Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scenes and Sightings

A Silver Lake view of summer clouds

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — Giant clouds are building up over the mountains this afternoon as forecasters expect the weather to turn hot, humid and even a bit stormy in the days ahead. Dan Gershon took this shot looking north across the Ivanhoe Reservoir. Read More »

Fire & Rain: Summer thunderstorms hits the Eastside


Rain. Thunder. Lightning. Fire. Hail. Tropical storm Dolores drenched neighborhoods from Echo Park to Boyle Heights today as powerful thunderstorms rattled windows and nerves. Lightning strikes set trees on fire in Echo Park and knocked out electrical service in Lincoln Heights, while thunderclaps set off car ... Read More »

Echo Park man has a message for texting motorists

Anti texting sign on Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park 6-25-2015 12-58-27 PM

ECHO PARK -- Ricco, a U.S. Army veteran and artist, is concerned about the countless motorists he has witnessed texting while driving past his home on Glendale Boulevard. So, he created and posted a sign in front of his home that reads: "If You Must Text & Drive Please Make Sure You Only Kill U." Read More »

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 »