Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

Silver Lake’s vertical garden gets peeled away

Sections of  the vertical garden that covered a  former Silver Lake beauty salon were removed today in a slow-motion strip tease. The garden was planted more than two years ago by a hair salon owner who had  wrapped the building at  Sunset Boulevard and Griffith Park boulevards in a blanket of living plants. An estimated 20,000 seedlings – from succulents ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Keep your pet indoors and safe this 4th of July

Submitted by Christine Peters with the Echo Park Animal Alliance The 4th of July holidays are the busiest annually at City Shelters-Keep your pets safe and indoors with plenty of distractions this long weekend (the 4th is Wednesday) and avoid putting your pet in a situation that is stressful. If you find a lost dog and it has no ID-walk ... Read More »

Boyle Heights Variety Boys & Girls club awards $108,000 in scholarships

The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights has awarded scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 to help 18 youths finance their college or vocational education. This year’s scholarships – which total $108,000 – will go to students who will or are already enrolled in a wide variety of colleges, from Santa Monica College and Cal State L.A to ... Read More »

Echo Park preschool holds art & music show fundraiser

Cottage Enrichment school in Echo Park will hold a July 14 art show and fundraiser on July 14 to “expand to reach elementary grades as well as sustain the many daily needs of such a special program,” according to one of the school’s supporters. Here are some details of the event” The Artshow/Fundraiser will be held on July 14, 2012 ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Can a taco truck help sell an Echo Park house?

Have real estate agents embraced Echo Park  taco trucks as a selling point? At least one has.  A newly listed two bedroom bungalow on Montana Street touts the home’s proximity to nearby restaurants, bars and the  Taco Zone Truck, one of the neighborhood’s most popular food trucks (4-1/2 Yelp stars) that is often parked about a block away on Alvarado ... Read More »

Academy of Dog Obedience

Sandy Driscoll of Academy of Dog Obedience believes that each dog is an individual and benefits from being trained in a way that is most comfortable and motivating. With more than 20 years experience training all breeds of dogs and puppies, Sandy Driscoll’s unique expertise allows her to quickly assess a dog’s temperament and style to define the best method ... Read More »

Angeleno Heights residents get stuck in the middle of gang tagging cross fire

Rival gangs were engaged in battle this weekend on Wallace Avenue, spraying the walls, garages and even vehicles on the Angeleno Heights street with paint – not bullets. Still, it was a menacing sight for the  residents who live along the street that stretches for a long block up a hillside. Such kind of tagging and cross-outs usually signals  tensions ... Read More »

Welcome to Eagle Rock! Has your car been stolen yet?

Photo by M. Hartman M. Hartman and his family had been living in Eagle Rock less than two weeks when he parked his Honda in front of his new  home, locked the car doors and anti-theft lock and then went inside. Next morning, the car was gone, only to be found a day later after the vehicle (pictured above) was ... Read More »

Glassell Park pool might get a drain delay

Fans of the municipal swimming pool in Glassell Park have not been happy since learning that the formerly year-around pool would close for the season and be drained in the middle of August,  prompting many swimmers to start online campaigns to keep the pool open.  It looks like those efforts have worked. Last week, Councilman Eric Garcetti proposed transferring $10,000 ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Broken Stairs, El Sereno Suspects arrested in Echo Park homicide. The Eastsider Elysian Valley residents want naked bike riders covered up. LAist Coroner to investigate infant death in Glassell Park after homicide ruled out. Patch Report disputes LAPD explanation for increase in police shootings. L.A. Times Silver Lake residents split over digging vs. draining at the Silver Lake Reservoir.  L.A. ... Read More »

Suspects arrested in Echo Park homicide

Two suspects – including a 14-year-old male – have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting last week of Jose Antonio Chavez who died on an Echo Park stairway.  Armando Rosales, 19,  of Los Angeles was arrested on Friday night following a traffic stop after detectives has passed on information to uniformed officers, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart ... Read More »