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Daily Archives: January 6, 2015

What a new shopping center says about the East L.A. economy

EAST LOS ANGELES -- While the national economy seems to be growing at a healthy rate, the economy appears to be a mixed bag in East L.A.. Take for example Whittier Place, a brand new strip shopping center on Whittier Boulevard. Palm trees have been planted and the parking lot lines have been freshly painted. But of the 18 spaces up for lease, only about half are occupied so far, with tenants skewed to the big corporate chains. Read More »

New HBO series at home in Eagle Rock; Sunset Junction development talks continue

Morning Report: A new HBO series, Togetherness, about a couple "struggling to reinvigorate their marriage," is set in Eagle Rock, where the show's directors live ... The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is said to be closer to purchasing a Sunset Junction parcel for a new music school from a developer that has plans to build a large apartment building on the site ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories. Read More »