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Author Archives: The Eastsider

When will the Echo Park Lake fountain be fixed?

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ECHO PARK — The three jets of water that shoot out of the middle of Echo Park Lake have become a neighborhood landmark since they were installed during the 1984 Olympics. But in recent weeks, park goers and passersby have noticed that the fountain has been ... Read More »

Holiday season and Santa roll into Highland Park

Members of the Figueroa For All bike riding on Figueroa at the 72nd Annual North East Los Angeles Christmas Parade in Highland Park, Calif. on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Daniel Nerio/Eastsider

HIGHLAND PARK —  Sunny skies and cool weather made for perfect parade watching on Sunday afternoon as The 72nd Annual Northeast L.A. Christmas Parade made its way down Figueroa Street.  Bands, cowboys, dancers, cyclists, drill teams, girl scout troops, politicians and, of course, Santa, entertained parade ... Read More »

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell leads in campaign fundraising race; Mt. Washington preschool establishes scholarship fund

Today's Photo: Boyle Heights | live..simply

MORNING REPORT: Only one of the approximately dozen persons who have filed to run in the Council District 13 election against incumbent Mitch O'Farrell has raised any money. O'Farrell, however, has raised more than $330,000 so far .... The Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center has established a scholarship fund in honor of Pat Griffith, one of the center's primary founders who died in April Read More »

Silver Lake plays a supporting role in a new play

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SILVER LAKE — Icebergs, now playing at the Geffen Playhouse, is about relationships, filmmaking and global warming. It also turns out to be about Silver Lake, where the comedy is set. There are references to Trader Joe’s, Moon Juice, the 99 Cents store and the two ... Read More »

Residential and retail proposed for Mariachi Plaza; more details of a Silver Lake killing; Council approves sidewalk repair rebates

Today's Photo: Echo Park | Pat Saperstein

MORNING REPORT: Two developers have submitted proposals to build a mix of housing and shops on a city-owned lot across the street from Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights .... A "blued" handgun used in a robbery might be connected to the 2013 Silver Lake murder of Joseph Gatto ....The City Council approved offering property owners a rebate to repair sidewalks as part of a $1.3 billion plan to improve thousands of miles of walkways Read More »

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 ... Read More »