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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  ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... Read More »

Found: Black pregnant dog with pink collar in Echo Park

Submitted by J. Rainey Tonight my friend and I found a small black pregnant dog wandering between Elsinore and Reservoir Saturday evening at 10pm near Taix. She has no collar or tags but had a pink leash.  She’s small, black, and pregnant. Around 15-20lbs.  Please call ... Read More »

News & Notes From Echo Park, El Sereno & Highland Park

Atwater Steps, Atwater Village | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr El Sereno eyesore to become new neighborhood recreation area. The Voice (page 2) Banking executive files $50 million police abuse claim in connection with Highland Park incident. Daily News Echo Park-adjacent Vista Hermosa Park provides campfires and ... Read More »

Lights, camera, shut down the bike lane!

Location film shoots sometimes draws the ire of neighbors who complain about noisy crews, fake explosions and lost parking. Apparently some cyclists are also not too happy with some film crews. A recent film shoot on Sunset Boulevard near Vendome Street in Silver Lake blocked a ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & El Sereno

Graveyard Gates, Boyle Heights |  Photo by Kyle Scoble/Flickr Dream Center to add 250 more people to its Echo Park campus thanks to $50 million grant. L.A. Times Coyote watching in Ascot Hills. The Voice/Facebook Boyle Heights bike riders learn about requesting racks. Streetsblog Notes: Did ... Read More »

Echo Park Rising fills the void Sunset Junction left behind

The streets, stores and parking lots of Echo Park were filled on Saturday with music and youthful music lovers who descended on the neighborhood for Echo Park Rising,  the music festival that sprung up last year after the Sunset Junction street fair was abruptly cancelled after ... Read More »

New Voices: It’s (Partially) Rocket Science

Earlier this month the students and staff of the Echo Park branch of 826LA, a nonprofit literacy and tutoring center, gathered to celebrate the publication of a book written and illustrated by students who attended a series of summer workshops on writing, science, engineering and technology.  ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

Midcentury homes in Glassell Park and Mt. Washington, a pistachio-colored Victorian in Lincoln Heights and a suburban ranch style home in El Sereno are among this weekend’s open house. Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go ... Read More »