HIGHLAND PARK -- The two females who were shot Wednesday night were innocent bystanders during a possible gang-related shooting, police said today. "They were just trying to enjoy themselves at the park," said Detective Larry Burcher with the Northeast Division.
ECHO PARK - In 1954 the NBC show This Is Your Life honored film industry pioneer Mack Sennett with a plaque on the site of the Mack Sennett Studio, where such silent film stars as Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Cops and Mabel Normand churned out slapstick comedies on what is now Glendale Boulevard. It was a nice tribute but for many decades the plaque that proclaims "THIS IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTION PICTURE COMEDY" was installed at the wrong spot.
East L.A. bank sold; O’Grady denies improper use of nonprofit in council race; new Highland Park council website
MORNING REPORT: A Central Valley financial firm has agreed to buy East L.A.-based Pan American Bank, the state's oldest Latino bank ... Council District 4 candidate Tomas O'Grady of Los Feliz denies that he improperly used his education nonprofit to support his campaign ... The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council has launched a new website that can be translated into 50 languages
HIGHLAND PARK -- Police are looking for the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting two females tonight.
GLASSELL PARK -- Two refurbished detached homes on one lot, both delivered vacant. Carefully remodeled by Kenihan Design, these residences have been restored inside and out with sophisticated modern touches.
SILVER LAKE -- A new Silver Lake Boulevard sushi restaurant is looking to hire a head sushi chef to oversee daily kitchen operations, reports Eater L.A. But the lack of a head sushi chef did not stop Yakuza Sushi from holding a soft opening on Thursday, according to Yelp.
The round up of Eastside open houses for the weekend of Feb. 21 & 22 includes a restored 1910 Craftsman in Eagle Rock, a newly constructed Mount Washington home with a metal roof and a Spanish-Colonial style home in Glassell Park.
Where the left is stimulated, perhaps the right becomes jealous. What type of apparatus is the brain that’s capable of naming itself? Perhaps Big Butter, a Step Felt in Full cannot rightly be expressed with words, this dual show featuring artwork and music from brothers Mike & Tim Biskup.
SILVER LAKE -- City officials on broke ground this week on a $1.75 million Sunset Junction street improvement project that will repair broken curbs and sidewalks and add bump outs and bike racks. But what about that $125,000 public sculpture shaped like a saddle?
ECHO PARK -- Workers began tearing apart a Sunset Boulevard bungalow where there are plans to build a five-story, 31 unit apartment complex. The bungalow sits at the top of a steep, 10,000-square-foot hillside lot near Guisados restaurant in an area where several hillside bungalow courts line Sunset Boulevard.
MORNING REPORT: Nine students from Highland Park’s Franklin High school are preparing to compete in L.A. Unified’s Academic Decathlon ... A car struck at least two Boyle Heights pedestrians crossing at Cesar Chavez and St. Louise ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily
BOYLE HEIGHTS --A strip of First Street storefronts across from Mariachi Plaza has gone up for sale in an area where growing signs of development and gentrification have stirred up opposition.
ECHO PARK -- The lulling sounds of a Buddhist chant box invite passersby to peep inside the small store at the corner of Echo Park and Scott Avenues. Inside, in an otherworldly setting, a wild variety of cacti displayed on cinder blocks are jammed into the 350-square-foot shop, illuminated by red light bulbs that decorate the walls. Welcome to Echo Park’s cactus shop.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Saturday, February 21 marks the grand opening of the York Park at Avenue 50, with a design that was selected by the community vote. (Did anyone specifically ask for a snake slide?) Along with the park’s opening the local Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Jose Huizar will host a community event that hopes to celebrate the businesses and artists from the neighborhood, The York Village El Mercado.
Rose Parade float designer Raul Rodriguez dies; Council District 14 candidates talk about salaries and sexism
MORNING REPORT: Award winning Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez, who was raised in Boyle Heights, died of cardiac arrest ... A Council District 14 candidates debate featured some heated comments over council members' salaries and sexism ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
ECHO PARK -- Two men were arrested in connection with a fight and stabbing at the Gold Room bar at 1 a.m., according to a story in the Daily News. The victim was stabbed in the torso but his injury was described as non life threatening, police said.
Highland Park - Police apprehended two suspects tonight following a pursuit that began in Echo Park and ended near Monte Vista Street and Avenue 61, where one of the suspects was Tasered by police as TV helicopters recorded the scene from overhead.