Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

Police search triggers traffic jam in Echo Park*

Los Angeles police officers have blocked off Glendale Boulevard in both directions next to Echo Park Lake early this evening as they search for an armed robbery suspect. All surrounding streets — Alvarado, Temple, Bellevue and others — are jammed with cars, trucks and buses  whose drivers are trying to find their way out of the mess. Meanwhile, residents who ... Read More »

Echo Park restaurant gets a makeover but what about those windows?

Enrique Ramirez and his family have spent months and a substantial amount of money transforming the former Pescado Mojado in Echo Park into a new Señor Fish restaurant. A new dining room and kitchen were built under a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, and, today, the exterior was being painted a shade of putty.  But  one of  the feature of the Mexican ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Need a pillow to accessorize your man cave?   Well then take a look at the BROllow, a set of pillows “for guys” created by Highland Park artist Toban Nichols.  The line of 17-inch square pillows, which feature a computer-generated design, came about after Nichols said he had a hard time finding a pillow that was more bold and masculine than ... Read More »

Metro changes course on 710 freeway extension

Amid intense public opposition, transportation planners with Metro have recommended against digging a tunnel under Mt. Washington and building highway lanes up Avenue 64 through Garvanza  as alternatives to extend the 710 Freeway to Pasadena.  However,  the transportation agency said that five other proposed alternatives–including a freeway tunnel under South Pasadena and increasing bus and rail service–will remain under study ... Read More »

El Sereno artist crafts cardboard into cities

In his crowded El Sereno studio and workshop near Cal State L.A.,  artist Kiel Johnson has turned city building into an art form. In this case, the cities are miniature, table-top versions cut, folded and glued from  paper and cardboard.  They come complete not only with buildings but other elements of the urban landscape, from billboards to traffic jams.  A ... Read More »

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

Wires Across Sunset Junction, Silver Lake | Photo by punkchick713/Flickr El Sereno residents collect bed bugs by the bottle to prove infestation. ABC7 City to finish Boyle Heights development guidelines.  EGP News Local bands rise to the occasion in Echo Park Rising. Pop & Hiss Happening Today: Atwater Movie Night; Lost Bird Project film screening, Montecito Heights; Boyle Heights & ... Read More »