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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »

A Silver Lake Halloween: Get out the saw, drill and steel rebar, it’s time to decorate the pumpkin

Anyone who lives near the Vidal home in Silver Lake knows that this family is not content to simply put a  carved jack-o-lantern on their door step. Instead,  interior designers Guy and Karen Vidal and their children, Ginger and Levi,  have become known for creating and ... 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 – ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »