Thursday, August 21, 2014

Eastside Weekend: Frida2014 in East L.A.; Echo Park Rising; vegan fun in Glassell Park

Artist Juan Solis painting a Frida Kahlo in the gallery | Photo by Steve Saldivar

This weekend's events range from the Frida2014 exhibit in East L.A. and Echo Park Rising in Echo Park to the Superchunk show in Eagle Rock and The Church of Seitan - A Vegan Event - in Glassell Park. Read More »

York Boulevard park in progress

HIGHLAND PARK –  The arrival of heavy-duty construction equipment this week signaled that work had begun on building an approximately $3 million park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. York Park, the result of several years of workshops and a public vote on ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park bar owners take over restaurant

The Holloway is opening in the former home of Allummette

ECHO PARK — The folks who renovated and reopened Little Joy, the one-time Sunset Boulevard dive bar, two years ago are now in the process of opening a new bar and restaurant on Echo Park Avenue in the former home of Allumette. The Holloway, which shares ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. clinic saving the limbs and lives of diabetics; Boyle Heights school news from 1922; Supervisor Gloria Molina takes comfort in quilting

 News & Notes: East L.A.’s New Hope Podiatry specializes in  saving the limbs of diabetic patients who might have faced amputation, reports KPCC. The Boyle Heights History blog browses through the early 1920s issues of The Siren, the student newspaper what is now Hollenbeck Middle School. County ... Read More »

Glamper’s Paradise in Eagle Rock!


Imagine a place where you can live, work and camp by the fireside ... a home with an enchanting garden producing fruits, vegetables and herbs on a drip irrigation system. Welcome home to a sunny, sophisticated and renovated 1922 Eagle Rock bungalow boasting a generous living room, new floors and windows, with built-in storage and tons of light. Read More »

Police investigating Highland Park shooting [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK-- Officers tonight are checking reports of a shooting near Figueroa Street and Avenue 56, according to a tweet by the Northeast Division. No further details were immediately available. Read More »

Morning Report: Macy’s to pay $950k over Lincoln Heights employee decapitation; free Wi-Fi coming to Echo Park Lake

News & Notes Macy’s has agreed to pay $950,000 over the 2009 death of an employee whose body was crushed and decapitated by machinery at the company’s Lincoln Heights distribution center, reports the L.A. County District Attorney.  Roy Polanco was killed after he fell into an ... Read More »

Silver Lake school locked down during police search [update]


SILVER LAKE — Allesandro Elementary  has been locked down this morning and Riverside Drive has been closed to traffic as authorities investigate a report of a suspicious person on campus. One woman who drove by the campus shortly before 8:30 a.m. said there were at least ... Read More »

School is back in session


More than 600,000 students returned to L.A. Unified campuses today as the new school year got underway. The Eastsider plans to step up its coverage of Eastside schools this year, with part of that  effort including some new maps to help parents  search for schools that ... Read More »

Drone On: Sky-high views of Mariachi Plaza & Hollenbeck Park


BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Eventually these drone videos will become passé but for now we will keep posting some of these dramatic and often dizzying images. Today's pair of drone videos featuring two Boyle Heights landmarks: Mariachi Plaza and Hollenbeck Park. Read More »

Fancy brickwork on York

HIGHLAND PARK –  While the design (or lack of) of the new Highland Park Starbucks has some calling for a boycott,  the renovation of the former Verdugo Pet Shop a few blocks away might be more promising. Some fancy brick work and what appears to be ... Read More »

New and expanding Silver Lake restaurants and bars have residents worried

The future home of Bedouin (left); Black Cat (right) plans to add a private dining room

SILVER LAKE — Plans for a new cafe on Bellevue Avenue and the addition of a new dining room at the Black Cat on Sunset Boulevard have raised concern about a decrease in street parking and an increase in noise and congestion in the  surrounding neighborhoods. ... Read More »

Where Everybody Knows Your Name


This post is a love letter to my fellow AAY! members and friends at All About You! Fitness & Nutrition: After three years of regularly attending AAY! I am thrilled with the results in my stamina, strength, and ability to keep fitting into my jeans. But, that’s not what keeps me coming back—it’s the people. Read More »

Morning Report: LAPD seeks public’s help in Lincoln Heights homicide; first-ever Fly-Fishing Derby in Elysian Valley; Apartment Therapy visits an Echo Park home

