Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

Found: A “cutie” of a dog near Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza

Submitted by J. Melendez This cutie was found on Friday night at the Mariachi Plaza. He has no collar and we don’t know if he is microchipped. If he is yours, please contact me, Jenny @ (310) 420-1338. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, ... 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 section of the westbound bike lane, a common and dangerous practice, said Silver Lake ... Read More »

A new generation of girls take roller derby for a spin

Story by Samuel Temblador Photos by Jesse Saucedo On weekend mornings and every Wednesday afternoon, in the Doll Factory roller derby rink in Echo Park, the L.A Derby Dolls hold junior roller derby classes for girls and young women ages 7 to 17 as part of their ongoing effort to elevate women’s athletics. “My parents put a pair of skates ... 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 you hear it? Big boom reported in the western edge of Eagle Rock Sunday ... Read More »