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Monday, August 31, 2015

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Restaurants planned for Dr. Fleiss’ Los Feliz office

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LOS FELIZ —  Pediatrician Paul Fleiss was known not only for some unconventional practices but as the father of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. Dr. Fleiss died last year at age 80, and now the Hillhurst Avenue bungalow where he practiced medicine is to be split up into ... Read More »

Taco Fest says adios to Boyle Heights; Silver Lake’s The Kitchen and Sqirl Kitchen makes the lists; Eagle Rock Jollibee reopens

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Boyle Heights is no longer home to the L.A. Taco Festival, Boyle Heights Beat reports. The free annual fundraiser for the nonprofit that helps homeless youth, Jóvenes, Inc., originally sprouted four years ago in and around Mariachi Plaza. This year, event organizers headed to downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park to accommodate the anticipated increase of taco enthusiasts coming to the taco fest. Read More »

10,000 music fans expected in Echo Park this weekend

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ECHO PARK — Echo Park Rising , which was put together following the collapse of Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction street fair four years ago, returns this weekend with more than 300 acts scheduled to appear at neighborhood clubs, bars, restaurants, shops and even a pet supply store. ... Read More »

Was that Chicken Boy in the L.A. River?

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — A stretch of the L.A. River was turned into a race course on Saturday, with kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders, some of whom were dressed in costume or accompanied by dogs, zipping down the waterway. In addition to spectators, the second annual L.A. River ... Read More »