Monthly Archives: October 2012

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

Motorists driving on the 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles have been watching since late September as the boys and girls featured in L.A. Freeway Kids, a 1984 mural by Glenna Boltuch Avila,  have emerged from underneath layers of gray paint.   Artist and restorer Willie Herron III, who lives in the City Terrace section of East Los Angeles, heads a ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Backside backs out of Echo Park

Backside, a street wear and accessories store, is closing its Echo Park location only a little more than a year after it opened the Sunset Boulevard storefront.  In addition to selling merchandise aimed at young men and women, Backside, which shares the block with The Echo nightclub and Masa of Echo Park,  hosted  bands and staged art shows.  But the ... Read More »

News & Notes From Echo Park, Eagle Rock & Silver Lake

Submerged in Fog, Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict City Council takes up four proposed tax hikes to avoid layoffs and cuts to services. L.A. Times Court date set for suspect in Echo Park killing and police chase. Patch Brush fire breaks out next to 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock. Patch Silver Lake sixth graders take second place in ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Eagle Rock wine bar moves on to a new home

By Cynthia Greenburg-Dunlop At some point, “the math just doesn’t work,” said Jennifer Morgan, co-owner of Colorado Wine Company, as she explained the reason for moving the Eagle Rock wine bar and shop just three blocks down Colorado Boulevard. Tired of dealing with raised rents – three in fact – Morgan and husband, John Nugent knew it was time to ... Read More »

Silver Lake nightclub shuts down public shows over permit issue*

The holidays are going to be relatively quiet at Los Globos, one of Silver Lake’s largest nightclubs, after permitting problems forced the venue to cancel  its live music shows and dance floor to the public. Owner Steve Edelson, who took over the Sunset Boulevard club last year,  told  Hollywood Scene Style that his venue’s live music and dance permits had ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Boo!

Luis Lopez Automotive wishes the Eastside a happy and safe Halloween! Established in 1968 Luis Lopez Automotive is family owned and operated auto repair shop in Los Angeles community of Atwater Village. Their shop is a place where motorists can get reliable and competitive priced auto service & repairs. Read More »

News & Notes From Glassell Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

  Stump TV, Highland Park | Photo by Christopher Kostrzak Volunteers revive a Highland Park bungalow.  Patch School district unveils new science labs at Glassell Park campus. KPCC Silver Lake all-natural, rat catcher. Corralitas Red Car Happening Today: Prop. 32 forum, Echo Park.  Save the Date A Comment On the Comments: The Eastsider will be testing out Disqus for the ... Read More »

News & Notes From Atwater, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Totally Awesome Fabric Softener Display, Boyle Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Silver Lake residents takes steps to preserve former Red Car trolley route as open space.  L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider Atwater Village trick-or-treaters gets a jump start on Halloween. Franklin Avenue Driver critically injured in 110 freeway crash.  Patch How to take a walk around the ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Reservoir & Chain Link View, Silver Lake | Photo by Kenneth A. Wilson/Flickr Judge denies bail to Highland Park gang member described by police as a “major shot caller.”  Patch The billboard company behind Councilman Reyes’ motion to protect digital billboard business. L.A. Times Boyle Heights high school locked down after suspected car thief runs into school gym. Boyle Heights ... Read More »

A yurt of your own now renting in Silver Lake

For those who can’t afford to live in a million-dollar mid century home in Silver Lake, there is this yurt-like option now renting for $1,500 a month.   Real estate agent Brock Harris  came across the Craigslist ad for a “500 Sq feet circular tent type structure in LA’s urban jungle.”  The rent for the “yurt studio” includes utilities and an ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Eastside Property: Garvanza flip fails to break the $500,000 barrier. Home & History Silver Lake elementary holds Great Pumpkin Festival and fundraiser. Save The Date Lost: Silver Lake cat named Happy Feet. Lost & Found Read More »

Eastside Property: Garvana flip fails to crack $500,000 barrier

Is anyone willing to pay more than $500,000 to live in Garvanza? Not quite yet but the sellers of  this 102-year-old Craftsman-style home near Highland Park  came very close to breaking the $500,000 barrier.   The sale of the renovated, three-bedroom home on Avenue 63 closed this week at $499,000, according to Redfin.  The home sold for $30,000 less than ... Read More »

East Los Angeles College library begins a new chapter

The campus library at East Los Angeles College was built only about 30 years ago. But the campus, which is located in Monterey Park but serves East L.A. and surrounding communities, and technology have changed dramatically since the library opened in 1979.  On Thursday, school officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a dramatic makeover and expansion of the Dr. ... Read More »

Sunset Boulevard in a new light

  City crews will soon finish retrofitting Sunset Boulevard street lights  through much of Echo Park and Silver Lake with new, energy-efficient LED lights.  The classic fluted lampposts are also getting a new coat of “Spring Street Green” (pictured above) as the new lights are installed. A total of 213 street lights between  Cesar Chavez Avenue and Broadway on the ... Read More »