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Friday, August 26, 2016

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Dining scene emerging in Elysian Valley

Salazar is one of Elysian Valley's new restaurants

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Until recently, when it came to eating out in the neighborhood, locals just had one choice: Rick’s Drive-In & Out burger stand. Now, Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown has a few more dining options and more are planning to opening soon. Read More »

Eagle Rock Music Festival to showcase neighborhood vibe

EAGLE ROCK -- The 17th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is making its comeback on August 20 after being postponed last year. The event, which has booked 35 acts, is among the largest free music festivals in Los Angeles and is expected to attract 70,000 people. But the community didn’t want it growing so large that the festival lost its neighborhood feel. Read More »

Highland Park food trucks moving on

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HIGHLAND PARK — For the past five years, food trucks and their fans have gathered at the back of a shopping center at York Boulevard and Figueroa Street for a weekly celebration of mobile cuisine. Last week, however, Mong Skillman, organizer of the Tuesday night Eat ... Read More »

More Than A Cone’s Preview Art Exhibit 2016

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ART MEETS ANIMAL RESCUE with LIVE MUSIC and BEER: More Than A Cone’s Preview Art Auction Exhibit 2016 At Chloe’s, a speakeasy-style hofbrau inside Golden Road Brewery. Saturday, July 23rd 1 pm-5 pm More Than A Cone invites artists worldwide to transform the “cone of shame” ... Read More »

York Boulevard panaderia prepares for more change

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HIGHLAND PARK —  It’s been three years since Edmundo Rodriguez and son Mario took over Elsa’s Bakery, the York Boulevard panaderia that had been serving up Mexican pan dulce to generations of residents.  They added coffee and other items to adapt the panaderia to a gentrifying ... Read More »

Silver Lake Ramen roams on to York; Frogtown’s Salazar launches ‘1990s’ website; immigrant-run Eastside eateries honored

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Salazar’s flashback-to-the-‘90s website “is so bad it is pure gold,” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Five web design elements are listed that justify the reasoning, including a dancing MC Hammer gif and a broken link that lead to a dead page of a misspelled URL, salazrla.com. Experience the pre-CSS site while listening to the super cheesy “What is Love?” by Haddaway. Read More »