Friday, August 22, 2014

Morning Report: Silver Lake home up for sale at $7.5 million; fire strikes Boyle Heights home twice in two days; Paul McCartney plays Dodger Stadium; Atwater plant perp on the loose

Art & Real Estate Project, Echo Park | Jennifer Deines

News & Notes: Modernist architect John Lautner’s Silvertop house in Silver Lake has gone up for sale at an asking price of $7.5 million, reports Curbed L.A.  It’s the first time the nearly 5,000-square-foot home with large expanses of glass and an arched concrete roof has ... Read More »

Spectacular Modern Mt. Washington Farmhouse with Panoramic Views Open Sat. & Sun | 1pm – 4 pm


A spectacular Modern Farmhouse with panoramic views. This secluded Mt. Washington residence offers sophistication and all the comforts of home. The spacious first level features an open floor plan that connects seamlessly to the outdoors, highlighted by walls of glass and limitless views. Polished concrete floors and custom kitchen cabinetry unify a clean, practical design. There's a fireplace to read by, an office for your work, and a den for movie night. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: North African tacos for Boyle Heights; beer and wine options at Eagle Rock sandwich shop; & makeover for Silver Lake restaurant


Tacos have long been a staple of Eastside cuisine. With the food truck movement of the last few years, chefs and culinary experimenters around L.A. have had the opportunity to get a bit more adventurous with their fillings. The latest in that long line of revolutionary chefs is ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

The weekend is once again upon us, bringing with it a variety of open houses from which to choose. Properties include a quaint one-bedroom condo alternative in Eagle Rock and a three-bedroom with expansive views in Mt. Washington.  Always check to make sure the open house ... Read More »

Morning Report: The debate over a $749,000 Silver Lake tear-down; stories and pride generated by “I Love The Eastside” billboards

Signs Of Echo Park | Stephen Roullier/Flickr

News & Notes: Is this $749,000 Silver Lake “tear-down” worth the price? An “I Love The Eastside” billboard campaign sponsored by a nonprofit encourages residents to share their stories, reports EGP News. Got photos to share? JoinThe Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with ... Read More »

Adorable 1907 Bungalow Minutes From Silver Lake


his sweet 1907 Craftsman bungalow is located on a rarely experienced quiet street central to all things Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. You’ll fall in love with the original character and warmth of the home. Enjoy a few beers in the backyard after ... Read More »

5 Questions for Echo Park talent buyer Liz Garo


ECHO PARK — Talent Buyer Liz Garo says to go ahead and take her picture, but she’s going to look down at her phone. She says this is the most honest portrait of her at work. With Spaceland Productions, Garo is responsible for all bookings at ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake businesses making a beeline for Highland Park

The Hive Highland Park | Photo Courtesy The Hive

HIGHLAND PARK –  The Hive Los Angeles, a salon and boutique, has become the most recent Silver Lake business to open an outpost in Highland Park. Nearly six years after opening their Silver Lake salon, Charles Renn and his sister, Lissa, opened their Highland Park shop ... Read More »

Morning Report: Body found on Boyle Heights freeway; Atwater seeks to improve Fletcher Drive

Echo Park Lake | Mary-Austin Klein/Eastsider Flickr Pool

News & Notes: The eastbound 10 Freeway was closed early this morning after the body of a man in his 50s was found near State Street,  reports the Daily News. A woman was in serious condition following a Wednesday night fire in Boyle Heights, reports LAFD. ... Read More »

SL70 Is Now Open—New Modern Homes in Silver Lake


Make way for SL70. A unique new home community has hit the Silver Lake scene, and it waits for no one. Unchained by inhibition and fueled by originality, this enclave of modern new homes is a statement in its own right. Visit today to tour the new model homes and live as you will. Be first—don’t follow—at SL70. Read More »

Highland Park streets closed during bomb scare [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Police have cordoned off  streets near York Boulevard and Avenue 63 as they investigate a suspicious package. Warehouse Shoe Sale is among the stores have that closed as the investigation takes place.  Update: The LAPD Bomb Squad determined that the item was not an ... Read More »

Morning Report: Artists rally to support Lincoln Heights Chicano landmark; police pursuit ends in front of Highland Park motel; City Council approves lower Echo Park building height

Morning Sun, Elysian Park | Scott Fajack/Instagram

News & Notes: A group of artist are holding an auction to support the renovation of the Church of the Epiphany, the 128-year-old Lincoln Heights church that played an important role in Chicano rights movement, reports the L.A. Times. Two suspected burglars were arrested after a ... Read More »

