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Jupiter and Venus have a close encounter over Echo Park Lake

Jupiter and Venus have a close encounter over Echo Park Lake
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Jupiter and Venus between the palms at Echo Park Lake | Waleed Anbar Photo by Waleed Anbar ECHO PARK — Self described astronomy geek Waleed Anbar took photos of Tuesday night’s conjunction of Jupiter and Venus . There were a lot of people out at the lake, and many seemed to be taking in the […]

Lost in Echo Park: Big Gray Black Stripped Cat

Lost in Echo Park: Big Gray Black Stripped Cat

The cat is bigger than average. He is gray and black. His pattern stripes with dark polka dots on his side. He is very friendly. Benjamin lives on Echo Park Ave and Paul Terrace. If you seem give me a call 323.533.7771 or stop by the store on Echo Park Ave “Hecho en Echo” and […]

Silver Lake mourns the death of the eucalyptus

Silver Lake mourns the death of the eucalyptus

Dead eucalyptus along the Corralitas Red Car Trail| Diane Edwardson SILVER LAKE — Is it the drought? Is it a beetle or a fungus? The questions are being asked as residents near Corralitas Drive and the Corralitas Red Car Trail have watched as several large eucalyptus trees have died off, leaving the landscape littered with […]

Blaze breaks out in El Sereno building [updated]

Blaze breaks out in El Sereno building [updated]

Photo by LAFD/Twitter EL SERENO — Firefighters are battling a blaze that broke out this morning in a commercial building in the 4300 block of Worth Street.  One person was transported to be treated for injuries while another is being evaluated, the LAFD reported shortly before 1 p.m. Update @ 2:30 p.m.  The fire was […]

Open House Calendar: Mt Washington home with pool; Highland Park classic; Craftsman bungalow & more

Open House Calendar: Mt Washington home with pool; Highland Park classic; Craftsman bungalow & more

Search our sponsored Open House calendar listings below or click on the neighborhood links for more properties. Atwater Village Area Boyle Heights Area Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mount Washington Area Eagle Rock Area East Los Angeles Area Echo Park Area El Sereno Area Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights Area Highland Park & […]

What has eight, hairy legs and hangs around Silver Lake?

What has eight, hairy legs and hangs around Silver Lake?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll wants to find out the name of this impressive looking spider that she spotted in her backyard: I photographed this spider spinning a web in my backyard garden this week. Not being able to ID it online, I’m wondering if any of your readers can help? […]

Cal State L.A. student spends months recovering from antibiotic allergic reaction; Dodger Dog Pizza?

Cal State L.A. student spends months recovering from antibiotic allergic reaction; Dodger Dog Pizza?

A Cal State L.A. student has spent more than six months recovering from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that left her body covered in blisters and damaged her trachea and eyes. ABC7 The Dodger’s Executive Chef Jason Tingley is working on a 16-inch Dodger Dog Pizza made with a a crust made from Dodger […]

Eagle Rock Sizzler on its way out as new development moves in

Eagle Rock Sizzler on its way out as new development moves in

EAGLE ROCK — Patrons of the Eagle Rock Sizzler will eventually have to find another place to order a platter of Steak, Shrimp & Malibu Chicken. A developer has purchased the Colorado Boulevard property and plans to build a four-story project with apartments above ground floor shops. The project at 2530 Colorado Boulevard, which is […]

Mongolia meets Echo Park during annual Lotus Festival

Mongolia meets Echo Park during annual Lotus Festival

ECHO PARK — With only about 2,000 Mongolians living in the Los Angeles area and no notable institutions to speak of,  getting familiar with Mongolian culture is a challenge.  And, despite what you may think, that platter of Mongolian BBQ you once ate is not authentic or even Mongolian (it was created in Taiwan).  But next […]

The era of the corner drug store fades away in Silver Lake

The era of the corner drug store fades away in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE —  A few years after becoming a pharmacist, Dean Ng became the owner of  Sun Lake Drug store at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue. “I would never work for a chain,” said Ng, who joined the ranks of  the countless pharmacists who dispensed pills, cough medicine and advice from corner drug stores around […]