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Friday, September 19, 2014

Scenes and Sightings

Thunderheads brewing on the horizon

Massive thunderheads viewed from Silver Lake | Diane Edwardson

SILVER LAKE — Diane Edwardson of Silver Lake captured images of the huge clouds towering over the mountains on this hot afternoon, with many areas seeing temperatures in the triple digits. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Riverside and other inland areas, ... Read More »

Sunday Sunset

Sunset view from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon

You can thank what’s left of tropical storm Norbert for pumping warm, moist and unstable air into Southern California, creating some heavy downpours in the Inland Empire but leaving Eastsiders to enjoy some interesting cloud formations and a colorful sunset. Read More »

Southwest Museum in the spotlight for its 100th anniversary

Photo by Martha Benedict

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 »

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 »