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Temple Street construction

Temple Street attracts more residential development

The remaking of Temple Street continues as yet another developer has proposed building a large residential building between Echo Park and Downtown. Laterra Development has filed an application with the Planning Department to build a 53-unit residential building at the southwest corner of Temple and Beaudry streets, a site now occupied by an auto repair shop. The project would include ... Read More »

A new look on Temple Street

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Many new large apartment buildings are often derided as “stucco boxes.” Well, you can’t say that about Cactus, one of the new apartment buildings that been built along Temple Street. Tenants have begun to move into the four-story, 47-unit apartment complex that stretches across the entire block between Coronado and Carondelet streets. Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture ... Read More »

Dance boot camp showcases and nurtures local talent

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Three choreographers will present new works this weekend as part of a program to nurture and showcase local dance. Home Grown, sponsored by the Dance Resource Center, provided a venue — the Bootleg Theater — for the choreographers as well production/tech oversight; marketing and audience engagement support; dramaturgical feedback; administrative assistance and rehearsal time and space. Performances ... Read More »

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

A large team of workers and vehicles – including a dump truck and a small tractor – were deployed today to clean up a large homeless encampment that had spread to both sides of an underpass on the border of Silver Lake and Historic Filipinotown. An Eastsider reader who tipped us off about the cleanup said police were also on ... Read More »

Brooklyn Bagel clears hurdle to reopen Beverly Boulevard bakery

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Brooklyn Bagel has taken a big step toward reopening its Beverly Boulevard bakery but expect some changes when it gets back in business, according to Eater LA. The bakery closed its bakery and store in Filipinotown in May 2015 after an exterior wall collapsed and the building was declared unsafe by city inspectors. While wholesale production for Brooklyn ... Read More »

Lost in Historic Filipinotown: Chihuahua named Woodie

Woodie is an 11 year old male chihuahua with a short, smooth cream colored coat and a slightly lighter white face. He is approximately 7-8 lbs and compared to the typical Chihuahua, he has a slender torso, long legs and tail and very large pointed ears and large eyes. He looks and acts much younger then his age. People often ... Read More »