Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Good Deeds

Helping hands – and shovels – for Echo Park Lake

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Many fans of Echo Park Lake have expressed concern about how the lake and park will fare after it reopened this past weekend after a nearly two-year clean up. After spending more than $45 million in clean-water bond money on the project, city officials have said ... Read More »

Silver Lake cleans up

About 50 volunteers, including members of Aztecs Rising,  picked up trash, hauled away abandoned furniture and cut away vines and overgrown bushes on Saturday morning as part of a clean up of the Vendome Street Median and nearby Music Box Steps in Silver Lake.   “It was ... Read More »

Bike group gearing up for a new East Hollywood home

The Bicycle Kitchen, a volunteer-operated bike repair and education group, is planning to leave its longtime home on Heliotrope Avenue and buy a former bakery building a few blocks away near Virgil and Fountain avenues on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake. The Bicycle ... Read More »

Saturday is a day for gardening at Echo Park schools

Volunteers are needed to help on Saturday to expand and build new gardens at two Echo Park area schools as part of a campus beautification project. Volunteers will help build  raised planter beds as part of a new reading garden at Clifford Street Elementary and expand ... Read More »

Atwater yoga studio goes to the mat for kids with Autism

Over the years Bikram yoga instructor and studio owner Nicole Gogolak was aware of friends struggling to care for children with Autism. In order to show her support, Gogolak set up a class on Saturdays at Bikram Yoga Silverlake, located in Atwater Village, in which students ... Read More »

Sharing food and goodwill on Thanksgiving

Churches, schools and other groups across the Eastside are collecting food and preparing feasts for those who may not be able to afford a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal.  On Tuesday, for example, members of 30 families arrived at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park to ... Read More »

Silver Lake school holds bone marrow drive for teacher

Micheltorena Street Elementary is seeking bone marrow doners to help first grade teacher David Gonzalez, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.  A Micheltorena school supporter provides more details: Sadly, no one in his family is a match.  In order to help locate someone who is, Susanna ... Read More »

Solano Canyon school clean up goes underground

It maybe dirty and stinky, but a pedestrian tunnel underneath the 110 Freeway serves as an important pathway for kids attending Solano Avenue Elementary. The freeway divides Solano Canyon in half, with students who live to the east of the freeway having to walk through the ... Read More »

Taking out the trash on Marmion Way

Volunteers and clean up crews equipped with shovels, rakes, brooms and wheel barrows were busy today picking up trash along Marmion Way between Mount Washington and Highland Park.  The clean up was organized after Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council board member Ann Walnum complained about the trash ... Read More »