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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Cops might take up painting to fight crime fears

Officers in the LAPD’s Northeast Division might have to start carrying another crime fighting tool: a paint brush. Division Capt. Bill Murphy said he’s looking into putting officers in charge of painting out graffiti in the wake of budget cuts and growing public anxiety in Highland ... Read More »

Baxter Street bus stop

Echo Park resident Ingrid Peterson was headed over to this month’s Fargo Street Hill Climb when she came across this school bus stuck at the top of the hill where steep Baxter Street crosses Alvarado Street. “Honestly I have no idea what possessed that driver to ... Read More »

Echo Park store robbery

Police are looking for suspects who robbed a store on Sunset Boulevard this afternoon in Echo Park, according to an officer at the Northeast Division station. Residents told The Eastsider that robbers hit the Save-A-Lot market, located next to the Walgreens, at Sunset Boulevard and Logan ... Read More »

There’s no turning back on the Fargo Street Hill Climb

Nearly a century ago early automakers would drive their most recent models up and down the steep streets of Echo Park to draw publicity and prove that these new contraptions could survive the terrain. The modern-day equivalent of those early auto endurance demonstrations was held earlier ... Read More »

Flipped out over antebellum real estate in Angeleno Heights

Even during the peak of the real estate market, asking a million dollars for an Eastside home was a rare event that sent eyeballs rolling. Well, imagine what kind of reaction this five-bedroom, “Southern Plantation style” home in Angeleno Heights home is getting with an asking ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, ELA, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Mike Huckabee mixes performance and politics in an Echo Park appearance. City Beat Reuniting an old Silver Lake house. [sic] A good idea: Dash bus service between Highland Park and Cypress Park. NelaList Sunday morning with the bomb squad in Lincoln Heights. LA Eastside Final sale ... Read More »

Bear graffiti *

This and other happy bears have been painted on walls in and near Echo Park. Are they guerrilla art or advertising? Lucinda Inganni spotted the smiley bear above near Riverside Drive and Fletcher and a trio on Glendale Boulevard at the end of the 2 Freeway. ... Read More »