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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Occidental College landmark to get a $20 million makeover

Construction will begin  this summer on a new wing and renovation of Swan Hall, one of three buildings constructed 95-years ago when the college moved to its current Eagle Rock campus. Swan Hall – designed by architect Myron Hunt – originally served as the men’s dormitory ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News & items from other parts of the blog and beyond. Updated during the day. Echo Park hillside courtyard complex moves closer to landmark status. Home & History Reps from City Attorney & Council District 13 scheduled to discuss the Echo Park Lake Swap Meet during ... Read More »

Echo Park hillside courtyard moves closer to landmark status

The City’s Council’s Planning & Land Use Committee on Tuesday agreed to declare a Sunset Boulevard courtyard apartment complex a historic landmark. The historic-cultural monument nomination of the Lento Brick Court, which steps up a  hillside in the 1200 block of Sunset Boulevard,  must now be ... Read More »

Who’s the gardener with the blue thumb?

Three newly planted pines sit in the middle of what looks like a blue baseball (made from blue colored mulch) that has been created between the 110 Freeway off ramps leading to Dodger Stadium. There is no sign of who is responsible for the baseball-themed landscape ... Read More »

Eastside Crime Watch

A murder at an Echo Park pot clinic and a shooting outside an Echo Park nightclub were the most serious crimes reported last week.  Boyle Heights was hit with three violent robberies; two aggravated assaults were reported in Highland Park. Click on the link below for ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Art framer returns to Echo Park

A former Chinese herb store on Sunset Boulevard  is the new home for Ballard’s Artwork Framing.   Aaron Ballard said he expect to start working out of the narrow store front, located in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard next to the Bank of America, later this ... Read More »

Dash bus passengers prepare for less service

The city’s Department of Transportation warned Dash bus riders late last year of potential rate hikes and service cuts. The rate hike to 35 to 25 cents – was approved earlier this month.  Now, the agency has begun to notify riders to prepare for less frequent ... Read More »

A graduation day that did not go as planned

Emmanuel Avalos, left, holding his diploma. Photo by Jesse Saucedo Claudia Avalos had a simple plan to celebrate her eldest son’s graduation from high school last Thursday. She would drop off Emmanuel early at the site of the Lincoln High commencement ceremony and then return to ... Read More »

One man injured in Echo Park traffic accident

The driver of a pick up truck was transported to a hospital in cardiac arrest after his vehicle slammed into a concrete retaining wall near the base of a steep street in Echo Park.  The accident took place  at about 2 PM  at Park Drive near ... Read More »