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Daily Archives: November 2, 2012

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

While many have merged Halloween and Day of Dead into a mega, end-of-October shopping, partying and-drinking extravaganza, Día de los Muertos or  Day of the Dead is traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls Day).   Today, Elysian Heights Elementary ... Read More »

Museum exhibit pays tribute to a Highland Park pharmacist and the corner drug store

Pharmacists were not always relegated to work at the back of a CVS store behind aisles of cold and sinus pills, racks of greeting cards and  lipstick displays.  Many once  were known as prominent neighborhood business owners, dispensing  made-on-the-spot remedies, medical advice and drinks from the ... Read More »

Culture Market: Silver Lake vinyl and indie marketplace celebrates the MP3-free music scene

By Nicholas Mestas and Cori Salinas London-based Independent Label Market  is a concept ripe with sacred old traditions. Beginning its journey in 2011, the market brings together indie-label kings, music-collecting aficionados and vinyl record fans.  ILM allows independent record labels (nearly 30) to sell their product ... Read More »

Vegetarian zombies lead campaign to change East L.A. eating habits

By C.J. Salgado It was Halloween and not all zombies were out eating brains. At least not in East L.A. Instead, some rather young and happy looking “vegetarian zombies” could be found promoting healthy eating habits on posters in local bus shelters along several major thoroughfares ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Will Echo Park’s Little Joy find happiness with new bar owners?

Little Joy–the Echo Park dive bar that has in recent years taken turns catering to Spanish-speaking  gay men, the post-college crowd and Dodger fans–is now preparing for a change of ownership.  Echo Park bar hoppers and passersby have noticed that a black grate has been frequently ... Read More »

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

Gran Torino, Silver Lake | Photo by Echo Park Girl/Flickr $1.19 million will buy you a Silver Lake Kesling house. Curbed L.A. A plan for York Boulevard. Patch Echo Park shoppers sound off on labeling genetically-engineered food. Which Way L.A.? Photographer showcases the “Indecisive Moment”  in ... Read More »