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The Leaning Light of Elysian Park

The Leaning Light of Elysian Park
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Photo by Robin Blackman This light pole on Stadium Way near Academy Road in Elysian Park was leaning precariously tonight but still burning bright.  Best to keep your distance until it’s replaced or repaired. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Lost in Echo Park: My dog Dokey

Lost in Echo Park: My dog Dokey

My dog Dokey got out of our backyard in Echo Park on Lake Shore Ave. on Wednesday night or early Christmas morning. He is brown and has a white chest and paws. He has a red collar and doesn’t respond well to strangers. We hope he is safe and want him to come home soon! […]

Happy Holidays From The Eastsider!

Happy Holidays From The Eastsider!

Tumbleweed Snowman, Elysian Park Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Eastsider readers and their friends and family. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?

How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?

Eagle Rock bungalow sold for $106,000 over asking | Photo courtesy Redfin Three days. That’s how long this 1916 Eagle Rock bungalow on Vincent Avenue sat on the market  before it went into escrow in June  for $805,000 – $106,000 over the asking price, according to Redfin.  The quick sale, final sales price and other […]

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

The Japanese churches of Boyle Heights struggle to survive and attract parishioners in a predominately Latino neighborhood. L.A. Times Take a stroll around East L.A.’s biggest park and only lake. L.A. Times The perils of being a Silver Lake chicken include hungry hawks. Corralitas Red Car The Eastsider thanks Pat Griffith of Mount Washington for […]

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. SALGADO EAST LOS ANGELES –Some kids painted a perimeter fence. Others just painted vegetables and fruits on paper for fun or thrashed about wildly on mounds of mulch. But serious work also went on as parents, kids, and others built over two dozen raised gardening beds in East L.A.’s […]

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

By NATHAN SOLIS There exists in musician Mia Doi Todd’s voice a controlled element; a dam holding back an immeasurable presence. Elements that make up Todd’s arsenal include her long, drawn out syllables, both breathy and urgent. She is the accompaniment to the end of the day, a lingering sunset that spreads its warmth just […]

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings; Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings;  Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram A  Superior Court judge sentenced Andre Uphshaw to two consecutive life sentences for a pair of gang-related killings in Echo Park and Glassell Park in March 2009. MyNewsLA/City News Service The Building & Safety Department takes about three months on average to respond to complaints about  illegal construction, code enforcement […]

Reap the benefits of The Eastsider during your holiday shopping

Reap the benefits of The Eastsider during your holiday shopping

  Don’t forget to take advantage of your Eastsider Reader Benefits Card when you go holiday shopping this weekend. The growing list of participating businesses honoring the card now includes Beat Bop Boom, a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and memorabilia. Reader Benefits Cards are available with […]

Sales Report: A million-dollar year for Eagle Rock; Echo Park stairway home sells for $530k & more

Sales Report: A million-dollar year for Eagle Rock; Echo Park stairway home sells for $530k & more

Hill Drive home sold for $1.577 million Eagle Rock 1674 Hill Drive Priced at $1.799 million Sold at $1.757 million Hill Drive continued to reign as one of Eagle Rock’s priciest streets, with this six-bedroom, three-bath Spanish Colonial with a pool selling for $1.757 million. The December sale capped a year when nine Eagle Rock […]