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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rainbows and moonshine

The combination of Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms and the evening’s bright moon made for interesting sky watching.  In Highland Park, Katrina Alexy snapped the top photo looking north across Highland Park to a rainbow in the distance. A few hours later in East Los Angeles, C.J. Salgado  snapped the bottom photo as a silver-dollar like moon floated above Whittier Boulevard.  While  ... Read More »

Early morning gusher drenches Sunset & Alvarado

Sasha Smith was driving by Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street in Echo Park  shortly after 1 a.m. when she snapped the above photo of water gushing into the night sky from a broken hydrant near the Sunset Car Wash. The gusher, which  looks more like a ghost in the photo,  was about 40 feet to 50 feet high, Smith said. ... Read More »

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

Clouds And Vodka Blimp Over Dodger Stadium | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Eagle Rock High student in stable condition after being hit by a car. Patch Barbara Bestor-designed Silver Lake house up for sale at $3.25 million. Curbed L.A. Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council seeking candidates for October election. EGP News Echo Park arts group seeks to raise $1,300 to buy ... Read More »

No criminals here, just us real estate agents

A police helicopter hovered over the 2300 block of Loma Vista Place in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon after a  resident reportedly came across three men in her home. But it turned out these guys were on the prowl for real estate,  not laptops, according to the LAPD Northeast Division Twitter feed: Police activity, 2300 blk Loma Vista Pl (Silverlake). ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Eagle Rock High student hit by a car at Eagle Rock Boulevard & Yosemite Drive. Patch Police seek help finding 14-year-old runaway boy from Highland Park. Missing Kids Read More »

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

Backside, Glassell Park | Photo by Luis Blackaller/Flickr City Council member want a faster, cheaper survey of broken sidewalks. L.A. Times A health-conscious tour of a Boyle Heights market. L.A. Now Public and charter schools prepare to learn to get along as they prepare to share Silver Lake campus. Los Feliz Ledger Medical marijuana advocates collect 50,000 signatures in support ... Read More »

Is that a dentil or a spindle? Decoding the parts of a Garvanza Victorian home

Fans of Victorian-style architecture will find much to like in this 101-year-old Garvanza home near Highland Park that went up for sale earlier this month. But the sales listing describing some of the home’s historic features might seem confusing to those unfamiliar with architectural and building terms, especially those dealing with all the extra decorative fringe found on a Victorian: ... Read More »

Workers compensation law protest fills Echo Park sidewalks*

What is all the honking and hollering about at Sunset Boulevard and Lemoyne Street?At  least 100 protestors jammed the sidewalks in front of State Senator Kevin De León’s field office in Echo Park late this morning as part a campaign to oppose his legislation- Senate Bill 863– that would modify the state’s workers compensation law.  The changes have been opposed ... Read More »

Found: Chocolate Pit Bull-Lab mix up for adoption

Submitted by S. Lynch I volunteer sometimes at the Lacy Street Animal Shelter, and had noticed that this lady had been in there for a while. When I asked about her, they said she was on “24 hour notice” which means at any time they could come pick her up to be euthanized (could be that day, could be months ... Read More »

Lost: Great Dane in Echo Park

Submitted by Stephanie EPIC-female, fawn-colored Great Dane 2-1/2 years old. Last seen Echo Park Area August 27, 2012 Please Call Stephanie if you have seen her/have any information-651-245-6389. Reward. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & ideas. Click here Read More »

Metro moves forward on Echo Park-Silver Lake freeway project

After more than a decade of planning and often contentious public debate, the job of remaking the southern tip of the 2 Freeway on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake will finally get started early next year. The L.A. County Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is overseeing the project, will tonight provide an update during a community meeting and ... Read More »

Open Discussion: My friend the pothead … an open letter to L.A. City Council

By Scott Crawford This is my best friend Shelly. We have been friends since I was sixteen. We talk several times a day. During those years, we have shared pretty much everything. Her divorces, my trips, raising her sons, losing my parents.. Weʼve grown up together. Twenty-three years ago, Shelly was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since that time, she has ... Read More »

News from Echo Park, El Sereno & Northeast L.A.

Green Garage &  Silk Floss Tree, Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict L.A. City Council votes to oppose any above or below ground extensions of the 710 Freeway through Northeast L.A. Patch & L.A. Now Food 4 Less reopens remodeled and expanded El Sereno store. The Voice Note: News choppers over Echo Park this morning were covering a crash ... Read More »