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Preparing for the parade

Preparing for the parade

On occasion I need to remind myself that I go to a lot of meetings.  Or more to the point, that there are lots of folks who don’t go to meetings on a regular basis – sometimes it’s hard to remember what the norm might be.  It’s a little like my being short – I […]

DWP chief to address concerns over Silver Lake water line construction

DWP chief to address concerns over Silver Lake water line construction

The head of the Department and Water Power will come to Silver Lake tonight to respond to complaints that the agency and its contractors have failed  to property shield residents from  a major water line construction that has disrupted the north end of the community. The  project, which has involved ripping up numerous streets on […]

Sense and sensebilidad

Sense and sensebilidad

You may have seen Nilda in the photos of the Pasadena Latino Coalition.  I don’t mind going to committee and group meetinng because I get to meet some fun folks.  Nilda is one of those folks.   We know that we are at the opposite ends of stature and build.  Although it was quite by […]

Post-fire remodel strips historic charm from Echo Park house

Post-fire remodel strips historic charm from Echo Park house

Photo from Redfin. This 1905 Echo Park bungalow on Sutherland Street up the hill from the Short Stop bar was heavily damaged by a fire in January of last year that sent its occupants, including music promoter Sean Carlson of FYF Fest fame, fleeing for their lives. Now, after an extensive repair job, the two-bedroom […]

Supermoon view from Silver Lake

Supermoon view from Silver Lake

Photo by Matt Hartman Matt Hartman  captured the above photo of tonight’s supermoon from Micheltorena Street in Silver Lake at about 8:30 p.m.  Here, for you photo buffs, is the equipment he used to during tonight’s lunar photo shoot: Canon 7D with a 300mm 2.8L with a 2x doubler and a vintage swift spotting scope […]

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park & Glassell Park

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park & Glassell Park

Abierto Al Publico, Glassell Park | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr Judge orders Glassell Park charter school to move out of Van de Kamps campus. L.A. Now Echo Park couple get a pantry makeover. L.A. Times You Pick: Atwater liquor store sells mix-and-match six packs of micro brews. Girls Who Like Beer Happening Today: Mayberry […]

Police searching for patients missing from Silver Lake area mental health facility

Police searching for patients missing from Silver Lake area mental health facility

Police are searching for two patients who went missing Thursday night  from a mental health facility in Silver Lake and are in need of medication.  KTLA reports that one of the  patients may have may have a criminal record.  The station’s video footage indicates that the two male patients were housed at the  Gateway Hospital […]

Montecito Heights watching out for baby owl

Montecito Heights watching out for baby owl

Montecito Heights owlet. Photo courtesy Debs Park Audubon Center Montecito Heights residents are being asked to keep a close eye on a baby Great Horned Owl and protect it from harassment. The owl, estimated to be between eight to 10 weeks old, has been living in the trees near Griffin Avenue near Montecito Drive, where […]

Van fire snarls Boyle Heights traffic

Van fire snarls Boyle Heights traffic

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. Salgado Boyle Heights traffic was snarled this afternoon near Lorena Street and Whittier Boulevard as motorists and pedestrians maneuvered around a van that burst into flame and  spouted thick black smoke. The van caught fire at about noon  as it waited to turn into a gas station at the […]

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