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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 […]

Highland Park school as rocket launcher

Highland Park school as rocket launcher

Photo courtesy Eastsider reader A Highland Park parent was walking her kids to school this morning when she caught sight of package on the steps of Aldalma Elementary. Turns out it was a pack of what looks like some heavy duty fireworks  sold under the Alien WTF brand. It appeared the “9 shot” set was […]

News & Notes from Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Street Vendor, Echo Park | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr One injured in Silver Lake shooting. Patch Naked bike riders pedal through Echo Park. LAist Six violent crimes in a week puts Silver Lake on Crime Alert list. L.A. Now Engineer suffers minor injury after trains collide in Lincoln Heights rail yard. The Voice/Facebook Read the […]

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

I love my birthday.  In our family the birthday girl or boy was royalty for their day.  Every couple of years James and I look for an excuse for a PARTY.  Well, it’s usually me looking and James is fine with the whole PARTY idea. Ten years ago we celebrated my turning 50 with a […]

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Boyle Heights & Eagle Rock

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Boyle Heights & Eagle Rock

Fish Tacos & Ferrari, Silver Lake Former Eagle Rock resident sues federal prosecutors. Patch Angeleno Heights cleans up tody. Echo Park Now Make Yourself At Home: Public living room takes shape in Boyle Heights.  Streetsblog Happening Today: Echo Park Stories fundraiser; Silver Lake Farmer’s Market. Save the Date Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Father’s Day 2012

Father’s Day 2012

Hats off to all the Fathers   who let us fly  when we’re ready to land by ourselves  and who are there   to help us fly  until we can do it on our own. photos – James Grimes

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Craftsman with pool; Open House on Sunday, June 17 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Craftsman with pool; Open House on Sunday, June 17 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Matthew Morgus from SilverLakeOpenHouse.com presents a rare two-bedroom, two-bath, Craftsman-style 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. Listed at $699,000. Address: 1327 Coronado Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026 For more info please call Matthew […]

A scholar’s retreat

A scholar’s retreat

I had a dear friend, actually a couple of friends, ask me to write about my Scholar’s Retreat.  I think they meant the place I stayed while I was doing research at Berkeley as much as the experience I had in my role of scholar.  Big ol’ Venn overlap in that. Having a room or […]

Eastside Property: A Boyle Heights home for those who want to be in the pink

Eastside Property: A Boyle Heights home for those who want to be in the pink

Photo from Redfin The Eastsider had to double-check with Google Maps Street View to see if this Boyle Heights house (pictured) in the 200 block  of Indiana Street  is as pink as shown in the real estate listing photo. Yes, it’s that pink.  The nearly 1,200-square-foot home built in 1895  has “amazing potential,” according to […]

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