Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

County hauls off Echo Park vendor carts

A crew from the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Department hauled off the carts of at least two sidewalk vendors at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, according to one resident. Health officials occasionally sweep the area for unlicensed vendors. Michael, an Echo Park resident, took the above photo shortly after 12 p.m. as he was headed ... Read More »

Glassell Park man abandoned art world for a creative career as a chef

Glassell Park resident Andre Guerrero now reigns as a successful restauranteur. Long-lines of customers wait for his “slow fast food” at The Oinkster in Eagle Rock and diners fill the high-ceiling dining room of Maximiliano, Guerrero’s contemporary  interpretation of Old School Italian-American cuisine. While Guerrero helped his Filipino-American family cook at home, his first career track was headed in the ... Read More »

Silver Lake prepares for next phase of road construction

Councilman Tom LaBonge is asking the City Council for $75,000 for electronic traffic signs and overtime pay for traffic officers in response to concerns about traffic safety and ongoing road construction on Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake.  The request for additional funds comes as roadwork is expected to resume soon on Rowena near Ivanhoe Elementary as part of the installation ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Northeast L.A.

Teddy bears hanging around Northeast L.A.  Patch Victims killed by alleged drunk driver outside a Boyle Heights taco truck identified as 19-year-old Marlene Alatorre and 38-year-old Claudia Fernandez. L.A. Now East L.A. College turns away students on the first say of summer school. L.A. Now Eagle Rock art project moves out, taggers move in. Patch The Eastsider thanks a supporter ... Read More »