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Will the Arroyo Seco flow back to life?

While the L.A. River is poised for a billion-dollar restoration, the nearby Arroyo Seco seems almost forgotten as it runs down a narrow slit along the 110 Freeway through Northeast L.A. But a feasibility study now underway may eventually lead to a restoration of the Arroyo Seco as well.

Fundraiser launched to rescue a Mount Washington mural

MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Just one eye of a Native American looks out behind the barrage of tagging covering the Southwest Museum Mural on Marmion Way. Artist Daniel Cervantes and a team of volunteers spent about a year working on the nearly 150-foot long mural, which was dedicated in 2004. Now, a fundraiser is being held to raise at least $20,000 to restore and maintain the artwork.

A red hot night as seen from Montecito Heights

MONTECITO HEIGHTS – The temperature topped 90 degrees today and is expected to do the same on Sunday, when more than 20,000 runners pour through the streets for the L.A. Marathon. There won’t be any relief from the heat for runners and residents until the middle ...

The crazy colors of today’s sunset

Today's sunset painted the sky and clouds in many colors, ranging from lava-like orange to a silvery gray. Here are some sunset views captured from Echo Park, Montecito Heights and Silver Lake.

Northeast L.A. gathers for a Homeless Town Hall

A Homeless Town Hall this week focused on the homeless problem along the Arroyo Seco covered a wide range of questions and issues, from the need for more affordable housing to concerns about public safety and the cost of encampment clean ups. The Tuesday night panel discussion and forum at Ramona Hall included not only residents, police officers and homeless advocates, but some homeless individuals as well.

Bike advocates want riders to see the light

SYCAMORE GROVE —  Nearly 50 bicyclists were stopped Thursday night at a busy Figueroa Street intersection for riding without a required light. But instead of getting a ticket, they got a free bike light and safety lesson. Volunteers with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, set up the unannounced operation at the ... Read More »

National preservation group steps into Southwest Museum fray [updated]

MOUNT WASHINGTON — The National Trust for Historic Preservation is scheduled to make an announcement on Thursday  “about the future” of  Southwest Museum, the city’s first museum that has been mostly off limits to the public for about a decade and locked in a lengthy feud with neighborhood activists. What is going to be announced? The nation’s largest preservation group ... Read More »

How to pay for L.A. River improvements; Councilman Cedillo and bike advocates talking behind the scenes

Morning Report: After some tense public meetings and remarks, bike advocates and Councilman Gil Cedillo's office are holding behind-the-scene talks about improving bike and pedestrian safety along Figueroa ... L.A. officials are looking at taking advantage of a new state law to divert a portion of future property taxes to help pay for at least a $1 billion in L.A. River improvements ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories. Read More »

A colorful Wednesday, from sunrise to sunset

Today was bookended by a colorful sunrise and an even more dramatic sunset. Matthew Iadarola was up early to catch the pale pink sky reflected in the Silver Lake Reservoir while Martha Benedict snapped a shot of the crimson clouds as seen at day’s end from Montecito Heights. Read More »

Vintage vehicles take a Sunday spin through Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK -- Catch the parade of classic vintage cars motoring through Highland Park on Sunday? Nearly 100 authentic model As, Ts, jalopies, crusiners and luxury automobiles filled Galco's Soda Pop Stop on York Boulevard to capacity as part of the Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California annual Holiday Motor Excursion. Read More »

All I want for Christmas is a $4.75 million Highland Park landmark

HIGHLAND PARK — Here’s a last-minute gift idea: The former Highland Park Masonic Temple, a 1920s Italian Renaissance Revival-style hall and commercial building at the corner of Figueroa and Avenue 56 – came up for sale this month at an asking price of $4.75 million, according to LoopNet.com. The approximately 19,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1923 for Masonic Lodge 382 ... Read More »