Monday, July 6, 2015

Scenes and Sightings

Highland Park couple knows how to party with piñatas

pina guy

HIGHLAND PARK –– There is no shortage of party supply shops ready to sell you balloons, tables and decorations. But J&R Party, owned by Jesus and Rosina Jimenez,  stands out by making custom-made piñatas, with their York Boulevard shop crowded with paper versions of everything from ... Read More »

How do you get a car out of the L.A. River?


Rescue crews were mobilized this morning after a car was found in the L.A. River under the 2 Freeway near Elysian Valley. But rescuers found no passengers inside or persons nearby. The only thing to do was to wait until the vehicle was towed out of ... Read More »

Sunset view from Monterey Hills

Photo by Samantha Finken

MONTEREY HILLS — Another hot and humid day ended with a dramatic sunset. Samantha Finken took this shot today from Via Colonia. Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

I’ll meet you at Tom LaBonge Square

labonge square

LOS FELIZ -- Only a few days before termed-out District 4 Councilman Tom LaBonge leaves office, some fellow council members want to give him a going away present: Tom LaBonge Square. The intersection of Tracy and St. George streets near John Marhsall High - LaBonge's alma mater - would be named in his honor under a council motion presented by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.

Highland Park’s most famous garage gets a presidential visit

obama in Mar Maron Garage Photo by White House

HIGHLAND PARK - Secret Service agents in the driveway. A sniper on the neighbor's roof. The President of the United States in the garage. Comedian and podcast host Marc Maron provided some details about his interview with President Obama, who showed up last Friday at Maron's garage studio in Highland Park.

Eagle Rock & Highland Park line up for Obama

Presidential motorcade on Yosemite Drive | Chris Ruiz

Streets were cleared of traffic and many residents waited to catch a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade as he heads for an interview in the garage studio of comedian Marc Maron in Highland Park. We’ll be updating the story this morning with photos and accounts from ... Read More »

Sheriff’s bus makes an unscheduled stop in Elysian Heights

City Terrace tow to the resuce

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS -- All manner of large vehicles - moving vans, Metro buses and stretch limos - have gotten stuck trying to maneuver up and down the steep streets and tight turns of Elysian Heights and Echo Park. But this appears to be a first: an L.A. County Sheriff's Department bus - the kind used to transport prisoners - got stuck this morning as it headed down Cerro Gordo Street and tried to make a turn at Echo Park Avenue.

Another water main break?

water main break in silver lake near myra and del mar

SILVER LAKE — LADWP crews have closed Del Mar Avenue at Myra Avenue this morning in what appears to be today’s most recent water main break. At least three other water mains have burst in East Hollywood, Eagle Rock and Los Feliz since about midnight. The Eastsider has ...