Thursday, July 24, 2014

Boyle Heights stories, photos and 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 »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights beverage bonanza; new brunch options in Highland Park; and Glassell Park’s Goodwill made-to-order lunches now served

Photo by Marni Epstein

Boyle Heights is taking aim at the craft beer and rare liquor market with the recently-opened Ramirez Beverage Center. The Glutster notes that this virtual mecca of mezcal and other liquors is a 12,000 square foot space brought to you by the same folks of the neighborhood ... Read More »

Lost in Boyle Heights: Little 3-pound Yorkie


$1,000  reward for return of Rihanna – NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Missing since 5/10 near Roosevelt HS in Boyle Heights area of LA. Last seen at Lanfranco St. & Savannah St. No collar, but chipped & spayed. Needs medical attention. Family is devastated. Contact: 323-318-4677 Jaimiediazcouture@yahoo.com Want ... Read More »

‘Gold’ stars for a few Eastside eateries

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L.A. Times restaurant critic and the man single-handedly responsible for making and breaking many restaurateurs in this city, Jonathan Gold, has released his latest list of the city’s 101 Best Restaurants. You need an L.A. Times subscription to get full access to the story, but we ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights bar not going Hollywood; new Glassell Park farmers’ market; entrepreneurs get cooking in Lincoln Heights

Eastside Luv, Boyle Heights, bar

BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Facebook page for  Eastside Luv Wine Bar Y Queso caused quite a stir earlier this week when it announced that the Boyle Heights bar has been sold to actor Esai Morales of NYPD Blue and La Bamba fame. While the rumor has caused ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Another Boyle Heights house seeks to break the $400,000 barrier

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –  Last month’s $450,000 sale of a restored Victorian on Fourth Street was the most expensive sale of a single-family home in Boyle Heights during the past three years, according to Redfin. Now,  the owners of a Boyle Heights Craftsman are seeking to top ... Read More »