Archive for ‘December, 2016’


New year, new laws: A roundup of California politics for 2017

New year, new laws: A roundup of California politics for 2017

Election workers sort through unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on Monday.; Credit: Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio AirTalk It’s been a whirlwind of a year, especially in the world of politics. And in California, the election came a slew of new bills and therefore, new laws. The landscape of the […]

Price cuts for pair of Lincoln Heights bungalows; open lots in Mt. Washington; Silver Lake cottage

Price cuts for pair of Lincoln Heights bungalows; open lots in Mt. Washington; Silver Lake cottage

Prices on about a dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Lincoln Heights: Price drops $50,000 for 2-unit fixer-upper. Total of four bedrooms. $499,000. Mount Washington: More than $100,000 cut for an open lot – one among seven lots, […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From The Eastsider

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From The Eastsider

Tumbleweed Snowman, Elysian Park Wishing you and your family and friends  a wonderful holiday. Support The Eastsider Today Bloggers don’t live on comments alone. You can support The Eastsider, a privately-owned company, by purchasing an annual Reader Sponsorship. Your financial support and sponsorship will help defray the costs of gathering neighborhood news and stories. You can […]

Holiday scenes from across the Eastside

Holiday scenes from across the Eastside

Holiday lights, Angeleno Heights Eastsiders have been busy stringing up long strands of holiday lights and standing in long lines for tamales. But they still found time to share their holiday moments on Instagram as well submitting photos to The Eastsider. Here are some of those holiday scenes: Boyle Heights A photo posted by Danielle […]

Shopper & Diner: Unwrap these Echo Park tamales; Filipino sweets come to Silver Lake; must-try pancakes on the Eastside

Shopper & Diner: Unwrap these Echo Park tamales; Filipino sweets come to Silver Lake; must-try pancakes on the Eastside

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL The holiday season, for many, means tamale time. Here’s LA Weekly’s rundown for the best of this filling, Mesoamerican treat being served in the Echo Park area. Gigi’s Bakery’s of Historic Filipinotown made the list, with its Salvadoran tamales winning special praise. However, the Cuban bakery’s sans-potato Guatemalan and hefty Mexican tamales are […]

Thank YOU to our customers from Allison Hill!

Thank YOU to our customers from Allison Hill!

Our job here at Vroman’s for the past 6 weeks has been to make the holidays a little brighter for our customers. From Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve we each log about 5 miles a day walking the sales floor and some days we each speak with up to 500 people as we help people find […]

Is the state’s $15.5B WaterFix project the right way to invest in future water reliability for Southern California?

Is the state’s $15.5B WaterFix project the right way to invest in future water reliability for Southern California?

In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk There’s good news for Governor Brown’s giant water tunnels project. The state just released its environmental impact report for the two massive tunnels that would divert an additional five-percent of Sacramento River […]

Christmas Eve Concert and Candlelight Service 4:30 pm

Christmas Eve Concert and Candlelight Service 4:30 pm

Sponsored Post Join your neighbors to enjoy some music and celebrate the rebirth of God in history as we reflect on “Ecstasy Amidst Terror,” connecting stories of shepherds and exiled parents to today’s threats. Stay for the bilingual posada at 6:00. Spanish Service at 7:00, followed by dinner, piñatas and Candy for the children. We […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events December 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events December 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 24, to Friday, Dec. 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Hanukkah 2016 will be celebrated from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Enjoy special displays commemorating the Festival of Lights at Central Library and Linda […]

‘Congratulations on your acceptance’: We debate ‘early decision’ college admissions

‘Congratulations on your acceptance’: We debate ‘early decision’ college admissions

; Credit: LA Johnson/NPR Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk While most high school seniors are currently finishing up college applications, some have already received early decision admissions. Early decision is a process by which a student applies to one university in November and, should they be accepted, are obligated to attend. This helps universities lock in […]

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