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Daily Archives: February 19, 2015
BOYLE HEIGHTS --A strip of First Street storefronts across from Mariachi Plaza has gone up for sale in an area where growing signs of development and gentrification have stirred up opposition.
ECHO PARK -- The lulling sounds of a Buddhist chant box invite passersby to peep inside the small store at the corner of Echo Park and Scott Avenues. Inside, in an otherworldly setting, a wild variety of cacti displayed on cinder blocks are jammed into the 350-square-foot shop, illuminated by red light bulbs that decorate the walls. Welcome to Echo Park’s cactus shop.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Saturday, February 21 marks the grand opening of the York Park at Avenue 50, with a design that was selected by the community vote. (Did anyone specifically ask for a snake slide?) Along with the park’s opening the local Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Jose Huizar will host a community event that hopes to celebrate the businesses and artists from the neighborhood, The York Village El Mercado.
Rose Parade float designer Raul Rodriguez dies; Council District 14 candidates talk about salaries and sexism
MORNING REPORT: Award winning Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez, who was raised in Boyle Heights, died of cardiac arrest ... A Council District 14 candidates debate featured some heated comments over council members' salaries and sexism ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.