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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Echo Park’s Magic Gas pulls a disappearing act

Most neighborhood gas stations are just that, places where you fill up your tank, buy a candy bar or Lotto ticket and then go on your way. But not Echo Fuels, aka Magic Gas, the Echo Park gas station that has been in recent years a more consistent source of intrigue, drama and ownership changes than regular unleaded. The most ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Los Feliz

Pre-Dawn Moon Viewed From Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict A tribute to Los Feliz murder victim Catherine Davis. XO Jane Big Belly trash can helps clean up an Echo Park corner. L.A. Stormwater More candidates jump into the Council District 13 election pool. Los Feliz Ledger Boyle Heights arts scavenger hunt starts online.  Streetsblog Eagle Rock woman mourns ... Read More »

Off-duty officer fires gun during Elysian Valley dog attack

An off-duty LAPD officer walking his dog in Elysian Valley last night opened fire on another dog that threatened to attack him. The officer was confronted by a “vicious dog” around midnight near Dorris Place and Blake Avenue, according to the Northeast Division Twitter feed. The officer fired one round, missing the dog, said Lt. Stacy Spell with the Northeast ... Read More »

Found: Brown poodle mix in El Sereno*

Submitted by T. Towers Found near Collis & Pullman St. in El Sereno  on Tuesday 9/25/2012. Male, possibly poodle mix, soft curly brown fur with cream colored paws & face, hazel eyes, no tags, not microchipped, but has a collar. Seems fine, just really lost. *Update: This do is now at the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights (Animal ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Found: Brown poodle mix in El Sereno. Lost & Found Shopper & Diner Report: Brite Spot patio opens; investing in vegetarian cafe futures. Eastsider On The Go Police searching for burglary suspects in Echo Park. Eastside 911 Read More »

Silver Lake Homes with fins and $700,000 price tags up for sale soon

Silver Lake’s most recent small-lot development –Buzz Court, a cluster of six homes built on a former Rowena Avenue parking lot – is preparing to make its debut.  The two-story homes are pretty close to each other, neighboring buildings and a busy street. In order to give the occupants some privacy, the builders, Heyday Partnership, sheathed the building in narrow, ... Read More »

Silver Lake library to reopen today

A visitor to the Silver Lake branch library on Thursday was surprised to find the Glendale Boulevard building closed. A sign posted on the glass entry door said the building would remain closed because of a building safety issue, according to a woman who stopped by the library.  What happened? Michael Saint-Onge with the Friends of the Silver Lake Library ... Read More »

Now serving at the L.A. Zoo: Echo Park ficus

Jacob McCauley had finished trimming leafy ficus branches from an Echo Park street tree when a man approached him about the need to prune back some of the other overgrown trees on the same Sunset Boulevard block. But McCauley could not help the man out. McCauley is not a professional tree trimmer; he works for the Los Angeles Zoo. His ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Open House – Sunday from 2 pm – 5 pm

Matthew Morgus from SilverLakeOpenHouse.com presents this gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1920’s traditional home in the heart of Silver Lake, one block away from the recreation center and the reservoir. Enjoy views from the new kitchen and entertain off of the back patio. Newer, updated systems include dual pane windows, central air conditioning  and heat, but also original period details, ... Read More »

Slain landlord rented retreats in Echo Park and Los Feliz*

Catherine Davis’ rental properties-a sage green and cream-colored bungalow court in Echo Park and her sprawling Los Feliz Spanish-Colonial style home-catered to writers, actors and other entertainment industry workers who needed a place to stay for a week or a month. The properties, promoted as Villa West, attracted repeat visitors from France, New York writers seeking jobs in Hollywood and ... Read More »

News & Notes From Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park, Los Feliz & Silver Lake

Chain Link Mariachi, Boyle Heights | Photo by Jesse Saucedo Jury finds 19-year-old guilty of killing Silver Lake pizza deliveryman. The Eastsider Actor who allegedly killed 81-year-old Los Feliz landlord suffered from health and legal problems. L.A. Now Tenants divided over the proposed development of the Wyvernwood apartments. EGP News Finally! Highland Park sewer construction near Figueroa & York nearing ... Read More »

Jury finds 19-year-old guilty of murdering Silver Lake pizza deliveryman

The victim’s mother, Maria Vasquez Ramirez, pictured above  at a press conference last year. A Superior Court jury today found a 19-year-old man guilty of second degree murder in last year’s fatal shooting of pizza deliveryman  and restaurant worker Juan David Vasquez Loma, reports CBS2.   Jose Beltran was found guilty of shooting Vasquez Loma on Silver Lake Boulevard in what ... Read More »

What’s New With Our Sponsors

Real Estate Liz Johnson will have an open house on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a new listing at  1626 Kilbourn Ave. in  Mt Washington. From the fireworks to sunset views, crisp interior finishes & tucked away cul-de-sac location, this fabulous contemporary offers everything & more. Come see this Silver Lake storybook Tudor with a ... Read More »