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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Japanese gastropub headed for Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Kush Sake Bar,  a yakitori and sake bar connected to the owner of Silverlake Ramen, has closed a little more than two years  after opening for business. Now, it appears that a new Japanese-style restaurant is preparing to launch in the same spot on Allison Street, off of Sunset Boulevard. Kush’s state alcohol license has been transferred ... Read More »

20 new Highland Park homes planned for Avenue 56

HIGHLAND PARK — A developer is planning to build as many as 20 homes on Avenue 56 near York Boulevard under the city’s small-lot development ordinance. A company called 1118 AVENUE 56, LLC has filed an application with the Planning Department that seeks permission to build the new homes at 1118 Avenue 56, which is currently occupied by some bungalows that date ... Read More »

Unclaimed remains of 1,400 persons to be buried in Boyle Heights; juvenile fare evaders might avoid fines; City Council to vote on $1.4 billion sidewalk repair plan

MORNING REPORT: The unclaimed remains of 1,400 persons will be buried today in a county cemetery in Boyle Heights .... Metro is considering dropping the penalties against juveniles who fail to pay the fare to ride buses and trains .... The L.A. City Council is scheduled to vote on a $1.4 billion, 30-year plan to fix broken sidewalks Read More »

Driver going more than 50 mph in fatal Echo Park crash, police say

ECHO PARK — The car that struck and killed two elderly women earlier this month was traveling more than 50 miles per hour when the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said. The preliminary main cause of the deadly Nov. 20 crash is speed, said Officer Ed McGowan with the LAPD Central Traffic Division. He had no further details ... Read More »

Sofa designed by Echo Park artist sells for nearly $100,000; Councilman Huizar calls Trump a “tyrant;” the son of a mariachi grows up to be a rock singer

MORNING REPORT: The auction of David Bowie's art collection included a sofa designed by Echo Park artist Peter Shire that sold for $97,417 ... 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar called president-elect Donald Trump a "tyrant" apparently in response to the president-elect's unproven claims of voter fraud in California and other states .... Venancio Bermudez, the son of a mariachi who is now a member of the rock band The Tracks, talks about his Boyle Heights roots Read More »

Big Glassell Park apartment project in the works

GLASSELL PARK — A big apartment developer is planning to build a large residential project on San Fernando Road near the Super King market. Fairfield Residential has filed an application with the Planning Department for a 370-unit multifamily project on a large parcel, now occupied industrial and warehouse buildings, next to the 2 Freeway.  Thirty one of the units would ... Read More »

York Boulevard restaurant changes name and menu only months after opening

HIGHLAND PARK — Recess Eatery, the large and ambitious restaurant that opened in January after lengthy delays, has undergone an abrupt transformation. Recess and its Mediterranean-inspired menu have been replaced by 51 Tavern, “a cross between a neighborhood tavern and a small town restaurant,” according to the restaurant website. One diner who tried the 51 Tavern said the new concept ... Read More »