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L.A. River roars to life

L.A. River roars to life
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Today’s storm turned the Los Angeles River into a torrent of brown water and white foam as tree branches, foam cups and an occasional brave bird rode the rapids as the water passed under the Fletcher Drive bridge in Elysian Valley. The river, judging by the debris left on the pathway at right, had receded […]

Storefront Report: New Silver Lake coffeehouse prepares to open

Storefront Report: New Silver Lake coffeehouse prepares to open

The signs outside a Silver Lake strip mall still say Box & Ship and Silverlake Cleaners but inside a new  coffeehouse and restaurant is in the works. Modern Eats plans to open in a few weeks in a building on Glendale Boulevard near Fletcher Drive that houses a Subway sandwich shop and a laundry (Anyone […]

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

To say Gustavo Arellano is an animated speaker is a little like saying the desert can be hot.  This first picture is intentionally blurry because it captures the energy that he displayed Tuesday night at LA Plaza.  It was his first book signing for his new book Taco USA.  And he shared that, even though […]

Echo Park traffic accident victim dies

Echo Park traffic accident victim dies

An elderly man who was struck by a car on Echo Park Avenue this morning has died from his injuries, police said this afternoon.  The man, described as  a male Latino in his 60s,  was transported to a hospital, where he died at about 11 a.m. following surgery, said Officer Karen Rayner with the LAPD. […]

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Atwater, East L.A. & Hermon

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Atwater, East L.A. & Hermon

Metro Gold Line Art, Mount Washington | Photo by Martha Benedict Fatal shooting death of 21-year-old Angeleno Heights man leaves family and police searching for answers. L.A Weekly &  Patch Atwater Village coffeehouse plays a supporting role for Hollywood writers.  L.A. Times Nine-year-old boy builds a cardboard game arcade in an East L.A. auto parts […]

Garvanza’s “Jungle House” emerges into view after decades of neglect

Garvanza’s “Jungle House” emerges into view after decades of neglect

"Jungle House" revealed after trees and bushes trimmed away. Photos by Nicole Possert New owner Brad Chambers. By Nicole Possert One of the earliest and most significant properties in the Garvanza section of Highland Park  has been rescued and taken off the long-term “watch list” because of a new preservation-minded owner. Suffering from  decades of […]

Larry and James s.l.ee.p.i.n.g

Larry and James s.l.ee.p.i.n.g

Larry and James share a special bond.  It’s more than James being open to being a super pillow for Larry. Although at times it does seem like that is the role that is savored by Larry.   No, there is more to it than that.   We were reminded of this last night.   James […]

Silver Lake prepares for the big bore

Silver Lake prepares for the big bore

  A tunnel boring machine of the type that maybe used in Silver Lake. Photo courtesy LADWP The streets of Silver Lake have been torn up, motorists have faced ongoing detours and residents have worried about their health in the wake of construction noise and dust. All this is the result of the installation of […]

Man killed in Angeleno Heights shooting*

Man killed in Angeleno Heights shooting*

Police this morning are investigating the Angeleno Heights shooting death of a 21-year-old man who was found seated in a car with a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim died in a hospital from the injuries sustained during the shooting that was reported at 1:42 a.m. on the 1000 block of West Kensington Road, […]

Echo Park condo sales effort begins with balloons and a tent

Echo Park condo sales effort begins with balloons and a tent

After selling new  homes in suburbs such as Palmdale, sale rep Jim Mahboubian this week began the task of selling 36 condos in Echo Park near the center of Los Angeles. While the first model home for the 36 on Echo project won’t be finished until next month,  that has not stopped Mahboubian, who works […]

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