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Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Sister Aimee musical fails to inspire New York critics

The story of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who founded Angelus Temple in Echo Park, has captivated many people.  But New York theater critics are harder to please.  The Thursday night opening of “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” on Broadway met with some mixed reviews for the musical created by TV host Kathy Lee Gifford, reports Culture ... Read More »

The Eastside’s shrinking breadbasket

Along with the sounds of rumbling freight trains, the air of  Elysian Valley, Cypress Park and Glassell Park was also once filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread.  Workers streamed into the Dutch style Van De Kamps bakery in Glassell Park, Foix Bakery in Cypress Park and the Four S plant in Elysian Valley.  From these factories streamed a ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Before You Get Malled: The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce wants to remind those post-Thanksgiving shoppers that are several blocks of neighborhood stores ready to serve them between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More details about Shop Atwater First New Cafe Brewing: Golden Road Brewery in the process of adding a new and more restaurant at the Atwater Village facility, ... Read More »

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Hostess bakery strike and closure hits close to home in Elysian Valley

View Larger Map Employees of a Hostess Brands bakery in Elysian Valley plant maybe out of a job after the maker of Twinkies and Wonderbread announced plans to go out of business today after striking workers did not return to their jobs. One worker picketing outside the Elysian Valley bakery on Ripple Street told NBC: “This is heartbreaking,” Cynthia Prater, ... Read More »

News & Notes From East L.A., El Sereno & Lincoln Heights

Former Lincoln Heights department store distribution center converted into new Forever 21 headquarters.  L.A. Observed Cal State L.A. awarded $2.4 million for nursing scholarships. KPCC CVS gets permission to hang signs on exterior of former East L.A. movie palace and national historic landmark. EGP News The City Clerk has qualified Jose Gardea, Chief of Staff for Councilman Ed Reyes, to ... Read More »