Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Echo Park man beaten after confronting persons tagging his home

A man police identified as an Echo Park gang member was arrested today in connection with the beating of a resident who confronted persons who were  tagging his home this past weekend.  The man was beaten on Sunday, June 17 at about 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fargo Street, according to police reports.”The resident was attacked by the ... Read More »

Silver Lake school hosts “Screwball Spelling Bee”

Supporters of Micheltorena Elementary will host a Saturday night “Screwball Spelling Bee” as part of a campaign to raise $30,000 to support a new dual-language program, arts education, and school garden. How does a Screwball Spelling Bee work? Here are some details from the school website: It is where adults form teams prior to the competition, raise as much money ... Read More »

Glassell Park’s fast-food corner may be renamed Fletcher Square

In the mood for a Whopper or McNuggets? How about  a Twice Grilled Burrito or a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl? Just steer your car in the direction of the forest of fast food and chain store signs that loom over Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road in Glassell Park. But, if city officials have their way, this often traffic-congested intersection will ... Read More »

Violence continues in the southern edge of Echo Park

The Eastsider reported earlier this month about the assaults, gunshots and other crime on the southern edge of Echo Park. While some residents are organizing a community clean up, the violence has continued south of Temple Street, according to recent police reports. On Monday night, there was a report of an assault with shots fired in the 100 block of ... Read More »

The leaning Little League field of Elysian Park

The playing fields of the Northeast Los Angeles Little League are set atop a hillside in Elysian Park with sweeping views of the city. But part of those fields, built on a landfill, have been sinking for several years now, causing the ground underneath the league snack bar and one of the two fields to lean, crack and sag, according ... Read More »

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

OPEN/ABIERTO, Cypress Park Parents of Eagle Rock High student who failed to make valedictorian challenge school district over graduation ranking. Patch Electrical fire damages Boyle Heights metalworking shop. LAFD Councilman Huizar endorses Jimmy Gomez over Luis Lopez in 51st Assembly District runoff. Jimmy Gomez Road rage caught on video along Boyle Heights freeway. KPCC Councilman wants soda banned from park ... Read More »