Monday, April 14, 2014
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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 of ... 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*

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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 »

Dodger Stadium is not just for baseball anymore

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Soccer is coming to the Dodger ballpark for the first-time ever. The team announced earlier this week that it will host an international soccer “double-header”  on Aug. 3 featuring the Los Angeles Galaxy and teams from Britain, Italy and Spain. Soccer joins the  monster truck and ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium neighbors prepare for the return of baseball season

Expect Elysian Park to be jammed with pre-game tailgate parties on opening day. Residents of Echo Park and Solano Canyon have been warned about traffic congestion and street closures. Extra dumpsters have been dropped off in Elysian Park to handle a mountain of trash.  Sunset Boulevard ... Read More »

Some NFL officials have not given up hope for a Chavez Ravine stadium

AEG’s plan to build a downtown football stadium next to Staples Center apparently met with some skepticism at a weekend meeting of NFL owners.  CBS Sports.com said some within the league raised concerns about the fate of AEG  – the company is up for sale – ... Read More »

Will a court injunction keep ticket scalpers away from Dodger Stadium?

The sight of scalpers hawking tickets outside of Dodger Stadium is a common sight, with the scalpers lining up along Elysian Park Avenue and Stadium Way and dashing into traffic near the ballpark entrances to make a deal. Police have tried numerous tactics to keep them ... Read More »