ECHO PARK -- This year’s Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Monday, April 6, is going to be a game changer for many Dodger fans and local residents alike.
MORNING REPORT: Two teenage males, a 14-year-old and 18-year-old, were wounded after they were shot Sunday night while "challenging" people in the Cal State L.A. parking lots ... A labor union and rival business owners were involved in helping block city approval of a new Highland Park car wash .... Bob Baker Marionette Theater plays a part in upcoming NCIS: Los Angeles episode
SILVER LAKE — This colorful visitor flew into Sandy Driscoll’s backyard for a Sunday morning bird bath. Driscoll used Cornell University’s free Merlin Bird ID app to identify the visitor as a male hooded oriole.
The aftermath of a death in East L.A.; Lincoln Heights cultural center picks up “Glee” seats; city offices closed Monday for Cesar Chavez holiday
MORNING REPORT: The friend of a 62-year-old man who was fatally struck by a car in an East L.A. park has struggled to reach the victim’s family members and arrange for his burial in Mexico ... More than 450 auditorium seats used in the set for the Fox TV show “Glee” have been donated to Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights after the show went off the air, according to a Council District 1 newsletter ... City offices will be closed on Monday, March 30 for the Cesar Chavez holiday.
MORNING REPORT: The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council is seeking candidates to fill two seats on its Board of Governors ... The Friends of the Los Angeles River is signing up volunteers for its annual L.A. River clean up that will take place on three Saturdays in April ... State Assembly member Jimmy Gomez has introduced a bill that would extend the length of time a worker can receive paid family leave insurance payments
SILVER LAKE — The detours and and no-parking restrictions on West Silver Lake Drive between Hawick and Armstrong have gone into effect and will remain in place for several months while a new water pipeline is installed. Read More »
ECHO PARK -- The red-brick Del Mor apartment building - aka Grafton Lofts - serves as the retail hub of Echo Park Avenue, with its ground floor tenants selling everything from coffee and organic veggies to hair cuts and evening gowns. Now, one of those spaces, left vacant by shoe designer Beatrice Valencia, has come up for rent. But prepare to pay a big price for this small piece of Echo Park Avenue store frontage.
SILVER LAKE -- The standard, green-and-white "Dog Defecation Is To Be Immediately Removed By Owner" signs often get ignored at the Silver Lake and other dog parks. That's why a group of Silver Lake residents came up with the idea of making some new "creative dog etiquette" signs" to remind pet owners to pick up after their animals.
HIGHLAND PARK -- New York Times columnist Hector Tobar says that the gentrification of L.A. Latino neighborhoods like Highland Park, where his Mexican-American wife, Virgina Espino grew up, has helped end "decades of de facto racial segregation."
One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting; SUV careens off Boyle Heights freeway; living small in Mt. Washington
MORNING REPORT: The driver of a vehicle was shot dead near Altura Street and Eastlake Avenue in Lincoln Heights in what is believed to be a gang-related killing ... Three people were injured after a Mercedes SUV drove off the side of the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights and hit a wall ... A contractor learns to live small in a 624-square-foot Mount Washington house
Kera and The Lesbians function like a diesel engine, sometimes taking their time to warm up but always efficient at their craft. Okay, maybe a combustion engine is not the best analogy for this group. But consider this: the vocals and guitar can be loose at times and all the while expanding the core components with heat.
Ramsay & Ryu to compete in Council District 4 runoff; Boyle Heights affordable housing projects; El Sereno woman kicks out cop car window
MORNING REPORT: A finally tally by the City Clerk showed that Council District 4 candidates Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu were the top vote getters in the March 3 primary ... A grand opening was held for a 51-unit affordable housing complex in Boyle Heights ... A Boyle Heights group wants to delay ground breaking for an 80-unit affordable housing and commercial complex at Mariachi Plaza ... A woman involved in a domestic dispute in El Sereno kicked out the window of a police car after being taken into custody
NELA Union's stylish “model” homes have made a huge impression, winning over fans and spurring rapid sales at this new urban community. With inventory down to the last few residences, these three unique and highly coveted model homes are now offered for sale.
Eastside Weekend: Mi Vida in Highland Park; Banetoriko’s noise-scapes in Echo Park; Sunday-night burlesque
Enjoy a live reading of the play Riot/Rebellion which revisits six historic days in 1965 Watts. This play explores race, the struggle of class and power in a section of Los Angeles that was often ignored in the media. First person accounts are weaved into the performances and a bilingual discussion will be conducted after the readings.
Just beyond the flowering cherry blossom trees on Denby Avenue sits this romantic 1926 Spanish bungalow in the heart of booming Frogtown. Lovingly maintained for the past 40+ years by the same family, this is a great opportunity to invest in Elysian Valley, one of the LA's hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods.
This weekend's open house options range from a well-preserved Eagle Rock Mid Century to a restored Craftsman in Echo Park and a contemporary-style property in Montecito Heights. Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go for a look.
Frank McCourt says Chavez Ravine remains an NFL stadium alternative; Auntie Em’s to open Downtown restaurant
MORNING REPORT: Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who retains an ownership stake in the stadium parking lots, said the ballpark property remains an alternative site for an NFL stadium ... Auntie Em's Kitchen, which opened in Eagle Rock 13 years ago, is opening a second restaurant in Downtown L.A. ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
- ECHO PARK — Congregants of Echo Park United Methodist Church know that long-time church member 81-year-old Walter Elmer is the man to turn to for maintenance and repair. In 2010, he stood four stories atop the church’s dome to repaint it gold, and, as the chairman of the board of trustees, Elmer has solved numerous projects large and small with his team of handymen. Read More »