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“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists

“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists
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Alex Olson. Archivist, 2011. Oil on linen. 51 x 36 in. Courtesy the artist; Lisa Cooley, New York; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. Photo by Lee Thompson. The upcoming “Made in L.A.,” a biennial exhibit featuring young and under-recognized Los Angeles artists, will help prove the point that the Eastside has […]

Echo Park traffic takes a holiday

Echo Park traffic takes a holiday

Photo courtesy Beth Zeigler Memorial Day found Sunset Boulevard virtually free of traffic this morning. Beth Zeigler sent in the above photo taken through a windshield at the normally traffic-clogged intersection of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Car slams into Echo Park gas station

Car slams into Echo Park gas station

Car crashed into metal enclosure next to Echo Park gas station Police today are trying to find out how a car jumped a curb and flipped over its side at an Echo Park gas station early this morning.  Residents came rushing out of their homes and apartments at about 1:30 a.m. after hearing large booms […]

Police looking for assault suspect in Echo Park

Police looking for assault suspect in Echo Park

Police are looking for a suspect with a gun following an assault near Allesandro and Reservoir streets in Echo Park.  There are few details available about the incident but no one has been shot, said Lt. Terry Gutierrez with the Northeast Division. The search began about 4 a.m, with officers on the ground assisted by […]

Eastside Property: It’s not all about hillside living in Montecito Heights

Eastside Property: It’s not all about hillside living in Montecito Heights

Photo from Redfin/TheMLS Montecito Heights – as its name suggests – is best known for its steep hillsides, winding streets and cantilevered homes with breathtaking views. But the neighborhood also spills down the hills to the west and into the flats next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the historic character of nearly century-old cottages […]

A room of my own

A room of my own

I’ll be leaving this Scholar’s Retreat tomorrow early in the morning. It’s been a rewarding time.  Funny how much work one can do when truly not interrupted. Heartening to reconnect with my place in academia. And fun to look at the charming, if compressed view.

Two men stabbed after leaving Echo Park bar

Two men stabbed after leaving Echo Park bar

Two men were stabbed early Thursday morning in Echo Park following an altercation with two suspects they had seen earlier in the evening at a nearby bar. The two victims in their mid 20s were transported to a hospital with minor knife wounds after they were assaulted as they waited for a bus near Echo […]

Greetings from life in the slow lane

Greetings from life in the slow lane

I hadn’t planned to write while I was on my mini sabbatical.  Going off to do research isn’t technically a vacation, but it is a way of refreshing my energies.  But here I am and I have net access today. So yesterday I’m on the road to Santa Clara and I see the signs for […]

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The Other Side,  one of the last gay bars in Silver Lake and one of the city’s last remaining piano bars, is closing and will be replaced with a sports bar.  The new Hyperion Public will also be taking over the Flying Leap Cafe, which is next door on Hyperion Avenue and shares a common […]

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

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

Visitors Guide, Echo Park Scenes from a Boyle Heights police pursuit. CBS2 District Attorney decides against filing felony charges in weekend beating at Dodger Stadium; misdemeanor charges to be considered.  Daily News Two men in Bryan Stow beat to face federal weapon charges.  L.A. Now College district to discuss future of Van de Kamps campus. […]

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