Friday, August 22, 2014

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Bulletin Board: Make History: Paddle in the First Ever LA River Boat Race


Submitted by LA River Expeditions Racers are needed for the first ever LA River Boat Race Aug. 30. Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboarders will compete for the sheer thrill of it on a mostly flatwater course. The whole thing should take you between between six and ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Frogtown Neighborhood Dodgeball League signing up members


Submitted by Michael World  of the Dodgeball Society Catch the fun and join a Dodgeball league today. Frogtown Thursday Night league begins August 28th. Teams are co-ed and play with no-sting rubber balls to the best/worst music of all times. Bust out the spandex and join ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Food Forward Puts their Best Fruit Forward to Fight Hunger in the Eastside


In backyards across the Eastside, orange globes hang suspended in the air in batches—absorbing the all warmth and sweetness of the SoCal sun. They weigh down the strongest of branches, tugging at las ramas with the sheer weight of their hundreds of combined pounds. What is ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Atwater Village council looking for welcome sign ideas

A “Welcome to Atwater Village” sign on Fletcher Dr.? The AVNC Outreach Committee will be discussing this possibility with artist Brett Goldstone.

Submitted by Sergio Atwater, Village Neighborhood Council Do you have any ideas for a ”Welcome to Atwater Village” sign? Well, the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council Outreach and Communications Committee would like to hear it. We’ve invited Brett Goldstone, the world renowned artist that designed the various ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Make a donation, get a free ticket to see GHOST, the Musical!

Ghost the Musical, Saturday June 28, 2pm

Submitted by Brenda Fire Family Foundation Every donation of $20 and up to Fire Family Foundation this week will receive a free orchestra center seat to this Saturday’s 2pm production of GHOST the MUSICAL at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. It’s our way of saying thank ... Read More »

Viewpoints: East L.A. drowning serves as a tragic reminder of water safety

Photo by C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES — I learned to swim at the public pool in Atlantic Park, where I spent many summers growing up. So, last week’s drowning of 16-year-old Erick Ortiz at the pool reminded me of my own scary experience as a kid when I nearly drowned ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Shopping for fresh coconuts in Highland Park

Submitted by Matthew O. Where can I find fresh coconuts (preferably Mexican) in Highland Park? There used to be a truck/vendor on 56th, but I can’t find him there any more. Contact: infinitenows@yahoo.com Bulletin Board is a place where Eastsider readers can post announcements. Click here ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Lummis Day Fundraiser & “Noisemaker” Award Ceremony


Hear the extraordinary voices of the Pacific Opera Projects’s repertory company, take part in Lummis Day’s first “Noisemaker” award ceremony, enjoy sumptuous specialties from neighborhood restaurants and sip wine or soft drinks with your neighbors in an historic Highland Park building. The annual fundraiser for Lummis ... Read More »

Viewpoints: An Earth Day lesson for cleaning up East L.A.


Earth Day is said to be a global environmental event involving a billion people. Years ago I participated in this annual event while in Washington D.C. on a fellowship. I remember the National Mall being packed with visitors, booths, and numerous activities honoring Mother Earth. Amidst ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: New Little Free Library in Silver Lake seeks book donations


Submitted by Rob Oliver’s Silver Lake Little Free Library Oliver’s Silver Lake Little Free Library # 12,336 is now officially open!  Located at 2435 Ivanhoe Dr. in Silver Lake this library was designed and built by yours truly i.e. local artist and carpenter “Wowzy” and is ... Read More »