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Sunday’s Cat: Rudy on duty in Virgil Village

VIRGIL VILLAGE  —  Susan Suhar Phillips describes Rudy is as  our “watch cat” who keeps an eye on things.  “He roams the perimeter of our yard and sits on guard by our fence. He’s roaring in this pic – or might be yawning.” Got a cute cat photo and details to share? Submit it here Meet More Sunday’s Cats Read More »

Man found dead in East Hollywood subway tunnel

EAST HOLLYWOOD — A man was found dead in a Metro Red line subway tunnel this morning, apparently having been struck by a Union Station-bound subway train, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The body was found 1,800 feet south of the Vermont/Sunset Station just before 6 a.m. There were no injuries to the train operator or 40 passengers, who ... Read More »

Spinning Deals In East Hollywood

Sunset Bike House is a Certified Spinning® studio created by its lead instructor as a place where you can not only work on your physical well-being, but where you can bring your mind and spirit into focus as well. Our studio is truly a neighborhood spin studio, with an emphasis on providing its clients with the best workout routines, all ... Read More »

Fate of Cha Cha Cha restaurant up in the air after property is sold

EAST HOLLYWOOD — It has been about 30 years since Cha Cha Cha opened at the corner of Virgil and Melrose avenues, attracting customers with a contemporary blend of Caribbean and Latino cuisines served inside a colorful, ramshackle storefront and patio. But now it appears that Cha Cha Cha has served its last plate of Jamaican Jerk Chicken and goat-cheese ... Read More »

Police find Echo Park & East Hollywood assault suspect — in jail

After a $35,000 reward was issued to help find a suspected sexual prowler, police didn’t have to go very far to catch him. The suspect was already in jail. 34-year-old Russell Harrison, who police claim is responsible for a series of assaults and burglaries aimed at female apartment dwellers in East Hollywood, Echo Park and elsewhere, was being held at ... Read More »

Police looking for alleged sexual predator after assaults inside Echo Park and East Hollywood apartments

Police are seeking a sexual predator-prowler responsible for assaulting women in their apartments in Echo Park and East Hollywood during two separate incidents that took place on the same afternoon. In both cases the suspect entered the apartments through unlocked front doors. The suspect, who is shown on a surveilance video wearing a t-shirt with the Virgin Mary, entered an ... Read More »

Neighbor Spotlight: Zen and the art of bicycle maintenance – Jimmy Lizama and The Bicycle Kitchen

EAST HOLLYWOOD -- This month The Bicycle Kitchen marks its fourth year on Fountain Street, offering tools, parts and floating helpers so cyclists can learn to fix their own bikes. But the story really begins 16 years ago, when Jimmy Lizama, then a 25-year-old bike messenger, began learning to do his own bicycle repairs in an unoccupied studio of Eco-Village -- in the studio’s kitchen, to be exact. Read More »

East Hollywood murder suspect wanted by FBI arrested at Mexican border

An FBI Top Ten Fugitive who allegedly beat and fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend in East Hollywood was apprehended Sunday as he was trying to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, officials announced this morning. The FBI said that Philip Patrick Policarpio, 39, was captured by agents with the U.S. Customs Border Protection on the U.S. side of the San Ysidro ... Read More »

East Hollywood murder suspect ends up on FBI’s Most Wanted list

EAST HOLLYWOOD — The FBI today added 39-year-old Philip Patrick Policarpio to its list of most wanted fugitives after he allegedly beat and fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend last month. Officials also issued a $100,000 reward in connection with the case. Lauren Olguin, 32, was shot on April 12 while the couple were visiting a friend in the in the 500 ... Read More »

Firefighters pull man out of Los Feliz storm drain

LOS FELIZ –  How far can you travel in L.A. by storm drain? A man who was helped out of an underground storm drain by firefighters this afternoon in Los Feliz said he had started his below-ground journey about two miles away from where he had emerged. The man became stranded in an underground storm drain near DeLongpre and Hyperion ... Read More »

Police warn of catalytic converter thefts south of Sunset Boulevard

The LAPD Rampart Division is advising vehicle owners across the southern section of Silver Lake and East Hollywood to watch out for catalytic converter thieves. A posting on the division’s Facebook page says: In the areas south of Sunset Blvd between Vermont Ave and Rampart Blvd, there were several catalytic converters stolen. These are cut from underneath the vehicle and ... Read More »