Thursday, October 27, 2016

Monthly Archives: August 2008

Why we hate laundry day

A young woman in shorts and sandals kicked two large, blue plastic bags filled with clothes as she walked downhill this morning from Fairbanks Place to Echo Park Avenue. After the bags tumbled to the corner at the bottom, and across the street from a minimall ... Read More »

Down on the farm — Elysian Heights style

The gentrification of Echo Park and other sections of the Eastside finds many long time residents missing the days when chickens clucked and roosters crowed from the backyards and even the apartment courtyards of Latino residents. Well, it looks like chickens are making a comeback. But ... Read More »

Echo Park’s mid-century loving councilman

Eric Garcetti gets plenty of attention as President of the Los Angeles City Council. Now, his Elysian Heights home is also in the spotlight. The mid-century house that he expanded and remodeled with partner Amy Wakeland is the subject of a web photo spread on green ... Read More »

Let’s pray these colors will fade

On recent early morning walks around Echo Park Lake, my friend Holly and I have noted the squares of gold, terra cotta and forest green paint that have spotted the exterior of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul across the street. We assumed the Episcopalian church ... Read More »

Eastside News & Notes for August 8

The sheriff deputy slain outside his parents’ Cypress Park home was “well respected” by some of the high-risk inmates he guarded. Councilman Ed Reyes seeks a new ordinance to govern sober-living homes following resident complaints. Boyle Heights street vendors are robbed by a man impersonating a ... Read More »

Eastside news & notes for August 7

Deputy Juan Abel Escalante was shot in the back and may not have seen his killer (LAT). “We will have justice,” Councilman Ed Reyes said at a prayer vigil in honor of the Cypress Park resident. (LA Weekly). A neighbor echos a common concern: “We’re just ... Read More »