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Carnitas, tortillas and loyal customers have kept Los 5 Puntos in business for more than 50 years

Carnitas, tortillas and loyal customers have kept Los 5 Puntos in business for more than 50 years

Stephen (left) and Michael Sotelo | Ana Facio-Krajcer By ANA FACIO-KRAJCER Boyle Heights — Los 5 Puntos, the iconic Mexican deli located at a five-way intersection from which it takes it name, is well-known for its carnitas and handmade tortillas. Last October, amid Aztec dancers, mariachis and customers, Los 5 Puntos celebrated its golden anniversary […]

Eastside Monday: “Annihilation” screening in Echo Park; psychedelia blues in Silver Lake; Highland Park jazz

Eastside Monday: “Annihilation” screening in Echo Park; psychedelia blues in Silver Lake; Highland Park jazz

Monday, August 13 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar and some bonus events to consider: The Edendale Branch Library in Echo Park presents a free screening of “Annihilation” as part of its Monday Movie Night Series Go here for details Charly & Faust, a European psychedelia blues band, plays The Satellite in Silver Lake […]

Silver Lake Naked Ladies putting on a summer floral show

Silver Lake Naked Ladies putting on a summer floral show

Photo by Dan Gershon Silver Lake —  The pink blossoms of Naked Ladies are once again brightening up well tended gardens and empty lots in the dead of summer. Thanks to Dan Gershon for this photo of a clump of Amaryllis belladonna on Swan Place. The South African natives emerge from bulbs on single stalks without […]

Eastside Saturday: Classical guitar in Echo Park; Highland Park arts & crafts fest; “Wonder Woman” screens at Echo Park Lake

Eastside Saturday: Classical guitar in Echo Park;  Highland Park arts & crafts fest; “Wonder Woman” screens at Echo Park Lake

Saturday, August 11 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar, Weekend Picks and some bonus events to consider: Classical guitarist Fabio Barbagallo performs during a free, noontime concert at the Edendale library in Echo Park. Go here for details The 4th Annual El Mercado Arts & Crafts Fair in Highland Park features local artisans […]

For Sale: New Pricing on Quick-Close Home in Highland Park

For Sale: New Pricing on Quick-Close Home in Highland Park

Sponsored Post A premiere location just steps from all the excitement on York and Figueroa, Echo Two Four  is nestled in the heart of a true neighborhood. It’s a place with honest ties to the city that offers a completely unique living experience. It’s distinctively modern attitude pays homage to Highland Park’s roots. It’s a must […]

Man found dead in Highland Park Starbucks restroom

Man found dead in Highland Park Starbucks restroom

Highland Park Starbucks pictured in 2015 By LUCY GUANUNA Highland Park  — A homeless man was found dead from an apparent drug overdose inside a Starbucks restroom early Wednesday evening, said officials with the L.A. County coroner’s office. The man, 33-year-old Zachary Wayne Kiser, was unresponsive in the restroom of the Starbucks in the 6200 […]

Eastside Wednesday: Talking about the changing Eastside; immersive ghost story in Atwater Village; experimental 16mm films in Echo Park

Eastside Wednesday: Talking about the changing Eastside; immersive ghost story in Atwater Village; experimental 16mm films in Echo Park

Wednesday, August 8 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar and some bonus events to consider: The Silver Lake Jewish Community Center hosts a “Discussion on the Changing Landscape of the East Side” moderated by Saul Gonzalez of KCRW.  Go here for details “What Happened When,” an immersive ghost story playing at the Atwater Village Theatre. […]

Price cuts on Boyle Heights home on corner lot; Echo Park 2-on-a-lot; Silver Lake gated condo

Price cuts on Boyle Heights home on corner lot; Echo Park 2-on-a-lot; Silver Lake gated condo

Prices on more than four dozen condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Boyle Heights: $165,000 cut on a 3-bedroom on a corner lot, with a bonus room in the attic space. $560,000. Echo Park: $20,000 reduction for two homes on […]

Eastside Monday: A tribute to AfroBrazilian myths; comedy & wine in Eagle Rock; indie-dance in Silver Lake

Eastside Monday: A tribute to AfroBrazilian myths; comedy & wine in Eagle Rock; indie-dance in Silver Lake

Monday, August 6 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar and some bonus events to consider: Colorado Wine Co. in Eagle Rock hosts In Vino Veritas – A Storytelling Show featuring local comedians and performers. Go here for details Sounds Like Disco, an indie-dance band, takes to the state at The Satellite in Silver Lake. […]

Silver Lake Trader Joe’s reopens; black-out at Dodger game; parking restrictions target Cal State L.A. students

Silver Lake Trader Joe’s reopens; black-out at Dodger game; parking restrictions target Cal State L.A. students

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Customers and workers returned to the Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake on Thursday, nearly two weeks after store manager Melyda (Mely) Corado was killed by a police officer’s bullet during a gunbattle with a shooting […]