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Daily Archives: September 10, 2010

Echo Park artist among those honored at Latino Heritage month ceremony

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera Painter and Echo Park resident Patssi Valdez (pictured above) was among the  artists and personalities – ranging from Placido Domingo to Dora the Explorer (or at least someone wearing a Dora  outfit) – who were honored at a City Hall ceremony today to kick off Latino Heritage Month.  Valdez, along with Harry Gamboa Jr (left) ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The gallery scene is heating up with several new shows opening on Saturday, including Brushes of Fire, featuring recent paintings by Sonya Fe (whose work is pictured above) and Margaret Garcia at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park.  Saturday also marks the return of the Monterey Hills Jazz Festival for its 15th year while the new Boyle Heights new book ... Read More »

Do possums prefer Starbucks lattes or cappuccinos?

Customers who stopped by the Echo Park Starbucks this morning were surprised to find the shop closed and a large thermos placed outside with free coffee.  An employee of the Starbucks – located inside a Lucy’s laundry – said the store closed Thursday at 5 P.M. after a possum was  spotted in the backroom. Could it have been a large ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights

Los Angeles River Center (formerly Lawry’s) | Cypress Park | Photo by Paul Ong/Flickr Robbers armed with baseball bats assault victims in Echo Park & Franklin Hills. The Eastsider Firefighters encounter “packrat conditions” extinguishing Victor Heights house fire. Daily News The Eastside Tomtato King begins selling his Lincoln Heights crop in local farmers’ markets. Market Watch Witness says Westlake man ... Read More »