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Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit

Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit
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Submitted by B. Reese We found it today wandering the exit ramp off the 134 freeway. It’s roosting right now … our cats are FREAKED OUT! Send email to Brenda@brendarees.com. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & […]

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

The deadly Castor Bean.  Photo by Martha Benedict Along with the Tree of  Heaven, one of the invasive plants to thrive in the empty lots and hillsides of the Eastide is the Castor Bean plant.  The tree-like shrub  with reddish-green leaves can quickly crowd out native plants and its seeds are toxic to human as […]

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

View Larger Map When it comes to Atwater Village’s main commercial streets,  Fletcher Drive has lagged way behind Glendale and Los Feliz boulevard in attracting new shops and businesses.  How can the approximately six-block stretch of Fletcher between the Los Angeles River and Casitas Avenue be revitalized and be made more attractive? That was the […]

90022 Pride

90022 Pride

Photo by C.J. Salgado In a departure from the standard U.S. Postal Service uniform,  this  East Los Angeles mail carrier sported an ELA Station 90022 t-shirt when making his regular rounds on the 500 Block of Hoefner Avenue.  “Here’s our U.S. mail carrier doing his job with pride,” said C.J. Salgado, who snapped the photo above. […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

Old School, Elysian Valley | Photo by The Eastsider Silver Lake backyard hawk rescue. Corralitas Red Car Police deny Boyle Heights businesses are getting shaken down.  StreetsBlog Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

New gas station owner Jafar Rashid If you have been parking your car in the abandoned Magic Gas station in Echo Park, get ready to find a new parking space.  The  gas station that has in recent years seen several owners come and go has once again found a new proprietor, Jafar Rashid, who owns […]

Death investigation underway in Echo Park

Death investigation underway in Echo Park

LAPD has blocked Lucretia Avenue at Morton Avenue in Echo Park tonight following the death of a man in his home, an officer at the scene said.  Despite the presence of several squad cars and officers, there are no suspects at large and the incident is not being treated as a homicide,  said Sgt Gutierrez. […]

Found: Black and white terrier from Elysian Heights

Found: Black and white terrier from Elysian Heights

Submitted by C. Peters He was found on 1/26 in Elysian Heights / Echo Park area.  He had been wandering the Park and the streets around Elysian Heights. He’s at the North Central Shelter, which  is about to get slammed with dogs from South LA which is moving to a new location, and NOC will be […]

Found: Body of cat with silver collar found in Angeleno Heights

Found: Body of cat with silver collar found in Angeleno Heights

Submitted by A. Hill Body of cat found last  tonight in Angeleno Heights near intersection of West Kensington and Laveta Terrace.  Cat had thin silver/white collar with a rhinestone pattern, no tags attached to collar.  Possibly a Himalayan (long haired with pale fawn to black coloring).  Please contact me at aehboston@gmail.com for further information. Lost & Found is […]

A new busway or elevated train line to Pasadena? What East L.A. may get out of closing the 710 Freeway gap

A new busway or elevated train line to Pasadena? What East L.A. may get out of closing the 710 Freeway gap

Cross section of what an elevated rail line would like on Mednick Avenue at the 60 Freeway. Rendering from Caltrans. By C.J. Salgado With memories on hand, I headed over to my alma mater where Metro and Caltrans held one of its All Communities Convening Open House at Cal State L.A. this past Saturday morning […]

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