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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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

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 »

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

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 »