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Monthly Archives: November 2010

What triggered Saturday night gunfire in Silver Lake?

Residents living near Silver Lake Boulevard and Marathon Street reported hearing a volley of gunshots Saturday at about midnight prompting LAPD squad cars to flood into the area as a police helicopter flew overhead.  One resident who lives on La Fayette Park Place said she called ... Read More »

Will Michelle Obama put Echo Park statue on her to-do list?

The New York Times this weekend published letters written to First Lady Michelle Obama from students involved with  826, a reading and literacy program with an office in Echo Park.  One of the letter writers, an 11-year-old boy named Andres, made the following requests: Dear Michelle ... Read More »

News & Notes from Highland Park & Silver Lake

Echo Park Lake | Photo by Boss Tweed/Flickr Woman killed after cars crashes into Troy’s Burgers in Highland Park. CBS2 & L.A.Now Gone fishin’: Trout coming to Eastside lakes this week. Outposts L.A. Unified plans an earlier start for the school year. L.A. Times & Daily ... Read More »

One man killed in Boyle Heights shooting *

Police said a man in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue was shot dead this morning in what is believed to be a gang related, drive-by killing. The suspect, who was between 25 to 30 years old, died at the scene after being shot multiple times ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The Eastsider’s weekend calendar is heavy on after-Thanksgiving shopping sales and events, including a holiday sale at Feeding Birds Boutique (pictured) in Echo Park an art fair and fundraiser at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. If you are already shopped out, consider a life ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New Echo Park shop thinks small *

Echo Park newest – and perhaps temporary – boutique opened its doors shortly before Thanksgiving in a Sunset Boulevard storefront the size of a living room. Blood is the New Black Market, featuring an assortment of clothing, gifts and accessories, in the 1800 block of Sunset ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner

The Echo Park Independent CO-OP /Photo by Luke Storey, School of Style By Beth Zeigler Big box stores and shopping mall are not the only places where you can find post-Thanksgiving shopping deals. Many independent Eastside shops will be holding sales and promotions to catch your ... Read More »

Police shoot man in Echo Park

The LAPD is investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the southern edge of Echo Park that left a 20-year-old man in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.  Officers opened fire on a man who they said pointed a rifle at them during the ... Read More »

Echo Park history up in the air

Bulldozers and demolition crews recently leveled several decades-old buildings in Echo Park in preparation for the construction of a towering,  block-long the senior retirement complex across from Echo Park Lake.  The only building  to be spared was a Craftsman-style apartment house (pictured) built in 1912 near ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake clean-up project takes next big step

Click on image for larger view By Mary A. Allen The City Council’s  Energy and Environment Committee today approved the final environmental impact report for the Echo Park Lake rehabilitation without fanfare or discussion. The 1,200-page report, which lays out the plan for the $64.7 million ... Read More »