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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Government & Politics

Purple bus and other live-in vehicles face eviction from Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK -- Two and a half years ago, B.J. Dini and Simon Johnson first parked their bus by Echo Park Lake and set up shop for meditation, tarot readings and birth charts. The bus has since been painted purple, spawning a Facebook presence called The Purple Party, which welcomes people from across the political spectrum. But the purple bus might soon have to find a new place to park. Read More »

Legalize street vendors? Some businesses are carefully open to the idea

The effort to legalize street vendors is moving forward at City Hall. The proposal has proven controversial in the past, with many residents as well as brick-and-mortar business owners opposed to the idea. But most of the business owners and managers who were interviewed by The Eastsider were open to but cautious about the measure. Read More »

Former Mayor Villaraigosa pays a visit to Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was spotted this morning with a camera crew at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Villaraigosa, who has been reportedly interested in running for governor in 2018, said he was being interviewed on the topic of gentrification for an ... Read More »

Moby On Board: New Silver Lake Reservoir advocacy group gains “Forward” momentum [correction]

SILVER LAKE -- Amid the saga of draining and someday refilling the Silver Lake Reservoir, residents may have noticed a new advocacy group getting mentioned over and over — especially at the June 30 town hall meeting with the L.A. Department of Water and Power. One speaker after another identified themselves as a member of Silver Lake Forward - a group that has pulled together longtime conservation advocates with various media professionals who include the musician Moby. Read More »