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Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot
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By Erik Luna How do people in East Los Angeles know Christmas is around the corner? It’s when an enormous, artificial Christmas tree begins to be assembled in the parking lot of the  King Taco at  Ford and Third streets in what has become an East L.A. holiday tradition. The tree, which started to take […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington. | Photo by Martha Benedict Live music and dancing to return to Silver Lake’s Los Globos. Patch Glassell Park pigeon parking. AV News Councilman Huizar seeks $25,000 reward to help find vandals of Boyle Heights veteran’s memorial.  City of L.A. Happening Today Silver Lake Neighborhood Garage Sale Second Saturday Gallery Night […]

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

Photo by Ano Lobb/flickr When Walgreens prepared to open a new Boyle Heights store earlier this year on Cesar Chavez Avenue, the drug store chain approached Michael Ramirez, who owns the nearby Farmacia Ramirez, about buying him out. Ramirez, whose father, Eddie, founded the pharmacy more than 30 years ago, rejected the offer. But his […]

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Libby Letlow (left) with fellow Avenue Q performers and puppets. Photo by Michael Lamont. Libby Letlow has worked as an actress since age 16,  performing on the children’s’  television show Masked Rider and later working in film, theater and other  TV productions.   But when the Lincoln Heights resident takes to the stage in the upcoming […]

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Voters and poll workers at St. Theresa Avila school in Silver Lake Echo Park garage doubles as polling place They came with their dogs, lined up at community centers and cast their votes in garages. Voters across the Eastside today headed to their polling places-if they could find them-to elect a President as well as […]

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

Rambler With Banana Trees, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Vote! Polls close at 8 p.m. Find your polling place at lavote.gov Councilman proposes $50,000 reward in connection with the slaying of a church goer who confronted a tagger outside a Historic Filipinotown church. L.A. Now Highland Park middle school dedicates $30 million multipurpose […]

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Tabafunda's photo and council candidate statement Last month Lila Tabafunda  was sworn in as a new member of the Echo Park neighborhood council after promoting herself as being involved in community service,  fighting child abuse and  supporting business.  But, only a few days earlier, Tabafunda was arrested as she was boarding a Mexico-bound cruise ship […]

Where’s that noise coming from?

Where’s that noise coming from?

Sounds the Hard Haunted Mansion, an outdoor rave being held tonight on four stages across he Cornfields State Park near Chinatown, is being heard  from Echo Park and Angeleno Heights to El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.  Many people are not happy about it, judging by comments on Twitter: We can hear the #cornfield rave party […]

Sponsored Post: Contemporary-style hilltop duplex open Sunday in Glassell Park

Sponsored Post: Contemporary-style hilltop duplex open Sunday in Glassell Park

Attention all Eastsiders: Open house with live music, food, and refreshments, this Sunday, Nov. 4 from  from 12  p.m to 4 p.m. at 2304 Carlyle Place in Glassell Park. Come see one of the most impressive transformations a duplex in Northeast L.A. has ever seen. With hilltop views of Dodger Stadium and Downtown L.A., this […]

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

While many have merged Halloween and Day of Dead into a mega, end-of-October shopping, partying and-drinking extravaganza, Día de los Muertos or  Day of the Day is traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls Day).   Today, Elysian Heights Elementary held a post-pumpkin, Day of the Dead celebration complete […]

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