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Silver Lake coyote takes a snooze

Silver Lake coyote takes a snooze
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Who can resist a cushy outdoor seat on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Not this coyote who wandered into the Silver Lake  backyard of Alexa Brinkschulte and settled in for a snooze. “It didn’t seem shy and stayed around for about 30 minutes and proceeded to actually take a nap,” said Brinkschulte, who lives near Waverly Terrace […]

News & Notes From East L.A., Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

News & Notes From East L.A., Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Dark  Sky Over York, Highland Park | Photo by Eric Gibson Overspending and unexpected expenses prompts mayor to propose cutting more than 200 city jobs. L.A. Now Sheriff investigating discovery of  elderly women’s body in East L.A. CBS2 Mt. Washington Map House up for sale for $450,000. Curbed L.A. LAPD  honors officer six years after […]

Not everyone is a fan of fall color around the Silver Lake Reservoir

Not everyone is a fan of fall color around the Silver Lake Reservoir

Photos by Sandy Driscoll Sandy Driscoll was taking photo of a tree on the west side of the Silver Lake Reservoir that was bursting with color when a woman in her car pulled up and issued a warning: “Don’t even think about planting one of those … they’re so messy.”  I commented on how beautiful […]

Found: Hungry cat found in Echo Park

Found: Hungry cat found in Echo Park

Submitted by Y. Seabourne Last night my husband found a confused male cat wandering on Marathon near Waterloo. There are plenty of cats wandering around on their own here but this one seemed out of place and intimidated by its surroundings. He was also really hungry. We’d love to get him back to his real […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Mt. Washington

L.A. River Near North Atwater Creek, Atwater Village | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr Kansas City firm selected to design $401 million replacement for Sixth Street bridge between Boyle Heights and downtown. L.A. Now The million-map home of Mt. Washington. L.A. Times City Council declares Friday “Wilson Day” to celebrate the 75th anniversary of El Sereno’s […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Highland Park

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Highland Park

Three Wheelin’, Elysian Park | Photo by Jae Bueno/Flickr City says yes to Slurpees but no to alcohol for new Echo Park 7-Eleven. Echo Park Now The turnaround of a Highland Park middle school. EGP News Before Obama: The early years of Occidental College  Patch Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & […]

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Photo from Redfin.com In a neighborhood where many homes are cantilevered from steep hillside, this 1926-Spanish Colonial home sits on one of the rare flat lots at the top of Montecito Heights.  Sitting on the perimeter of the aptly named Montecito Circle,  the tw0-story, three-bedroom home with a blue front door  is part of an […]

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

Photos by Martin Cox Echo Park Lake has a split personality these days, with water slowing being poured into the northern portion of the lake (photo above) while the southern portion (photo below) remains high and dry as work continues on a lake clean up. Water began to be released back into the portions of […]

Meet me at Taix Square

Meet me at Taix Square

The City Council today approved a motion to honor Taix French Restaurant by naming the intersection in front of the Echo Park restaurant “Taix Square.”  The ceremonial signs will be installed at Sunset Boulevard and Park Avenue as the family-owned Taix restaurant celebrates its 85th anniversary, 50 of them in Echo Park (the original restaurant […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

Plumeria In Bloom, Cypress Park/Photo by Sandy Driscoll Eagle Rock election goes to pot over marijuana dispensaries. L.A. Times Councilman Reyes wants city to make money off digital billboards but residents raise concerns. Daily News & L.A. Times Highland Park screenwriter hits it big with horror film. Patch The new face of the Boyle Heights […]