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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 […]

From the western edge of the arroyo

From the western edge of the arroyo

I happened to be on the west side of the arroyo Sunday afternoon. The snow defined our foothills in ways I’d never seen before.

Driving between Silver Lake and Atwater will get a little easier this week

Driving between Silver Lake and Atwater will get a little easier this week

A section of Glendale Boulevard connecting Silver Lake and Atwater Village is scheduled to reopen at the end of this week after an approximately six-month road closure that generated traffic tie ups and complaints about noise and air pollution.  A  DWP official, in an email alert to residents, said  Glendale Boulevard between Waverly and Riverside […]

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The letter “z” was all my computer was placing on the screen on Tuesday. The delete key didn’t work and it wasn’t alone; the keys on the edge – q,a,z as the lefterly example – didn’t work. Happy to say that I was able to take it to the Apple Store on the same day. […]

Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday

Girl Scouting turns 100 today. There have been and will continue to be a lot of articles written about what this means. Come with me on a very quick trip down memory lane. Follows are some of the things I learned via Girl Scouts in the 1950s, the 1960s and to this day. As a […]

Squinchy and Grumpy

Squinchy and Grumpy

I love our grand daughters. They are a delight. As their Nana I am inclined to use words like charming, cut sweet, etc. Based on this picture their names could be Squinchy and Grumpy. I’m sure they became charming some time after this picture was taken. I’m sure…but in the meantime how can I help […]

Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

The PUSD Board and local governments of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre established Districting Task Force that was selected and charged with the task of amending the Charter language. It also was given the responsibility to draw new sub-regional districts with the purpose of electing future School Board Members. After months of meetings and community […]

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