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 held a post-pumpkin, Day of the Dead celebration complete with bowls of pozole,  plates ... 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 soda fountain.  A new,  museum exhibit  dealing with the role once played by 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 and have a real dialogue with their auditory consumers.  On Saturday, Nov. 3 the ... 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 like Whittier Boulevard, Atlantic Boulevard, and 3rd Street. It’s all part of a project ... 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 Eagle Rock exhibit.  Patch Happening Today Boyle Heights Farmers Market Echo Park Farmers’ Market ... Read More »