Archive for ‘August, 2015’


One killed in Boyle Heights freeway crash; the story of a 1920s Angeleno Heights murder

One killed in Boyle Heights freeway crash; the story of a 1920s Angeleno Heights murder

Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr One woman was killed and six others injured during after vehicles crashed on the westbound 60 Freeway at Lorena Street. L.A. Now A restored Angeleno Heights apartment house was the site of Los Angeles’ most notorious murders during the 1920s. KCET Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a […]

Will Bush’s testiness help or hurt in his fight against Trump?

Will Bush’s testiness help or hurt in his fight against Trump?

Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush throws a baseball at as he plays a carnival game during the Iowa State Fair on August 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Donald Trump continues his rise in GOP Presidential polls, but Jeb Bush is the solid number two–that, despite […]

Eastside Weekend: Coffee roasting workshop; string-band jam & Sunday night comedy

Eastside Weekend: Coffee roasting workshop; string-band jam & Sunday night comedy

This weekend’s events include a roast-your-own coffee bean workshop in Lincoln Heights; a string-band jam in Debs Park and comedian Melinda Hill’s Sunday night show in Silver Lake. Submit An Event Submit An Event Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Aug. 22 to 28

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Aug. 22 to 28

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 28.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  Jazz singer Julia Keefe will pay tribute to Mildred Bailey, the first female singer to perform with a Big Band orchestra in the 1920s, Saturday, […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Aug. 22 to 28

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Aug. 22 to 28

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 28.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  Jazz singer Julia Keefe will pay tribute to Mildred Bailey, the first female singer to perform with a Big Band orchestra in the 1920s, Saturday, […]

A New Magnet School in Town

A New Magnet School in Town

What’s New at Your School This Fall? Submitted by Clifford Math and Technology Magnet K-6 Clifford Math and Technology Magnet is in its first year as a specialized school for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Clifford joins only 210 magnet schools out of the 1,235 schools in the district. The LAUSD School Board approved […]

Lawsuit against Compton Unified School District poses question: Can trauma be a disability?

Lawsuit against Compton Unified School District poses question: Can trauma be a disability?

Kimberly Cervantes is one of five students in Compton suing the school district, alleging school administrators refused to provide help to address trauma physical and emotional trauma they’d suffered and that hurt their education.; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC (Files from NPR) – The defendants may be one Southern California school district and its top officials, but an […]

L.A. River before-and-after photos; lucha libre lives on in East L.A.

L.A. River before-and-after photos; lucha libre lives on in East L.A.

East Los Angeles | Robin Blackman/Instagram Pre-1938 photos show what the L.A. River was like before it was encased in a concrete channel. Curbed L.A. A former Mexican wrestler known as El Kiss is  hosting twice-a-month lucha libre matches in an East L.A. youth center. Boyle Heights Beat Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo […]

Living in a left-handed world

Living in a left-handed world

by Becca Johnson I’m sure you’ve heard the stereotype that left-handed people tend to be more creative. Well, in my experience this is one stereotype that mostly holds true. Many of the people I’ve met who are writers or actors or artists in their own unique way, myself included, are dominant with their left hand. […]

LA County health officials want to make restaurant grading system tougher

LA County health officials want to make restaurant grading system tougher

Los Angeles convenience store. ; Credit: Gareth Simpson via Flickr LA County health officials want to overhaul the restaurant health grading system, reports the Pasadena Star-News. The new system, if put into place, would make it harder for restaurants with prior health writeups to get an A rating. The recommendation is part of a report […]

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