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Daily Archives: May 2, 2012

Van fire snarls Boyle Heights traffic

By C.J. Salgado Boyle Heights traffic was snarled this afternoon near Lorena Street and Whittier Boulevard as motorists and pedestrians maneuvered around a van that burst into flame and  spouted thick black smoke. The van caught fire at about noon  as it waited to turn into ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Van fire snarls Boyle Heights traffic. Eastside 911 Police shut down Eagle Rock pot shop during afternoon raid. Patch Highland Park school stocking up on used books. School Yard Read More »

Echo Park traffic to get squeezed

Southbound traffic on Glendale Boulevard through Echo Park has been tougher than usual after the construction of a new sidewalk has forced the closure of a traffic lane near Echo Park Lake.  Starting next week, however, northbound drivers on Glendale might also face delays in the ... Read More »

Highland Park school stocking up on used books

The Aldama Elementary PTA is planning to hold a Used Book Fair on May 24 to benefit the Highland Park school. But first the PTA needs used books to sell and is turning to residents for donations. PTA supporter Monica Alcaraz said a variety of books ... Read More »

Choppers over Sunset Junction rattle Silver Lake residents

In the four years that Marya Kendall has lived in Silver Lake, she cannot recall a time hearing as many helicopters hovering over her Sunset Junction home as she has in recent months. On Monday night, for example, another resident reported that a police helicopter swooped ... Read More »

Echo Park artist pays tribute to the cup

Echo Park artist Peter Shire has drawn international attention for his whimsical metal sculptures and dramatic teapots. But Shire has long had a fascination with cups, transforming these utilitarian pieces of kitchen ware into ceramic and steel sculptures. But Shire’s fine art cups  have  always been ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Lonely Lawn Chairs, Echo Park | Photo by Matt Carman/Flickr Highland Park real estate broker pleads no contest to obstruction of justice in a rape case involving his son.  Patch Early morning crash  closes freeway lanes in Boyle Heights. Daily News New Dodger ownership make their ... Read More »