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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scenes and Sightings

Did you see the double rainbow?

Jen Stevens did and took a photo of it at about 5:30 pm from Monterey Hills looking toward Pasadena. “Sure was pretty,” said Stevens. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

East L.A. sidewalk vendors love Valentine’s Day

EAST LOS ANGELES — Forget to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for that someone special?  That’s no problem in East L.A., where many sidewalks and street corners are brimming with flowers, balloons and teddy bears being hawked by street vendors.  Aurelio Jose Barrera  dashed around the ... Read More »

Silver Lake remembers The Black Cat protests

SILVER LAKE — Well over 100 people attended a Saturday night reenactment of The Black Cat gay rights protest, which took place 50 years ago outside a Sunset Boulevard gay bar. It is regarded as the nation’s first major gay rights demonstration. Tonight’s marchers held up ... Read More »

Elysian Heights trash truck rescue

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — Heavy-duty tow trucks were called in this morning after a city sanitation truck became stuck on the embankment off a narrow, hillside street near Elysian Park. The green sanitation truck was perched and leaning at the top of a steep slope on Duane ... Read More »

Echo Park ficus get whacked

ECHO PARK —  An Eastsider reader called last week to spread the word about the cutting down of a trio of large ficus trees in the 1400 block of Temple Street.  Today, those trees remain standing but in a very, shall we say, truncated form. It’s ... Read More »

Don’t let those double rainbows fool you

The sun and blue skies have been peeking through the clouds this morning. But showers, thunderstorms and even hail remain in the forecast for much of the day. Best to have an umbrella handy while searching for those rainbows. Read More »

L.A. River roars on a stormy Sunday

LOS FELIZ-- As the strongest storm in years hit Los Angeles, the National Weather Service reported that today's weather system had dropped 1.70 inches of rain through 4:30 pm. That adds to a total for January of about 6.5 inches so far - nearly triple the normal amount. Read More »