Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Power out in Silver Lake [updated]

SILVER LAKE — An estimated 1,600 LADWP customers are without power tonight in Silver Lake, and service is not expected to be fully restored until 2 a.m., according to the utility’s outage map. Some Twitter users reported that power went out at about 4:30 p.m. The ... Read More »

Volunteers clean up Boyle Heights veterans monument; Gehry’s L.A. River masterplan still in early stage; Northeast Division gets a new top cop

Elysian Valley | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: Volunteers spent two days cleaning the tagging from a veterans monument in Boyle Heights .... Architect Frank Gehry's masterplan for the L.A. River remains in the early stages, with officials providing few details about proposed changes .... Arturo Sandoval has replaced Jeffrey Bert as the captain of the LAPD's Northeast Division Read More »

Coming Soon From Tracy Do Real Estate: Two Remarkable Eastside Properties


Tracy Do Real Estate begins September with two extraordinary residences offered for sale. In Silver Lake, a hilltop house vintage 1937 will be presented for the first time in over 50 years. In the Franklin Hills, a stunning Post-and-Beam, designed and built by its noted architect / owner, is being brought to market for the first time ever. It has been worth the wait. Read More »

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Gentrified out of the Highland Park Swap Mall; a klezmer band rooted in City Terrace; Boyle Heights native appointed to East L.A. Planning Commission

Cypress Park | Ryan Schude/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: What happened to the tenants of the Highland Park Swap Mall and Highland Hotel? .... An L.A. klezmer band with roots in City Terrace .... Patricia Alarcon, a Boyle Heights native who heads a government relations and fundraising firm, has been appointed to serve on the city's East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission. Read More »

Taco Fest says adios to Boyle Heights; Silver Lake’s The Kitchen and Sqirl Kitchen makes the lists; Eagle Rock Jollibee reopens


Boyle Heights is no longer home to the L.A. Taco Festival, Boyle Heights Beat reports. The free annual fundraiser for the nonprofit that helps homeless youth, Jóvenes, Inc., originally sprouted four years ago in and around Mariachi Plaza. This year, event organizers headed to downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park to accommodate the anticipated increase of taco enthusiasts coming to the taco fest. Read More »

LADWP workers come to the rescue; King Middle School sends kids home over vaccinations; newspaper gentrified out of Highland Park

Silver Lake | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: Two LADWP workers in Highland Park were credited for saving the life of a man they found unconscious behind the steering wheel of a parked car .... A group of parents said their children at King Middle School in Los Feliz were sent home on the first day of school because they had not been given the required immunizations .... EGP Newspapers said it was forced to move its Highland Park bureau to Lincoln Heights after a new landlord raised the rents, prompting EGP and several other businesses to look for new locations Read More »

“Spanish Castle” fixer-upper sells for nearly $1m in Glassell Park; Atwater Village bunglaow sells for $136k over asking & more

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A couple of huge compounds recently sold on the Eastside, including what's described as a "Spanish castle" in need of fixing up that went for nearly a million dollars in Glassell Park, and a 3,500 square-foot property with a main house and guest unit that sold in Silver Lake for nearly $1.9 million. A perfectly humble, little bungalow in Atwater Village sold for $735,000 -- $136,000 over its original list price. If you wanted to buy a "fixer deal" in Highland Park, you would have needed a half-million bucks. Read More »

L.A. River before-and-after photos; lucha libre lives on in East L.A.

East Los Angeles | Robin Blackman/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Pre-1938 photos show what the L.A. River was like before it was encased in a concrete channel .... A former Mexican wrestler known as El Kiss is hosting twice-a-month lucha libre matches in an East L.A. youth center .... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

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