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Eastside Weekend: Holiday shopping season begins; baroque music playing in Echo Park; outdoor string-band concert

Eastside Weekend:  Holiday shopping season begins; baroque music playing in Echo Park; outdoor string-band concert

This weekend’s events include some holiday-shopping related block parties and sales as well as a free baroque concert in Echo Park and an outdoor string-band concert at the Audubon Center in Debs Park. Submit An Event Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

East L.A. homeless begin the morning with Thanksgiving tamales

East L.A. homeless begin the morning with Thanksgiving tamales

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES  — Members of Fellowship of Light  church fanned out across the streets and parking lots of East Los Angeles early this morning to distribute handmade tamales to the homeless for Thanksgiving. Photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera, who also helps feed East L.A. homeless,  joined the church members as they […]

Vegan Tamales & Mexico City-Style Turkey: What Echo Park chefs are having for Thanksgiving

Vegan Tamales & Mexico City-Style Turkey: What Echo Park chefs are having for Thanksgiving

Joshua Jose (left) & Hugo Avila | Connie Acosta BY CONNIE ACOSTA ECHO PARK — Many Echo Park restaurant and cafe chefs will be taking Thanksgiving Day off. But some will be busy in their home kitchens, borrowing the culinary customs of other countries to spice up the traditional turkey dinner or taking a vegan […]

Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting

Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting

Demonstrators march through downtown following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. ; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting Yesterday, first degree murder charges were announced against a Chicago police […]

A muddy view of the Silver Lake Reservoir

A muddy view of the Silver Lake Reservoir

High and sort-of-dry | Dan Gershon SILVER LAKE —  The muddy bottom of the Silver Lake Reservoir has begun to make itself visible as more 350 million gallons of water are drained from the neighborhood icon. Dan Gershon snapped the photo above near the southern edge of the reservoir, which is being temporarily drained to build […]

A muddy view of the Silver Lake Reservoir

A muddy view of the Silver Lake Reservoir

High and sort-of-dry | Dan Gershon SILVER LAKE —  The muddy bottom of the Silver Lake Reservoir has begun to make itself visible as more 350 million gallons of water are drained from the neighborhood icon. Dan Gershon snapped the photo above near the southern edge of the reservoir, which is being temporarily drained to build […]

Eagle Rock Mid Century office building making room for a big restaurant

Eagle Rock Mid Century office building making room for a big restaurant

EAGLE ROCK — The Mid Century office building at the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue is perhaps best known as the home of the neighborhood’s Citibank branch. But now the new owners want to give residents another reason to visit the steel-and-glass building: a sprawling, two-level restaurant with seating for about 200. […]

Secrets to longevity focus of new Nat Geo Channel ‘Breakthrough’ documentary

Secrets to longevity focus of new Nat Geo Channel ‘Breakthrough’ documentary

Maria Schoedel (L), sitting next to Hans Walter shows her delight after attending a Nintendo Wii bowling match at the Malhaelden seniors home.; Credit: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images A new National Geographic documentary on aging, directed by Ron Howard, might have come too late for aching baby boomers. In “Breakthrough: The Age of Aging” episode premiering […]

Outlaws, the Queen Mary & Mi Amor

Outlaws, the Queen Mary & Mi Amor

On November 29, three local authors with vastly different stories to tell will participate in Vroman’s local author series. It’s 1957 and Dave Wooders is 16 years old about to step onto the Queen Mary and begin work as a bellboy. Storms at sea, famous passengers, dating onboard, and shenanigans during shore leave—in Adventures on […]

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Would you like to sing a carol or two? You won’t be riding in an open sleigh, but rather in a holiday-festooned red, double-decker bus. On December 5 and 12, the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s Carol Bus makes stops at Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Music Hall, L. A. Live, and the Music Center. Guests (21+ years […]

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