Sunday, July 5, 2015

Eastsider on the Go

A colorful corner of Echo Park now renting for $12,500 a month

medical office building with mural at echo park and sunset

ECHO PARK -- It's been hard to keep up with the store closings and openings on Sunset Boulevard. But the pace of change appears to be only picking up speed. The new landlord of the two-story medical office building at the northeast corner of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue - the structure covered with the mural featuring an earth-mother figure - is leasing out the ground floor for $12,500 a month, according to LoopNet. But wait, there's more.

Moby says Silver Lake residents should not worry about noisy vegans

Moby at Silver Lake meeting 5-31-2015 7-36-11 PM

SILVER LAKE - When a recording artist and DJ plans to open a restaurant, you would expect the place to be loud. But that's not going to be the case with the vegan cafe that Moby plans to open on Rowena Avenue. Moby, in a community meeting on Wednesday night, told neighbors that he was not expecting to attract a noisy or rowdy crowd. If people are looking for a crazy night out, said Moby, "they are not going to a vegan restaurant."

Get ready to shop, sip and dine at the Silver Lake Whole Foods

Rendering of the Silver Lake Whole Foods | DL English Design Studio

SILVER LAKE -- Construction to turn the former Ralphs market on Glendale Boulevard into a Whole Foods Market is expected to begin this summer. And when the store opens about a year later, customers will not only be able to shop for groceries but they will be able to dine in a restaurant and, if permits are granted, sip their favorite beers and wines as well.

Franklin Hills Community Garden celebrates 15th anniversary

Photo courtesy Mia Trachinger

FRANKLIN HILLS — Long-time resident Norman Harriton saw potential for some weed-filled lots near the Lycee School. In 2000, the lots became a community garden under Harriton’s leadership. Harriton died in 2004 but the garden he founded lives on. Last Saturday, the Franklin Hills Norm Harriton ... Read More »

Beware of Isaac Rother and The Phantoms


Think of Isaac Rother and The Phantoms as that warm sounding tune emanating from a juke box in a Tiki bar catching fire on the Fourth of July. The sound is knee-buckling simple. Take some 1950’s roadhouse blues and let it yellow in the sun for a few decades, soaking up the years on the windowsill like sun tea.