Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

Echo Park’s Jumbo Bargain ringing up last sale

ECHO PARK -- With tiny homes selling for more than $700,000 and coffee going for $4 a cup, there are few bargains to be found in Echo Park these days. And it looks like deals are only going to grow more scarce now that Jumbo Bargain, a discount store located at 1555 Sunset Blvd., is scheduled to shut its doors in April, coin-operated Kermit car and all.

Bobcats in Silver Lake?

SILVER LAKE -- Earlier this month the body of a bobcat was found on the southbound 2 Freeway by a staff member from the Natural History Museum. What are the chances of spotting a bobcat on the Eastside? After all, they mostly roam around Hollywood Hills, Griffith Park and the foothills of northern Los Angeles County.

Water flows through Eagle Rock streets; report says city needs more trash cans

MORNING REPORT: The LADWP was criticized for releasing 70,000 gallons of water through the streets of Eagle Rock in preparation for pipeline repairs ... A new report recommends adding thousands of trash cans and developing a "cleanliness rating index" to reduce the amount of trash and illegal dumping on city streets ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories