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr One injured in Silver Lake shooting. Patch Naked bike riders pedal through Echo Park. LAist Six violent crimes in a week puts Silver Lake on Crime Alert list. L.A. Now Engineer suffers minor injury after trains collide in Lincoln Heights rail yard. The Voice/Facebook Read More »