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Fire breaks out in Elysian Park [updated]

Fire breaks out in Elysian Park [updated]
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A brush fire burned more than six acres in the heart of Elysian Park this afternoon before it was knocked down by firefighters. The L.A. Fire Department deployed water dropping helicopters and about 100 firefighters to put out the blaze, which broke out at about noon below Angel’s Point  near Stadium Way and Academy Road. It […]

Highland Park author awarded $625,000″genius” grant; Councilman Ryu sets course for driverless vehicles; 710 Freeway closures

Highland Park author awarded $625,000″genius” grant; Councilman Ryu sets course for driverless vehicles; 710 Freeway closures

Atwater Village | Viva La Maquina Josh Kun, a communications professor and author of Highland Park is one of this year’s winners of a $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grant.  L.A. Times 4th District Councilman David Ryu wants the city to be ready to support self-driving vehicles by 2035.  Council District 4 Drivers and driver-less vehicles will […]

“We want you to get out of our neighborhood” — Anti-gentrification demonstrators take to the streets during Boyle Heights art openings

“We want you to get out of our neighborhood” — Anti-gentrification demonstrators take to the streets during Boyle Heights art openings

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  Art lovers and patrons descended on Anderson Street and Mission Road last Saturday for exhibition openings at several new galleries that have popped up in the industrial lowlands of Boyle Heights.  But as the art crowd gathered inside brightly illuminated galleries,  protesters marched outside on darkened streets, banging on gallery windows and […]

Price cuts for East L.A. 2-bedroom; Monterey Hills condo; Silver Lake Traditional

Price cuts for East L.A. 2-bedroom; Monterey Hills condo; Silver Lake Traditional

Prices on more than three dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: East L.A.: Price drops $15,000 for a 2-bedroom on a corner lot. Seller will also give buyer a $2,000 allowance for flooring, paint or other small upgrades. […]

Those would be raindrops, in case you forgot

Those would be raindrops, in case you forgot

Photo by Martin Cox ECHO PARK — It was not exactly a downpour but any rainfall – or a few drops, in this case –  is welcome in a time of drought. Martin Cox snapped a photo during a light shower this afternoon at Echo Park Lake. Enjoy it while you can. More Echo Park stories Got […]

Scenes and Sightings from Atwater Village

Scenes and Sightings from Atwater Village

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Atwater Village. #orangewednesday #poppy #flowerpower #sunset #losangeles A photo posted by Jason Bethel (@bethelmania) on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT Posted on Glendale Ave and Eldenhurst Ave. #SaenzSigns #tomhanks #sully #captainphillips #bridgeofspies #disney #waltdisney #movies #oldman A photo posted by #saenzsigns (@saenzsigns) on Sep 16, 2016 at […]

Surprising signs and sights at the Silver Lake Reservoir

Surprising signs and sights at the Silver Lake Reservoir

Photo by Dane Taylor SILVER LAKE — Some new  historical markers and a big pool of water in an otherwise dry reservoir bed are attracting attention at the Silver Lake Reservoir. Dane Taylor (who took the photo above) and other residents have noticed that a big wet spot has been growing in the reservoir, which […]

Eastside Weekend: Free solo cello in Echo Park; ‘Tell Your True Tale’ in East L.A.; live Dub Reggae in Frogtown

Eastside Weekend: Free solo cello in Echo Park; ‘Tell Your True Tale’ in East L.A.; live Dub Reggae in Frogtown

Solo cellist Maksim Velichkin performs for free in Echo Park for the Edendale Up Close concert series. The East L.A. public library hosts the 7th volume in Tell Your True Tale: East Los Angeles, the writing workshop by author and former L.A. Times reporter Sam Quinones. In Frogtown, Friends of the Los Angeles River’s riverfront […]

For Sale: Exceptional Hilltop Mid-Century Modern

For Sale: Exceptional Hilltop Mid-Century Modern

Sponsored Post 4651 Castle Crest Dr | $769,000 | Property Website Welcome home to this fabulous, turn-key, entertainer’s hilltop dream! This exceptional mid-century modern on a 9,258 SF lot (as per SBA) exudes serenity with stunning panoramic views of the city lights and mountains from every room, including the iconic Eagle Rock landmark! This 2+2 […]

Echo Park assault suspect pleads not guilty; 61-year-old woman goes missing in Boyle Heights

Echo Park assault suspect pleads not guilty; 61-year-old woman goes missing in Boyle Heights

Elysian Park | Scott Fajack Russell Harrison, who police claim is responsible for a series of assaults and burglaries aimed at female apartment dwellers in East Hollywood, Echo Park and elsewhere, plead not guilty to seven felony counts. The 34-year-old suspect could face a life sentence if convicted of the charges. NBC L.A. Police are […]