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Jack White joins the show at Mariachi Plaza

Jack White joins the show at Mariachi Plaza
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You don’t have to be a mariachi to perform at Mariachi Plaza. On Friday afternoon, the stage next to the Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line station in Boyle Heights hosted a brief but hard-charging performance by rock star Jack White, the former lead vocalist of the White Stripes. While the Mexican folk musicians playing Spanish-language […]

Bulletin Board: Troy Evans presents “Montana Tales” to benefit Friends of Southwest Museum

Bulletin Board: Troy Evans presents “Montana Tales” to benefit Friends of Southwest Museum

Submitted by Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition Professional actor and local historic preservation enthusiast Troy Evans strongly supports the work of the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition.  That is why he is donating his time to produce and perform his acclaimed theatrical event “Troy Evans’ Montana Tales & Other Bad Ass Business” on […]

Echo Park street art with a soft touch

Echo Park street art with a soft touch

Felt mural on Echo Park stairway. Photo courtesy Rachel McCollum By Samuel Temblador Late last month, artist Rachel McCollum taped up a street mural made of felt on the wall of an Echo Park public stairway that leads down from Sunset Boulevard to Glendale Boulevard. The mural, a series of felt shapes entitled “Urban Intervention: […]

Echo Park cat owner wants neighbors to watch out for coyotes

Echo Park cat owner wants neighbors to watch out for coyotes

Maceo. Photo courtesy Gabriel Roger Maceo was a seven-year-old black cat that preferred to stay outdoors, said his owner, Gabriel Roger of Echo Park.  But, like many outdoor cats, Maceo, named after  a Jane’s Addition B-side track, was vulnerable to many risks, including coyotes. This morning,  Roger’s landlord discovered Maceo’s remains in their front yard […]

Motorists and Echo Park businesses in a jam after water main break

Motorists and Echo Park businesses in a jam after water main break

Rush hour traffic on Alvarado Street in Echo Park is often tied up. But today’s evening commute is a bigger mess than normal thanks to this morning’s water main break that prompted crews to block traffic lanes as they cut a big hole  in the pavement to make repairs.   The broken section of the 8-inch […]

Lost: Black-haired dog in Echo Park*

Lost: Black-haired dog in Echo Park*

Submitted by A. Sample * Update: Bozworth has been found! A 15-poud, long-haired, black dog went missing on Laveta Terrace around 11 am today. His name is Bozworth. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & ideas. Click […]

Man in injured in Elysian Valley shooting

Man in injured in Elysian Valley shooting

A man was shot in the back early this morning as he get out of a car in the 2300 block of Gail Street in Elysian Valley.   The victim survived the shooting that took place shortly after midnight, said Lt. Mike Menza with the Northeast Division.  Police do not believe the victim is a gang […]

45 mph Zone: Study proposes lowering speed limit to increase safety on the Arroyo Seco Parkway

45 mph Zone: Study proposes lowering speed limit to increase safety on the Arroyo Seco Parkway

Arroyo Seco Parkway/Photo by Martha Benedict The curving Arroyo Seco Parkway – which  opened more than 70 years ago as Los Angeles’ first freeway- was designed when traffic moved much more slowly. The combination of today’s faster,  modern cars and trucks and the highway’s vintage design has lead to countless accidents over the years.   […]

Eastside Property: Hard to find any “Old World Charm” left in this Echo Park house

Eastside Property: Hard to find any “Old World Charm” left in this Echo Park house

Photo from Redfin.com The Redfin listing for this $230,000 home in the southern section of Echo Park plays up its “Old World Charm” and “quaint layout.”  Yes, the Cortez Street home was built in 1898 and the interior photos show photos of what appear to be old wood moldings, woodwork and doors. But decades remodeling/remuddling […]

Storefront Report: Beers and sausages await at new Atwater gastropub

Storefront Report: Beers and sausages await at new Atwater gastropub

Photo courtesy Links n Hops After being mired in city red tape for several months,  Atwater Village businessman Andy Hasroun was finally able to open the doors of Link-n-Hops, a gastropub located next door to his 55 Degree Wine shop. Today, Links-n-Hops  holds a grand opening starting at noon inside a former H&R Block office […]

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