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Daily Archives: February 13, 2017

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

A large team of workers and vehicles – including a dump truck and a small tractor – were deployed today to clean up a large homeless encampment that had spread to both sides of an underpass on the border of Silver Lake and Historic Filipinotown. An Eastsider reader who tipped us off about the cleanup said police were also on ... Read More »

The Middle Ages never went out of style at this Echo Park school

ECHO PARK ––  After studying the Middle Ages, the fourth graders in Rick Powels class at Clifford Math & Technology Magnet recently dressed up in costume and celebrated with a Medieval feast.  But it turns out Powels’ students were not the first at Clifford to dress up like knights and ladies.  A few days after his students’ celebration, Powels came ... Read More »

Echo Park’s The Whisperer restaurant goes quietly

ECHO PARK —  Less than a year after it opened, The Whisperer restaurant shut down last month. Now, a new owner is preparing to open in the same spot, which hasn’t been able to retain a restaurant for very long. The Whisperer opened last February in a building at the southwest corner of Echo Park Avenue and Montana Street that had ... Read More »

Large affordable housing project in the works for El Sereno

El SERENO — A developer is planning to build a 90-unit affordable housing project near Huntington Drive South and Soto Street, according to the city Planning Department. The four-story complex, which would rise next to an existing apartment development, is one of the single largest housing projects to be proposed in El Sereno in recent years. Rosa de Castilla LP ... Read More »

Bomb scare at Echo Park area McDonald’s; man sentenced in East L.A. taco stand stabbing; where did the bus riders go?

MORNING REPORT: Streets were blocked off and the LAPD bomb squad was called in on Sunday morning to inspect a suspicious item - a backpack - left outside the McDonald's at Temple and Alvarado streets .... Metro reported another drop in ridership in 2016 as a nearly 9% decline in bus boardings offset a 4.4% rise in rail and subway ridership .... A man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the unprovoked knife attack last September against a woman standing in line at a Whittier Boulevard taco stand Read More »