Archive for ‘March, 2015’


Silver Lake Bird Watch: Hooded Oriole

Silver Lake Bird Watch: Hooded Oriole

Hooded oriole in Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE — This colorful visitor flew into Sandy Driscoll’s backyard for a Sunday morning bird bath. Driscoll used Cornell University’s free Merlin Bird ID app to identify the visitor as a male hooded oriole. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

The aftermath of a death in an East L.A. park ; Lincoln Heights cultural center picks up “Glee” seats; city offices closed Monday for Cesar Chavez holiday

The aftermath of a death in an East L.A. park ; Lincoln Heights cultural center picks up “Glee” seats; city offices closed Monday for Cesar Chavez holiday

Elysian Park | daveedkapoor/Instagram The friend of a 62-year-old man who was fatally struck by a car in an East L.A. park has struggled to reach the victim’s family members and arrange for his burial in Mexico. EGP News More than 450 auditorium seats used in the set for the Fox TV show “Glee” have been […]

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

When Birthday Month began I made a pledge: “I’m going to have a minimum of one adventure each week,” I said, “and I’ll tell you about my adventures here…an adventure is something I haven’t done before.” Today’s post is about best laid plans. For Birthday Week, and I mean for my actual birthday, John had […]

Eastside Weekend: Sunday night Flamenco; mini spring music fest; Selena tribute

Eastside Weekend: Sunday night Flamenco; mini spring music fest; Selena tribute

By NATHAN SOLIS Within the walls of El Cid clack and stomp the sounds of flamenco. The dinner theater tradition, hosted on Sunday by Angelita Concierto, will feature dancer extraordinaire Juan Talavera. This go around at El Cid is an early show at 5 p.m., so christen the night with dance and maybe stay for […]

Getting ‘Frank’ with former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank

Getting ‘Frank’ with former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank

House Financial Services ranking member U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) listens to testimony from Federal Reserve Bank Board Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill February 29, 2012 in Washington, DC. Bernanke was testifying about the Fed’s Semiannual Monetary Policy Report. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When Barney Frank left Congress in 2013, the Democratic Party […]

East L.A. takes back the streets with parklets

East L.A. takes back the streets with parklets

Whittier Boulevard Parklet | L.A. County Dept. of Public Works EAST LOS ANGELES –  Parklets – those slivers of public spaces that are turned into micro plazas and gathering spots – have arrived in East Los Angeles.  On Wednesday, county officials, including County Supervisor Hilda Solis, gathered on Mednik Avenue outside a burger place  to […]

Disturbing audio indicates co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have intentionally crashed Germanwings Airbus A320

Disturbing audio indicates co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have intentionally crashed Germanwings Airbus A320

French prosecutor of Marseille Brice Robin (C), flanked by General David Galtier (R), speaks to the press on March 26, 2015 in Marignane airport near the French southern city of Marseille. The co-pilot “voluntarily” initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps and refused to open the door to the […]

April Events!

April Events!

April is on the way and bringing lots of fun things along with it. Yes, April brings Coachella but in the book world we care more about the Festival of Books which is taking place April 18 & 19. We’ll definitely be set up with a few booths so please come say hi. But if […]

Another night of police sirens and helicopters in Highland Park

Another night of police sirens and helicopters in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK — Police are closing off streets near Avenue 53 and Longfellow Street tonight after officers spotted a man believed to be carrying a gun. Sgt. Frank Gonzalez at the Northeast Division said there have not been any reports of shooting as officers began their search. He had no further details about the incident […]

Heinz and Kraft’s merger: A capitalist love story

Heinz and Kraft’s merger: A capitalist love story

A Kraft Foods sign is displayed near its corporate headquarters August 5, 2003 in Northfield, Illinois. ; Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images Philadelphia cream cheese, Heinz ketchup and Oscar Mayer meats not only share fridge space in most American homes, they now make up the world’s fifth-biggest food and beverage company. H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft […]

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