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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scenes and Sightings

Lincoln Heights is the place for toys and tacos

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — With Little Free Libraries seeming to pop up all over the place, John King and Therese Garcia decided that their neighborhood could benefit from the same concept. But instead of  books,  the Lincoln Heights couple decided to focus on toys. So, after getting ... Read More »

40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs apparently took a wrong turn in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — The Dodgers were scheduled to hand out 40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs at last Thursday’s game but the truck delivering the merchandise broke down, prompting the team to hand out vouchers redeemable for a mug at the stadium store, the L.A. Times reported. ... Read More »

Favela goes from drab to fab

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When The Eastsider posted a story in January about the faded peach apartments that climb a steep hill between Echo Park and downtown, readers said the buildings resembled everything from a Tibetan palace to a Brazilan favela. Now, the same complex, which sold for $2.72 million, ... Read More »

A super duper moon viewed from Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK -- The Supermoon, an extra large full moon, put on quite on a show Saturday night. Matt Hartman took some shots from Glassell Park of what will be the first of three consecutive Supermoons that will take place this summer Read More »

Glassellland sign in trouble, again

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GLASSELLLAND – After being forced to remove his Glasssellland sign last fall from its most recent home, artist Justin Stadel set about to find a permanent location for the whimsical sign that has attracted a loyal following as it has moved from hillside to hillsides.  Not only ... Read More »

Glassellland sign staging a comeback?

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GLASSELL PARK — It looks like someone this weekend was attempting to return the Glassellland sign back to its previous hillside location. Well, at least it looks like the Glassellland sign.  Mark Mullen took the photo above this weekend showing “LAND” in big white letters.  We ... Read More »

Echo Park palm trees torched during 4th of July fireworks

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ECHO PARK — Looks like two palm trees caught fire tonight in Echo Park amid the barrage of illegal fireworks that lit up the sky. One tree appeared to be located at Echo Park Lake, the other nearby, judging by photos and videos posted on Twitter ... Read More »

Video of this week’s Silver Lake water main break

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SILVER LAKE — The evening rush hour was slower going than normal on Thursday when Glendale Boulevard was partly shut down after an apparent water line break near Silver Lake Boulevard. Along with several photos, one person also shot a video of water gurgling through the ... Read More »

Pop, Pop, Pop: Were those fire crackers or gunshots?

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Many Eastsiders have been asking this question as the Fourth of July holiday promises to deliver the annual barrage of fireworks with the occasional burst of gunfire or at least what sounds like gunfire. Police instruct residents to call 911 when they hear gunshots. But that ... Read More »

A drone’s-eye-view of Echo Park Lake

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ECHO PARK — A recent visitor to Echo Park Lake skipped the pedal boats. Intstead, he launched a camera-equipped drone that hovered high above Echo Park Lake, catching these panoramic albeit dizzying images. “Cruising Echo Park sunday afternoon after brunch, totally awesome!” says the video uploaded ... Read More »