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Where will you shop after the Silver Lake Ralphs closes? [updated]

SILVER LAKE — It was only a few weeks ago that Ralphs employees were telling customers that their Glendale Boulevard supermarket was going to remain open. Now, it's a different story. Employees and managers of the Silver Lake store have been told that their supermarket will be closing as Whole Foods says it's moving into the same space. "That location will be closing on or around March 15th," said Ralphs spokeswoman Kendra Doyel.

East L.A. mourns 14-year-old stabbing victim

Memorial for Steven Cruz | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Steven Cruz, the 14-year-old who was stabbed to death in front of Griffith Junior High School on Jan. 23, was buried today following a weekend of memorial services and fundraisers.

Cruz, a student at Garfield Senior High, was headed home on a Friday afternoon when he stopped at Griffith Junior High to visit friends, the L.A. County Sheriff Department told EGP News.

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Echo Park church is blessed with a faithful repairman

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ECHO PARK — Congregants of Echo Park United Methodist Church know that long-time church member 81-year-old Walter Elmer is the man to turn to for maintenance and repair. In 2010, he stood four stories atop the church’s dome to repaint it gold, and, as the chairman of the board of trustees, Elmer has solved numerous projects large and small with his team of handymen. Read More »

Councilman favors lane change on Colorado Boulevard

A community meeting tonight will measure public sentiment in Eagle Rock for adding bike lanes to Colorado Boulevard, a proposal that would mean cutting down the number of traffic lanes to two from three in each direction.  The proposal has won favor among cyclists as well ... Read More »

Eastside Flower Power

A field of flowers blooms next to the train tracks in El Sereno. No need to head up to Antelope Valley or the L.A. County Arboretum for a display of spring-time blooms. A Saturday drive from City Terrace to Highland Park revealed that the Eastside was ... Read More »

New community garden grows in Elysian Valley

After more than two years of work, the Elysian Valley Community Garden will hold a grand opening garden party on Sunday, March 24 on the nearly quarter-acre parcel on Blake Avenue. The garden was the idea of Cyndi Hubach, a Silver Lake resident who owns the ... Read More »

Bruce Lee 1, Gil Cedillo 0

Photo by Martha Benedict Highland Park’s newest rooftop attraction – a Bruce Lee-like figure that stands atop a swamp cooler above the new Ayta Grill – seems to be taking an aggressive stance against a nearby billboard promoting First District Council candidate Gil Cedillo. Martha Benedict, ... Read More »

Glassellland disappears from sight

The Glassellland sign on Monday. The same spot (pictured at right) this afternoon. It was fun while it lasted. Only one day after it appeared on a Glassell Park hillside,  the “Glassellland” sign was gone this afternoon. A pair of men were seen taking down the ... Read More »

New art from old glass debuts at The Judson Studios

New glass sculpture in front of historic Judson Studios/Photo from United Environment Architecture By Nicole Possert A new contemporary sculptural showpiece of old, massive colored glass and new metal was recently installed in front of the historic architecture that has houses The Judson Studios, world renowned ... Read More »

Anyone want to buy a Boyle Heights Victorian?

Fake wood paneling covers the walls,  the floors are beat up and traffic seems to be constantly flowing outside on busy Fourth Street.  However, this Queen Anne-style Victorian built 118 years ago in Boyle Heights has retained many of its historic features, from wood and window ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake is all wet – again

A hard-hat tour of Echo Park Lake this morning revealed that  water once again covered much of  the bottom of the lake as it is being refilled in the final phases of an $85 million clean up.  Granted, the water in some spots was only a ... Read More »

The lotus return to Echo Park Lake

Workers carry  tubs of lotus that will be planted in Echo Park Lake. If you remember the Echo Park lotus as pom-pom sized pink blossoms floating over floppy emerald leaves, then the plants that arrived this morning at Echo Park Lake will disappoint.  No blossoms. No ... Read More »

Bridge construction to limit L.A. River recreation zone

Residents and officials gather around L.A. River map during recreation zone meeting. A pilot program to open  a five-mile section of the L.A. River between Atwater Village and Elysian Valley to canoeing, hiking and other recreational uses this summer will be much smaller than expected because ... Read More »