Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

When Walgreens prepared to open a new Boyle Heights store earlier this year on Cesar Chavez Avenue, the drug store chain approached Michael Ramirez, who owns the nearby Farmacia Ramirez, about buying him out. Ramirez, whose father, Eddie, founded the pharmacy more than 30 years ago, rejected the offer. But his brother, Roberto, who ran the Ramirez First Street Pharmacy ... Read More »

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Not many cooks can take the heat of this Echo Park kitchen

The email newsletters sent out by The Park Restaurant in Echo Park are often devoted to more than just new menu items, with many of the weekly messages penned by owner and chef Josh Siegel offering lengthy and detailed insights into the challenges of  running a small restaurant. In this week’s newsletter Siegel, who signs his emails as “Chef Josh,”  ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Historic Filipinotown

Stairway Ruins, Silver Lake | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Family and friends remember church deacon  killed after confronting taggers outside Historic Filipinotown church.  L.A. Times Boyle Heights’ “Cake Lady”  collection finds a new home in New Orleans. L.A. Now Vandals steal plaques from Boyle Heights veterans memorial. EGP News Burglars break into East L.A. stores that received health-conscious makeovers. EGP ... Read More »