Views & Ideas

Open Discussion: Replace the Circuit City with a Fresh & Easy

View Larger Map From a resident named Gia: The heated discussion about the possible Del Taco opening at the location of the closed Pioneer Chicken has got some of us thinking about the Circuit City adjacent to it. A couple people mentioned a Fresh and Easy would be great there. I think this would be a positive addition to our neighborhood ... Read More »

Who says Debs Park is part of Montecito Heights?

The Eastsider on Monday published a photo taken in Debs Park and said it was located in Montecito Heights. Anthony Manzano, vice president of the  LA-32 Neighborhood Council Vice-President, disagrees. He says Debs Park should be described as being located in Rose Hill – an old neighborhood name: I am passing along 2 pictures I have picked up from the ... Read More »

What would East LA get out of cityhood?

Recently, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 711 making available a $45,000 loan to proponents, the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA) for use in the current effort to make East Los Angeles (ELA) a city. A fact unknown to most, ELA is actually an “unincorporated” area of Los Angeles County. Despite several past failures back to 1961 that Latino dream ... Read More »

Closing of Dispensaries in the Northeast

A big issue right now, in my opinion, is the closing of all dispensaries in our area. Will the closures affect our local economy, since it seems that there were so many businesses affected by these dispensaries? I’d also love to hear opinions from other Eastsiders in regards the Medicinal Marijuana debate. Were these legitimate businesses to begin with and ... Read More »