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Daily Archives: November 21, 2016

What are you thankful for?

That you became a parent this year? Found your lost pit-bull-poodle mix? Moved into an apartment with an Echo Park Lake view?  Share what made you thankful with other Eastsider readers by filling out the form below. Your contribution will be published on Thanksgiving Day. Fill out my online form. Read More »

Eagle Rock church fills empty shoe boxes with holiday spirit and gifts

EAGLE ROCK — Volunteers gathered at the Eagle Rock Baptist Church on Saturday to pack 750 empty shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children in more than 100 countries as part of Operation Christmas Child.  The Colorado Boulevard church has also served as one of 60 spots across L.A. and Orange counties were donors were able ... Read More »

Will El Sereno become the gateway to “Biotech Valley”?

EL SERENO — A ceremonial groundbreaking was held last week at Cal State L.A. for a $13 million complex designed to nurture a fledgling biotech industry on the Eastside and nearby communities. It’s an area some have have dubbed “Biotech or Bioscience Valley.” The 20,000-square-foot Rongxiang Xu Bioscience Innovation Center and LA Biospace incubator will house and support biotech start ... Read More »

Fatal Echo Park crash remains under investigation

ECHO PARK —   Police have released a few more details about Sunday’s fatal crash that left two elderly women dead. But the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The two women, ages  78 and 81,  suffered blunt force trauma to the head and body after being struck by a silver Mustang as they stood near a  bus ... Read More »

Planned Highland Park barbershop wants to serve booze

HIGHLAND PARK —  A barbershop-restaurant combo might seem odd at first. But it’s a concept that has apparently worked for Blind Barber, which operates  barbershop /cafes in New York and Culver City. Now, the owners want to open a Blind Barber, which would serve a full-line of alcoholic drinks, on Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Last September we reported that ... Read More »