Monday, August 18, 2014

Northeast L.A. stories, photos and more

Northeast L.A. drinking water showed signs of fecal contamination

Fecal bacteria were present in samples of drinking water taken last month in Northeast L.A. but later testing showed no further signs of contamination, according to the L.A. Department of Water and Power. The fecal bacteria posed no danger to public health because there were adequate ... Read More »

Charles Lummis Sat Here: Handmade commode among “Out of the Vault” items on display at MOTA Day


A chair made from cow horns, a child-size fainting coach and the handmade commode of early L.A. civic leader Charles Fletcher Lummis. These are just some of the rarely seen “Out of the Vault” items that will be on display at the six museums participating in ... Read More »

Do you have a moment to draw? Then look for a sketchpad near you

Courtesy Brian Mallman

HIGHLAND PARK — There are few things more exciting than finding an unaccompanied sketchpad on the street and feeling the temptation to crack it open. It’s an entirely different beast when the sketchpad has instructions inviting passing stranger to draw on its pages. A year ago ... Read More »

City rolls out new repair stations with cyclists – and vandals – in mind

City workers today installed self-service, bike repair stations in Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Silver Lake as part of a $17,000 pilot program.  The black metal cylinders bolted to the ground serves not only as a place to mount a bike while it’s being repaired, it ... Read More »

Save The Date: Arroyo Culture is just a Gold Line ride away

The Southwest Museum Gold Line Station is only a short walk from some of cultural and historic treasures of Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Montecito Heights. On Saturday, March 8, “The Living Museum: Sycamore Grove” will showcase the architecture, culture, history and environment on both sides ... Read More »

Are bikes and businesses good for each other?


The city seems to think so and is in the process of setting up a  Bicycle Friendly Business District across Northeast L.A. The pilot program would encourage businesses to adopt bike-friendly incentives and practices – such as discounts for bike riders and adopting bike-friendly dress codes ... Read More »

Has your Amazon shipment gone missing? It might be at the Northeast police station

Police this week arrested a Silver Lake man who  allegedly spent the last five months stealing  packages that were delivered and left in front of residences across Eagle Rock, Glassell Park and Silver Lake. Now, burglary detectives at the Northeast Division are trying to find the ... Read More »

Viewpoints & Ideas: It’s time to start taking traffic safety seriously in Northeast L.A.


In recent years Colorado Boulevard has been the most widely discussed street when it comes to talk of traffic safety in Northeast L.A. The attention dedicated to Colorado Boulevard is well warranted, however, it is not the only dangerous street in the neighborhood. There are many streets in ... Read More »

Man killed by Gold Line train


View Larger Map Gold Line rail service between  Highland Park and South Pasadena was disrupted early this evening after a man was struck and killed by a train as he stood on the tracks near Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena. The  train operator ... Read More »

Northeast L.A. Holiday parade delivers season’s greetings


The holiday season rolled into Highland Park on Sunday in the form of the 69th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade.  Numerous Santas, riding atop a fire engine and on bikes,  were crowd pleasers, of course. But the parade watchers who lined the 10-block route had ... Read More »