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Work to resume on Montecito Heights solar panel project

A Montecito Heights nursing home will be allowed to finish the installation of more than 1,400 solar panels on a hillside near Debs Park, officials with Councilman Ed Reyes said today.  The City Council ordered a temporary halt to the project in late September after residents complained about the safety and aesthetics of the solar array being built on a ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

Lummis Home,  Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr Power goes out for 175 DWP customers in Silver Lake. The Eastsider Pedestrian killed in Historic Filipinotown traffic accident. Daily News On the lookout for Eagle Rock sexual predators. Eagle Rock Patch The farm life in Silver Lake. L.A. Times Views of the Northeast L.A. Veterans Day Parade. The Eastsider Happening ... Read More »

More attention shines on solar panel projects in Eagle Rock and Montecito Heights

The City Council is scheduled to revisit the issue of the Montecito Heights solar panel project on Wednesday, with the city’s Fire Department presenting a report about the potential risks posed by the 1,400 panels being installed on a hillside near Debs Park. Meanwhile, in Eagle Rock,  Occidental College’s Board of Trustees has given preliminary approval to build 5,000 panels ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno & Silver Lake *

Peahen comes calling, Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr Eagle Rock crime fighter threatened by neighborhood gang. ABC7 Mentors needed for El Sereno Middle School. L.A. Team Mentoring Silver Lake Assemblyman Mike Gatto forces Mayor Sam blog to remove stories under threat of lawsuit. Daily News Teenager faces vehicular manslaughter charges in fatal Boyle Heights bus accident. L.A. Now ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Highland Park Bug | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr New Echo Park elementary school built for 800 students expected to hold 500 instead. Echo Park Now What’s an Amtrak train doing above Highland Park? 90042 Boyle Heights police station named in honor of LAPD’s first Latino commanding officer. EGP News You are never to young to blog: Belmont High journalists enter ... Read More »

Going nowhere fast

Apparently plenty of motorists were not aware or had forgot that the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Pasadena Freeway) in Highland Park would be closed this weekend from York Boulevard to Avenue 52 as part of a Caltrans construction project. Martha Benedict took these photos Saturday afternoon looking south from the Arroyo Drive overpass. “Everyone going south had to be ... Read More »

Highland Park gets “yarn-bombed”

A band of fiber artists engaged in some "yarn bombing" on Figueroa Street in Highland Park on Saturday, draping everything from parking meters to a bus shelter with colorful knitted and crocheted pieces. Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Echo Park & Highland Park

Zeigler Estate, Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr Where’s the train? Gold Line riders face 20-minute delays this morning. L.A. Now Veggies and graffiti grow in Highland Park community garden. L.A. at Home You make how much? City updates list of  employee salaries. Daily News Altar space available for Echo Park Day of the Dead event. El Centro Del ... Read More »

The house that Frank Frisk built now sits above a controversy

It's hard not to notice with a bit of awe and envy the sleek, one-story house that seems to sit alone atop a steep Montecito Heights hillside. It's a setting that has attracted the notice of artists, such as Mary-Austin Klein, who has painted views of the home (pictured above) from below and a nearby ridge. Read More »

City Council votes to halt Montecito Heights solar panel construction

The City Council voted unanimously this morning to order work stopped on the installation of more than 1,400 solar panels on a Montecito Heights hillside to give the Fire Department time to study safety issues.  Councilman Ed Reyes asked for worked to be stopped after residents complained  about the safety and aesthetics of the project, which would occupy an area ... Read More »


Auerelio José Barrera, Photographer Aurelio José Barrera is a native Angelino from East LA who has lived on the Eastside all of his life. Barrera attended puiblic school and went to Cal State Long Beach. After 25 years in the Los Angeles Times Photo Department as a shooter and editor, Barrera is  currently a Senior Photo Editor at Prensa Internacional ... Read More »

Protest at the Southwest Museum

The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition staged a protest this morning over the reduction in public access to the Mount Washington compound and the closure of its gift shop at the end of last year. About 40 protesters gathered at Marmion Way and Museum Drive this morning, said Nicole Possert with the coalition. Officials with the Autry Center, which ... Read More »