Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

LAFD rescues men from steep cliff near Echo Park

ECHO PARK –– Firefighters rescued two men tonight who had become stranded near the top of a tall cliff near Dodger Stadium. The hikers had become stuck about one-third way down the cliffs that tower over the south side of Stadium Way near Lilac Terrace, about a block south of the ballpark property.  With a spotlight shining on them from ... Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and public artwork at some transit stations. It’s not clear what the new El Sereno ... Read More »

On The Market: Cypress Park bungalow; Eagle Rock fixer; El Sereno 4-bedroom

Nearly five dozen single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Cypress Park: Remodeled 2-bedroom bungalow with detached unit. New electrical, plumbing and central A/C. $599,999. Eagle Rock: 3-bedroom, mid-century fixer-upper. $799,000. El Sereno: 4-bedroom with a loft, built in 2011. Abutting ... Read More »

Starbucks to join Los Feliz’ Caffeine Alley

LOS FELIZ — The north end of Hillhurst Avenue will soon be home to seven shops — including a now-under-construction Starbucks — where you can satisfy your coffee fix, reports The Los Feliz Ledger. The newest entrant, Blue Bottle, held a grand opening last weekend for its new store at 2066 Hillhurst.  Meanwhile, less than two blocks north, work is ... Read More »

New homes going up on former Silver Lake gas station site

SILVER LAKE — It was nearly a decade ago that preservationists and residents failed to prevent the demolition of what was once a Streamline Moderne-style gas station at the corner of  Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue.   The small building was quickly torn down but the site has remained vacant ever since. Now, after some failed efforts by previous owners, ... Read More »

Sheriff targets East L.A. pot shops; Joe-Bray Ali keeps campaigning despite controversy; Gov. Jerry Brown weighs in on 34th Congressional District race

MORNING REPORT: Sheriff deputies inspected permits at a several pot shops in unincorporated East Los Angeles on Wednesday as the medical marijuana outlets come under greater scrutiny .... Jimmy Gomez has been endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown in the race to represent the 34the Congressional District .... First District City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali has continued his campaign and fired back at critics who say he should drop out of the race against incumbent Gil Cedillo. Read More »