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Sunday, November 23, 2014

East Hollywood stories, photos and more

101 Freeway lanes closed following pedestrian death

A pedestrian was hit and killed while running along the 101 Freeway near Vermont Avenue, prompting the closure of at least two southbound lanes, reports KTLA. A SigAlert was declared and the freeway was not expected to full reopen until after 7 a.m., said the L.A. Now. Read More »

Music wares, wearables, and what-have-yous in East Hollywood

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Located on Fountain Avenue in East Hollywood (close to Los Feliz and Silver Lake), is Beat Bop Boom: a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and memorabilia. "Unique." "Punk rock." "A little gem." "Very underground." "Like 1980s St. Marks Square in New York City." "Cool stuff!" Those are just some examples of how others have described this fun and unusual shop. Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: East Hollywood’s American Storage Building

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The Public Storage facility sitting on the edge of Silver Lake  isn’t like most storage facilities. The building is striking: it’s impressively tall, has Gothic detailing surrounding the building on all sides, and ascends with ‘wedding-cake’ stepped set-backs. The building’s ornate details are clearly a nod ... Read More »

Power outage hits East Hollywood and Silver Lake

About 2,000 LADWP customers across East Hollywood and Silver Lake are without power tonight, with stretches of Hollywood and Santa Monica Boulevard left in the dark. A DWP spokeswoman said crews are working to restore service but she had no information about what triggered the outage ... Read More »

Bike group gearing up for a new East Hollywood home

The Bicycle Kitchen, a volunteer-operated bike repair and education group, is planning to leave its longtime home on Heliotrope Avenue and buy a former bakery building a few blocks away near Virgil and Fountain avenues on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake. The Bicycle ... Read More »