Saturday, October 25, 2014

Catalytic converter thieves remain busy

A catalytic converter was cut off from the bottom this Honda Element. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

ECHO PARK — This summer’s surge in catalytic converter thefts has continued into the fall, with the Rampart Division recently warning that Honda Elements are the primary target.  A Honda Element owner named Tony who lives near Scott Avenue and Laveta Terrace knows this well. His ... Read More »

Man arrested in fatal stabbing of his grandmother in East L.A.; Forever21 warehouse flooded; a peek inside a Silver Lake “bohemian bungalow”

Silver Lake Reflections | Andriana Baker/Instagram

Morning Report: A 23-year-old man allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death in her East L.A. home ... Water flooded the Forever21 warehouse in Lincoln Heights ... A home tour of the Silver Lake "bohemian bungalow" rented by a San Francisco boutique owner ... The Eastsider was named Best News Source in the Best of Silver Lake Awards Read More »

Stolen ambulance chase ends in Echo Park; fire damages Boyle Heights business; Echo Park birder dies

Trail & View, Elysian Park | daveedkapoor/Instagram

Morning Report: A man who stole an L.A. Fire Department ambulance led police on a pursuit that ended with a crash near the southern edge of Echo Park .... Fire caused heavy damage to a Boyle Heights metal casting business ... Judy Raskin, who led efforts to protect birds and wildlife at Echo Park Lake, has died, according to friends. Raskin began an annual bird count at Echo Park Lake and nearby areas. She will be missed. Read More »

Weekend Photo Gallery

Hillside Homes, Highland Park | Paul Lacques/Instagram

The Eastsider thanks the many talented photographers who have shared their images with fellow readers. Weekend Gallery features some of the  photos from contributors that appeared in The Eastsider’s  Morning Report and other sections during the previous week. Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo ... Read More »

Sunday Shorts: An Early Dinner On York

Adapted from a photo by Daniel Ramirez/Flickr Creative Commons 2.0

Our favorite Mexican place on York is a good place to bring a baby. The people that work there are genuinely friendly or indifferent. But there is no eye rolling. There is no host who scans for the most hidden and undesirable table. No one throws down menus and flashes a Hollywood smile that I translate as “Enjoy your meal! Your cute baby is a pain in the ass!” On this side of town we are not better nor worse than the other customers. We are customers. Read More »

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