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Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

It’s all fun and games at a new Echo Park toy store


ECHO PARK —  40-year-old Chris Cortez never outgrew his interest in games,  toys and childhood pursuits, like Star Wars action figures and comic books. Now, the marketing consultant is turning his passion into a business: a toy, gaming and  comic book store called Alternate Universe.  The ... Read More »

Empty apartment buildings raise concern about Highland Park gentrification

Photo by Nathan Solis

HIGHLAND PARK -- In August, Carlos Valdez was told not to bother paying the rent on his two-bedroom, Highland Park apartment. The building on Avenue 57 had been sold and the new landlord wanted everyone who lived in the 18 units out in 90 days. “I was shocked and heart broken,” said Valdez, who was paying $850 a month – a steal in now hip Highland Park. “If they would have raised the rent, I would have paid,” said Valdez, 27, husband, father of two and self-employed. Read More »

Developers building big on Temple Street; Lincoln Heights hit-and-run surveillance video released; How much do you tip a Silver Lake cook?

The Church of Beige, Lincoln Heights | acrosslosangeles/

Morning Report: Developers are heading to Temple Street in Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown to build large residential projects ... Police released a surveillance video of a Lincoln Heights hit-and-run that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle and thrown 40 feet ... Diners at Silver Lake’s Alimento can now leave a separate tip for the kitchen staff Read More »

Latitudes in Silver Lake Holds Grand Opening Saturday, December 6


Encore Silver Lake Investments LLC will hold a Grand Opening this weekend for Latitudes. Offering a gated community of contemporary tri-level townhomes with resort-style amenities, the beautiful, cutting edge home designs include inspiring rooftop terraces, two to four bedrooms and 1,243 to 1,910 square feet. Prices will start at $649,900 for the new homes designed to take advantage of the vibrant Silver Lake neighborhood in every way possible. Read More »