Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Shopper & Diner: Daily Haggis in Atwater Village; books with a bite in Echo Park; Boyle Heights’ best taco contestant


Tam O’Shanter, the Atwater Village epicurean landmark, will be adding a new dish to its daily menu, reports NBC Los Angeles. Haggis, the Scottish specialty previously served only once a year at the restaurant’s birthday celebration for poet Robert Burns, can now be experienced every day. ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Modernist Compound With Pool Open Sunday

Stunning 1963 Silver Lake modernist compound. All the highly desirable elements of modern living are here in this Mid-Century Post & Beam: open floor plan perfect for entertaining, an abundance of light from walls of windows, and giant sliding glass doors that open to a private ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

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  The weekend is once again upon us, bringing with it a variety of open houses from which to choose. Properties include a three-bedroom, stunning Mid-Century Post-and-Beam in Eagle Rock and 2-bedroom nature retreat in Mount Washington. Always check to make sure the open house has not ... Read More »

News & Notes From Atwater, East L.A. Echo Park And El Sereno


The L.A. Times’ take on the reopening of the Scott Gate at Dodger Stadium. What’s new this season at Dodger Stadium. The comeback of the accordion is sweet music for an Atwater school. DUI check point planned for El Sereno. East L.A. Sheriff Deputy honored for ... Read More »

What’s a woonerf? We will find out when a new Echo Park development gets built

ECHO PARK — It does not look like it but some preliminary construction work has begun on the hillside site of 18 townhomes designed by noted L.A. architect Barbara Bestor, according to a spokeswoman for the project known as Blackbirds.  An official ground breaking is scheduled ... Read More »

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Silver Lake Modernist Compound: All the highly desirable elements of modern living are here in this mid-century post & beam: open floor plan perfect for entertaining, an abundance of light from walls of windows, and giant sliding glass doors that open to a private pool to ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Silver Lake contemporary seeks new owner at $1.55 million

With its wing-like roof and angular form, this 2001 home on the 1700 block of Micheltorena Street seems ready to take off from its perch on a steep hillside. Designed by Silver Lake architect Christopher Payne, the three-bedroom home recently went up for sale at $1.55 ... Read More »

Highland Park repair shop enjoys a typewriter revival


Since typewriter repair shops have nearly disappeared, it’s no surprise that one of the few remaining places to get your typewriter fixed – U.S. Office Machine Co. in Highland Park – has a couple of video tributes to watch. Ruben Flores is now in charge of ... Read More »

LAPD won’t be playing around on Dodger opening day

Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park

ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: 1950’s Post-and-Beam Home in Eagle Rock

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Tracy Do Real Estate presents this Post-and-Beam Mid-Century Modern home. Occupying an urban hillside in Eagle Rock, it is newly renovated with key original elements left intact. The residence was built in 1959 and features open-beamed ceilings, cork flooring and a sunken living room. Three bedrooms and ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights And Silver Lake


Family claims 80-year-old grandmother was  frozen alive after having prematurely been declared dead by Boyle Heights hospital. 22-year-old man dies in a possible gang-related, Lincoln Heights shooting. Adults learn to ride bikes in the parking lot of Eagle Rock Plaza. Echo Park Neighborhood Council candidate forum ... Read More »

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Nestled in Mt. Washington hills, this peaceful and tranquil refuge is a short distance to Highland Park, Eagle Rock, shops, restaurants and cafes. An open floor plan with 2 beds and 2 baths upstairs, and a fabulous 400-square-foot work space below.  But why work indoors? Grab ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: Silver Lake is in the pink

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SILVER LAKE –   There was apparently a pink theme going on in Silver Lake on Tuesday, with pink clouds and matching flamingos spotted and photographed by Sandy Driscoll. Read More »

Small-lot developer returns to Eagle Rock street for seconds*

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EAGLE ROCK –  The neighborhood council voted Tuesday night in favor of  the construction of  seven townhomes on the site of a former child care center at the corner of Ellenwood Drive and Fair Park Avenue.  This would be the second small-lot project on Ellenwood  for ... Read More »

5 Questions with Echo Park record shop owner Neil Schield


If you ask Origami Vinyl owner and Echo Park resident Neil Schield what is the best part about owning a record shop , he’ll tell you it’s getting to meet his neighbors. He’s even played a neighborhood matchmaker of sorts, bringing together new couples and friends ... Read More »

Party Shuttles? Transponders? Gondolas? Here are some ideas to speed up access to Dodger Stadium

The Dodger’s decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance has met with a lot of neighborhood opposition in Echo Park. But the team says it needs to open the gate to improve the flow of traffic into and out of the stadium.  The Dodgers have also ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Coffee coming to the Silver Lake building Elliott Smith made famous

SILVER LAKE — Ben Hantoot’s claim to fame was that he was  one of the co-creators of Cards Against Humanity, the popular card game that soared to the top of the best-seller lists on Amazon. Now, Hantoot and his wife, Michelle, have teamed up for a ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Silver Lake

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The agenda for tonight’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council includes a motion that the council members sing “Age of Aquarius.” $50,000 reward offered in fatal Boyle Heights hit-and-run. Prepare to vote in this month’s neighborhood council elections. Read More »

Storefront Report: Trencher seeks to satisfy Echo Park’s sandwich cravings

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ECHO PARK –  After about a year of work,  Trencher, a sandwich shop on Portia Street near Sunset Boulevard,  is scheduled to make its debut today just in time for Dodger season.  Owners Justin Foster, Hussein Katz and Danny Zackery plan to offer a to-go lunch ... Read More »

Solano Canyon braces itself for a new season of Dodger fans and fireworks*

SOLANO CANYON — Juicy hot dogs. Ice-cold beer. The crack of the bat hitting the first pitch. The sound of your screaming child and whimpering dog terrified by thunderous fireworks. The start of Dodgers season means different things to different people. And for the residents of ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Garvanza


Boyle Heights  Victorian and Craftsman-style buildings would be demolished for proposed six-story development. (h/t Curbed) One injured in Garvanza car crash. Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support the Eastsider today with a Reader Sponsorship. Read More »

Elysian Valley leader wants more done to prevent bike vs. pedestrian collisions on river path*

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ELYSIAN VALLEY –   A 65-year-old woman suffered a broken arm last week after she was hit by a cyclist on the L.A. River Path on the same day that city transportation officials announced a pilot program to help reduce such collisions on the popular but narrow ... Read More »

Dodgers prepare for reopening of Scott Avenue entrance this week

ECHO PARK — Residents living near Dodgers Stadium are supposed to receive placards and “neighborhood protection information” beginning today that will allow them to drive beyond police check points and barricades that will be set up on game days, according to Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. O’Farrell, during ... Read More »

News & Notes From Atwater Village, Boyle Heights And Silver Lake


Is Atwater’s best coffee being served out of a garage? Was that a katydids in Silver Lake? Missouri biologist sets the record straight. City plans to offer $50,000 reward in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Boyle Heights. City offices and L.A. Unified campuses closed in honor ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Festivals, comedy and square dancing

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Take advantage of the calm between earthquakes to enjoy several events this weekend, ranging from a Boyle Heights community festival held at Center Theatre Group’s costume and prop shop to Sunday’s night’s French Toast Comedy in Echo Park.  Go to Eastside Events for more to do.  Read More »

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