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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spiderman vs LAPD at Echo Park Lotus Festival [updated]

Photo by Krissy Barker

ECHO PARK — A person dressed like Spiderman attracted the attention of police at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake.   The costumed character and police officers were also pictured on the LAPD’s Rampart Division Facebook page but it’s not clear why Spiderman was being ... Read More »

Morning Report: How to make Northeast L.A. bats feel at home; Eagle Rock City Hall gets a makeover

Not afraid of bats? The Boulevard Sentinel shares some tips on how  Northeast L.A. residents  can buy or a build a bat house.  “Bats are a bit choosey as to where they make their home,” says the story. Eagle Rock’s City Hall is closed until the ... Read More »

A super duper moon viewed from Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK -- The Supermoon, an extra large full moon, put on quite on a show Saturday night. Matt Hartman took some shots from Glassell Park of what will be the first of three consecutive Supermoons that will take place this summer Read More »

Morning Report: Six injured in Glassell Park freeway crash; East L.A. to dive into Olympic-size pool; Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree

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News & Notes: Six persons were taken to hospitals following a Friday night crash on the southbound 2 Freeway at York Boulevard, reports LAFD. No information was available on the nature of the injuries. A grand opening is planned this weekend for East L.A.’s  only Olympic-sized ... Read More »

Just Listed: 2BD/2BA Property in Eagle Rock — Open House This Weekend

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When it comes to rehabbed properties, the norm may not necessarily be what you’re looking for. And when you drive up to 4849 Ellenwood Dr in Eagle Rock, you’ll quickly realize this one is anything but the norm. Brazilian Teak (Cumaru) siding greets you at the ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens

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Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: The return of the Lotus Festival; Second Saturday Gallery Night; Talking About Food in Boyle Heights

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Looks like the lotus at Echo Park Lake could not wait to bloom for this weekend’s  Lotus Festival,  with many of the aquatic plants having already flowered, leaving behind a  large floating bed of floppy green leaves dotted with the large, remaining pink blooms. Still, it’s ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

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The weekend is once again upon us, bringing with it a variety of open houses from which to choose. Properties include a five-bedroom modern update in Mount Washington and a beautiful El Sereno three-bedroom Spanish bungalow with large yard. Always check to make sure the open house ... Read More »

Councilman Cedillo blocks bike lanes on Figueroa

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After several months of community meetings and deliberation, Councilman Gil Cedillo has for now indefinitely halted  plans to install  bicycle lanes on Figueroa Street in Cypress Park and Highland Park, a proposal that would have required the removal of a lane for motor vehicle traffic. In ... Read More »

Morning Report: Tear gas ends Cypress Park standoff; Lincoln Heights pit bulls still free after attacking woman & her dog; Garcetti favors East L.A. – Whitter Gold Line extension

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News & Notes: Police fired tear gas into a Cypress Park home early this morning to capture a suspect who had barricaded himself for several hours, reports City News Service/Daily News. Two Lincoln Heights pit bulls that attacked a woman and her dog remain free a ... Read More »

Two New Homes from one of Wallpaper* Magazine’s “Emerging Architects”

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British design magazine Wallpaper* recently released their Architects Directory 2014, a “finely tuned index of the world’s best young architectural talents.” Just 20 names made the prestigious list and one of them is Simon Storey, principal of LA-based Anonymous. Tracy Do Real Estate is pleased to ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Highland Park gets juicy

HIGHLAND PARK — If the opening of the neighborhood’s first Starbucks has residents riled up about gentrification, imagine what they will think about the arrival of a new cold, pressed juice bar selling a 16-ounce bottle of Apple-Celery-Kale-Romaine-Parsley-Lemon-Ginger for $9?  We will find out soon as ... Read More »

Will Sunset Boulevard bike lanes go green?

