Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

Bulletin Board: Troy Evans presents “Montana Tales” to benefit Friends of Southwest Museum

Submitted by Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition Professional actor and local historic preservation enthusiast Troy Evans strongly supports the work of the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition.  That is why he is donating his time to produce and perform his acclaimed theatrical event “Troy Evans’ Montana Tales & Other Bad Ass Business” on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at ... Read More »

Open Discussion: Getting the mural ordinance right

Submitted by Bill Lasarow, Judithe Hernández, and Isabel Rojas-Williams Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles Since 2002, the unintended consequence of an existing ordinance, enacted to curb the proliferation of commercial signage, effectively prohibited the painting of murals on private property. When it was announced a year ago that the ordinance would be rewritten, artists had reason to be hopeful. For ... Read More »

Farmers’ Market Report: Kale smoothie anyone?

A weekly taste of the Echo Park Farmers’ Market. By Samuel Temblador With temperatures soaring this week, anyone looking for a refreshing summer treat might be surprised to find it in the form of kale. The trendy green–described as “the new spinach”  by Sabrina Bohn of Shear Rock Farms–that has been prepared as a salad, tossed with pasta, and served ... Read More »

Affordable housing developer to transform Boyle Heights block

A ground breaking ceremony was held on Thursday for The Whittier,  a 60-unit affordable housing complex that will rise four-stories  above Whittier Boulevard near Esperanza Street in Boyle Heights. But Retirement Housing Foundation is now working to finance a  second affordable housing project on the same block down the street from Odd Fellows Cemetery. Unlike  the $24 million Whittier apartments, ... Read More »

Will a court injunction keep ticket scalpers away from Dodger Stadium?

The sight of scalpers hawking tickets outside of Dodger Stadium is a common sight, with the scalpers lining up along Elysian Park Avenue and Stadium Way and dashing into traffic near the ballpark entrances to make a deal. Police have tried numerous tactics to keep them away but the ticket sellers keep coming back.  Now,  L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Highland Park

Palm Hill Pup, Elysian Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Driver arrested after running over and killing Boyle Heights pedestrian on sidewalk. LAPD Eagle Rock cannabis club launches membership drive. Patch Highland Park Coco’s once accepting discount cards after seniors threaten to protest.  Boulevard Sentinel (Page 2) Note: Actor/writer Troy Evans  performs at Friends of the Southwest Museum benefit on ... Read More »