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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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: ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report: Brite Spot patio opens; investing in vegetarian cafe futures

Just in time for an expected heat wave,  the Brite Spot in Echo Park has completed a new outdoor dining room on a portion of its parking lot.  The Brite Spot owners are not shy about colors, with orange chairs and black and white umbrellas set ... 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. ... Read More »

Police searching for burglary suspects in Echo Park

A police helicopter hovering over Echo Park is part of a search for possible burglary suspects near Glendale Boulevard and Scott Avenue.  The search began shortly before 1:30 p.m. No further details are available right now. 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »