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Found: Sweet dog hiding in Highland Park carport

Found: Sweet dog hiding in Highland Park carport
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Submitted by B. Bedard I found this beautiful boy hiding from the rain in my carport on Sunday, 12/2/12. He is incredibly sweet and affectionate and is always trying to play with my dog. If this is your dog please, contact  bridget@bridgetbedard.com Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Northeast L.A.

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Northeast L.A.

Victorian Blooms, Angeleno Heights | Photo by Wil Aguinaga/Flickr Police ask for help finding a 17-year-old Echo Park area runaway.  Missing Kids Is Boyle Heights still a “food desert” after fourth supermarket opens? Boyle Heights Beat Northeast L.A. Film Festival plans big for the future.  Patch Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Will hitching posts at Sunset & Alvarado make Echo Park more beautiful?

Will hitching posts at Sunset & Alvarado make Echo Park more beautiful?

Sunset & Alvarado – without hitching posts Hitching posts at Sunset and Alvarado.  Click here for more details. Rendering from Bureau of Street Services The city has $1 million in federal money to spend on beautifying Sunset Boulevard through Echo Park.  Last week, residents got a peek at some of the initial plans and ideas […]

Echo Park’s sidewalk sofas get a show of their own

Echo Park’s sidewalk sofas get a show of their own

Photo by Angela Wood Walk in any direction in Echo Park and you are likely to soon come upon a couch. All kinds of couches, tossed out on the curb and sidewalk. Puffy vinyl corner groups. Sofa sleepers. Love seats scrawled with graffiti. And the occasional orphaned ottoman. Along with taco trucks and hipsters, the […]

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

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, […]