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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Work resumes on failed Angeleno Heights condo project

Construction workers have returned to the site of the former Brownstone Lofts on the eastern edge of Angeleno Heights as new owners prepare to finish the project this fall. But instead of condos, the new owners,  Lion Real Estate Group, plans to rent out the 55 units in the three-story brick building as apartments. Earlier this week, a construction crane ... Read More »

Construction on schedule at Echo Park Lake*

By Sam Temblador After nearly a year of work, the $65 million clean up and reconstruction of Echo Park Lake is on schedule to be completed in May 2013, officials said  Tuesday night during a community update.  In addition to providing an update on construction, city officials also responded to concerns and complaints about blowing dust and respiratory problems as ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Echo Park

Since 1981-Tacos Delta, Silver Lake | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Two men killed in East L.A. freeway crash. L.A. Now Echo Park shooting leaves one dead. The Eastsider Atwater Village mom pens book on the adventures of home schooling. Patch Boyle Heights landmark gets unwrapped. The Eastsider Silver Lake foundation holding blood drive for Children’s Hospital. Bulletin Board Note: Employes ... Read More »

Echo Park shooting leaves one dead*

* Update: The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Ivan Pedroza of Los Angeles. Police tonight are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found near a homeless encampment in Echo Park. The victim tumbled partway down a hillside after being shot once in the upper body near a cul de sac  at Bellevue Avenue and Alvarado ... Read More »

Boyle Heights landmark gets unwrapped

The black construction screen that had hidden much of the former Boyle Hotel from public view for about  year came down today, revealing a renovated relic of Victorian-era Boyle Heights complete with a turret, arches and a domed cupola crowning the four-story brick building.  Musicians for hire across the street at Mariachi Plaza snapped photos of the newly exposed landmark ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Silver Lake group holds blood drive for Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Pablove Foundation  The Pablove Foundation is holding a blood drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at their Silver Lake headquarters on Wednesday, August 1st. Appointments only take 15 minutes and are available between 11 a.m. through 3 p.m by signing up at http://pablove.org/drive. Just one blood donor can save the lives of three patients in need. Pablove has ... Read More »

A forest of botanical treasures goes unnoticed in Elysian Park

It’s the oldest arboretum in Southern California, boasting a century-old grove of trees imported from around the world: Tipus from Argentina, Dawn Redwoods from China and Cape Chestnuts from South Africa. Some of the trees in the Chavez Ravine Arboretum soar more than 100 feet above the floor of a grassy canyon, with some of the specimens ranking as among ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake restaurant plans an upward move

Who knew that Silver Lake had such a strong craving for raw and fried oysters?  Since it opened at the beginning of the year, L & E Oyster Bar has attracted numerous positive reviews and  customers, many of whom are left to stand on the sidewalk as they wait for a table to open at the small Silver Lake Boulevard ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Echo Park

Palms & Lights, Dodger Stadium | Photo by Arnansell Photography/Flickr The search for a mariachi suit leads to Boyle Heights. SF Gate Photos of  Echo Park’s mighty mushroom. Patch Classic car owners take a “memory cruise” down Whittler Boulevard.  Lowrider The Eastsider thanks L. Kaplan of Silver Lake for purchasing an Eastsider Reader Sponsorship. Read More »

Man found dead outside Echo Park church

The body of a man believed to be a transient was found near the main entrance of  the Echo Park United Methodist Church this morning. The man died from apparent natural causes and no foul play is suspected, said Sgt. Robert Alaniz with the Northeast Division. Alaniz had no further details about the man. Police were outside the church, located ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

Are three bedrooms on your must-have list? Check out a three-bedroom Craftsman in Eagle Rock for $465,000 or a $480,000 contemporary-style hillside home in El Sereno during this weekend’s open houses. Less spacious but far more affordable options–priced below $250,000–are open for viewing in East Los Angeles. Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or ... Read More »

News & Notes from Hermon, Highland Park & Silver Lake

[portfolio_slideshow id=36943 portfolio_slideshow width=535 click=lightbox] View From The 134, Eagle Rock (click photo to enlarge) | Photo by Artree Maharajh LAPD fields more officers in Highland Park in wake of shootings. Patch Hermon market turns to Skid Row program for workers. L.A.Times Found: Frightened Beagle-mix in Silver Lake. Lost & Found Happening Today: Silver Lake farmers’ market; Drama Fest West, ... Read More »

Found: Frightened Beagle-mix in Silver Lake

Submitted by M. Farrar I’m sending  a photo of a very frightened and malnourished dog we found barking and cowering between my car and some bushes on the curb, down the street and around the corner from Satellite. She looks to be about 35-40 pounds, light brown, large beagle-type mix mutt. A really sweet face and floppy ears. She looked ... Read More »

Save The Date: A night for outdoor movie watching

Outdoor movie fans will have a trio of Eastside  options this weekend.  Tonight in Echo Park, the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile will be parked at Glendale Boulevard and Effie Street to screen the first of a series of silent films by Mack Sennett, who set up shop 100 years ago in Edendale, what is now Echo Park and Silver ... Read More »