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Sixth Street Bridge arch to be salvaged for park

Nearly 2,000 feet of the Sixth Street Bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown has been torn down since the demolition began earlier this year, according to a recent update on the project’s Facebook page.  Photographer Kevin Break took a photo last week showing how the demo work had reached the arches of the span, officially know as the Sixth Street ... Read More »

York Boulevard park in progress

HIGHLAND PARK —  The arrival of heavy-duty construction equipment this week signaled that work had begun on building an approximately $3 million park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. York Park, the result of several years of workshops and a public vote on the final design, will occupy a now empty lot that will be the site ... Read More »

Church seeks to cash in on Silver Lake real estate

SILVER LAKE  –  The Hallelujah Prayer Center in Silver Lake is perhaps best known around the neighborhood for the giant mural of a Jesus-like figure and a flock of sheep, with the pastoral painting wrapping around the  facade of the church and retaining walls. But Jesus’ days in Silver Lake may be numbered. The church property that looms above Glendale ... Read More »

5 Questions for Echo Park talent buyer Liz Garo

ECHO PARK — Talent Buyer Liz Garo says to go ahead and take her picture, but she’s going to look down at her phone. She says this is the most honest portrait of her at work. With Spaceland Productions, Garo is responsible for all bookings at The Echo and Echoplex music venues in Echo Park. Then there are the various ... Read More »

Highland Park Googie-style market gets a Craftsman makeover

HIGHLAND PARK —  The Superior Grocers store in Highland Park now welcomes customers with a Craftsman-inspired facade after the building’s former Mid-Century design was demolished over the objections of preservationists. The new exterior of the 34,000-square-foot building features faux stones, wood columns, rafters and a pointed roof.  The only part of the  building’s original Googie-style architecture to survive are some ... Read More »

Don’t worry, Silver Lake – Whole Foods is still coming

SILVER LAKE — Every few weeks The Eastsider gets asked  if  Whole Foods is still planning to open up in Silver Lake.  The high-end supermarket chain announced in May 2013 that it would be moving into the Glendale Boulevard shopping center now occupied by Ralphs, with officials initially projecting a 2014 opening before pushing the date back  to sometime in 2015.  But ... Read More »

Eastside Property: What does $1 million buy in Silver Lake?

SILVER LAKE — Silver Lake has been the lips of every trend-setter and real estate speculator for a while now. Its main streets are already littered with restaurants and boutiques, and soon enough, it may even welcome its first boutique hotel  and a Whole Foods. All of that is a long way of saying it’s evident that real estate in ... Read More »

Dog owners warn of Elysian Park coyote attacks

Rhea Harding and her 100-pound Mastiff Boxer were in Elysian Park for an early morning walk when a coyote came up from behind them, biting her dog and leading him off the trail in a chase. She ran after her dog, named Diesel, whom she found surrounded by four coyotes. “I tried to remember everything I could from the National ... Read More »