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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Earn more benefits from reading The Eastsider


Eastsider readers can take advantage of discounts and deals from neighborhood merchants with a Reader Benefits Card. The growing list of participating businesses honoring the card now includes Beat Bop Boom, a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and ... Read More »

Ferguson protestors arrested in Historic Filipinotown; U.S. Reps lobby Obama on L.A. River restoration

Brick Apartments, Echo Park | Scott Fajack/Instagram

Morning Report: The LAPD made some arrests during Friday night’s Ferguson protests that spread to Historic Filipinotown, prompting the shutdown of local streets and freeway ramps ... A group of U.S. Representatives have asked President Barack Obama to include money to pay for the planning and design of a $1 billion L.A. River restoration project between Griffith Park and downtown. The project is now before Congress Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »

Highland Park crash leaves 5 injured


HIGHLAND PARK — A collision between two vehicles in the 5600 block of Baltimore Street  tonight has left five people suffering from injuries described as ranging from minor to critical, according to a preliminary LAFD report. The crash was reported shortly before 6 p.m. No further ... Read More »

Marionette master Bob Baker dies at age 90


ECHO PARK —  Bob Baker, who entertained generations of Angelenos at his puppet theater on the southern edge of Echo Park, died today at age 90 from kidney failure, according to Associated Press and other news accounts.  Baker passed away as the future of his Bob Baker ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Capture cute creatures; dance the weekend away; & draw by the river


There was a time when fighting pocket monsters from Japan was all the craze and kids gobbled up any and all merchandise affiliated with these monsters. Artists Becky & Frank are re-imagining their own world of fighting animals with Capture Creatures. Yes, they're somewhat cute, and that's what B&F do, sure, but this is its own universe and now there's a graphic series, with lush colors and fearsome characters. Read More »

Grass fire burns in Eagle Rock; Thanksgiving Day volunteers descend on Echo Park; Boyle Heights cemetery owner blamed for poor conditions

Mural and VW Bug on Griffin Street, Lincoln Heights | Tony Varela

Morning Report: A grass fire that broke out Thursday night in the 1100 block of Eagle Vista Drive near the Eagle Rock Recreation Center burned less than one acre and was put out in 22 minutes ... Hundreds volunteered on Thanksgiving for Gobble Gobble Give, a “potluck” to feed Echo Park area homeless ... State officials say the owner of Boyle Heights’ Evergreen Cemetery is to blame for poor conditions, including parched grounds and bone fragments found in a pile of dirt Read More »