Daily Archives: June 10, 2015
EAGLE ROCK — New bars and restaurants on Colorado Boulevard will now be able to stay open later at night and open earlier in the ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE -- Sandy Driscoll's backyard is a magnet for birds of all kinds. But she's having trouble identifying the recent visitor. "I wonder if any of your readers can ID this bird? It's smallish like a large sparrow, but the orange on the head is something I've not seen before."
Is it the house flipper who sells the restored bungalow to a white couple? Or is the owner of the new cafe serving avocado toast responsible? It's neither. According to an Occidental College professor, you can credit (or blame) the past efforts of neighborhood activists and artists for turning into Eagle Rock and Highland Park into poster child examples of "stage model of gentrification."
ECHO PARK -- Crown Shoes owner Yong Kim has seen many of his customers leave the neighborhood as they have been priced out by rising rents. Now, Kim is joining them. After 35 years in Echo Park, Kim has closed the doors to his Sunset Boulevard shop after a new landlord proposed a substantial rent increase. "Things have changed," Kim said. "I'm done."
Homeless encampment fire shuts down Silver Lake freeway onramp; Atwater burglars taking advantage of open windows
MORNING REPORT: Warmer weather and open windows are being blamed by police for an increase in Atwater Village home burglaries ... The onramp to the northbound 101 Freeway at Silver Lake Boulevard was shut down this morning after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment ... L.A. Unified has backed off tougher graduation requirements in 2017 after discovering that more than half of students would fail to meet the new standards.