Highland Park Googie-style market gets a Craftsman makeover

Craftsman style Superior Grocers in Highland Park 8-4-2014 2-37-34 AM

HIGHLAND PARK –  The Superior Grocers store in Highland Park now welcomes customers with a Craftsman-inspired facade after the building’s former Mid-Century design was demolished over the objections of preservationists. The new exterior of the 34,000-square-foot building features faux stones, wood columns, rafters and a pointed ... Read More »

Morning Report: Amazing Spider-Man director sells Silver Lake home; handball workout in Boyle Heights

View From  Solano Canyon | daveedkapoor/Instagram

News & Notes: Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb sold his Silver Lake home for $1.25 million, reports Hot Property. A Red Shouldered Hawk pays a visit to  Silver Lake’s Corralitas Red Car Property, reports blogger Diane Edwardson. Boyle Heights handball players work off stress while working ... Read More »

Accountability via Community


I first joined AAY! when they started nearly 10 years ago and it makes me proud to say that Nar and Elaine have not lost sight of their vision since they began. They mean it when they say accountability via community. And for me, this is truly what sets AAY! apart from other programs. Read More »

A sky-high view of the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge demolition


The Figueroa-Riverside Bridge appears to be getting more attention in its final days than it had in several decades as photographers chronicle its demolition from different angles. These aerial shots came from TopViewPix, an aerial real estate photography firm that is located a short distance from the bridge in Elysian Valley. Read More »

Don’t worry, Silver Lake – Whole Foods is still coming

SILVER LAKE – Every few weeks The Eastsider gets asked  if  Whole Foods is still planning to open up in Silver Lake.  The high-end supermarket chain announced in May 2013 that it would be moving into the Glendale Boulevard shopping center now occupied by Ralphs, with officials initially ... Read More »

Morning Report: Back-to-school giveaway in Echo Park draws early birds; Glassell Park Farmers’ Market moves to weekend


News & Notes: Families began lining up as early as 4.a.m. on Saturday for a giveaway of 2,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies that were distributed by the Dream Center in Echo Park, reports CBS2. The Glassell Park Farmers’ Market is moving to Saturdays. The Eastsider ... Read More »

Police apprehend suspected car thief in Echo Park [updated]

Police helicopter hovers over Echo Park | Thien Ho

ECHO PARK –  Police caught a suspected car thief tonight after briefly sealing off streets near Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Street.  A helicopter hovered overhead as residents reported hearing numerous police sirens. An officer at the LAPD Northeast Division station said the suspect has been caught ... Read More »

Now that was a sunset

Glassell Park view of the sunset | Matt Hartman

A dramatic sunset  ended the day across L.A.  as sunbeams poked through layers of clouds. Matt Hartman  caught some great images from Glassell Park while Dan Gershon sent in a photo from Silver Lake. The images were taken a few hours before a light rain began ... Read More »

Police seek man suspected of targeting women in Debs Park; sketch of suspect released

Drawing of suspect released by LAPD

The LAPD has released a drawing of a man suspected of assaulting or exposing himself to three women in Debs Park since January. In each case the women were walking alone through the large park that sprawls across the hills east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway ... Read More »

Morning Report: Highland Park mom arrested for leaving kids in sweltering vehicle; East L.A. crime fighters go after liquor outlets

L.A. River, Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes: A Highland Park woman was arrested on Friday in Pasadena after allegedly leaving her two children inside a parked vehicle where the temperature had reached 120 degrees when firefighters arrived, according to the Daily News. East L.A. residents are seeking to fight crime ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake restaurant welcomes wine; Mediterranean fare making waves in Atwater; & a blue ribbon burrito in Boyle Heights

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Wine and Beer lovers rejoice! Libations have arrived at Silver Lake’s Night + Market Song. The Thai restaurant’s recently acquired beer and wine license has them starting slow, offering Singha and Beerlao beer as well as a mixture of whites and reds, writes LA Magazine. The ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

As the calendar turns over on the new month of August, a variety of new homes hit the market. Properties include a one-bedroom Highland Park fixer-upper on a huge lot,  and a charming Cypress Park three-bedroom with sweeping views. Always check to make sure the open house ... Read More »

Best deal in Highland Park – Open House, Sunday, August 3 | 2 pm – 5 pm

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Matthew Morgus Real Estate proudly presents one of the best values in trendy Highland Park! Features include original hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters, updated kitchen, dining nook, and built-ins galore! Read More »

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