Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Bargain hunters welcome Glassell Park’s new Goodwill store

Goodwill Store opening in Glassell Park. Brenda Rees 4-11-2014 10-24-25 AM

GLASSELL PARK — “I think we had close to 600 shoppers in the first 45 minutes of the store opening,” says Sahsa Itzikman, vice president of marketing and community relations for Goodwill California about the new Goodwill flagship retail store and outlet center that opened to ... Read More »

Family and friends mourn a man with a passion for motorcycles who was killed in a Glassell Park crash


GLASSELL PARK — Tim DeMoss was a skilled welder and metal worker who also had a love for motorcycles. He rode them as well as re-fabricating old bikes and created new bike designs. But DeMoss’ Glassell Park workshop is silent these days after the Maryland native ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: LAPD procession for fallen officer passes through Glassell Park


GLASSELL Park – An LAPD procession  with the body of fallen motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo traveled through Glassell Park on the  2 Freeway this afternoon. Matt Hartman took the photo above as the procession approached the Verdugo pedestrian overpass. Cortijo died this afternoon from injuries he ... Read More »

2 Freeway crash leaves four people injured in Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK — A traffic collision on the southbound 2 Freeway near Fletcher Drive this afternoon has left four people injured, with three of them sustaining serious injury, according to preliminary information from the L.A. Fire Department. @LAFD said a fourth person suffered a minor injury ... Read More »

Seven injured in Glassell Park traffic collision; five police officers among the injured*


The L.A. Fire Department is responding to a traffic collision in Glassell Park that left at least seven persons, including four police officers, injured shortly before 9 a.m. at 2951 Fletcher Drive near San Fernando Road.  Earlier reports indicated that eight people had been injured. *Update ... Read More »

5 Questions For Glassell Park’s 101-year-old “Coyote Lady”


For decades, Lila Brooks spoke on behalf of the wild urban coyote, a critter that was easily trapped and killed in Southern California from early settlers through the 1980s. Known affectionately as the “Coyote Lady,” this tough and scrappy Hungarian native recently celebrated her 101st birthday. ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Glassell Park home with spacious floor plan and views open this weekend


Move right in to this charming and remodeled 3-bedroom, 1-bath home in Glassell Park. With a spacious open floor plan and an abundance of outdoor spaces, this home is a an entertainer’s dream come true. Gourmet kitchen features butcher block counter tops, stainless steel appliances and ... Read More »

Former Glassell Park Kmart preparing for its debut as a Goodwill resource and retail center

The former Kmart store in Glassell Park has seen a lot of change since Goodwill Southern California announced last year that it was going to transform the long-vacant building  into a combination job training, community services and retail center.  Trees have been planted in the once barren ... Read More »

How much would you pay to get the Glassellland sign back?

Glassellland sign in new location 4-29-2013 11-04-52 PM

Apparently you can’t keep a good sign down. The artist behind Glassellland – the large sign that was erected and removed twice last year from different hillsides in Glassell Park – has started a fundraiser to install the sign in a permanent location.  Justin, an artist ... Read More »

Glassell Park arts program for youth makes its home among working artists

Create LA, a new non profit that provides artist-led after school classes for Eastside youth at  no charge,  is hosting an exhibition of recent art work by its student members at the Keystone Gallery in Glassell Park beginning  today, January 24. Partnering with Keystone Art Space, staff educators collaborate ... Read More »