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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Scenes and Sightings

Silver skies over Silver Lake

Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE –– What do you think of the weather? It may be unusually humid for L.A. but it has made for some interesting sky and cloud watching. Dan Gershon of Silver Lake took a shot of tonight’s silvery sky. The National Weather Service said there ... Read More »

Smoky sunset

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — Dan Gershon of Silver Lake snapped this photo of the smoke from today’s brush fire near Calabasas that obscured the sunset.  More than 200 acres had burned and evacuations have been ordered. Read More »

The columns of the Sixth Street Bridge are coming down

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The giant columns that once supported the east end of the Sixth Street Bridge have been coming down, one by one, nearly four months after the demolition of the historic span began. Photographer Kevin Break, who has been chronicling the demolition, shared images ... Read More »

The artist behind the Echo Park Lake crocodile

Photo by madalyn rofer

ECHO PARK — The same artist who hung a large replica of a goldfish in Santa Monica is apparently the same guy who created the fake crocodile that floated briefly across Echo Park Lake this weekend. L.A. Taco said that multimedia artist Kent Yoshimura created the ... Read More »

Who put the fake alligator in Echo Park Lake?

Photo by madalyn rofer

ECHO PARK — Or was it a fake crocodile? Whatever it was, eventually two workers pulled the thing out of the lake this morning, said Madalyn Choate-Rofer. The guys who fished out the alligator/crocodile told Choate-Rofer that the interior is made from 5-gallon water bottles. “It also ... Read More »

Did you line up for a Tommy’s chili burger today?

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The lines this afternoon were longer – much, much longer – than usual at the Original Tommy’s at the corner of Beverly and Rampart boulevards. What was the occasion? The burger stand was celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 70-cent burger and soda special. Eastsider reader Sandy ... Read More »

Whole Foods puts its mark on Silver Lake

Photo by Amy Seidenwurm

SILVER LAKE — What do you think of the signage for Whole Foods’ soon-to-open 365 market? Amy Seidenwurm of Silver Lake took photos as the new green-and-blue logo was being installed on the facade of the Glendale Boulevard store.   It was only a little more ... Read More »

Echo Park stores move out, taggers move in

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ECHO PARK — That didn’t take long. Only a few days after Lucy’s coin laundry, Starbucks, Subway and other shops in the 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard closed, taggers had sprayed painted much of the exterior of the now empty building.  Adding insult to injury, a ... Read More »

My View of Echo Park: A lake and downtown vista

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State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez shared the view from his eighth-floor district office on Sunset Boulevard, which offers a vista of Echo Park Lake and Downtown L.A. “My view of Echo Park Lake from my district office is a beautiful reminder of the balance between nature and ... Read More »

Wind, rain and rainbows

Photo by Dan Gershon

A fast-moving storm brought high winds, light rain and even snow to the mountains  early evening. The turbulent weather also added a dash of color across the skies, with rainbows spotted from Silver Lake to Boyle Heights. Rainbow over Echo Park Lake. #rainbow #storm #clouds #sky ... Read More »

Silver Lake sign headed for neon museum

SILVER LAKE — The Sun Lake Drugs sign is gone but it will live and shine on in the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale. The sign at the southeast the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue is going to be replaced by signage for the building’s ... Read More »