Daily Archives: May 13, 2015
SILVER LAKE -- It's been more than a year since the dance floor went dark and the Go-Go Boys stopped gyrating after MJ's, one of Silver Lake's last gay bars, closed up early last year. Since then, the owners have remained quiet about what's planned for the Hyperion Avenue venue while construction has been on and off during the past year However, construction has resumed, and it looks like MJ's is getting a major makeover.
Off The Saw will be hosting a timber framing intensive workshop in Echo Park. Timber framing is a traditional construction technique that joints heavy, squared-off timbers with large wooden pegs. Samuel Moyer of Samuel Moyer Furniture will lead students in building a timber frame guest house that will be constructed and installed in Echo Park.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Growing up in the Ramona Gardens housing projects twins America and Penelope Lopez did not know what computer science was, let alone coding languages like Python or Ruby. In January America and Penelope took home the top prize from the Women in Tech Challenge in Las Vegas, where they participated in a 24-hour hackathon, designing a body camera application that includes face-recognition technology.
Highland Park fixer-upper/tear-down sells for nearly $500k; 5-bedroom home in Eagle Rock goes for $600k & more
This roundup of recent Eastside home sales includes a $445,000 Highland Park home that is either an ambitious renovation project or a candidate for demolition and a 5-bedroom home in Eagle Rock that sold for $600,000. Be sure to check out the a new three-level, Silver Lake condominium town home that sold for over $900,000.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.
Preparing for Elysian Valley’s future; L.A. County-USC patient to receive $1.5 million malpractice settlement; police chase passes through Eagle Rock
Morning Report: A group released recommendations to shape the future of Elysian Valley as developers and investors discover the neighborhood ... County supervisors agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle malpractice claim filed by a patient against L.A. County-USC Medical Center only a few weeks after they settled another claim for $4.5 million ... A Valley-to-South L.A police pursuit of a suspected DUI driver passed through Eagle Rock Tuesday night