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Monday, April 14, 2014

Scenes and Sightings

Scenes & Sightings: LAPD procession for fallen officer passes through Glassell Park

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GLASSELL Park – An LAPD procession  with the body of fallen motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo traveled through Glassell Park on the  2 Freeway this afternoon. Matt Hartman took the photo above as the procession approached the Verdugo pedestrian overpass. Cortijo died this afternoon from injuries he ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: East L.A. in a jam

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Echo Park is not the only place stuck in traffic these days. The northbound section of the 710 Long Beach Freeway through East Los Angeles has been clogged for much of the day because of a film shoot, according to Caltrans.  The closures take place north ... Read More »

D-Day: Opening Day arrives at Dodger Stadium*

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Today’s season opener at Dodger Stadium did not begin until 1:10 p.m. but fans began arriving hours earlier for pre-game parties and picnics in Elysian Park. While fans will be focused on the Dodger-Giants match up in the ballpark, The Eastsider will be checking in on ... Read More »

Highland Park repair shop enjoys a typewriter revival

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Since typewriter repair shops have nearly disappeared, it’s no surprise that one of the few remaining places to get your typewriter fixed – U.S. Office Machine Co. in Highland Park – has a couple of video tributes to watch. Ruben Flores is now in charge of ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: Silver Lake is in the pink

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SILVER LAKE –   There was apparently a pink theme going on in Silver Lake on Tuesday, with pink clouds and matching flamingos spotted and photographed by Sandy Driscoll. Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Festivals, comedy and square dancing

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Take advantage of the calm between earthquakes to enjoy several events this weekend, ranging from a Boyle Heights community festival held at Center Theatre Group’s costume and prop shop to Sunday’s night’s French Toast Comedy in Echo Park.  Go to Eastside Events for more to do.  Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: A new restaurant would be nice but there’s nothing like free parking

ECHO PARK — As parking in Echo Park gets increasingly difficult — especially on weekend nights — residents have to get creative with where they find open spots. That’s why some  have turned to the triangle, dirt lot on the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Montana ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: Dodger Stadium is black and blue

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The sea of parking lots surrounding Dodger Stadium are getting new blacktop and being restriped in advance of the opening day on April 4. The Eastsider took a few pictures after Jeanne Wyshak noted the work was underway. Parking on that new blacktop is going to ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: How do you get rid of 10,000 Echo Park bees?

That was the question Martin Cox was asking after a swarm of bees took up residence last week way at the top of the Echo Park apartment building where he lives.  “When the swarm was looking for a place it swept INTO one of the apartment ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: Riding high on Fargo Street

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Just watching cyclists ride up Fargo Street in Echo Park is enough to make your legs ache. But there were many hardy   bike riders willing to take on the steep street during today’s annual Fargo Street Hill Climb. We are awaiting to hear the finals results ... Read More »