GLASSELL PARK– In 1923 Ed Rauen’s grandfather opened Verdugo Hardware on Verdugo Road. In 1939, the business moved to where it sits today on Eagle Rock Boulevard. That’s where Rauen is now currently holding a close out sale on all the merchandise as he prepares to close the family business after nine decades.
EAGLE ROCK -- Why would anyone want to spend Saturday - the first-ever Bird L.A. Day - inside an Occidental College laboratory looking through cabinets containing 65,000 dead birds? Answer: Because it’s science and because it’s awesome.
One of the biggest issues facing new County Supervisor Hilda Solis, whose district includes most of the Eastside, is how to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. On Wednesday, Solis, who replaced Gloria Molina as Supervisor of the First District, hinted at her preferences and concerns about the alternatives now being considered.
8% of Oxy students said they have been sexually assaulted; Los Feliz tenants protest Ellis Act evictions
Morning Report: About 8% of Occidental College students said they had been sexually assaulted, with the the vast majority of cases involving alcohol, according to a survey conducted by the Eagle Rock college ... A group of Los Feliz tenants have protested their landlords’ plans to get out of the rental business and evict existing renters under the state’s Ellis Act ... Police helicopter overhead? Follow The Eastsider on Twitter for breaking news alerts.
CYPRESS PARK — A man in his 20s died after being shot early this morning near the 600 block of San Fernando Road, according to the L.A. Daily News. A man in a hoodie was seen running through a nearby mobile home park shortly after the ... Read More »
This newly constructed home is nestled in the quiet hills of Elysian Heights. Built by Sunia Homes, this LEED certified home features a unique first-floor entry that winds through spacious living and dining room areas.
EAST HOLLYWOOD — Police sealed off a large section of East Hollywood near L.A. City College this afternoon after a woman armed with a rifle said she was contemplating suicide.
ECHO PARK -- Selling books is a tough business, which explains why so many book stores also double as cafes and gift shops. Now, Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park wants to broaden the retail concept further to include beer and wine.
BOYLE HEIGHTS -- The two-story brick building at the southwest corner of Soto Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue has loomed over the busy Boyle Heights crossroads for more than a century. Now, after being painted, the building that is home to a Payless shoe store and a notable murals is up for sale.
SOLANO CANYON – A blaze ignited by a homeless encampment cooking fire burned about two-acres of brush and grass in the eastern section of the park this morning, according to preliminary information from the Los Angeles Fire Department. Read More »
Lincoln Heights twin sisters win $10,000 tech prize; L.A. Unified delays releasing audit of school co-founded by candidate
MORNING REPORT: 24-year-old twin sisters from Lincoln Heights won $10,000 in a hackathon for developing a new type of police body cam ... An L.A. school board member has requested that the district delay releasing an audit of a charter school co-founded by Ref Rodriguez who is running the District 5 school board race ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
ECHO PARK -- Constituents in the 13th District now have even better access to the City of Los Angeles and its services thanks to the opening of a new district office in Echo Park, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced today. Read More »
For Rent: Remodeled Chinatown Unit with Fantastic Downtown Skyline Views & parking on the Border of Echo Park
870 Figueroa Terrace #6 | $1,700/month | Property Website Perched on top of a hill between Chinatown and Echo Park sits this amazing little retreat. Unit is located on the second floor with a gated entrance. Walk up the stairs and arrive at home. Renovated, clean, ... Read More »
EAGLE ROCK — An early evening grass fire burned about two acres near Occidental College before firefighters knocked down the blaze using an” aggressive ground & air attack,” according to LAFD. Read More »