Monday, September 1, 2014

News and notes

Morning Report: Judge blocks Boyle Heights pot growers market; Council District 4 candidates raise nearly $900k in contributions


News & Notes: A Boyle Heights pot growers market has been slapped with a preliminary injunction by a judge for violating the voter initiative that limits the number of marijuana dispensaries, reports CBS2. The 13 candidates running to replace Tom LaBonge as 4th District councilmember have raised nearly $900,000 in contributions. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock’s Little Beast marks one year anniversary; Atwater market crowd-sources owner’s cancer fund; & Mt. Washington Marketplace readies debut


Eagle Rock’s Little Beast is proving to be the little restaurant that could. Eater LA  chronicles chef and owner Sean Lowenthal’s steady climb to success as his family-friendly establishment marks its first anniversary. Its trademark patio doesn’t hurt the restaurant’s cause either, as it’s an ideal ... Read More »

Morning Report: Saturday morning at Glassell Park’s “art farm”; $7.5 million Silver Lake home in escrow after 19 days; Highland Park’s brand of gentrification

What is the L.A. Seminary for Civic and Embodied Arts? L.A. Weekly pays a visit to the Glassell Park “art farm.” @TakeSunset  points out that John Lautner’s Silvertop home in Silver Lake has gone into escrow 19 days after being put on the market for $7.5 million.  ... Read More »

Morning Report: Photos of a Silver Lake intersection circa 1928; new diabetes prevention program launched in Boyle Heights

L.A. RIver View From Los Feliz Bridge, Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog founds some historic  Silver Lake photos of the long-gone railroad bridge that once rose above Fletcher and Riverside drives. A new diabetes prevention program is now being offered at the former General Hospital in Boyle Heights. Got ... Read More »

Morning Report: Valley shooter might be connected to Atwater incident; 200-room hotel planned for Boyle Heights hospital campus; Silver Lake Spanish-Colonial gets a makeover

Picnic Grounds, Elysian Park  | Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram

News & Notes: Last week’s shooting of a female motorist on the 5 Freeway in Atwater Village could be connected to the recent shootings in the Valley and West Hollywood, reports the L.A. Weekly. A developer is expected to be named soon to build a 200-room ... Read More »

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Echo Park water main break Alvarado and Sunset 8-25-2014 11-20-16 PM

ECHO PARK – It was two years ago this month that Oscar and Jennifer Carpinteyro found themselves cleaning up their vintage stereo shop after a water main  break steps from their front door flooded the Alvarado Street store. Today, the couple were once again scraping out ... Read More »

Morning Report: City close to buying former rail yard for riverside parkland; Boyle Heights gallery showcases cats; Silver Lake Dog Park sign design contest

Donnelly House in Garvanza 2-7-2013 1-48-30 AM

News & Notes: The city is close to buying a former rail yard on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park for use as parkland, reports StreetsBlog.  The City Council last year voted in favor of negotiating to purchase a portion of the former Taylor ... Read More »

Morning Report: Eagle Rock man claims conman took took ownership of his home; Boyle Heights stabbing; new East L.A. charter school opens


News & Notes: A 62-year-old unemployed Eagle Rock man could become homeless after he was tricked into transferring ownership of his home, reports the L.A. Times. A 19-year-old suspect is in custody after stabbing man in a Boyle Heights parking lot during a dispute, reports City ... Read More »

Morning Report: Commuter train kills man in Boyle Heights; Gentrification worries in Elysian Valley; Mariachi 5K postponed

Morning Light, Echo Park | Scott Fajack/Instagram

News & Notes: One person was killed after being struck by a Metrolink train in Boyle Heights, reports L.A. Now. G-Force At Work:  Elysian Valley – aka Frogtown – has entered the “cognitive dissonance” stage of gentrification as some residents and artists fear they will soon ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. robbers shoot man over bike; LA County-USC Medical Center attracting downtown homeless to Boyle Heights; Eagle Rock museum founder wins $100,000 grant


News & Notes: A man was shot and robbed of his bike early this morning while waiting at an East L.A. Gold Line Station, reports NBC LA. A survey of homeless persons living  on or near the grounds of the L.A. County-USC Medical Center found that ... Read More »