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

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

Frogtown Gate, Elysian Valley | Photo by Atwater Village Newbie/Flickr Remains of 19th century wooden wagon found buried at Echo Park Lake. L.A. Times Tattoo shops prepare for increased regulation. Daily News Police officer suffers minor injuries after squad car crashes in Highland Park. Patch Boyle Heights mural “Mujer Del Este De Los Angeles”  gets […]

Pasadena General Plan Update

Pasadena General Plan Update

Okay, I’ve just broken all sorts of rules.  Very, very unsexy title for this topic.   But like brushing your teeth, if you don’t attend to the task, things begin to fall apart.    I’m hoping that you’ll find the information and the colors on the page a little intriguing. Beyond being colorful they respresent […]

Scenes & Sightings: Highland Park’s Urban Rancho ¡Noches!

Scenes & Sightings: Highland Park’s Urban Rancho ¡Noches!

Photos by Martha Benedict Urban Rancho – a series of events that combine historic sites,  garden-to-table eating displays, food booths as well as entertainment  – hosted Urban Rancho ¡Noches! on Friday night in Highland Park. While two bands, the Herbert Bail Orchestra and Castano, performed in band shell at Sycamore Park, people sampled everything from […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Glassell Park

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Glassell Park

Solano Community Garden, Solano Canyon Three arrested after woman robbed and assaulted at Boyle Heights ATM. KTLA Five new Eagle Rock clinics open as City Council discusses a “gentle ban” on marijuana dispensaries. Patch Glassell Park ficus forest to get a trim.  ASNC Alert Happening Today: Silver Lake Farmer’s Market. Save the Date Read the […]

It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

This weekend the American Library Association is having their annual conference in Anaheim.  Last year about this time I posted images of a competition that involved librarians and bookcarts.   Who know what will take place this year? Yesterday things were hopping at the Central Library.  Beth Walker, Principal Librarian at Pasadena Public Library and […]

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake bungalow with pool; Open House on Saturday, June 23 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake bungalow with pool; Open House on Saturday, June 23 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Matthew Morgus from SilverLakeOpenHouse.com presents a rare two-bedroom, two-bath, bungalow in the heart of Silver Lake, close to Sunset Junction, the Reservoir and the dog park. Enjoy quintessential L.A. sunset views while entertaining guests at the pool.  Tacos and drinks to be served during Saturday’s open house from 2 pm to 5 pm. Listed at […]

Eastside Property: Boyle Heights fourplex in need of a real estate rescue

Eastside Property: Boyle Heights fourplex in need of a real estate rescue

Photo from Redfin.com This Spanish Colonial-style fourplex is obviously in need of a lot work. Where to start? Vandals have knocked giant holes in the walls, ripped out cabinets and have tagged up the interior of the 82-year-old building. Trash and debris fill the basement and balconies. And that yellowed banana tree out front could […]

Echo Park man beaten after confronting persons tagging his home

Echo Park man beaten after confronting persons tagging his home

A man police identified as an Echo Park gang member was arrested today in connection with the beating of a resident who confronted persons who were  tagging his home this past weekend.  The man was beaten on Sunday, June 17 at about 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fargo Street, according to police reports.”The […]

County hauls off Echo Park vendor carts

County hauls off Echo Park vendor carts

Photo by Echo Park resident A crew from the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Department hauled off the carts of at least two sidewalk vendors at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, according to one resident. Health officials occasionally sweep the area for unlicensed vendors. Michael, an Echo Park resident, took the […]

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

When I first began to explore the history of Pasadena, I was focused primarily on Latinos.  There was a paucity of facts on members of the community and there were a lot folks who had really interesting lives that weren’t well known.  Like most other folks who delve or dive into archives it quickly became […]

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