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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Scenes and Sightings

A different view of Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE —  The normally off-limits South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir was open to the public for a few hours today,  providing a sweeping view of the reservoir and surrounding hillsides that relatively few people have seen before.  But that could be changing soon. ... Read More »

It’s a great day for cloud watching [updated]

SILVER LAKE — Thanks to Dan Gershon of Silver Lake for the photos of the giant puffy clouds — and the occasional rain shower — making their way across Los Angeles this afternoon. UPDATE: Shortly after posting the cloud photos a band of thunderstorms moved across ... Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake fountain fixed

ECHO PARK ––  After suffering from “pump problems” for several months, the fountain in the middle of Echo Park Lake is back to its old self, firing three jets of water high into the sky. Last December, The Eastsider reported that the fountain  had  been running ... Read More »

New Silver Lake fountain – one night only

SILVER LAKE — Looks like a fire hydrant at the corner of Silver Lake Boulevard and Effie Street was knocked over early this morning. Thanks to Peter Killeen for the photo. Silver Lake Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

Fans of El Chavo will love this East L.A. mural

EAST LOS ANGELES —  The characters and actors who appeared in El Chavo del Ocho are among the most beloved in Spanish-language television. While it has been decades since the last episodes were made, El Chavo, whose main character was an orphan who lived in a ... Read More »

New Shepard Fairey mural looms large over Echo Park

ECHO PARK –– Thanks to Kelly Erickson for these photos of the  new, nearly three-story high mural artist Shepard Fairey recently painted on the side of an apartment building on Sunset Boulevard near Portia Street. It’s the same spot where a French street artist had installed a ... Read More »

Stuck in Echo Park

ECHO PARK —   Thanks to Scott Fajack for this photo of the most recent bus/truck/limo to get stuck while coming to the bottom or the top of one of Echo Park’s steep streets. The end of this school bus bottomed out this afternoon as it ... Read More »