Friday, August 22, 2014

Boyle Heights stories, photos and more

Boyle Heights vs. Highland Park: A tale of two Starbucks


BOYLE HEIGHTS –  If the new Highland Park Starbucks is a depressing letdown, then perhaps the disappointed latte-lovers in search of more ambiance should visit the equally new Boyle Heights Starbucks. The two new stores, both of which opened last month, share a lot in common: ... Read More »

Police shoot man armed with shotgun in Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS --  CBS2 and other media reporting that LAPD shot a mentally-ill man armed with a shotgun this afternoon in the 3200 block of E. Lanfranco Street Read More »

Drone On: Sky-high views of Mariachi Plaza & Hollenbeck Park


BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Eventually these drone videos will become passé but for now we will keep posting some of these dramatic and often dizzying images. Today's pair of drone videos featuring two Boyle Heights landmarks: Mariachi Plaza and Hollenbeck Park. Read More »

Libros Schmibros celebrates four years in Boyle Heights


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros celebrated its fourth anniversary on Sunday with a packed house and accolades from the Mayor’s office. Priding itself as a community bookstore, Libros Schmibros offered customers three books of their choosing for $5 at the celebration. Horchata ... 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 »

5 Questions for artist Jaime Zacarias, aka GERMS


BOYLE HEIGHTS — To glimpse a mural by the artist GERMS is to experience wild interpretations of Chicano culture and religious iconography. Where disembodied luchador masks float on tentacles and the sunbursts shine forth like La Virgen de Guadalupe. On East 1st Street in Boyle Heights ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Guisados too big to be contained by Eastside; Cannibas-centric market lights up Boyle Heights; and summer cool downs courtesy of Eagle Rock shaved ice-ery.


BOYLE HEIGHTS -  The beloved taco shop Guisados has become an Eastside fixture, having added a second shop in Echo Park last year. But now the restaurant’s reputation has spread beyond its Eastside’s confines, says LA Downtown News. Downtown patrons (and wayward Eastsiders, of course) can ... Read More »

Boyle Heights street art in the making


BOYLE HEIGHTS – This time-lapse video by Edgar Gameros shows a team of street artists repainting the side of a building a the corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Savannah Street.  The new work covered up an existing mural, shown below in a Google Map image ... Read More »

$100,000 reward offered to find Boyle Heights fire bombing suspects; video of attacks released

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Federal and local authorities today announced that a reward of up to $100,000  is up for grabs to anyone who provides information  leading to the arrest of one or more of the suspects who threw Molotov cocktails at four apartments at the Ramona ... Read More »

Crime Check: Lock your cars, Boyle Heights; City Terrace & Glassell Park burglaries; Beverly Boulevard robberies

More than a dozen motor vehicles were reported stolen during a week-long period in Boyle Heights, according to CrimeMapping.com. Other trouble spots included a series of robberies along Beverly Boulevard in Historic Filipinotown and burglaries in the Glassell Park-Eagle Rock area as well as in City ... Read More »