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Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

Fundraiser launched to rescue a Mount Washington mural

Tagging has obscured most of themural | Photo by Martha Benedict

MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Just one eye of a Native American looks out behind the barrage of tagging covering the Southwest Museum Mural on Marmion Way. Artist Daniel Cervantes and a team of volunteers spent about a year working on the nearly 150-foot long mural, which was dedicated in 2004. Now, a fundraiser is being held to raise at least $20,000 to restore and maintain the artwork.

Northeast L.A. students take a walk in the past lane

Ranchero-era fashion statement Sophia Aguilar and Natalia Romero | Brenda Rees

HIGHLAND PARK -- At Ramona Hall, eighth graders from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School were practicing their lines and testing their delivering. After all, show time was only days away. While costumes and props were in place, some adrenal jitters needed to be worked out during this rehearsal. The upcoming show, however, was not a theatrical performance, but rather a shared educational experience.

Echo Park’s Cuban Music Festival left without a place to dance

New grass was planted around Echo Park Lake in 2013

ECHO PARK -- Every May for about the past two decades the Presencia Cubana - aka the Cuban Music Festival - at Echo Park Lake has filled the park with the sights and rhythms of Cuban culture. But not this year. Organizers have cancelled the festival, blaming Councilman Mitch O'Farrell and the Recreation & Parks Department for imposing new regulations that prevent the installation of a dance floor on the grass.

For Sale: Stunning Highland Park Historic Home


5301 Abbott Place | $1,250,000 | Property Website Crowning the hill midway between Highland Park’s burgeoning York and Figueroa Boulevards is this elegantly restored 1905 American Foursquare. Past recipient of the Highland Park Heritage Trust Award for Preservation, this home underwent a thoughtful restoration blending early ... Read More »

Sweet Glassell Park Traditional With Studio Open This Sunday


Home Sweet Home in Perfect NELA Location! Delightful 2/1 Traditional Cottage with Detached Guest Studio AND 2 car garage ready for your finishing touches! Warm and light-filled living room features beautiful hardwood floors, gas fireplace, high ceilings, and bay window–charming and spacious ...

Police pursuit ends in Lincoln Heights; Tour of California to ride through NELA

Dodger Stadium |Steve5150/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Police captured a carjacking suspect suspect in Lincoln Park after a pursuit that began in Alhambra ... Riders on the AMGEN Tour of California are scheduled to pass through Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Highland Park and Eagle Rock on Sunday morning as they travel from Downtown L.A. to Pasadena ... Sunday Shorts: The Eastsider welcomes submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction in written, video or audio form. Sunday Shorts