Saturday, January 24, 2015

Scenes and Sightings

Echo Park’s Big Orange

Photo by Echo Park resident

ECHO PARK —  Nothing wrong with bright colors but this newly painted apartment building on Laguna Avenue has some neighbors reaching for their sunglasses.  The resident who snapped the photo above doubts the new orange-and-yellow palette was inspired by historic paint choices. Read More »

A colorful makeover for Cindy’s Coffee Shop sign

Photo by Katrina Alexy

EAGLE ROCK — Whoa! The once drab Cindy Coffee Shop sign on Colorado Boulevard has been painted bold shades of orange, green and yellow as part of a $16,000 renovation paid for by an online fundraiser.  The owners of the coffee shop have said they expect ... Read More »

A colorful Wednesday, from sunrise to sunset

Photo by Martha Benedict

Today was bookended by a colorful sunrise and an even more dramatic sunset. Matthew Iadarola was up early to catch the pale pink sky reflected in the Silver Lake Reservoir while Martha Benedict snapped a shot of the crimson clouds as seen at day’s end from ... Read More »

Scenes, sightings & stories from 2014


Where did the year go? The Eastsider was busy in 2014 covering everything from homicides to million-dollar home sales. We have our favorites but sometimes readers have other ideas about what's popular. Here are a dozen of the top stories, based on page views, from 2014: Read More »

Vintage vehicles take a Sunday spin through Highland Park

Photo by Martha Benedict

HIGHLAND PARK -- Catch the parade of classic vintage cars motoring through Highland Park on Sunday? Nearly 100 authentic model As, Ts, jalopies, crusiners and luxury automobiles filled Galco's Soda Pop Stop on York Boulevard to capacity as part of the Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California annual Holiday Motor Excursion. Read More »

The Leaning Light of Elysian Park

Leaning LIght

This light pole on Stadium Way near Academy Road in Elysian Park was leaning precariously tonight but still burning bright.  Best to keep your distance until it’s replaced or repaired. Read More »