Sunday, October 23, 2016

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A video journey to Echo Park’s colorful Randyland


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 ... Read More »

A joy ride to Azusa on the Gold Line

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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 »

B2 Bomber spreads its wings over Eagle Rock

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EAGLE ROCK — The sight of B2 Stealth bomber gliding over Eagle Rock on its way to flyover the Rose Parade has become a New Year’s Day tradition. Here are two videos showing this year’s flight from different perspectives. Read More »

Derby Dolls put down a new track in El Sereno


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.

A sky-high view of York Park

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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.

Watch out for falling drones


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.

The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard


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 ... Read More »

A Carroll Avenue Halloween


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 ... Read More »

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

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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 ... Read More »