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Monday, February 20, 2017

History

Meet you for sandwiches at Eastside Market Square?

VICTOR HEIGHTS –– The Eastside Market Italian Deli is hidden away in Victor Heights, where densely packed homes and apartments rise up a steep hill north of Sunset Boulevard near the 110 Freeway. Despite being tucked into a mostly residential neighborhood, come lunch time hungry customers ... Read More »

Silver Lake remembers The Black Cat protests

SILVER LAKE — Well over 100 people attended a Saturday night reenactment of The Black Cat gay rights protest, which took place 50 years ago outside a Sunset Boulevard gay bar. It is regarded as the nation’s first major gay rights demonstration. Tonight’s marchers held up ... Read More »

Can historic designation save an Echo Park bungalow court?

ECHO PARK - Are a set of bungalows from the 1920s historically significant? As developers try to replace the Spanish-Revival style dwellings at 1456 Echo Park Avenue with as many as a dozen new three-story homes, one tenant has nominated the 94-year-old cluster of residences as a historic cultural monument. Read More »

New era begins for Police Academy in Elysian Park

With a blast of streamers and confetti shaped like police badges, the LAPD today celebrated the grand-reopening of the police academy in Elysian Park after an extensive renovation and the construction of new facilities. The project includes a new, $18.7 million training facility on the academy ... Read More »

Rediscovering Echo Park’s ‘Avenue of the Athletes’

ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may ... Read More »