Friday, August 22, 2014

Solano Canyon stories, photos and more

Found In Solano Canyon: Male Collie [updated]

Male collie, older, black and white, found Friday night, August 1st, wandering up a side street on the Chinatown side of Dodger Stadium. He’s very mellow, sweet and friendly. Seems well cared-for. He’s wearing a collar but no tags. Update: The owner has been found! Want ... Read More »

For Rent: Secluded Hilltop Home & Private Studio/Office w/Gated Gardens, Tented Pavilion & Outdoor Bathhouse with Mountain Views of Echo Park Hills

Homes, Real Estate, Echo Park

642 Amador | $2,995/month | Property Website Imagine living in a truly unique and beautiful Home & Private Artist Studio in this completely remodeled ultra-private 1920s California Bungalow with wooded yards and sprawling gardens! Nestled in the hidden hills of Solano Canyon, this gated home features ... Read More »

5 Questions with Dodgers’ planning chief Janet Marie Smith

Dodger Stadium

On Jackie Robinson Day, baseball’s  commemoration of the color barrier-breaking Dodger player,  Dodger Stadium was  empty of fans but the ballpark was still humming. Dodgers’ Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith was taking her daily stroll around the stadium alongside architect Brenda ... Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in Solano Canyon area crash

SOLANO CANYON — A man in his 30s was killed after his motorcycle crashed  early Tuesday morning near North Broadway and Casanova Street, authorities told City News Service.  The crash, which took place at about 2 a.m., remains under investigation. Read More »

D-Day: Opening Day arrives at Dodger Stadium*


Today’s season opener at Dodger Stadium did not begin until 1:10 p.m. but fans began arriving hours earlier for pre-game parties and picnics in Elysian Park. While fans will be focused on the Dodger-Giants match up in the ballpark, The Eastsider will be checking in on ... Read More »

LAPD won’t be playing around on Dodger opening day

Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park

ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »

Solano Canyon braces itself for a new season of Dodger fans and fireworks*

  SOLANO CANYON — Juicy hot dogs. Ice-cold beer. The crack of the bat hitting the first pitch. The sound of your screaming child and whimpering dog terrified by thunderous fireworks. The start of Dodgers season means different things to different people. And for the residents ... Read More »

Police looking for suspect in fatal Elysian Park shooting


A 45-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Elysian Park in what may have been a gang-related shooting near Solano Canyon. The LAPD today asked the public for help in finding the suspect who shot the victim multiple times at about 4:35 p.m. at the Elysian ... Read More »

Neighbors make noise over concerts at Los Angeles State Historic Park


Post by HARD presents… This past weekend’s Hard Day of The Dead concert at L.A. State Historic Park attracted  70,000 electro music fans. It also, once again, attracted complaints from neighbors living in nearby Solano Canyon.  “The pyrotechnics and fireworks were on a scale comparable to ... Read More »

Dodgers in “sensitive discussions” to bring another sports team to play in Chavez Ravine*

Dodger Stadium-2

Who the Dodgers owners are talking to is not clear but an L.A. Times story  provides turns up the most recent evidence that the team’s new owners are actively looking at developing the acres of land and parking lots that surround the stadium. The new piece ... Read More »