Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Scenes and Sightings

A Silver Lake view of summer clouds

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — Giant clouds are building up over the mountains this afternoon as forecasters expect the weather to turn hot, humid and even a bit stormy in the days ahead. Dan Gershon took this shot looking north across the Ivanhoe Reservoir. Read More »

Fire & Rain: Summer thunderstorms hits the Eastside


Rain. Thunder. Lightning. Fire. Hail. Tropical storm Dolores drenched neighborhoods from Echo Park to Boyle Heights today as powerful thunderstorms rattled windows and nerves. Lightning strikes set trees on fire in Echo Park and knocked out electrical service in Lincoln Heights, while thunderclaps set off car ... Read More »

Highland Park couple knows how to party with piñatas

pina guy

HIGHLAND PARK –– There is no shortage of party supply shops ready to sell you balloons, tables and decorations. But J&R Party, owned by Jesus and Rosina Jimenez,  stands out by making custom-made piñatas, with their York Boulevard shop crowded with paper versions of everything from ... Read More »

How do you get a car out of the L.A. River?


Rescue crews were mobilized this morning after a car was found in the L.A. River under the 2 Freeway near Elysian Valley. But rescuers found no passengers inside or persons nearby. The only thing to do was to wait until the vehicle was towed out of ... Read More »

Sunset view from Monterey Hills

Photo by Samantha Finken

MONTEREY HILLS — Another hot and humid day ended with a dramatic sunset. Samantha Finken took this shot today from Via Colonia. Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

I’ll meet you at Tom LaBonge Square

labonge square

LOS FELIZ -- Only a few days before termed-out District 4 Councilman Tom LaBonge leaves office, some fellow council members want to give him a going away present: Tom LaBonge Square. The intersection of Tracy and St. George streets near John Marhsall High - LaBonge's alma mater - would be named in his honor under a council motion presented by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.