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Echo Park gentrification heads for HBO

Echo Park gentrification heads for HBO

Photo by Echo_29/Flickr The topic of Echo Park gentrification, which has been played up in indy movies, newspaper stories and novels, is now going to take the form of an HBO drama based on the book “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO has put the series – written by playwright Julia […]

Strengthening family and community

Strengthening family and community

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community and this nation”. Cesar Chavez That was the prompt for middle and high school students that was designed by PUSD’s Language Assessment and Development Department back in February of this year. The art and […]

Around The Eastsider

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Echo Park firehouse burglars entered through open door. Eastside 911 Hermon donut shop sells $366,126 lottery ticket. California Lottery Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park’s landmark Chango Coffee reopened this morning after a week-long makeover.  The menu and coffee  remain the same as do the the employees behind the counter. But that counter is now a gleaming slab of granite that tops dark wood cabinets. The same  dark  paint covers a new longer, wooden banquette that runs underneath […]

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Photo courtesy Jennifer Donnelian Jennifer Donnelian and Debe Waisman of Silver Lake are advising neighborhood cat owners to take extra precautions to protect their pets against coyote attacks after their cat, Claude, was found decapitated on Friday in the backyard of a neighbor’s home in the 700 block of LaFayette Park Place. Said Donnelian in […]

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Fourplex Open House on Sunday, March 25

Sponsored Post: Silver Lake Fourplex Open House on Sunday, March 25

Matthew Morgus from www.SilverLakeOpenHouse.com presents a rare Spanish-style fourplex, in the heart of Silver Lake, close to Sunset Junction, the Silver Lake Reservoir and the dog park. All four units have been meticulously updated with newer kitchens and bathrooms, energy-efficient windows, electrical, plumbing, retrofitted foundations and newer roofs.  Listed at $1.079 million. The property at […]

Echo Park “Quinceañera” mural prepares for a touch up

Echo Park “Quinceañera” mural prepares for a touch up

Photo by Jesse Saucedo Artist Kiki Giet began work today to repair the damage to “Quinceañera” about two weeks after a section of the Echo Park mural that was was scraped away by workers preparing the building for a new Señor Fish restaurant. Giet told photographer Jesse Saucedo that the restoration of the mural near […]

The People of the Book

The People of the Book

As a young girl I went to mass every Sunday. In the 1950s and 1960s that meant that the mass was in Latin. While I was going to catechism I heard stories about how Catholics were treated in some countries. And I remember listening to a particular sermon that had me wondering if Russians were […]

Plans to build new school raise concerns over the fate of an East L.A. mural and First Street landmark

Plans to build new school raise concerns over the fate of an East L.A. mural and First Street landmark

By Erik Luna Murals are what make East Los Angeles a destination for many art lovers and also serve to inspire up-and-coming artists. But one of East L.A.’s iconic murals –  “A Story of Our Struggle,” a nearly forty-year-old tile artwork composed of multiple panels spread across the facade of the former First Street Store […]

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

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

Up In The Air, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Julian Michael/Flickr Jury awards gang member’s family $3.2 million in wrongful death settlement in Boyle Heights incident.  L.A. Now L.A. Fire Department to limit release of medical and emergency response information. Daily News & L.A. Now Richard Neutra lamp expected to fetch at least $20,000 in […]

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