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Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Bright lights on Echo Park Avenue

Carlos, our neighbor down the hill, always puts everybody to shame when it comes to holiday decor. If you want to share a photo of a holiday house on your block, send a small image or link via email to be added to an online gallery. Read More »

Of hillsides and Hispanics

Some property owners opposing new restrictions on hillside development in El Sereno, Lincoln Heights and Monterey Hills tried to play the race/ethnic card during a hearing on the ordinance last month at city hall. The EGP News reports: “Materials were circulated during the meeting that made ... Read More »

Obama ate here

Everyone it seems has to wait for a table at Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock. But the owner of the pizzeria said it might consider revising it’s no-reservation policy for groups of six or less if one of its former customers ever returns: Barack Obama. Details ... Read More »

A Mt. Washington chicken coop to cluck about

City chickens, a species that came close to but never went extinct in Echo Park and other Eastside neighborhoods, are back in vogue, joining the Prius and reusable grocery sacks as symbols of the eco-elites. But a simple wire cage will not do for today’s urban ... Read More »

Murder maybe down across town but not here

Here being the Eastside neighborhoods covered by the LAPD’s Northeast Division, which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Highland Park and Eagle Rock. The number of homicides reported through November totaled 25. That’s up from 18 murders during the same period last year, according ... Read More »

Goodbye, Pinto

Early risers who live near the corner of Echo Park and Morton avenues have probably spotted Evelia, the longtime owner of the El Batey #2 market, walking her dog, Pinto, before the day gets busy. Pinto, who was fond of chicken and hamburgers, but not the ... Read More »