ECHO PARK — If you were one of the Echo Park residents who wondered what all that shooting was about on Saturday night, this video clip may explain it. Wendy A. took this video on Lake Shore Avenue, which had been closed off south of Scott Avenue for the filming of what was is apparently Will Smith’s upcoming Netflix film, ... Read More »
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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge has now reached one of the arches over the L.A. River. The current phase of the demolition will require that a section of Mission Road, which runs under the bridge, between Jesse and Sixth streets to be closed from June 27 through July 23, according to a construction notice. A drone video ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — The Phantasma Gloria, which is composed of hundreds of colorful, water-filled, glass bottles, is perhaps the neighborhood’s most well known and photographed piece of folk art. Now, the artwork and its creator, Randlett Lawrence, is the subject of a new video titled Randyland by Matthew Kaundart. The sculpture, draped across Lawrence’s Lemoyne Street home, features an abstracted ... Read More »
A day trip to Azusa is probably not your idea of fun. But the recent extension of the Gold Line inspired singer-songwriter Maura Murphy-Barrosse of Garvanza and her friend and fellow "train dork" Lynz Floren to take a train trip across the San Gabriel Valley to Azusa. Maura Murphy-Barrosse, accompanied by her 3.5-month-old son Declan, and Floren made a five-minute video of their journey set to songs they had worked on together. Read More »
ECHO PARK — Why would anyone make a boat out of a tequila barrel and then sail it across Echo Park Lake? John Knuth, a 36-year-old artist who recently moved to Altadena from Echo Park, answers these and other questions after he posted a video of sailing his barrel boat across the lake after taking a trial run in a ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE — Pip Moore was at her desk today when she looked out the window and saw something creeping outside. Turns out Moore had a bobcat in her backyard, she said. Moore emailed over a video showing the animal making its way down ...
El SERENO - After announcing their move to a new home in El Sereno from Echo Park, the L.A. Derby Dolls and friends of the all-female roller derby league faced the daunting task of dismantling, transporting and then reassembling the Doll's banked track.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Did you miss last week's grand opening of York Park? No problem. Now you have a drone's-eye-view of the festivities without having to endure the political speeches thanks a video uploaded by Daniel Lingua.
ANGELENO HEIGHTS -- The Eastsider has posted several aerial videos shot by camera-equipped drones buzzing above Echo Park and Boyle Heights. Now, we got a video of a drone plunging to earth, crashing on an Angeleno Heights street.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union Pacific ever decides to sell. Tom Carroll, in his Tom Explores Los Angeles YouTube ... Read More »
El SERENO — From the early 1920s to the mid 1930s, thousands of Angelenos would head to a banked oval track near what is now Soto Street and Valley Boulevard to watch thrilling and often deadly motor car races at the Legion Ascot Speedway. Hollywood celebrities were among the throngs who went to the The Legion Ascot Speedway to watch drivers from ... Read More »
BOYLE HEIGHTS - A man interested in architecture and a drone named after an Aztec god have captured aerial shots of historic buildings and neighborhood landmarks from a perspective that until recently was limited primarily to pilots and pigeons. Read More »
ANGELENO HEIGHTS — What’s it like to have about 2,500 trick-or-treaters show up at your house on Halloween? This L.A. Weekly video gives you an idea of this year’s Halloween scene on Carroll Avenue, where the residents of numerous Victorian mansions and other stately homes put on quite a show year after year. Read More »
ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge, with skateboarders sliding sideways across the top before leaping into the air and then barreling downhill on Baxter. ... Read More »