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County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The county library system faces a growing budget deficit as the cost of salaries, retiree benefits and other expenses have continued to grow. Supervisor Janice Hahn warned of possible future cutbacks if officials can’t get the deficit under control. KPCC […]

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The county library system faces a growing budget deficit as the cost of salaries, retiree benefits and other expenses have continued to grow. Supervisor Janice Hahn warned of possible future cutbacks if officials can’t get the deficit under control. KPCC […]

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday night in an apartment over a garage in the 300 block of Newland Street in Highland Park. There were no reports of injuries. LAFD Cal State LA: What were Emmy-award winning actress Felicity Huffman and her husband and actor/screenwriter William H. Macy, Jr. doing at Cal State […]

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday night in an apartment over a garage in the 300 block of Newland Street in Highland Park. There were no reports of injuries. LAFD Cal State LA: What were Emmy-award winning actress Felicity Huffman and her husband and actor/screenwriter William H. Macy, Jr. doing at Cal State […]

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump waves after he spoke to members of the White House Press Corps prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® In light of the New York subway bomber, the White House has renewed its […]

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump waves after he spoke to members of the White House Press Corps prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® In light of the New York subway bomber, the White House has renewed its […]

A hot toddy with horchata vodka? These 7 Eastside drinks will put you in the holiday spirit

A hot toddy with horchata vodka? These 7 Eastside drinks will put you in the holiday spirit

Courtesy The York By LUCY GUANUNA Seasonal ingredients are making their way into chilled glasses or warm mugs near you thanks to Eastside mixologists who are crafting holiday cocktails with flavors like cinnamon, peppermint and butterscotch. The Greyhound, for example, has elevated the traditional eggnog recipe by infusing whiskey with charred oak chips while Winsome’s […]

Eagle Rock brush fire burns near Occidental College [updated]

Eagle Rock brush fire burns near Occidental College [updated]

Photo by Matt Hartman EAGLE ROCK — A brush fire scorched about two acres tonight near Occidental College south of the campus swimming pool and amphitheater, said the L.A. Fire Department on Twitter. It took firefighters, with the assistance of a water-dropping helicopter, nearly 90 minutes to knock down the fire, which was first reported at […]

As Du-par’s diner closes, what’s your favorite restaurant hang out?

As Du-par’s diner closes, what’s your favorite restaurant hang out?

A server delivers food to customers at a Corner Bakery Cafe October 4, 2005 in Glenview, Illinois.; Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s final, Du-par’s restaurant in Studio City will close on Jan. 1. The diner has been open for the past 70 years. There’s another location in Pasadena, but as Los Angeles Daily News […]

“There is a gaping, tamal-shaped hole in the heart of the city’s tamale scene” — Mourning the closure of Juanito’s of East L.A.

“There is a gaping, tamal-shaped hole in the heart of the city’s tamale scene” — Mourning the closure of Juanito’s of East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES — In the middle of his annual recommendations on where to buy Christmas tamales, L.A. Times columnist Jonathan Gold delivers a bombshell wrapped in masa and corn husks: Juanito’s Tamales has closed. Gold mourns the loss of one of his favorites: “Most years, I end up back at Juanito’s, whose thin-shelled tamales […]

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