Friday, May 22, 2015

Scenes and Sightings

Amgen bike race takes some Highland Park car owners by surprise

Apparently many drivers did not see the temporary no parking signs | Jane Parshall

HIGHLAND PARK -- Jane Parshall had never heard of the Amgen Tour of California, the nation's largest bike race, until it was too late. On Sunday morning, Parshall discovered that her Volvo station wagon had been impounded because it had been parked on Piedmont Avenue, part of the route the elite cyclists took as they raced through on their way to the finish line in Pasadena. When Parshall went to claim her Volvo, she ran into many other Northeast L.A. residents whose vehicles had also been impounded for being left on the route.

Glassellland sign prepares for a comeback

Glassellland sign in new location 4-29-2013 11-04-52 PM

GLASSELL PARK — The nomadic Glassellland sign, which has appeared and disappeared from several hillside locations in the wake of permit problems, may once again return to public view, this time in a city park. City park commissioners on Wednesday are scheduled to vote on a ...

Don’t bother looking for that $1,250-a-month Echo Park bungalow; Man sentenced in Silver Lake construction killing

Boyle Heights | veroomac/Instagram

Morning Report: To Good To Be True: That 2-bedroom, $1,250-a-month Echo Park bungalow that was mentioned in a New York Times story does not exist ... The man who used a hammer to kill a friend and coworker at a Silver Lake construction site was sentenced to 16 years in prison ... East L.A. high school students were eager to register to vote but will they cast their ballots?

Silver Lake follows a new path

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — The construction of a new water pipeline means that joggers and walkers – as well as motorists – have to adjust to detours next to the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs. Dan Gershon snapped photos this week of the temporary new walking path, ... Read More »

Will Dodger fans play along with new parking rules?

No parking on Avenue of the Palms

Temporary No Parking and 2-Hour Parking signs have been installed around Dodger Stadium in time for Monday's season opener. The parking restrictions, which apply to residents as well as visiting Dodger fans, are the city's most recent effort to keep pre-game tailgating parties and public drinking from getting out of control

Edendale post office gets a touch up

edendale post office

ECHO PARK -- Workers this week are giving the shabby-looking Edendale post office, which serves much of Echo Park and Silver Lake, a new coat of white paint and repairing the panels that had peeled off the walls and left to dangle off the side of the Alvarado Street building for several months. It's a relatively minor makeover but any improvement is welcome.

Silver Lake detours ahead

A new water pipeline will mean road work on West Silver Lake Drive | Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE —   The detours and and no-parking restrictions on West Silver Lake Drive between Hawick and Armstrong have gone into effect and will remain in place for several months while a new water pipeline is installed. Read More »

Monday Blues at Echo Park Lake

Blue fountain at Echo Park Lake | Stephen Roullier

ECHO PARK -- Stephen Roullier looked out his window at Echo Park Lake this morning and noticed something unusual - the fountain in the middle of the lake was spouting Dodger Blue-colored water. Is this photo for real? Yes, it is, said Roullier of the Tidy Bowl-Blue gusher.

Bye, Bye, Ralphs

Ralphs sign on the move after Silver Lake store closes | Marcus McInerney

SILVER LAKE -- The oval Ralphs supermarket signs were removed and trucked away today from the Silver Lake store, which official closed on Sunday. Whole Foods has said it plans to open in the same Glendale Boulevard location after it is remodeled and expanded.