Archive for ‘January, 2016’


Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

I began to suspect that I had made a mistake when I drove through the gates and was forced to maneuver through a film crew, two German Shepherds, assorted cats and kids, and farragoes of discarded furniture and tools. Yet, as Airbnb had promised, the estate was beautiful—albeit it was a disheveled, decrepit beauty; like […]

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

HIGHLAND PARK — A man described as a transient was found shot dead this afternoon in Sycamore Grove Park, police said. The victim is the second homeless man who has been found killed in or near the park in recent months. The male Latino in his 30s sustained a gunshot wound to the head but […]

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

The opening description reads thus: We’re a group of friends, new and old, who gather together to enjoy events and activities that keep us active and healthy. In addition to a vibrant social calendar, we offer programs and services designed to support us as we grow older. Members call the Village office to arrange transportation, household, and other […]

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

Recess Eatery | Katrina Alexy HIGHLAND PARK –   When Hervey Chapman died in early 2011, he left behind the Verdugo Pet Shop in the middle of a block that would become ground zero of gentrifying York Boulevard. After cats were rescued from the shuttered store, it would take many more months before Chapman’s estate was […]

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge, which was supposed to have begun earlier this month but was postponed, is now back on for February, officials announced today. That’s not all. The demolition work will require a 40-hour shutdown of the 101 Freeway that runs underneath part of the span. The bridge […]

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

LAUSD’s Michelle King LAUSD’s new superintendent Michelle King has kept her plans for the district fairly close to the vest, so it made headlines this week when she announced in her first interview her belief single-sex campuses could be a way to attract families to the district. It’s a controversial topic, and one that’s currently […]

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

LAUSD’s Michelle King LAUSD’s new superintendent Michelle King has kept her plans for the district fairly close to the vest, so it made headlines this week when she announced in her first interview her belief single-sex campuses could be a way to attract families to the district. It’s a controversial topic, and one that’s currently […]

Instructions for those who have not crossed the street recently

Instructions for those who have not crossed the street recently

HIGHLAND PARK — The new traffic signal at York Boulevard and Avenue 63 came with an over-sized set of operating instructions. Just in case you had forgotten how to cross the street. The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land […]

Quentin Tarantino and the great American language debate

Quentin Tarantino and the great American language debate

Director Quentin Tarantino speaks at the press conference for “The Hateful Eight.” ; Credit: Bryan Bedder Quentin Tarantino made waves this week after he used the word “ghetto” in his Golden Globes acceptance speech. He used it in the context of its historically correct usage, as an area confined to members of a minority group, […]

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found this total sweetie on Meridian and Ave 59 in Highland Park at 5pm on 1-13-16. She has a red collar but no tags. I think it’s a girl but not 100 percent sure. Contact: Tyrrellshaffner@hotmail.com Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Become an Eastside Animals sponsor Read […]

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