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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Artist keeps cleaning up after Echo Park taggers


The young  artist known as Forest was back in Echo Park today cleaning up the tagging of the mural he recently painted at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Douglas. Jovelle Schaffer posted a photo of Forest at work today on her Echo Park Cool Twitter ... Read More »

Bobblehead collectors cause headaches for Dodgers

The bobblehead giveaways at Dodger home games may have become too popular.   The Daily News reports that the team this season imposed a one bobblehead-per-ticket holder limit to address complaints about shortages and deal with over-zealous souvenir collectors who purchased multiple tickets simply to get more ... Read More »

Grass fire scorches Ascot Hills Park


The afternoon blaze burned about three acres of grass and brush in Ascot Hills Park in El Sereno before it was knocked down in about 45 minutes,  according preliminary reports by the Los Angeles Fire Department.  No one was injured or structures damaged, according to LAFD ... Read More »

Glassellland sign makes a comeback*

The mysterious Glassellland sign, which popped up on a Glassell Park hillside near Forest Lawn last month before being removed a few days later,  is back and now looms over a different part of the neighborhood. Christian Nahas said he first noticed the new sign early ... Read More »

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Highland Park And Silver Lake

Highland Park theater sign

Five different ways to view the boundary of the  Eastside  and Westside.  Developer to revise plans for Eagle Rock gated housing project. Who knew? Highland Park cyclist gets ticketed for wrong-way riding. Silver Lake post-and-beam home hits the market at $1.39 million. Today’s News & Notes ... Read More »

Boyle Heights stand off ends with shooting death of suspect

A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by sheriff deputies earlier this morning after the man barricaded himself in a vacant Boyle Heights apartment, according to L.A. Now and other news reports. The stand off ended at about 4 a.m. after authorities entered the apartment building ... Read More »

An Echo Park gang member named Pee?

Echo Park got hit with a bunch of tagging over the weekend. But how seriously are you going to take a gang member who goes by the name of “Pee”? That name appeared on an ExP tag on Echo Park Avenue. There was also “Termite” on ... Read More »

News & Notes From Eagle Rock And Mt. Washington

Southwest Museum faces uncertain future as it approaches 100th anniversary. Slow Saturday Night: Police show up after Eagle Rock house gets egged. Video highlights of Saturday’s Council District 1 Candidate Debate The Eastsider thanks Cheryl Revkin and Howard Flemming of Echo Park for purchasing Reader Sponsorships. ... Read More »

Things look different around here


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Lost: Tuxedo Cat in Echo Park*


Submitted by Alex Kitty went missing from Park Drive in Elysian Heights on Saturday 4-27 during the daytime. He is a black and white short haired tuxedo cat. He is small and lean about 4 years old. It is very unlike him to go missing like ... Read More »

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Tonight’s unexpected Rolling Stone show at the Echoplex in Echo Park stunned many fans and triggered a flood of photos, Tweets and Facebook comments. Who knew a band that has been performing for 50 years could still cause a commotion? Click on the line below for ... Read More »

Classical Silver Lake

sterling flute

The Silver Lake Library was a busy place today, with a used book sale and an afternoon flute concert by the Sterling Flute Choir.   Jeanne Wyshak took the photo above and enjoyed the music. The “Sterling Flute ensemble bills themselves as ‘amateurs’, but  they are very ... Read More »