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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Silver Lake gay nightclub to throw one last party

One of the last of Silver Lake’s gay bars, Le Barcito, is scheduled to close its doors tonight with a Halloween bash, according to its Facebook page. The Sunset Junction bar has long been a magnet for gay Latinos with Spanish-language drag shows and other events. ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

There are plenty of Silver Lake boutiques and shops catering primarily to women. But Eric Brightwell had the urban male in mind when last month he opened Brightwell, a store for featuring  “luxury and craft objects for the discerning cosmopolitan gentleman” at the corner of Rowena ... Read More »

A carpenter’s tribute to Elysian Park

A New York Times story last week chronicled the life of former Echo Park resident Larry Haun, described as the “carpenter’s carpenter” who earned a nationwide reputation for constructing and writing about handcrafted homes. In Echo Park, however, Haun was not only known as a skilled ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & El Sereno

River Rock Garage, Mt. Angelus-Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict 19-year-old El Sereno man dies after suspected gang shooting in Alhambra. L.A. Now & Star News Boyle Heights worker crushed to death by falling forklift. Daily News Work begins on memorial garden to honor Eagle ... Read More »

The thump heard around Echo Park

What was all that thumping about this weekend?  Residents from different corners of Echo Park and Angeleno Heights – Park Drive, Lilac Terrace,  Ewing Street – reported hearing an “oontz, oontz, oontz”  – beat that left heads and walls throbbing on Friday and Saturday night.  Joanna ... Read More »

News & Notes from Glassell Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Lago Vista condos, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr What’s bugging Highland Park citrus trees? Patch Two men convicted in the 2003 murder-for-hire killing outside a Highland Park restaurant. Patch Silver Lake street recovers from tagger attack. [sic] Lack of quorum forces City Council to ... Read More »

Silver Lake school hosts the Invanhoedown

Ivanhoe Elementary on Saturday, Oct. 29 will host its annual Ivanhoedown, the school’s annual Halloween festival and fundraiser. Ivanhoe parent Courtney Holtzclaw said it’s the Silver Lake school’s biggest event of the year: The Ivanhoedown is our biggest event of the year.  It is a fun ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The weekend calendar is filled with all sorts of Halloween-related events, from a Victorian-era funeral staged during  The Halloween & Mourning Tours at Heritage Square to a costumed-dog pageant in Silver Lake.  If you don’t want to see doggies in drag,  other events include a chili ... Read More »

Caution: Witches crossing

The sidewalks of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village tonight were crowded with all manner of witches, Supermen and astronauts, who got a jump start on Halloween during the annual Trick or Treat on the Boolevard!  Kids lined up for candy being handed out at banks, beauty ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Locked garages don’t keep Silver Lake bike burglars away. Eastside 911 Los Feliz resident comes face to face with junior burglars. Eastside 911 Lost: Angeleno Heights hound named Cora. Eastsider Forums Traffic Alert:  Vermont Avenue ... Read More »