Eagle Rock | Andriana Baker/Eastsider Flickr Pool

News & Notes The LAPD’s Hollenbeck division is asking the public for help to find the person who fatally shot 40-year-old Edgar Pastor in Lincoln Heights on Sunday. An Echo Park bartender/musician/artist shows off her Echo Park home to Apartment Therapy. The L.A. River’s first-ever fly-fishing ... Read More »

Libros Schmibros celebrates four years in Boyle Heights


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros celebrated its fourth anniversary on Sunday with a packed house and accolades from the Mayor’s office. Priding itself as a community bookstore, Libros Schmibros offered customers three books of their choosing for $5 at the celebration. Horchata ... Read More »

Is the new Highland Park Starbucks really that bad?


The design of Highland Park’s first Starbucks has proven a letdown for many residents. The Eastsider asked architect Catherine Garrison of Highland Park to review the building and figure out where this drive-thru Starbucks took a wrong turn. Read More »

Church seeks to cash in on Silver Lake real estate

SILVER LAKE  -  The Hallelujah Prayer Center in Silver Lake is perhaps best known around the neighborhood for the giant mural of a Jesus-like figure and a flock of sheep, with the pastoral painting wrapping around the  facade of the church and retaining walls. But Jesus’ ... Read More »

Morning Report: Missing USC medical student last seen in Echo Park; Atwater’s designer goat pens

L.A. River Art, Atwater Bridge | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes: Family and friends are searching for a missing USC medical student who was last seen in Echo Park. Goat pens with style now shelter animals in Atwater Village, reports L.A. Times. Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support the Eastsider today with a ... Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

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A 40-year-old man was fatally shot shortly after midnight today in the 2200 block of Thomas Street in Lincoln Heights, police said.  The victim, Edgar Pastor, fled in his vehicle following the shooting and was found by officers in a nearby alley after he was involved ... Read More »

Echo Park Bungalow With Detached Bonus Studio And Views Open Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm

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A charming Echo Park bungalow with an expansive yard and detached bonus space. Nearly a century old, this character-rich hillside home has been updated with modern design elements and systems. Period details include hardwood flooring, narrow-plank ceilings and walls, penny round tiles and a clawfoot bathtub. Read More »

Morning Report: Silver Lake home up for sale at $7.5 million; fire strikes Boyle Heights home twice in two days; Paul McCartney plays Dodger Stadium; Atwater plant perp on the loose

Art & Real Estate Project, Echo Park | Jennifer Deines

News & Notes: Modernist architect John Lautner’s Silvertop house in Silver Lake has gone up for sale at an asking price of $7.5 million, reports Curbed L.A.  It’s the first time the nearly 5,000-square-foot home with large expanses of glass and an arched concrete roof has ... Read More »

Spectacular Modern Mt. Washington Farmhouse with Panoramic Views Open Sat. & Sun | 1pm – 4 pm


A spectacular Modern Farmhouse with panoramic views. This secluded Mt. Washington residence offers sophistication and all the comforts of home. The spacious first level features an open floor plan that connects seamlessly to the outdoors, highlighted by walls of glass and limitless views. Polished concrete floors and custom kitchen cabinetry unify a clean, practical design. There's a fireplace to read by, an office for your work, and a den for movie night. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: North African tacos for Boyle Heights; beer and wine options at Eagle Rock sandwich shop; & makeover for Silver Lake restaurant


Tacos have long been a staple of Eastside cuisine. With the food truck movement of the last few years, chefs and culinary experimenters around L.A. have had the opportunity to get a bit more adventurous with their fillings. The latest in that long line of revolutionary chefs is ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

The weekend is once again upon us, bringing with it a variety of open houses from which to choose. Properties include a quaint one-bedroom condo alternative in Eagle Rock and a three-bedroom with expansive views in Mt. Washington.  Always check to make sure the open house ... Read More »

Morning Report: The debate over a $749,000 Silver Lake tear-down; stories and pride generated by “I Love The Eastside” billboards

Signs Of Echo Park | Stephen Roullier/Flickr

News & Notes: Is this $749,000 Silver Lake “tear-down” worth the price? An “I Love The Eastside” billboard campaign sponsored by a nonprofit encourages residents to share their stories, reports EGP News. Got photos to share? JoinThe Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with ... Read More »

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