SILVER LAKE — Is it the drought? Is it a beetle or a fungus? The questions are being asked as residents near Corralitas Drive and the Corralitas Red Car Trail have watched as several large eucalyptus trees have died off, leaving the landscape littered with twisted ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE – After sitting dormant and vandalized for several months, the former home of Silverlake furniture at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Workers have been replacing the roof of the brick building while ... Read More »
Silver Lake business woman battles Katy Perry over Los Feliz convent; a show of support for man shot by LAPD
MORNING REPORT: Katy Perry and Silver Lake businesswomen Dana Hollister are involved in a battle to takeover a former Los Feliz convent ... Friends and family of Walter De Leon, the unarmed man who was shot and critically wounded by an LAPD officer in Los Feliz, grew up in Echo Park ... ... Naked Bike Ride rolls through Echo Park
ECHO PARK -- A century-old Echo Park church in the 1600 block of Morton Avenue sustained minor damage after a fire broke out early this morning on the front porch of the structure.
Eastside Weekend: Painting Chicano in Highland Park; fireworks & bike rides; Elysian Park horror campout
This weekend's events include art shows in Highland Park, fireworks displays in Lincoln Heights and El Sereno and an Eagle Rock performance by the Santa Barbara band Gardens & Villa.
Boyle Heights youth leaders whip up a healthy cookbook; Silver Lake says bonjour to A.P.C., Shout & About is going all out in Echo Park
Sixteen youth leaders from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles share their effortless yet nutritious recipes that even their high school peers could make in the recently released collaborative, “Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” Boyle Heights Beat reports.
The Eastside Guide Business Directory is designed to help readers find the services and products they need. You can now find the personal piano instruction under the Arts, Crafts & Music instruction section. Want your business included in the directory? Click for details The businesses and ... Read More »
Congresswoman opposes East L.A. light rail to close 710 Freeway gap; Atwater council seeks candidates
MORNING REPORT: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has come out against a proposed light rail line through East L.A. as an option to close the 710 Freeway gap, calling it an example of "environmental racism" .... The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council is seeking candidates to fill a board seat representing North Atwater .... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
HIGHLAND PARK -- A motor vehicle struck a cyclist early this morning near Figueroa Street and Marmion Way, killing the rider who was dragged about 500 feet, according to CBS2.
SILVER LAKE -- Sandy Driscoll wants to find out the name of this impressive looking spider that she spotted in her backyard:
Eagle Rock is one of the most competitive real estate markets on the Eastside, and we've got a recent home sale to prove it. A Spanish-style home on Hill Drive sold for $950,000 - $250,000 over the original asking price If you are priced out of Eagle Rock, check out the remodeled 4-bedroom, 2-bath home that sold in El Sereno for a relatively modest $440,000. Meanwhile, in Glassell Park, a two-level California bungalow with exposed wood beams sold for $721,000.
ECHO PARK -- Skateboarders. Grandmothers. Musicians. They have all stopped by as artist Katrina Alexy has spent the past five months transforming a 40-foot long cinderblock wall next to a public parking lot into whimsical mosaic artwork. She could have completed the bulk of the work more quickly in her Highland Park studio – but what fun is that compared to the countless encounters she had with the people from all corners of Echo Park?
LOS FELIZ -- Only a few days before termed-out District 4 Councilman Tom LaBonge leaves office, some fellow council members want to give him a going away present: Tom LaBonge Square. The intersection of Tracy and St. George streets near John Marhsall High - LaBonge's alma mater - would be named in his honor under a council motion presented by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.
Cal State L.A. student spends months recovering from antibiotic allergic reaction; Dodger Dog Pizza?
MORNING REPORT: A Cal State L.A. student has spent more than six months recovering from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that left her body covered in blisters and damaged her trachea and eyes ... The Dodger's Executive Chef Jason Tingley is working on a 16-inch Dodger Dog Pizza made with a crust from Dodger Dogs .
LOS FELIZ -- From her second-floor shop on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake, Hayley Nahmias of Video Journeys has watched former rivals down on Hyperion Avenue close over the years: Blockbuster. Video Active. Video Hut. Now it's Nahmias' turn to hold a going out of business sale. After more than three decades in business, Video Journeys is closing at the end of July.
Brendan Farrell and his wife were apartment hunting in Los Angeles a year ago. Although it was relatively easy to research crime and walkability statistics for L.A. neighborhoods, Farrell realized there was no way to determine just how noisy a neighborhood could be. So Brendan, an applied mathematician and former instructor at CalTech who lives in Silver Lake, applied his skills and expertise to the development of HowLoud.
EAGLE ROCK — Patrons of the Eagle Rock Sizzler will eventually have to find another place to order a platter of Steak, Shrimp & Malibu Chicken. A developer has purchased the Colorado Boulevard property and plans to build a four-story project with apartments above ground floor .