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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scenes and Sightings

Echo Park road work reveals possible reminders of the Red Car

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ECHO PARK –   Some recent road work on Glendale Boulevard revealed some splintered railroad ties and rusty spikes and brackets that appear to be part of the former Red Car street car line that traveled down the same street. Scott Fajack of Echo Park snapped photos ... Read More »

Southwest Museum in the spotlight for its 100th anniversary

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MOUNT WASHINGTON –   The Southwest Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a day-long series of programs and displays. But the celebration continued into the evening with an unofficial event after an anonymous individual arranged to have the museum’s iconic tower  bathed in a searchlight. ... Read More »

A sky-high view of the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge demolition

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The Figueroa-Riverside Bridge appears to be getting more attention in its final days than it had in several decades as photographers chronicle its demolition from different angles. These aerial shots came from TopViewPix, an aerial real estate photography firm that is located a short distance from the bridge in Elysian Valley. Read More »

Now that was a sunset

Glassell Park view of the sunset | Matt Hartman

A dramatic sunset  ended the day across L.A.  as sunbeams poked through layers of clouds. Matt Hartman  caught some great images from Glassell Park while Dan Gershon sent in a photo from Silver Lake. The images were taken a few hours before a light rain began ... Read More »

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 »