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Fear of Trump and deportation in Boyle Heights; saying goodbye to El Arco Iris; Cesar Chavez Day closures

Fear of Trump and deportation in Boyle Heights; saying goodbye to El Arco Iris; Cesar Chavez Day closures

Eastside Scene: Shady spot on the Silver Lake Reservoir path | Dan Gershon The L.A. Times looks at the fear and anxiety that Donald Trump’s presidency and immigration crackdown have generated among the immigrants of Boyle Heights. The upcoming closure of El Arco Iris finds the Highland Park restaurant busy with customers savoring their final […]

Echo Park retail and residential project in the works after Sunset storefronts sell for $9.5 million

Echo Park retail and residential project in the works after Sunset storefronts sell for $9.5 million

ECHO PARK — A 200-foot-long stretch of Sunset Boulevard storefronts — including A Grocery Warehouse, a longtime Asian market — will be transformed into a mixed-use retail and residential development after the property sold for $9.5 million. Champion Real Estate Company said it will renovate and reuse the “dilapidated” buildings to create loft-style residences and a […]

You’re never too young to learn yoga in East L.A.

You’re never too young to learn yoga in East L.A.

Two year old Anaya Villarreal does a downward facing dog pose | Aurelio Jose Barrera By AURELIO JOSE BARRERA EAST LOS ANGELES — For much of the week, when one walks into People’s Yoga in East Los Angeles, quiet,  peaceful, instrumental music plays while adults carefully align their poses. Sunday mornings, however, are quite different. Children […]

Boyle Heights tenants protest rent increase; tuition going up for Cal State students; cop blames brain tumor on chemical exposure at former Northeast police station

Boyle Heights tenants protest rent increase; tuition going up for Cal State students; cop blames brain tumor on chemical exposure at former Northeast police station

Eastside Scene: Highland Theatre sign, Highland Park | James Fischer Tenants of a Boyle Heights apartment building staged a protest after they were hit with rent increases as high as 90%.  The apartment building in the 1800 block of 2nd Street was built after 1978 and is not subject to city rent control laws that […]

Market Watch: What are houses selling for in Eagle Rock?

Market Watch: What are houses selling for in Eagle Rock?

During the last three months, the average sales price of all single-family homes sold in Eagle Rock (90041 Zip Code) was $865,006, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,739-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 43.7 days on the market before it was sold. Want more […]

Price reductions on East L.A. duplex; Lincoln Heights bungalow & garage apartment; Silver Lake hillside bungalow court

Price reductions on East L.A. duplex; Lincoln Heights bungalow & garage apartment; Silver Lake hillside bungalow court

Prices on nearly 40 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 $87,000 for a duplex with a total of four bedrooms. $471,000. Lincoln Heights: $35,000 cut for a 4-bedroom home plus an apartment over the garage. […]

Good Works: Echo Park church seeks volunteers to provide free laundry for those in need

Good Works: Echo Park church seeks volunteers to provide free laundry for those in need

Submitted by St Athanasius Episcopal Church ECHO PARK — St. Athanasius Episcopal Church is seeking volunteers to support Laundry Love, a program that allows the homeless  and others in need to wash their clothes for free.  Laundry Love is held every third Tuesday of every month at Aroma Laundromat in the 1400 block of Alvarado Street.  Help […]

Eastside Review: Vegan German beer garden for Highland Park?; Congress election heats up before City Council race finishes

Eastside Review: Vegan German beer garden for Highland Park?; Congress election heats up before City Council race finishes

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Singer Katy Perry may finally be able to buy that Los Feliz convent under a new ruling handed down from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. LAist A German beer garden with vegan cuisine is […]

Councilman Cedillo regrets “hipster” agenda campaign remarks; prepare for L.A. Marathon street closures

Councilman Cedillo regrets “hipster” agenda campaign remarks; prepare for L.A. Marathon street closures

Eastside Scene: Bike shadow, East Los Angeles | Aurelio Jose Barrera After preliminary results showed that First District Councilman Gil Cedillo had avoided a runoff, the incumbent councilman said that voters had rejected the “trendy, hippy, hipster proposal and agenda” of challenger Joe-Bray Ali. Now, Cedillo is taking back those words after the updated election […]

Bulletin Board: Volunteer for Laundry Love 3/21, 5:30-8 pm

Bulletin Board: Volunteer for Laundry Love 3/21, 5:30-8 pm

Submitted by St Athanasius Episcopal Church, Echo Park We do laundry for free the third Tuesday of every month at Aroma Laundromat on Scott and Alvarado in Echo Park. Come volunteer on March 21 from 5:30-8 pm. Help choose and start machines, put in soap– easy! Text/ call 818-626-0952 or email sdavid@ladiocese.org to volunteer. Thank […]