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Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard

Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard
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Photo by edmundv/flickr The 1-1/2 miles of Sunset Boulevard that slices through Silver Lake has attracted a growing number of  high-end restaurants and bars  and fashionable shops  in recent years.  But a closer look also reveals plenty of litter and other trash. That’s why the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is looking for volunteers to help […]

It’s a store. It’s a radio station. It’s Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights

It’s a store. It’s a radio station. It’s Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights

Merkado Negro Radio’s Nico Avina records and broadcasts George Vallejo and Angel Chang, members of the band Buyepongo, on Radio Sombra at Espacio 1839.  The store (below right) at Espacio 1839. /Photos by Erik Luna By Erik Luna Radio Sombra is an Internet radio station with an eclectic  mix of programs devoted to culture, the […]

Full moon view from Eagle Rock

Full moon view from Eagle Rock

Photos by Matt Hartman Tonight’s full moon is the smallest of the year.  Despite its relatively small size, Matt Hartman of Eagle Rock was able to capture some impressive images using an Olympus Digital Pen E-PM1 camera equipped with his father’s Swift spotting scope and a remote shutter release. It’s not a Supermoon but it’s […]

Why is Sunset Boulevard in such a dark mood?

Why is Sunset Boulevard in such a dark mood?

Shades of black and gray spreading along Sunset. After used and vintage clothing retailer Crossroads Trading Co.  opened a store at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Virgil Avenue earlier this year, the formerly buff-colored shopping center was suddenly covered in shades of battleship gray and black.  Meanwhile, across the street,  a coat of jet-black […]

Eastside Property: Flippers in a hurry to sell this Atwater home

Eastside Property: Flippers in a hurry to sell this Atwater home

Photo from Redfin.com With signs that the real estate market is heating up, house flippers are wasting no time as they buy, fix up  and resell homes.  This Spanish-Colonial home in Atwater Village, for example,  was in need of major work when it went on the market in early July with a listing description that […]

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock & Lincoln Heights

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock & Lincoln Heights

Virgen de Guadalupe, Highland Park | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr Police arrest man suspected of several Eagle Rock area vehicle thefts. LAPD/Facebook Black Friday shopping spree at the Atwater Village Best Buy. NBCLA Matched savings program helped Lincoln Heights father pay for his son’s college education. L.A. Times Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Highland Park

Bank & Temple, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Boyle Heights celebrates Thanksgiving with turkey and tamales. Boyle Heights Beat Never Enough Tamales: Highland Park school turns to tamales for fundraising. EGP News City Council takes another step to preserver El Sereno’s Elephant Hill as open space. EGP News Read the Full Story at […]

Found: Sweet and well groomed dog in Atwater

Found: Sweet and well groomed dog in Atwater

Submitted by C. Sanchez Found this dog on November 20th at 4pm, around Dover and Edenhurst. She is very sweet and not shy at all. I am sure someone is missing her. She was well groomed and fed. Please contact me ASAP if this is your dog, coxo123@gmail.com. We leave town for the long weekend […]

Found: Chow mix in Glassell Park

Found: Chow mix in Glassell Park

Submitted by J. Sobel I found this dog wandering through the intersection of El Paso Dr. and Division on Sunday, Nov 18 around 10 am.  She’s a chow mix, probably 10-15 years old.  She’s very sweet and great on a leash but has trouble walking, probably due to arthritis or a bad hip.  I’ve posted […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Crosses & Graffiti, Echo Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Former Boyle Heights high school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with teenage students. CBS2 Police seeking help to find 14-year-old Highland Park runaway. Missing Kids Wife of motorcyclist who was left seriously injured after being hit by a car in Glassell Park is seeking […]