News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park, Elysian Valley & Lincoln Heights

Twisting stairs to nowhere, Silver Lake | Photo by Sahra Sulaiman

  • $75,000 reward offered in the killing of Cypress Park brothers. The Eastsider
  • Plastic shopping bags banned in East L.A. and other portions of unincorporated L.A. County. ABC7
  • City Council to let voters decide if libraries get more property tax revenue. Contra Costa Times
  • Swap meet vendors return to Echo Park Lake. Echo Elysian Forum
  • What was that skating across the North Broadway Bridge in Lincoln Heights? Above the City
  • Bilingual youth newspaper launching in Boyle Heights. L.A. Eastside
  • L.A. Unified cancels $3.7 million contract with former building program employees after report finds irregularities. Daily News
  • Elysian Valley River Walk/Bike Path scheduled to official open Dec. 4. L.A. Creek Freak
  • The doors of Echo Park. Chicken Corner
  • Study up: Eagle Rock Library taking reservations for Free ACT Practice tests. ASNC Alert
  • Happening Today: Authors discuss “Food Justice”; code enforcement training in Silver Lake; Echo Park neighborhood issues meeting. Save the Date


  1. Where are these stairs?? I have to know! So cool.

  2. I love those stairs! They’re on the southwest side of Riverside Drive, just below (southeast) of Fletcher Drive. Not far from Coco’s Variety and Alessandro Elementary School.

    Thanks for the Creek Freak mention!!

  3. Those steps are a favorite of many photographers, myself included:


  4. I suspect it would have been easier, quicker and less expensive to just construct those steps in a straight lines up that slope, but instead the builder showed playfulness and imagination and originality in winding them that way. A (stair)case could be made for declaring them a cultural landmark!

  5. Why do people get so crazy about the park vendors? I liked the swap meet.

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