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Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Found in Highland Park: Friendly Senior Tortoise Cat

FOUND: Senior Tortoise Cat between Ave 50 and 51 behind the shops on York Blvd. Shop-owners on York said they noticed the cat hanging around for a week or two. She/he is not microchipped, but is very sweet and seems to like people. She/he is tired, dehydrated, thin with a bloated belly, and is missing teeth on the left side. ... Read More »

Echo Park Film Center celebrates Japanese culture

ECHO PARK –– Echo Park is not exactly a hotbed of Japanese culture. So, how did the Echo Park Film Center come to host five days of movies and discussions as part of Japanese Culture Week? Paolo Davanzo, co-director of Echo Park Film Center, said that his organization became involved because of the connection he made more than 15 years ... Read More »

L.A. River rescue underway in Silver Lake area [updated]

SILVER LAKE — The L.A. Fire Department is deploying its Swift Water Rescue Team to pick up a person stranded in the L.A. River just north of Fletcher Drive near the 5 Freeway. The person is on an island of vegetation “as water speed and depth is appreciably diminishing but still dangerous,” according to an LAFD alert. Update @ 12 ... Read More »

Eagle Rock residents planning to revive Richard Neutra-designed rec center

EAGLE ROCK — The Eagle Rock Recreation Center, a 1950s-era clubhouse designed by legendary Modernist architect Richard Neutra, may finally be getting some long overdue attention and restoration, according to the L.A. Times. A pair of local residents who have been working on the problem for three years are now talking with the architect’s son, Dion Neutra, and are slowly ... Read More »

Newspaper executive dies at his Highland Park home; big-rig freeway crash in Boyle Heights; What happened to the Acapulco in Los Feliz?

MORNING REPORT: Jonathan Sanchez, associate publisher and chief operating officer of Eastern Group Publications/EGP News, died of cancer on Dec. 23 at his Highland Park home .... The signs of the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Los Feliz have been removed, and Yelp! reviewers say the Sunset Boulevard restaurant has closed .... Most of the eastbound 60 Freeway was shut down early this morning after a big rig crashed near Lorena Street in Boyle Heights Read More »