Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

King Middle School to get a bold, blue makeover

LOS FELIZ -- Painters will be busy this summer at Thomas Starr King Middle School as the entire school will be painted over in a bold blue palette. The color was chosen to complement nearby buildings and John Marshall High School, which is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation, said Renae Plant, treasurer of Friends of King, a school support group.

Alvarado: An Echo Park murder breathes life into song

ECHO PARK -- Cristina Black knew very little about the murdered man in her song Alvarado. Hints of his life and murder in Echo Park play out like vignettes, all of it accompanied by Black’s voice and harp. Effortlessly Black’s voice floats from the freeway to the scene of the crime, delicately examining life on Alvarado Street in Echo Park, where Black lived at the time. Though she is acting as the narrator in Alvarado, Black is only weaving the outline of this story.

Glassell Park’s Walnut Canyon gets attention from developers

GLASSELL PARK -- A group of residents in Glassell Park are concerned about a residential development proposed for Walnut Canyon. Still in the early stages, the developers plan to build 32 single-family homes on the hillside property now covered with lush green grass and trees. Several trees on the hillside have metal tags attached to the trunks and have been spray painted red, triggering concern about their fate. Read More »

New Boyle Heights charter high opening; El Sereno holds candidate forums

MORNING REPORT: Students are being recruited for a new Boyle Heights charter school with an independent learning model and a USC pedigree ... The El Sereno neighborhood council will be hosting candidate forums for the City Council District 14 and School Board District 5 races ... Sign up for The Eastsider’s Daily Digest email that includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours
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