SILVER LAKE –   Some Silver Lake residents would like to see  an approximately three-mile stretch of  bike lanes that run along Sunset Boulevard through Silver Lake and Echo Park painted a bright shade of green to increase the visibility of the lanes and cyclists. This week, ... Read More »

Eastside Property Listings: New-to-market homes and rentals in Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Mt. Washington

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Eco in Echo Park: Open This Weekend 1423 Court Street, Echo Park: Unplug yourself for a tour of a breathtaking and unique urban retreat, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of city living while exploring over 6,000 square feet of county-certified farm, wild-life habitat and nursery  ... Read More »

FBI raids Atwater Village business

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ATWATER VILLAGE –FBI agents this morning served a search warrant in a building occupied by an Atwater ambulance company in the 3500 block of Casitas Avenue, with one resident reported seeing several FBI and LAPD vehicles at the scene. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents were ... Read More »

Occidental College interested in taking over Highland Park’s historic Lummis Home [updated]

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HIGHLAND PARK — The city’s Recreation & Parks Department will begin negotiating with Occidental College to have the school manage and restore the Lummis Home, one of the Northeast L.A.’s most important historic landmarks that is in need of repairs and renovation. The Board of Recreation ... Read More »

Morning Report: Jury says Dodgers must pay $14 million over Bryan Stow beating; L.A. River visitor center opens in Elysian Valley; St. Bernard lost in Atwater

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News & Notes: A Dodgers attorney said the team will consider its options after a jury found the Dodgers partly responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow in the stadium parking lot, reports the L.A. Times. The Dodgers would pay $13.9 million based on the jury’s ... Read More »

Open House This Weekend — Someone has read your wish list!

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When it comes to rehabbed properties, the norm may not necessarily be what you’re looking for. And when you drive up to 4849 Ellenwood Dr in Eagle Rock, you’ll quickly realize this one is anything but the norm. Brazilian Teak (Cumaru) siding greets you at the ... Read More »

Silver Lake cat lover reminds owners to protect their pets from coyotoes

SILVER LAKE — Jackson was one of the alley cats Julie Rasmussen has cared for over the years. On Tuesday morning,  Rasmussen fed Jackson on her front porch before he headed off in the direction of the alley that runs between McCullom Street and Benton Way. ... Read More »

5 Questions for artist Jaime Zacarias, aka GERMS

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — To glimpse a mural by the artist GERMS is to experience wild interpretations of Chicano culture and religious iconography. Where disembodied luchador masks float on tentacles and the sunbursts shine forth like La Virgen de Guadalupe. On East 1st Street in Boyle Heights ... Read More »

Protesters demanding a safer Figueroa march on council member’s office

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HIGHLAND PARK — Wearing Dia De Los Muertos style-face paint and masks, a group of bicycle safety and pedestrian advocates, parents and children marched on Figueroa Street on Tuesday afternoon to honor  the pedestrians killed on the street and put more pressure on Councilman Gil Cedillo ... Read More »

Echo Park Walgreens temporarily shut down [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Shoppers who visited the Walgreens store on Sunset Boulevard early  Tuesday night found the chain drug store closed and a sign taped to the window saying it would be shut down for 48-hours.  It’s not clear what prompted the shut down but customers ... Read More »

Glassellland sign in trouble, again

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GLASSELLLAND – After being forced to remove his Glasssellland sign last fall from its most recent home, artist Justin Stadel set about to find a permanent location for the whimsical sign that has attracted a loyal following as it has moved from hillside to hillsides.  Not only ... Read More »

Morning Report: Highland Park toddler found dead under collapsed bed; Caltrans puts El Sereno homes up for sale; giant Silver Lake fungus

News & Notes: The body of a two-year-old girl was found Tuesday night underneath a trundle bed that had collapsed on her in Highland Park, reports L.A. Now. The girl was being baby-sat in the 5200 block of Glen Ellen Place when she disappeared. One officer ... Read More »

Creative & Classic Haircuts And Color For You

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Perry McGrath Salon is dedicated to a creative and refined approach to haircuts and color. We offer precision haircuts & color for both men and women. We specialize in short hair, pixies, long hair, long layers, curly hair, various bobs and creative cuts. Complimentary bang trims are ... Read More »

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