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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Eastsider TV

Watch out for falling drones

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ANGELENO HEIGHTS -- The Eastsider has posted several aerial videos shot by camera-equipped drones buzzing above Echo Park and Boyle Heights. Now, we got a video of a drone plunging to earth, crashing on an Angeleno Heights street.

The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union ... Read More »

“City Terrace needs some murals”

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That’s what Willie Herron III recalls thinking in the 1960s after moving to City Terrace, which lacked public art, let alone any museums or galleries. Herron, who later emerged as one of the area’s leading Chicano artist, and others eventually painted numerous murals across the stores, churches, alleys and apartments that line the hilly streets of City Terrace. Read More »

A Carroll Avenue Halloween

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ANGELENO HEIGHTS — What’s it like to have about 2,500 trick-or-treaters show up at your house on Halloween? This L.A. Weekly video gives you an idea of this year’s Halloween scene on Carroll Avenue, where the residents of numerous Victorian mansions and other stately homes put ... Read More »

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

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ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge,  with skateboarders sliding sideways ... Read More »

Video: How noisy are Echo Park’s wild parrots?

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ECHO PARK –Just play and listen to Jim Earle’s video of the flock of feral parrots flying and squawking over Echo Park and Scott avenues earlier this month. A flock of about 100 of the birds have been circling over Echo Park and Silver Lake. Eastsider ... Read More »