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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Scenes and Sightings

From roller derby to demolition derby

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ECHO PARK — Workers and heavy equipment are tearing down the former home of the L.A. Derby Dolls on Temple Street. The all-female roller derby league moved to El Sereno last year because, the league said, the property owner wanted to build condos on the site, ... Read More »

Political commentary in Silver Lake

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll snapped a photo of some political signage posted on a fence near Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue. “Thought it was appropriate for the opening of the Democratic Convention today,” she said. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit ... Read More »

Sixth Street Bridge arch to be salvaged for park

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Nearly 2,000 feet of the Sixth Street Bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown has been torn down since the demolition began earlier this year, according to a recent update on the project’s Facebook page.  Photographer Kevin Break took a photo last week showing how the demo ... Read More »

Smoke everywhere you look

Sunset smoke viewed from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon

Dan Gershon of Silver sent in the photo above of the sun setting to west in a bank of smoke from the 20,000-acre Sand brush fire near Santa Clarita. Meanwhile, another cloud of smoke began rising early tonight as a fire broke out in a pallet ... Read More »

Silver skies over Silver Lake

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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

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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?

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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 »