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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Moon over Glassell Park

The photographer took this photo from Elysian Valley, Frogtown, after walking his dog along the Los Angeles River. Photo: Tasawa69 via Flickr Read More »

Occidental College names new president

Jonathan Veitch, who has served as the dean of Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, was named the 15th president to head Occidental, the Eagle Rock college announced today. Veitch is a Los Angeles native who comes from a family of actors, ... Read More »

Would you pay $695 a month to live in Apt. No. 7?

The sign by the front door welcomes you to the Sunset Apartments. But most people in Echo Park know this white, two-story Sunset Boulevard building as the longtime home of Herb’s key shop and the fairly new Dona Mary tienda and botanica. On Thursday, an “Open ... Read More »

Can this bus outrun Echo Park gentrification?

The Echo Park Film Center purchased an old bus two years ago and converted it into a traveling classroom and theater. But the blue FilmMobile might also one day serve as an escape vehicle from rising rents and other gentrification forces, the film center’s Lisa Marr ... Read More »

Spray and spell

This is one way to recycle all those used spray paint cans left behind by taggers. This message, composed from about 50 cans, was found by the photographer under the Figueroa Street Bridge as it crosses the river near Cypress Park. Photo by Echo29 via Flickr Read More »

Will Tweaker Tom please return the councilman’s wallet *

* Correction: Garcetti, in a comment to this post, said he was misquoted. Garcetti said “it definitely wasn’t” Tweaker Tom who stole the wallet. I double checked my tape recording of the meeting and found that was the case. The Eastsider regrets the error and wonders ... Read More »

All things Highland Park

The unofficial emblem of Highland Park spotted in the window of Cafe de Leche. I would only add the Craftsman-style Jack-in-the-Box on Figueroa. Photo by Waltrrrr via Flickr Read More »