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Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

Smoky dusk

Martha Benedict from Montecito Heights snapped the above photo tonight as smoke from the Sepulveda Pass fire drifted across the western sky. Read More »

What is a Japanese-style burrito? Find out at Eagle Rock’s Masacasa cafe

By Valentina Silva If there’s one restaurant I’ve been urged to write about lately, it’s Masacasa. This gem of a Japanese cafe in Eagle Rock is hidden in a little strip mall, but its low profile hasn’t kept it from fast becoming a neighborhood favorite. That’s because the menu at Masacasa is simple and well-edited, the prices are affordable and ... Read More »

Atwater woman warns neighbors of vehicle vandals

Lindsey Ferguson has seen tagging scrawled on buildings in her Atwater Village Street and even on the sidewalk. This week, however, taggers took it out on Ferguson’s 2010 Honda Element, pictured above, while it was parked near Glenhurst Avenue and Glendale Boulevard. The vandals, which struck sometime either on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, also slashed her back tire. ... Read More »

Farmers’ Market Report: Sweet beets for salads and cupcakes

A taste of Eastside farmers’ markets. By Samuel Temblador The Detroit Red, the most common variety of beet, sounds like a tough street name for such a sweet vegetable. “Any dark red or purple colors of any vegetable are anti-cancer,” said Sabrina Bohn of Shear Rock Farm, who has a stall at the Echo Park Farmers’ Market. Beets have a ... Read More »

Three visions for rebuilding the Sixth Street bridge

The three finalists to rebuild the Sixth Street bridge linking Boyle Heights and downtown unveiled their plans and ideas earlier this week for the $400 million project.  The 80-year-old concrete and steel structure officially known as the  Sixth Street Viaduct is slowing disintegrating from inside as a chemical reaction eats away at the concrete of the 3,500-foot-long span. The Downtown ... Read More »

Elysian Valley loses longtime resident and activist

Rey Dominguez was an aerospace design engineer who worked on projects ranging from the stealth bomber to the space shuttle. But, in Elysian Valley, where Dominguez had lived in since 1961, the engineer was better known as a tireless community activist. He helped form the first Elysian Valley Community Garden as well as the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Council and battled ... Read More »